Anyway, I still owe you a post about my transfer, but that will be another post. I promise.
But here's what's been happening:
- Today I am 10dp5dt (10 days post 5 day transfer)
- According to this due date calculator, I am officially 4 weeks 1 day pregnant.
- This week we had a beautiful funeral service for Babe's grandma. Though it was a bitterly cold and windy day.
- On Sunday, which was 4dp5dt, I had some pretty strong cramping like my period was coming. I also spotted for a day or so. I believe this is a sign of the embryos implanting into my uterus. It's a good sign! I don't think I've ever had implantation cramping or spotting before in my previous IVFs.
- My PIO shots have been getting better. I think we in the beginning we were injecting a little too low and I was sitting on my injection sites. Now we are aiming a little higher. The other day, Babe hit a blood vessel on my left side. I knew something was wrong right away because the shot hurt. He found blood when he drew the plunger up to check for blood. He just pulled the needle out and injected another site. Fortunately no blood shot out like I've heard in some stories. However, that left a HUGE bump and a nasty bruise. It still hurts after a few days but has gotten a little better. Then on my other (right) side, one of the injection sites left a huge lump. Not huge in diameter, but it was tall/high. I have nicknamed this bump "Mount Vesuvius" (don't ask me why). I was sure everyone could see I have this lump through my pants. This too has gotten better after a few days. But between those two huge lumps, and the other twice daily shots, I constantly feel like someone stuck 2 bean bags down the back of my pants!
- I have not been able to sleep well since I started my PIO shots. Because of my sore butt, I have been trying to sleep on my front which does not work for me at all. Every so often I am able to fall asleep on my side without laying my injection sites. This means I sleep in a weird angle, and my back has been sore. And when I wake up in the mornings, my back and butt are just so sore I can barely walk. In addition, because of my weird sleeping angle, I've had cramps in my left calf in the middle of the night or in the morning. Those are still sore till this day.
- We have had to tell both my brother-in-law (Babe's brother) and his wife about our embryo adoption. Babe went hunting last weekend and this weekend, so BIL and SIL have been my backup shot givers. They are both nurses and live not too far away, so they were the best choice for us. We made them promise not to tell anyone about this, unless/until it works.
- Currently I am sick. If you remember, I had a cough that would not go away, and I was worried it would impact my surgery and transfer. After we got back from our trip to NEDC, my cough worsened. It is so bad, it sounds terrible and super loud, it's scary. It's also different from before because this time, there is wheezing comes from deep in my chest. And when I cough my whole body is just so worn out. I went to the doctor's the other day and because there I may be pregnant, they could not do a chest x-ray on me. Instead, they drew my blood and did a white blood cell count instead. The count was elevated indicating I had a bacterial infection. So they sent me home with antibiotics, nebulizers and an inhaler. I go back on Wednesday for a follow up appointment, but to be honest, I have not felt any better. I hope things get better soon because I am so worn out from all the coughing.
- With me being sick, we stayed home for Thanksgiving this year. This is the first time we have not spent the Thanksgiving holiday with family or friends. But it was nice because I got to just rest and not worry about infecting others with my cough.
- My beta is scheduled for 10:30 am on Monday. Because of the Thanksgiving holiday, I have to wait until Monday instead of Friday. I have not tested at home yet though I could have yesterday. And to be honest, I don't really have a desire to test. Maybe because I am sick. But mostly because I have had negative experiences with POAS. I used to always get my period an hour or so right after I POAS. So, I'm just going to wait it out. It's hard because just about every gal on the embryo adoption/donation group on FB who tested at home or had their betas are pregnant. Here I'm thinking, someone's gonna have to be the statistic. Someone has to have the negative pregnancy test. It's probably going to be me Plus I have not had ANY pregnancy symptoms. None. Nada. Zip. But I am also aware a lot of people don't have any symptoms until much later. So in the mean time, I am going to try enjoy being PUPO.
You may notice that I edited a few of my last posts. Babe is concerned that I had too many identifying information and circumstances, so I edited it to keep the posts confidential. It's hard to blog anonymously while trying to give a complete story.
Anyway, I will be working on my much delayed post about my transfer at NEDC next. Stay tuned!