Am feeling not very well, no idea the relative contribution of hcg and sleeplessness, since Pob has developed the unfortunate habit of waking at about 4 and crying on and off for an hour or so before going back to sleep. Any ideas? If I go in she's fine, just sitting there hanging out, holding our her arms to be picked up (which I usually don't do). I'm wondering if we should cut back on her daytime sleep. She currently has a nap at 9ish for about an hour and a half, and another at about 1300 for about another hour and a half, goes to bed at seven and usually we get her up at seven. She is clearly tired for both of those naps - rubbing her eyes, complaining etc., and will often take off for the stairs and start climbing up them around nap time. And she doesn't create any fuss about going down. So I'm at a bit of a loss, and very tired.
I do think the hcg is contributing at some level, the queasiness I'm feeling seems unlike the usual tiredness symptoms. I've not had morning sickness before, just an unnerving desire to eat when I was pregnant with Pob, I wonder if this is it. I guess the next few days will tell.
In answer to questions over the last few days:
- There is no particular reason to believe this is multiples. It is of course not impossible but note: (i) hcg values are very similar to Pob's and to my first pregnancy, both of which were singletons. (ii) there is no link between doubling times and the presence of multiples, and (iii) not much link between total hcg value on any particular day and multiples - see betabase for details. So the only thing that will tell us for sure is the scan, but personally I think it's a singleton and I'm just hoping desperately that it sticks around
- I am on clexane (lovenox) and baby aspirin as well as IM progesterone. The clexane (20mg/day) is prescribed, the aspirin is self-medicated. Started both the day after egg collection. I loathe and detest the new clexane syringes which sanofi-aventis has introduced - much harder to use and orders of magnitude more packaging. Hate.
- I had been taking DHEA for one month before the cycle started, and continued through to the positive pregnancy test. I have no idea if it had an effect or not, but have a suspicion based on how much better the embryos were this time. Oficially it's supposed to take 4 cycles to have an effect due to its involvement early in folliculogenesis, but maybe not. But if you are thinking about giving it a try, Dr Candour's response to my question was "can't hurt, might help." So there you go
Thanks for all the lovely comments people, I'm very lucky to have you.