First photoshoot at 6w4d… Seeing that tiny flicker at the centre of the grey blob… knowing that was a heartbeat…. wow, just wow! The nurse who did the scan said not to look at her face, as she might have to search a bit, but as soon as the scan started little bean jumped to the … More Flicker for the camera!
Spent the weekend with my lovely family celebrating my not-so-little sister’s 27th birthday. Below is a picture of us all in Wales having a lovely time on top of a hill! (It was quite chilly!) It was the first time I had seen my mum since the BFP from our IVF, so she was very … More Lentil excitement!
One thing I haven’t mentioned before on my blog is my OCD – mainly because of the !! INTENSE !! therapy I’ve been through in the past to get in control of it had more or less worked… until now! I was diagnosed when I was 13 – I used to have thoughts every day that … More Late night Shopping Trip
So my teeny tiny embryo is now the size of a sesame seed, with millions of cells and the start of having eyes, ears and a central nervous system! Sesame seed is also making me super hungry, and if I don’t eat exactly according to its timings I feel soooo sick and dizzy. Had to pull over … More Hungry Hungry Sesame Seed
We got the wonderful news this morning that I am pregnant! Our main response so far has been “eeeeeeeeeeeek”, “aaaah!!” and “wowweee!”. To be honest finding it hard not to think I am dreaming at the moment! I may have caved and did an early test yesterday (which would have been 10 days past 5 … More Poppy seed !!!!
Every time I think about my upcoming pregnancy test on Wednesday I hear the tune of the final countdown in my head… Sorry for the ear worm! Thought I’d share the love 🙂 So far during my wait I’ve been fairly well behaved – I have not tested early (and am vowing not to do so… although … More Countdown to “the test”
Yesterday morning at 10:35 we officially became the proud guardians of one teeny tiny blastocyst. The procedure of embryo transfer was so so easy compared to everything else we have been through to get here, I was surprised at how quick it was! I was giggling the whole way through – due to happiness, and the … More Blastocyst on board
Disclaimer: the below is me having a bit of a moan. I’ve figured I’ve got one free pass 🙂 4 days past egg collection and I’m currently cycling through the below: “oh I feel fine, that’s great!” “groan I feel bloated and why do my ovaries hate me?” “oh I feel fine again, it must be … More The wonderous world of post egg collection side effects
The Pregnyl shot went well on Saturday, and I really enjoyed not having to do injections on Sunday. I was panicking like mad, worrying that I had ovulated early (due to lots of ovary pain and lovely EGCM)… but that was just my worry-wart head trying to stress me out! We turned up nice and early … More Hurdle no.7 – Egg Collection! (finally!)
Good news – today’s scan showed 6 follicles in the “mature” range (14-18mm) with three right at 17/18mm, and another 5 follicles just out of range at around 13mm. With a lining at 11.1mm and a oestrogen level of 3000+ that means that we are all go for Monday morning and egg collection! Fingers crossed that … More Hurdle no.6 – day 17 scan… stage 1 complete!