I had my transfer on a Friday, and decided that I couldn’t stand to wait anymore and took a home test on Tuesday morning. I had been Googling how long people waited after a frozen transfer of a 5-day-old embryo for their positive tests, and many were just a few days later. That morning, the test was negative. I was bummed, but still knew it might just be too early at that point and I would try to wait as long as I could to test again.
So I waited a whole two days and thought I should try testing again! On Thursday, the 15th, I took another pregnancy test. I could NOT believe it!! It was VERY faint, but definitely positive. I started shaking and couldn’t believe what I was seeing…I’d never seen what a positive test looked like before! I remember taking a picture of it so that I could text it to my sister right away. I called her as soon as I sent the picture and told her the news. Of course, I just couldn’t believe it was actually real! She was super excited and told me I should use a digital test to be sure, and to also let my RE know so that I could take the official blood test sooner. On my way to work, I bought a digital pregnancy test. I couldn’t wait any longer to check that it was true! I went straight into the bathroom as soon as I got to work and took the digital test. OMG…it actually said the word “PREGNANT.” I took another picture of it with my phone and texted it to my sister. I felt a wave of excitement and shock come over me! I had to tell someone, so I went into my boss’ office. Since she knew everything going on, I knew she would be excited to hear my news. It was so surreal telling her! I told her that I’d be going to take the official blood test later that day just to be sure.
I emailed my doctor and told him the news and requested to get an official test done that day. His nurse responded that the order was placed and that I could go at any time. Thankfully, the lab was just up the street from my work, so I planned to go later that day. It happened to be parent-teacher conferences that week, so the students were dismissed early and I’d be free to go. I had a student teacher working with me at this point, so I told him I had to run a quick errand, but would be back in time for our first conference.
I tried to not think about the exciting possibility that the test was correct for the rest of the day. Of course my mind was going crazy thinking that I might actually be pregnant. Finally, the students were dismissed and I would be able to go.
I was shaking with excitement as I drove to the lab! I couldn’t believe it was actually happening! It happened to be empty there, so I didn’t have to wait to get in. I had the bloodwork done and headed back to work!
When I got back to my classroom, my student teacher was still there. I felt like I couldn’t act normal in front of him and was debating whether or not to tell him what was going on. Plus, I wanted to call my parents and fill them in on my positive tests, so I realized I needed to tell him so that I could call everyone and share my news. I told him that I needed to tell him something and he looked worried, but I assured him it wasn’t anything bad, or anything that had to do with him and he relaxed a bit. Then, for the first time, I told my story about wanting to become a mom and that I was unofficially pregnant. He definitely was shocked, but had a positive response to my news. This, I now realize, was just the beginning of telling my story and answering all of the related questions.
I called my parents and shared the news. They were SO excited, but of course trying not to get their hopes up until we got the official results. I also messaged all of my girls and shared the news!
After that, I tried to contain my excitement as I spent the afternoon talking to my students’ parents. Of course, I was checking my email for the results every chance I got, but there were no messages all day while I was at work.