Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Another episode of the Obnoxiously Pregnant Co-Worker

Me: I'm pretty sure that fetal movement can't be felt at 9 weeks.

Nadine: But I'm feeling this pinch, and then a pull, and then a twist and then it goes away.

Me: Actually, I'm certain fetal movement can't be felt at 9 weeks. Not even close.

Nadine: But I feel like something is pinching, then pulling, then twisting then letting....

Me: ...I'm pretty sure a 9 week old fetus lacks definable fingers let alone has the muscle control to pinch. (not looking up from my computer)

Nadine: It happens a lot. Like someone is pinching, then pulling, then twisting then letting go. Then pinching, pulling, twisting then it goes away. Right over here (pointing a bit above her hip bone)

Me: Go google "round ligament pain". (Thankfully, she goes away for 2 minuets)

Nadine: Oh, I guess that makes more sense. But it's just this pulling and pinching and twisting......




In other news I just re-ordered my BCP's because I need to be on them for 12 more days and I only have 5 left. Given my horrible reaction to the pill this might be considered bad news BUT it also means that the donor got her period (what is it with fertile people having NO idea about their cycle?) I ordered both her and my meds for a total of $2,400. For my other IVF's with my eggs I spent a bit over 6K for meds.

I know we have many other hurdles but starting is a pretty important one. If all goes well the ET will be the week of Nov 10th. I start Lupron next week. Donor scheduled to start stims the week of Oct 20th. It ain't a baby or even a positive pregnancy test but it's something. Something....anything after a whole lot of nothing feels nice.

It even takes the edge off hearing about Nadine's paint swatches for the nursery.

14 comments:

MommaLove said...

Thanks for posting on my site. I a following the same path as you. Success with first child and then failed IVFs. Poor respondered and so I'm giving it one my try and then off to donor eggs. Good luck with your cycle. I hope DE turns out to be the answer.

musicmakermomma said...

Yay! Glad you are getting somewhere - I am in my DE cycle too, hopefully ET late Oct. Good luck!

renovationgirl said...

I would have been pinching, pulling and twisting a body part on her! Yay on moving forward and starting the official part of the cycle. It always feel so positive and controlled when you start a cycle. I can't wait to hear how it goes!!

bleu said...

I am excited things are getting underway for you!!!!

So so sorry for the clueless fertile at work though, that sucks!!

Jojobee said...

Sounds like your co-worker is clueless about pregnancy and things... *sigh*

That's great that you're starting your cycle SO SOON! Exciting! Many prayers...

nancy said...

Oh goodness. This chick is even irritating me. I would have punched her at "I better be having twins because I can't take this anymore."

~Woohoo~ for starting the cycle off very very very soon!!! :)

soapchick said...

Thanks for the early morning entertainment. Gosh that girl is ridiculously ignorant....it is so funny, but I am actually sad for the baby having a mother who is so clueless!

Yeah for progress in your cycle! I'm so happy for you A! Not sure if I'm supposed to say your name anymore. I'm taking the slow boat to DE, but I'm okay with it. I'm just enjoying my life and I know that soon we will begin!

Shelli said...

This is one of the reasons I love working from home. ;-)

Joonie said...

I am often surprised at ignorance of fertile pregnant people. How can you not know or not even be curious to find out about what's going on inside of you? It's very annoying.

Good luck with your upcoming cycle, my fingers are crossed for you.

Chelle said...

First-OMG!!! I could not control myself if I had to listen to Nadine! She needs to sit down shut up and reflect on the meaning of "SILENCE IS GOLDEN"

Second- I am so happy that your cycle with DE is starting! I can't imagine the stress... having to coordinate with another woman (and her bats with mother nature) to line up an IVF cycle. WOW. Talk about the moon and the stars aligning. I really hope this works for you.

Jewels said...

Glad to hear about the donor.
Your co-worker sounds like something out of a Sunday Comic Strip.

Ophelia said...

LOL this post made me laugh... Thanks, I needed that!

What an idiot!

Kami said...

yeah on starting!

Ick on the annoying co-worker. Ug.

PJ said...

wow! That's really exciting to be moving forward!!!