hang in there! i hear so many different things with HC, some threads i read take 3-4 months and others take a little over a month. mine is actually yellow already and its only day 2, i also have different depths where i planted so i'm worried about that. i read somehwere on here that when you buy submersed and do emersed, the leaves will die off and regrow to adapt to the new growing method, and when you flood the tank it'll go through the same cycle again. good luck to you TLE ! i hope both of our tanks make it, you have a big jump start so hopefully it'll start to turn around.
i live about an hour away from AFA, great store and i'm definitely lucky to be living so close , when i first got interested in planted tanks i was so surprised to find that they were so close to me, but at least their products are accessible to anyone who has internet!