the 2ww is doing me in

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-17-2003
the 2ww is doing me in
Fri, 08-29-2003 - 11:12am
Hi all - hope that someone is out there. I'm at home obsessing about whether to do a HPT or not. Our beta is set for Tuesday. We are on our second round of IVF - I'm 40, and DH is 36. I have no symptoms at all - other then feeling pretty good. I do have some slight twinges by my ovaries - but that could just be from the IVF procedure - who know?Only other syptom is a feeling of contentment that I didn't feel after cycle one. I knew somehow on day 4 last time that I wasn't PG. I woke up with this sense of lonliness. This time I have not had this happen.

DH is ok with me doing a HPT but he wants to be home when I do it. If it was up to me I would just do it alone and then share the news.

AHHHHH - I'm feeling happy overall. WE are also going through some major life changes in other ways. We sold our home in June, and are building a new home that won't be ready until December. In the meantime we are living at my mom's - which surprisingly is going well.

so here I am at 40 years old, living with my mom and feeling a bit down about not being able to concieve by now.... I know I'm not alone, and this board has given me a ton of reassurance.

My qustion this morning - what day shoudl I test? Tuesday, 9/2 is 15 days after our transfer....

Happy Day and Happy baby dust to all!

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-27-2003
Fri, 08-29-2003 - 5:58pm
I would get a sensitive HPT (there is a link on our TTC Over 40 Website to HPT reviews) and test. I know at CD23 (10dpo) my beta was 22.5 and while this would not have shown up on an HPT by 12dpo it would have. Why don't you test on Sunday. IF you get a negative then wait for the beta on Tuesday. I would not take too much stock in 'symptoms'. I have a friend who is pregnant with twins and at 8 weeks is having NO SYMPTOMS at all!!!

Good luck! ~ Pat
iVillage Member
Registered: 04-16-2003
Sat, 08-30-2003 - 7:25pm
My advice, is don't test too early. I tested the day after I missed my period, and I got a very faint pink line. Four days later I tested again, and it was bright pink. I'm 8 weeks pregnant, and sooo happy.

My major symptom before I missed my period was my breasts were burning up. A very different sensation than sore breasts before AF shows up.

Again, I would wait a few more days, and take the hpt, then do bloodwork. Good luck SUsan