Monday, February 15, 2010

EPS or just Progesterone?

Well its Monday…4 more sleeps until we find out if my potential little people seeds (hereinafter referred to as “PLPS”) burrowed in for the night + 270 give or take a day or two.

This 2WW doesn’t feel any different than any other 2WW – whether it was TTC naturally, or with an IVF. Pretty much the same symptoms, which can be attributed to, no doubt, the trickiest of all hormones…PROGESTERONE. When a woman becomes pregnant naturally, she produces more progesterone – it is the lifeline for an embryo…without it an embryo can’t thrive… During the IVF process, all systems are shut down…so once the transfer happens, progesterone has to be pumped in manually to keep those little PLPS kickin’. Aaaand of course the progesterone related symptoms are the ones that make you feel pregnant…like sore boobs, crampy feelings, dizziness, etc.

So really, when you do IVF you can’t know AT ALL (other than intuition) if you are pregnant or not. Oh, and trust me I don’t have the intuition gene because I have convinced myself “this could be it!” far too many a time to count. Clearly I have no idea.

So we wait…

9 comments:

Mom Genes said...

waiting with you...checking in on you often.

Nicole said...

Totally with you on the prog mimics pregnancy symptoms, and what IFer really has an accurate intuition about BFP/BFN? Yeeeaaah.
Continued luck with both the cycle and the 2ww crazies! Do you think the 2ww is different emotionally in IVF vs. other TTC methods? I sure did, but I'm interested in your take

Tabitha said...

So exciting!! Prayin for you and your PLPS!

mamajenn said...

Waiting along with you too!!! I am SO hoping this is it. SO hoping for you!

Julie said...

I'm glued to your blog looking for updates, Lisa... stay positive.

Big hugs,
J

Anonymous said...

GO CANADA GO - you can do it .....keep fighting, it will all be so worth it .... stay strong till Friday ... we are with you every step ...

Anonymous said...

I'm with you too ... I cannot stop thinking about it and praying for it
love
Lorin

Anonymous said...

this has got to be the looongest week! My tummy doing somersaults with anticipation and excitement -everything is crossed, praying and hoping that this IS IT!

Kirsten, Chris, Jacob and Sarah said...

Biting my nails down to the bone!