Monday, September 10, 2012

One More Week

One of the advantages of an IVF or FET cycle is the abbreviated "two-week-wait."  Three to six days of this two week time span are spent waiting for your embryo transfer.  As of today, we only have to wait one more week until we see results with numerical value.

For those of you who have no idea what I'm talking about...
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) is the hormone secreted during pregnancy.  On September 17, they will look for this hormone in my blood.  Anything less than 5 is considered not pregnant.  Anything over 25 is considered pregnant.  From the initial blood test, my hCG levels should double every 48-72 hours to show a healthy, sustainable pregnancy.  In other words, we'll still be on pins and needles for another week or so.  I will go back every two to three days for more blood tests.  Once the levels are between 1000-2000, we will be able to have a vaginal ultrasound to see what's developing!  (for more information go HERE)

If only my clinic did pregnancy tests over the weekend.  I was so disappointed when I saw my beta scheduled for September 17.  In some ways, that seems like an eternity away.  I'm sure that I will blink my eyes and Monday will be here!

As far as symptoms are concerned, I'm feeling great other than side effects from the progesterone injections.  I'm now putting a heating pad on the injection site each evening to get rid of "the lumpy butt."  Since Saturday, I've been tired, but my body has gone through a lot.

Brandon and I continue to remain hopeful and positive.  We see no room for any negative thoughts.  Thank you to everyone who has continued to check on us the past few days.  I cannot wait for next Monday!!


  1. Be careful with heating pad after transfer. I had to quit using mine :(

    1. I'm not putting it on my tummy. It's on my hiney. I have this little herbie pack that has beads inside it that hold heat (after microwaving). My hiney is much less sore this morning! =)

  2. Every night as we put Bugga to bed we say our prayers and y'all are on our God Blesses: "God Bless Court Court and B and baby A and baby B. Please let them take root and grow bigger every day!"

  3. Sending you all the positive and sticky vibes I can.
    Really hoping and praying that this works for you guys.

  4. My RE's office never gives me numbers from my blood draws so I'm glad you posted about hCG levels. I had no idea what the range was. I suppose my doctor's office would tell me my results if I asked but I just figure it's one less thing for me to obsess about.

    Come on September 17th and BFP!


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