There is something about the thunderstorms today that calms me…
I’m not sure how readable the picture above is, but for those of you unfamiliar, it’s the day by day development of an embryo after a 3 day transfer. I’ve made it to day 7, which states,
implantation is complete, cells that will eventually become the placenta and fetus have begun to develop.
Crazy right?? I pray this is happening to my embryos as I type! Notice hCG doesn’t enter the blood stream until tomorrow, so no surprise my home test was negative again this morning. I’m just practicing peeing on those sticks, making sure I’m good and ready when the time comes!
As far as my symptoms, I’m still noticing the common pregnancy ones from the progesterone shots, tired, sore boobs, a slight increase in acne, etc., but I noticed something else today, something a bit odd which I’ve never heard connected with early pregnancy. And really, isn’t it too early to feel anything anyway??
On and off today at work I noticed a strange feeling in my chest. Hard to explain, since I’ve never experienced it before. I would say at times it felt as though my heart was racing and pounding, other times more like my heart skipped a beat. I sit all day at work, but I park a bit from my office and I noticed I was quite worn out this morning after my jaunt. Has anyone noticed some strange feelings? I’ve really been trying to stay off Google, but I might break down tonight.
I’m still surviving caffeine-free, and honestly, I’m not nearly as tired as I expected! My next step is to work on healthy eating, which I have a feeling is going to be much more difficult. I’m planning to research the Paleo diet tonight in search of a few recipes I can try this week. The hard times though are breakfast and lunch when I’m working. If only the hospital cafes would jump on the healthy bandwagon!
A few nights ago I made the recipe at the link below and it was super yummy. I highly recommend, although as far as healthy eating, I have a feeling it doesn’t quality!