Hello, just popping in to check up on all of you! Firstly, thank you to everyone for the lovely birthday wishes yesterday!!
I can't believe that I'm finally in the dreaded 2ww - I'm already going slowly mad and it's only 1dp5dt! I've printed off the list of what happens when on a 3dt and a 5dt and DH and I are going to check every day to see what "Zorba" should be doing, haha! I'm really no good at sitting around doing nothing and much prefer to keep active, so I'm climbing the walls a bit already! Because my clinic no longer does beta blood tests, they give you an HPT twinpack and ask you to test at home on day 18, which for us works out to be Saturday 2nd January. And if that's positive, even then they ask you to wait and test again on day 25 before they'll book you in for a 7 week u/s So we've got pretty much a whole two weeks to wait. I'm sort of tempted to test around day 14/15 but annoyingly DH is really insistent that we don't tempt fate by testing early, so he's going to make me wait until the 2nd January!! Aaaaaaaarrrrgh...
We find out this afternoon if either of the other two 'slow' embryos caught up enough overnight to be worth freezing. Given that we had two frosties which failed to thaw in July and so our FET got cancelled on the day of transfer, I would be so nervous to rely on a FET with only one frostie, so part of me is hoping that either both embryos make it to thaw, or neither do. How crazy am I?
Brooklyngirl - 11 eggs is amazing, well done! Thanks for the birthday wishes - back at you for tomorrow!! Can't wait to hear the fertilisation report today! Will they tell you then whether they want to do a day 3 or day 5 transfer? Day 5 would be Christmas Day, I guess, so how would that work? Sorry to hear that you felt crampy afterwards - I found that a heating pad on my stomach helped.
BRMommy2B - glad your 2ww/9 day wait is going OK. I would think the driving is fine, after all if it were a problem it would be one of the 'don'ts' which the RE gives you! Although I'm going stir crazy trying to rest, I think that like you, my mind set is more relaxed this time around, I'm much more in a 'what will be, will be' frame of mind. DH and I were so excited about our first cycle and were so madly disappointed when we got our BFN - I think we are more prepared for either outcome this time. p.s. Mine actually is a proper 2ww, even though we transferred a blast, because I have to do an HPT on day 18 rather than going in for a beta. What I wouldn't give for it to be a 9 day wait as well!! p.p.s. I also write my personals in a separate document while I spin through the thread, it's a great trick isn't it!
sarah_ruth - I'm keeping everything crossed for you today.
Skylar - are you getting your beta done today, or waiting until Wednesday? Either way, GL!
Syanna - GL for your beta today! Did you manage to resist POAS'ing all the way?
justwannabamom - our POAS queen, there's always at least one on every thread, hahaha! I really don't envy you the PIO, I'm doing the Crinone vaginal suppositories which as you say is messy and yucky but I'll take that over more needles any time.
LorrieS - you poor thing. I'm so hoping that the bleeding has stopped now, and you've been able to take a deep breath and get calm again.
tc4474 - no bedrest required for me, they just say to take it easy for a few days. So I'm staying at home just in front of the laptop and TV today and tomorrow, then my parents arrive Wednesday for Christmas. Not that I could go out today and tomorrow even if I wanted to, DH has commandeered my car as it's the only one capable of getting out of the driveway in the snow so that he can go to work! Yay for your second beta - from everything you read on these boards, it's a 60% increase they really look for, so 85% is perfect! Congratulations!
turtle - isn't it a great feeling when you get that final present wrapped and can take a deep breath and enjoy the holidays! Have you still managed to avoid the snow? What did you and DH think of Avatar? I've heard a couple of bad reviews. If we don't speak again before, have a GREAT time in NY over Christmas! Doing a dance to hold off AF for you...
katie99 - are you all ready for Christmas now? Are you already crossing off the days until 4th January so you can get rid of DH back to work so you get a nice quiet house back without TV and sports blaring out??? p.s. Knowing what boys are like with their toys, a snowblower is a great idea! Can it double as a leafblower at other times of the year?
That's all from me. Off to the sofa to watch TV for the afternoon - BORING!!
Me 35, DH 41
TTC 4+ years
4 IUI's, BFN
#1 IVF, 04/2009, BFN
#2 FET, 07/2009, no transfer, frosties failed to thaw
#3 IVF, 12/2009, +ve HPT New Years Day!
GEORGE THOMAS ALEXANDER born 18th September 2010, 9lbs 4.5oz. Our beautiful boy.