Today was the big day! Here's a little video I took of the kids this morning before we all left:
Big thanks to the Popes for taking care of them today! They had the best 4 girls watching them, making marshmallow shooters, swimming in the pool... So thankful to all our friends & family for your support and love and prayers! We have all been so absolutely blessed by your texts, Facebook messages, likes, comments, etc. Amazing!
Anyway, today went very well. The whole procedure was relatively simple and incredible to be part of.
When I got there, they had me go ahead and take my valium and put on my hospital gown, then Natalie scrubbed up to go back with me. Meanwhile, Adam & Eli got to hang out in the waiting room together, and apparently even had time to slip out to QuikTrip for energy drinks! ;-)
In the operating room, they had an ultrasound screen on so we could watch the catheter work it's way to my uterus. The worst part of this was that my bladder was so full and the nurse had to press so much on it to see where they were going. Whew! Anyway, after a few minutes, Dr. Milory had the catheter where she wanted it and pointed out where my uterus was on the screen to Natalie and me and commented that the lining looked nice and inviting (yay!). Then the embryo specialist came in, and put in "Natalie Johnson's twins" as he called them! He then walked out to confirm that the tube was empty, gave us the clear, and we were done! I had to remain lying down for a few more minutes and then they wheeled me out in a wheelchair. Eli drove the car around to pick me up, and then we all got to go to lunch.
For the next 2 days, I'm to be on modified bed rest - no aerobic exercise or lifting over 10 lbs as they put it - but can sit (blog, facebook, haha) and walk a little.