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50/50

Well, my RE gave us a 50/50 chance of this being a viable pregnancy. I am fairly certain those odds were totally made up, so there’s that.

Having done this initial ultrasound now twice before, I kind of knew what to look for. We were in with the ultrasound tech (who I’ve had for almost all of my ultrasounds since we started fertility treatments in 2014) first, and then saw my RE. Right off the bat I was relieved because I could tell that the sac was in the uterus. They also saw a yolk sac, but no fetal pole yet. My RE said that the sac size and structures look like a normal pregnancy at about “5 and a half weeks.” According to my calculations, I thought I was 6 weeks today, though my RE had me at 5 weeks 6 days. There was no heartbeat (which I guess makes sense with no fetal pole).

My RE said that it’s possible that the embryo took a couple of days before implanting, which would account for the lower HCG numbers as well as today’s ultrasound results. Or, this is another nonviable embryo. She said they want to have me back in 11-14 days and if at that point there is no heartbeat or it’s fallen even further behind, we’ll stop meds and assumedly talk about ending the pregnancy.

I’m trying to stay hopeful. It seems totally feasible that the frozen embryo just took it’s time implanting. It’s going to be a very long 2 weeks. I’m scheduled to go back for another ultrasound on July 5.

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  1. 11-14 days?!?! I thought you’d get another ultrasound in a week! Man, the waiting is brutal!! Hope you have fun in the city and are able to distract yourself by other good things. Still optimistic for you over here.

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  2. Hoping for the best! Try to stay positive!

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  3. My betas were very similar with my last pregnancy. I truly believe frozen embryos seem to have weird betas a lot. Also my RE won’t even do an ultrasound until you’ve risen over 2500 because he said that if they are doubling appropriately then not until they are over that would you see much. Prayers that your next ultrasound is right on schedule with what you saw today and you have a healthy little bean growing in there. ((Hugs))

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  4. This just sucks. July 5th? That is a brutal wait! You are a stronger person than I am, that’s for sure. I’d have probably held the whole office hostage until they agreed to another ultrasound in a week! Thinking of you and sending heartbeat vibes. ❤️

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  5. This sounds a lot like my pregnancy! Low HCG numbers, small baby. RE originally gave us a 5-10% chance of a viable pregnancy, and then increased it to 50%. My son measured quite small in the very beginning too. He’s a healthy 2 year old now! Hang in there hun. The REs don’t know everything. xo

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  6. I hope time passes quickly and you have lots of cute distractions from Riley in the meantime! Thinking of you!

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