Hi All! Happy Friday!
Kbear - I am impressed that you have stayed strong regarding the hpts! I know I broke down and did it much earlier than you! Enjoy your trip and good luck next Tuesday!
J&C - Congrats on a high 3rd beta! I can imagine that was quite a relief! What are your next steps? It is so interesting how clinics vary so much in their protocols from start to finish.
Sue Hu - Good luck with your followup. We are dealing with male factor issues as well. They didn't say much after our first cycle about why they wanted to, but the RE requested that my DH freeze a couple samples before the second cycle. They still wanted a fresh sample the day of retrieval but they wanted to ensure they had a good amount of sperm to work with on the actual day so they wanted back up. It turned out, after the first sample was frozen, they said they had enough and he didn't need to freeze any more. Maybe your DH can do something like that too?
Jill - It does seem the 2ww does drag on. I hope you are staying positive. I definitely felt more cramping this time than I did my first time so hopefully it is a good sign!
Mrs. G - I hope all goes well on Monday and you see a great number! Have a fun weekend! I hope it goes by quickly for you!
Jen8675309 - Good luck with your next beta. I have also heard that spotting is very common. My best friend had spotting early on and now has a healthy 2 year old. She also was very nervous about it as she had a miscarriage before. But, everything was normal and they told her not to worry. Easier said than done. Good luck!
Brandy - Congrats on feeling so good! When you say you are feeling pregnant, what do you mean? I think I am still in a little shock but I don't feel much different now. I think I felt more pregnant during the 2ww actually. But, I suspect that is because I was looking at everything as a symptom. Just curious what you were feeling?
I had my first ultrasound today. I am only 5.2 weeks along so they were just checking to make sure they could see a sac and that everything was where it was supposed to be. I guess the primary purpose for them doing one this early is to rule out ectopic pregancies. All looks good. They found 1 sac. I told DH the other one must be hiding.
It looks like a singleton for me though.
Have a great weekend everyone!