Where do I even begin? I feel that so much has happened!
So, I left you off at 3dpt, where I was having some doubts or fears on whether of not Assisted Hatching, AH, was done. After posting my last post, I finally received a call from the embryologist and YES, AH was done! I was so relieved! And yes, I clearly know God is bigger than AH and he can do all things, but I also believe he gives us resources and direction, and we must also make an effort to see the miracles in our life. AH was definitely on my heart and I am so glad is was done. I slept good that night.
4dpt5dt I had a grand idea so as not to be tempted to POAS, I peed on the one FRER I had upstairs, knowing it would be negative, and just to get it out of the house. I didn't want to be tempted at 7dpt and see a negative, because then I would want to quit all my meds again.
Well, around 4pm, I POAS. My bladder was NOT full and I really had to squeeze it out, so to speak. I set it there, knowing I wouldn't see a thing. Negative... no wait? I could see something, but I really believed my eyes were playing tricks on me. So I hid it and said I would look the next day. The next morning I was waiting [in]patiently for C to get out of bed and make us tea down stairs. He would not get out of bed! Finally he did. I ran over to the test, and could see that something again! But I still was not 100%. I though maybe a evap line or something? This was WAY too early to see something right!?
I came clean to C and showed Mr. Skeptical the test. He said he could see it!!!! WHAT!?!?! I thought for sure he would say I was crazy! He said for me to go get another test to see!
I had to pee so I went to the store grabbed a box of FRER's (I'm so weak I know!), went to get my nails done so I went into they bathroom and POAS. I wrapped it in a paper towel and put it away in my purse. I sat there waiting. At 5dp5dt, I got a faint but very clear BFP!!!!! I was shaking and praising Jesus!! I felt like I could scream, but I couldn't because I was in the nail salon! I had to keep peaking at the test to make sure it was real! I came home and told C, he was cautiously happy of course!
The following day, I excitedly took another test around 11am expecting to see a much darker line. BAD MOVE. First it had not even been 24 hours since the previous test and second, it was SO early still. I gave it a few minutes and my heart sank. The line looked SO light, like barely there light. I was devastated. All my hopes and dreams of growing our family flashed before my eyes, my heart sank. I thought for sure this was a chemical.
I texted DH that we lost the baby, telling him it was a chemical pregnancy. I know I should have waited til he got home, but I was devastated.
As the day went on, however, the test kept getting darker and darker, until it was darker than the day before! I couldn't believe it! This is why testing early can be very bad. If my hcg level at 5dpt was 20 for example, it maybe would have been 30 by the next day, so it wouldn't have shown much change. I texted DH, that I loved him and I vowed to do no more tests, which has held true! He was relieved to find out the test was darker now too!
Since then, my pregnancy symptoms have been getting stronger and stronger to where I KNOW I am pregnant!YAY!!! However, I still want to see that BETA number! I feel like I can't totally rejoice, until after BETA... after what happened for FET #1 (a low Beta of 33).
How am I feeling now at 9dp5dt or should I say 4 weeks pregnant? Very pregnant! My stomach is SOOOOO bloated I cannot even button my pants. I also have kind of a cramping/heavyness feeling and random pains on the sides, like ligament pains. I have had waves of headaches since 3dpt. They come and go every few minutes it seems, which is what I had with the boys. My boobs just started getting sore a day or two ago and are fuller. I have been super exhausted in the afternoon, but feel great in the morning.
I can't believe I have to wait TWO MORE DAYS until BETA! It is torture! This will be the first time, I am actually going to wait until designated BETA day, which will hopefully make it for a happy Halloween!