Hey everyone! Sounds like things are going well, headaches, bloating and the such as well!
Leora- Congrats! I'm so excited for you and on the eve of your birthday too, how exciting is that!
Ninde- ok, so everyone talks about down regulating.....what is that, is that long lupron regime?
Anton- I can't wait to hear how the job is going!
MadameX- nausea is usually a good sign. I remember the couple of times I was prego, I WANTED to feel sick. I figured if I felt sick, that all was well..... isn't that crazy? With my oldest (20 yrs old), I was sick the entire time, all of the way up to delivery, with my second one (18), I wasn't sick at all. With these last 2 pregnancies, I was slightly nauseous, but not much. I guess for this one, I want to be nauseous, but then for it to go away when I feel comfortable with the pregnancy...ha! Can't wait to hear the results of the U/S.
Wondercat- you are totally fine! Most of us have done worse! With all of the meds, and then you add to it the stress of all of this, I'm not sure how anyone can keep it straight! You are doing great!
Kynlee- so I totally dye my hair all througout. I am more careful this time around. I will be getting my hair done right before my transfer so that it will be closer to 2nd trimester when I get it done again. I can tell you though, with my previous pregnancies, 18 and 20 yrs ago, I was a dying fool. I was doing my hair from day one, all the way up to the day before I popped. With my last one, I got a wild hair up my butt and dyed my hair a strawberry blonde(I am naturally a dirty blonde) and when my son popped out, the nurse commented how he got his hair from me. My response was, "dang, that was some good hair color I used last night, I didn't know it would get to him that quickly".....she looked at me, laughed and turned red. If they would have actually looked at my husband at the time, he had red hair......now my big baby has blonde hair, no red in sight.
AFM- just got back from a 4 day trip for my Mary Kay business. Super fun. However, I think it was the Lupron that made my feet swell so bad. In fact, they started swelling again today. My feet haven't swelled in 2 years. Anyways, this Lupron was a lot more concentrated than any of the lupron that I've been on before. Other than that, hanging in there. Today was my last Lupron shot, started 1 estrogen patch on Friday, then yesterday. I believe this Wednesday I do 3 patches and then sometime later this week I up it to 4 patches. The doc also wants me to add an oral estrogen on Saturday. My body is low on estrogen and high on testosterone. My donor starts her stimms this Saturday! I'm excited. I can't wait to hear her progress, although I am prepared for her to go long. We are looking for a retrieval anywhere around the 15-18th of Aug, then we will do a 3 day transfer. I'm guessing he will only let us put 2 in there to bake, but we will find out if some home made choc chip cookies will change his mind.
Oh, I have been drinking that pineapple/mint stuff......super yum! I'm guessing it is working, I'm peeing all of the time and my feet stop swelling when I drink it.