It's crazy how this day sneaks up on you, especially after a long, drawn out fresh ivf cycle. The build up is relatively painless, if you don't count the pain of the progesterone injections. And the timing is quick... just a few weeks from start to finish. There's no worrying about follicles or timing trigger shots. There's no painful recovery from surgery, no anesthesia, and no worrying about OHSS.
The one thing that is the same though--exactly the same--is the nervous energy, the desperate feeling that you'd give ANYTHING for these embies to stick, and the killer anticipation that follows as you wait for beta day. And that's where I am now... nervous, desperate, and anticipating a bfp in 9 days when I go for my beta.
Until then, I'll be chowing down on pineapple core and popping Benedryl like it's Pez. And, of course, trying to figure out exactly when to start the hpts. It would be nice to be one of those ladies who can wait until the beta, but I have the patience of a housefly. I'll POAS by the end of the week.