After talking to my sister, I realize that some of you may not know the abbreviations I’ve been using. Quick key:

BFP = Big Fat Positive
BFN = Big Fat Negative
2WW = 2 week wait
AF = Aunt Flo (menstruation)
HPT = Home Pregnancy Test
BETA = Blood Pregnancy Test
DPT = Days Post Transfer

Today I am 9dpt3dt (9 days post transfer 3 day transfer- meaning my embryos were 3 days old. Sometimes they can be 5 or 6 days old before transfer). I also found a timeline to help me figure out where I am in the whole process, and I will post it for you also:

this is what happens in a 3dt :
1dpt ..embryo is growing and developing
2dpt… Embryo is now a blastocyst
3dpt….Blastocyst hatches out of shell on this day
4dpt.. Blastocyst attaches to a site on the uterine lining
5dpt.. Implantation begins,as the blastocyst begins to bury in the lining
6dpt.. Implantation process continues and morula buries deeper in the lining
7dpt.. Morula is completely implanted in the lining and has placenta cells & fetal cells
8dpt…Placenta cells begin to secret HCG in the blood
9dpt…More HCG is produced as fetus develops
10dpt…More HCG is produced as fetus develops
11dpt…HCG levels are now high enough to be immediately detected on HPT

Also, my Beta (blood test) is not scheduled until I get back from Vegas. It will be on the 23rd. Basically, what I’m saying is that I don’t think I’ll have any news to post until after Vegas. A bummer for all of us indeed.

I’m still trying to stay positive, but I would be lying if I said I hadn’t cried a few times today. I know it’s still early but I’m pretty scared I’m not going to be pregnant. I’ve never had a positive HPT before and it seems so far out of reach and almost impossible. How’s that for positive?

Ok, I’m going to go think baby thoughts so I can get myself out of this funk….

3 thoughts on “Abbreviations

  1. So it's really funny you posted about abbreviations the other day, because I hadn't checked since the day before, and then last night I had a dream about you. At 4:30 this morning, actually. And I dreamed you called me up happy to hear that I had experience Daily Oral Marijuana. Apparently I posted in your comments something about being DOM, which in my dream was some pregnancy-related abbreviation that meant something that actually made sense. You were quite excited so you could continue your pot brownies or something. It was strange. But I told you that's not what I meant. You sounded disappointed so I think I told you it would still be ok as long as you didn't do it too much. LOL


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