I got up yesterday and decided to test. My department holiday party (an open bar extravaganza) was last night and I just wanted to be sure before taking part in all that. I never early test. A year ago, I bought a pack of 25 OPKs and 10 internet cheapie HPTs. I've been conditioned, as I'm sure you all can relate, to expecting (and then seeing, on the rare occassion that I test) a negative). What else would you expect when the RE told you a mere two weeks before that your chance of successful IUI was 3-8% and successful natural pregnancy less than 1%?
As of Saturday morning, I had 8 HPTs from that purchase a year ago! Now I have 5.
I tested the first time, fully expecting a negative with every fiber of my being. I'm a worrier and needed to see the stark white line before partaking at the party. I went ahead with my morning rituals (teeth brushed, face washed, etc) without even a hopeful glance in the direction of the test. When 3-minutes was up, I walked back over to the test, and to my amazement, there was a second line!!
So, I took another...still a line....and another...still a line. But wait, there's a problem! I realized my internet cheapies were expired! Figures, right? So, I ran to the store to get a digi. Sure enough, Pregnant popped up in three seconds flat! Shortly thereafter I was racing to the clinic for a blood test....which confirmed the other 5 tests with a beta of 52.3! Second beta on Monday.
We are ecstatic, thirlled and beside ourselves with joy! We're also shocked, awed and humbled! I was going to the clinic tomorrow to sign the clinical trial paperwork for us to start IVF next month. In the end, BFF and I were pregnant at the same time for exactly two weeks; I was able to give Hubby the ultimate 30th birthday gift; and the money we had saved and/or been given for IVF can now be used for all things baby. The timing leaves me speechless.
A few days ago, I wrote about trusting the path God had made for us. The path turned out far different than I imagined then, but I hear the message loud and clear. And, it leaves me speechless.
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