Wednesday, October 22

Ta Da!

So, I'm sure everyone is holding on with baited breath, right? Well, here are the results from the past 24 hours.

We're pregnant! The light blue tests and the EPT have definitely faded. They were a bit more pronounced yesterday and this AM.

That's 5 HPT tests taken in a 24 hour window. I took the EPT last night at like 4, just because I said I would. I really wasn't expecting much. I was trying to be hopeful but I didn't think I was feeling different enough to constitute getting my hopes up. So, I took the test and walked in immediately went into a loss-of-speech stage. I was so shocked-- I was jumping up and down and I remember my hands were shaking so badly. The + was a little faint so we decided to go out and get more to test. We got some generic Rite Aid ones and some First Response ones. I took 2 more when we got home and sure enough both were positive. The next AM (this AM) I took 2 more-- and I was a little nervous at first because I thought the lines were lighter this time than last night. Then I took the digital this afternoon-- that's the fun one. :)

But I went for my blood test this AM and my results are... HCG is 72.6 at 14 dpo (is that good? or low?) and my progesterone is 41. I'm freaking out a little bit about the HCG. I go back on Friday for a follow up to see if it's doubling.

We told Johnny's parents this evening. THey just got back from Hawaii and it was his mom's birthday while they were away, so we got a birthday box and put a HPT in it and a sleeper that says "I <3 my grandma". Needless to say, they were very excited. Now I just hope things continue to progress. We've all got big hopes for this baby!

Back when I first started reading these blogs and I read about IFers getting pregnant, it always struck me as odd that as soon as they got the positive they were worrying about the next HCG or the next ultrasound. I couldn't understand why they just couldn't live in the now. But now I totally understand. I'm living my life terrified that things won't go right on Friday or that something will happen. I'm just so nervous... I really want to enjoy these days and weeks, but I can help but hope time would pass faster so that I can reach the next milestone and be closer to the end result.

Here's to Friday!


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Morrisa said...

Holy Cow! I am so thrilled for you! I LOVE hearing good news! You made my day! I think the level is fine for 14 dpo but I'm no expert. Look on beta base and see what it says there. I'm praying like crazy!

Carrie said...

Congrats! I've got 4 positive HPTs still sitting on my bathroom counter lined up all pretty. I just like looking at them :) However, I have yet to take a digital one that says "pregnant." I really must get around to doing that. Yes. :)

Carrie said...

OMG!!! OMG!!! OMG!!! Congrats!

I am so excited that this was your month!

About the beta, it sounds good to me but I've always been told that it doesn't matter the number is (within reason, it has to be high enough to turn an HPT positive) as much as it matters if it is doubling. I'm praying hard for doubling numbers!!!


Smiling said...

Congrats!!! So happy to hear it! Here's doubling in your future!

I Believe in Miracles said...

Yeah!! I hope things will go ok. Good luck Friday.