Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Incubating: Part Deux

As far as my own special circle of hell - otherwise known as "my 2.5 week wait courtesy of the booster shots"- is going, well, it's going okay I guess. I really haven't been obsessing too much -until now. I am 5dp3dt. I had 2 bouts of nausea today - one when I first came in from taking Libby for her morning walk and one when I got to the bank. I think they both had more to do with an empty stomach, being overly warm and possibly even the booster shots, than any "symptom", but none the less it had me running to Dr. Google to see just how early in a pregnancy nausea can be experienced. This of course led to full on breast inspection including poking, prodding, nipple check and vein examination. The boobs hurt, the nipples are fine and the veins are no more and no less "veiny." Then of course the litany of other symptoms I needed to ponder: Am I peeing more often? Who knows? I always pee a lot - that one is impossible for me to judge. Hungry? For sure, but that is thanks to the Prednisone. Tired? Yep, but that's the hormones too. I learned the hard way last time that Progesterone plays nasty tricks on poor, vulnerable women in the 2ww so I am trying not to over analyze, but today that is not going so well. The fact is that by this point implantation has occured or it hasn't and there is not a damn thing I can do about it. Oh well - 2 boosters down and 1 to go. T-minus 12 days until Beta...

I feel a little stuck in a holding pattern. I feel like we haven't made much progress in getting the house settled in over a week. We had the initial mad-dash and got the big things done, but then with my ER & ET, we have really slowed down. I really need to get the office in order, the family room decorated, the bathroom cabinets organized, the guest rooms set up and million other things that I just have not been motivated to work on recently. I can't believe we have lived here 2 weeks already!

I did run some errands today and it felt good to check a few things off the "to do" list. Gotta love the Target trip where you spend over a $100 on things you flush down the toilet or rinse down the sink! I did manage to get myself 2 pair of capris to get me through the next few weeks. Did I mention that my fat ass only fits into 2 pair of capris from last summer?!? This happens to me every year - at this rate I am going to be wearing mu mus by next summer. I have gone up a size every summer since I got married - GROSS!!! I hated to buy new clothes at this point because if I get a BFP, it won't be long before I am hitting up the maternity stores and if it is a BFN, I am back at WW and the gym full force ASAP. With the 2 new pair of capris, I now have a grand total of:

1 pair of jean capris
1 pair of black capris
2 pair of yoga pant capris

What a wardrobe!!! Am I ready for the runway or what??? Hopefully there won't be too many social engagements on the calendar in the next few weeks...

8 comments:

M. said...

Hi :) It's "ifoundhim" from the nest. You crack me up-- I am totally in the same place with the clothes situation. Last summer, I bought a bunch of clothes in my "bigger" size, swearing to myself that it was temporary, and I'd eventually be able to wear them as maternity pants. I'm such an idiot. Not only will I nevere wear those pants as maternity pants, I'll be lucky to ever fit into them again. Seriously. Anyway, just wanted to tell you you're not alone :)

sarah23 said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog... It looks like we are the same day overall. (I'm now 4DP5DT and you're probably 6DP3DT - both adding up to 9DPER!!)

I'll definitely add you to my blogroll in the near future. In the meantime, I've been poking and prodding my boobs all day. For me, boobs boringly fine, nipples a little sore (but present since BEFORE ET), so a totally boring lack of promising symptoms! (fingers crossed for both of us!)

LanY said...

Hi Emily,
I found your blog through the Nest TTTC and just wanted to say hi! I am sorry that you have a half a week longer wait than the standard 2 weeks. The 2 weeks can be torture enough!
Lany

Lisa said...

Definitely check out Google Reader. All you have to do is subscribe to the blogs you read and it automatically logs when there's a new post on those blogs! Then, they are there for you whenever you're ready to read. It's great!!!

Jen said...

Oh, we should start a FAT ASS society or something! I had to go buy three new pair of shorts to accommodate my ever-growing waistline!

I hope your symptoms are good signs!!

sarah23 said...

Any updates?

Jill said...

Ohh...I hate the clothes dilemma as well. Nothing fits on me either! And, what is with the marriage growing waistline? I didn't get that memo pre-wedding...
You are sooo not alone.

I hope the 2.5ww is passing by okay. I'm already anxious and it's only been 3 days.

I tagged you for the fun task that Jen send over my way. It might be fun for you to complete during your long wait! No pressure though!

Pink-CJ said...

Hi, I came across your blog from "Desperately Seeking Spawn". Good luck with your Beta! I too am waiting for mine in 4 days from my 1st IVF cycle.