Monday, May 5, 2008

Sisterhood of the Maternity Pants

Yesterday morning I had planned to go to brunch with my sister and my mother after my monitoring appointment and spend the whole day shopping with them afterwards. Well, I overslept in the morning and I had to get ready in a hurry. I just pulled on my Jeans and a tunic and I was out the door and on my way to the clinic. During the 45 minute drive to the clinic, I noticed that my Jeans were fitting too tight around the belly and were making me uncomfortable. I figured the Jeans had just gotten out of the drier and were a little stiff and will soften up in a little bit. However, since I was wearing a tunic I unbuttoned my Jeans without any exposure while driving.

Anyway, I got to the clinic, buttoned up my pants and went inside. During the ultrasound the nurse was not able to find my right ovary. I said "I'm pretty sure it's there" I saw it on the ultrasound a couple of days ago. However, the nurse was having no luck. So the Dr. stepped up and pressed down on my belly/ovary and finally there it was! Like I knew it would be. Everything looked good and I am currently growing 6 eggs. However, afterwards, my ovaries/belly felt tender and bloated.

I went out to breakfast with my sister and my Mom. At breakfast again, I had to unbutton my pants to be able to eat. I was very surprised. I didn't get this uncomfortable last cycle until after about a week of stims. I had only had 3 days of stims! Then we went shopping, half an hour into it I couldn't tolerate my pants anymore and told my Mom: "That's it. I am going into the first maternity store and buying myself a pair of maternity pants". And I did. Oh and they are so comfortable, they were heavenly after the pain and pressure of my Jeans.

Later that afternoon, the nurse called back with my E2 results: 673. That is comparable to my E2 level at day 8 of stims my last cycle. Something is working differently this time.

In short, this is not exactly the circumstances under which I imagined buying maternity clothes! But, I already love those pants! I've been feeling a bit of optimism about this cycle ever since I put on those pants. Maybe it's a sign.

7 comments: said...

I know what you mean about the bloating. It is the most uncomfortable feeling.

I think it is a sign. Will be following your progress - good luck!!

2roads said...

Hail the new maternity pants!! Why not? Really, there should be a line of Fertility Pants, don't 'cha think?
Sounds like shopping was fun. I'm so glad to hear you a little excited. You deserve to be. It's the hope that gets us through the stim cycle. OH! and I'm so glad they found that right ovary!
Hang in there. And, thanks for posting on my site.

Pepper said...

I *love* the fertility pants idea! I was thrilled to hear that you bought a pair of maternity pants. That is some serious positive, confident thinking and it's beautiful. Keep it up.

Jess said...

Best of luck on this cycle. Sounds like you are off to a great start!

Ahuva Batya said...

I can so sympathize with you about the bloating. I don't blame you for wanting comfy pants- I hope they are a good sign!

Baby Step said...

I love that idea -- FERTILITY PANTS!!! Sign me up!

Lisa said...

Smart to buy those pants since you're going to need them anyway!

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