Saturday, December 22, 2007

Pregnant until proven otherwise

This is one of our favorite statements (by 'our' I mean the girls in my 'support group'...who have become wonderful friends)...and it's true. I mean, they did transfer 3 embryos directly into my uterus two days ago, right? That certainly doesn't make me NOT pregnant. At least not yet...

The progesterone most definitely makes you FEEL pregnant, that's for sure. This is my 3rd IVF cycle and once again I've got the typical side effects...the awful night sweats, peeing 3+ times in the middle of the night, the sore boobs, the awful heartburn and acid reflux...we were at my Nana's today and I was waiting to see which came first...a fainting spell or a big bunch of puke all over my shoes.

Combine that with the 'no smoking, drinking, caffeine, sex and heavy lifting' and I'd say, once again...pregnant...until proven otherwise.

Yeah, I's good practice. Well quite honestly, I've had enough practice. I'll throw up 5 times a day if it means I'll finally have a successful and healthy pregnancy. Bring it on.

Oh and for those of you thinking, you just had your transfer two days ago...isn't that too soon to have any symptoms? Well, as I said, these are mainly from the progesterone (the high dose of estrogen probably adds to it too)...but to clarify, today I am 2dp7dt (for the infertility ignorant, that means, 2 days past 7 day transfer...our embryos were 7 days old when they were frozen).

That makes 9 dpo. (days past ovulation) Last time I tested at 12dpo and got a BFP. Which means, I could test on Christmas Day. Hmmm.

Anyway, I'm putting my positive thinking out there for everyone to see. Pregnant until proven otherwise. That's me...for now.


Anonymous said...

I am praying for your Christmas miracle Melissa! Hope the holiday brings just what you are wishing for!


Anonymous said...

Sending all the positive vibes and prayers I have. I hope your Christmas wish comes true, and 2008 is nothing short of fantastic!

Jackie (ckj520)

Ali & Dave said...

Praying for a Christmas Gift of a lifetime for you! :)

Gillian said...

You KNOW I'm hoping Santa drops a BIG ol Christmas miracle under your tree this year.. STICK little embries, STICK!!

I will be SURE to check your blog while I'm in FL next week.. I can't WAIT to hear the good news!!!

And, btw, I *love* that.. pregnant until proven otherwise.. SO TRUE!

Amy said...

I am hoping for a christmas mracle for your Melissa/


Anonymous said...

I generally lurk on the nest, but I have to say a big AMEN to your entire blog. I've had 2 m/c's in the past 5 months and I have fingers and toes crossed for you right now. I've felt your pain and having just finished a m/c I must live throught you for hope. God Bless.


Anonymous said...

Lots of vibes and sticky dust to you! Hope you get a wonderful Christmas present this year.

Andrea (TiredAn)

Anonymous said...

I'm praying for you Melissa!


Anonymous said...

Sending you big sticky vibes your way. I hope your Christmas wish comes true for you and Frank. Hoping your 2008 is the year for you.


Anonymous said...

we are praying for a christmas miracle !!!

Anonymous said...

I want this soooo much for you (and of course everyone going through this). May this Christmas be the best ever. Saying many prayers for you, always.


Freya said...

I'm hoping this is IT for you and that you're never proven otherwise again!!


Robin said...

I love the title of this entry. Symptoms are symptoms, no way around it. I hope we can celebrate a positve test, and that things progess smoothly for the following months to come.

Delilah said...

That's a good way to think Melissa. Good luck!

Heather (friend...etcetc) said...

hI am hoping you get what you guys deserve for Christmas!!!! :O)

Sonia - beachbrat said...

I agree, pregnant NOW...praying for a wonderful Christmas present for you.


Sonia - beachbrat said...

I agree pregnant NOW....praying for a wonderful Christmas gift for you and Frank.


Anonymous said...

Melissa, praying for a wonderful Christmas present for you and Frank..and yes pregnant in my book.

marree27 said...

Praying for you and your hubby for a Christmas Miracle :)

It's going to happen!!!!! It has to

Maria :)

lpwish said...

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you, and lots of prayers coming your way.