- 3 years ago
- Wedding: October 2010
I’ve been wanting to post for awhile now, but been so afraid of bad news. But we just got out 2nd beta back and it’s officially official–I’m pregnant!!! It’s been a long, hard road–TTC for 4 years, many many clomid/femera/trigger TI’s, 5 IUI’s, 1 MC (from natural pregnancy) and 2 IVF’s that all failed. This year we moved on to Egg Donor. It was a hard emotional decision to give up a genetic link, but having a baby is more important.
We used Frozen Eggs-we had 6 with the ethnic background we wanted. Surprisingly, they all thawed, all fertilized and we had 2 embryos to freeze and 1 beautiful grade AA hatching blastocyst that we transfered. Of course, the PIO shot (not at bad as I thought they were going to be) had me feeling pregnant from the moment I started them (food cravings, tired, emotional). But after the transfer, I was feeling crampy (and still feel that way) in addition to all the previous symptoms.
At 2dp5dt (7dpo), I started POAS, of course nothing, but I wasnt surprised. At 5dp5dt (10dpo), I saw a very faint, is it an evaporation line?, well after the 5 mins they tell you to wait. But I have been using Wondfos for years and the only other time I saw a line was when I was pregnant (and MC) previously.(I dont know if you can even see it on the picture below, but IRL there is a faint line) So I didnt tell anyone, even DH. The next day, same faint, are my eye playing a trick on me?, line. Finally at 7dp5dt (12dpo), I could see a real line, within the 5 min window. (and I told DH, but even he couldnt get excited yet. After so many disappointments, you guard your heart) The line was getting darker and darker and by 10dp5dt (15dpo), I was def pregnant. But I was so worried about a CP.
My clinic doesn’t test until 13dp5dt (18dpo)–Talk about torture!! But we finally got the first beta-663!!! I know just having one number doesnt mean anything, but it felt good to be in the above average range. Our 2nd beta was 3 days later (we had to wait an extra day because of Thanksgiving–again torture!!) and it’s 2021, a doubling rate of 44.8 hrs (110%). Big sigh of relief. Number is so good clinic doesnt need to do the 3rd beta. I am 5w2d now and waiting for the ultrasound in a few weeks to see if there is a HB.
We’ve worked so hard to get here–accupucture, mayan massage, nutritionist, supplements. Thank you everyone on WB for being so supportive as I’ve taken this journey
Fingers Crossed 🙂