This is my FET #2 cycle at 42 and half years old with donor eggs!! I decided to document this one a little more in detail, including numbers from the test results. The Beta Appointment was on November 3, 2023 despite the date this was published.
This post is the 4th post in this series: I first shared my Baseline Appointment and Endometrium Appointment, and the Transfer appointment. This is the HGC (pregnancy hormone) test nine days after the transfer of our embryo!
The first five days of the two-week wait were so easy! I even thought that! What’s the fuss about? Why did I have such a hard time the first time? I was enjoying the wait. I knew I wanted to test at home before having the clinic test my HGC. I wanted to have that moment alone and not with the nurse over the phone. I tested on day 7 the first time and assumed I would do the same again.
Day 4 and 5 I felt pregnant. I had the burning feeling in the ovaries area and the ache in the uterus that seem to always signal I am pregnant.
Then Day 6 came. It was Halloween. The anxiety was high, and I was feening to test. It was so bad, I was sitting at work wanting to leave just so I could test. Did I have a test at home? I was sure I had some at home, and I was confident it was going to be positive. I managed to make it to the grocery store on the way home. I tore that Clear Blue package open as fast as I could once I got home. I peed in a cup and placed the test in the cup away from me, so I couldn’t see the results. I washed the Halloween make-up off my face while I waited. I setup my phone to record me looking at the results. It was positive but it was really light. All I could think about was this is happening just like FET #1. My HGC is too low, and it’s going to be another chemical pregnancy despite only being day 6. I was upset.
Day 7: Now I knew Clear Blue has a bad reputation and Shelly reminded me of that. I needed to get different tests. On the way home that day I bought better tests. I got different results this time. It was a positive but a dark positive. I felt so much relief.
Day 8: same as the previous day. Dark positive test and I still felt pregnant. I was ready for the results of the bloodwork. I knew I was pregnant, it was just a matter of finding out the exact number from the nurse.
Day 9: Friday I worked until 12:30 pm. I had also ordered more medication the day before, but it should have been delivered before I had to leave for my appointment. We work half-days on Friday at my office, so almost everyone was gone. I had to ask the owner of the company if he would stay until it was delivered. It was terrible planning on my part and quite embarrassing. I had my blood drawn, and she told me I would have results in an hour and half. I stopped by the office and picked up my medication. Not too long after getting home, I got the call from the nurse. My HGC level was 220 which was amazingly higher than I expected. I asked what numbers to expect for twins which I would love to have. She wouldn’t say. She just said an ultrasound is better at confirming that. Later I asked some friends that had twins what their HGC level was the first time and said it was much higher. Ok, just one baby is perfect, too.
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All of the restrictions were lifted, and she wanted me to repeat the bloodwork on Monday to make sure the HGC levels were still rising. That’s three days away.