Our last night here was AMAZING! We started at a nice steakhouse and finished up by going to The Wizard of Oz production at a local Theatre. It may have been one of the best shows I have ever seen. The music, singing, acting, and set was all top notch. My IP's are going to watch Wicked in October, so it was extra fun for them to see The Wizard of Oz before going to see Wicked. I love that we all have the same interests and get a long so well. Plus, as an extra, I found my birthing socks at the play. I thought it would only be fitting to wear some ruby red slippers while giving birth to this amazing couple's baby!
My body doesn't feel much different. I'm a little crampy but it's not too bad at all, my breasts are a tiny bit tender, and my sense of smell is definitely heightened, ok maybe I do feel different. IP-A sent me a cool list of things that should be happening in the next several days with the embryos. My pregnancy test is scheduled for July 22nd at 9:30.
|Days Past |
|One||The embryo continues to grow and develop, turning from a 6-8 cell embryo into a morula|
|Two||The cells of the morula continue to divide, developing into a blastocyst|
|Three||The blastocyst begins to hatch out of its shell|
|Four||The blastocyst continues to hatch out of its shell and begins to attach itself to the uterus|
|Five||The blastocyst attaches deeper into the uterine lining, beginning implantation|
|Seven||Implantation is complete, cells that will eventually become the placenta and fetus have begun to develop|
|Eight||Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) starts to enter the blood stream|
|Nine||Fetal development continues and hCG continues to be secreted|
|Ten||Fetal development continues and hCG continues to be secreted|
|Eleven||Levels of hCG are now high enough to detect a pregnancy|
We're finally heading home today! I'm so excited to get my arms around my little Babes. I miss them terribly, and I'm sooooooooo thankful for the people who have helped us out! It makes it a nice way to be a part of this whole experience. I couldn't have done it without your help! I got a phone call from Lydia on Tuesday and she said she had been crying the night before because she missed me. That's so sweet and sad all at the same time. The kids are really excited to know that the embryos are finally in Mommy's tummy. We have been waiting and preparing for this for a long time. It's been almost a full year of constant ups and downs. Hopefully it's all up hill from here. Homeward bound :)