Thursday, December 26, 2013

We are 4 weeks and 4 days pregnant!

My hcg beta today was 352. It more than doubled in 48 hours. My teenagers are so excited. They want to know when we will know the sex and if they can decorate and design the nursery. I've still got a swollen belly... and apparently the hormones and increasing hcg may slow down the settling of all my internal bits. I had to use a rubber band on my jeans at work because the band kept cutting into my lower belly.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Ahhh a pair of Christmas Shoes

So, here are the Christmas Shoes my 13 year old got me for Christmas. 


My daughter says to me, "Mom, they aren't UGGS... they are THUGS!!!!"

Yes, I do like zombies.... Yes, I did wear them to work today.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

HCG Beta Confirms

The very best Christmas Eve present :) I got up super early and went into the lab and had two vials of blood drawn. Then I went home and went back to bed. Then went to my girlfriend's house. She was with me when I got the call. Our congratulations! First IVF cycle is good! My beta was 107. Second beta is scheduled for the day after Christmas. I'm supposed to continue the estrogen patches and the progesterone.

I can't wait until I can stop the progesterone!

Friday, December 20, 2013

7dp3dt (And my birthday)

I turn 37. Wooo.

And, I used a FRER this morning and received a faint pink line within the window of monitoring.

I'm so excited. Ladies on the internet confirm it's a BFP line.

I'm still swollen and bloated and get sick to my stomach.... likely from the progesterone.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

6dp3dt - Faint Pink Line

I am 6dp3dt.

Yesterday took a dollar tree hpt to confirm trigger out of system. Trigger was 11 days ago.

Yesterday's hpt was stark white bfn as expected. Took a fmu at 3am and waited 2 minutes. Didn't expect anything and was tired so went to bed. At 6 I noticed a faint pink line. I poas again and after 2 hours still no faint lines.

At which point I scoured, the internet, spent hours looking at pee covered plastic and shared my stick with others to get their opinion. The response was a noticeable faint line.

oooo, the excitement

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

5dp3dt aches and pains

So, I have had twinges and aches and pains. Mostly due to ovaries and progesterone. This evening I sat on the floor to wrap presents. I am not as flexible as I used to be so sitting on the floor is not a common activity for me. After and hour or so I realized the twinges and aches had turned in to some actual pain. Not on the left or right where the ovaries are but right in the uterus area....

It could be a coincidence and these are implantation signs... But I am also kind of afraid. Could sitting more bent forward and reaching and wrapping do anything harmful?

Monday, December 16, 2013

3dp3dt Implantation?

On my drive home from work I felt a very sharp stab of pain in the area of my uterus, definitely not the ovaries. Since then it has been mild cramping?? No spotting.

I definitely have symptoms like bloating, swelling, fatigue, etc. But because I'm on progesterone and all the stims/trigger, it takes a while for the body to adjust.