Sunday, May 18, 2008

One way to lose that IVF bloat

So my mother, who is visiting, came down with this gastrointestinal bug on Friday that put her totally out of commission. I'd heard of a few other people around town with this, too, so it must be sweeping the area.

Yesterday, the day we were going to have So.ren's first birthday party, both my husband and I came down with it, me worse than him. We had to cancel the party. My husband had recovered by about 7pm, but it took me until this morning. I guess it's just a matter of time until So.ren gets it. It was a very painful stomach bug -- like where your tummy and intestines actually hurt -- and I don't want my little fellow to have to go through that.

Because of my puking, I was worried about keeping down the es.trace. I wondered how big of a problem this would be, and this is what finally forced me to POAS. And, lo and behold, the second line came up. It seemed a bit faint for me for 8dp5dt, but it's a little darker this morning. Holy crap!

Beta is tomorrow. I know lots of people on the Internets lately (in buddy groups and blogs) who seem to be getting strong, early HPT BFPs and then to have low-ish or nondoubling betas, so I am very cautious. Also, I have a sharp pain on my right ovary for some reason.

But: whoa!
Updated to include photo of HPTs.

16 comments:

My Reality said...

Oh wow! Great news (not the stomach bug, the second line!!)

Sue said...

Wonderful news about the HPT. Hope you get great numbers with your beta!

Jamie said...

I'm so sorry you had to cancel the party, but excited for you that you saw two lines! Bring on baby deux!! :)

Heidi said...

So sorry about the bug, but yeah, yeah, yeah on that second line!

TLB said...

Squeeee! I knew it. Hang in there, little embie. Wish I were there to celebrate.

Heather said...

Sending you good thoughts for a great beta!!

Thalia said...

hey great news! Hoping the darkening line is the start of something wonderful.

Bella said...

Wow!! I hope this the start of a great year for all of you!

statia said...

Congrats. Still keeping my fingers crossed.

msf said...

i can't tell whether it's better or worse that i'm seeing this now (just got home). am sending the best cautiously optimistic vibes possible. we will have to commiserate asap.

Jess said...

Ooooh! Good news! I hope things all come out perfectly with the betas!!

Sorry about the party. Ugh! That sucks! Happy belated birthday to Soren, though!!

Helen said...

Congratulations! I hope the beta goes well!

Jane said...

Yahooo!! My fingers and toes are crossed for a kickass beta, etc.

Meg said...

Wow, cool, MM! That's awesome.

Hopeful Mother said...

Hoping for good beta #s. So sorry about the pukiness...

twirl said...

OMG... YAY, little blast!