The beginning half of the tww wasn’t bad at all. Vacation was a great distraction. Being out and about at times didn’t really get in the way of my injections too much. There was one night mid-week where we were out at a restaurant and I started to get it ready, but then everyone was finishing up and said we were going back to the house rather than to another location, so I just waited and did it a teeny bit late at the house. On the last night, we were going to be out at the injection time, so I brought everything with us. I asked the waiter for ice, put it in a Ziploc we had brought and stuck it in the back of my shorts. I put the PIO in my bra to warm. When it was time, we went to the restroom. It was the kind for just one person. There was someone already waiting for the women’s room, so we went into the men’s. It felt a little weird, rushing it and being in a bathroom of a restaurant. And halfway through, a guy knocked, which made my husband really anxious for us to finish. When we were finished, my husband stepped out first and the guy stepped forward to come in. The look on his face when he had to step back for me to come out as well was priceless. I apologized and said my husband had to help me with a medical thing and he was very kind about it. But it was a pretty funny experience.
I’ve had minor cramps since the day of the transfer. Which I also had with my fresh transfer, but not to this degree. On Saturday, 5dp5dt, I had some weird feelings that I didn’t have before. I think I finally experienced what others refer to as a “pulling” sensation. Didn’t really know what it meant before, and I couldn’t explain it any other way. We were back from vacation, so I ran out to Target that night to pick up a couple FRER tests. They were on sale that if you bought 2 boxes (4 tests total), you get a $5 Target gift card for next time, and they had $3 mail in rebates on the boxes. Score! So I did one Sunday morning, 6dp5dt, and damn it if there wasn’t the faintest second pink line! I could barely see it. But I know from past experience how stark white that spot looks when I’m not pregnant.
I don’t know if you can even really tell from this pic, but I promise, it’s there!
I took another this morning and it’s still faint, but just a hair more “there”.
My stomach has felt funny today and yesterday. And I have some lower back pain today. I feel bloated, but since this was a FET, not a full IVF cycle, I’m wondering if that’s just due to what I’ve been eating.
I am worried that this could be just a chemical pg as that seems to happen a lot here. So even if I’m happy with my beta numbers, I think I’m not going to truly believe it until I see it. I know a few of you ladies have had chemical pg’s. If it’s not too painful, please let me know. Did you see anything on a scan? Do you see the gestational sac and yolk sac? I’m assuming you don’t see a fetal pole or hb, but I’m wondering where that line is between chemical pregnancy and actual pregnancy. Obviously you can’t tell from betas.
I’m obviously getting ahead of myself even as I say I won’t really believe it. I’m already picturing telling everyone.