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Side Effects of Hope - Elizabeth Unexplained
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Side Effects of Hope
I suppose I really should write an entry about something other than my attempts to reproduce, but the truth is I'm really not thinking about anything else just now.

One of the major side effects of feeling hope again for the first time in a while is that I'm becoming obsessive about it again. I suppose this makes me rather dull company. Another side effect is that I'm experienced phantom symptoms again for the first time in over a year. On Monday I had two incidents of feeling period-like cramping. Of course the hopeful part of my brain was screaming about implantation, but the rational part quickly noted that 4DPO is way too early for implantation, it typically takes twice that long. I'm not sure what was up with that, but between my subconcious and the various extra hormones I've been using anything is possible.

One of the urban legends out there about trying to conceive is that if you dream about babies during the two week wait it means that you're pregnant. Last night I had a nightmare about babies. Specifically I dreamed that I was pregnant with twins but I was learning from an ultrasound that the babies had died when they were still just two little blobby sacks on the monitor. Argh. I think this now qualifies as the worst nightmare I can currently think of. I wonder what the urban legend has to say about that one.

Current Mood: anxious anxious

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twe From: twe Date: January 25th, 2006 07:43 am (UTC) (Link)
EEk, that's a terrible dream.
remcat From: remcat Date: January 25th, 2006 08:32 am (UTC) (Link)
Oooh, awful dream! How scary. When I am worried about the kids I have dreams that I'm taking care of animals (cats, dogs, snakes, you name it) that get terribly injured, go unfed, or die hideous deaths. Nice.

I am happy to support you in thinking of nothing else. I have been there myself, and been there vicariously with many friends.

Are you still temping? Or giving up, as the prog. will raise your temps anyway? I had what I thought was an implantation dip at 5 dpo, FWIW.
greyautumnrain From: greyautumnrain Date: January 25th, 2006 09:28 am (UTC) (Link)
As per Dr. Clueful's suggestion I am not temping anymore. Between ovulation being triggered by a shot and the progesterone afterwards there's really no point anyway. Also, when I was temping before I'd often get what looked like an implantation dip of 5 or 6 DPO, sometimes even accompanied by the very faintest of brown spotting, and that never panned out. I never even saw as much as an evap line on any of my HPTs.
chenoameg From: chenoameg Date: January 25th, 2006 09:44 am (UTC) (Link)

Urban Legendsere

One of the urban legends out there about trying to conceive is that if you dream about babies during the two week wait it means that you're pregnant.

If that were true I think I would have the biggest family of anyone I know; I routinely have dreams of being pregnant, have had several dreams about giving birth.

I've never had a nightmare about being pregnant, but the good dreams still suck because I wake up in a really good mood until the truth sets in.
enugent From: enugent Date: January 25th, 2006 10:15 am (UTC) (Link)
That might be the scariest nightmare I've ever heard! Try to hang in there for another week. Incidentally, when I was in a real stress-puppy state while we were trying to conceive, Tom gave me a massage-plus-pedicure combo at Bella Sante on Newbury Street, and it was very helpful for relaxing me. Just a little tidbit that you could think of passing on to Warren. ;)
mijven From: mijven Date: January 25th, 2006 12:38 pm (UTC) (Link)

Well, I've been distracting myself today with this site. The standing joke does get old fast, but not too fast. Plus, there are some other gems such as:
(Frodo's Diary)

Have agreed to carry Ring to Mordor. In hindsight, probably a bad move.

(Gandalf's Diary)

Went to Saruman for advice about Ring but he had become evil. Nobody tells me anything.

(Legolas' Diary)

Day Two: I like to run!

Day Three: I look good when I run!

Day Four: I also look good standing still. Running across Riddermark v. good excercise. I swear my butt has just gotten firmer. Is that even possible?

Day Six: Is Gimli staring at my butt?

Day Seven: No wonder he's always lagging behind.

Okay, well it's been amusing me. ;)
twe From: twe Date: January 25th, 2006 01:07 pm (UTC) (Link)


This explains why you didn't find my parody a year or too ago very funny. :)
mijven From: mijven Date: January 25th, 2006 01:18 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: ah-ha

Which parody was that? Is this where I also admit that I thought that the Ani-Obiwan romance plot would have made a better movie than that actually portrayed in Episode III?
greyautumnrain From: greyautumnrain Date: January 26th, 2006 06:24 am (UTC) (Link)
I remember reading those some time ago. They are great! The reread was certainly a good pick-me-up
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