Monday, May 17, 2010

First results 10dp5dt FET

I tested again this morning and I wasn't really sure the line was much darker...for one thing yesterday test was a bit weird with the test line coming up uneven in intensity...I'm sure you could see it too, with the bottom part darker than the top part. Today's test was definitely even but overall looked very similar to the darker part. Go figure. Don't they know that us infertile women are so analytical a faulty test can drive us round the bend?

So, of course, I fished out the tests of the August pregnancy and I started looking at how intense the test line was with respect to the control and so on. Obviously asking Mike for his opinion a million times when I was not happy with the answer or how long he looked at the test for etc. And I have obsessed ever since.
By the intensity of today line I was expecting a value around 30. It was stronger definitely than my first ectopic pregnancy (when I could barely see a positive test line 13dp3dt) and the beta were 18. I don't have those tests any more though so who knows!

At 5.30 this afternoon I still had got no call back from the clinic. I texted the Favourite Doctor (I know I know...sure I had to go pee and I knew the phone would ring then!) to see if she had seen the results, no worries if not, I would have called the clinic in the morning. She rang back straight away and said the number was very good, given that it was 2 days early AND on a frozen cycle, she was very happy to tell me it was 53! I was delighted, the intensity of the test definitely fooled me this time. Of course we have to see how it goes on wednesday, they are happy to have a value around 100 and if mine doubles I should be right on target.
Now, the last time, my beta on a fresh cycle on the same day was 57 and I'm sure I had two embryos implanting given that even after the surgery to remove the viable ectopic pregnancy I had still sky-high beta values and needed MTX shot.

For now I'm happy. I would say cautiously feeling positive. Until wednesday that is. I have no more tests in the house, I wonder if I'll resist temptation....

I now want to add a paragraph to this post like many of you have done before. Please don't feel you have to comment or come and read. I know some of you are dealing with recent losses and having been there myself I understand how you feel about reading of a positive test. Even if it has not been by any means an easy one to get. Even if I know you know with my history this can be over in no time. My heart goes out to you and I really mean it. Forever hugs and I will keep hoping and praying for you all.

31 comments:

  1. I have been checking and re-checking your blog hoping to read this post! Sending many doubling vibes your way. 53 is a nice strong number, can't wait to hear what it is on Wednesday!

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  2. That is great news! Waaaahooo! I hope the next beta goes well!

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  3. Congrats Fran!! I am sitting at my desk wiping away tears of joy for you! I am so happy for you guys. I hope and pray those numbers will be doubling and maybe trippling!!

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  4. So happy for you!! Here's to great doubling betas and healthy baby in the right spot :)

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  5. I just love you girl :) I am so happy for you. This is the best news ever...keep the good news coming

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  6. Was thinking of you! I am so happy for you hon! Sending super strong vibes to your penguin! (HUGS)

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  7. ((Hugs)) This is so exciting!!

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  8. Congratulations!!!! This is wonderful!!!! I am so happy for you.

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  9. Fran! That's a strong beta and I'm doing another virtual high-five. Well done! I know it's step one in a long haul, but it's a strong start. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  10. OMG!!!! I am so excited for you!!!! ~~~~SBV~~~~~ Hope the next beta is excellent!!!!

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  11. Woohoo! I am so excited for you, Fran! I can't wait to hear what your numbers are on Wednesday. I truly hope that this is the one!

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  12. Two beautiful pink lines and a lovely beta! Congratulations, Fran! You're pregnant! The little penguin WILL, I just know it! Stay positive, be gentle with yourself, and know that I am sending you giant hugs from here!

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  13. Congrats on the beta!!! 53 is great!

    Isn't it amazing how much time we can spend analyzing the HPTs??? That's what infertility does to us... :)

    Congrats - so excited for you!!!

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  14. Hooray! This is fabulous news. My fingers are crossed for the double.

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  15. Woooo hoooooo! Can't wait to hear the next number. I am so excited for you! P.S. I posted a belly pic on my blog just for you.

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  16. So excited for you Fran! (((Hugs)))

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  17. 53! And you're not even through the "official" two weeks. That's phenomenal, Fran. And, like you, I'd have been digging out tests for comparison purposes (and, like you, I could never bring myself to throw the old ones away...and also have them photographed...will stop here as I'm beginning to frighten myself:)

    And it's lovely of you to think about us. But I am just so chuffed for you, and am guessing that it is the same for all the ladies who read your blog. Methinks the tide is turning. That Day 6 blast is one tough cookie:)

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  18. Congratulations!

    52 is a great number.

    Hope Elvis is a super sticky guy and that the next 8 months or so is as uneventful as possible.

    xxx

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  19. Congratulations sweetie!!What a great first beta!! Cannot wait for the next one!!

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  20. This is amazing! I'm a new reader but starting my FET cycle and so inspired by you! Woo Hoo!

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  21. What a great number!!! Cant wait for more good news!

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  22. That's great! Hope you get even better numbers tomorrow!

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  23. From a faithful reader (but absolutely terrible commenter...sorry!), CONGRATS!! :)

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  24. Very happy for you! and hoping all is well :) Congratulations!

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  25. :-) Great big smiles for you Fran! I couldn't be happier and will be praying that God has his hand on you and this baby(ies)! Hugs ~Cathy

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  26. Just enjoy the moment and dont worry too much about anything else.

    Stay positive. You remain in my prayers.

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  27. Great great great! I hope the good news keeps coming.

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  28. I'm so excited for you Fran!!! 53 is a wonderful number and I'll be praying that it doubles strongly for you. :-)

    I obsess over my HPTs, too. I do them daily after transfer and tape them in sequence to the bathroom mirror, using a little pen to write on them which day it was taken from. Crazy, eh?

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