Sunday, December 1, 2013

What's Pete doing?

Today is 4dp5dt.  According to this handy-dandy little chart that I found at NYU Fertility (here), my little petrie dish baby (aka: 'Pete') should currently be in the process of snuggling into my ute. Hopefully he likes it enough to stay for 9 months.

5-Day Transfer

Days Past
Transfer (DPT)
Embryo Development
One The blastocyst begins to hatch out of its shell
Two The blastocyst continues to hatch out of its shell and begins to attach itself to the uterus
Three The blastocyst attaches deeper into the uterine lining, beginning implantation
Four Implantation continues
Five Implantation is complete, cells that will eventually become the placenta and fetus have begun to develop
Six Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) starts to enter the blood stream
Seven Fetal development continues and hCG continues to be secreted
Eight Fetal development continues and hCG continues to be secreted
Nine Levels of hCG are now high enough to detect a pregnancy

I'm hoping this chart will help keep me grounded (read: sane) as I wait for my beta on Dec 9th since my crazy little mind likes to twist around "4dp5dt" to be 9DPO and I tell myself that people get BFPs as early as 9DPO...I should test soon! 

Umm, no.  

Pete hasn't even fully implanted yet (if he's even going to) and my body definitely has not begun secreting hCG.  So this chart helps me for the next 3 days but after that I make no promises.  I am a crazy chicken right now!  (Hubs always told me I should have named this blog "Diary of a Crazy Chicken"...I think he's right.)

Also - I am feeling much better physically! I even did some grocery shopping yesterday (first time out of the house in a week besides dr. appts)! I am definitely on the mend.


  1. Sounds good, Chickin :) These days are tough, but hang in there! FX for good news soon! I'm so happy to hear you are feeling better :)

  2. so glad you're feeling a little better! and eek, how exciting!! I'd have a hard time waiting too. ;) 5 more days, hang in there!

  3. Yay, glad you're feeling better, and even made it out of the house! I have everything crossed that Pete commits and signs the 9 month lease ;) Sending lots of good vibes!!! <3

  4. ahh the waiting game is so tough! Hang in there Chickie!

  5. So glad to hear you are feeling good enough to go out! KMFX for you!