Today is the first day of increasing my dosage of domperidone. It doubles today, and so far everything has gone pretty well I suppose. This past week I had minor headaches at night, in particular. I'm not entirely sure that it's due to the domperidone, though I suspect it is. I'm hoping it's just due to seasonal allergies. If it is the domperidone, then I suspect it's b/c I'm not drinking enough water. So as I head into this second week of meds, I'm definitely going to increase my water consumption. I'm trying to limit my caffeine intake as well. One and a half cups of coffee a day. I should probably have even less than that, but talk about causing a headache without it!! OMG. The headaches have started around 10pm and last through the night. I usually wake up during the night and drink some water by my bed, and fall back asleep. Then once I wake up (in the morning), have some coffee and more water the headache goes away. The rest of the day, I'm fine. Has anyone else inducing lactation had this problem? Especially frustrating since I'm only a WEEK into the medications. :-\
In terms of any visible breast change, there hasn't been a ton in just a week. Although I've noticed they've gotten a bit larger, they mostly feel different. Fuller. Bouncier. My husband is definitely liking the change!! Haha! (We'll see how things progress as I get further into this process.)
Not much else to tell really. We're playing the famous surrogacy "Waiting Game" over here. I feel like everything I do these days involves waiting. B says the baby is growing well and doing fine. Nothing major to report. We touch base about once a week. (Again with the waiting. These are the moments when I wish she and I were closer, both physically and personally. But at the end of the day, we both have our reservations about getting too close I think. So in the meantime, I just wait and try to fill up my time reading blogs and focus on getting my meds correct.) Waiting is one of the hardest parts of this process, especially for an impatient Taurus like myself.
Oh, and for anyone else going through the surrogacy journey, have you recently tallied up how much $$ you've spent on the process so far? Did it make your stomach jump up in your throat!?
Although I know we've spent less than many b/c our first attempt was successful (which I'm eternally grateful for), I will say that wow...all those meds, fees, lawyers, ivf, gifts, flights, bed rest, cards, hotels, etc add up quickly! We're now almost at the $$ amount where I hoped we'd be at the END....and we still have 5 months to go! Thankfully a lot of it is advance money paid out in escrow, but still. Once again, I have to salute everyone going through this process b/c it's draining both mentally...and financially.
But even with the humdrum waiting and gasp-inducing financial revelations, I haven't lost sight (or excitement for) the end result!! I'm so excited about meeting our little bean for the first time, that I can't stand it. At the end of this road, all the hard stuff will be worth it! Even our one little fur kid that is a complete terror must be getting excited because on this morning's walk, he didn't freak out at all when a little girl on a scooter rode by him with about 6" to spare. That is a miracle indeed!