Oopsy, I’ve been a little ahead of myself so far. Turns out that even though you can calculate your due date from your retrieval or your 3 days transfer, it turns out that may not be the actual due date. Who knew?! Anyway, I thought I was 7 weeks 6 days today, but I guess squirrel implanted a little later because he/she is at 7 weeks 2 days. Completely normal, says the RE. I will trust her. Now I’m off to the OB as a normal pregnant lady….weird!
One thing I wasn’t expecting today was that they told me I could stop my progesterone suppositories today. She said to go ahead and finish what I have (which would be enough to make it through Saturday) but that I could technically stop today. Whaaaaat? I thought I was supposed to be on these things until 10 weeks. Now I’m hearing that I can stop before I’m even 8 weeks? Hmmm… I’m thinking I may cheat the system. Instead of stopping today, and instead of taking all three doses each day until Saturday, I may just take two doses per day and drag it out until I am officially 8 weeks.
When did everyone else stop their progesterone? My friend who did IVF last year said that stopping the progesterone would be stressful and she is absolutely right. I feel like that’s my baby growing safety net. Eeeep!!
I am going to call the OB today and see what my next step is…. pretty exciting! I have no idea what to expect from here on out. New territory!!
P.S. Baby heartbeat = amazing. I can’t wait to hear it!