Our journey through infertility, failed adoptions and now parenthood through the miracle of embryo adoption/donation.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Today I definitely feel what could be symptoms. I have some cramping which I really, really, really hope is caused from implantation. I am also extremely moody and crabby. I am having mood swings like never before. I have been on the progesterone and estrogen long enough now that I would assume that if it was from the meds it would have happened before. The only new med is heparin and I have yet to find anything online that states heparin would cause these kinds of side effects.

Speaking of heparin.....OUCH! So not a fan of the stuff!!! Lupron was a breeze. No pain. No discomfort. But heparin is another story. My poor tummy is all purple and blue and even green. Very festive!!! It burns during the administration of it and my whole stomach is tender and sore from it. Bending over is painful. But I am willing to do anything for the bambinos.

I am trying to decide whether to use a home pg test or not. I had originally planned on starting them this Wednesday but now I am not so sure. I would hate to see repeated negative tests. But I also am impatient and if there is a chance that I could know before Monday I would like to know. Decisions, decisions! Now I really want to test since I am having what could possibly be symptoms. Hmmm......what should I do???


  1. Adorable new Christmas Blog btw! :)

    How exciting about the symptoms!! :0) YAY!
    I was a Raving looney with crabbiness! So heres a YAY YAY YAY that you are moody! Whoo Hooo! ha ha!

  2. I'm so praying it's symptoms of pregnancy!! Knowing you you'll test before your beta!! Praying hard for you!

  3. Personally, I would wait to test, simply because a bfn, no matter how early on, bums me out. But that's just me.

    Also, the reason your tummy is all black and blue is because heparin is a blood thinner, so you'll bruise easier in the places you injected yourself.

  4. Good luck!!!!
    I agree with Krystal though, I would wait to test. I also hate seeing the BFN espcially if it might not be right! :)

  5. Tough decision! I am trying to make that decision myself!

  6. I'm PSYCHO. I tested every day :) You have to do what is right for you and makes your mind at ease :) HUGS as you decide!

  7. Hee hee--I'd probably test too. :) But I'm the type who would go into it thinking, "It's not going to happen; I'm not going to expect anything." So a negative test would be "expected" & a positive would just be a pleasant surprise. :)

    And...though I only know you through the bb, I'm guessing you'll test too! ;)

    So glad you're moody!!!! :)



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