IVF #2: 5dpt Update

It’s only been five days since transfer, but it feels like it’s been so much longer! The two-week-wait is taking its jolly, sweet time. 

I don’t have tons to report other than (gasp) gas. It’s not lady-like, but I’m feeling pretty gassy, and have been ever since the first day after transfer. Every now and then, I’ll catch a wave of nausea, but I feel like it’s all stemming from my overly active digestive system. 

I had pain in the right side of my uterus yesterday, and the day before. Although, I had that in my failed IVF cycle too. I have seen zero signs of implantation bleeding, but for once, I’d really like to see just a tinge of blood! 

Last night I had a dream that I took a home pregnancy test and it was negative. I woke up feeling pretty bummed about that. Hopefully that’s just my fears coming through in my dreams, and it doesn’t mean anything. 

My close friends have been really sweet and checking in on me frequently. My good buddy brought me fonuts at work (they are delicious baked donuts, not fried. You’ve gotta try them) and a sweet card. I’m lucky to have such loving friends. 

Thanks, K! This was the perfect message for me. πŸ’—


I went to therapy this week because I was feeling pretty blue. We talked about how difficult it is to go through this process again. The most frustrating part for me is the utter lack of control we have over the outcome. Chris and I are hard workers, and if we had any ability to influence the cycle, you bet we’d be doing whatever we could. It’s hard to feel so powerless. 

We are doing our best to stay positive, and when we start to doubt, or feel down, we just remind ourselves of the facts: our embryo is healthy, and good quality. My uterus looks great. Our transfer went beautifully. We have reasons to be hopeful, and we should keep our heads held high. 

Beta is next Friday, October 2nd. We’ll post the results here once we’ve had time together process the news. Thanks for all the good thoughts, prayers, and well-wishes we’ve received from you all. We feel such a strong support from this community. We’re sending all our warmth and love right back at all of you.  


44 thoughts on “IVF #2: 5dpt Update

  1. B.s says:

    That 2week wait was the worst. It gives you just enough time to let your mind wonder just a little to much. Stay positive and hopeful, easier said than done, I know. Hoping and praying that you get good news, I’m anxious for you! Good luck! πŸ™πŸ»πŸ’—

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  2. ashleykyleanderson says:

    I am carrying you guys in my heart each day of this 2ww. I know how hard it is to feel so powerless, and I am feeling the same way right now because I would also do anything I could for this to be your positive cycle too. Try to do as much as you can to stay distracted and, just so you know, implantation bleeding only occurs 1/3 of the time so don’t worry too much about what is and isn’t happening! You guys are so strong and have come so far. Keeping my fingers crossed!! πŸ€πŸ’—

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    • heatherhopeful says:

      Thank you, Ashley! That’s really good to know. I really appreciate you thinking about us. You’ve been one of our biggest supporters all along, and we can’t thank you enough for that. Sending hugs your way. Hope all is looking up for you two.


  3. L&D says:

    Hello, I love your blog, the needing to pee part before egg retrieval cracked me up! I am currently on day 10 of my first IVF ICSI cycle, had my last scan today and trigger tonight with egg retrieval booked for Tuesday morning.. I too am going to have to wait for another months today at my scan I had 24 follicles so my body is too crazy to have any embryos implanted this month. Am looking forward to getting the retrieval over and done with though! Hope I don’t have to wait too long in the waiting room!!

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  4. thegreatpuddingclubhunt says:

    What a beautiful quote your friend sent you. It is perfect. These type of ‘pains’ sound like a good thing to me πŸ™‚ I have dreamed in the past about getting BFPs many times, and they never came true! so I really don’t believe you can ever tell the difference between which dreams are your body subconsciously telling you something or your mind playing games with you. But I know how real they can feel when you wake up and they screw with your head.
    I am hoping so so much for you! You will be sharing your results after I head off into the mountains and I am not sure what internet access will be like, so I want you to know I will be thinking of you on Friday and sending positive thoughts your way X

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    • heatherhopeful says:

      Thank you, Dani. That’s a good reminder not to read too much into dreams. You’re so right that they can really mess with you, though. Thanks for the hope and the positive thoughts. Have a wonderful trip to the mountains. I hope you get to do some unwinding there. You deserve it. ❀


  5. myivfdiary2015 says:

    Your words are so inspirational to others going through this process. You logically go through your thoughts and your positive outlook is commendable. The 2ww is a right pain, every day turns into hours! But as each one passes you’re one day closer. Are you going to wait until the 2nd or do an early test? I’m not sure which takes more nerve! We tested early on both occasions. Above all, remain positive – your doing so well and both should be very proud xxxx

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  6. crazy4ababy says:

    Feeling good about this one for you. I go for my third beta tomorrow but I still feel the same anxiety I felt waiting for my first beta. Enjoy the moment with your husband. I am praying for a positive result for you on Friday!

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  7. Amanda says:

    I’m in my second day of bed rest after having our transfer yesterday and just catching up on the blog world. I am so anxious and hopeful for you!! Day after tomorrow you will have your results. Sending you tons of positivity!!


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