As far as symptoms go I really don't feel too different. I mean aside from my giant hyperstim belly. Ha. My breasts are looking like a veiny road map (TMI?) and I get the occasional ligament pain in my stomach when I turn a certain way in bed or if I get up too quickly. Like when I've been napping on the couch and then Blair wakes up. ;) Yay for napping on the reg! I'm more thirsty than normal and peeing every two seconds it seems like. I didn't have any morning sickness with Blair so I'm hoping it stays that way this time around too.
|I think I turned 6 weeks on Wednesday. This is from Sunday and most likely when I will be taking all my pictures since I have to get dressed that day for church. ;)|
I am pretty much dying for Monday to get here. I think once I hear a heart beat(s) I'll relax a bit. Maybe. I mentioned last Friday that I'm a ball of nerves and while that hasn't changed too much I've found some verses that have brought me much peace...
1 Peter 1:6
So be truly glad.[b] There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you must endure many trials for a little while. 7 These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold—though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world. (I just LOVE this verse! I wrote it on my chalkboard.)
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. 9 Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.
I think that I have mentioned before that I am really focusing on taking control of my fearful and negative thoughts. I catch myself doing it and immediately turn to prayer and recite things that I know to be true (such as Bible verses). Satan knows how to make me anxious and not fully enjoy God or live for Him to the best of my ability. I've found peace in prayer. It's a work in progress but I know it's a step in the right direction.
This week we had a lot of rain and so we took the kiddos to the indoor play gym on Thursday. They had a blast and afterwards I had my friend (who is a nurse) give me my estrogen shot in the tush. My other friend made sure to snap a photo of this going down. She's so sweet. ;)
|A day in the life of IVF!|
That's a wrap for now! Thank you for your continued support and prayers. They mean the world to me!