Today, there was an earthquake on the east coast! I didn’t feel it or anything, but it’s still the talk of the day.
Perhaps not so earth-shaking (I couldn’t resist this pun, I just couldn’t), today is also the day that my little blastocyst/s is hatched and should attach tomorrow. I’m very excited about this. It’s neat to think about exactly what my body could have going on inside of it right now. I know much of the time, we bemoan infertility and all these treatments (and I’ll be right back there come tonight at 7 when DH is stabbing me again with a needle full of progesterone), but right now, I’m just so amazed and grateful for this process. Not every mom will have a picture of her child/ren at literally 3 days old (as in 3 days after creation), but I do. It’s just really, really amazing. I hope this/ese little one/s are still growing and know how happy I already am that he/she/they exist in the world.
I found this on numerous chat boards, but just in case you’re interested:
1dpt ..embryo is growing and developing
2dpt… Embryo is now a blastocyst
3dpt….Blastocyst hatches out of shell on this day
4dpt.. Blastocyst attaches to a site on the uterine lining
5dpt.. Implantation begins,as the blastocyst begins to bury in the lining
6dpt.. Implantation process continues and morula buries deeper in the lining
7dpt.. Morula is completely inmplanted in the lining and has placenta cells &
8dpt…Placenta cells begin to secret HCG in the blood
9dpt…More HCG is produced as fetus develops
10dpt…More HCG is produced as fetus develops
11dpt…HCG levels are now high enough to be immediately detected on HPT