We woke up early on Friday and got our Transfer Tattoos on.
|I found these at a cute little store named Hello Friend. It's an adorable shop |
and when I saw these... I knew I had to buy them!
|OF COURSE we had to stop and take a selfie!|
|And here is our little baby. A little bitty Baby Blastocyst already loved.|
I have to say... our doctor was absolutely HILARIOUS on this particular day. He was in such a great mood, seemed excited, and was even telling jokes about some of the tools... "And this was made by a man...." We were all cracking up in there. He was just being so great the entire time and the mood in the room was great. The doctor was pointing things out on the screen, which he hadn't really done before, and we all felt like we were really understanding the whole process even better. And our nurse described this moment on the screen like a shooting star.... Just watch.
closet with the window? ...We'd come full circle.
One thing I forgot to mention about the ride to the clinic... right after I had posted a picture of my awesome fake tattoo, a really awesome friend of mine posted this on social media. She sent this prayer out into the world for us and suddenly all the prayers multiplied. When we got home later that day, it was so uplifting to see the words of encouragement her friends had for us, total strangers. But their hearts were genuine and their prayers were definitely felt.
Thank you so, so much.
Thank you so, so much.
Our transfer day ended with this arriving in the mail... a baby catalog from Target with a gift card on the back in case we want to register.... OH! And not ONLY this. The next day a package came in the mail. It was meant for the people who used to live here.... It was baby formula. No joke.
And the very next day I sent Tina a clip from "Friends"... actually, several clips. But the one I had stuck in my head, for about a week, was of Phoebe's transfer day. She's laying upside-down on the couch with her guitar and singing a song (which I told Tina to feel free to sing outloud to her belly).
|...Did you catch what the doctor said, right after he transferred? I hadn't until just now.|
"Are you in there Little Fetus
In nine months will you come greet us?
...I will... buy you some Adidas!"
"At some point, fairly early on, someone asked me how we were feeling.... Well, with our emotions and expectations all over the place, I can only describe this time as both scary and exciting... basically, like being on a roller coaster."
---excerpt from a letter to our baby
Happy Birthday Tina!
Thank you for riding this roller coaster with us!