I must say that I never thought I would be climbing off the IF roller coaster. It's kind of like jumping into Willy Wonka's boat and going through the tunnel of freaky flashing colors. Where we go no body knows! But now, that I'm off, I'm getting my balance back and trying to just enjoy the moments of happiness.
I'm delighted to say that I have been feel pukey and exhausted at every turn. There has been no hurling however, you're not even suppose to get morning sickness until the sixth week. I kind of like it though because it reminds me that I have massive amounts of hormones floating through my body! With a little Sprite in my system, the bubbly goodness does the trick for me at this point. I'm not in love with drinking soda, but it's the only thing that sounds good. The exhaustion on the other hand is constant! I must say I have never been more grateful for the lack of a full time job than I am now! I've been sleeping in extensively and really struggling not to give in to a nap about six. This is where teaching my online classes is fabulous since I can do it anytime of day.
With our insurance through the military, I have a primary care doctor (PCM) whom I have to have a referral from to see any other doctor. Usually my PCM is on the military post, but since this post has so many soldiers, all family members are shipped off post into the local community. Now apparently, I get to go back to their OB clinic where I have to follow their regulations. Regulations such as, I can't get an ultrasound appointment until I attend a group registration meeting for all newly pregnant women. They go over the basic things with everyone at the same time. Of course the next registration appointment is the day after my RE wants me to have my six weeker. I asked the woman who called how long it would take to get my first u/s. She said one or two weeks! Um, no that's not going to work for me people! I am an obsessive post-IVF girl! Don't get between me and my first u/s! So I explained my circumstances, and she said I would be one of the first people to get an appointment. However, on Monday, I'm going to call and try to see if I can whittle my way in. :)
In other fun news, a cousin did write on FACEBOOK a big congratulations to me. Ummm. Don't you think if I wanted to talk about it there, I would have an announcement? I realize that my pregnancy is not much of a secret as I allow my friends and select family members to read my blog. I also told my grandmother because she needed some good news. However, I would prefer for the ancillary members who I do not share this blog with not to know until I am further along. Too late! I wrote her a nice message and deleted her post and she apologized. I know she meant well, but I would prefer for FB to be the last frontier of announcements!
That's all for now! Thanks for all of your positive comments! I am trying to take it one day at a time and to enjoy this lovely happiness.