Saturday, May 17, 2014

Embryo Inventory

After four days and three phone calls, I finally got a hold of OHSU's embryology department. They still have our embryos, and they are ready to hand them off to ORM for a $100 release fee. We're shooting for the embie road trip on the 27th - yep, we're going to pick them up at OHSU, drive across town, and drop them off at ORM. It's going to be fun and also weird. If we end up with babies from this FET I'll be able to tell them that I held them before they were even implanted, and they had their first road trip before I was pregnant with them.

We're almost packed and ready to hit the road for Chicago! How exciting. I stepped on the scale this morning and thought "crap, time to look a little more closely at what I'm eating" but shoved that thought aside immediately because deep dish pizza. If you've been to Chicago, leave me a quick comment and let me know where we should go while we're there! We're visiting Lou Malnati's for sure, and maybe Portillo's (I think that's what it's called), and yesterday I got tickets to the architecture cruise, which I'm excited about. We're also going to be visiting a couple of universities because we like to see what their rec departments look like (the rec departments are members of the association we work for). Even with all that we don't have a super jam-packed schedule so hopefully we can spend several hours just wandering around and seeing things. And the weather is going to be perfect too.

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  1. The architecture cruise was great. When we went, we spent a lot of time walking and sightseeing through the big shopping streets (pretending we were rich) and the park with the "bean" which is actually pretty cool.

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    1. We loved the cruise! It was a perfect day for it too. Did you go to the bean at night? It wasn't quite as cool but there were way fewer crowds!

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  2. I'm so glad they had your embryos! I hope you have a great time on your trip and enjoy having the "kids" along with you!

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  3. I love that you're able to look at things in terms of your first road trip with the embryos and holding them before they make it into your body. I hope you have an enjoyable trip!
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    1. I figure we had better get them hooked on road trips quickly, because it's something we both love so much. :)

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  4. Hi from ICLW. Wishing you the best with your transfer.

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  5. That's a super fun thought, that you get to have a road trip with your embryos. That will be a cool story to tell!

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    1. I think so too! We will be taking photos as we go (not that it will take longer than half an hour to move them) so we can have them for happy memories if the embryos are sticky. :)

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  6. Hi from ICLW! Yum, now I want some deep dish pizza! Enjoy it :) That is so cool that you may be able to tell your children about your pre-pregnancy road trip. Good luck with your FET!

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    1. Thank you! Yeah, I had deep dish twice this week and I think I'm still full. So good.

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  7. Swinging by from ICLW! I've only had 'knock-off' deep dish pizza and you're making me want the real thing. Hope this FET goes well for you!! :)

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  8. Good luck! Hope your embies have a safe road trip :)

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  9. Hope your trip was/is good!!!!

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  10. What a great story for those future babies! I hope all goes well!

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  11. I pray your FET is a success. Not many parents can say they held there baby before they were implanted! We can find joy in all things can't we! I will keep you in my prayers and hope to see updates soon!

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