Life with Baby K

June 23, 2008

Not so naive this time…

Filed under: Uncategorized — by Jess @ 7:50 am

So I am definitly not taking this cycle for granted like I took the last one. Last cycle I had complete faith that everything would work out perfectly. This time I am questioning everything. I was concerned when I didn’t get much of a period last week after stopping my BCP. But the nurses told me that was fine and that my lining wasn’t very thick last cycle due to the BCP. Okay that made since to me. So last night I took my first stim shot, which was considerably more meds than last time. 300 units of gonal-f instead of 225 and 2 vials of menopur instead of one. The shot went fine, no problem. So today I am at work and I go into the bathroom and my spotting had turned into full fledged period flow. I started to freak out. Thankfully way back months ago I programed every single number related to the IVF process in my cell. So I had the on call RE paged because damn it I am not going to let anything go wrong this time. So the RE calls me back and assured me that it was fine and not to worry about it. She said if I wanted to I could take a Motrinto slow down the bleeding. After I got off the phone I started to feel like a fruitloop for calling her for something that seemed so small. But then I thought about it and realized that is why they are on call. To answer calls from crazy psychotic IVF patients who had their first cycles canceled. So I decided that I did the right thing.

So this evening I was giving myself my shot and when I pulled the needle out, it started bleeding! That never happened before either. But it stopped bleeding easily and I had done the injection on the side of my stomach that I had a lot of pain and bruising with last time. I think that there may still be some under skin bleeding, which is probably worse now that I am back on the baby aspirin. Since it stopped bleeding quickly I decided to let it slide.

Which begs the question, where am I going to see blood next that surprises and alarms me??

Oh, and I want to document that today after one shot I could feel twinges in my right ovary. And my boobs are bothering me a little. I am interested in seeing and keeping track of how it feels everyday of this cycle since last cycle everything stalled out over the weekend of my friends wedding, the weekend that I stopped feeling any twinges. For crying out loud I am going to be a wreck when I do finally get pregnant!!!

Hope everyone had a good weekend!





  1. Good luck! It’s better to call instead of obsessing.

    Comment by nancy — June 23, 2008 @ 10:42 am |Reply

  2. I bled sometimes when I did the injects; sometimes there was a lot of blood and sometimes none at all. I think it’s normal…

    And yes, you will be a crazy pregnant lady, I sure am! lol After all we went though, how can we not obsess?

    Comment by La La — June 25, 2008 @ 3:55 am |Reply

  3. SubQ should not bleed much. Try an injection site that you normally do that doesn’t bleed.Make sure use right needle size or check with doctor on using same needles as people on insulins, those are much less painful since insulin injections for thosefolks are for life.

    Comment by Carol — June 26, 2008 @ 5:56 am |Reply

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