Sunday, January 16, 2011
Day 16 1dpt (day past transfer) the embryos should be growing and tomorrow become blastocysts
I feel so much better today and it feels nice to look in the mirror again. Usually I just check for left over toothpaste marks and try not to spend too long examining my lines. I used to feel fine about getting older but as motherhood was to be denied for a while, the ageing process seemed to speed up. Now we have a chance even though it's small, (I am very bloated and crampy), I can rub my tummy and conjure up the black and white image of my uterus from yesterdays scan, with tiny speck of grey hope in the middle. And I actually feel 'fertile' for the first time, even if it doesn't last, it's worth enjoying. I'm almost tempted to wee on a pregnancy test just to get a positive from the trigger shot on Monday in case it's my only chance but I'm saving it for next week.
Dr P has booked me in for an HCG blood test on Friday 28th, Day 13, at 08.00, so he can call me in the evening with the result. There is absolutely no way I'm waiting that long. People on BC website seem to test on 11dpt so I plan to take a test in a few days to check if the HCG is clear and then do another on Day 13 (maybe sooner if I'm honest). At least then if it's negative I know that good news from Dr P is unlikely and can prepare myself for his call and if the urine test doesn't quite pick up the HCG in the blood (more sensitive of course) and it shows positive in blood it will be a welcome surprise. Hmm...I mustn't waste all my pesos on false reading either so will try to wait until 13dpt.
1dpt (day past transfer) the embryos should be growing and tomorrow become blastocysts