Tuesday, February 14, 2012

"Make Pretty Babies" on 3dp5dt

On Mon., Feb. 13th, I think I was a little stir crazy.  I was 3dp transfer and I was so happy to be out of the house!  I was feeling a bit better, but my pulse was still pretty high.  I got up, got my shots, and went to the hospital for a Progesterone blood test.  I have a giant bruise where they took my blood.  Does this happen to everyone else, or am I just some sort of wimp whose body can't take a blood draw? 

I came back home to rest before acupuncture later in the day and cramping set in.  It was not a doube-me-over-and cry kinda cramping.  It wasn't even really what I'd consider sharp like the other 2 rounds of IVF.  I would describe it more as just a little nuisance pain.  It was pretty consistent and would last for a while.  Hubby told the embryo to snuggle in nice and deep.  I hope it listens.  I was also pretty hungry - as evidenced that I put on 5 pounds over the course of 2 days...

Later in the afternoon I went to acupuncture.  She put the few needles in me, pointing out that this day she got to put the special "Make Pretty Babies" point in.  I hope she got it really well!  Acupuncture was relaxing, as evidenced by Hubby laughing at me when I jerked because I had fallen asleep.  I told him to just continue sitting there reading his Kindle and minding his OWN business.

We went home and watched TV for the rest of the evening, with cramps on and off.  I was tired of laying on the couch, but the day had worn me out.  Hubby was a gem during the whole day, helping me in and out of the truck, making me lay down while he got me drinks and snacks.  Right after midnight, he gave me my Valentine's Day present - another bead for my Pandora bracelet.  I think I'll keep him...

12 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear about brusing after getting your blood drawn. You absolutely arent a wimp Depending on tech taking blood, some are easier than others.

    I dont know what I would do without my acupuncture!

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  2. Oh the blood draw, I believe it depends on the tech doing it a lot of the times I would war wounds because they couldn't find a vein. That is great that you are cramping. Did they say what day your beta test is?

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  3. I bruise every time my blood is drawn! I know just how you feel! FX for you! I am considering acupuncture, I think I am just scared :P

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  4. Sending sticky vibes your way!!

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  5. I had cramping day 3 too. I'm hoping that's an implantation sign....

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  6. I bruise all the time too! You should see my butt from shots! Hope those cramps are a baby messing in snug :)

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  7. Snuggle in all safe and warm little one!

    I always bruise. On of the phlebotomists at my REs I swear takes pleasure in beating the hell out of my veins!

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  8. Praying for you that it works this time sweetie! You and I are the last ones left (who aren't pregnant or about to adopt) of the blogs I was reading regularly when I discovered this community over a year ago. So give me some good news in a few days! :) Big hugs to you!

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  9. Leigh-I know how you feel. I had the same revelation the other day! Of the blogs I started following last Feb, there aren't many left still fighting this stupid fight. Perhaps that means it's our turn!

    Browning-Beta is Monday.

    Joey
    The Childless Mom

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  10. I just wanted to leave you a quick note of reassurance... I had IUI with my twin boys and I had SO MUCH CRAMPING FOR SO LONG in the beginning of my pregnancy. I kept thinking I was losing them, but everything was fine. It was just my uterus stretching out... Good luck mama!

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