This pregnancy stuff is driving me crazy!! Day by day I feel more and more 'normal' and less bloated. If it weren't for the fact that I'm still doing a cheap HPT strip test each morning and the line is staying as dark or getting darker, I would swear I wasn't pregnant. It's all very weird. The clinic told me to test again at home tomorrow (with a 'proper' HPT) and then call up to make an appointment for a u/s on day 35-40 (today is 23 dpo). So at least this time tomorrow I will know how many more days I will have to endure the waiting game for before we get to the u/s!!
How are you ladies all faring? Has any m/s kicked in for anyone yet?
Gamergirl/CK - happy to hear you got switched to the suppositories as you wanted. Re the estrogen patches, I've not been on them at all. Since ER, the only thing I've been taking is progesterone.
julia_78 - yay for good beta numbers. Boo for having to up your progesterone again, I hope that does the trick though. Because I don't get any blood test, I'm only on one progesterone Crinone insert a day and my progesterone levels don't get checked - I can only trust that it's working as it should! Did you get told by your clinic to walk around for 15 minutes after inserting it, to make sure the progesterone gets absorbed rather than solidifying into a ball (not really sure how your Endometrin insert differs from my Crinone gel)? It's interesting, I've been having some pink clumps as well, which I've taken to be the residue of the vaginal gel which the progesterone is in. I hadn't really thought that counted as spotting, but I suppose it probably does. It isn't actually blood spots or blood flow though, just the gel turning a different colour, so I haven't worried too much. If I can ask (sorry if TMI!), have you been getting lots of clear liquidy discharge during the day as well? I have, and I've been assuming that's as a result of the vaginel gel too...
BRMommy2B - GL for your u/s tomorrow!! Are they expecting to be able to see a heartbeat for Hope yet? It was interesting to read that extract you posted about progesterone decreasing immune response, I guess it's so that our bodies don't attack the embryo/foetus as a foreign body, but presumably that also leaves us open to picking up germs and getting ill. I've been waking up with a sore throat in the mornings the last few days, does anyone else feel like they could be picking up a bug?
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.