Surprise! We did a 3rd transfer. We kept this transfer a secret too. After our last transfer resulting in a miscarriage, we were afraid and did not know how to approach this one. We decided to transfer another male embryo. We came up with a name for another boy, John. John means “graced by God”. We were hoping going into this transfer with a name and some positive vibes that it would help our fertility mojo. The biggest difference was my husband would not be in the room for this transfer. We ended up having a scheduling issue with our transfer and Olivia having surgery. Olivia needed tubes in her ears and another surgery for her hemangioma. Olivia had surgery at 7am and we had a transfer at noon. Olivia could not go to daycare that day, we would not have wanted to take her either way, so I had to go into the transfer alone. The wonderful hubby stayed in the car with Olivia (she napped while I had the transfer). I took pictures for him and boom we were pregnant again. We hope and prayed this one would work. I said my daily affirmations and made sure I did all of the superstitious things. I had my first blood test and the results showed my HCG was only at 26. This meant we were pregnant but I already had that sinking feeling that something was not right. We decided to stay positive and wait for the next blood test. Due to the holidays, we had to wait 4 days to have another set of labs done. The second blood test showed my HCG levels only rose to 44 in 4 days. This is not a good sign since typically they want the HCG level to double every 48 hours. I had another blood test 2 days later and my HCG continued to rise, but was only at a 46. Again, we ran into a holiday, so had to wait until the following Monday for more lab work. My HCG levels were at 12. My body was officially telling me this was not going to be a successful pregnancy. After speaking with out doctor, there was some thoughts as to if we would be able to have a boy. It seems to be unexplained, but for some reason my body does not allow a male embryo to develop, or something is wrong with our male embryos they can’t test for. The next step would either be to transfer a female embryo and see if we end up with the same results or to do an ERA to make sure we were implanting at peak time for hormone levels. It is so sad to think you are just waiting to find out if you will miscarry again, but we have successfully had a girl, so the odds are better…right?. In the end we still have 1 healthy male and 3 healthy female embryos. We had a lot to think about at this point and had to figure out which direction we wanted to go. As far as this miscarriage goes, my body did not take it well at all. I ended up having to make a trip to the emergency room for bleeding too much. We have a lot to think about…

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