The waiting is killing me! I am constantly thinking about those darling little blastocysts and hoping they are making a nice home in my Uterus. When you get pregnant on your own with no fertility help, the process is so different. You know exactly when the transfer took place and you have specific dates for checking in on first the pregnancy test, second an ultrasound to see how many egg sacs and third a heart beat check, it is like time is standing still. I didn’t do a lot of research upfront on the actual FET process and the days following. I was more focused on getting to that point.
So yesterday I couldn’t help but wonder where things were on day 3, I was starting to feel twinges in my groin area and I have felt pinches and the occasional cramping for the last 2 days. I found a great website with so much information about the process and it was comforting to read. On days 1-3 a frozen blastocyst hatches around days 1-3 and begins to attach. Did you know that the egg hatches? I am nearly 40 years old and I didn’t realize the egg hatches, how can I not know that? On around day 10-12 the HCG levels will start to show up in urine and can be detected by a home pregnancy test -guess what I am doing on those days???? By day 14-15 blood should be drawn to confirm good levels of HCG and they should continue to rise from there. My blood test will be on 9/14 which is now 10 days away and counting and although it seems so far away, I know it will be here before long.
The saving grace over the next two weeks is that I am incredibly busy at work, having to work nights and weekends just to keep up. While this isn’t the ideal scenario for keeping my body stress free, it helps pass the time quickly. I have also started to ween off dairy, sugar and processed grains. I tend to eat very healthy, I am a vegetarian 97% of the time, but I eat sushi or a piece of fish 1-2x monthly. I drink a green smoothie in the morning and I eat salads, grains and legumes for lunch and dinner so this isn’t very different for my body other than I LOVE cheese and I could eat my weight in a good loaf of crusty bread. And then there is sugar, I love to bake but I try to limit my baking to weekend functions or work parties. I am a sucker for a good glob of frosting, yep a glob of frosting and don’t give me a box of Dots, I will eat the whole thing in one sitting. I figure that the more I can eat healthy and have cheese, bread and sugar in moderation along the way, the better off this pregnancy will be.