oh, hunny, I'm so sorry the meds have been causing you some trouble!!!! Crying at work alone behind a closed door is no fun!! *HUGS* How about you see it as good hard training for the first trimester emotional ride?
By the time you're PUPO, you'll see, your emotions will be well under control!
And please don't apologize, we're here for you sweetie. I'll send you tons of good vibes so you can have frosties this time.
my psychoanalyst colleagues would have a LOT of fun interpreting your dreams right now! But my theory is more down-to-earth. Pregnant women usually sleep badly at the end of the third trimester because their hormones disrupt their sleep cycles. They have a much lighter sleep, and so they're more prone to wake up because of a full bladder. And after they come back to bed, bing, they're wide awake, unable to fall back asleep and they have to wait until they complete a full wake cycle before they can fall asleep again. So I figure maybe the emotional ride plus the hormones you're taking may make you more sensitive and disrupt your sleep cycles. Which makes you have more vivid dreams.
aw, bummer! Follies, nobody asked you to relax that much during the weekend!!!! WAKE UP GUYS!!!! TIME TO GROW BIG AND PLUMP! Look, at least your levels didn't drop. Maybe you just hit a little plateau and you'll go right up again in the next few days. I remember my first IVF, they were very careful with the stimming because it was my first time, I was years younger and they didn't know how much my body would react. So they started slowly and when they saw I was responding slowly, they increased the meds. That's the beauty of IVF cycles, you can "play" with your hormones until the body reacts the way you want. To me, it's not uncommon at all to see someone take a couple more days of stimming until the follies are big enough for ER. I'm keeping everything crossed for you here. Wow, they test you really often... at my clinic they test you every second day only during stimming. *HUGS* hang in there sweetie!
aha, so that's your name!
OOooooh your scenario is EXACTLY what I'm hoping for! It makes me all excited to see that everything went so well, I hope the same will happen to me at the end of the week!
:D:D And of course, silly me, I'm also HAPPY FOR YOU that you're doing well and that the ET went well!
How is DH doing? Excited? All careful and tending to your every need? Hehehehe on the other threads I've been on, we used to tell PUPO girls, "Welcome to the princess status!!!!" So take care, little princess, and enjoy being pregnant, for you ARE!
:D:D You won't be alone during your 2ww, I'll be right there with you in a few days!
first of all, I'm GREEEEEEEEENNNNN with envy. Oh, you live on a farm and you ride every day????? Ooooooooooh how I wish I had the same lifestyle! Same for DH. Same for our two big dogs, Daria and Toulouse. But our jobs don't allow us to do that just yet. We almost did the switch in March when DH's research center almost closed... but it turns out they're among the rare centers worldwide that didn't suffer from the cuts and layoffs. Ah, well. What do you do for a living dear? Yeah, I think when you start stimming with Puregon, whether or not AF has already stopped it will stop. Yay for the estrogen levels, good for you! How is that thyroid doing?
hi there! Sorry to hear you had a fight with DH....
Yeah, it's a sad reality that nobody can understand what we're going through. I've had tensions with my friends and relatives, but also with other women here, fellow IVFers, because I felt they didn't understand me sometimes. There are things that DH will never understand because we just don't see the world the same way. My best friend went through the infertility nightmare a few years after I was diagnosed, and still she experienced that very differently from me, she still does and we still don't understand each other at times. Once I accepted the fact that my experience is intimate and personal and I experience IVF like no one else, I dropped those expectations towards others and felt much better, I stopped being frustrated and disappointed all the time. I'm not saying you're doing anything wrong, it's important to feel empathy from others, be listened to, have a shoulder to cry on sometimes. I just see that you're suffering from the situation and I really hope things get better for you. *hugs*
As for the Lupron, one reason might be that many clinics try to pace their patients so people don't all have their ER and ET the same day. That might be why your Lupron got delayed. As for exercising during downregging and stimming, my doctors never advised to change anything. But when you become PUPO, it's better to behave like a pregnant woman. My clinic always told me to stop cardio and musculation for a month after transfer. When you see a heartbeat on the monitor (around 6 weeks into the pregnancy), then you know the embies are well attached and you can resume any exercise you want, knowing that pregnant women are advised to train around 75% of their usual intensity. And it's best, of course, to avoid high impact sports like volleyball, basketball, hockey (risks of falling, bumping into someone, etc.). Personally, I have a private yoga lesson this afternoon because I intend to do a yoga program every single morning from now on until... until I die!
I'll just ask my teacher which poses I should avoid during the first month (until the baby is well attached) but other than that I'll do the poses happily because I know they'll do my body much good. Hey, there's even yoga DVDs for infertility and becoming pregnant!
well, as far as riding is concerned, I know you won't do anything stupid, and it's amazing that you have a strong bond with your horse. I totally understand that. Even the best riders fall... imagine that you fall and start bleeding and... how would you feel then? I know it's just a scenario, but we only get so many chances of becoming pregnant AND keeping the baby, it represents a lot of money and a lot of efforts and emotions. Personally, I would only do gentle rides, no jumps, no races and so on, until I see a heartbeat on the monitor and have the ok from the doc. After that, you just know your baby is okay, and you can resume your normal activities. Provided that there's no risk of a nasty fall. I wouldn't worry too much about the horse's moves; I am a rider and a flamenco dancer and I know that, when you know how to sit on a saddle or know how to place your body, the shocks go into your muscles, not your bones or organs, so no worries there.
Okay, time to keep working on the catering website!
I'm doing the English pages today!
Can't wait until I put it online! Should be tonight or tomorrow! Yaaaay!
Take care ladies,