Today (5 days post transfer) the embryos are in the morula stage. Morula is latin for mulberry and this term is used because of how the embryo looks at this particular stage. The embryos are completely implanted in the uterine lining and they have placenta and fetal cells.
I also have many other beautiful things in life. And, in no small way, my friends are included amongst the beauty. These flowers were at my door when I got home from school last Thursday.
They are from my friend Shannon who lives in Texas. I have never actually met her. We met a few years ago on a message board on babycenter.com. If you haven’t visited babycenter and you are trying to conceive or you are currently pregnant, babycenter is a wealth of information. Amongst articles, and lists of “do’s and dont’s” and due date and ovulation calculators and anything else you might want to know, they have communities called message boards. You can connect with other people and share information and support one another. Shannon is part of a group of women I joined when I was trying Clomid. HA! CLOMID!!! If I knew then what I know now, I would already have my snowbabies in my arms! It’s all good though, I am sure that it is working out exactly as it should be. The amazing thing about our little group is that the twenty or so of us have remained connected to this day though our journeys all forked into different paths to motherhood.
Shannon’s journey took her all the way to Korea to adopt her son Drew and I just love the little guy even though I only know them through Shannon’s stories and pictures. When I talk to Shannon, it feels so natural, like we’ve been good friends for our entire lives. I am very much looking forward to meeting her in person some day!
Thank you Shannon, for always being so sweet and thoughtful. You are truly a ray of sunshine in my life!