On November 25, 2015, the day before Thanksgiving, we transferred one of our frozen embryos.
The Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET), is a very different experience compared to the fresh cycle. The FET involved very little trips to the doctor when compared to the fresh cycle where I went everyday to be monitored. Before the transfer, I started injections to prepare my body. These injections are different from the ones I did for a fresh transfer. They are fun intramuscular ones that go in your backside. Kevin has become my drug administrator since it is just easier that way for this type of injection. These injections continued until I was 10 weeks pregnant! Needless to say, I am over my fear of needles!
After the transfer I had picked two days to test, Day 5 and Day 9. During my last cycle I was completely taken over by the need to test. I was constantly getting negatives. It completely impacted my mood and general ability to function during those two weeks. This time, even though my anxiety was pretty elevated, I decided to try and stick to just two days. On November 30, 2015 I got up early to take my first test. I was barely awake and was absolutely expecting nothing to show up. I looked away from the test for a few minutes and when I looked back a faint double line was showing. I blinked a gazillion times to make sure my mind was not making it up!
I was not making it up. The lines were there! I continued to test every couple of days to make sure the line got darker! It did!
The the dreaded, but very anticipated Beta day! I was in a much better mood than the last time I went for Beta testing, but still nervous! Later that day, I got the call. We are pregnant! I’ve never heard those words before. I’ve dreamed about them, but never has someone actually said them to me!
I had to continue with another Beta testing to make sure the hormones were continuing to grow as they should. Everything was going very well!
At exactly six weeks pregnant, we saw our baby for the first time! Then we saw he/she again at 7 and 8 weeks. At 8 weeks I was released to the OB. It was difficult to leave Shady Grove. I trust them. I’ve been through some of the most difficult times of my life with them.
We announced our pregnancy to the world at Christmas. In the world of some, it may have been “too early.” But to us, we love that baby no matter what happens, he/she is worth celebrating.
I’ve been a bit of a slacker lately with blogging. I have some catching up to do with what has been going on with us! I’ll get to that soon! I just wanted to share this good news for now! We appreciate all the love and support that has been shown. Please keep the prayers going for our baby as he/she continues to grow!
The picture below is our baby at 6 weeks! I’m now 14.5 weeks!