Sunday, September 12, 2010

Cycle 8 ~ The Results

Well the moment that you have been waiting for, the results of my 8th cycle. 

25th July  - Cycle Day 1 
3rd August  - Cycle Day 10 - First Blood Test - E2 Levels were 160+
5th August - Cycle Day 12 - Second Blood Test  - E2 Levels were 204
6th August - Cycle Day 13 - Follicle Scan 
8th August - Cycle Day 15 - Double Trigger of Ovidril
10th August - Cycle Day 17 - Ovulation 
14th August - Cycle Day 21 - Transfer of one great looking Blastocyst Embryo 
25th August - Cycle Day 32 - Pregnancy Blood Test 

OK so I have known for awhile but I needed to get my head around it before I shared it here.  So a picture is worth a thousand words so check it out. 

My numbers are good,

HCG ~ 192
Progesterone ~ 60.8

HCG  ~ 2635
Progesterone  ~ 63.1
That made my doubling rate every 44.46 hours so all was looking good

HCG ~ 16076
Progesterone ~ 58.6
Doubling time 64.39 hours (or 52.6 from my first BT to my 3rd BT) which is really good 

Between the 2nd and 3rd blood tests I had some bright red spotting that scared me no end. It didn't last long but I decided that rest is what I needed, so spent most of last week on the couch. I was told by one of my clinic nurses to double up on my progesterone pessaries, which I have done and the bleeding has not returned. I will continue doing the progesterone until 12 weeks, my levels are good but it's better to be safe then sorry and it's a small price to pay for a little piece of mind.

On Friday I had my 6.5 week scan with my Specialist, Everything looks good and it was confirmed that my little one 'Jenga' had a great heartbeat and was the right length for it's age. 

Jenga at 6.5 weeks 6mm long with a little heartbeat 

My Due Date is the 2nd of May 2011, Although I am happy to be pregnant again I am so worried of history repeating itself, but will have to wait for the results of my 12 week scan to know all is well.

I have decided this time to go with a private OB and have booked in for my first anti-natal appointment with him and the midwife on the 29th of September. I am continuing my acupuncture sessions once a week until at least 12 weeks just to keep as relaxed as possible. I have been warned that my new OB doesn't approve of it, but I wont be stopping it as it makes me feel good and that can't be bad.

Now it's more waiting, this time for my 12 week NT scan. I am hoping and praying that this time it is good news. 


Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS !!!! I am so happy for you, wishing you a boring,uneventful pregnancy.

All the best xoxoxoxoxo


Anonymous said...

Gemma, I have been following your blog for sometime now and i can not tell you how EXCITED I am for you!! CONGRATULATIONS! You and your little one will be in my prayers!