Posts Tagged ‘pregnant’

IVF #2: 8 Weeks

How I’m Feeling:  Just fine. Pretty much my normal self, with the exception of being tired most of the time. I also notice myself eating more than usual, both in frequency and quantity.  No nausea and no food aversions (knock on wood!). What I’m Thinking:  I’m anxious and excited and nervous about tomorrow’s ultrasound! I […]

IVF #2: 7 Weeks Pregnant

Today, I’m seven weeks pregnant!  Baby Smith is about the size of a raspberry and I’m feeling pretty okay.  Here’s a quick list of my current symptoms:  fatigue ++, sore chest, frequent urination (I’m waking up once or twice a night), bloating, increased salivation, and increased appetite.  I often feel like I could eat a […]

IVF #2: All is not Lost

Last night was Thanksgiving in Canada.  Since my husband is from the great white north, we joined some other Canadian friends for a celebratory dinner.  Right before we sat down to eat, I felt some discharge and excused myself to the bathroom.  I was unprepared for what I saw — a large amount of bright, […]

IVF #2: Beating the Control

Today is 18DP5DT (also known as 5 weeks and 2 days pregnant), and, on a whim, I took a home pregnancy test.  It was such a beautiful result: This, my friends, is what we in the IVF community call Beating the Control.  It’s is when the test line is DARKER than the control line, and […]

IVF #2: Beta #3

Today was my third and final beta and it was a sensational 2199!  Up from 1091 on Wednesday — a 47-hour doubling time, which is perfect.  Say it with me, friends:  No More Betas!!  Next up is my 6-week ultrasound, which is scheduled for October 12th.  I’m super excited! Not too much else to do until […]

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