As you all know we had the amazing transfer on Thursday. This puts us today at 4dp/6dt (4 days past/6 day transfer). We headed home on Friday and I've pretty much just laid around since Friday evening, literally! :) I've been catching up on some blogs I follow, watching chick flicks, reading, and sleeping. I actually am enjoying this a lot more than I anticipated I would! Nick has been great! Cooking, cleaning, carpooling, shopping, catering to me & playing with the kids. He even had all the kids doing yard work Saturday so we could keep the noise down to a minimum in the house while I napped. I love you Nick!
I haven't noticed any real symptoms as of yet? A tiny little cramping, but not consistent. But I read online that it could also be from the constant laying around as well as just sitting around in bed?? It's actually more like pelvic pressure, braxton hicks kind of feeling, kinda strange. I am thirsty all the time though, can't seem to drink enough ice water! Wow, and so many potty breaks! This could be from all the water drinking though! Also, so bloated! Yikes, I probably already look pregnant. :) It's so strange, I knew the meds were making me feel bloated, but since the day after the transfer it has seemed to double? Anyone ever experience this? I hope so or I'm retaining a lot of stinken water! LOL I won't go into how much weight I've gained because I believe every ounce & every pound I've put on is worth every bit of this journey! I also began to get totally emotional today, more than usual! Nick left for SLC yesterday and as he kissed me goodbye I balled like a baby! Maybe because we've spent everyday this week together, just him & I? That could be it right? I miss him already. :(
I've been asked by my closest friends if B & C want a HPT done before the blood work on the 16th. We actually never brought this subject up? I honestly would feel better having the blood work done first, just for confirmation and also I've heard people getting false negatives or false positives from their meds they are on? How are we going to make it 8 more days?? Agh! I know it will go quickly, we can only Hope! What if the results aren't what we have been hoping for? Please, Please give us some high Beta #'s... The perfect ending would be 2 healthy babies, but if Heavenly Father blesses B&C with one healthy baby I know they will be more than ecstatic! They will love this/these baby/babies unconditionally. They deserved to give these 2 embryos (babies) a chance at life. They deserve a miracle. Heavenly Father, please watch over all of us in this time of need, we need your strength and your comfort.
As for the PIO Shots... I'm not very fond of them. LOL Last night was day 10 of my PIO shots, I am used to them now. They don't really hurt, but unfortunately I do have this horrible knot on my left side, I've been heating and rubbing it all day but nothing seems to help. I have to send some love out to my sweet 15 year old though! Nick had to get on the road early yesterday so he was unable to give me my PIO shot. I literally sat there for 5 minutes trying to inject myself, with no success. What can I say I chickened out!! I asked my daughter, actually jokingly, to come do it and she said OK! Alrighty then, lets do this! With no hesitation she grabbed the needle, almost as if she was going to stab me! YIKES! Hold up, wait a minute! I gently grabbed it and showed her, like a dart, be nice! Dang, she had the same look on her face her father had the very first night he gave me my shot! What the heck?! She expressed the same dorky grin he did! Why do they enjoy this so much? I am actually getting some numbing sensation from all the PIO shots, kinda feels strange.
I was looking around and found this. It's actually pretty interesting! I don't know how this refers to us since we did a 6 day frozen transfer, it shouldn't be too off, but it is really neat to understand the day by day development.
|Days Past |
|One||The blastocyst begins to hatch out of its shell|
|Two||The blastocyst continues to hatch out of its shell and begins to attach itself to the uterus|
|Three||The blastocyst attaches deeper into the uterine lining, beginning implantation|
|Five||Implantation is complete, cells that will eventually become the placenta and fetus have begun to develop|
|Six||Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) starts to enter the blood stream|
|Seven||Fetal development continues and hCG continues to be secreted|
|Eight||Fetal development continues and hCG continues to be secreted|
|Nine||Levels of hCG are now high enough to detect a pregnancy|
For those doing a 3-day transfer I will add this one for you as well!
|Days Past |
|One||The embryo continues to grow and develop, turning from a 6-8 cell embryo into a morula|
|Two||The cells of the morula continue to divide, developing into a blastocyst|
|Three||The blastocyst begins to hatch out of its shell|
|Four||The blastocyst continues to hatch out of its shell and begins to attach itself to the uterus|
|Five||The blastocyst attaches deeper into the uterine lining, beginning implantation|
|Seven||Implantation is complete, cells that will eventually become the placenta and fetus have begun to develop|
|Eight||Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) starts to enter the blood stream|
|Nine||Fetal development continues and hCG continues to be secreted|
|Ten||Fetal development continues and hCG continues to be secreted|
|Eleven||Levels of hCG are now high enough to detect a pregnancy|