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!