Thursday, October 10, 2013

Extra Cautious.

First - I want to say that I have a hard time thinking of post titles.. so I apologize in advance if they don't make sense.

Second - I know that I wrote a post called the-decision but lets face it.. I need you gals. This 2WW is not as bad as I thought but I like that I can share simple stuff on the blog. Nobody has really commented on any of my posts about this but at least I have them written down to show our future kid.

So yesterday I went to the gym for the first time in a week. Last Thursday I had a early appointment, Friday my Father in law arrived at 6am, and well Monday - Tuesday we were just scared. Scared that we would cause our little embryo to leave its little uterus nest. I know the progesterone is like our little super glue holding our little embryo in but we are extra cautious. I finally went yesterday did 2 miles on the elliptical, our half mile walk around the base & a 1 mile stationary bike ride. Mr P is super cautious.. "don't lift any weights", "go really slow on the elliptical - like a walk", "babe, you are going to fast.. drop your speed to 5.0". It's sweet & annoying at the same time. I've been saying for months now that I want to control my weight gain & have a healthy pregnancy that included being at the gym. As I was leaving the gym I felt some cramping - just like the day & night before. I got home & called the Dr's office.

So. With the HCG shot & the progesterone shot it's normal to feel cramping.. very mild cramping. Like on a scale of 1-5 it should be around a 1. I usually feel my cramping around the time for a new dose of the progesterone. Anyway, "the cramping is totally normal & a good sign" she said "the cramping could signify implantation which you would feel considering the circumstances". {But if the cramping becomes more intense it could mean that the pregnancy didn't take}. I instantly felt better. I asked "in your professional opinion should I be going to the gym?" she said that if I had been a IVF patient it would be out of the question & that I needed to be taking it easy. She didn't see the harm in alight cardio workout or a simple yoga class but nothing more then that. She also said that spotting is usually associated with the progesterone & not to freak out if that occurs & she described what I was looking for if it was a 'bad' thing.

The hubby left me this morning all curled up in our bed & went to the gym without me. I guess thats his way of telling me to stay out of the gym. He is completely fitting the "Papa Bear" syndrome & we aren't even officially pregnant yet. Oh man this is all going to be so much fun! (dripping sarcasm) At this point in early beginning I can't seem to figure out what I want to eat. nothing tastes good & my body is craving something I haven't put my fingers on. Otherwise I feel the same as I did last week & the week before. My energy level has depleted since the start of the meds & hasn't returned. Hoping this is the start to a beautiful embryo wanting to become a baby.. fingers, toes, hair, & eyes crossed!

4 comments:

  1. I am so excited that you are letting your followers go through this journey with you. I know we are all rooting for you! I totally get that you want to work out and stay fit especially during a pregnancy. I know I want to do the same someday. I would also feel very paranoid about going to the gym for fear I would mess something up. I can't wait until yours and your husband's dream of being parents comes true!

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    1. Well thank you. Sometimes I feel like I just bore you all with these details & emotions. The Dr finally told me to stay out of the gym until we find out our results. I had to call. haha! Thank you SO Much!!!! <3, Amy

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  2. I'm SO excited for you guys!!!

    I did a ton of cramping for both pregnancies (it's wicked how much like a period they are). So cramping is good. Also little bit of spotting is normal around 4-8 weeks. Not everyone does it I did with both babies more with the first than the second (still scared me but yanno). :) :) :) Has something to do with the implantation and some stretching going on.

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    1. All the cramping has really scared me but I'm so comforted to know that I'm not the only one. I"m terrified of spotting - I have not had that happen yet!! Thank you ~ that means a lot & it's very comforting!! <3, Amy

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