Monday, November 16, 2009

quick weekend recap (not very exciting)

I’m still on house quarantine, so weekends are not very exiting around here. I did insist that my husband walk over to the International Charity Bazaar and have a margarita on my behalf. He also had lunch, a glass of wine, did some shopping, and visited with several friends; all while I laid on the couch and worried. Just kidding, I’m glad he had fun.

We were without a dishwasher throughout the weekend (since last Monday to be exact), but as of this afternoon, it’s repaired, I hope.

While we were living in Berlin, we were asked to move from house A to house B, a move we welcomed. Unfortunately the movers smashed in the front of my slow cooker, though it still worked, so I didn’t say anything. The appliance finally died (due to it’s injury? I’m not sure), so I ordered another one. It arrived on Friday, so I made a roast yesterday. I had planned to throw the broken slow cooker away, but there are a few people who would like to attempt to “fix it” first, so I’ll keep it around for now.

the broken slow cooker

The cramping continues. I have minutes of feeling okay, start to have hope, and then the cramping starts again. Since I have numerous pregnancy tests around, I decided to test again yesterday, stupid, I know. Obviously if I had HCG in my system on Friday, regardless of what is happening now, there is still enough to result in a positive home pregnancy test. Anyway, still positive, still cramping, still occasionally spotting, and still scared to death.

I made an appointment with my GP this week. I need to have a repeat TSH (thyroid) test, and might as well have him draw a beta, too. I’ll let you know, one way or the other.


  1. Oh wow! congrats on the positive test! I wish you weren't having scary cramping with it, tho. I'm hoping the cramping is that little blastocyst digging in and hanging on for dear life. keep us posted. i'll be thinking of you!


  2. I've got a good feeling for you on this. I think the heparin and intralipids are doing their job!

    Your top test looks exactly like mine! (Which I'll take as a good sign for myself since your betas are perfect.) I have my second one tomorrow. I haven't had any cramping or spotting, but the doubts have already started creeping in. IVF is BRUTAL. I just wish I could be a blissfully happy woman who POAS and got a line. It just isn't that easy...

  3. You are in my thoughts, even the cheapie looks great, hold tight, rest and update us as soon as you have more news. I hoping so much it'll work out for you. Love, Fran

  4. The tests look good!

    I wish the cramping would stop for we need something else to worry about!

    Holding you close in my thoughts and prayers!

  5. Yeah. Hoping your cramping goes away but could be the good cramping too. Found you via Andies blog and look forward to reading more good news here soon.

  6. Waiting and waiting with you!! Hang in there! (You too, little one!)

  7. We're praying for you. If it's any help, my mother, who also had fertility problems, had cramps for months instead of morning sickness with my brother. But it's still terrifying and nerve wracking. Sending positive vibes your way!