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.
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!
So I have been really keen on finishing up all the pee sticks so that I won’t be able to test anymore and then I would have to just force myself to wait for the ultrasound on 18 April (a week away but in reality seems like an eternity).
Here is a recap:
>>On 8dp5dt I had my first digial which said I was 2 to 3 weeks pregnant.
>>Then I took another digital the next day on 9dp5dt, which said the same.
>>On 10dp5dt, I took a line test and the line was lighter than control but very visible.
>>On 11dp5dt, I had my first and only blood draw and got a hcg level of 978.
>>Then I took a digital on 13dp5dt, and still received 2-3 weeks. I wanted to see it transition to 3wks but I guess it was too soon. For Clearblue to give 3+ weeks I think the hcg in the urine has to exceed 2000. And of course, hcg in pee will not be as accurate as the hcg in blood.
>> The next day, on 14dp5dt I took a line test again, and the test line was as dark as the control! The darkest I have ever seen!
>> On 16dp5dt, I took another line test and same thing. Test line was as dark as control.
>> Finally, on 17dp5dt, which was yesterday, Sat 9 April, I took a Clearblue digital hoping to get 3+ weeks and I DID!! =D
So I hope that is a good sign of hcg levels rising?
I have been plagued with nausea that comes and goes and I really am not sure if it is related to pregnancy or indigestion?? But I realise that I feel better once I eat something. So I have to eat something everytime I feel hunger pangs which seem to come more frequently. hmmm.
I have also been having specific poking pains on my right lower side now, near the hip bone but a little lower. Been feeling really gassy as well and been burping quite a lot (reason why I suspect indigestion is the culprit).
So I have also been peeing on ovulation test sticks (the Clearblue digital ones) since I have some excess sticks. I have been getting smileys on them and the test line is much much bolder than the control line on the sticks.
I know. I am just using up whatever I have left. Not buying any new ones. =P
The dreaded PIO shot which left me really miserable and limping last week is due again tomorrow. Hubby and I are going for that one in the evening and I am praying the same nurses who made this injection much more bearable and less painful before will be there again.
It has been great to see more BFP posts recently! More people overcoming these horrid fertility struggles. 🙂 I hope the same happens for the rest of us deserving ones out there as soon as possible! 🙂 🙂 🙂
So by right I was supposed to go in tomorrow for my first beta but because I had a shortage of medication, I had to go down to the hospital and my nurse suggested that I could have my blood test taken today and that she will update me immediately once the results are emailed to her.
I love how my nurse and Gynae are so caring and concerned about everything and how attentive they are to all these details even though it is a Sunday today. 😊
Today is it 11dp5dt and my HCG level is a whopping 978! I was expecting something over 100!! So as of today I am 4weeks 2 days pregnant!! 😄😄😄😄😄
We had transferred a single blast by the way.
I am still worried about ectopic etc issues but my nurse said I should be happy for now. We will only be able to have our scan in another 2 weeks time to get a proper visual confirmation.
Until then I will have to continue PIO shots once weekly for 12 weeks and take the other medications as well.
Said 2-3 weeks PREGNANT! Like wow! I’ve NEVER seen any of those words on a digital the past 5 years before!!!
Today it is 8dp5dt. So the embryo is 13 days old. Really cool stuff!
I still have some pinching or cramping sensations on my left mostly but not as bad as before.
I have 1 more digital and had actually ordered a cheaper digital pack online because I had anticipated negative results. My Husband wants to look at line results instead. Lol. I Guess he’s more used to reading lines. So I think he will get me line tests to try.
So yep! 3 more days to the blood test!
All this is so SO new to me that I can’t believe this much has happened! Like, I’m still in disbelief! I mean, my first try at all things conception had always failed.
So now I think the next things to worry about are where the embryo had implanted (hopefully at a favourable place) and sustaining the growth of the pregnancy.