Hi Mommyto 6…I’m glad you joined us! looks like our beta is on the same day! Yes, I agree this is a difficult part. Best thing is to relax, and we can get through it! How are you feeling? When will you know if the other one was able to have been froze?
Alexis, how are you doing? Any projected date for your boys to arrive? Or is it just a day by day wait? Are you doing Csection or vaginal delivery? Also, i can totally imagine the worrying never stops and only increases! Every cramp, gas bubble, wierd feeling…lol mom’s are amazing! I actually started taking colace (recommendation from my RE) and it’s been helping…haha sounds so silly to think I was worried I would shake them out while trying to poop…it’s funny what our minds worry about though :woohoo:
Karim…:welcome: and best of luck today! Those are great numbers! Relax, think positive, and as usual we all will be thinking :bsv: for everyone
JH: That’s awesome you’re a vet tech! Definitely a physical job! I work with kids with autism so the physical part really concerns my husband (me too, but more so him lol). Everyone at my work, though is very supportive and knows I have “medical things” going and can’t lift kids to assist with diaper changes/etc (some of our kids are in wheelchairs too). Just talk with your boss…I’m sure they’ll understand I’m not sure how much “lifting” and straining to pick an animal (or kids in my case) up have to do w/ IVF success, but if it’s a factor at all it’s definitely worth not doing for a few weeks. That’s great you don’t have to go back until the 17th! I had issues in the past with progesterone levels so they have me come back to check…fingers crossed the levels stay up, up, up!
How has everyone been feeling? My first fresh IVF cycle was a nightmare b/c I had moderate-severe OHSS (ovarian hyper stimulation syndrome). Basically pain, pain, pain, and swelling, and just awfulness. On my 2nd IVF cycle it was a FET so the majority of the pain came from the progesterone oil shots each night and it got to the point where my entire upper butt was knotted & black and blue. THEN they found out i had endometriosis, removed it, and here I am on IVF round 3, and with very minimal pain. My husband and I are amazed at the difference this time around, and that the endometriosis basically was the culprit causing all the pain over the past two rounds. My butt is definitely very sore from the progesterone oil shots each night, but it’s absolutely manageable. Is anyone else on the nightly oil shots? If so, the thing we’ve found that helps is massaging the butt each night…it REALLY is uncomfortable/hurts, but helps the next day and throughout the whole process. Also, if you lift your foot up while DH is giving you the injection (same foot as side shot is being injected in to) it forces you to relax your butt muscle and it hurts less (because you can’t tighten up).
Didn’t mean to over-share (haha), but I figured if my experience helps anyone who may have questions I want to help