Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Bed - 6dp5dt

I'm writing from my bed, which I swear I'm going to get out of soon.  I do need to get to work at some point today.  I just feel super crappy.   So I figured I'd blog, then shower.  Cool?  Cool.

The last two days have just been symptoms hell.  It's a lot of the same stuff I've felt in previous cycles, but like on crack - intensified like woah.  Fingers crossed that this is because we've got some implanting going on in there, but I'm not foolish enough to not realize it could just as easily be progesterone side effects (like every other time).  I'd describe what I'm feeling as crampy, pukey (not actual puke, just nauseous),  sweaty, dizzy, achey lower back, and a bad stomach (details not forthcoming).  I'm also super tired, but I feel like that, most of all, makes sense.  My body is working hard.  Anyhow, all of this, it comes and goes throughout the day in intensity.  Right now, it's not so good.

I posted, back in my first cycle, this chart for 3 day transfers. Here it is for 5 day transfer.  By today, I'm definitely either pregnant or not.  But I still have more than a week till my beta test, since UCSF tests on day 14pt.  Might test early.  But I also like to put off bad news.  So, we'll see what happens between now and then.

OK.  I don't have enough sick time left to lay here any longer.  God forbid I use my sick time because I actually feel sick, instead of needing to save it all for future doctor appointments, and having used it all on past appointments.  Awesome.

Anyhow, keep those fingers and toes crossed for me.  If I keep being "sick" like this because I have a baby growing in me, I will happily sit at work all day almost puking with a great big smile on my face.

5-Day Transfer

Days Past
Transfer (DPT)
Embryo Development
OneThe blastocyst begins to hatch out of its shell
TwoThe blastocyst continues to hatch out of its shell and begins to attach itself to the uterus
ThreeThe blastocyst attaches deeper into the uterine lining, beginning implantation
FourImplantation continues
FiveImplantation is complete, cells that will eventually become the placenta and fetus have begun to develop
SixHuman chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) starts to enter the blood stream
SevenFetal development continues and hCG continues to be secreted
EightFetal development continues and hCG continues to be secreted
NineLevels of hCG are now high enough to detect a pregnancy


  1. Hoping it's the good kind of feeling crappy!

  2. My fingers and toes are crossed for you guys!!!

  3. Rooting for you, and remembering that Sarah felt barfy and bad around the same time, long before she tested, and it ended up being Ellis!