My TWW was uneventful. I recovered really well from my egg retrieval. I went back to exercising after a few days of rest, and took it easy for a bit. I didn’t worry about what was happening in my body. i didn’t think much about the embryo in my body at all. I didn’t even call myself pregnant. I guess that should’ve been a warning sign.
I didn’t call myself pregnant because I didn’t want to get DH’s hopes up. I know he hasn’t read much about IVF, and pregnancy, so I didn’t see the point in explaining that having an embryo inside of me technically means I’m pregnant.
I had been on Endometrin since the day after egg retrieval. I’ve been on it for a total of 14 days. Around the 12th day of the supps, I started to spot. I though it was implantation bleeding since it was brown, and not red at all. I ended up spotting for the next 2 days. I think I knew it was over on 7DP5DT when my boobs stopped hurting. They were quite sore the first few days after transfer.
I went in for my first beta on 9DP5DT (14DPO). I was hopeful. I had to be. My due date was Dec. 6th. I was already thinking about how pregnant I’d be when I have to fly overseas in August. The nurse called me around 2:00pm. It wasn’t bad news, but not great news. My first beta was 34. My RE wanted to see at least 50 for the first beta. So instead of smooth sailing into the 2nd beta, I had to wait on pins and needs (and Dr. Google).
I Googled what it means to have a low beta, answers were all over the map. I also Googled if the Endometrin can cause spotting (yes it can). But beta limbo was so much harder for me than the TWW.
I went in for the 2nd beta on 11DP5DT (16DPO). I was feeling good. The lab tech had to poke me twice to get the blood, but she was so nice. I got in just before the fasting crowd, so I only waited about 10 mins. Everything was going well. But I knew in the pit of my heart that it wasn’t going to be good news. The nurse called at around 3:30pm. I could tell by the tone of her voice that it was good.
My beta dropped to 18. I can stop Endometrin immediately. I am supposed to take it 3 times a day, and after I got off the phone, I realized I hadn’t done my 2nd dose of the day yet. I guess I just saved myself a few bucks! I may or may not bleed, but I need to take a pregnancy test in one week to make sure it’s negative. She asked if I wanted to talk to my RE, or if I just want to schedule our FET (we have 2 embryos). I said just get it going.
Now I have to wait for my period to start. I guess I will start temping again. Maybe we’ll get lucky! HA
I do need to say a HUGE thank you to my tweeps. I couldn’t have gone through this without any of you, but specifically to Unpregnant Chicken (blog), and A Calm Persistence (blog). Thank you so much!!!! Your love and support through all of this has been amazing!