Thursday, December 11, 2014

Day 18 - TWW.

And so the dreaded two week wait (commonly referred to as TWW) to determine if this cycle worked begins.  Many in the community consider this part the worst part of the process.  The waiting, wondering, hyper-analyzing and over-googling.  I am at the beginning of my wait and I've already done some version of all four. 

I still have period cramps, they are pretty constant which I find annoying because A) I want to go back to feeling normal and B) I want to "listen" to my body for any indicators.  From what I've read, I found that I might-as-well throw any analyzing out the window.  I am still recovering form the egg retrieval and taking progesterone supplements both of which can both mimic and mask any pregnancy symptoms.

I did find a timeline of what my embryo(s) are up to if they have in fact decided to go forth and prosper.  This timeline would also apply to a three day embryo achieved through a natural pregnancy.

One day post transfer:  The embryo continues to grow and develop, turning from a 6 - 8 cell embryo into a morula. 

I searched "morula" on the interwebs and I didn't understand an ounce of what I was reading other than morula was Latin for mulberry because that's what it resembles.  So I guess for now I'll just have to visualize a little mulberry getting cozy in my belly. 

-nineteen eighty

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