July 5, 2010

Baby Bump but No Baby

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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!


3 comments:

Babatte said...

I'm feeling it now. The nagging ache and the gas. I hope it's a good sign that I've got a good batch growing. Never thought of using a belly band. About the bruising, I've bruised myself 4 times this cycle. Usually the only one I bruise with is the trigger. I really think it's the 81mg aspirin this time. Good luck on your appt on Thurs. Mine isn't until Fri. I think we might be retrieving on the same day.

Christina Falkenstein said...
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Christina said...

Ahhh it's all so close I'm so excited!!!! I think it's hillareous that you bought the band for your bloat! I need the band too! My bloated belly has yet to go away from the m/c! I think that it's all the pity party food I've indulged in! damn...