Saturday, January 30, 2010

Still holding my breath

Just heard from the clinic and we're now up to 1340. That embryo is motoring.

My progesterone is a mood (un)enhancing, husband snapping, nerve fraying 173. We're really feeling that one - or at least Mr G is. Not that he's being noble about it. He just keeps telling me how highly strung I am and that i need to calm down. I KNOW THAT!!!!! (Said in shouty voice) Not that easy when you're pumping syringes full of chemically induced hormonal angst into your butt muscles every night. I wonder if normal pg women are terrorists?

Never mind, it's all in a good cause. The best cause.

It's bitterly cold again and there was a thin layer of snow out there when i left for today's beta. They didn't tell us that was coming. It melted in Central Lon.don when the sun actually came out today. Long may that continue.

I'm writing a piece for a restaurant mag and struggling to concentrate. I've visited 2 cafes in the last couple of days that i'd like to write about - one excellent one in Hampst.ead - Ginger & White and a second, in Maryleb.one, which was also worth a return visit - mostly for the ice cream bar part of it, called Cocorino. Whilst i've enjoyed gorging myself on cranberry granola, porridge, oreo cupcakes and red velvet cupcakes, banana caramel cake and olive bread, i've still not really got it nailed and have a deadline looming. My brain has been a bit (entirely) ambushed by this embryo. I need to find a bit of focus.

B started swimming lessons yesterday. We both went and Mr G went in. I should have vanished, because my screaming son only wanted me. I ended up borrowing a swimsuit and going in to hold him. Once he'd seen other babies enjoying themselves and worked out it could be fun in there he released his clamped arms and legs from around me and started to actually enjoy himself. I backed off so Mr G could do the Daddy thang as planned and they had a great time splashing around. He was enjoying it so much that when it was time to give back the float to the teacher he just said "na" and snatched it away from her. He was so happy on our drive home - I hope next week starts where we left off...

Next beta is on Monday. We're catching up with B's scores, but still only about half of what they were last time. Main thing is that it's moving.

7 comments:

Bee Cee said...

Every embryo is different so don't compare honey. The good news like you say is that things are going in the right direction and you would have snapped someone's hand off it they'd offered you this a few weeks ago. Keep hanging in there and try your best to keep sane! xx

Betty M said...

I agree with Bee Cee. Comparisons are impossible. My L started as a 48 at 12dp2dt. Z was in the 150s. Its the going up thats the key.

And yes - this latest one has proved to me that the crazy has nothing to do with whether its ivf or not - that progesterone can turn you into a mad thing!

Soapchick said...

So far so good! Fingers crossed!

meandbaby said...

Congratulations!!

calliope said...

oh wow!!! what amazing news!!

cowgirltn said...

Welcome back to blog world and congratulations on the great beta numbers.

littlezen said...

Here from L & F, Congratulations!!!