My journey with NFC officially ended today. I graduated. It was a bittersweet day. I am excited to be moving on to the next step in bringing our little miracles into the world, but at the same time I am really going to miss the staff at NFC. They have been a HUGE part of my life for the past seven months. I do not think I will ever be able to fully express how grateful I am that our journey led us to NFC. I'm tearing up as I type this actually. I remember being so terrified at my first appointment as Trey and I sat in that tiny room while the nurse asked us a list of questions. Then, they escorted us to a room where they did a full exam on me. We were there for 2 hours for testing and a consultation. I remember the day I went to NFC for my injection training. That was the day I met Ellen, my nurse practitioner. I was so nervous and scared, but she reassured me I could do this. She gave me step by step instructions on how to do the injections and told me to call her if I have any problems or questions. Almost every time I went to the clinic for my appointments, Ellen was there smiling and encouraging me. Ellen was the one who did our final IUI... the IUI that gave us the twins. She was so encouraging and positive that day. She made me feel comfortable and confident. She seemed more like a friend than a nurse. It was so great! The day we first saw our precious twins, Ellen found me in the clinic just to congratulate me and give me a hug. Today I hugged her at least 3 times and thanked her for everything. I wish I could take Ellen with me so she could deliver my babies (haha), but I know she needs to stay at NFC to encourage and help other couples.
The happier part of the day at NFC was when I got to see our little ones! Baby A was wiggling and kicking. Baby B was just chilling out. I told Trey Baby A is like his/ her daddy and can't sit still. Baby B must be like me. Oh how I cannot wait to see their precious faces in a few months! I also got to hear their little heartbeats. Baby A was in the 140s. Baby B was in the 170s. I know it is a little early, but I'm thinking we may have a little boy and a little girl... only time will tell.
Now what?! Next Friday I will return to my OB/GYN and my other favorite nurse. I'm overjoyed we are finally going back to MMC, and I get to see my amazing Dr. W again.