I have been posting a week after what’s actually been happening. I had my transfer on May 26, and beta on June 5th. I was trying to read into stupid things like a winery I discovered last year is out of the wine I wanted, so that must mean that I’m pregnant since I can’t drink. Or, Kim Kardashian is sharing her infertility struggle with the world, plus she’s pregnant now, so that MUST be a sign. I’ve made it through my TWW without spotting like last time, so that must be a sign. My boobs still hurt, that must be a sign. Continue reading
So here I am, PUPO. My two week wait is actually only nine days. I didn’t document my symptoms from the fresh transfer, so there’s not much to compare it to. All I remember was that I had cramps for the first few days, then my boobs hurt, then they stopped, and it was a BFN. But I’ve decided to keep track of my symptoms this time so I’ll have something to look back on. I’ve also skipped a few of my Bar Method classes “just in case”. I only skipped one class last time, but I did cheat during class.
My meds per day are:
- Three 2mg Estrace by mouth
- One 2mg Estrace vaginally
- Two 8% Crinone
Day 0 – 0DP6DT
Feel fine, kind of gassy, but that might be from the sushi.
Day 1 – 1DP6DT
Little bit of pinchy cramps, bloated
Day 2 – 2DP6DT
Felt fine in the morning, some pinchy cramps in the afternoon
Day 3 – 3DP6DT
Headache in the early afternoon, boobs are sensitive (maybe bra is too tight)
Day 4 – 4DP6DT
Bloated, a little bit of cramping, boobs are sensitive, but not painful like last time. Slept for 9 hours, and also took a two hour nap!! Hard exonerated strawberries which taste super sour to me, but they were apparently ok.
Day 5 – 5DP6DT
Super thirsty, dry mouth, very bloated, little bit of cramping, boobs are exploding out of my bra, a little tender.
Day 6 – 6DP6DT
Super thirsty again, boobs are a little more sore, huge blue veins going to my nipples, woke up to pee twice last night. Ate some cherries which again, tasted super sour to me.
Day 7 – 8 – 8DP6DT
Same as before. Boobs still tender, but not as sore as our fresh cycle. The veins seemed to have faded a little bit. Beta is tomorrow!!
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One of my really good friends is due in May. She was one of the people I bitched to when I found out my 36 year old cousin was pregnant without issue. My friend’s baby shower is coming up soon. She made it clear that I didn’t have to attend, she knew that it would be super awkward. But I said I’d go. While I don’t like social gatherings with people I don’t know, I do love my friend, and absolutely want to support her. Continue reading
I’m so excited to be joining my first every sock exchange! You can sign up too! Deadline is March 11th!
Guess what time it is!? Time for our next TTC Exchange! This time …. Lucky Socks! If you are interested in finding out more, click (here to continue reading} and get all of the FAQ’s on the exchange, plus learn how to sign up! You aren’t going to want to miss it! The deadline to sign up is Wednesday, March 11th, don’t delay! The link will bring you to a page that will answer all these questions you have, like:
- Why socks?
- Who can participate?
- How does it work?
- How much is this going to cost me?
- Besides a pair of lucky socks, is there anything else I HAVE to include?
- I live in the US/Canada/UK/Australia/etc, can I participate?
- So am I exchanging with the same person I am sending a box to?
- What kind of socks do I need to send?
- How many women participate? Is this a legit exchange?
- What happens if I…
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Today is the 8th day Mr. Blinky Face blinked in my face! I’m sooooo over it. I haven’t used an OPK in about 10 months, but I don’t recall ever been blinked at for so long. It seems like I wasted our BD’ing last week. I just want to punch my ovaries to get the egg out! UGH