Wow… a post series I never thought I’d get the chance to write. It’s a little surreal to be typing Pregnancy Bumpdate as a headline. When you deal with infertility for 10 years, some times it just feels like it will never happen… but here we are! 5 weeks pregnant!
To be honest, I feel like I’m further along. It’s hard to truly tell how far along I am because the embryo transfer didn’t quite follow my ovulation cycle, and we transferred a day-6 blast. However, going by my last period, I’m a little over 5 weeks.
If you haven’t already, please check out Our Infertility Story and my IVF Series. We’ve been trying to get pregnant for 5 years now and we’re so excited to finally be pregnant with our first baby via IVF!
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5 Weeks Pregnant After IVF
HOW FAR ALONG: 5 Weeks!
GENDER: No idea yet! We did not do genetic testing on our one embryo.
BABY SIZE: The size of an apple seed. 0.13 inches.
CRAVINGS: Taco Bell crunchy tacos. They’re the only thing that I can’t get enough of right now and some days they’re the only thing that sounds good. Other food thoughts make me gag.
AVERSIONS: Nothing really stands out. Some moments the thought of any food makes me want to gag.
MOVEMENT: Too early for that! 🙂
WHAT I’M WEARING: My HOPE Infertility Awareness shirt and some leggings! I love the shirts I designed and I wore them to most of our frozen embryo transfer cycle appointments. They’re extremely soft and I can’t get enough of them! I have two and totally want more!
BELLY BUTTON: Very much an “innie”
SICKNESS: I’ve had some PMS type symptoms so I’m gonna chalk them up to the progesterone in oil shots I’m still on instead of pregnancy. However, I have had moments of nausea and queasiness. Example, the thought of food making me want to gag. There have been moments where I felt sick after eating too, but nothing major yet.
WEIGHT GAIN: None!
PHYSICAL CHANGES: Boobs are very sore/firm and I’m cramping every now and then.
WORKOUT ROUTINE: Just walking and some light weight lifting. I try to get at least 30 minutes of active time a day. Most of that is just walking in place while watching TV or YouTube.
WHAT WE’VE PURCHASED: We haven’t made any new purchases yet. The news is still SO NEW and hasn’t really hit yet! However, I did purchase some onesies to make my pregnancy announcement post. I made my own onesie (among others) that are in my new Etsy Shop, Pineapple Lane.
MOST EXCITED ABOUT: Being Pregnant! Everyone has been so nice and excited for us and that’s been making me so happy. I’ve been connecting with other IVF community members and answering a lot of questions about our FET.
The next most important thing I’m excited about is our FIRST ULTRASOUND. We still have a few weeks until that happens but we’re so excited. I cannot wait!
LEAST EXCITED ABOUT: Morning sickness, I guess? OR unsolicited pregnancy “advice”. It’s weird… when you announce you’re pregnant it’s like an open invitation for other women who are, or have been, pregnant to tell you all about how you’re gonna be sick and feel miserable. Almost like they’re saying “You’re gonna regret getting pregnant!”. I’m sitting here thinking to myself “Damn, I’ve worked hard for 5 years to get pregnant. Please let me enjoy every single moment of pregnancy, good and bad.” I get their intentions are probably not bad at all, but man did I get annoyed real easily. LOL.
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