Monday, April 13, 2009

5dp6dt

The weekend is over, the house guests are gone and my distractions have dried up. All in all, I am hanging in there. Feeling hopeful and positive. Not really obsessing too much. Not feeling the compulsive need to POAS and am leaning towards not doing it at all. No 2ww breakdowns - yet.

We had a really nice weekend with Sean's brother and family. We went out for crabs, went to a museum, out to one of our fave spots for Greek food, watched movies, laughed, talked family stuff, cooked & relaxed. Easter brunch at our house was lovely and it was a nice, relaxing day with family & friends. I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter & holiday weekend.

This week is a regular week of tutoring for me & having a schedule & a routine is a good thing :)

Symptom checker: Yesterday I felt pretty normal all day long. Bad taste wasn't as noticeable. Boobs were a little sorer than normal and veiny at night. I had night sweats and woke up to pee twice. When I went back to bed after my 2nd potty trip, I had a very sharp and unusual pain on my left side.

Today: feeling lots of twinges & twangs in the uterus, especially on the left, but I can't say with certainty that it is any different than any other IVF cycle. Hungry! Boobs feel less sore today, but are large and I even broke my bra :) Popped the under wire right through! Tired, but we have been pretty busy since Friday. I have also been more than "regular" - I swear I'm like a puppy - feed me and 20 minutes later, potty break! TMI - sorry ;)

I feel like the signs from the universe continue smacking me in the face every time I turn around. The 10 yr old I tutor is reading a story about a mom having twins, the 17 year old just started the human reproduction unit - complete with pics of embryos, blasts, and fetuses- and the 13 year old just got the word "baby" for her 4th quarter project. The modern art museum went to had lots of fertility/mother related pieces. Realistically, I am probably just wayyyy more in tune to it than usual, but I like it all the same.

Overall, I feel hopeful and optimistic. I have managed to keep the doubt from creeping in too much. I am ready for it to be Thursday!

Hold on little ones...hold on.

3 days until Beta!!!

21 comments:

Sprogblogger said...

You're stronger than I have been in your (approximate) place!

Hoping hoping hoping!

one-hit_wonder said...

Hope those are all good signs.

Lisa said...

I know we don't want to read into our symptoms, but, really, yours are all sounding really, really good!!!

I can't believe you're not testing!!

kayjay said...

Sounding very promising but I guess your attena is tuned onto HIGH right now. Thursday is this week so not much longer now!

Meant to be a mom said...

Good for you. I can't wait to hear how your Thursdays appointment goes either. Praying and hoping those little ones stick and stay!

Carrie said...

Hang in there, little guys! I didn't POAS and I am glad that I didn't. I wanted to enjoy it as long as possible, you know?

You are sounding like you've got some interesting symptoms, lady. Especially the bra one! HMM!!!

Can't wait til Thursday for you! Will you get results that day?

Big hugs,
Carrie

Kristen said...

I'm proud of you for resisting the urge to test. :-) THAT is willpower!

I know great things are due your way later this week! I can just FEEL it!!!!!!

Barefoot said...

Love that you broke your bra!! That's gotta be a good sign, right?

Oh, and the peeing...that started for me a couple of days after transfer and I haven't stopped.

Only 3 more days --- amazing!

bunny said...

it looks like you are having good signs all around. yay!

RMCarter said...

AAAAHH! I am getting anxious for Thursday, which is a good thing! You just relax and I'll carry the nerves for you! :) It is more of an exciting nervousness anyway!

Continuing the chant...
Sticky babies, sticky babies, sticky babies...

Just Another Infertile said...

I can't wait for Thursday! I love all the signs. . . sounds promising.

Hang in there. I'm thinking of you.

Caroline said...

Wow - not long to go now! It sounds as though you are handling the 2ww beautifully. I am so excited for you.

meinsideout said...

ooohhh I hope this is the one!!

((HUGS))

Where's my miracle? said...

Those sound like signs to me. Maybe God is reassuring you that he is listening. Trust him that more wonderful signs are to come!

Jill said...

Every day I keep hoping you caved, lol! I have everything crossed for you!

Christi said...

Hang in there!!! you are doing great, saying lots of prayers and sending tons of good vibes!!```

Lisa said...

WOW, sounds great, Emily!!!

Lost in Space said...

It is all sounding really good, Emily, and I love all the signs. The bra popping made me smile. That is one for the books. (-;

Leslie Laine said...

Hey Emily - just wanted to let you know you're on my mind and that I'm praying for great news on Beta Day.

Chhandita said...

Just 3 more days to go!! hold on girl...

carley said...

You are way stronger then I! I totally would have peed on a stick by now! I hope this is it for you. :0) The symptoms sound good! I hope the little pangs are just the baby settling in. :0)