This 2WW (two-week wait) is not a joke. I had read about it prior to our transfer and thought to myself, I’ll be ok, I’ve been waiting long enough… I can do 2 more weeks.
This seems like a different kind of waiting.
(Maybe I’m just making that up in my head or trying to justify it).
We returned from the transfer 7 days ago and I have been feeling every single twinge and cramp as though it means something.
I am exhibiting all the signs I read about and it could be:
a) that I’m pregnant or b) that the hormones I’m taking are working.
I have had weird cramps, but not really period cramps, over the first few days after the transfer (is that implantation cramping?).
I didn’t bleed at all. Dr. O said I probably wouldn’t because of the progesterone oil.
Oh yes, those shots continue… every morning.
I feel like I have gotten used to the pain and now my bottom just feels sore all the time, like I completed a good squatting and lunge workout yesterday and am feeling the effects.
I’ve started warming up the oil by placing it in between my legs in my lap while I do my quiet time in the morning. The nurse said it helps to make the oil body temperature. I also am sitting on the heating pad after.
I do have soreness and tenderness in another area, but this could be the hormones too.
Unfortunately, there is nothing conclusive except for a pregnancy test that will say for sure.
How many days past the FET (frozen embryo transfer) must we wait?
Well, we have a blood test scheduled by Dr. O for 2 weeks after the FET (meaning next week), by that point there should be no doubt of pregnancy.
BUT… I have read others taking a home pregnancy test (HPT) as early as 5 days after a day 5 FET. Meaning, our embryo grew in the clinic until day 5 before being frozen, tested, thawed, and transferred, so the thought is little Coffee Bean implanted 36 hours – 2 days after the FET and has been connected to my body ever since.
So, we did what I think all people would do, we ordered the HPT that detects early pregnancy and will most likely test in a day or two… wait a few days… tests again… and then have the blood test.
I know, I know. We could wait one more week, as the doctor recommended… but she didn’t say NOT to do the HPT. 🙂 Plus, one week seems like such a long time!
I actually have gotten used to the unknown space we are in and am choosing to believe that we are pregnant and have been talking to Maxee and praying for Maxee to grow healthy.
Either way, we will know soon enough.
What are we doing in the meantime?
Well, we have google searched FET day 6, day 7, day 8 and pretty much learned about the implantation process and the growth of the placenta.
The next phase will be the brain, heart, spinal cord and gastrointestinal tract. SO cool to learn how these things start to form.
I am at peace knowing that we either are pregnant and have 9 months of change to look forward to… or we will gear up for round 2 of IVF and begin preparing my body for the next retrieval.
I am ready to be pregnant and to bring a little one into this world… my heart is hopeful but protected.
Deep breath… calm heart. All is well.