Saturday, October 9, 2010

Bedresting twinges


I've been flat on my back since yesterday, completely taking it easy, and wanted to report I'm feeling something.

I'm definitely not imagining it. There's an on and off crampy feeling in my lower abdomen, on the left side. Started overnight. Still going on, with increasing sensation. It's not gas. It feels a bit like ovulation pain, but that can't be, can it? I was thinking it couldn't be implantation yet, because it's too soon...

But then I remembered a couple of things:

1. Two of our three transferred embryos had completely hatched by the time of the biopsy, so they were ready to go before even being frozen.

2. Our embryos are old and advanced, folks. In fact, I was trying to think how to write the abbreviation of where we are at today. For two of them it would be 1dp6dt. And our third embryo is 1dp7dt. So developmentally two are at day 7 and one is at day 8. Day 8 being around the time implantation occurs on average.

So given those facts, it is possible that I'm feeling something as I lie here (not obsessing, but attentive) on bedrest. And that that something is real and not just in my head.

You know what this feels like? It feels like hope.

Mo

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37 comments:

gwinne said...

Oh, Mo, I so hope this is it. When's beta?

Rebecca said...

O.o.o.o. I actually felt a physical wave of excitement when I saw this...all the way across the country.

Shelby said...

I've never commented but I've followed you for a long time. I am so excited for you! I will be praying for you and your little beans!

Duck said...

I'm so excited!

Aisha said...

I dont comment as often as I should but I wanted to delurk to say I'm thinking of you and hoping hoping hoping with all my heart.

B. said...

I love HOPE. In fact, I nearly wanted to name my daughter Hope. Or Faith. Or call a son "Chance." I'm hoping right along with you. And hurray for being attentive, and attuned, to your body. This is so exciting! I'll be on edge until your betas.

Cassie said...

I'm hopeful for you too! I hope the rest of the bedrest goes ok and you have a safe trip back home.

PJ said...

Hi Mo!

I'm so hopeful for you.

I'm pretty sure I felt twinges (crampiness) with my FET and with that last 5 day transfer. I don't know if it was implantation or just my uterus cramping from the ordeal of the catheter being in there, etc. But both resulted in pregnancies.

Go embryos go!

mekate said...

HOPING

implantation is such a long-ass-process-
amusing animation?
http://embryology.med.unsw.edu.au/Notes/week2_3.htm
XOXOO
kat3e

Anonymous said...

I had the exact same thing and got pregnant from my transferred blasts! Your blasts do sound quite advanced and ready to implant!!! Good luck!

Dreams and False Alarms said...

With my last transfer, I was awakened in the middle of the night with two really strong pains, which I thought were a muscle spasm (guess they were!, or a sort). I think at this point, they are attaching to the wall,and then closer to when you have your beta is when implantation proper takes place, hence the bleeding that occurs. I love hearing that you are cramping! That is AWESOME!
Keep on laying down sister!

Stacie said...

Hoping with all I've got, too!

It is what it is said...

I always think that post transfer uterine twinges are a good thing, and especially with unstimulated cycles.

Here is hoping it bodes particularly well for you.

Jay said...

I just discovered your blog and read your backstory, and I'm overwhelmed. I'm staring at slight possibility of RPL myself- its the scariest place to be in.

I hope and pray that this is it for you!

Lara said...

I'm gonna hope right along with you!

Claudia said...

hoping for you right here, too!

MrsSpock said...

Sending good vibes!

Amanda said...

After I had my transfer my RE said the embryos should be implanting that day or the next!!!!

I'm excited for you!

linda said...

We're all hoping along with you!!

It's a relief that you're finally into the home stretch. Fingers and everything else crossed for you over here in the Big Apple!

The Baby Chase Project said...

Hi Mo,

I have been reading your blog for a year now. I admire your strength. You and Will are in my thoughts through this journey. I'm going through my IUI #2 tomorrow as a single mom by choice. Please keep us posted. I'm cheering for you.

Anonymous said...

I felt day 8 pains with both of the two successful transfers I had--in my case, I described them as ghost like period cramps. They each lasted a couple of days, and with my first pregnancy died away again, but with my second pregnancy developed into fiercer cramps.

I should note both pregnancies were successful, but I had a subchorionic haematoma with my second, which might explain the more painful cramping.

My fingers are crossed for you!

Alexicographer said...

Here's to hope!

Emily Erin said...

Sending lots of hope, prayers and good vibes your way. Praying hard for a great beta!

JJ said...

Mo, I've been away from my blog and from reading my other favourite ones,including yours and for some reason looked you up tonight. OMG! Ok, so if you remember me, I had my transfer with 2 cgh normals on April 21st 2009 w Dr Sch and my twins Benjamin and Cecily were born Nov 23rd (elusivebabycarriage). Tuesday transfer, bedrest and then drive back to Atl Thursday pm to Friday late evening (yes, crazy). My cramps started on the Thursday afternoon in the car and continued for the whole car journey. They were just like you describe, almost ovulation pain but for me a bit more all over crampy. This is incredbly exciting! I'll now make sure I follow this...... Much love, Jessica xxx

Auntie Em said...

This sounds undeniably promising, esp. after reading JJ's comment above!!! Thanks for your comment about the 6s on my blog; that really helped me to understand how CCRM views them. Enjoy bed rest and those ovulation-like feelings--so hoping they're the start of something great!

Carrie1074 said...

Hoping and praying for everything to turn out wonderful! Hang in there!

AmyG said...

I like it! Keeping my fingers crossed!

Dora said...

Hope is awesome! So happy to read that.

I never felt anything like that, but obviously others have. And after all you've been through, I think you're very in tune with your body. You'll probably feel quickening early. :-)

Anonymous said...

Still keeping everything crossed here, and hoping right along with you.

What IF? said...

Mo, your post now has me swallowing against a huge lump in my throat. Because, in retrospect, that's exactly how it felt for me with the successful cycle. I was twingy and crampy, and thought it was a bad thing at the time.

I was supposed to be on bedrest, but instead went to a performance of the African Children's Choir. We had purchased tickets months before and I just couldn't bear to miss it. As they were singing nkosi sikelel' iafrika (God Bless Africa), my heart about exploded with sadness thinking I would never have children in my life.

Lo and behold, that cycle brouht us our beautiful triplet girls, from worse than crappy, almost-not-worth-transferring embryos (that's why we transferred 3).

I know that's a scary thought too - triplets - but you just never know.

I'm hoping for a healthy pregnancy for you. Hoping with everything I've got. Love, -WhatIF?

Kate said...

I sure hope you're feeling implantation twinges! So excited for you both...

Lacie said...

Here's to there being something to these twinges!

musicmakermomma said...

Hoping this is it Mo! Let the good feelings just wash over you.

My Endo Journey said...

Just caught up! Hoping for some hopefulness your way!!!!

Living in Harlem said...

I have been reading your blog for a long time. I will continue to keep you in my thoughts during the next two weeks. Go Mo and your little embryos too! Keep still and chill!

Erin said...

I know that I rarely comment, but I just wanted to say that your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Best wishes!

Roccie said...

I felt my implantation with my successful IVF and initially successful FET.

It is the real deal. I thought it was too soon as well.

Great news. Bundle in, little one.

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