Wednesday, February 8, 2012

So, on 11/22/11 we had a positive pregnancy test (39 HcG). The second HcG test on 11/24 was promising (82 HcG) but the ultrasound on 12/10 showed an empty yolk sac and no fetus. It was, in a word, devastating. I wasn't surprised through - as during the time between 11/22 and 12/10 I had had a variety of strange discharges and had gone from feeling exhausted and bloated to feeling nothing/normal. The pregnancy passed a few days later (after I stopped the progesterone vaginal inserts and the estrogen patches). As expected it was a brutal period - crazy bleeding, more pain than expected and a pretty serious case of the blues.

But, we're back on the horse as of this morning. I started the injections today. We had to postpone the start of the injections a few days due to an elevated estrogen level on my first blood test. This will push the whole process back by a few days so I'm unsure when my egg retrieval will be. I have my first ultrasound this weekend so I'll get an updated calendar then. In the meantime, today I'm feeling tired and headachy, but otherwise none the worse for the wear.

Crossing fingers and toes.