Eeeee!!! ++

Doing a little happy dance here, I got some double lines on my pregnancy tests!! (Double lines = positive pregnancy tests!)

I started testing five days after the transfer, using a cheap dollar store tests the first couple days. They were negative results, and bummed me out … the thought that kept going through my head was “I was so sure this was the one!”

Day seven past transfer, I used two tests, a First Response and a little strip test called BFP. I couldn’t see anything, really, so I uploaded a picture to the online support group. Naturally, my surro sisters didn’t disappoint! They immediately tweaked and played with the picture – they insisted there was a line there. Thought I’ll never figure out how they can see something in a picture that I can’t see with the naked eye… these girls are pro’s! By the time they were done, even I could see a bit of a line in the picture. The prediction was I would get a noticeable double line result the following day. I wasn’t convinced, I still have this feeling like the tests must have something where that 2nd line shows up, which would then be triggered by the appropriate level of hCg. A groove, a concentration of colour, something … which is what I wonder if the girls are picking up with their tweaking.

Day eight (we transferred a 5 day embryo, so the shorthand is 8dp5dt – 8 days past 5 day transfer) I tested on a First Response, and as predicted:



I was so happy, I emailed the picture to my IPs, texted it to my husband, uploaded it to my surro sisters, messaged it to my parents, and texted my sister-in-law and various friends who are in the loop! I asked for any prayers and positive thoughts that could be spared – I am a big believer in the power of putting good energy into the Universe. I know whatever is meant to be, will be … but adding positive energy to the mix can’t hurt!

Day nine brought a slightly darker line, which is positive as well.


Of course, nothing is for sure until we get some good beta numbers next week. Wednesday is the first blood test, and the number need to at least double for Friday’s blood test. Today’s test (10dp5dt) was a bust, I decided to use a digital, however I had accidentally opened the package a couple days ago, not realizing it was digital, and had no clue that you have a time frame to use it once the package is open. So it didn’t work, live and learn!

I’m a lot more relaxed than I was last transfer at this point, and the IPs have told me that having this news is making the wait easier for them 💗



5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. ashleykyle
    Apr 11, 2015 @ 19:39:48

    Congratulations on the good news! What transfer number is this? I know it has nothing to do with me really, but we are preparing for our second transfer and both myself and our surro took the first negative transfer pretty hard. It is nice to know that there is always still hope! Fingers crossed for fantastic beta numbers! Also, did you take HPTs for your other transfer too? We were too afraid and just waited for the beta results.


    • surrogal
      Apr 11, 2015 @ 19:57:28

      This is transfer #3. My first IPs had frozen embryos from a donor and basically they had split the eggs from the donor retrieval with another couple. The other couple got pregnant off of a fresh transfer, but all the frozen embryos for both couples failed.
      Then I changed IPs & my 1st transfer with this couple took, but baby didn’t grow at the rate needed (betas on the low end, and did not double). So honestly I’m worried that might be the case again … once bitten, twice shy!
      I did HPT’s all three times- obviously negatives with first transfer, but positives with second and now this one. The IPs weren’t sure that they wanted to know if I did HPT’s with the first transfer, and I didn’t tell them until the first beta results came back … but this time, we all know from experience that it isn’t over either way until the 2nd beta test. This time they wanted to know, and they are feeling like knowing there’s a possibility is making the 2ww easier. When is your next transfer?


      • ashleykyle
        Apr 11, 2015 @ 20:09:35

        Thank you for the reply and all the info. Wow, you have really been on an emotional roller coaster! I am so grateful for people like you who are willing to take this journey for those who need a little help. Thank you :). That’s good to know about the HPTs. I was worried it would make things harder but I think I’d be more open to it now. We had to wait 13 days for the beta test and it was brutal! We have a FET scheduled for May 8th now after getting results 2 weeks ago following a fresh transfer. It’s the last embryo we have available right now so the tensions are high. We’ve had to wait 6-8 weeks between transfers. Is that about how long you’ve had to wait?

      • surrogal
        Apr 12, 2015 @ 14:44:47

        The wait for betas is never fun! Even with a positive home pregnancy test, there’s always that lingering doubt in the back of your mind.

        With my transfers for my currents IPs, both retrievals (after fertilization and PGD testing) only had one viable embryo – so after the first one they had to go through retrieval etc all over again. So, with Christmas & other assorted delays, it ended up being like 6 months between transfers.

        I wish you and your surro so many sticky thoughts for your next transfer. I will be watching your blog and sending you prayers and positive thoughts!

      • ashleykyle
        Apr 15, 2015 @ 02:23:03

        Waiting 6 months between transfers must have been really tough! I’m struggling with 6-8 weeks as it is and we are more than ready to get it done. I hope the beta test goes well tomorrow! Thinking “positive” for you all!

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