Wednesday, April 01, 2009

6dp3dt and no symptoms

I've mostly been trying to keep my mind off the fact that I'm waiting for beta. It has consumed me despite my best efforts. Every twinge, every sting, every cramp makes me wonder what, if anything, is going on. Is it AF? Is it implantation? What if it is? What if it isn't? I'm crazy, obsessed and unable to focus on anything else. It's like I have beta ADD.

I've looked at the calendar, counted the days post transfer, added the numbers to figure out the number of days post ovulation (ER day): 6dp3dt = 9dpo. I've looked at the stages of embryo development a million times and have it memorized.

I've looked at my natural me.nstrual cycle on the calendar, tried to figure out when Aunt Flo (AF) would show up if she still knew what my schedule was before the meds messed with it, or if I should be counting my "normal" number of cycle days after AF started at 3dp5d last month.

If we're just comparing cycles, then at 9dpo today, I've already made it a day farther without spotting than with my last IVF cycle (8dpo). (Hooray for Progesterone-in-Oil injections and suppositories.) If I'm counting from last month, then I'm hoping she doesn't arrive this weekend.

I have had no real symptoms to report. I'm not getting much uninterrupted sleep because of the progesterone, and I've woken up every morning this week with my heart fluttering. It's the weirdest feeling, like it's giving an extra beat or three.

Earlier this week, my skin looked almost transparent, and I could see veins I've never noticed before. It was really weird. Maybe the winter has just been too long and my skin needs the Sun, but just as I started getting excited, the blue veins went away. All of the symptoms - tingly bo.obs, twinges - disappear as quickly as they appear.

I'll use a home pregnancy test this weekend, just to start preparing myself for the outcome.

The progesterone injections are going well, but I'm starting to get rather bruised now. Women who continue with the PIO injections for the entire first trimester have my utmost respect.

17 comments:

Carrie said...

I hate the dissection of the symptoms! I do that to myself every single time- and am still doing it. If it wasn't for the OHSS, I wouldn't believe it.

I am hoping the symptoms get bad, and hold you over until you can POAS... I hope with all hope this is IT for you!!!

Hugs,
Carrie

Nikki said...

Good luck as you POAS. Symptoms or no symptoms could mean anything with all the meds you're on.

Good luck!

Mommy of a miracle said...

Oh I hope you are pregnant this time!

'Murgdan' said...

GOOD LUCK with the pee stick thing...and PIO just SOUNDS painful. Hang in there.

meinsideout said...

the 2ww is the worst - I am feeling for you - I am the same way - and it makes me crazy! I am going to try and do it differently after my IUI - I will not be on any drugs so maybe it will be easier, I don't know.

I hope I get to see two lines from you this weekend!

momsoon said...

This is the hard part, I know...
Hang in there, we are with you- rooting, cheering and praying for good news around the corner!
We are only a few days behind you...xox

My Endo Journey said...

When is the official test day? Still sending prayers and good wishes your way!!!!

Lorza said...

I am praying for lots of sticky baby dust for you girl. I really hope this is the one for you.

IVF 40+ said...

I hear ya! I managed to hold off till yesterday (7dp3dt) BFN. did one this am. BFN. Ah well. Hope you get a lovely surprise for both of us!

Nichole said...

This has to be so hard! I am so sorry - good luck with the HPT this weekend! Crossing my fingers and toes for you!

infertilityrocks said...

Ugh this wait is miserable, isn't it? I'm in the 2 ww from a injectible/timed BD cycle and I'm trying my best NOT to analyze all those crappy body signs that always trick me every month. I'm pretty much symptom free at 9dpo myself (wow, I actually just had to count that, I've refused to keep track).

I guess no symptoms is not a bad thing though...the only time I've ever gotten a BFP (with my son) I had NO symptoms until a couple days past when AF was due.

Keeping my fingers crossed for you!

Nicole said...

Glad to hear you have made it to day 9...you are more than almost there. I know it is so tough, but when you get the result you want it will be so worth it!

Keep us posted this weekend!

R.J. said...

Thanks for you support on my blog, I really appreciate it. The 2WW is the worst of the torture IVF imposes on us. It's like the clock stands still. I wish I could suggest something to make it move along, but no matter what our minds are drawn back to it. I start progesterone tonight (and will share your pain) and I am waiting to hear back on our fert report.

mekate said...

Oh WhatIF, I hate the wondering and waiting. And the physical symptom dissection. Everything feels weird and transient. I wish you all the luck in the world this weekend, and just as I said to EB at 40+, my positive was not until 14dpo, so please just keep that in mind and be gentle with yourself. This hormone soup we are in with these cycles is crazy making, so many symptoms, but symptoms of what?? Wishing you the best these next few days and crossing my fingers for a Very Positive Outcome!

Bottoms Off said...

good luck for your poas day!!! and yippee for getting farther than last time.

Yaya said...

My doc said not to do hpt bc you could get a false positive bc of the progesterone.


Good luck!!

Veronique said...

I was looking for info on 6dp3dt and ended up here. I'm so happy to see you had 3 healthy babies! I'm a gestational surrogate and currently at "5dp3dt"... I hope to have great news to give the parents very soon! Blessings to you and your family.

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