So here is the low down. I went in a met the acupuncturist for me pre-transfer treatment and as I was taking off the fertility socks
I remembered that I hadn't filled my bladder. Crap. Luckily I was there early for the acupuncture so I was able to down a couple of glasses of water before acu and then one after. This treatment was different than normal. No needles in the belly and a few in the ears. Those ones kind of hurt for a sec. But I felt peaceful and my pulse was perfect after. Then I was brought back to the transfer room and the tech attempted to find my uterus behind my quasi-full bladder. Of course I had to drink some more. But at least it wasn't too uncomfortable. I waited around in the room drinking water and reading magazines. I also whipped out my iphone and snapped this picture which makes my legs look wicked fat but, this is the view from the transfer chair.
By the time K showed up I really started to feel the fullness of my bladder. K had to drive in on his own since I didn't want him to have to wait for my acu treatments since he is really busy at work. My RE was late due to a surgery and I got more and more uncomfortable as the clock ticked. I gave up and had to pee some of it away. The nurse told me to count to seven slowly and then stop. Agony!
I know you don't want to read about my urine but I had to share since this was the hardest part of the day.
Of course my RE showed up just as I was leaving the bathroom. Luckily there was still enough water in there to work with. My RE got a clear shot of my cervix and uterus, inserted an empty practice catheter and we were good to go. The lab worker came in and asked me my name and then how many embryos we were transferring and then went to the incubator to get them. It was so cool seeing the real catheter go in and get in place to deliver Sticky and Attachy to their home. K held my hand and we watched the little starry image show up on the screen. The lab worker went to check the catheter to make sure both blasts made it out and we were so glad she did that because one was stuck in the catheter. So we reinserted it and this time you could clearly see the little star fly into my uterus. I wish I could have videotaped it. My RE was so sweet. She held my hand and wished me luck and went over all the post transfer/beta stuff with me. Anyway, I then stayed put for 5 mins, and then K kissed me goodbye and left for a meeting. And after peeing for about 5 minutes straight my acupuncturist came in for treatment #2. I felt so peaceful and happy then. I feel the same way now.