My breasts continue to be good predictors.
I am pregnant.
Now don't go too crazy here. This is undoubtedly good news, but we are just entering the murky woods of pregnancy for me.
Pregnancy tests measure the levels of the hormone HCG in your blood. A home pregnancy test is sensitive to 25. I have had positive results ranging from 111 to 8. Today, it's 68. Not as high as last year, but according to this chart, puts me at a very low chance of chemical pregnancy (that would be failing the test on Friday), about a 5% chance of multiples, a little over 30% chance of miscarriage and roughly 58% of a live singleton.
I'm pretty pleased (in a tempered optimism way).
Next steps? Medications stay the same, we test again on Friday. In early pregnancy, HCG levels should double every 48-72 hours. If it's not growing in that range of normal, this is not likely to be a viable pregnancy. That number means more to me than today's results. I really want to see my HCG above 120. If it is a good result on Friday, we'll do the intralipids and Humira again on Tuesday.
7 out of 8 IVF/FET cycles, that's an awesome batting average. Now to focus on staying pregnant!