Just three days ago, I decided being pregnant must have caused temporary insanity. Laying face down on the acupuncture treatment table as flat as my swollen belly and enlarged breasts would allow I became aware of a thudding in my stomach. It was out of synch with my feel of my heart beating in my chest. There and then I decided it was the feel of Baby Wobbles fledgling heart beating strongly. My IVF delirium had officially reached its zenith.
Afterwards I excitedly told a nervous Wobbles about my experience. He had decided to work at home for a few days, meaning we could wait out time until the additional blood test together. It helped to have him here. I set about working on the essay that has been refusing to go away throughout this latest IVF Cycle. My goal was to have it completed before the next set of results were in. That way I would have one less stress hanging over my head. In the back of my mind, I feared a possible bad result dooming the essay to never being completed. Continue reading 6 weeks 1 day
5 week hcg test results:
5 weeks 1 day – actual hcg reading 1293 (not the “1200-ish” result previously given) up from 197 seven days earlier
Progesterone – 19 down from 33 seven days earlier.
Additional 200 mg progesterone pessary (making total of 3 x 200 mg daily) commenced three days ago on the day of the follow up hcg test.
Progynova 3 x 2mg daily. Continue reading The truth about progesterone and hcg
We all survived the weekend.
After a 4 am start to run and catch a plane, Wobbles was home by mid-morning. We promptly came home and laid down while I took a pessary. I quickly told Wobbles my worries before he fell asleep. I was to follow soon after, with kitties curled up between us.
What I had not wanted to tell Wobbles over the phone was that on Thursday night I had started to have odd cramping pains. Okay, I have been having crampy pains since prior to ET, and they have continued all the way through and seem strangely comforting now. But the ones that began on Thursday night were different. Distinctly to my left side and incredibly low – in the pubic region. Some stage that night on one of my frequent visits to the bathroom, I discovered the tiniest – and I mean pin-prick size – dot of blood. I was convinced a big bleed was about to begin. Continue reading 5 weeks 3 days
Day 17 post 5 day transfer
Hcg 1200-ish (up from 197 seven days earlier)
Progesterone pessary 200mg x 2
Progynova 2mg x 3
The nurse was saying all the right things when she phoned with the results of the follow up (7 day) HCG test. Something did not feel that right.
The questions that followed were a giveaway: Continue reading Seven Days On