grab 'n stab: day 5

Sometimes I feel like this whole IVF cycle is all trial and error. I'm like a guinea pig; we don't know how I'll respond to the FSH shots, we don't know if I'll hyper-stimulate, we don't know anything really. That's why I'm trying not to get my hopes up for a BFP this cycle.

Day 5 of shots, and everything is going okay. I haven't bruised on my stomach since the first day, but today's was another stinger. I started getting a few twinges in my left hand side today, which I'm imagining is an ovary. Seeing as I've never had any ovarian pains or signs in those areas before {thanks, dodgy O's!} I'm just guessing that's what it is. The twinges are gone now, but I feel positive that it might be that the stimming is doing its job?

My first blood draw is the day after tomorrow. The nurse warned me that it's just a monitoring one, and that I likely wouldn't get a call about levels or readings unless things needed adjusting. But I really want to know, for curiosity's sake, what my levels are.. especially after seven days of injections. I'm going to ask and see what they say.

And, because everyone loves a puppy picture, check out the little guys at 12 days old! I'm loving the little guy on the left hand side. In every picture, he's passed out and piled on top of his brothers. Totally adorable. Six weeks to go!

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Hannah said...

I get hideous ovulation pain - very 'twingy'. I hope that it is a good sign for you! :)

Anonymous said...

Those puppies are absolutely precious! It almost makes me sad that we didn't get to see our dog's puppy phase, since we adopted him when he was 4. But then again, he never peed in the house, chewed our shoes, or broke things and I remember why we wanted to adopt and adult in the first place!

Becky said...

I don't think I've ever felt an ovulation pain either - although I get wicked cramps for my cycles. Hang in there friend.

And oohhh! Puppies!

DandelionBreeze said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog :)) Know what you mean about IVF feeling like trial and error... it's a hard road but it will get us there one day. Lovely to be cycling with you... and good luck for your blood draw... FXd for you :) Love the puppies xoxo

terra said...

The puppies are so cute!

And I get ovulation pain when I'm not on birth control. It's weird. I hope that's what your pain is too!

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