Days 22-23: Take Out

We’ve booked a ride going to the airport for our Monday flight.  Can’t believe we are already going home in 3 days! Not much happening since I just stayed at home for 2 days now and my husband buys take out food.  Really good take-out food 🙂 He went to Zhongshan area yesterday and today,…

Day 21: The countdown begins

The countdown to our flight going home begins. Last 5 days in Taipei!   Our business at Mackay is done.  No more visit to the hospital except on our last day, and that is to get a letter from Dr. Lee. No more rains by noon!   It would have been a great day to…

Day 20: Embryo Transfer Day

Zara braved through her first storm.  And she made it! 🙂 It was a rainy, stormy morning for our embryo transfer day.  No one can put our hopeful spirits down, not even Typhoon Megi. 😀 I was told to take, if I remember it right, 500 ml of water before leaving the apartment, and to hold…

Day 19: S.Y.S. Memorial & Addiction

Addiction Aquatic Development, that is! 上引產水 That was where we would be having lunch, as suggested by our visitor.  Great research! But first, we headed to Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall since my husband and I hadn’t been there.  Next day was going to be my embryo transfer, so it was my last chance for this…

Day 18: Sunny Sunday

Having our tourist visitor / sister around made our waiting time for embryo transfer day seem so short. Two more days before our transfer day! We had a blessed time at church again this morning.  I am reminded that though my husband and I are going through this ordeal of trying to conceive, I shouldn’t…

Day 17: Welcome, Visitor!

Food trip day with our mystery visitor a.k.a my sister! Lunch at Yayoi (special thanks to our aunt and cousin for the treat!) Shilin Night Market for the second time this month.  Tried more street food this time. Waded our way through the crowd to try these! (1) Banana Roti (Taiwanese sausage stand was just…

Day 16: How many?

Today, at 4 pm, we will know how many of the 11 eggs are fertilized by calling the IVF lab.  Aside from preparing for the result, I also have to prepare how to ask about it over the phone in Mandarin.  On Saturday, we will know at 11:30 AM when the embryo transfer will be…

Day 15: OPU Day

This is it! First of the two major procedures – our ovum pick up (OPU) day.

I was on fast for today’s procedure. Was not allowed to eat or drink anything after 12 am, and this was to keep me from vomiting as a side effect of the anaesthesia for today’s operation. I didn’t feel hungry at all. In fact, I felt bloated, maybe because of the hormone changes and the 9 big eggs I had then.