July 5, 2010
Baby Bump but No Baby
Fertility drugs are good for giving you extreme bloat. Luckily, I'm a recreational shopper and I'm prepared for this baby injection bump. I bought one of those maternity bands on Ebay a couple of weeks ago. I had read that some girls ordered them for IVF for when they were bloated from meds. Also, the RE outright told me that a 5lb weight gain is rather normal. So, here I am with a Follstim/Menopur baby bump and practically rigging maternity jeans with an empty ute.
In addition to a bloat bump, I've been analyzing every symptom to see if it's a side effect. This reminds me of my good 'ole two week wait times. I would think every feeling and twinge was a symptom of pregnancy. Now I'm analyzing symptoms for OHSS. So far, only the mini bloat seems to be a symptom.
Well, I'm 15 short minutes from tonight's stims. I have a bruise from last night's, so I'm hoping this one works a little better. I think I was too rough with the needle! I'm very excited for my next appointment on Thursday. They should have a clearer picture of when my retrieval will be. . . next week!