Bleeding scare and bedrest

Had a massive bleed yesterday. Ultrasound shows baby just fine and long cervix with no indication of where the bleeding is coming from. It stopped a few hours later and I haven’t had anything but occasional brown spotting since. Bedrest until next Wednesday unless I start bleeding profusely again.

Holding out hope that Nugget is still growing and snug inside my uterus. It’s going to be a very long week.

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We’re PREGNANT!!

I started testing at 5 days past 5 day transfer, (the transfer was on Valentine’s Day).  I have been getting faint positive pregnancy tests all week.  Today we got multiple positives on a number of regular tests, and a positive on the digital.  We are cautiously over-the-moon happy, but not out of the woods.  Our first beta (blood) test is Saturday at 8, and as long as my hcg level is >5 still at that point, I will go back Monday for a repeat.  So long as my levels progress at the correct rate, we can relax and at least hope everything goes smoothly from then on.  But for today, we are definitely pregnant and we are definitely thankful that the ERA resulted in a positive pregnancy test.  27858624_10212370091540867_1681646833145195427_n

 

PIO and Nightmares!

Just a quick update on my upcoming FET.  I started PIO shots and Prometrium (taken vaginally) at 12:45 am Saturday morning.  I was able to move them back by an hour each day until I got to my normal bedtime around 10:45 pm.  My acupuncturist told me that the balloon-like swelling and joint pain I was having was likely due to the Lupron, which I stopped on Friday the 9th, and that the progesterone would help with that.  It did.  Lower extremity swelling is almost gone, but starting that first dose I have had the weirdest, most vivid, usually nightmare, dreams!  It’s flat-out crazy how crazy these dreams are!!  Otherwise, I feel pretty good.  My joint pain is lessening every day,  and the highly emotional state I was in is abating a little bit.  I am trying to not get my hopes up too high for this transfer.  The let-down when it doesn’t work is so hard.  I’m taking Thursday off, (as is Scotty) so I will have a full 5 days to recover and take it easy after the transfer.  Mostly I’ll be putting things away at the new house.  Don’t worry, no lifting for me!

I got the last few things gathered today to be able to complete and submit my bar application this week.  I’m excited and more than a little scared!  We also got some real progress made on the move this past weekend.  Things are slowly, but surely, coming together.

 

 

FET Update; Lining Check

Things have been crazy-busy the last couple of weeks.  The house closed and we are constantly getting deliveries of the new furniture, as well as slowly moving all the smaller things over from our current place.  We love the house.

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I also had my lining check today in anticipation of the embryo transfer next week.  My lining was 11mm, and looked perfect.  I am waiting on an email from my nurse to tell me when to start PIO and what day/time the transfer will be next week.   I do know it is either Tuesday or Wednesday.

School is going well.  Kids are doing well.  Time is flying by.  I ordered my graduation announcements and regalia yesterday.  It is so close!

We Bought a HOUSE!!

I’ve been swamped, and quite frankly didn’t feel like writing.  I started the Lupron for our upcoming FET on Saturday; I am still spotting though, which is super annoying.  I am so very hopeful for this cycle!  I survived the first week of my last semester of law school, and have enjoyed the four-day weekend catching up on sleep.  My nerve and neck pain are all but gone, and I am feeling strong and able to face the week.  It helps that it is only 3 days long, and we got really awesome news today.

We decided to move forward on the house we fell in love with, had a pre-inspection done on Sunday, and put our offer in.  They countered once and we accepted!  I absolutely love this house.  It’s not our forever home; It’s way too big at 3000 square feet, but we will be here for at least five to ten years depending on how long our older children want to live at home.

Pictures to come soon!

Swollen Ankles

I got a good night’s sleep and woke up feeling pretty fresh.  Tuesdays and Thursdays are short days for me; I’m only at school from 7:30 until 4:00.  Classes went fine today, and my neck/face was totally manageable with a couple of doses of Advil.  I’m happy to see many of my favorite people in class this semester, on our way out.  My only complaint today is that my ankles are swollen, and I am still spotting a bit.  I have no clue why my ankles are so swollen.  Maybe because I’ve given up coffee and diet coke after five weeks of indulging?  Hopefully, it is temporary.

Youngest was home sick from school today.  She has a tummy bug.  Scott was feeling under the weather as well.  We are closer to putting in an offer on the house we toured the last weekend.  I really hope it doesn’t sell before we get everything put together.  It’s the perfect fit for us right now.  It’s not our dream home, but it keeps the kids in their schools and it’s large enough to accommodate family growth.  Plus, it’s almost new and doesn’t need ANY upgrading or fixes.  We are trying not to hope too hard.  Between this house and the upcoming FET, there’s just so too much.  Trying to be positive without getting too emotionally invested.

I think I can, I think I can…

My Mondays and Wednesdays are 12  hour days at school/work.  I am wiped OUT.  I am already buried in work, trying to schedule out how to keep up and still be available for my family and keep my stress levels low (yeah right) for FET.  I did take frequent breaks and walked around, stretched, breathed today, but I can feel the stress creeping in.

I emailed my nurse to ask about the continued spotting, and was once again reassured that it’s completely normal and not anything to worry about in back-to-back medicated cycles.  She also said they would absolutely not transfer our last embryo unless everything looks perfect; try not to lawyer-brain everything.  I love our fertility clinic.

Tomorrow, I have 3 classes and work 2 hours.  I go in as usual at 7 and get out at 3:45.  I’m thinking I need to schedule massages on Thursday nights to go along with my Friday acupuncture.

This mama is going to go snuggle up with her husband and pass out.  Tomorrow is a new day.