Thursday, January 30, 2014

Beta Results!!

WE'RE PREGNANT!

I can hardly believe it myself!  When Katie the NEDC nurse told me that I am pregnant, I actually yelled "Yes!!" on the phone.  It was kind of embarrassing.

My beta came in at 159 at 9dp5dt.  Katie said they usually like to see the numbers come in between 75 - 100.  If it was more than 100 that would be pretty good.  But mine was 159!  I asked what that means, singleton or twins?  She said she is usually pretty good about predicting the number of babies based on the number, but she said those in the 150's always throw her off.  I guess we will have to wait until Monday for my next beta to see what my numbers are.  The numbers have to double every 48 hours, and since my appointment is 4 days away, they want to see my number quadruple.  That would mean my pregnancy is healthy and viable, and they would be able to tell better if there is one or two little ones in there.  For now, 159 is a great number!

As soon as I got off the phone with Katie, I realized I HAD to take a home pregnancy test.  I needed proof that I am pregnant!  Before this, I have never been pregnant before.  This is the first time I have EVER had a positive HPT in almost 10 years of trying!

I was so happy!  And relieved!  I still can't believe it is true.  I started sobbing.  And laughing.  And thanking God for this miracle that he is letting me experience.

Proof that we have a little one (or two) brewing in there!
I have to admit, feeling that I had so much at stake, yesterday I emailed Angie the coordinator to find out if NEDC had received any new donor families that meet our needs since May when we were given our profiles.  I received an email this afternoon from her saying she was confused as to why I was asking about profiles since I don't know my beta results yet.

Then, when Katie called this afternoon, the first thing she asked was why I had inquired with Angie about new donor families.... was I looking for backups if this transfer or if I was looking for future siblings for those embryos we already adopted?  I sheepishly answered, well.... both.  I didn't want to admit to her that I was worried this transfer was not going to work.  Then she said let's put it this way, the only reason why you'd need to look at new donor families is if you are looking for siblings.  You're pregnant!  Oh man.... I can't even express how relieved/happy/excited I was!  This is when I yelled "Yes!!" into the phone.  Like I said, a little embarrassing.  Katie.... she's such a riot.  And I love her!

So this is the wonderful news we have so far.  If you are like me, and have gone through the infertility journey and/or loss, you know that with every good news, we have to be cautious and have to guard our hearts and emotions, until the next milestone.

For now, Babe and I are beyond the moon about this good news!  Please pray for us for good numbers again at our next beta on Monday.  I am so grateful for all of you who have been praying and rooting for us this entire time.

**For those of you who know me in real life or on FB, please do not mention any of this.  We have only shared this news with a few family members and close friends.  Thanks**


25 comments:

  1. I haven't been on blogging for so long and it's wonderful to pick up and see such positive news for you!!! So happy for you all!!!! Sorry I have been MIA and I will be here to cheer you on!!! Congrats!!!!! :) xoxoxo

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  2. So happy for you!

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  3. Congratulations!!!! I'm so glad I came across your blog. I have never had a BFP and it was so uplifting to read your story. Best wishes for a healthy 9 months :)

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  4. That's a good solid line, and an excellent beta! Congratulations!!! :)

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  5. Congratulations! This is such awesome news!!

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  6. Oh my goodness congratulations!!!! So happy to hear the news. Will be wishing those numbers keep growing and growing!

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  7. I kept chcking your blog yesterday for an update! Congrats!! So happy for you. As I celebrate Chinese/Vietnamese new year today, I am wishing you many more blessings in this new year. You deserve it! Wishing you the best. Hope those numbers keep going up!!

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  8. Congratulations! My beta at 9dp5dt was 381 and now I have two amazing twins!

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  9. I am in tears and have chills!!! Thank you God!! I am so happy for you!!!

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  10. OMG such great news!!! Congratulations!!!

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  11. WHO HOO! I had a good feeling for you! CONGRATS!

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  12. EEEEEEEKKKKKK!!!! Congrats Mama! So excited and happy for you guys! I can't imagine how you are feeling right now! I'm praying for your numbers to keep doubling and the little ones to keep thriving. Enjoy this moment - you DESERVE it!

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  13. Congrats and this just proves that you don't need to have tell tale symptoms to be pregnant.

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  14. Praise the Lord ! EG

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  15. YAAAAAYEEEEE!!! (: SOOO happy for you darlin. Go little embie go!

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  16. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I"M SO EXCITED FOR YOU!!!!!!!! :D Jumping up and down and squealing over here! SOOOOOO HAPPYYYYYYYYYYYYYY for you! :D

    Praise the Lord for His goodness! Can't wait to hear your next update! This just totally made my day! Tears of joy for you and babe! Congratulations Mom and Dad! :D

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  17. Yay God! I've been smiling and tearing up off and on as I think of you since getting this news. My husband must think I'm nuts. ;)

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  18. Congrats!!! I've been following your blog since 2010 and it's so amazing to hear your news!! Got to share something too...I got a postive beta yesterday too!! Praying that we both have healthy bundles of joy in the fall!! JOY!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  19. I had a high first number to and ended up with only one in utero right now. I've also heard of lower numbers and they had twins. You never know!

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  20. Yay!!! I am so happy for you. Congratulations! (I won't admit at all that you were making me nervous with your last post...)

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  21. Hip Hip Hooray!!! Fingers crossed for doubling betas!

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  22. You know this.....but I'm so happy for you...and Tom too!!! congrats-

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