Monday, November 28, 2011

10dp6dt: waiting for beta #2

I went in for blood work this morning at 8:00 a.m. Hoping to hear from my clinic in the next two hours.

On a medication note, I stopped taking baby aspirin and have started Lovenox. Um, ouch. Lovenox SUCKS. So badly. I was expecting something similar to that of a Follistim injection. Wow, I'm naive.

My first attempt at jabbing the needle into my stomach didn't work. I wasn't applying enough pressure for a thicker needle than I was used to. So the actual injection hurt, the medication burned, and then it bled. And was sore for 10 minutes after.

Thankfully, I have gotten some helpful tips on how to make it more tolerable. Hopefully tonight it goes better.

From what I understand, I will be taking it for at least the first 12 weeks. I hope to learn more when I hear from my clinic today.

Symptom check:
Today is CD29, which is typically CD1 for me. No spotting or anything!

I'm still having bouts of nausea, and still have to pee more frequently. Last night I had a couple light cramps that were close to AF cramps, but not quite as severe. It worried me a bit, but my sticks were even darker today, so I feel better!

I also noticed myself getting tired out more quickly. I ran a bunch of errands yesterday morning, and by the time 10:30 a.m. hit, I was ready to curl up on the couch.

Insomnia has started to kick in a bit. Yesterday morning I woke up at 5 a.m. and could not go back to sleep. Last night I got really intermittent sleep, and was up practically every hour.

Pee stick check:
Still loving my sticks! This morning's was beautifully dark. I think I'm about done POAS!


And the Answers:


  1. Yay! Cant wait to hear what your beta is..

  2. Wow, those are some dark lines@!!!!!!
    I dont think we even need to know your beta!
    Those sound like some good symptoms too!
    I will be checking back, so I cna give you an official congratulations!

  3. What beautiful HPTs :) Lovenox, yeah it sucks royally sometimes! I swear the manufacturer made the dullest needles the could. Ugh. I'm sure someone has probably told you, but... Inject slowly to help with the burn/pain from the medicine. I mean like SUPER slowly. It helps.

  4. Take that control line! I have been out of town with out internet all weekend and I just want you to know that this post has totally made my year!!! I can't wait to hear your beta but I agree with KKasun, we really don't need it... As for the Lovenox, I swear someone sandpapered the tips of those needles! I had the most sucess with a quick stab (like follistim) super uber slow injection (30-45 seconds) let it sit 10 more seconds, pull the needle out slowly. I never iced or anything and in over a month of injections only bruised once and had a tiny amount of blood twice.

  5. People say ice it, but my doc told me not to do that, as it can decrease the medication's effectiveness. I go really really really slowly, and make sure I have the biggest, fattiest chunk of skin pinched up that I can.

  6. I have been on Levonox for the last year and a half due to my blood clot :( Make sure you are grabbing a thick piece of skin (and squeeze).. after you insert it, inject the levonox SLOWLY.. Or it WILL burn.. After it's all injected, keep the needle in the skin for about 10 seconds to let the medication disperse, and when you take the needle out, it shouldn't bleed.. Some days I still bleed, and some days it still burns going in, but for the most part, after a few injections, you'll get the hang of it :) Good Luck with everything!

  7. LOVE IT! You will be SO tired in the beginning, but it gets better at the second trimester. Your pee sticks are BEAUTIFUL and I can't wait for an update. In fact, I've been checking back all day. LOL

  8. Beautiful sticks and beautiful beta!! Sorry to hear about the Lovenox....hoping ice will help!

  9. On the tired note, welcome to the next 3-4 months of you life;) I slept and slept and slept every chance I got, and then I slept some more:) It eventually gets better, but took me until probably 15 weeks or so to get any sort of energy back. SOoooooo happy for you!


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