>Hey, thanks for all of the positive reinforcement on the beta numbers. I’m feeling better this morning and willing the nugget to hang in there this time around. To the person who asked, next Monday is indeed my final beta. We didn’t do a 3rd beta last time around so I assume my RE is doing it so I don’t go crazy after the m/c. Bless you, Dr. Q! Also, in regard to the PIO question, I am on progesterone supplements due to the previously mentioned allergy I developed to PIO. So much better! Seriously.
I had to get some new jeans over the weekend as the bloat has caused me to not fit into most of my others. I think it’s more IVF meds bloat than anything else. Just thought I’d give you a heads up that there are some great stretchy jeans by Levi’s that are perfect for this in-between stage. They are called Perfectly Slimming (hahahaha!) and have a bit more lycra or spandex in them than most jeans. It feels like you are wearing leggings, but looks like you’re wearing jeans, which I wear every day of my life. Totally comfortable. I got mine at Macy’s.
>Well, I am pregnant. My beta was 61, which at first freaked me out because it’s lower than last time (74), but then I remembered that we tested a few days earlier this time so I think I’m actually ahead. Of course, my RE said 74 was a great number and today that 61 is a great number so this is all my own conjecture.
Now trying to reconcile the YAY I’M PREGNANT with will it last this time around feelings. Cautiously optimistic. Any vibes/prayers you’d like to send my way would be much appreciated 🙂
I go back on Monday for beta #2. Here’s hoping I get to be pregnant for more than just the weekend.
Filed under beta, BFP, FET
>I’d love some feedback from any of you on antidepressants. I am on Lexapro for anxiety. I tried going off of it while TTC as I didn’t want to be on it during my pregnancy. When I was off, I had trouble sleeping, had a lot of anxiety, and experienced stomach problems (which are common and stress-related for me when I’m not on ADs). I talked to my doctor (general practice, not an OB) and she advised me to stay on the Lexapro until I got pregnant and then discuss it with my OB. I did that. About a week ago, though, I cut my dose in half (doctor said this was okay if I wanted to try it). I am back to anxiety and sleeplessness and it worries me for my baby/ies. I don’t know which is worse for a developing baby – stress or drugs. Do any of you have any experience with this? I’d love to hear from you!
>Thanks to all of you for your kind comments on my last post. Special thanks to S for pointing people my way! Someone asked about where my fibroid was and how big it was. It was inside my uterus and was large (I want to say like 4 inches in diameter – my RE said it was as big as a newborn’s head). My myomectomy was basically like a C-section, so at least I kind of know what to expect since I’ll have to have one due to the surgery. It wasn’t bad. If you end up going the surgery route, you’ll find yourself back to feeling good quickly. I was healed up quite a bit and getting around great after about a week.
The nervousness has set in. I go in for my second beta tomorrow morning and I’m anxious about it. I woke up in the middle of the night and couldn’t go back to sleep stressing out about it. I keep wanting to feel more symptoms but realize that at 4 weeks, it’s totally normal not to feel much. I have had a bit of queasiness a few times in the last couple of days. I hate that you can’t just feel glad you got your BFP. First you have the next beta to worry about, then you have the first u/s to worry about, then making it to the second trimester, amnio, ugh, ugh, UGH! Oh, and I also found out that I have to continue the PIO shots through week 8 (if I’m fortunate enough to make it through the minefield). UGH!
I talked to my aunt yesterday about the pregnancy. She said my 11-year-old pseudo-niece overheard her telling my cousin, and that she went up to her later and said, “Granny, I don’t want M—- to be pregnant and have a baby. She’ll forget about me!” Aw! I’ll have to send her a card or something. I love that girl. What she doesn’t realize is that she is one of the reasons I really want to have a child. She is one of several kids in my life that make me think, “Hey, I want one of those!”
Filed under beta, BFP, family
>We shared the news with the family and close friends who knew we were doing IVF this month. I think the cutest thing was my mom calling last night to congratulate DW (I had already spoken to her twice that day). Sweet!
Good friends of ours had their baby boy this morning at 7:30AM. He was a week and a half past his due date! I think he just wanted that 3/3 date. More baby news to celebrate!
>So we have finally achieved a BFP! First beta is 74 at 13 days past retrieval, which seems pretty good. I go in on Thursday for beta #2. Wish me doubling numbers!