Bear with me – I sucked at updating after our negative test. Let me try and recap and tell you where we are today. Soon to be a lifetime movie !! Here is the trailer…
So we had our transfer on February 9. All went well, it looked good, we were golden. We were off for snow the entire time of my wait. I took some stick sticks and saw a tinyyyy line but nothing exciting so I knew the outcome wasn’t going to be good. I did my blood draw on February 19th and they called and said it was negative. No shock there. Disappointed but again, I was prepared.
Of course the IP’s were upset and we all had our cries. They came over a few days later and we took care of payment for the first transfer and all of that and just enjoyed each other’s company. Our plan moving forward was to have a telehealth appointment on April 7th and go from there.
Doctor’s office called and said they could move us up to March 8th. So we took it! We met via zoom and went over a plan. We were going to do a uterine biopsy for two reasons. One was just to be positive there was nothing abnormal in there. And the second reason was to make a small hole for the next embryo to hopefully attach to. We were also planning to use a uterine glue to help with implantation moving forward.
I went in yesterday for my uterine biopsy. It was a totally normal morning, they had me do a urine sample for a pregnancy test, then I waited in a consult room for directions. A nurse came in and went over what the procedure would be like. I signed my consent and kept waiting. My favorite ultrasound tech came by to say hi and then she quickly was pulled away. She came back and shut the door and said “Your urine test was positive for HCG”
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I didn’t freak out – cept for I kind of did. haha I said “what do we do?!?!?!” She said “we are going to do some labs” so they drew my blood, they stopped everyone else’s to spin mine and we just waited. I went to the parking lot and called my wife and she nearly fainted at work! Who wouldn’t?! I thought for sure this was going to be a situation where my numbers were just not all the way to zero. (My HCG was a 4.8 9dpt5dt) so I thought maybe it was hanging around there. I came back up and went back to the room. She walked back in and said “Amber it’s over 10,000…we have to do an ultrasound”
WHAT IN THE WORLLLLDDDDD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Okay now 90,000 things went through my head. I have been drinking. I went sledding. I went in a hot tub. Did I mention drinking?! YIIIKKEEESSSSS Also keep in mind the parents know none of this now. I asked if they should call and she said not yet, let’s get all the details.
I went for an ultrasound and everyone in the office came in with me. Sure enough ya’ll- a baby! with a heartbeat!!! Heartbeat was 130 yesterday! I should be 7 weeks and 6 days yesterday based off my transfer and the baby measured 6 weeks and 5 days so my guess is we had a late implanter. The NP said the measurement is a little concerning but being that they have NEVER HAD THIS HAPPEN EVER- she wasn’t going to be too worried about anything until we saw more next week.
I went back on all my meds last night. My progesterone is obviously very low because I haven’t been on any! He said my estrogen is pretty high and that looked good but he put me on it anyways.
So here I am !!! 8 weeks pregnant with a baby we had no idea took!!! The parents are so excited and I think I am excited but I am also nervous. I will feel better when we see the baby growing next week!!!
I will let you know who is going to play me in the movie !!