Hi ladies! It sounds like everybody is progressing well. Thanks for all of the nice words to me for my BFP. I sure appreciate it. It's very strange to be on the receiving end of it!
I know the 2ww is so hard! It's still hard waiting for the next milestone/blood test/ultrasound. The days seem to go by so slowly, don't they? You had asked if those of us with a BFP felt we needed the blood test to confirm that we were pregnant...for me, for the 4 days before my blood test, I kept taking pregnancy tests. The line got a little darker each day, and the day before my beta test, I bought one of those digital tests that says "pregnant" or "not pregnant". When I finally saw the word pregnant, I started to believe it. The blood test and hearing somebody from your clinic telling you it is indeed a positive is a lovely confirmation. How long have we all waited to hear those words??
Hopeful_009 and Lauren526:
what day are your beta tests? It's so interesting that most of us have felt cramping after the ET. I can't help but think that is a good sign!
I hope you are feeling more rested now. That is awesome that you had 6 that fertilized! Keep us posted on when you have your ET.
Welcome to the 2ww! One step closer:)
AFM, I have my second beta test tomorrow. It's funny, my husband wanted me to take another pregancy test this weekend (just to make sure) and now the positive line is very dark. Hopefully that means my beta numbers have been increasing as planned. My spotting is virtually gone, so I'm very relieved about that. I think it happened the day after the first time we had sex since the ET. I have put the closed sign up on that for a little bit! I would like to prevent any more spotting if I can.
I am still a little unclear about what activity is ok when. Here are my questions:
When have you been told running (treadmill runner here, short distances ~ 3 miles most) would be ok? Does anybody know if it's ok to go out on a boat? We have a boat, but I've been nervous to go out on it so far.
Food questions: What kind of fish is ok to eat during pregnancy? Is it ok to each shrimp? My husband is so worried about what I am eating now...
Beverage questions: What do you think about drinking caffeine free Diet Coke? I've kicked the caffeine part, but I love my Diet coke!
For those of you who have had a BFP, when does your clinic schedule your first ultrasound? We are traveling for the 4th of July, so I would LOVE to have it before we leave on that trip.
Keep me posted on how you all are doing and feeling!
35 yr/DH 35yr, unexplained infertility
IVF #1, 2009, have beautiful son (2/3/10)
IVF #2 and #3, BFN
IVF#4; BFP!! 1st Beta 260, 2nd Beta 466 (12/16), 3rd Beta 5142 (12/23), 1st ultrasound=2 gestational sacs, 2nd ultrasound=TWINS with heartbeats