Friday, September 26, 2008

Sinking In...Sort of...

Well, first off, thank you guys so much for all your wonderful comments! We are so excited, and it means so much that you guys were waiting to hear, and then so excited for us!! Here we are 24 hours later and I am still kinda in shock. I mean, I know it shouldn't be THAT shocking. We worked so hard to get here, but there is just this feeling of disbelief that it actually worked. That we are actually pregnant...and that means we are HAVING A BABY! I know this infertility struggle has been terrible, but at the same time we have been so lucky. We have actually not been trying that long in comparison to so many other couples. Nearly two years. We were faster to the fertility doc that most due to my stage four endo, but still, three failed IUI's, then the first IVF works. We feel so fortunate. I think no matter how long it took us to get here, we would feel the same. So lucky. So blessed.

So, details. I didn't give you all much to go on yesterday. I went in yesterday morning to get my blood drawn at 8:45. I was planning to be there at 8:30, but seeing as how I didn't have to work, I was a little slower getting ready. After the blood work I came home to find my new cell phone on the doorstep! I got a new cell phone! This typically would be big news in my life (I am easily pleased) but yesterday really didn't hold up in the "big news" department. Anyway, I busied myself getting the new phone up and running. Then I got in the shower and went to meet Nick for lunch.

We were allowed to call at 12:30 for the results, so we got in the car and made the call. As soon as she said she had my results I knew. There was a pause and I just knew she would come right out and say it if it was negative. She laughed a little and told us we were having a baby! There was some screaming and some tears. We set up more blood work for today to check my thyroid level and recheck my beta, set up my ultrasound for OCTOBER 13th at 10:45, and then it was done. Nick and called our parents and then went out to lunch to celebrate!

After lunch I made the other calls letting friends and family know the amazing news. Then I cam home and took a home test. Now that I knew I was pregnant, I couldn't wait to actually see if for myself (needed proof with my own eyes). I have had the test under my counter for weeks, but I couldn't take it. I just couldn't. As soon as I took it, both lines were bright as day. I then, clearly took a picture to share it with all of you! Later Boo came over and then we went out for a celebration dinner with my parents. All in all an amazing day!

Now, here is what we do know so far. First off, my blood work today came back great. My thyroid was well in the normal range and they said they really were not worried about it. She did not tell me my exact beta count, but she said that "it went up, exactly like it is suppose to". Sounds like great news to me! They told me yesterday that I had a strong beta, but not so high that they think it is twins. They said we won't know for sure until the ultrasound, but they expect to see one sweet little baby in there. She said everything looks perfect and they don't need to see me again until my ultrasound! We do know that my due date is JUNE 4th. Which, happens to be my dad's birthday. How cool is that? I think that's about it. I am taking my vitamins and trying to eat healthy...and really just enjoying the idea that I am honestly and truly pregnant!


  1. Congrats! I'm so happy for you. You go girl!

  2. Lots of folic acid and leafy greens right now -- I think the first 5 weeks is most crucial for that! Also, they make these great mama shakes and bars that you can find in the ensure section that will help with the vitamin and mineral count for this early on -- let's help that healthy little brain!

    Also, I just have to share this -- you said when you took the test both lines were as bright as day. That is exactly what happened to me. I had one of those "pregnant" or "not pregnant" kinds and it said I would have to wait 3 minutes for results. As soon as I lifted the sucker up it said "pregnant". Yeah, there was no doubt.

    I'm so excited for you. Audrey was due on my sister in laws birthday, but alas she was 2 weeks late, so that didn't happen. :)

  3. oh congrats!!! i'm so happy for you!

  4. What blessed news -- CONGRATULATIONS!!!

  5. Congrats!! makes me look forward to IVF in a big way!!

  6. I can't tell you how HAPPY I am for you :)