Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Final HCG Result

Great news!!!!!!!!!!!!

HCG = 1657

I don't know what to think. This is a great number, but I don't think that I will be able to wrap my mind around a pregnancy possibly working out until the ultrasound. This is a 1st though. We have never made it through all three betas. The ultrasound is scheduled for Friday, 10/9! Yay!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Time dragging along

This week seems to be dragging along! Work has slowed down for a change and I have time to think. This is never a good thing when you are waiting to see if your pregnancy will progress or not. My symptoms have really picked up the last couple of days. Here is what I am experiencing so far:
  1. Fatigue - comes and goes anytime of the day
  2. Nausea - All day in waves. It seems to be worse in the evening during and after dinner.
  3. B tenderness - no so much. Just a tingle now and again or when I take off my bra at the end of the day.
  4. Thirst - I am not a water drinker, but have been downing my Deer Park 1 Liter bottles - which in turn is giving me -
  5. Frequent Urination - probably not related to the pregnancy but the 1 Liters.
  6. No bleeding! Great sign. With the ectopics, I was bleeding before now.

I will post my HCG results as soon as I get them tomorrow!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Beta #2 Results

The numbers are in for Beta #2!

HCG = 706!

The numbers more than doubled! On Wednesday, I'll go in for the third and final level. Please stick little one!

My U/S will either be Friday or Monday. Usually they wait until HCG => 2000. By Friday, my levels should be close to 3000, so maybe they will let me have one . That is close enough to 6 weeks! We'll see......wishful thinking.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Beta #1 & HPT photos!

HCG = 141
Today is 11 days past 6 day transfer (17dpo).

I was able to get in today for the first beta test. It's confirmed, we're pregnant! Now if only this pregnancy will continue progressing. This is the hardest part of the process. On Monday, I'll go back for another beta. They will be looking for numbers that at least double within 48 hours.

Here is a picture of the HPT I took.


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

This should be happy news

On Sunday, I went grocery shopping earlier in the day. While shopping, I headed down the toiletries aisles to stock up on a few items that were running low. There it was: the family planning section. I had been slightly nauseated for the past 2 days and I figured that I could confirm my suspicions. When I got home, DH was outside cutting the grass with DS on the riding mower. I unpacked all of the groceries and then took the toiletries upstairs to put them away. When I went into the bathroom I had the urge to pee, so I said what the heck. I'll just do a test and see. We'll it came out positive. I was shocked! Later that evening, I told my DH that I caved an bought a test. Before, I could say anything else he said "Why did you do that? You already know that HPTs don't tell you anything, but whether we are in the game or not." That took the wind out of my sail. He is right though. We have been here many times it seems. Something that should bring us happiness does the opposite. Usually it leads to a negative outcome. After that, I didn't tell him that I took the test.

Yesterday, at 4 weeks, I took another test: a darker positive. We really won't know the outcome of this pregnancy until the ultrasound. Monday, 9/28, is our first HCG draw. If (and when) it comes out positive, we will test again on Wednesday and Friday. If all goes well with our numbers, the first ultrasound should be on Monday, 10/5 (6 weeks). Our EDD would be May 30, 2010.

I pray that everything works out for us this time. I think that this will be our last attempt at a pregnancy if it doesn't work out. I'm done.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

FET #1 is complete!

Our blast has found it's new home. Hopefully, it will keep growing and hang around for awhile. We had our transfer on 9/14. One 6 day hatching blastocyst was transferred. The embryologist thawed both of our embryos, but one of them was severely fragmented. The one that was transferred was rated at 100% for it's # of cells after the thaw and continued growth.

So, FET #1 is complete. We pray that it works. The blood pregnancy test is set for 9/28. That is so far off!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Fall is coming

The weather has been so nice. I love the time between summer and fall and spring! Best weather in the DC Metro area. I haven't been going out for lunch much lately, but I had to get out today. It was great.

DS is settled into his new school and is enjoying Kindergarten. His new school has been great. We are glad that we decided to go the private school route for now. The public schools in our area just aren't up to pare.

This week I start another semester towards my masters degree. One of the courses is Corporate Finance. I'm so dreading it. It is my first online class that has been assigned a class tutor - I'm grateful for that.

I haven't been on much lately, but we are in a frozen embryo cycle. If you don't know what that entails, click the link to read.

Our transfer is on Monday. Progesterone injections commenced yesterday. We elected to do an elective single embryo transfer instead of transferring both of the blastocyst embryos we have remaining from last cycle. The doctor said that due to the fact that last cycle produced a pregnancy that the chances were higher for this FET working. We shall see...