Tuesday, October 26

Here we go again!

Our test day was today at 12dp3dt. (15dpo) Obviously we have known this since the transfer day. BUT Johnny and I decided to tell our families that we couldn't test until after Halloween so that they wouldn't be asking us about the results before we were ready to tell them. We had plans of going to see them the Saturday before Halloween in Colby's costume. Then we were going to tell them that he had another costume on underneath. His costume would come off to show a shirt that said "Big Brother" and everyone would be so happy. YAY!...

Now back to our reality...

Saturday: 9dp3dt (12dpo)
In the AM Johnny took Colby out to go pick up some tests so that I could sleep for an extra 20 minutes. He got home and I took the first test. Two perfect pink lines. YES! We were pregnant!! It worked. So happy! :) Immediately I decided that I didn't want to wait until NEXT Saturday. We were already heading to my parents house for dinner so it seemed like the perfect timing. We made a detour to Carter's to find a "Big Brother" shirt. The smallest one we could find was 2T (because apparently you're not supposed to be a Big Brother until you're 2). We grabbed the cutest one we could find and dressed Colby in it and put his vest over it.

When we got to my parents house I told my mom that Colby was too hot and asked her to take off his vest. She takes it off and... NO reaction! Johnny and I spend the next 10 minutes trying to hint at the shirt to my mom, dad, brothers, and sister-in-law. And NO ONE GOT IT. So finally, I had to be very direct and everyone was happy. :)

Then my other brother and my almost-sister-in-law came over. And we played the whole vest-hot-take-it-off thing again. And they were CLUELESS too! So much for my awesome plan! Oh well... :)

Then later on that evening we popped by Johnny's parents to drop off something. Johnny asked them to meet us in the car and told them "Look at the awesome shirt we just got for Colby!" His mom looks at it and says "Oh, Big Brother. That's cute. He'll be so confused." and then walks over and kisses Colby. NO REACTION from her or Johnny's dad. SO we have to explain it to them too!

In the end... no one got it from seeing it. It is probably our fault because (1) we told them we wouldn't know for a week and (2) Colby's always in Little Brother stuff and it probably didn't register.

Sunday: 10dp3dt (13dpo)
Another positive test even more beautiful than the last!

Monday: 11dp3dt (14dpo)
And another- because it was a three pack afterall! Am exhausted and queasy all day.

Tuesday: 12dp3dt (15dpo)
Beta Day!!!

As a comparison before you get my results... with the twins in 09 at 13dp3dt (16dpo) I had a Beta of 658.

Today, at 12dp3dt or 15dpo, I had a Beta of .......... 730.

I was told that "In a perfect world the beta would be between 100 and 200." I also can start doing the PIO injections once every other day!

Holy cow. So... we wait to see the levels rise. I go back on Monday, Nov. 1. Then we wait to see what we have growing inside.

It hasn't hit me yet. I feel it. I'm already EXHAUSTED and queasy all day. But the fact that I'm having another baby? That hasn't struck yet. But we will make it as close to full-term as they will let me. I really hope we will!


Alyssa said...

OMG! I am so happy for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats :)

(I'll go back and read the post now, since I just was looking for a pic - hehe!)

Hoping for our own Peanut said...

CONGRATS and holy beta! SO happy for you guys! Your little angel baby was watching over you, thats for sure. :)

birds and squirrels said...

Oh my goodness! Congratulations! What a fantastic beta. So happy for you!

ashley said...

Yay!!! So happy for you! Congrats!

Jen: Proud Mom of 7 Adopted Miracle Blessings said...

I have tingles ALL over!!!! I am so, so very, very happy and excited for all of you!!! I just know Connor is watching over all of you!!!

Hugs and Congrats!!!

Catherine W said...

I hope you will too!
So pleased for you, Johnny and Colby.

Krisy said...

yay!! I've been stalking your blog for days! So excited for you guys!

Jill said...

So happy for you!

Michele said...

Congratulations! You guys are in my prayers. :)

Carrie said...

Congrats, Stace! That's a great beta!

I'll also pregnant again and we tried the "big brother t-shirt reveal" with my family too...and we had the same results! None of our family got it either!

Ashley said...

Whoo hooooooo! I'm soooo excited for you honey!! Can't wait to follow you on this 2nd journey;) ((HUGS))