Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The "P" Word

I feel like if I say it out loud, I'll jinx it.

To the people I've told, I've said "I took a test (or 3) and it was positive."  Not, "I'm pregnant."

It just feels really, really weird.

I haven't give you pictures yet, so here are the 3 good ones.  The line is definitely getting darker and today it started showing up immediately, yay!


I know it's super blurry, but Mr. GG is out of town, so I was on dog duty and still had to leave at my normal time...the kids don't wait.  So I had to just take one.  It's pretty clear though!

And luckily, I do have some symptoms to help keep me believing.

Mainly, cramps.  I definitely know what people mean when they say they felt like their period was going to start.  The cramps are slightly different and more focused in my uterus, but I definitely feel stuff.  Some days (or hours) it's just like a mild vague pressure, other times it feels more like AF cramps.  Some times, it's pretty strong.

My boobs have been sore since 2 days after transfer, but not nearly as painful as that second day.  Although it DOES hurt like a bitch when Stella steps on one. : )

I also get really light-headed when I get up quickly.  I guess that's common, but I need to keep working on hydrating and remember to get up more slowly.

And I cry a lot.  Whenever basically anything happens on TV.  It doesn't matter what.

I also noticed the a lot of blue veins on my boobs last night.

I know some of these can be attributed to the progesterone (which is going much better by the way...granny panties are a must), so I'm mostly focusing on the cramping and the positive tests to keep me feeling the P word.

Beta is Friday.  I'm already starting to google numbers even though I know that a bit crazy.

Husband is across the country until Saturday.

AP test is next Wednesday.

Sister shower #1 is Saturday.

Sister shower #2 is next Saturday.  (That's the one I'm hosting.)

Waiting, waiting, waiting and try to relax.

24 comments:

  1. That is DEFINITELY a second line! YAY!!!!!

    Have you told your husband yet?

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    1. Oh yes...there are no real surprises after IUI and IVF! He knew immediately on Monday morning.

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  2. I'm glad things are going well, and that your wish to be pregnant for the 2 showers came true! You can enjoy them completely now :)

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  3. Yay congrats on the second line!

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  4. I am SO, SO happy for you!!!

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  5. That's an awesome line for 13dpo!! Congrats!!!!!!!!!! :)

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  6. That is a FINE line! I had the same uterine discomfort the first days, too! It was scary, and reassuring at the same time. Can't wait till Beta Day!

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  7. How awesome!!! Best of luck for a fabulous Beta!!

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  8. FABULOUS LINES! I can't wait for your beta! It's going to be great fantastic numbers:) I had that annoying tight deep uterus-y kind of AF-like, but not AF-cramps, crampy feeling through at least the end of week 5. And occasionally I still get weird cramps that are supposedly the uterus stretching out. I'm glad they're helping you to "believe" it! I am so happy for you!

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  9. Pretty pretty lines. How exciting. I am so pleased for you.

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  10. I started getting weird cramps before my beta, I was sure AF was coming. Nope pregnant from IUI. I hear you on the no surprise for the hubs or our moms. Progestrone is crazy town, I feel like I need to buy stock in Carefree or Always. Still getting off and on weird camps and my boobs are changing and hurt like heck. My first ultrasound is next Wednesday, hopefully I can rest easier after that.

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  11. Yay!! You're going to be pregnant (sorry! shh. pregnant) for the showers! That is such a blessing to have a positive just in time to celebrate your sister!

    I couldn't say pregnant either for a long time. Still feels weird. When I emailed my RE to tell her about my tests, I did the same thing you did, I said I took three positive pregnancy tests, instead of saying "I'm pregnant" like she wouldn't believe me unless I had the proof of the tests.

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  12. P-word at the showers, YESSSS !!!!!!!!!! :) So happy for you!!! Love how the lines are getting nice and dark too

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  13. That is definitely a second line. No doubt about it. I am [insert every positive (!) emotion here] for you!

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  14. YAY YAY YAY so happy for you!!!!!!!!!!

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  15. There's no denying it...you're pregnant, missy! Can't wait for your beta. I'm so very happy for you!!! xoxo

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  16. That last test is so dark!!! I ant believe you are going to be pregnant for the showers, I know how badly you wanted this!!! Hurray for finally catching a break :)

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  17. Yay! These are great results!! So happy for you :)

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  18. What lovely lovely double pink lines! You'd better start practicing with that P-word ;)

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  19. omg this is so awesome! just got all caught up on your blog- soooo happy for you! i was the same way... i couldn't say the word pregnant. i swear it took me until the second trimester to be able to refer to myself as a pregnant person without feeling like a fraud/crazy/uncomfortable.

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  20. oh how AWESOME!!!! sooooooo happy for you! :D

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  21. I know I'm late to the party, but I just wanted to say congrats!!!! I've been following your journey both here and on weddingbee and I'm so happy for you!

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