I went to my local clinic for my beta this morning. It was busy at the clinic as I'm sure lots of other people were like me, having to do the beta first thing Monday morning after the holiday weekend.
After waiting anxiously, I finally got the call from Katie, the NEDC nurse at a little past 3 pm. My test came back positive. TECHNICALLY, I am pregnant. However, my hGC number only came in at 13. NEDC likes to see the number at 75 by now. So, it is not looking good. For now, we are "cautiously optimistic", Katie's words.
Katie said sometimes the embryo may take a little longer to implant and therefore the number may be low. However, I also know that I had cramping and spotting at 4 days past transfer, usually an indication that implantation was happening. I'm fairly sure it's not delayed implantation.
So now we wait for my second beta that will take place on Wednesday. If the number doubles then, then I may still be pregnant. But honestly, though I know I should remain positive, I'm fairly sure this cycle is a bust.
The good news is this is the closest I've come to being pregnant. In all my past IVFs and IUIs, my HCG numbers were 2 or less. I even took a home pregnancy test to see if it would turn positive, since Katie said that I was technically pregnant. But alas, it didn't show the 2nd line. When Babe got home from work today, he saw a very faint second line, but that was hours after I took the test. You are supposed to check only 2 minutes after.
So, we wait some more. The bad news is I have to continue taking my pain in the ass PIO shots. Only 2 more days. I can do it!
Please continue to pray for me and my beta on Wednesday. Though I'm sorely disappointed, I'm not giving up quite yet.