Sunday, December 13, 2009

Ummmmm....

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.

39 comments:

Baby Wanted said...

oh my gosh...you're pregnant! Congrats love!! :) what beautiful news, happy birthday to your hubby!

Ruby said...

OMG!!! I'm so thrilled for you and how great to give DH the best 30th birthday gift ever! Congrats!!!

JC said...

OMG I have tears reading this. I've been reading for a while so I know the tough decisions you've been facing with the clinical trial IVF and the money and everything. WOW speachless. I'm SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO happy for you! So happy! Wow I guess it really can happen to us. I'm soooo happy for you!

Hillary said...

Oh my gosh I got teary eyed! So, so happy for you. What a joy and blessing!

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kmina said...

Congrats! It is your little holidays miracle. :-)
Now, don't think the freak out is over. It is actually just beginning. Especially if you have very few symptoms, as I do. But from time to time, the nice feeling of 'I'm pregnant, WOW' makes you feel very warm inside.
Enjoy every minute, if you can get passed the fear.

Emmy said...

Wow! Congratulations!

Rachel said...

Congrats!

Rain Child said...

That's wonderful!!! I am so happy for you! Waaaahooooo!

Marla.z said...

Holy crap, Lin! This is absolutely amazing!!!! Congrats!

Alison said...

Absolutely amazing... what a wonderful Christmas present for you and your family! Congratulations and best wishes for the fantastic new year!

Illanare said...

I'm so very, very happy for you - that is the best Christmas gift ever. Congratulations!!

Melissa G said...

HOLY CROW!!!! Congratulations Lin!!!! Absolutely fantastic news!!!!

Jen said...

holy crap!So unexpected and awesome!! Congrats!

Trinity said...

Oh my! :) Heartfelt congrats! You gave me goosebumps! So, so happy for you two!

lowfatlady said...

Congrats.

Lauren said...

HOLY CRAP! THAT IS INSANE!!
Congratulations!!!!!

'Murgdan' said...

Incredible. So happy for you. :-) Congrats!

One Who Understands said...

WOW!!! Um, how totally amazing is this! I am so happy for you.

OnceIwas said...

Fantastic! Congratulations!!

Hope Springs said...

Woooooow - that's amazing! Congratulations.

ifcrossroads said...

Holy Moly! Congratulations Lin! This is so awesome and exciting. Wishing you wonderful second beta vibes!

Leah said...

Congrats. So happy for you. :-D

Melissa said...

OMG!! That is such wonderful news! Congrats! Congrats! Woah, totally blew me away. So happy for you & the DH!

suchagoodegg said...

So awesome and amazing!!! Huge congrats!

Lavender Luz said...

So very happy for you!!

Congrats, Lin!

Katie said...

Lin! I just read your post. This is amazing and so incredibly exciting! Did you have any idea? Congratulations!!!!

Jo said...

How exciting!!!!!!!!! Congratulations and here is to some beautifully rising beta numbers in your near future!

Hugs,
Jo

Brandy said...

How awesome!! Congratulations!!!

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Lynn said...

That is awesome, fantastic, bloody perfect news!!! I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO pleased for you!!! Congrats :D

Michele said...

OMG, that is an AMAZING story. This is exactly what was mean to be. Mazel Tov. I can't wait to hear all about your journey.

womb for improvement said...

What the ... ?

Brilliant. Amazing.

Best of luck going forward.

thegalwho said...

Good luck, hope you have a happy and healthy 8 months or so.

xx

Priscilla said...

What a WONDERUL, AMAZING, SUPER-CALAFRAGALISTIC Christmas gift!! My Mouth is hanging open!!! OMG!!!!! AGAINST ALL THE ODDS!!!!!!! Congratulations, Lin!!!! I am SOOOO happy for you and your husband!!! YAY!!!!!! We get to be pregnant blog buddies!!!! WOOO HOOOO!!!! JUST AWSOME!!! TERRIFIC AND FANTASTIC!!! FABULOUS AND WHAT A MIRACLE!!!! :)

Jendeis said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!

elle said...

Lin!! I'm so happy for you, congrats!!

Al said...

Congrats!!!!

Jem said...

Wait, what? No frakkin' way!! That's so beautifully amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

How DID that happen?

So, so happy for you.

Suzy said...

WOW!!!! I've been behind on my blog reading so I had to read this one twice! So exciting! I'm so, so happy for you guys!

misterivf said...

I found your blog through ICLW and wow! congrats! As a proud owner of MF issies myself your blog is proof of the dream us MF's all have. I wish you both the very best. What an amazing story!

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