Welcome to our 2WW group Tickle!!!
This is my second Stim cycle. The first one was certainly harder.
I remember my first cycle- I was crazy using "Dr Google" for every symptom of progesterone, every early pregnancy symptom... everything I should/ shouldn't eat. It made me very stressed. Especially when it ended the worst way- with a BFP (Big Fat Positive) that then failed to continue due to the HcG levels not rising enough for it to be a viable pregnancy. After that I had a cancelled FET (frozen embryo transfer) 1 hour before transfer as the embryo failed to defrost. After 2 cycles of stress and tears I am over that sort of stress.
This time I am taking a more relaxed attitude. At this point I have done everything I can- I went to all the blood tests, took all my fertility drugs on time and properly, attended every appointment...I have done all I was asked to, including taking all the vitamins to start a healthy pregnancy.
At this point nature will be nature. What will be will be. I can't change anything now, other than to be careful to avoid things like over heating or eating contaminated food.
By this time next week I will know- or earlier if AF (Aunt Flow: period) shows up. If it is BFN, then I will have a cry and make an appointment for the FS (fertility specialist) to plan another cycle.
If it's a BFP then great, but only Step One for me.
Then the biggest wait starts: I have to wait for the Hcg has to rise to confirm the pregnancy is viable, wait for an ultrasound to see a heartbeat, then I have to wait to get to far along enough for genetic testing as I am over 40.
Assuming all is good, it's a long haul while I wait some more for the baby to be viable gestation- I have a risk it may come premature as I have a poor pregnancy history with pre-eclampsia.
Big picture for me is the 2WW is really quite short, and only means I either start a new wait or try again. Hopefully I get to start the next wait!
I hope for you, the 2WW is short, positive and continues to a baby!
When's your blood test Tickle?
Some ladies will try and find out before the BT (blood test) with a home pregnancy test (POAS= Pee on a stick). Do you think you'll POAS? I'm just going to wait because I figure it will be same by next Saturday anyway.