The second test is negative. Since there were four positives, and even one false positive is very rare, it’s considered that I was indeed pregnant, and had an early loss. This makes my second and third miscarriage in one blow.
Cody and I spent the night last night looking into what to do, hope out two frozen embryos survive the thaw, with me on steroids in the meantime (I don’t do well on steroids, have been on them before, and the result was bad), or see about a fresh cycle, and an FET after that if we have more embryos to freeze. We’d feel better going for an FET if we have enough embryos frozen that we were reasonably certain at least two would survive the thaw. The steroid-risk would be worth it at that point. Back-to-back IVF cycles are very hard on the body, but we have the momentum behind us right now and are still in the groove and don’t want to get off track.
So I’ve got a call in to Stanford this morning, about when we can get another cycle underway. And I got a call back and it looks like we’ll be able to do another.