Tuesday was a great day! We went to the doctor’s office, and they transferred two embryos. One was 1BB, and the other was 1BC (Grade A is the best, but B’s are not bad). I got a call yesterday saying they were able to freeze 4 other embryos, varying from 1CC to 1AA. When we were filling out some extra paperwork, they gave us our blood test day — May 15th. Seeing the 15th on paper felt surreal. It made everything feel like it has gone by so fast, even though we have done a lot leading up to this point.
As far as meds go, I just finished two of them, so I am not only on progesterone (crinone and prometrium) and estrogen patches (starting Tuesday). No major side effects yet except my sleep cycle is all screwed up. I am not allowed to lift anything over 5 lbs, which is very strange to me. I constantly catch myself picking up boxes or a very full laundry basket, only to have to drop them quickly! Despite doctor’s orders (and the fact that I am following them), I do not truly believe picking up something over 5 lbs would hurt anything, though.
One thing I noticed today is that I have lost quite a bit of weight, especially over the past week since the egg retrieval. I have heard that fertility drugs can cause you to gain weight, but that is definitely not true in my case. I have been trying to eat so healthily and avoid caffeine that I had not even considered making sure I am eating enough. So, I am going to see if I can remedy this (I am feeling lots of grapes, pineapple and bacon; strange combination, but yummy!), at least until we find out if we are pregnant, then re-evaluate.
Overall, I feel like we have been incredibly blessed to have such an easy cycle with little pain and side effects. I know this is not the case for everyone, so I am very grateful. I am also so grateful for this feeling of peace and being able to set aside all worries I may have had for this treatment and just let God handle it. Regardless of the outcome, I know we will come out of this stronger.