Monday, September 17, 2007


Good lord, is that it - 5 days! I feel like I have been waiting around forever.

One if the things I have made a big commitment to this cycle is the no drinking. Now, Before I continue, don't get me wrong, I not an alcoholic or anything, I don't require meetings, nor do I drink during the week usually. However, I really, really enjoy a couple glasses of wine or a martini or 2. And occasionally, I over indulge slightly. I have not even had a sniff of anything alcoholic since I last had my period. I vowed to myself that I would not drink ANYTHING for this entire cycle (and of course that will continue if by the grace of God I get a bfp!) I do have to say nothing warrants a drink like the 2ww, however I am holding true to my commitment. My downfall seems to be the caffeine, I'm drinking 2 caffeinated drinks a day right now and I worry that it may be too much?

In symptom watch, I have been feeling very bloated and crampy and EXTREMELY tired for the past few days, not to mention the sore bbs. Not that any symptoms really mean anything, because the nurse already warned me the prog suppositories mimic early pregnancy symptoms. Why do they do that to us, the infertile, just to give us something else to obsess over!?

The meds are continuing I feel like all I do is pop something in my mouth or up my hoo-ha! I am pretty used to doing the suppositories, I can't imagine doing this for 3 months though! But I will if it's a means to an end! Still doing the met. Side effects are minimal.

More or less needing a distraction these days. I have a busy week, so hopefully things will keep me preoccupied.


Kirsten said...

I know this is the worst part so a drink (or 2 or 3) would be nice...ironic that this is the one time we really shouldn't drink. Ugh. BUT...I think you are doing fine with the caffineated drinks. When we started our IVF cycle, I cut down to one Diet Coke a day (VERY hard b/c I usually have about 5)and kept it to one a day for the first 2-3 months of pregnancy. Then I said screw it and added another so I'd have one in the morning and one at night...and all seems well with the girls! If I ever get pregnant again, I don't think I'll be as strict on myself.
Good luck with the rest of the 2ww!!!

Fertilize Me said...

lets hope tose are good symptoms -i have those too!

LIW (Lady In Waiting) said...

I jusst found your blog and realized that we are on very similar schedules with our first IUIs. We received 2 injections and the second was this morning. And the time is already dragging, though I am trying so hard not to get my hopes up!

Hang in there. 2wws are killers.

Sarah said...

hang in there, you're getting there!

and even once you're pregnant most docs say you can have up to two cups of coffee a day, so i wouldn't get too worked up about your two caffienated drinks. whatever gets you through the wait with some semblance of sanity!