Friday, November 11, 2011

Playing the Guessing Game

September 2, 2011
Today has been a VERY rough day for me. Last night, I heard the 8th pregnancy announcement in two weeks. Going on 2 years TTC, I'm kind of over announcements, they don't really bother me but last night's sent me over the edge. Probably because I'm figuring that either A. this girl was drinking while pregnant (I saw her 5 weeks ago drinking) or B. she's JUST pregnant and telling everyone. I emailed Bobbi last night asking her opinion about POAS. As of today I'm 7dp5dt. DH is 100% against it, I kind of want to cheat this time. I woke up this morning to a sweet email from Bobbi and feeling much better.

I headed to work and ended up having a little tummy troubles. But once it passed, I no longer felt gross, gasey or farty like I had been all week. I left work and was immediately down because it felt like something was "down there" wanting to come out, like it was my period about ready to come. This happened last time during our fresh cycle. When I wipe though nothing is there. My lower belly also feels like stuff's just hanging out there, ready to come out. Sorry to be so graphic, don't know how else to explain it. I looked at my calendar and sure enough, I'm on CD 29.

So what do I do? I go back and read my posts from December during the 2ww from our fresh cycle and agree that's how I feel. Then I noticed a couple people's comments to check out this website: I got on the computer and I started to feel better. No one mentioned the feeling that your period wants to come out but I had a bunch of the other symptoms. Here they are, take them for what they're worth because we all know it could just be the meds or it could just be all in my mind:

  • Super sore boobs! I'm so thankful for a good bra but they second it comes off-ow! And they feel heavy...not sure they're any bigger because my regular bra still fits.

  • Off and on crampy since transfer but I chalked most of it up to tummy troubles.

  • Definite diarrhea/constipation-it alternates.

  • Thirsty. Usually I can swallow pills without water, especially smaller ones like my estradiol, but lately I haven't even been able to do that.

  • Tired and even though I've been resting, I haven't had trouble falling asleep at all.

  • every 5 minutes. Seriously, I pee and lay down and I can feel the urge to pee again.

  • Lower ab (between pelvic bones maybe, I'm awful at anatomy) feels tight and hard, I noticed this in the shower and asked DH but he denied it.

  • Weird dreams

  • Tempature was 98.2 and if I remember correctly I think I normally run about 97 (but again, I have no record of my normal temperature so I could just be making that up).

  • Pressure "down there"

  • Sore throat/sinus drainage (probably from this horrible MO weather change)
Okay, so now that I list it all out and read that website I do feel better. The only thing that really worries me is the pressure down there, like AF is coming, because that's exactly what I felt last time. UGH! So I really have NO IDEA!

I'm afraid to POAS because if it's negative, I don't want to get upset and stressed out if it really is positive and not showing yet. If it positive, I'm not sure I'll believe it. So basically, five more days of waiting...this might kill me!


Jos said...

I know you're obviously way past this 2ww at this point, but my two cents is this.

I had ZERO symptoms pre-BFP, so try to not wig yourself out if you're not feeling exactly what other people experienced on their BFP cycles. Every woman and every pregnancy is different!

DO NOT TEST EARLY. A false negative (like I got on my cycle) was SOOOOO not worth it. I tested on 10dpIUI and got a BFN, and it devastated me. I ended up retesting on 12dpIUI and got a VERY faint positive... and it honestly would have been better to just wait until 14dpIUI and get a nice, dark, you are definitely pregnant line - instead of the crushing thought that (1) it didnt work, and (2) it's so faint it must be chemical.

I hope you held out!

Kelly said...

I totally had the pressure down there and cramps when I got my BFP....I also peed all the time but I had no idea this was a symptom of early pregnancy!

I can't wait to hear your results...I just know its + :)

Oh and I agree with Josey...I hope you held out on the POAS...

Angie said...

I don't understand all the acronyms or letter/number schemes, and have never been pregnant, but am really hoping Josey and Kelly are right!!!!! Dying for the 2ww (I do know that one LOL) to be over so I cannot even imagine how you felt!!!! xoxo

COME ON BABY said...

Thinking of you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bobbi said...