Wow, I really didn't mean to make you all wait for so long before getting an update!! The last two weeks have been a crazy whirlwind, full of good things!
Last Thursday I got my second beta draw. My numbers were 5,105, which is a great number! So we scheduled our first ultrasound, and that just happened to be today. They found my ovaries are still huge, but I don't look nearly as pregnant and I'm not nearly as uncomfortable. But the most important thing is that they saw one gestational sac, with the yolk and everything. Then the best part, they found our new little ones heartbeat. I cried to the point where the ultrasound tech told me she knew I was excited but I had to try to hold still so she could get her measurements! There really is a baby in there. I really am pregnant again. I know I keep saying this, but I think it's finally hitting home!
One of the reasons it still feels unreal is because I'm not feeling a lot of symptoms. I'm definitely more tired, and my nipples are a LITTLE more tender, I've had a couple small random bouts of nausea, but not really a whole lot more than that. I'm 6 weeks 3 days pregnant. With Bug at this point in my pregnancy my boobs hurt SO bad (and had for weeks), I'd been struggling with insane heartburn, the morning sickness had started when I was about 5 1/2 weeks pregnant, I'd been having headaches already, and I couldn't stand the smell of coffee. These are just the ones I can remember right now, but I'm not really having any of that. It's so strange how different pregnancy can be. I know any/all of it can still hit, and while I won't wish it on, I'll be OK with it.
The OHSS is mostly gone, as I mentioned above I'm still just slightly uncomfortable. I've lost all but 1 pound of the water weight I gained, and I don't expect to lose that last pound nor do I expect the little bit of a tummy I now have to go away. I suspect those will be around now until after baby!!
I feel this overwhelming sense of love in the air around me. Life is good, it really is. I had a good cry, it was interesting. It was happy tears, we have a pregnancy, we have a heartbeat. I think the tears were in part for all that has happened over the last 6 years, since the day we began trying, through failed IVF's, through our separation, the first pregnancy and the thought that K may never be biologically related to our kid(s). It was a tough choice to try IVF one more time, and it was well worth it. Well worth the cost, the stress, the injections, everything. We made the impossible happen.
Life is good.