I am praying that we receive good news and that there is a little life growing inside of me. I am praying so hard! It's so hard not to get discouraged though when you feel that you have no pregnancy symptoms. I did have cramping yesterday, but now that my ovaries don't feel so swollen, I feel like it may have just been my ovaries.
The two week wait is definitely torture. Even waiting until I can pee on a stick is torture! Clearly, I am not the most patient person!
Praying our little embaby is doing what it's supposed to be doing (growing into a strong baby!):
- Day 1 – After the embryos are transferred, the cells keep dividing. The blastocyst begins to emerge from its shell and this process is called hatching.
- Day 2 – The second day is crucial because this is the time when the embryo begins to attach itself to the uterine lining. The blastocyst continues to grow.
- Day 3 – On this day, the blastocyst invades into the uterine lining and implantation begins. The woman may have light bleeding and spotting on this day
- Day 4 – On the fourth day, the blastocyst continues digging deeper into the uterus. Light bleeding and spotting may continue on this day as the embryo invades the endometrial blood vessels to nourish itself through the maternal blood supply.
- Day 5 – On the fifth day, implantation is considered complete. The embryo is developing vigorously.
- Day 6 – The growing embryo triggers the release of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) into the blood stream. This is a hormone that is produced by the syncytiotrophoblast, the specialised cells which will form the placenta later on
- Day 7 – The fetal development is in full swing and the embryo continues to develop quickly. As the placenta begins to take shape, it continues to release more hCG into the blood stream
- Day 8 – More hCG is released into the blood, as fetal development continues and the placenta begins to function.
- Day 9 – By this time, the levels of the hormone hCG, are high enough in the blood stream to be detected. You may take a home pregnancy test today. If the test is negative, it could still be a false negative. Wait for another two days and take the test again. The blood test for beta HCG is much more relaible and is usually done about 10 -12 days after blastocyst transfer.