Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Carrying Potential Cargo

Today we transferred three absolutely symmetrical, PERFECT 3 day, 8 celled embryos. Now, we wait.

On Sunday October 5th, I will go in for a beta HCG, which will tell us how much hcg is in my system, which will tell us if any of these little guys stuck around.

It's hard to resist the lure of home pregnancy tests. In the past, I've started testing about 4 days past the transfer, hoping to get an early positive. This time, I want to just wait until at least 7 day past a three day transfer (7dp3dt). That will put me at 1o days past ovulation, had I gotten pregnant the typical way.

HPT's are crazy making. In most of the other cycles, we have gotten really early positives that didn't make it. These are called chemical pregnancies. It's heartbreaking and exhausting to get those positive tests and have a negative or low beta. So, I'm going to try and hold out.

The typical pregnancy symptoms aren't reliable with IVF, because the hormones can mimic them. So, we wait for the beta. If it's a positive number, we go back two days later for another blood test, to see if the numbers have doubled. If the numbers have doubled it's a good indication of a viable pregnancy.

These are the best any of our embryos have looked. I'm feeling really hopeful!


Anaya's Mama said...

We're crossing our fingers over here. I know how hard the hormones can be on you. So here's to a viable, healthy pregnancy! Hi to everyone.

Sallycat said...

Hey, I am thinking of you and sending you a warm hug from Buenos Aires. SC

Aly The Red-Bliss Monkey Studio said...

sticky buns! Sticky buns! STicky buns! Snuggling in the oven!


Schrack Attack said...

Fingers, toes and eyes are crossed!

Mtnhighmama said...

@ Anaya's Mama: Thanks Hil. I appreciate it. This cycle's actually been pretty good (well, except for today) but I'm really ready to be pregnant and off the hormones.

I'm disappointed to not see you this weekend, but I totally understand. I'll be in pdx the middle of october, thought maybe I'd stay with you? Or at least see you guys. Lots of love.

@ Sallycat: Thanks, I can feel the warmth all the way over here.

@ aly: mmmmm...sticky buns. Do you have any baking at your house? Can we get coffee soon?

@shcrack: so funny, a friend of mine just recently said, hey, i think you should read this person's blog. yOu'd like it. It was yours.

thanks for your well wishes.

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