4dp3dt... starting to obsess... more...

I was just looking up info about implantation:
The embryo first moves into the uterus at about 80 hours after ovulation. The implantation process begins about 3 days later. When it reaches the uterus, the fertilized egg burrows into the lining of the uterus.

At this stage the fertilized egg is now called a blastocyst, it is a fluid filled cluster of 50 to 60 cells, still multiplying madly. Implantation of the blastocyst occurs at about day 5 to day 8 of embryo development. IVF embryos are usually transferred into the uterus around this stage. The developing embryo is only one-hundredth of an inch long, but is rapidly developing. It can reproduce itself through twinning at any time up to about 14 days after conception; this is how identical twins are caused.The site of the implantation will be the place where the placenta attaches to the uterine wall. After the blastocyst has implanted, it will start to release a hormone called human gonadotrophin hormone (hCG) into your blood stream. (hCG levels provide the basis for detecting a pregnancy with a pregnancy test.)

The hCG level starts off very low, but the concentration rapidly increases on the following days to produce physical pregnancy signs in the woman. These hormonal signals tell the lining of the uterus to stay in place and not disintegrate as it normally would during menstruation.

At this time you may have an intuitive sense that something is up, you might have a strange taste in your mouth, or your breasts may feel a little odd. These faint clues could be the first signs that a baby is burrowing in. Your baby is the size of a pinhead!

We are 4 days past a 3-day transfer. Implantation usually takes place as early as 2 days after a 3-day transfer, up to about 5 days later (or that's the range from the quote above). I am so hopeful that someone is taking up residence right now, and is all burrowed in and kicking off some good hcg so when I start testing tomorrow evening I won't have TOO long to wait before seeing that beautiful 2nd line! I cannot wait to be able to send my IPs a picture and let them know it worked!! :)

I am not taking any of my "symptoms" as anything more then meds related, but I still wonder if they mean anything "real"! I have a lot of low heavy pressure again, and my breasts are sore today. They've had moments of soreness off and on, but today they feel heavy and a little achy. I woke up in a foul mood too. :( One of those days where you should probably crawl back in bed for the safety of those you love!

I am already peeing a lot more than normal too - but again I think it must somehow be related to the meds because I remember this happening after my last transfer which didn't take, so I know it wasn't an early pregnancy symptom. I'm being better about drinking more water too, since I'm pretty much cutting soda out of my diet for the moment. No caffeine right now, and Diet Coke is my favorite so I figured I could give it up. I'm getting a bit of a headache today too - just what I needed!

Today I'm making an effort to control my food intake - I've eaten WAY too much junk over the past week since starting progesterone and its going to catch up with me very quickly so I'm tracking on SparkPeople.com again to help monitor and hopefully help me make better food choices and pay more attention to physical hunger versus head hunger again. I've been doing so good with that prior to starting progesterone, I think it caught me by surprise! So far I've had a packet of instant oatmeal and 2 small bananas for breakfast. That should get me through to lunch, and lots of water in between. :)

I am rambling again, I've been doing that a lot lately! Hopefully today will go almost as quickly as the last couple have and I'll be able to look forward to POASing tomorrow evening!!

We are going to a basketball game tonight, Kent's never been to one, hopefully he'll enjoy it. I have GOT to catch a nap before getting him from daycare this afternoon, I am exhausted and won't be able to go to bed early if we're going to the game. Something super easy is definitely on my list for dinner tonight!!


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