Monday, January 30, 2012

Beta #2

**Please stop over to Not the Usual Ticking Clock to share some love with Nichole, who got unfortunate news on a beta test today. Send her some hugs. There is nothing like support and understanding to get through a rough patch. **

I went in for Beta #2 today at good old Doody's office. Aside from not being able to find a place to park, it was uneventful. I inquired when the results would be available, because let's face it, waiting sucks! They told me the results probably wouldn't be back until after lunch-aka after 1:30! Ah! More waiting!!!
While C was home for lunch, my phone surprisingly rang at 12:30! I was so aghast I managed to spill half the glass of water I was holding on the floor. While C cleaned up my mess I took the call with shaking hands. The nurse told me my level was 1495! She said it was 'excellent!' I expressed gratitude for calling over her lunch and she said this 'was a long time coming and I didn't want you to wait any longer.' Very sweet! I've only been going to that clinic for a tad over 3.5 years. A long time coming indeed!
I feel like I am dreaming. This is so surreal. I am filled with gratitude. I am appreciative for all the support and prayers. I know nothing is guaranteed and we have a long road ahead. However, today I am grateful. I am blessed. I am nothing short of thankful for this experience so far.
I've had so many appointments and lab draws over the past few weeks. But now I'm back on Team Wait's sideline. I don't have a single appointment or lab draw until our first ultrasound on Feb 15. Of course all 3 days they had available for an ultrasound conflicted with my work schedule. I'm once again going to have to ask about getting that day off or permission to come in late. I'll worry about that another day...
Today, I am 4 weeks 3 days pregnant (I had to ask how far along I was technically..that whole embryos growing in a petri dish for 5 days thing confused my timeline). I'm feeling symptoms of pregnancy. It's real. It's happening. Today there is a baby/babies growing in me. For today I will enjoy the news and try not to worry about the 'what if's'. I will hope the baby/ies continue to develop properly. I will pray. I will hope. I will love. I will do everything I can do...

15 comments:

Toni Rapp said...

absolutely sit down and enjoy every moment of it today. You are pregnant!

Our Journey Through This Lovely Life said...

What an amazing number! I am So happy for you!!! You deserve every moment of this! Congratulations :)

Janet said...

That's an amazing number!! Congratulations!

Jules said...

Oh this makes my heart smile! I think I see twinsies in your future!!! :) Soak it all up, baby!

Nichole said...

Thanks for sending some love and support my way. It's a very tough day, but I'm also so happy for you right now. That high of a number is amazing and such a relief I'm sure. Looking forward to the updates and eventually the/their first ultrasound pic.

Mrs. T said...

This is fantastic news! Stay positive and enjoy the moment!

Lilly said...

what awesome news!!!! congrats and enjoy it!

tigger9216 said...

CONGRATS!!!! This is such FANTASTIC news!! I am so thrilled for you! I will keep everything crossed & prayers coming for the next 36 weeks!! Much love!! <3

stick said...

This is just so fantastic! I will continue to pray for you both. That baby or babies will have fantastic parents who love them with all of their heart. I too was wondering how far along you would be in pregnancy. Next step ultrasound. I can't wait. Take care of my special grandbabies!

Kayla said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog! Congrats on your beta! :)

I cannot wait to read your future updates, enjoy your pregnancy

<3!

Mike and Nikki Williams said...

I am so overjoyed and happy for you. I have been thinking about you. Life truly is a miracle. And the healthcare workers who help to create those miracles are a blessing. I don't know what it is like to be pregnant but I am guessing you are glowing! Love and miss you

Mike and Nikki Williams said...

I am so overjoyed and happy for you. I have been thinking about you. Life truly is a miracle. And the healthcare workers who help to create those miracles are a blessing. I don't know what it is like to be pregnant but I am guessing you are glowing! Love and miss you

Mike and Nikki Williams said...

I am so overjoyed and happy for you. I have been thinking about you. Life truly is a miracle. And the healthcare workers who help to create those miracles are a blessing. I don't know what it is like to be pregnant but I am guessing you are glowing! Love and miss you

Mike and Nikki Williams said...

I am so overjoyed and happy for you. I have been thinking about you. Life truly is a miracle. And the healthcare workers who help to create those miracles are a blessing. I don't know what it is like to be pregnant but I am guessing you are glowing! Love and miss you

Mike and Nikki Williams said...

I am so overjoyed and happy for you. I have been thinking about you. Life truly is a miracle. And the healthcare workers who help to create those miracles are a blessing. I don't know what it is like to be pregnant but I am guessing you are glowing! Love and miss you