Our surro just called and the good news is that there is a gestational sac that showed up in the ultrasound, and that sac was implanted in her uterus. No blood in her cervix, so that's good. I'm so glad our embryo knew where to lay down for his/her nine month nap! That's a good start. The doctor said they usually like to see a round sac and this one was not totally round, but that wasn't of too much concern at this point. No fetal pole was spotted but it's still very early at 5 weeks, 1 day.
M called as she was going to get some beta tests, which I mentioned in my last post that we were NOT going to get because we didn't do IVF. My mother always said "be careful what you wish for"...because I had secretly wanted the betas to tell me how things were progressing. I've never been good at waiting -- I was the kid that opened his presents the day before Christmas and then rewrapped them to open the next day. I had to be a real good actor when I was plopped in front of my big family when opening them on Christmas Day. I'm TERRIBLE, and hopefully someone isn't punishing me now for that very childish thing I did 40 years ago. We'll have beta results by the end of the day, and then another test on Friday. As everyone knows, HCG levels in the blood should double every 48 hours so we are hoping for a number around 500 or higher today and then something double that on Friday.
One thing I don't want is a blood pressure test right now. I am sure it's through the roof. Mary said I should have a beer for breakfast.
Be careful what you wish for.