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!|
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**