July 21, 2011

More Testing, More Spotting

Thank you for all of the encouragement and support. I didn't post again last night because I wound up waiting until this morning to retest. The line was significantly darker.

Hope rose.

Then before I left work this evening, I went to the bathroom. And there was a fair amount of reddish orange blood covering some of the surface of the pantyliner, and more when I wiped. (Sorry, I know, TMI.) And I'd been achy again.

I had an acupuncture appointment right after that, and as soon as I laid down, the achiness eased up.

I stopped on the way home and bought 4 more tests. Tonight's test is darker than this morning's, just barely lighter than the control line. (I haven't taken photos yet, but I will.)

I will be testing again tomorrow morning. :-) Beta draw is at 8:30 PT.

On the advice of an IRL IF friend, I'm going to get into bed and stay there as much as possible for the foreseeable future. I wasn't going to say anything to my boss (we're not in the same state, so we don't see each other, just communicate via e-mail and phone), but I think tomorrow I'm going to tell her what's going on and tell her I'm going to work from home indefinitely. (My phone number on caller ID and dogs barking in the background give away my location, so I can't just pretend I'm in the office and not tell her...) She doesn't know anything about our IF/adoption history. Let's hope that goes well.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I hope it's just implantation spotting.

Sue said...

I know some people just bleed - especially with IVF - so I am really hoping its just that. Maybe you have a subchorionic hematoma? They aren't dangerous and are really common with IVF, so I'll be hoping for that...rest should help it absorb back:-) I had one with one of my cycles and the nurse at CCRM told me that they see it with ivf "more times than not" and that she's never seen one cause a m/c. Oh, and multiples also cause more bleeding in the beginning:-)

It sounds like you are going to have a great beta number. I can't wait to hear it!!!!!

MrsSpock said...

I would probably want to stay in bed too! Sending good vibes....

SLESE1014 said...

keeping my fingers crossed for you...put your feet up and hope for the best.

barfingrainbowsandunicorns said...

AHHH! I am hoping it's implantation spotting too. I am so wishing for good results on this beta draw!!!!

Good luck with talking to your boss. I think staying in bed can only help things, and I don't think you will regret it. Hope it goes well!

Hopeful Mother said...

Sending you all the best!!!

Silver said...

Sue is right - some people just bleed. My best friend had a couple of miscarriages and in her third pregnancy she bled so much in the first tri that at least twice it was assumed that the pregnancy was no more - that pregnancy is now a 7 year old boy (my Godson). She also bled a lot in the next (successful) pregnancy. A miscarriage specialist once told me that if a pregnancy is going to stick, it'll stick and you could go bunjee jumping and it'd stay in place. But I always worked on the principle that, if something DID go wrong, I wanted to minimise my self-blame and that at least I felt like I was DOING something to help. So, I think taking to your bed is an excellent idea. Good luck tomorrow!!