Saturday, June 12, 2010

Month 13, Cycle 10, Day 23, 8dpo

Today is eight days past ovulation and nine past my trigger shot. I am getting very anxious to test soon. So, last night, I went to the dollar store and bought 6 early pregnancy tests. The current thinking in the infertility community is that if you have an hCG trigger shot, you should test before all the hCG leaves your system, then keep testing daily until you have faint lines on your test and then a negative. Once you receive the negative test, then you know that the hCG from the trigger has left your system and then you may start testing for your TRUE hCG.

So, yesterday I peed in a cup and tested it and it was negative (on day 7 past ovulation) and now I can know that if I get a positive test, I am indeed pregnant, and not just remnants of the hCG. I know, complicated, right???

By the way, a nurse from the doctor called this week to tell me that if I don't have a period by Thursday, to call them and set up a blood test. If I get my period, I will start Femara on day 3-7, and then call for a day 14 ultrasound and trigger again. If I get a positive test, then call for a blood test and then schedule a week 6-7 ultrasound. So, I will be testing every day probably starting tomorrow. I am optimistic and excited to soon announce my 2nd pregnancy!

So, I awoke early this week and received an email from a friend who I met because she had been looking for infertility support. We have been emailing back and forth for several months now. Both of us were taking Clomid at one point and neither were successful at it. I finally opted out of Clomid, but she did not. Anyway, I received an email, dated 5:30am with an image of a POSITIVE PREGNANCY TEST! I was so excited and I am now happy to report that Megs is with child(ren), after 19 months of trying. Congratulations!!! It is well-deserved and will keep me on a high for at least a couple of months!

Father, thank you for my friends who have achieved pregnancy in the last year after I had been praying for them. I have seen some who were afraid to try, who are afraid to share, who are afraid of what is to come. I pray that those fears are released to you and that you provide them with peace. I thank you for those who are still trying or convincing their husbands to try again and ask that you soften her husband's heart. I pray that there will be an abundance of healthy babies to born soon! And the rest of us who are trying will see a positive test in the near future. I thank you that children are a gift from you and I ask that you be a plentiful giver to my friends and me! I love you more than I can say and praise you because you are perfectly wonderful. In Jesus' name, AMEN!

9 comments:

  1. I'm so excited that you are gonna be testing, Sunshine!!! It was great to hear about your friend's positive HPT, it'd be even better if those positive HPT's were contagious!! LOL Praying for you both :)

    On a quick side note, I like the new background, too!

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  2. My word that I had to type to confirm my post was 'reigns' - God reigns no matter what!

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  3. awh. Thank you so much! I was happy to share the news to you bc it gives the journey and truggle of infertility hope. I still feel that it is a dream! I am enjoying being sick and being tired. Thank you for all your support sunshine. I can't wait til we are taking our kids to the park togeher soon!

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  4. 10dpo (6-14) negative test again this morning. Will I ever learn????

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  5. Hang in there Sunshine! I know it is so hard not to test early!

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  6. 14 dpo is Saturday, right? I'm so confused, lol.... The trigger shot was the 4th, ovulation could happen 36 to 48 hours afterwards, so do bloodwork on Thursday? Could it still be too early? I don't know how long implantation takes to happen....

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  7. Soooo funny! You are right, 14dpo is Saturday. My temp was high two days after the trigger shot so I assume that I ovulated the day after. I also had a positive Ovulation Predictor Kit and Peak on the monitor on the day after the trigger. So, I believe I ovulated, because of the trigger, on Friday the 4th. So the nurse told me to call the office if I didn't get a period by Thursday to get my blood test done. I assume that I will get it drawn in town tomorrow after school. IDK, I will call after the kids leave in the afternoon if I do not have a period. Still no signs of period and my boobs are sore!! But, I keep getting negative $ store tests. But, since I am getting a blood test soon, I decided it is not worth it to blow $10 a day on a more expensive brand, just to see negatives. I wonder REALLY how much money I have blown on tests in this last year. I am betting with pregnancy and OPK and monitor sticks, I have easily spent over $300.

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  8. Oops, 14dpo is actually on FRIDAY!!

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