All systems go
I'm relieved that at least one of the big days (retrieval and transfer) is falling on a weekend, so I don't have to take more than one day off work (or, more accurately, call in sick). Unfortunately for our friend and neighbor who agreed to babysit, we have to dump BG at her place by 8:30 in the morning. But hey, that's what they make cartoons for, right?
I ended up with the friendly phlebotomist today. She smiled when I winced as the needle went in and said, "That wasn't so bad!" (It was.) "It always easier after you have baby. You have baby, right?" Yes, I muttered.
"How old is your baby?"
"Five! How can it be so long! I remember you very well! It seem like just yesterday!"
Maybe because I WAS HERE YESTERDAY, I thought but did not say.
Some of the nurses, as they're prepping the u/s room, now leave a few prepackaged "feminine wipes" on the counter and murmur as they leave, "These are for you in case you need them after the ultrasound." This is new to me. I guess it's a nice touch, but is it really necessary? Doesn't everyone just crumple up the paper drape and swab themselves with that as they hop off the table? Or is that just me?