Wednesday, January 16, 2008

"Baby, was Cold Outside"

This is your late afternoon weather update from the Mook perspective. Today was a brisk, bitter cold day with the wind blowing at high speed and a nasty front coming from the southwest. Things were no warmer inside at the RE's office. The aforementioned totcicles, (see previous posts), were beginning their de-eskimoing...

Of the three arctic wanderers, two survived the journey and posed for a quick snapshot (meet Chilly and Willy), then onward to a warm yet quick spa treatment. JJ and I headed back to greet the little fellas in the torture -table room..."where the magic happens." I have to say that I am certainly glad I never went to med school to become a doctor. I would still be trying to pass the class on reading an ultrasound. I couldn't tell one grey/black blob from another; and it definitely didn't help me to figure it out when they keep moving it around; "Does this angle look better?" Ummmm, no, its the same. But whatever, as long as they knew what was going on and my JJ was comfy, I was good too.

So once the docs identified whatever it was they were attempting to point out to me, they proceeded with the slip and slide action. I have to admit, this whole process still blows my mind. I mean, I know that years and years of study in human anatomy come into play but its really like this group of random doctors just had some bendy straws and spare time and said, "What the hell! Let's try this."

Everything went extremely well with the procedure. JJ was a trooper despite her full bladder, which if there are any guys that might be reading this, there is no fury in the world like a woman who has to pee. Life lesson learned...don't try to distract her, it only makes it worse.

After the "mass relief," we headed home to plop JJ down on the couch for some rest and relaxation. I'll toot my own horn and confess to making every attempt at keeping her happy and comfortable for the day. Hopefully, I made that a reality.

Now its the waiting game once again. You'd think we would be getting good at this game...but we suck. I do want to thank everyone on the blogosphere for all of the kind words and thoughts as we journey through this craziness. It is really inspiring to read words of encouragement and know that other people can empathize with this up hill battle to save the human race. ;)

70 comments:

  1. Thanks for the Update Mook! Here's to Chilly and Willy!!

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  2. Woohoo, time for the wait! Well, not so much, more like, ack, the dreaded wait!

    Either way, we're right here with you. Hoping and thinking good thoughts.

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  3. Glad to hear everything went smoothly! All the best to you and JJ. Here's to a super quick wait with a happy ending!

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  4. Best of luck to you guys! I'll be thinking of you and praying for you!

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  5. Wishing you both multiplicity.

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  6. Thanks for the update, glad to hear Chilly and Willy are back where they belong. Please give JJ a giant hug from me and tell her I'll be praying each and every day.

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  7. Go Chilly and Willy!

    Best of luck JJ and Mook!!

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  8. Hello! Good luck to you and I said a prayer for you already! You are officially PUPO now (prego until proven otherwise). Stay that way! You hear me??? Anyhow...just thought I'd pass along something my accupuncturist told me. You should keep your feet warm in the 2 week wait. Something to do with the chi for your uterus links to your feet and cold feet equates to cold ute and that would be BAD. Hmm...sounds crazy I know...but hey being infertile as I am, I'll do the crazy stuff cuz just MAYBE it'll work! Anyhow, keep those tootsies warm!

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  9. I'll be thinking of you and chilly and willy.

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  10. Thinking of all FOUR of you... hoping with all my fingers crossed that Chilly and Willy stick around for a while.

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  11. Thanks for the update. You should toot your own horn, sounds like you are a great husband, taking care of JJ.

    Best of luck to you both! Hope the 2ww flies by to a super happy ending!

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  12. Good luck to Chilly and Willy! Hopefully they're nice and comfy and out of their winter weather, even while we're getting some here. It's a good excuse for you to stay home and relax!

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  13. Thanks Mook! We'll be pulling for you over here!

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  14. Best description of an FET ever! I can't stop giggling about the image of doctors sitting around with straws.

    Chilly & Willy, I hope you enjoy the warm comfort of JJ's womb and stick around for a while!

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  15. I am keeping my fingers crossed for Chilly and Willy. You are right it is amazing how some of these doctors have come up with some of these techniques. Good job for taking care of JJ afterwards. Hang in there.

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  16. Thanks for the update Mook. Keep waiting on our JJ hand and (warm) foot!

    Thinking good thoughts for Chilly and Willy, hoping they're getting comfy and warm

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  17. Go Chilly and Willy!!! Get cozy!

    Way to go, Moosk, on keeping JJ comfy.

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  18. Hoping great things for chilly and willy! Take care of yourselves

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  19. JJ and Mook! Congratulations!! I am so glad to hear the good thawing news! I must admit that after my frozen experiences, I am always worried when I know someone is doing an FET, but they made it! I can't wait for updates!!

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  20. Good to hear from you, Mook! I too would have failed miserably in the ultrasound course!

    Passing along lots of good thoughts!

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  21. Thanks for the update, Mook! Sending you and JJ my best thoughts during the dreaded wait. May it go by very quickly and end with a positive!

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  22. Thanks for the update...it was wonderful to read. I am thinking really really sticky vibes for one or both of those little ones!!!

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  23. thank you mook for the update. I'm pulling for chilly & willy to stick for a 9 mth stay. :) I'll keep JJ in my prayers.

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  24. helllooooo chilly and willy! snuggle on in and get warm!
    wishing all of you the very best!

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  25. I'll be thinking about you everyday and hoping for happy news!!

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  26. Wishing you serenity and togetherness (all 4 of you!) during the 2WW. Will be thinking of you!

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  27. Hope you guys get the much warranted prize at the end of the dreaded wait. Good Luck!

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  28. WOW - Sounds like things went just great!!! So happy for you both...relax yourself today and let those embies find their new home for the next 9 months!

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  29. Thanks for the update!! Best of luck! I'm sending lots of sticky vibes!!

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  30. Good luck with the two week wait. May it fly by and end with happy news!

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  31. Thanks for the update, Mook! Congrats on the transfer!

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  32. Come on, Chilly and Willy! Good luck, think sticky embie thoughts, and know that I'm thinkin of you guys!

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  33. Wishing you both lots of luck with this transfer.

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  34. Good luck to all 4 of you!!!!

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  35. Around my iVillage board, we would call you "Pregnant Until Proven Otherwise".

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  36. Cheers to Chilly and Willy!! Here's to a quick 2ww!!! Good luck to you and Mook!!

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  37. Hope your 2 little Penquins are enjoying the new weather!

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  38. Glad all went well for you both.

    Hope Chilly and Willy are warming up nicely in JJ's safe care.

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  39. I'm so pleased everything went so well. Here's hoping the frosties are well and truly cosy by now.

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  40. Thinking good thoughts for you, as always! XXX

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  41. Can't wait to hear the update on that BFP! :]

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  42. Fingers crossed for you both!!!

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  43. What a great update!!! Sending good thoughts your way.

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  44. Fingers crossed in a MAJOR way!!!

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  45. Come on Chilly and Willy--do your thang!!

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  46. I hope Chilly and Willy like they're new warm and cozy home!!!

    Oh, and I passed the life lesson on to Mr. W.

    Sending you all good thoughts!!!!!

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  47. Oh goodie! A two week wait! (wink, wink, wink) I'm so excited for you though...I hope this one does the trick!!!!!

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  48. Go Chilly & Willy!!! Hoping for the best!

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  49. Ah! So behind on my blog reading, but oh so happy to hear that Chilly and Willy are warming in the womb. Wishing you all the very, very best!!

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  50. Good luck with the dreaded tww.

    xx

    J

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  51. I'm glad everything went well, JJ. Wishing you the best for you, Mook, Chilly and Willy--i.e., a quick wait with very good news at the end!

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  52. Loved the comment about the bendy straws! Go Chilly & Willy!!

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  53. Hoping and praying with all that I've got for you JJ. HUGS!

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  54. I'm sending many good thoughts during the wait.

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  55. Okay... so it's been a few days and I'm sitting her waiting for an update. I do hope that the pampering has continued and that it continues to do so for many months to come.

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  56. Come on Chilly and Willy! You can do it!

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  57. Man, I missed a lot!!! I just caught up and am so excited!! I'm always praying for my TTC friends but I'm sending extras for you guys and little Chilly & Willy. That's great that you had 2 make it through...good sign!!
    Rest up and I hope to see some great news soon :)

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  58. Nice work Mook! Take good care of JJ, and send her my love.

    And hope.

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  59. Hope all is going well. I'm a little late commenting, but I knew it was happening. Tons of good luck coming your way.

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  60. Thanks for the Update Mook. Go Chilly and Willy! I assure that it will be nice and warm inside. I'll be thinking and praying for you 4.

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  61. GL, GL, GL :) I hope willy and chilly stick in there for loooong 9 months ;) Holding my breath with you!

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  62. I've tagged you...I hope everything is going a-okay!!

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  63. Great job Mook...wishing you and JJ very good luck as well as a speedy two weeks. Blessings.

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  64. Best of luck and best wishes that darn wait flies by rapidly!!

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  65. Holding out some serious hope for you!

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  66. Got everything crossed that's it's the start of the best year of your life xx

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  67. Here through Blogger Bingo.
    Loved your originality!

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