Just a very quick post-holiday update to say that I’m not pregnant. Woke up Christmas Eve bleeding. At that point it was pretty light and also 2 days early (also seemed weird because I’ve never gotten a period while still taking Crinone), so I peed on a Clear Blue digital. BFN at 10dp3dt (essentially 13dpo) felt pretty solidly likely to be a true negative to me, so I got my cry over with and called my nurse to ask if I could stop it with the damn meds and at least get drunk on Christmas. Of course her job seems to be to ruin my fun and she said it could possibly be too early and that I had to stay on the meds and keep with the post transfer instructions (to refresh: no drinking, no artificial sweeteners, no heavy lifting, orgasm moratorium). Ugh.
I will admit that I cheated with the drinking a bit. It was Christmas and all.
Official blood test is tomorrow morning but I had a full on period and have zero symptoms so I’m just ready to move on to next steps (and also ready to be all done with Crinone for a little while). Still no word from the IVF clinic on how many (if any) frosties I got. That e-mail should get to me by tomorrow or Tuesday. Fingers crossed that I have at least one. Mainly because I’m not looking forward to another retrieval any time soon. I only started feeling better (read: able to sleep through the night without crazy discomfort) on Wednesday.
Okay so recap: failed IVF sucks but we’re trying to stay positive. Tis the season for hope and joy and all that 😉 Hoping that 2016 will be the year we expand our family, and wishing the very happiest holiday season and new year to all of you and yours!