Saturday, October 31, 2009

Kinda pregnant

Our little embryos are growing, not in me, but in a petri dish at the clinic.

Doesn't that make me "kinda pregnant?"

Dr. Wonderful called today and told me all our little ones are growing nicely. We only have a slim chance that we'll do a 3-day transfer. Tomorrow is day 3, so we'll see.

In the meantime, I'm still super bloated. I didn't feel like eating at all today. I just sipped my Gatorade. I did call the nurse, and she said a heating pad is okay, especially if it helps, but just as long as it's not too hot. I haven't gained any crazy weight, but I'm very uncomfortable. Seems like my whole digestive system has slowed down to a stand-still. Let's go over the drugs I'm taking right now:

- Medrol or methylprednisolone to lower the swelling, take until tomorrow
- Doxyccline a.m. and p.m. for another 4 days - this is what must be messing up my digestion
- Estrace - estradriol a.m. and p.m.
- Progesteron in oil - this shot isn't as bad as the Foll.istim/Meno.pur combo
- Asprin 81 mgs / prenatal vitamins

Uggh. It's hard to keep track and make sure I take everything.



TeeJay said...

Yay for growing embies! A 5-day transfer would be wonderful. And yes, the meds that go along with IVF are can be a bit overwhelming but somehow we manage to stay on track.

irrationalexuberance said...

That's awesome about how well things are growing. Less awesome that you still feel kinda crappy, but at least you know that the end is in sight on the bloated/ swollen feeling. Just relax and rest up for the ride ahead!

Anonymous said...

I'm glad that they are growing so well. I hope you get to be kinda pregnant with them in you soon! This is such an exciting time!

The doxy always makes me feel like crap. I always swallow a piece of bread after it just to keep it from unsettling my stomach.


Mad Hatter said...

Hurray for growing embies! Sorry you feel so lousy, but keep feathering that nest for their arrival...You are kinda pregnant and will be even more pregnant in just a few days!!! :-)

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear your embies are doing so well :)

Noelle said...

I agree that you are kinda pregnant, and that you will be even more pregnant in a few days! I am so happy that your little embies are doing so well. This is an exciting adventure. Enjoy the ride!

Nicole said...

Sounds familiar. I remember not being able to get comfortable ever- laying on my sides and back hurt courtesy of my progesterons IM injections, and my tummy was so bloated that if I tried to lay on it I thought I might explode. I hope you feel better/more comfortable soon! All that matters really though is that your embies are doing well, so three cheers for that!! :)

Kim said...

yay for being kinda pregnant!!! hope you get some good news on your embies tomorrow!

Poppet said...

Aspirin? Doesn't that promote BLEEDING??? Bleeding = bad?