The past few days have been really hard. I know it’s my hormones, but I’ve been teary-eyed and emotional, irritable, tired, and not myself at all.
Our transfer was on Monday. My mom was here Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, so those three days passed quickly, and I took it very easy. Mom was a huge help with Bonnie, and since she was here I did not do any lifting or bending at all. But I did loads of bending, lifting, and carrying on Thursday and Friday, as I had all three babies by myself.
I was exhausted by the end of both days, probably because I’m not sleeping well at night. I’ve had a hard time falling asleep because I’m anxious/excited/nervous, and then once I do fall asleep I have such vivid dreams ALL. NIGHT. LONG. Thank you, progesterone in oil.
The progesterone is also making me bloated, and slightly constipated. These are common symptoms, as are the vivid dreams. If you’re struggling with constipated after your FET, you may want to read this post.
As far as symptoms go, I’m having a lot more cramping this time than I remember having last time. I had constant cramps on Monday after the transfer, but they subsided by the time I went to bed Monday night, and I felt relatively normal Tuesday and Wednesday. On Thursday I have more cramping, along with what I hope was implantation bleeding. I also had cramping all day Friday, and almost a soreness in my pelvic area by the time I finally went to bed Friday night. I’m hoping I will be a bit more comfortable today, because the cramping is starting to worry me a bit.
I don’t recall any cramping at any point after our first F.E.T. I do remember my breasts being incredibly sore, but that hasn’t been the case at all this time around. I do remember struggling with insomnia after our first transfer, and being exhausted for maybe a week post-transfer, so I’ve not been surprised that insomnia has been an issue this time too.
I am exhausted again this morning, but relieved to have time with Bonnie this weekend, without other babies. I like having them Monday through Friday, but not having them Saturday and Sunday makes the weekends extra-special!
Although the constant cramping scares me a little, and the blood on Thursday makes me a bit apprehensive (I did not have implantation bleeding with Bonnie,) I am still more hopeful than anything. Well, I may not be as hopeful as I am tired, but I’m definitely more hopeful than fearful. For now, at least!