On being PUPO at P-1 Day (Prove Day)

I officially have the status of being Pregnant Until Proven Otherwise (PUPO).  I can ‘enjoy’ this status for about 24hrs longer because tomorrow morning I have my first ever beta pregnancy blood test.  What is a beta pregnancy blood test?  This is a blood test that will reveal ‘quantitatively’ the amount of hCG (Human Chorionic Gonadatropin) in my blood (hCG is the hormone that is produced when a woman is pregnant).

The last 24 hours have been interesting.  Yesterday I thought my period was about to happen.  I discovered a bit of dark brown spotting….I freaked out.  Then I thought perhaps implantation bleeding?  But surely this is way too late for implantation bleeding and unlikely to be possible??!  (Remember I have an upside down uterus so perhaps the blood from the implantation has taken a while to ‘gravitationallly’ find its way out! Perhaps it is not impossible?!?!)  But then I had horrible aches that felt like a period for several hours afterwards.  I felt that it was all over.  I went to bed last night pretty much expecting to wake up to my period flowing.  I even got upset when Chris told me I should go to bed with a pad and knickers on.  I shall not surrender!!!! But no!!! Cruel Aunt Flow teases me!!! Nothing has shown itself since.

Last night I had a weird dream.  I basically took three different home pregnancy tests.  The first was positive, because I couldn’t believe my eyes, I took a different brand…and it came back positive.  So Chris made me take this crazy test.  The results were really hard to interpret.  The lines looked like inter-twinned ladders and required knowledge of matrix calculus to understand it, and so we argued over whether it was positive or negative.  It was positive.

Today, I have been aching like my period is about to arrive, however, I have been experiencing those sharp pains again like in many of my other previous 2 week waits.

The problem with being PUPO is that the progesterone injections and estrogen patches I am being ‘topped up with’ each day to help make a cosy and attractive womb to Huckleberry and Huckleberina are probably causing all of these symptoms.  So I am not going to think too much about it all….I remain as I mentioned in my previous post – indifferent.

Lots of people have been sending their love and support over the last few days, and for this we are truly appreciative for the kind thoughts.

So….all that is left to do now is…Prove!  I’m excited, nervous and scared all in one breath…or maybe it’s just the drugs!!! Who knows?!?!

Ohhhh just one last thing I will levae you with to make you smile….here is the spectacular bio-luminescent plankton we observed on Sunday.  Chris did a great job of the pics! I hope we didn’t use up all our luck this epic weekend of fun!

the bio-luminescent plankton

the bio-luminescent plankton


24 thoughts on “On being PUPO at P-1 Day (Prove Day)

  1. g2the4thpower says:

    I hope your brown spotting is just left over implantation – ya never know! In my BFN fresh transfer cycle, I had been bright red spotting for a couple days before my 14 day post retrieval beta, so I was convinced it was over. Yours sounds very promising! Good luck tomorrow!!

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  2. ashleykyleanderson says:

    I’m SO glad I scrolled through my reader just before going to bed so I could see this. I knew testing day was near but wasn’t sure which day. I will be sleeping with my fingers crossed tonight for positive results for you guys tomorrow!!!

    I also hope that your mom has a safe flight back and that you all had a great time together. The pics are amazing!

    Thinking of you! Wishing lots of luck!! 🍀🍀🍀

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      • ashleykyleanderson says:

        Omg I was checking your blog last night to see if there was any news and then again this morning for the same. I’ve been thinking about you and I’m anxiously awaiting your post! I’m sure your mom is happy to have been there with you through this time and it’s nice for her to be able to understand what you’re going through a little better too. Plus she probably misses you like crazy and is just happy to be with you guys!! Looking forward to your post later. ❤️


  3. Nara says:

    I’m thinking of you and wishing you all the best for your test! I love the pictures… I can’t imagine how you get photos like that. Very professional! I take all photos on my phone now so they’re not very good quality. I hope you have a good rest followed by a good test!

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    • thegreatpuddingclubhunt says:

      Thank you!

      Yes Chris did his grumpy Brit thing to the kids who were crabbing on the beach in the dark with their torches….”Excuse me…can you move along quickly…I’m trying to take a photo….” He had a tripod too! He is hoping to be a bit more professional with all his pics, so he will like your comment! (But not mine 😉 )

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  4. Anamarie says:

    Beautiful pics! I can’t wait to hear about the beta and of course I’m pulling for you! I think a lot of women have major cramping that they assume is aunt flo that ends up being those “implantation cramps” and then the uterus beginning to stretch and make space. So by all means keep a level head, but definitely don’t let a few cramps make you think you’re out! It ain’t over ’til it’s over!

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  5. Anonymous says:

    I’ve just discovered your blog and have everything crossed for you guys… thinking of you and wishing you the best for this incredible adventure. xxx

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