Friday, February 20, 2009

Pay it Forward Fridays — Feeling the LOVE!!

Weepy, hormonal chick says, I LOVE YOU GUYS!

The love in this community makes things happen. Our community got Cali pregnant! If not for this community, I would not have connected with Angrycanrn, and would not be sitting here in a hotel lounge, sipping a virgin mary, with 3 beautiful embryos on board.

I want to share with you about some of the love I've been blessed with.

Cassandra at Baby Smiling In Back Seat left me a comment that I should email her, because she might be able to hook me up with something while here. She has a dear friend who is a massage therapist here, and she wanted to treat me to a massage. HE CAME TO MY HOTEL ROOM! Heaven. Sheer heaven! Of course, any good friend of Cassandra's would be a terrific person. A caring, dear man, and a seriously awesome massage therapist. I don't think I've EVER had a better massage. He finessed the tendonitis in my shoulder so carefully, that it feels better than it has in ages. I anticipated having trouble sleeping because of nervousness about this morning's transfer, but I had no problem drifting off to sleep. I can't thank her enough for her generosity and kindness. I'm so hoping her current cycle works. Someone this caring will be a terrific mom.

Then, as if Angrycanrn hasn't already been generous enough, this afternoon a package was delivered to my hotel room. Apparently, she wanted to make absolutely sure I had all the chocolate I wanted right at my fingertips.


Yeah, it's HUGE. Have I mentioned that she ROCKS? Okay, maybe once or twice. ;-)

BTW, I could totally feel her loving energy with me this morning as I awaited the results of the thaw. Since I had quite a wait at the clinic, I got friendly with the nurses. I was talking to one grandmotherly nurse, showing her pictures of J and E (they're on my iTouch), telling her our story, and I told her the story of Angrycanrn's dream. She rubbed her arms and told me she got chills. The RE and I talked about this miraculous connection in the transfer room. Hon, you were there in spirit! The embies were labelled with both of our names, which was just perfect.

Of course, I was wearing the beautiful bracelet Angrycanrn made me. Wore BOTH pairs of lucky socks, and had the Obama beads in my purse (didn't bring them in to the transfer room, you never know where Mardi Gras beads have been :-0).

The RE, the nurses, the RE's secretary were all so terrific and caring. They told me that as much as they enjoyed meeting me, they hope I don't need to come back. Me, too!

12 comments:

angrycanrn said...

You aren't coming back, except to show them your baby and to visit us a little further west.

This just all felt so right. I think everyone's reactions to our story affirms that.

I am sorry you had to wait but glad that everything went well. Enjoy the chocolate and wrap yourself in that throw that was in the basket. I know how cold it is there!

So grateful fate (and Mel) put us on a path to find each other. May you have 9 happy and healthy months and a beautiful take home baby at the end of it. (If you give birth in Canada they will have dual citizenship, just like their genetic sibs.) teee heee.

Much love and hope coming your way.

AK

Kristin said...

Your story gives me so much inspiration and hope. {{{{Hugs}}}} to both of you.

Pepper said...

What a wonderful transfer experience! I can see why you're feeling the love. :-)

birdsandsquirrels said...

I'm so glad that the transfer went well! What lovely gifts from some amazing people! I'm sending happy implantation thoughts your way for those beautiful embryos!

Chhandita said...

Stories like yours make me believe in the goodness of the this world :)

lotsa love sweetheart....

Cassandra said...

You are so very welcome, my dear. I'm glad that he could bring you some much-deserved relaxation. Had to set the stage for those embryos!

Maybe I can convince him to join me in NYC in a few months to give you a pregnancy massage in a few months.

Note to selfish people of the world: Dora gives and gives, and expects nothing in return. By so doing, she draws good things and good people to her. Not that you should give just to get... Arrgh. My point is, just try doing something nice for someone with nothing expected back. It's pretty fun, and it can have quite interesting effects.

WiseGuy said...

Smiles! You are so deserving of the love you are getting! Rock on!

Another Dreamer said...

Oh hun, you aren't coming back. One, or two (or three) little embies are gonna stick!

So much love in this transfer, and so many positive thoughts :) I hope, upon hope, that this works for you sweetie.

battynurse said...

Sounds like the trip and the transfer are going great. Here's wishing you a happy and healthy 9 months!!

princessoftides said...

Enjoy it all - you DESERVE it!! Sending you all my best warm and fuzzy thoughts....

The Steadfast Warrior said...

When I first heard yours and angrycanrn's story, I was blown away. It the heart of what makes our Community so special.

Just think, you have all the chocolate you need to get through the TWW! ;)

Billy said...

How nice to be surrounded by all that love :-).