I can't believe that this day has finally arrived for my DH and I...but after 4.5 years, we have gotten our first BFP!! I cried my eyes out the day before our Beta because I really felt like AF was on her way. I had cramps, was bloating, a headache and was super thirsty. I went to the doctor's office today bracing myself for a negative.
When my fertility nurse called and told me I was pregnant, I couldn't believe it. In hindsight now, here are a few symptoms that I experienced during my TWW after my 3 day ET. Bloating. A lot of us get this after all the stims and I had mild OHSS, but the thing is, my bloating kind of deflated but then came back. I was eating less because I was stressed out but none of my clothes were fitting.
Pulling in my lower right abdomen. This is a feeling I usually get before my period, the difference this time is that it started at about 8DP3DT and was persistent everyday. Additionally, I started to get lower back pain. I thought it was because of the progesterone oil shots because I usually don't get lower back pain before AF. I didn't test at all during my 2WW. During my first IVF I did test and it drove me crazy. I cried every day the test showed up as negative. Not testing was hard and I was tempted but I'm glad I didn't. The emotional rollercoaster of guessing and second guessing the HPT were not worth it. So if you can hold out until your Beta, do it!!!
Clomid 6 months - BFN
IUI#1 with Letrozole. IUI#2 with Letrozole BFN. transferred. 2 frozen same day. 1 they tried to freeze on day 5 but it didn't survive.
IVF#1 Long Lupron Protocol - 10 retrieved, 8 mature, 4 fertilized, 3 left on day of transfer. 3 x 8 cell embies transferred. BFN
IVF #2 Lupron Microdose Protocol - 8 retrieved, 6 mature, 6 fertilized, 5 left on day of transfer. 2 x 8 cell embies BFP!!!
Beta #1 at 13dp3dt- over 450