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Try #2 – Pregnancy Tests (HPT and hCG Blood Test #1)

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At 10 days post-transfer, today we had the blood pregnancy test…which was positive!  Truth be told, we actually did a home pregnancy test (HPT) last night, which showed the two joyful pink lines! I really had not wanted to do … Continue reading

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Try #1 – Pregnancy Test (HPT)

The home pregnancy test Molly took this morning was negative.  So disappointing.   She hasn’t had any of the “early pregnancy” symptoms at all, so I think both of us were expecting it to be negative anyway.  As I posted recently, … Continue reading

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Cautiously Optimistic vs. Optimistically Cautious

I realized shortly after the second insemination of this cycle that I have been so focused on making sure we’re doing all we can to avoid getting pregnant with higher-order multiples that I haven’t spent a whole lot of time … Continue reading

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Trying to be Supportive

I whole-heartedly sympathize with pregnant women being nauseous and sensitive to smells. But do we need to talk about it all of the time? Does it have to dominate every conversation? Molly is 8-weeks pregnant with twins today, and she … Continue reading

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Telling My Parents

I told my parents about the pregnancy by texting them a photo of the two pink lines on the positive pregnancy test. Although it is only Day 31 (counted from the first day of the last menstrual period), we got … Continue reading

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Try #7 – Pregnancy Test #2 (HPT)

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Despite the two positive home pregnancy tests yesterday, we just had to do another one from another brand (just to make sure!). This one was a Clear Blue Easy Digital, and sure enough, the precious little word “Positive” came up … Continue reading

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Try #7 – Pregnancy Test #1 (HPT)

I woke up around 7:30am to Molly saying, “Honey, can you look at this? I think there are two pink lines here.” It’s been 16 days since the first insemination of this cycle. Our fertility clinic does a beta-hCG pregnancy … Continue reading

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Try #5 – Pregnancy Test (hCG Blood Test)

So our first try with Clomid didn’t work – we had a negative blood pregnancy test. Use of the ovulation-stimulation drug Ovidrel can cause a false positive home pregnancy test (HPT), because the drug contains hCG, the hormone detected in … Continue reading

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Try #5 – Insemination

On Day 16 of this cycle, we did an intrauterine insemination (IUI) after having used Clomid. Although it was our first while using Clomid and our first at the fertility clinic, the procedure was much like the others. The fertility … Continue reading