I’m hesitant to roll call because I’m still in a lot of denial and dealing with a ton of anxiety that something bad will happen with this pregnancy, but I’m trying to be optimistic today and so here goes:
How far along are you? 4+6
What’s your estimated due date: 8/23
How many cycles trying? Over 2.5 years, I’ve honestly lost count of the cycles and timing of it all at this point. I’ll keep it short and sweet (if you want the extended version check out the 1+ or P after Infertility boards). MC after 6 months trying on our own, saught testing and help from the RE after 1 year, with a lot of roadblocks along the way. Some TI/medicated cycles, 6 IUI and another miscarriage brought us to IVF. We did back to back retrieval cycles and got 3 frozen blasts. Our first transfer was a failure to implant. Our second (this current pregnancy) was successful.
When did you get your BFP? 12/9, 4DP5DT (9DPO)
Post a picture of your first BFP if you want!
Here is our baby at 6 days old:
Who have you told? My husband and friends from WB!
When do you plan on telling more people? Many know about our infertility struggles and I expect them to ask sooner than later, but we are going to try and keep it to ourselves as long as we can. I don’t feel confident that something bad won’t happen and want to see that heartbeat before telling others.
How did you tell your partner? Well, it was not much of a surprise given our road to this pregnancy, however he was out of town the entire week prior to my beta. I kept the news to myself because I did not want to worry him or stress him out any more with the “what ifs” that seemed to hit us hard with infertility. I got a snowflake Christmas ornament and put a photo of our embyro inside to celebrate our “snowflake” baby and gave it to him when he came back in town. He was very emotional and surprised that this worked (as am I).
Any symptoms yet? None, for the most part. I actually feel better now that I am pregnant than I did on all of the hormones prior to our transfer!
What are you most excited about/for? IVF and infertility has sort of sucked the joy out of pregnancy for me at this point. I don’t feel like I can let myself get excited, but I am looking forward to certain stages of the pregnancy. I can’t wait to hold a baby in my arms.
When is your first appt? Next appointment is 1/3 for 6 week US.
For fun – Will you be finding out the gender or being team green? Undecided, I always thought we would be team green but with our previous losses, I am starting to feel like I want to find out so that we can identify and properly grieve a child if anything horrible happens.