Friday, December 27, 2013

The waiting game

You know that commercial for the home pregnancy test that mentions how science is getting close to determining pregnancy immediately after it happens?  Wouldn't that be awesome so we didn't have to sit around waiting for that damn positive and driving ourselves crazy?

Maybe then I wouldn't spend so much of my free time---granted, when you're unemployed, all time is basically free---googling to find out when the earliest possible time is to get a positive test after a 5-day transfer.  I'm a nutcase.  After 5 years you'd think I would learn some patience.  I mean, this isn't my first rodeo with the dreaded TWW people.

But like I said, I'm a nutcase.  I knew I'd never make it to my beta without testing at home---even though my husband made sure to point out the bold and underlined part of the Embryo Transfer Instructions that stated I should not take a test at home because it can cause false negatives and unnecessary stress.  I convinced him that I should be able to test the day before at least.  I also explained that I would be taking tests the whole time so that I could test the trigger shot out of my system.  The trigger shot they give you is HCG, which is referred to as the "pregnancy hormone".  It is the hormone that your body produces when you are pregnant, and is therefore the hormone that HPT's detect to determine whether you are pregnant or not.  So if you take a test at home too early, it may give a false positive because it is detecting the HCG from the trigger shot, not from a pregnancy.  I made sure to test the shot out.  I got a very faint positive on the 25th, which would've been 2dp5dt (2 days past 5 day transfer), and 9 days after taking the trigger shot.  Therefore, I figure it should be out of my system by now.

Maybe I should try to make it to my beta...

...who am I kidding?  I'm sure I'll test this weekend.  But I won't post about it.  If my mom finds out that the blogging community found out before her I will never hear the end of it :)

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