Thursday, March 3, 2011

STEP AWAY FROM THE TEST!


Finding a lone pregnancy test in the bathroom is not a good thing when you are frantically wondering if you are pregnant.  Strict Dr orders says no stick tests..no testing til Doc gives the ok.  The 2ww is horrible!!  I thought for sure I had more self control then this.  I have read non stop blogs and message boards about how women have taken tests at this point and known results so its so hard not to be curious!

Basic rundown of development is this... babies were conceived on Feb 22nd.  I was given a hcg shot 36 hrs prior on the 20th.  The hcg trigger shot stays in your body for 6-10 days, distributing the pregnancy hormone so that your body can react appropriately.  During this time you waste your money in home tests because you would certainly pick up on the hormone and cause you double lines.  Nothing is worse then a false positive so we logically avoid that.

The trigger shot has since left the building and now we are assuming babies are implanting and soon will create and distribute their own hcg whenever they attach to the uterine wall.  EXCITING!!  Implantation occurs 6-10 days on average from time of conception...making it happen in my life between last Monday and this Friday...tomorrow.  Yesterday I had some menstrual type cramping on and off which is a really good sign that babies are burrowing in their safe spot and attaching.  That means that the hcg hormone is already being produced or will be very soon. 

Most women I have read up on took at test on 6dp3dt (6 days past a 3 day transfer) and had a faint line at least.  O, how I wish it wasn't so mentally staining.  I have bargained with dh to see what he thinks about testing early and he has simply left it up to me...so dangerous :)  I am hoping that I can restrain myself and just be obedient to my RE but who knows...I can be somewhat clumsy with my urine around pee tests!!

As for this hr I have convinced myself though to STEP AWAY FROM THE TEST!  STEP AWAY! STEP IT AWAY GIRL!!!  Whew...today is gonna be hard :)

Just for fun here is a basic growth pattern of an embryo day to day past the transfer (Feb 25th) Today we are 6 days past...

1dpt ..embryo is growing and developing
2dpt… Embryo is now a blastocyst
3dpt….Blastocyst hatches out of shell on this day
4dpt.. Blastocyst attaches to a site on the uterine lining
5dpt.. Implantation begins,as the blastocyst begins to bury in the lining
6dpt.. Implantation process continues and morula buries deeper in the lining
7dpt.. Morula is completely implanted in the lining and has placenta cells &
fetal cells
8dpt…Placenta cells begin to secret HCG in the blood
9dpt…More HCG is produced as fetus develops
10dpt…More HCG is produced as fetus develops
11dpt…HCG levels are now high enough to be immediately detected on HPT
14dpt...beta pregnancy test is done in lab