A little bit of pregnancy news; I am now in the 6th week and apparently this is the time when the embryo spurts from the size of an orange pip to the size of a blueberry.
Dr (not usual Dr as he is away being an amazing Dr abroad) has told me the only exercise I should do is swimming because cycling isn’t recommended. Very annoying as we just got a new exercise bike. Hey ho.
I have been having a few panics and flaps about the fact that this is going to be a real person who will eventually grow into a real adult (and an adolescent first >.< ).
M and I both got our week 5 levels (My blogging friend Jenn told me I ought to clarify who ‘M’ is – she is the girl who contacted me because of the blog, and has ended up at the same clinic, with a cycle (and therefore transfers and clinic days, and even a due date) synched with mine!) :
R: 25618 M:34000 Average: 4090 / Range: 2000 -6530
Dr told me she would expect my levels to indicate twins, and M’s to indicate triplets. Yikes!
It has been driving me crazy not being able to talk about this. I am tired and bloated, but the main issue I am having is my boobs – they have taken on a life of their own. I mean they look round and firm, but I have new thread veins on them and my areolas are massive and puffed up. And they hurt!
I know it is early days, but i refuse to worry endlessly about the possibility that the embryo may stop developing. I will have to deal with that if and when I come to it.