Yesterday was my first day alone since the transfer. Andrew was out of school all week last week,
and of course, we had the weekend together after my transfer on Friday. I noticed that yesterday I was a lot more antsy and nervous than I had been all week last week, and for the past four days. I guess when you’re alone it is easy to let your mind entertain every possible scenario, and that is what I did all day yesterday. It seems that one of the down sides to working from home is not having co-workers to distract you!
Apart from feeling a bit anxious, I do still feel a little off physically. Nothing major, but I noticed Sunday night that my lower back began to ache a little, and then yesterday my stomach started feeling a bit crampy. I also had a big time case of insomnia last night, even though I felt exceptionally tired when I went to bed. None of these are anything to write home about, but when you are paying such careful attention to your body you notice every little thing!
So, at four days post-transfer, here’s what is going on with our little embryos:
- 1dpt .Blastocyst hatches out of shell
- 2dpt.. Blastocyst attaches to a site on the uterine lining
- 3dpt.. Implantation begins as the blastocyst begins to bury in the lining
- 4dpt.. Implantation process continues and morula buries deeper in the lining
- 5dpt.. Morula is completely inmplanted in the lining and has placenta cells & fetal cells
- 6dpt Placenta cells begin to secret HCG in the blood
- 7dpt More HCG is produced as fetus develops
- 8dpt More HCG is produced as fetus develops
- 9dpt HCG levels are now high enough to be immediately detected on HPT!!!
In an effort to pass the time, I compiled some of my favorite PCOS inspirations from around the web. None of these actually speak specifically to PCOS, but since PCOS and infertility are the obstacles I am up against, that is what they speak to for me. So if PCOS is not your struggle, or if infertility is not your struggle, I hope these will still be an encouragement to you today!
These can all be found on my PCOS pinboard as well.
In other news, totally unrelated to PCOS, infertility, or IVF (finally, a change of subject):
One of my good friends from high school is a fantastic musician. The funny thing is, when we were in school together, I knew that he played guitar, but I had no clue he was any good. It seems like everyone says they play the guitar, and I never really heard him play, so I just assumed he was about average. But… I was sooooo wrong. He is such a gifted writer and musician.
He just released a single, Late November, that is climbing the charts on iTunes, and with good reason. I downloaded it last night and listened to it over and over and over again. His music is very soothing, but also really emotion-provoking (in a good way). I highly recommend it! Plus, he is a really wonderful guy!