Good morning ladies,
Well, nothing much to report other than the pain now being bearable with a steady intake of Tylenol every four hours. I had quite a scare last night, though. I woke up in the middle of the night and felt pain on the left side of my lower back (kidney level). It really hurt and emptying my bladder did nothing. In fact, it hurt so much that it took everything not to scream at the top of my lungs. I took two Tylenols and went back to bed. I was completely panicked (being confused from waking up like that didn't help). I think I went back to sleep and that's what saved me. But had I stayed awake like that with no change, I would have asked my DH to drive me straight to the ER. I'll never know if it was muscular or ER or OHSS pain, or just sleepiness amplifying the whole thing, but I was relieved to wake up with just the usual pain in my lower back this morning. Phew.
My sweetheart went to the bakery this morning and brought me fresh baguette... we had a lovely breakfast on the deck, even if it's cloudy. I'll do personals and then grab a much needed shower and then I'll probably try to read a couple of articles for my job. But it will be a slow-paced day for sure.
Jul1e: yup, doggie lover here! And cat lover, too... I use to tell people I'm really bisexual in that domain... LOL I'm glad that your pup is doing better. They look so miserable when they come back from a surgery. My big girl whined sometimes after she was neutered; the anaesthesia was wearing off I guess. So I went on the floor with her and spooned! Yup! Didn't care if I looked like a fool. But I caressed her slowly and she calmed down. We had adopted her from a shelter barely two months before, and the bond we built that night was the beginning of something real strong. Hehehe this morning, she looks yucky! My DH took her for a leash-free run on the soccer field. The grass was weeeet! I'm really lookin forward to hear about your decision for ET. Keep us posted when you can!
My2LnT: thanks for your kind wishes hunny! And thanks for posting the pic! You should ask Angela's DH to come and take a look; I'm sure he could find a pair of eyes, a cute little nose and mouth!
It's unbelievable that, barely a week or so later, they can see a heartbeat! Geez, they grow fast! How are you feeling with that picture in hand? Does it help your anxiety?
Wow, 13 pills! And how do you feel, side-effects wise? I hope it's not too bad. Can't wait to see you on the 2ww list either!
arizonakiwi: look at that PMA! Isn't it amazing?
I'm so glad you're feeling better sweetheart! yay! About the progesterone; the protocol really changes across clinics. For example, one of the nurses was really surprised my doctor had considered adding PIO to the pessaries. She found it to be a LOT. Another nurse (Susan!) told me that some clinics don't even prescribe progesterone! So it really changes. Thank you so much for your kind words hunny! *mwah!* Yes, restoring my strength is what it's all about. I could go straight to bed right now and nap! But I'll try not to take any naps during the day. I fear I might have trouble sleeping during the night as a result. But I'll take it reeeeally easy. Yes, it does feel great to be in the 2ww list!
Oh, and sweetie... don't feel bad about your sister. I react the same way and I'm not even pregnant, lol! Being pregnant makes you terribly proud, and it's normal to want to be the center of attention. You want it to be your moment of glory, in a way. And now you have to share it with someone else... a sister, in addition! However, I'm really sure that the feeling is temporary. After a few months, I think you'll mainly be happy that someone close to you is going through the same thing and can understand you in a very special way.
TansRN: sorry to hear that you're going nuts with the wait for your u/s... Though remember.. worrying about it won't change the outcome! It just makes you feel miserable! You need a big hug!!! Thank you so much for your kind words. *hugs*
mandeeq: thank you so much for your kind words, sweetie! I'm so sorry to hear you feel negative! You have no reason to! Look, Susan told me yesterday that they occasionally have women who show up to the clinic wearing pads and bleeding like AF... and they still test positive and they still get healthy babies! Some even refuse to do the test and they ask them to come anyway... and guess what?
Remember... pregnant until proven otherwise. And right now you don't even have reasonable doubt!
Hang in there darling! Just a few more days! *hugs*
Okay... DH dozed off on the bed, reading... I think I'll go cuddle. Have a great Saturday ladies!