Friday, January 27, 2012

The Wait is Over: Beta #1

I am very scattered right now and can't think clearly, but the wait is over!! We are pregnant!!
Did I just say that?! YES!! YES!! YES!!! WE ARE PREGNANT!!!
Our Beta Test came back at 347 (above 50 indicates pregnancy). My progesterone level was over 40 (last time I was pregnant it was chronically low). The labs, so far, look fantastic.
I know we have a loooooong way to go, 9 months to be exact, but this is something to celebrate.

We both had problems sleeping last night. When the alarm went off this morning, both of us jumped up out of bed; usually we're the snooze hitting type. I had a lot of anxiety over POAS, because I've peed on so many and have a record of not getting that stubborn line to show up. However, this morning it showed up right away. We were both thrilled, but couldn't fully buy into it until we had the labs drawn.
I went in to have the blood work done and got a call 2.5 hours later from Doody's office and the Chattanooga office telling us the good news. We're heading back in on Sunday for Beta #2. Once that comes back elevated, I think I will feel much better.

We're cautiously happy right now. It's impossible not to get excited, but at the same time, we have such a long road ahead. Every victory in the IF game is something to celebrate.
I've been telling C all week I knew I pregnant. I just knew. I had some symptoms already (feeling bloated, nausea, tiredness, sore boobs, and hiccups-I had random hiccups the first time I was pregnant and I know it sounds crazy but I took it as a good sign). Two days after the transfer I had a lot of weird cramping type feelings. I was so scared to believe in these symptoms too much, however, because I didn't want to let myself down with a negative test.

Special thanks to our awesome parents, amazing sister in law and brother in law, grandparents, niece and nephews, aunts, uncles, and friends who have all prayed for us. I have no doubt in my mind that the support and prayers from everyone helped get us to this day.
Big congrats to my blogging girls Jill @ Dear Infertility and Nichole @ Not the Usual Ticking Clock who recently got positive pregnancy tests on their FET as well!
I'm very thankful for all the support I have gotten through blogging. It has made a world of difference. Thank you! Good luck to all you ladies going through cycles right now!

13 comments:

Toni Rapp said...

Oh wow, congrats! What a great number for your first beta! Cant wait to see #2.

Jules said...

YESSSS! Mazel tov on a GREAT number!!!

Nichole said...

I knew it!!!! YAY!!!!!!!! Congratulations :D

Charlotte said...

Congratulations!!! Such fabulous news!

Janet said...

That's amazing! Congratulations..I am so very, very happy for you! I'm sure beta #2 will be nice and high!

Our Journey Through This Lovely Life said...

YAY!!!! I got the chills reading your post! I am so happy for you!! Congratulations!

Julie said...

Congrats! I am so happy for you I am all teared up at work! Thank you for updating us!

Amber said...

Thank you all so much for the support and congrats! I appreciate each and every one of you!
I'm cheering on each and every one of you who are going through treatment currently! You'll get there and it will work.
Julie you are next!!!
Thanks everyone!!!

Her Royal Fabulousness said...

Congrats!!

Jill said...

Yaaaaayyyy! I had such a good feeling for you and was thinking about you today. So happy! Congratulations!

MaryMargaret said...

Congratulations! What an awesome number. I'm so glad that your progesterone is cooperating, too!

Mrs. T said...

Fantastic News!!! Congratulations and healthy and happy 9 months!

Nichole said...

Hope you got great news today on your HCG levels!! :)