Is MUCH longer than two weeks. There is no doubt in my mind that something in the progesterone slows down time. The more progesterone, the slower time goes.
So far I still don’t have any symptoms that would jump out and give me a solid indication that there is something happening in my uterus. I have the same twinges, tiredness, backaches, nipple tenderness with slightly sore breasts, moodiness and weepiness that I’ve had since starting progesterone. I am currently 7dp3dt. I feel like something should be happening. Luckily, I’ve read blogs and I have a friend who had no symptoms and still got positives, so I still have hope, but the worry is magnified by a million. The only thing that has kind of seemed new is the bad taste in my mouth that is accompanied by excess saliva which is making me feel a little icky (slightly nauseated). I get this sometimes without being pregnant though. I’ve also been guzzling water, but I think that has a lot to do with the taste in my mouth.
I keep telling my husband that some projectile vomiting would be welcomed as a clear indicator. He suggested rancid chicken, but that’s not exactly what I’m going for. 🙂
Seriously though… how has it not been two weeks yet??
Today I am 3dp3dt (I said I wasn’t going to do that, but I think I might. Easiest way to share the time frame with everyone). Today I’ve been pretty tired, noticed that my heartbeat seems harder or maybe fast or something? I can feel it pulsing through my body when I’m laying down to rest, and walking upstairs leaves me a little winded. The pressure in my abdomen is also increasing, and I know it’s not because of “going” problems this time. (Thank you prune juice!)
Are these symptoms? Nah, way too early for that. I’m sure it’s just the progesterone talking to me. I seem to remember feeling this exact way after every IUI, which leaves me worried because I miscarried after one and had my period after two others. I know the progesterone has continued to keep my breasts sore after injections ended, so all of this other stuff seems like it would be part of the whole shebang. I know everyone says they wish they could just know what’s happening in there, and that it gets redundant after a while, but I really, really, really wish I could know. I feel almost like I do before my period starts, except more pressure and less cramping (although there is cramping). I am bloated like a beast though, so that could definitely explain the pressure. Maybe in the future they could transfer embryos and then just put you to sleep for two weeks? That seems like it would work best for mother and embryos. 🙂 Ah, I guess I’ll just wait some more… tick tock, clock! 8 more days…