I met Jim at work in 2001 we began dating. On February 23, 2003 he proposed to me in front of Cinderella's Castle in Disney World. A year and a half later we were married on August 7, 2004 and couldn't be happier!
I was lucky to find that a friend of Jim's had gone through this process successfully and she really put me at ease and "coached" me through. I really believe that the positive attitude that she gave me helped tremendously for our ultimate success. We went through all of our prescribed preparation appointments, injections, etc. I went for my retrieval the day after my Grandmother passed from her battle with Leukemia and the nurses called for each of the next few days to update us on our embryos status. On the morning of my Grandmother's viewing we were told that the transfer would take place the next day, so we would need to drive back that evening from New York and would miss her funeral. While this saddened me, she knew of my struggles and I know that she would not have wanted me to go through all of that work and then not go through with the embryo transfer.
We had a long 10 days to wait to see if the process had worked. After a few days of bed rest, I went back to work to wait it out. I stopped on the prescribed day for my blood work and was trying so hard not to stress that I didn't even buy a home pregnancy test to check. In the afternoon, I received a call from a nurse named Barbara (my mother's name) telling me that I was in fact PREGNANT!!!! I was so excited that I could barely contain myself. We kept it pretty quiet for a couple of weeks until our first ultrasound. My pregnancy was confirmed and it was amazing that at only 6 weeks that their were TWO, yes TWO little heartbeats!