Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Friday's Surprise

I had noticed my Aunt was late. My DH had kept telling me to just test. So, I did. The positive instantly showed up. I yelled to my DH to come and look. I looked at the packaging to make sure the test hadn't expired. It hadn't. We were, and continue to be, in complete shock.

We called our RE immediately. Of course she wasn't in, but after we paged her she called us back shortly after. She chuckled because the office had just been on our adoption agency's website that day looking at our profile (it's stil up there). We reviewed a little bit of our history and decided that bloodwork was in order. That night, we went to K.roger to get another test. The next morning I tested again to make sure it wasn't a fluke. It wasn't. It was just as positive. We have never had lines so dark.

We had to rush around to get the bloodwork, but I will save you from having to read that long story. But, around 11am we finally got it drawn. That afternoon, we got a call from our RE. My HCG was 4700 and my P4 was 7.4. The HCG was good, but the P4 made me nervous. Our RE didn't seemed too concerned. She just stated that she would normally like it about 10 in a treatment cycle. So, I am now on progesterone. We picked that up at K.roger Saturday evening.

The last few days have been bonkers. Monday, after school, I had more bloodwork. It was ordered STAT, but since I was there so late we just received the results this afternoon. My HCG went up to 8955 and my P4 went up to 14. Both are going in the right direction. Our RE, again, wasn't too concerned that my HCG didn't quite double since it was already so high. What do you think? I hope that the P4 level also continues to rise. I am guessing I am in the middle of the 5th week of pregnancy (I am really unsure due to wacky cycles).

I will be honest. I haven't been taking my S.yntroid or G.lucophage like I should. I am now. My RE also put me back on Baby A.spirin and a new prenatal with tons of folic acid. We are holding off on the H.eparin. I am scared. I am nervous. I don't know what to think.

Could this be real? Could this happen? Is this going to work out?

As of now, we have an ultrasound scheduled from 11:15am on Monday. Thoughts and prayers please.

UPDATE: U/S moved to 10:15am Saturday.

37 comments:

Life Happens said... [Reply to comment]

Congrats!! I have tears of joy for you guys! What amazing news. Baby C will have a sibling! Soooo happy for your family.

manymanymoons said... [Reply to comment]

I just gasped when I saw the picture associated with your post before actually reading it. You must be freaking out! I am so happy for you and will send lots of hugs and prayers your way. OMG (as my little sister would say).

Circus Princess said... [Reply to comment]

Happy New Year!!!! Yes, miracles happen every day, I'm looking forward to meeting mine in about two months :) I'm so excited for you, congratulations!!!!

Noelle said... [Reply to comment]

This is just wonderful! Congratulations!!!

My hcg didn't double. If you read back to my nightmare of last January with my SCH, you will see that we repeatedly had blood drawn to check the numbers, and one time, because it was run by a different lab, it even went down! So, once it gets higher, the rising time will be much, much slower.

I am saying a prayer for you.

Heather Allen said... [Reply to comment]

I seriously just cried. I can not believe it! I will be praying like crazy! Oh my mercy! PRAISE THE LORD! OK. I need to calm down. I know you do not want to get your hopes up. This is the best news ever.

kkasun said... [Reply to comment]

Wow, congrats!!!!
What a surprise! I will be thinking of you!

Michelle said... [Reply to comment]

Wow wow wow!! Many congrats! You will be in my thoughts for a great first ultrasound.
BTW.. Baby C might be the cutest baby ever.

Leah said... [Reply to comment]

Congrats! Such a similar story to mine, and I even took the same kind of test, which can be deceiving, because you are actually looking at the horizontal line, not the vertical ones.

Your numbers sound great though! I can imagine how surprised and now worried you are, but these are great and high numbers! Take time to relax and be happy. :)

Rachell said... [Reply to comment]

Oh MY!!!! Can't erase this smile off my face!!!

Wanna Bee said... [Reply to comment]

holy cow, wow, out of the blue, I am floored - Good Luck! its gonna be diaper heaven at your place :o)

Barely Sane said... [Reply to comment]

Ahhh, that is awesome news! You had me all freaked out with your last post!
Congrats!!!

Kelly said... [Reply to comment]

WOW!! Congratulations!!! What a surprise!!!

Your HCG seems just fine to me and your progesterone responded well! YAY!!!

Stephanie said... [Reply to comment]

OMG! How exciting! Congratulations.

Amanda said... [Reply to comment]

Awwww...Congratulations!!

You know....now you are an infertility urban legend!! :) I'm sure you know which one I am talking about. haha

Amber said... [Reply to comment]

I did not expect to see this!!! How incredible! My hcg didn't double either and it often doesn't when it's that high already. I can't wait until Saturday's ultrasound!!!

Rach said... [Reply to comment]

Oh my gosh! How crazy. Can't wait for Monday!! Many prayers!

barbie said... [Reply to comment]

Wow, amazing! praying all is well!

Faith said... [Reply to comment]

Oh my, welcome to the ride of your life! CONGRATULATIONS!!! I can tell you, it is NOT easy taking care of an infant AND being pregnant. But, as you know, this is an amazing blessing and you'll get through it! My HCG numbers didn't even go up 50 points once (let alone double!), and here I am, 35 weeks along with a healthy little girl! HCG numbers are nice, but they aren't the best predictor of a healthy pregnancy. They don't have to EXACTLY double. Good luck, girl! Can't wait to follow your crazy life now...lol!

Breen said... [Reply to comment]

Congrats! That is amazing. What a great surprise. Those are nice high numbers.

Mandy said... [Reply to comment]

OMG....so excited for you!!! Fingers crossed everything is progressing the way it should be!!!

Alicia said... [Reply to comment]

Wow, wow, wow. Congrats! Hoping all is well!

Ashley said... [Reply to comment]

Wow! That's amazing! Congrats and I'll keep you in my prayers. Keep us posted!

Sharon said... [Reply to comment]

Congrats!!!

embieadoptmom said... [Reply to comment]

SO THRILLED FOR YOU! What an exciting time! BIG HUGS and prayers!

Jacksmom said... [Reply to comment]

What an awesome surprise!!! I'm sure everything will work out fine with your numbers. I'll be stalking for your u/s post and praying that everything looks just perfect on Saturday!

PCOSChick said... [Reply to comment]

OMG!!!! This is amazing news! Thinking of you all :)

Michelle said... [Reply to comment]

OH MY GOSH!!! This is incredible!! Congrats and strong praying for you!!!!

Ashley said... [Reply to comment]

That is so wonderful, I will be keeping you guys in my thoughts this week for sure!

Glass Case of Emotion said... [Reply to comment]

Wow! Congrats! Hope everything continues to go well!

tmaddy said... [Reply to comment]

I do believe you have just become "urban legend" among the infertiles! Hoping that everything progress well!

Jennifer said... [Reply to comment]

Congratulations! Will be praying! What a fantastic surprise!

littlezen said... [Reply to comment]

Congratulations!

jjm said... [Reply to comment]

Wow!! Congratulations!!
(Oh, and I wandered over from Stirrup Queens)

E said... [Reply to comment]

Oh wow!! The new onesie would work out for both babies:) How wonderful. Positive thoughts for Saturday.

Krista said... [Reply to comment]

Oh my goodness! I haven't checked in in a while because I've been so busy with my own little miracle. Congratulations! I am so happy to read your news. Praying all continues to go well.

Rachel said... [Reply to comment]

Oh My Goodness! What a wonderful surprise! I can't wait to follow this part of your journey!

ICLW #131

Cape Girl said... [Reply to comment]

Congratulations!!! I'm just catching up on all my reading. What awesome news!!!

 

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