September 27, 2016
The first few days of waiting really weren’t that bad. I made a vow to myself before the embryo transfer that I would not analyze and google symptoms or take a home pregnancy test on my own. I don’t believe that focusing on the uncertainty is healthy, and it serves no purpose. Because of the drugs I am on (progesterone and estrogen), my body is already mimicking some pregnancy symptoms. Plus, I’ve been on so many different drugs throughout this IVF cycle, that my body could react in very different ways during the third and forth week of my cycle than I am accustomed to. It is very possible to get a false negative or a false positive on a home pregnancy with the various drugs I am on and have been on.
So instead, I have been focusing extra on prayer, reading God’s word, praise and worship and journaling. I want to be prepared for whatever result we receive, positive or negative, and be strong in my faith. I also need to keep a Kingdom perspective so that I am in the right frame of mind to not become stressed out.
I haven’t shared our IVF journey with very many people, but I did share it with my Bible Study Fellowship Group. More on that in a post coming soon.