Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Owww, my nipples!

My nipples hurt. Is that a good thing or a bad thing? I've heard that soreness on the side of your breasts means ovulation and nipple soreness means too much estrogen. But I thought my progesterone was totally fine... my temp is way up, I was exhausted this afternoon, and I hadn't even started the progesterone supplements yet!

Whatever. Please knock me upside the head and remind me that this cycle was a wash. Please. I've already POAS (positive - so the trigger shot did make its way into my system) and put it under my pillow for luck. How ridiculous is that? Repeat after me: this cycle is unlikely to end in a pregnancy.

And yet... I feel so filled with hope today. Maybe it could happen. Maybe we could be on the receiving end of a miracle on April 2. Maybe I'll get to go to the Passover seders feeling content and thankful, instead of bitter that I'm not pregnant yet.

Why do I do this to myself? It's unbelievable. Anybody else riding the rollercoaster of hope and despair with me?


The Town Criers said...

I can't talk sense into you because I do the same hope-filled things myself. But I truly love that you peed on a stick while you had hcG in your system and put it under your pillow for good luck.

I hope the seders are happy this year.

Jennifer said...

Nothing would make me happier than to see you get your much deserved bfp!!

As for myself, for some reason I dont' care anymore.....must not have wanted it that badly I figure!!! LOL

Will be holding my breath until the 2nd!!!!!!!!!!!!

Aurelia said...

Hope is good, if it gives you positive thinking and nice calmness. Don't worry, it can't change a thing right now, but it can drive you mad.

Distract distract distract...

Hillis said...

Hey... Hope's a tricky thing, but I wouldn't lose it. Just try to balance it out somehow. I'm not sure how long you've been doint these treatments now, but it strikes me that thinking cycle to cycle can just drive one bonkers, not to mention all the silly meds and things! Wish I had more words of "wisdom" for you, but I don't. Just remember... Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans. Comforting eh? Sorry... One never knows what will happen though. There are so many variables in all this!



My Reality said...

My nipples sometimes hurt after I ovulate. I have also peed on a stick just to see waht a positive test looked like. I stopped before I put it under my pillow, though!

thirdtimelucky said...

I am totally riding that hope wave again and ditto on the nipples. I also have a weird taste in my mouth.

Tina said...

Leaving the pee stick under your pillow gave me a good laugh! I think if I tried to do that, my DH would have me committed for good!

I sure hope this turns out to be a BFP! I can't recall now if I had sore nipples or has been a long time since I have felt a "good" pregnancy. Will be watching for some (** GOOD **) news.

DementedM said...

I'm not sure why this cycle is a wash for you, I didn't get a chance to read back that far, however, that stabbing pain in the nipples for me was a sign of a BFP.

I don't know if you've done progesterone before, but I had and the 'needles in the nipple' sensation was not part of its side effects. So that was one of my early clues that something unusual was going on.

And I too am attempting to set up a new household at the same time. It's crazy, but we really need more space.

I think it's great that you have an hpt under your pillow. I hope it works!

Good luck!


PCOSMama said...

I didn't read back very far so I don't know what meds you have taken, but my nipples always get sore as I get closer to the IUI - I think the Gonal-F causes it, either the shots themselves or the hormones my body creates in response to them.
The trigger shot seems to cause the same thing..... I know I am always super sore a couple days after taking it and seem to stay that way until AF shows up.

Good luck!

LJ said...

I'm with you testing on April 2nd. My boobs are super sore (but they seem to do that with the progesterone). I think we all have our superstitions. :)