Monthly Archives: October 2017

Beta’s in! 

4 weeks and 2 days pregnant ( 2 weeks added to a 16 day old embryo) and the beta is at 523!

With my son last year,  it was at 978! 

So hopefully this pregnancy will be more manageable than the last!  

2 more weeks to the first ultrasound and hopefully the baby is growing at a good spot!


10dp5dt :)

I got my 2 to 3 weeks pregnant on a digital today with morning pee!  

Two days ago I had 1 to 2 weeks.

I sure hope that’s a good sign! 

I woke up to gnawing hunger pangs and had to have food.  And been having horrid af type cramps as well.  

Blood test tomorrow morning in about 26 hours! 

Embryo grades

Our remaining 6 embryos’ storage expires in Jan next year so hubby and I were planning to extend the storage to another year.   And then I decided to ask the embryologist for the exact grades of all my embryos. Previously we were given a document with pictures of the 8 blasts and they were just labelled as being ‘very good’ poor ‘average ‘. So I wanted the exact grade which consists of a number and 2 letters.  The number refers to size of the embryo and ranges from 1 to 6. 6 refers to a fully hatched blast, 5 refers to a hatching blast and so on.  The letters beside the number refer to the grade of the fetal cell and placenta respectively. I got all of this info from a friend and my hubby (from dr google). 

So the 2 that were transferred (one of which is my 10.5 month old son) were a 5AA grade.  Both were hatching at the time of transfer.  The rest were 3AA, 3AA, 4BB, 3BB, 3BB, 3BB.

Interesting stuff. Well 1 more day to the blood test!  I’m gonna pee on another digital test tomorrow morning. 

8dp5dt (warning:bfp post)

Right. So today I took out my digital to test and it went blank on me after I peed on it. Like, wth. I was so annoyed.  Got dear hubby to get me a new one and tested it with afternoon pee held for maybe 3hrs? And it showed 1 to 2 weeks. 

In my previous pregnancy on 8dp5dt, I got 2 to 3 weeks.  But I also had super unbelievably high hcg levels which led my clinic to think that I might have been expecting twins. In the end it was one very strong singleton. 

So this, nevertheless,  plunged me into worries that my hcg was not high enough etc etc negative thoughts.  My hubby said 8dp5dt is a 13 day embryo so 1-2 weeks is accurate.  I don’t know.  

My nurse asked me for updates and I showed her all the bfp photos etc and she said I could come in on Fri for the blood draw and top up all my meds. Most importantly,  extend my medical leave – my workplace is becoming a nightmare now.  
So here I am counting down to Friday,  which is another 2 days. 

My b****** are starting to get a teeny bit sore. I have quite a bit of AF style cramps especially at night,  especially after using the crinone crap. So hcg levels – high,  low, adequate? I don’t know.  I really don’t know what to make of it.  

This is the latest line test done on 7dp5dt on a FRER. I’ve 1 more digital and 1 more Watson’s brand line test before i go for the blood draw.  

7dp5dt (warning bfp post)

Another bfp on a frer with a darker line.  I’ve been testing once everyday! And tmr I’m gonna bring out the mighty digital. 

I started feeling a little nauseous yesterday.  This time round I know I’m not imagining it – after having gone through 9 months of nausea and vomiting before.  I’m praying for a nausea-free and complication – free pregnancy this time round. 

I realised that I love babies! I am, of course,  completely enamoured with my son – I can’t stop looking at him and going ‘AWW that’s so adorable’.   But I never quite had this feeling before having my son. I just feel so delighted looking at other wriggly babies wherever I go.   

Babies are such delightful ‘creatures ‘. They bring such immense joy to families.  😊😊😊 I hope those who are trying to have them in their lives will have them soon!