I also have been kind of hiding out for the last week. I was so overwhelmed at the end of the week with our IUI's and I knew I needed to recharge. So Bean and I stayed home and just had fun. It was exactly what I needed and I feel SO much better now. I feel like a better mama, and just a happier person in general. I'm still kind of snappy. I can't handle stress like I normally can but I'm guessing that might be the hormones that are going on in my body right now. I'm taking progesterone and I think my ovaries are finally starting to return back to normal after a couple weeks of a really sore, swollen belly. I can only imagine that had some effect too.
As far as "symptoms", I have no idea. Last time we did this I had pregnancy symptoms every cycle because of the progesterone I was on. This time I'm on something different. My body seems to be handling the progesterone issue much better on it's own so I don't need as much and I don't feel pregnant all the time. Which is good and bad. It's not as heartbreaking knowing that just because I feel this way, it doesn't mean I'm pregnant, but now I realize how hard it is to not feel that way too. Every little way that my body is different I wonder about. I swear my boobs are sore to some degree, although that could be in my head. There isn't too much else going on besides the fact that I'm super tired, although I gave up caffeine on the day of our first IUI so it could be that. It's just weird to me because Bean is actually sleeping through the night almost every night lately (if she wakes up, it's just once and gets back to sleep pretty quickly) and I'm getting 7-8 hours of sleep every night. That's UNHEARD OF in our house. It's the most sleep that I've gotten in 2 years and yet I'm falling asleep during the day and fighting to make it until hubby gets home. It seems weird to me, but I'm trying not to read too much into it. I'm not really nauseous but with Bean that didn't hit for me until after we knew I was pregnant. 7 weeks maybe. I don't remember for sure, but it hadn't happened yet.
So that's where I am. I go in on Thursday to find out for sure what's going on in there. I'm not going to test before that. I didn't test in my first and last cycles when I did this the last time and I got pregnant both those times. I know it's probably superstitious and means nothing, but I'm going to stick with it because for me, I can stay more sane if I don't test. That's what I'm focusing on this week. Sanity and keeping busy and preoccupied. Which means we might try to kick potty training into high gear. We'll see how it goes. Fingers crossed that the week goes by quickly and we get good news on Thursday. This weekend is hubby and my fifth wedding anniversary and that would be a wonderful gift for us. I'll keep you posted!