Friday, November 2, 2012

Day 7 Post Transfer

Well folks, it's been one whole week since we transferred two beautiful embryos into my ute! I have to say I actually think this 2WW is going by much faster then last time which I can't complain about...

So how am I feeling? Simply put I am feeling like poo! Seriously!! Ugh, I know I said I wasn't going to read into any symptoms this time but it's just so hard. I made the mistake of reading my old post from our last FET and I have basically all of the same symptoms as last time (which is scary because last time they obviously weren't pregnancy symptoms) but I also have symptoms that I didn't have last time, at least I don't remember having them.  

So for better or worse, here are my possible symptoms:

  • Sore breasts (though I don't think they are as sore as last time)
  • Extreme thirst (but it's gotten a little better over the last couple days)
  • Gassiness (this too has gotten better over the last few days)
  • Upset stomach (translation: diarrhea) 
  • Constant low grade headache
  • Fatigue
  • Constant rapid heart beat (which Mike says is crazy but I googled it and it is a fairly common early PG symptom because of all the extra blood flow)
  • Food isn't really looking appealing to me right now (probably due to the upset tummy)
  • This morning for the first time I felt nauseous when I woke up
The first four were what I was feeling last time and all the other symptoms are new this time. I am trying my best to think about other things but it's just so hard!

And I still don't know what I want to do about POAS. Our beta is on Wednesday and I may or may not POAS prior to going in for the b/w. I've asked people on TB for some perspective and I pretty much got both sides of the spectrum. Some say that it softens the blow to know ahead of time, and I can totally see that. While it would still be incredibly disappointing to get a negative on a HPT, at least I would be prepared for the news when the nurse called me. On the flip side, it's not over until the fat lady sings, so to speak. Perhaps I am a late implanter and my numbers are just too low for a HPT to pick up. Also, would I want to know any earlier that I'm not pregnant?? Ahhhhh, I just don't know what to do. Mike said he will support whatever decision I make but he has made it clear that he is against POAS. He didn't really seem to have a reason, he just thinks we should wait for the beta.  I don't know...

Any advice??


  1. Sorry you're not feeling well! Those new symptoms sound promising though!! Hmm the POAS thing is so hard. I think I will have a hard time waiting for beta day. I always tested early because I am really impatient. Good luck with whatever you decide!

  2. The whole process is such a mind f**k! You try not to think about the symptoms and put too much "faith" in them, but it's all you can think about. I didn't POAS. It was definitely one of the absolute hardest things I've ever done, but part of me knew I wouldn't believe it anyway no matter what it said. I needed the actual call from the nurse with the "official" results. That's just me though. GL with whatever you decide to do!

  3. Oh I hope I can be that strong. You are right about not believing it even if it is positive and then if it's negative it will just make each day more miserable. I think I will try to hold out too. We won't be doing our FET until January at least so I have a long time to build up my patience.