So I have to level with you all. I went ahead and had my embryo transfer on March 29. Everything was perfect, transfer went great and we even got to see our embryo moving on the monitor. We were super hopeful. I took a few home pregnancy tests and they were all negative. I was a little down, but I knew those things could be wrong and I wasn’t going to count myself out until I had a negative blood test. It was a long 11 days, but I made it. This morning I had my labs drawn and my HCG was negative. “Less than 1.20” to be exact and 5 is the absolute bare minimum to quantify pregnancy at 1 week. I should have been 2 weeks along so mine should have been over 50. Needless to say, today was not my favorite day.
We discussed all of our options before we even began IVF and we decided that we were going to do everything possible to give us the best possible chance for success. We chose to do the PGS and we even did a mock transfer. We put everything we could into this and unfortunately it didn’t work. The universe can be brutal sometimes, but I’m trying to use this experience to make myself stronger. I could go through the whole IVF process again, but seeing as how I doubt my doctor would do it for free, I don’t want to put myself through that again.
We discussed adoption a long time ago and we looked into it, but it seemed like it would have been just as grueling of a process. Given the number of dogs we have we also weren’t sure how a home study would go. Nevertheless, now that we are left with adoption as our remaining option we have chosen to forge ahead. I have no idea what we are getting ourselves into, but hopefully we will have a positive outcome from it. We are so thankful for the continued support from our family and friends. If any of you have been through the adoption process we welcome your advice and recommendations!