Friday, February 6, 2009

I'm Baaaack!

& I'm knocked up!!! I can barely believe that I can say that! We are so incredibly excited and would love to shout it from the rooftops, but we know we need to be cautious, especially during these first few weeks.

I tried to keep track of what was going on with my body post transfer, not only to remember, but maybe to help others in the dreaded 2ww in the future. I am considering it a 6 day transfer, but I'm not 100% sure that's true. But since our embryos were frozen as 5 day blasts, I'm assuming I add on one more day for the thaw day. Who really knows? :)

Saturday 1/24 (1dp6dt)-Intense cramp first thing in the morning, lasted about 4-5 minutes
Sunday 1/25 thru Tuesday 1/27 (2-4dp6dt)-Felt a few twinges here and there, increasingly sore boobs
Wednesday 1/28 (5dp6dt)-Nothing, starting to think this didn't work
Thursday 1/29 (6dp6dt)-Tested first thing, a pretty strong 2nd line showed up after less than a minute, still not really feeling anything
Friday 1/30 (7dp6dt)-A few pinches in my lower abdomen, sore boobs come and go, noticed the beginnings of a rash on feet and hands
Saturday 1/31 thru Sunday 2/1 (8-9dp6dt)-Pinches in lower abdomen, sore boobs come and go, increased bloat, rash/itchiness continues
Monday 2/2 (10dp6dt)-First beta=382, rash/itchiness continues (okayed to start Benadryl, nurse believes it is a reaction from PIO shots-boo), bloated-much more in the evening, exhausted, sore/enlarged boobs
Tuesday 2/3 (11dp6dt)-Same as Monday, feel a little yucky toward the end of the day
Wednesday 2/4 (12dp6dt)-Second beta=624, definite cramps in lower abdomen, exhausted, rash/itchiness (I think I'm allergic to pregnancy!)
Thursday 2/5 (13dp6dt)-Same, cramps, bloat, rash, desperately in need of sleep
Friday 2/6 (14dp6dt)-Third beta=1100, cramps, bloat, rash, exhausted, hungry (but when I eat, I'm full quickly!)

That's it! Boring, I know, but pregnant!! We go in for our first u/s on Wednesday! It is still really early, so we probably will only see a sac (or 2 or 3!!). I don't think the heartbeat can be seen until at least 6 weeks. I'll be about 5 weeks 3 days Wed, so I'm not getting my hopes up. So, here we go!!!


stacey said...

YAY!!!!! I'm here doing the "Rebekah is knocked up dance!"

Can't wait to hear about the u/s.

theworms said...


Can't wait to see how many are in there :)

Sara Scissors said...

I was wondering when you were going to update your blog! CONGRATS again and thanks for the symptoms list too. Can't wait to see how many are in there at your u/s next week! :)

Megan said...

You didn't mention the rash/itchiness when we talked yesterday! Thats crazy!

Bluebird said...

Can't wait till Wed. - how much fun! I'm so excited for you and your husband - you so deserve this. Congrats honey.

Two of a Kind said...

Yay!!! Congrats, again!! : )

Hillary said...

YAY Rebekah!! That is such wonderful news. HUGE congrats and H&H 9 months to you!!

Kitty said...

Congrats! This is great news!

Mrsalmondswife said...

YAY!!! Amazing news! Congrats....Cant wait to hear about the u/s abd see how many little blessings are in there. =)

t.bird said...

woot! i bet there are at LEAST 2 in there- no DOUBT!!!

i'm stoked about your U/S- you'll need to update us ASAP!