I have been super busy since my last post... eeek! We had back to school night on Wednesday, so my week prior to that was spent getting ready for BTSN. And I have had a house guest since Thursday night. Saturday morning I went to a local parade with my bestie, her hubby and their daughter. It was nice, very low key and pretty long. We didn't stay for the whole thing but enjoyed ourselves. We also learned we need to be on the main street since the bands were done playing when they got to us! Later that evening, I went to Carmel with some friends and spent the night at a friend's house. We went to the beach on Sunday morning for a bit and just enjoyed the sun and the beautiful weather! Yesterday, hubby and I went to my cousin's house for dinner and were able to visit and see their new home. It was a nice weekend.
So here is my most recent exciting news...as of today, I am predni.sone free!!!!!!!!!!!! Unfortunately, my face seems to be very swollen and puffy (much to my disgrace this past Thursday, picture day!) but I am thankful that perhaps it was my key to actually getting pregnant. I just Dr. Googled it again and saw that easy bruising is another side effect. hmm...I have lots of bruises right now and in the past few weeks. That could explain it. I also just realized that my rosac.ia has some little bumps on it...maybe it's from the puffyness? Any of you ladies have the same issue with pred?
I am so, so thrilled that we are actually pregnant. It still seems so surreal but I am hoping I will feel better after our u/s tomorrow. I am nervous and so afraid of what could happen. But I am trying to NOT think about that and just relax a bit and just focus on being excited about it instead of nervous. (Not sure how well that will work!..trying!) Still doing acupuncture and paid for 10 more sessions, since they give you a bit of a break if you do (buy 10, get 1 free) so it breaks it down to about $61.50 a session instead of $67.50. I took another HPT on Wednesday night and made Hubby stand there and watch it change. It's so magical....to actually see it change. So freakin cool. I have one more, not sure when I will do it. I am excited to hear what our next steps are going to be.
PIO shots are beginning to suck more and more. I feel like we are running out of non-sore spots and once the needle goes in it feels as though all my muscle is bruised in there. But, since we inject so slowly, I have hardly any lumps! It's just sore, which is to be expected.
Went into one of Hubby's stores this weekend. It looked fantastic and very spooky since the lights aren't too bright inside. I was being introduced around and one of the girls looks at me and says.."Oh yeah, congratulations on the baby!" She totally caught me off guard since no one is supposed to know (thank you manager for opening your yap to apparently everyone in the store!!!) and I managed to mutter a thank you. I was so pissed!! I really don't want perfect strangers (at least to me..) knowing right now. I mean come on!! I told Hubby and asked him to talk to the manager (who has already bought us our first baby gifts...very sweet of her, she knew we have been doing IVF) and she said she didn't realize she shouldn't say anything. hmmm, I kinda thought it was common knowledge to wait awhile. guess not. But at least I can laugh at it, since my face probably projected the look of not being very happy. I wonder if she thinks this pregnancy was an accident. HAH!!
I am feeling pretty much as normal as can be. I am tired but I can't tell if it's just from being busy with work and life or from the pregnancy. Maybe both, who knows. I don't feel sick or anything yet, which I am thankful for as well. My twinnie had easy pregnancies, but since our bodies are obviously not the same when it comes to baby making, we shall see! My boobs are the only thing that is a real symptom for me....yikes. Very full and quite bodacious...ooh la la. I have to wear a bra or sports bra all the time. My hands and feet seems to not be as hot anymore...although last week I was hanging onto table legs or anything else cool on Monday during library. We are having an indian summer here this week, although the grocery clerk told me it's supposed to rain next week.
Off to catch up on your blogs!!! Goodnight!!!