G and I have always felt like the 2 week wait is one of the most excruciating parts of the infertility process. You start the wait full of hope and optimism and as the days count down, it slowly drains and peaks based on how are bodies are feeling, or as I like to say how our bodies are tormenting us. During fertility treatments ovulation can be induced with a HCG injection which mimics pregnancy symptoms. As the HCG injection fades from your blood stream your symptoms fade and are replaced with PMS symptoms which too can mimic pregnancy symptoms. So what’s a girl to do?
I find this time the hardest for me personally because I am so excited of the prospects of conceiving again that I begin to “symptom spot” and agonize over every little change in my body. I begin to compare these symptoms with my last 2 pregnancies…how are they the same or how are the different? As they change so does my mood. The swings go from sure I am to sure I am not. I try so hard to not let the symptoms dictate how I feel, but that is not always easy to do.
This time I have some techniques that our counselor and my acupuncturist have given me to help keep me calm and relaxed during the wait. I am also going to try and dive into a few things that can take my mind off the waiting and just enjoy myself. (G may have 15 afghans by the end of this) There are a few songs that I like to listen to when I am stressed that really help while we are in this part of the cycle as well. One of my favorites is “While I’m Waiting” by John Waller.
Check it out at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3b2jw1rjBc
While we are waiting we ask that you please keep those thoughts, prayers, well wishes and fingers crossed for us! :)