5dpIUI: How I am surviving my TWW

1) I didn’t give up coffee this cycle.  The progesterone makes me constipated enough.

2) Reading my comments.  Seriously, I don’t know how I would make it without you guys.  To my infertiles as well as my fertiles, you guys have shown amazing support throughout this.

3) Cleaning my house.  Last weekend Chris was sick and I was on the couch with my legs up.  I get stressed when my house is messy.  Today, Chris and I took down the Christmas decorations (don’t judge), swept and vacuumed, cleaned the kitchen, and did four loads of laundry.

4) Thought about my topic for my Capstone presentation for school.  Notice I said, “thought,” not “worked on.”

5) ICLW.  It’s hard commenting on five blogs a day while working and going to school full time.  But I am connecting with new bloggers and it is really worthwhile. 

6) Not drinking wine.  This makes me crabby.

7) Came across multiple baby pictures on Facebook and made several different faces at them.  Kind of like this:

And this:

And, this:

I never said I was proud of it. 

Overall, I am trying not to think about it.  I am trying not to think about that fact that I am not feeling any symptoms.  Well I shouldn’t say that.  I am bloated, refluxed, and indigestion-ed (??).  But I know that’s from the p4.  Who invented fertility medications whose side effects mimicked pregnancy?  I bet it was a man.


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We're not that far behind you, I took apart our artifical tree two weeks ago, but the box is still in our living room waiting to go back to the garage. Liar, Liar is an all time classic, pretty sure it will distract you from any fertility related thoughts. It probably was a man who invented synthetic progesterone, but inevitable that it will minic pregnancy symptoms regardless of the inventor!

Kate Payne

Progesterone is the worst!!! Hope the rest of your 2ww goes quick!


I enjoy your sense of humor. I am going to have to read more! Hang in there, you will find out very soon, even though it feels like it is light years away.


I am already trying to come up with ways to occupy myself during my next IVF 2WW. It's so hard to distract myself and just turn off my brain. Hang in there! It'll be over soon.


When's the countdown until you find out? Do you take a pg test right away or wait for a late period? Sorry for my ignorant questions, love you!!! Hope you start feeling better soon 🙂 – Kelsey Van Dyken


Hehehe. Love Liar Liar and the faces. I've been there and made some of those faces too.
Good luck with the rest of the TWW. Symptoms or no symptoms, you never know!
Enjoy the last bit of ICLW. I've got me some more commenting to do too. 🙂


I'm glad you have ICLW to distract you during your 2WW (and I'm glad ICLW means you get tons of support and fertile vibes from lots of people this week)!


Well I have a beta blood test scheduled and I can test before that, but the beta is most accurate. 🙂 Not an ignorant question at all! Love you too!


Thinking about your presentation definitely counts as working on it.

Good luck with the continuing 2ww!

Visiting from ICLW.




Magoo. <3


Ha ha ha! So great!


I love the faces you made at the baby pictures. I don't blame you. I have thought about taking a break from Facebook just because of all of the status updates about babies and the baby pictures. It breaks your heart a little each time you see one. :/