I am back from NJ's trip. It was the worst trip that we had! DD was sick the whole time with hi fever for three nights in a row. We wound up being in my nieces' pediatrician's office on Friday morning and stayed home most of the other times. The sick child suddenly grew strong affinity to the daddy and refused to be with me. As a consequence, my DH got infected by her deadly unknown virus...
The good part is that by staying home with my relatives, we could chat a lot which I enjoyed it. We did not plan on doing much in this trip anyway. It's nice to break the routine and get into relaxed mood. Next week, DH will leave us for thailand for 8 days, that would be a challenge for us. I hope the child stays health during that time because my belly is huge now and I don't think I have any energy to hold a sick child all the time!
I did not pay special attention to my diet during my frozen cycles other than eating 1/2 fresh pineapple per day for 3~4 days from the third or 4th day of post transfer. All my transfer was 3day embryos at 6~8 cell stage. If you do 5 day transfers, you may need to start eating pineapple earlier, like the second day after transfer to help the implantation. I am not sure how helpful that is, but at least, it does not hurt.
Another thing that I strongly recommend is to do Yoga, 30 min per day would be really helpful to relax you. Each cycle is very stressful and I totally relied on Yago to calm me down.
2ww is always the hardest part of each cycle, sometimes we just wanted to get over with a BFN! But I do wish you a wonderful BFP in the end. I know of few people here had negative HPT but positive blood pg tests. Stay positive and hopeful...I love skiing but prefer Rocky Mountain's and Alp's powder snow. I am so jealous of your ski trip because that is our winter routine for the last 6 years! Now with my growing big belly, I can only imagine it...
I remember I cried many times at beginning days. I was scared, not knowing why my DD cried and why she threw up all the milk that she just had...it will get easier everyday, that was my experience.
If your DD stays awake but not crying hysterically, just leave her alone after each feeding in her infant carry seat, bouncer, bassinet, crib or whatever she likes to be in. I strongly recommend not to attend her every whine.
My cousin's both DDs had the same time-confusing, they slept day time and kept awake night time. She or her mother attended every cry and every whine...she told me that her second pg was very difficult for her, she felt very tired because it followed the first too close - the two kids are two years apart, although she stopped breast feeding them 3 months after their birth...I have to say that my second pg is not nearly as tired as my first one.
Having said above, I don't really know how difficult it is to leave your little one alone at this early stage as I have not done so myself. But I am going to do that with our second child. I witnessed few other mothers who are taking motherhood very easily. They just leave them awake all by themselves. Sometimes the little ones make fusses and sometimes even cry a little. I think as long as the kid is 1) not hungry, 2) not cold/hot, 3) not dirty needing diaper change, 4) not sick...I am going to leave him alone as much as I can stand...
Every one else, take care,
Me, 50 DH, 40
IVF, 11/05, 19 embryos(e), no ET, OHSS
FET, 02/06, cancelled, dominant egg
FET, 04/06, 4e, BFN
FET, 06/06, 6e, DD born 02/07
FET, 05/08, 5e, DS born 01/09