Keep fighting little embryo! You can do it. I'm sorry that you are having physical reactions to the stress. I'm not completely sure of what you are feeling but I can imagine that it is very similar to what Friday afternoon through Sunday morning was like for us. Big hugs. Like I said before, every hour that goes by without a call from the clinic is one hour closer to you being PUPO! I've got a note on my desk here at work to pray speficially at 2:45 for you today. Is there something you can do to try to help make the time go by quicker? Maybe grab lunch at your favorite place before heading to the clinic? Paint your 'piggies' (toenails)? Update us when you can. Big hugs!
Mimi...I'm sorry you are so stressed but it's very understandable. It's amazing what stress can do to a person's body. I'll be thinking and praying for you and your embie today. Keep us updated!
Jenni...my mom talked to my sister this morning and she is doing well. They told her to take it easy today because she'll feel good but tomorrow will probably feel it.
I went to yoga this morning. It felt good since I hadn't been there for a while. Not much else going on today.
Jenni and Mimi...I hope you stick around this chat thread when you get your BFP :). I'll miss you ladies if you don't!
Sorry I've been MIA for most of the day. Honestly, I feel like cr@p on a stick. The side effects from the meds are getting too much worse than ever. I made it through the day as long as I could (got here a little late too) so I'm heading home. Still a little emotional about some things but I'll get over it :) Can't wait to hear from Mimi. I'm still praying like a mad woman (which is sadly becoming a more adequate description of me these days). Have a good night everyone!
Sorry you are feeling so bad today Jenni. Maybe they are side effects from meds, maybe they are symptoms of pregnancy.
It is doubtful that lupron and BCPs could make me moody, but I am definitely moody (and hungrier) than normal. It could just be stress. Work is totally crazy too (perfect timing, but it always is). I personally love my job and hope to never completely retire.
I would totally support my hubby as a SAHD, but there is definitely less support than for SAHMs. Most of the women I know that have that lifestyle are actually pretty stressed out.
Hoping there are some IVF miracles reported soon. I don't mean to be a defeatist, but it is kind of foreign to me that this might actually work.
Not to be unhopeful, but anyone thinking about adoption if their IVF plans don't pan out?
Today is already a much better day than yesterday. I think I was just so exhausted/stressed from Wednesday that it spilled over. Went to bed at 8:30 and had a somewhat restful sleep (I've been having nightmares/terrors again the last few days). Plus today is Friday!!! DH is playing poker tomorrow afternoon and I've got some reading to catch up on for our class at church on Sunday. I might try to sneak a haircut or go get my piggies done (pedicure). I *think* I had some implantation spotting last night.
Hope everyone is doing well. Mimi - you're PUPO!!!!
Tiffany...I would think the added stress from everything, BCP's and Lupron could be making you moody.
I have a friend who's DH is a SAHD. I know he gets a lot of slack from his family. I think ppl think SAHDs are just lazy but they do just as much as SAHMs. What do you do for a living?
DH and I did discuss the option of adoptiong but decided it wasn't for us. It takes a very special couple to adopt. Plus, I had already adopted my DH's daughters after we got married, so I did have children. We want the experience of having a child together and I wanted to experience pregnancy, childbirth, raising a baby, etc and I still wouldn't have gotten that with adoption.
Jenni...I'm glad that today has started out better. Fridays are always good days! Have fun getting your hair done and a pedicure tomorrow. Are you going to POAS?
DH doesn't want me to but I do think that I am going to POAS probably next weekend. We'll see. I'm probably just imaging things at this point. Isn't it amazing what the mind can do?
If I was the one w/ the bigger earning potential, DH would probably be a SAHD. He would have to learn a few things about basic home and child care but I have no doubt that he would be great at it. Like I said yesterday, when it comes to who does what, I'm a big believer in ability first, stereotypical roles later. I can imagine that it's less "socially acceptable" but sometimes society needs to be turned on its head ;)
As for adoption, that's kind of a loaded question for us. Right now, this is the path that we are choosing to travel. For me personally, adoption is not a "plan B" nor is it a "cure-all". It's just as messy and hard and painful (for all parties) but the rewards are just as great. I have no doubt that adoption will play a part in expanding our family down the road and it might very well come sooner rather than later. We are open to however our story will be written but that doesn't mean that we don't have our druthers
The mind is a pretty amazing thing. I think we can convince ourselves of anything, but I hope that isn't the case for you.
It's a cold rainy day here today. I think it's supposed to rain the whole weekend which stinks because we are going to go to our lake house. It's not like it's warm enough to do anything lakey but it would've been nice to work on stuff outside. Thankfully, my parents already got the leaves cleaned up. We'll probably work inside washing windows and all that fun stuff.