#IVF update - sensitive. . . Today I had my final follow-up visit and ultrasound with the Reproductive Endocrinologist. I am 9 weeks and 1 day pregnant today. I have been so anxious the last few weeks, worrying that the embryo failed inside me and I just didn’t know it yet. I was making myself sick with anxiety. But today went great! My doc did an ultrasound, which showed the little gummy-bear of our embryo (almost a fetus now!) wiggling around. It is the size of a walnut today, and it was moving and swimming while she tried to measure things. Heart rate was 164 bpm. Everything looked perfect, exactly as it is supposed to look, and I am officially discharged from the fertility clinic to my regular OB doctor. I start weaning off the hormonal support next week at 10 weeks, and will be entirely off the progesterone and estrogen supplements by 11 weeks. My first appointment with my OB is scheduled for 12/27! . . I felt such relief and joy when seeing the embryo today, moving its little limb buds around, and its cardiac cells flickering in the center. I am so grateful for science and my amazing physicians and nursing team that helped this happen for us. Grateful for sobriety (I am 2 and a half years sober as of 11/30/19), my amazing human body, my husband, my family, and my friends for all your support. . . For those of you who have been following my infertility journey, I will no longer be using “sensitive” tags after today, and this page will have ultrasounds and bump shots, so if you need to mute me, I understand. I really do. ❤️ Sending love to my fellow infertility warriors today. . . #invitrofertilization #ivf #infertile #ivfjourney #ivfwarrior #ivfgotthis #ivficsi #icsi #pgs #ivfpgs #infertilityjourney #infertilitywarrior #unexplainedinfertility #ivfsisters #noshameininfertility #pgsnormal #frozenembryotransfer #fet #ivfpregnancy #fetpregnancy #embryo #ivfsuccess #ivfearlypregnancy #earlypregnancy #gillishreskid