We had our transfer on Super Bowl Sunday- the Panthers were playing. Dr. Levy wouldn't be able to do the transfer. It turned out we had an all women staff helping with the transfer that day. They showed us the picture of our embryo- our very first hatching blast, perfectly reincarnated from the freezer. We watched the ultrasound screen as the pushed in the embryo. But as we sat there giving it a minute to settle- they informed us that the embryo was stuck in the catheter. They had to wash it out of the catheter, and try to insert it again. My heart sunk. Did we just damage the embryo? They assured me that that baby would be fine- and that pregnancy rates were no different. I still felt discouraged- after such a bad cycle - I was thinking that we wouldn't even get pregnant and would probably end up hardly even banking any embryos either. We decided to nickname our embryo "sticky" for getting stuck in the catheter.
I woke up one Monday morning, a long Presidents' Day weekend, the day after Valentine's Day, 8dp5dt- I had this terrible abdominal pain. I honestly thought I had ovarian torsion from my recent IVF. I almost went to the ER but the pain went away within 10 minutes. Later that day I had brown spotting- and I thought the worst. I just decided in the middle of the afternoon to pee on a stick- without even holding to concentrate it. I was really expecting to see a single line. At first nothing showed up. Then a minute goes by- and this faint line shows up- a squinter! I'm in shock. I know it is real because I've never even seen a second even vague line. Trembling I take the test to my husband and try to tell and show him that we have a positive test- but I'm not making any sense because as soon as I open my mouth, I'm sobbing. He looks at the test and obviously isn't a "student of the sticks" and he thinks there isn't a second line. I'm trying to explain a squinter to him- but gradually the line is darkening. We hugged and agreed that we were going to be happy about this for as long as it lasted even if it didn't last long.
My Beta on 12dp5dt came back at 370, then 1194 three days later.
Now I'm 25 weeks and I'll start writing a pregnancy blog on a different page on this site :)