Thursday, December 30, 2010

Peeing on sticks and other final thoughts for 2010

Thanks to you all for your good wishes and congrats! I so appreciate having you in my life! HUGS!

Now, when will I stop taking pregnancy tests? I have about 25 left and I keep testing.

Anyway, my next appointment for all this is Wednesday. I will have an US and bloodwork. I will officially be 5 weeks preggo then. I asked the nurse if DH should come to the appointment, and she said fine but it wasn't like we'd see much. Hmmm...then what exactly will I see at 5 weeks? I've been googling it as it seems like I might see the sac(s) but not heartbeats.

I think DH is still a little bit in shock. I made the mistake of mentioning that these beta numbers might be twins or triplets (gulp--one blast splitting! yes! It can happen) and he's a bit freaked out. He's just scared to be alone with one, so thinking about more than one is a but daunting. I've had a few moments of flash-freakout when I think about multiples, but overall I am just so darn happy.

I haven't felt any "symptoms." After Wednesday's US, I had some itty bitty brown spots here and there. No cramps, no bleeding, a bit more peeing (but that's been the case since the retrieval), kinda sore boobies, and a tad bit bitchier. We went out to lunch Tuesday with an older couple (60s) who are our friends/old neighbors. They party like they are 21!. Anyway, the dude likes to talk and talk, and for some reason, I had the urge to reach across the table and strangle him. He was getting on my last nerve. I ususally can put up with it. He's just a talker, and I accept it. But not Tuesday.

I spent the last couple of hours doing some last minute accounting and mileage calculations for my medical expense spreadsheet. The total amount we spent for 2010 on weekly acupuncture, IUIs, IVF, and meds is over $22,000. Double gulp! IF sucks, yes it does.

Happy New Year!


Kari said...

That is absolutely a big number!! Mine was 476 at 13dp5dt so I'm excited to hear how the u/s goes. Good luck on Wednesday!!

Anonymous said...

I am so jealous that you are able to have your ultrasound on Wednesday! What is up with my clinic making wait F-O-R-E-V-E-R? I hope everything goes well- Can't wait to hear your news about weather it's 1 or 2 or 3 little babies in your belly! That is funny about your husband- mine is the same way, multiples scare him :)

Allison said...

LMFAO!!! It never gets old, seeing that positive come up. Pee away - they're finally saying what they're supposed to!!

Whew... that's a lotta jack, but I'm so happy that it worked!!

Alex said...

That's so funny about you continuing to POAS. Fun getting the positives, isn't it? I hate my medical expense spreadsheet... I've been working on mine too!

Happy New Year!

Jill said...

Good luck for a great ultrasound! I can't wait to hear how it goes. :) Happy New Baby Year!

Ashley said...

Good luck for your ultrasound, I can't wait to hear about it!

Your poor hubby, it is scary. I can say with experience that having multiples is hard and scary and he should be afraid. :) But it's also super awesome!!

Kitty said...

Glad you are feeling good so far! Hopefully you will have an easy breezy pregnancy the whole way through :)

Holy crap, that's a lot of money. BUT!!! It worked!!! :)

My Infertile Confessions said...

Thank you thank you for the nice comments! We are so excited! Its going to be fun going through this together!

Gurlee said...

So excited for you, even though you are crazy to pee on so many sticks!! hahaha! Good luck on Wednesday!
btw, I tried to email you but it bounced back, you can find me at: chunkbee at yahoo dot com
Thanks :)

SurlyMama said...

Congrats! What an amazing holiday for you!