Thursday, 12 March 2015

Fifty Shades of Bruise

Thanks to the recent release of Fifty Shades of Grey I doubt I'm the only woman in the UK walking around with a bruised arse wondering if yesterday's exertions have left me  pregnant.

My bruises are as a result if the progesterone injections rather than any leather-based slap and tickle, though some of the instruments the doctor used yesterday would add a new dimension to the more adventurous bedroom. I'm sure the husband has never examined my cervix as closely as she did when I was winched open.


The husband clearly felt so, I had to stop him nipping into the wankatorium for a quick one off the wrist for old times sake.

Everything went really well.

This is worrying me.

I don't have anything to complain about.

Remember last time when the insertion was - and I can say this with full knowledge now - worst than labour?

Yesterday it was so quick and easy it was almost a pleasure.

The doctor was incredibly upbeat about her "dream team" and their success rates.

And my embryo looks like a perfect little already-hatching baboushka.

If I had one complaint it would the ridiculous length of time I am supposed to wait to test for pregnancy.

16 days.


I mean if I do get pregnant I'll be practically ready to give birth before I find out if it worked at that rate.

I will test a bit earlier, the question is how early.

I've never gone for the testing from 4 days after the transfer I think the earliest has been about 9 or 10 days.

I suspect the reason my clinic asks us to wait so unendurably long isn't because you can't get a positive earlier - of course you can - but maybe they don't want the joy of a positive to be followed by a crash should the pregnancy turn out to be a shortlived chemical one. By 16 days a positive should mean a positive.

So here is the plan.

I am going to try and hold out as long as I can, there is no way I will wait 16 day a max of 14. But I won't post here until two weeks after the transfer.

I'm going to step away from the computer and try and enjoy this purgatory.

Wish me luck!


  1. awww, that is one cute baboushka. And um, for my entertainment you could post poas pictures every day now for the next 16 days.
    Enjoy your 'pupo' status which ever way you like!

  2. GOOD LUCK! 16 days to wait, no way!

  3. Awwww - the hatchling looks lovely!

    2 weeks of no posting? What are we to do with ourselves?

    It's always easier the second time! Much luck!

  4. Powodzenia, little babushka!

  5. The very best of luck... and keeping fingers and toes crossed for good news in your next post!

  6. Best of luck to you! Another reason you may need to wait a little longer is because I've heard that frozen embryos are a little slower to dig in and start putting off good amounts of HCG. Anywho, we will be here waiting for the results. My everything is crossed for you!!

  7. Embryo looks great!! All the luck in the World to you!!

  8. ha ha, actually loled for real at 'a quick one off the wrist' in the 'wankatorium'-- genius!!
    Really hope this one decided to hang around in there for 9 months or so. Good luck!

  9. 16 days?!? That's ridiculous, beta for me is the 23rd (11dpt) and even that seems forever away.

    Beautiful looking blast, good luck xx

  10. Sandy in Florida15 March 2015 at 20:56

    Ugggh, that's going to be the longest 16 days ever. Good luck :) Fingers crossed.

  11. Thinking of you and hoping things are going well!


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