Sunday, September 16, 2012
Early Beta Results
We went to the doctor on Friday (at 8dp6dt), and received our beta results. I know, we went early! Surprise!!
For those of you who don't understand infertility language,
we are pregnant!
I started testing positive on Monday, September 10.
You have no idea how hard it was to keep our positive tests secret!
In all honesty, I did a terrible job of keeping the positive tests secret. Some of you pulled it out of me (cough cough Eleanna & Erica cough). Some of you just knew that I was already pregnant-LaShawn, Stephanie, Joy! I have walked around with the biggest grin since Monday.
Brandon and I can honestly say that we knew we were pregnant from day one.
We were both shocked to see the positive test show up so early on Monday morning. It was barely a shadow of a line, but it was there. The line grew darker each day!
On Thursday, Sheri convinced me to call ART and ask if it was possible to come in for my beta a few days early. Thankfully, they allowed it.
On Friday morning, Brandon watched them draw blood from my arm, having no doubt that it would provide us with happy news. It has been so difficult to keep this from you, my readers, but too many people who know us read my blog now. We wanted our family and faith family to hear our news from us first.
Our faith family has been our rock through this journey, especially with our IVF and FET cycles.
We are so excited to now officially announce that we are expecting our blessing from God.
This what I said at church this morning.
It's an excerpt from my pregnancy journal to our baby(ies).
I am thankful that God has blessed us with you.
It's been a long road to get where we are today, but God has strengthened us and guided our path.
My prayer is not for you to have an easy life, but for you to trust God when life is overwhelming.
Your life has purpose and meaning.
You were prayed into existence.
Our next beta is scheduled for Friday, September 21.
As of today, I am 4w2d (four weeks and two days) pregnant.
It will still be at least another week to two weeks before we get to see our little Baby Sneakers(plural?)