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!!

My results:
Beta  67
Estrogen  153 
Progesterone  63

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.  
Do not ever forget that.

Photo credit:  Shannon

Photo credit:  Shannon

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?)


  1. I am so so happy for you and Brandon!!! God is so amazing!!! There are no words to describe my heart!!!

  2. I am so incredibly happy for you! I shrieked when I read this post. It gives me hope that something will work out for me and my hubby! Wishing you a happy and healthy pregnancy!!!

  3. yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! guess i better start looking into superhero quilt ideas!

  4. YAY!!! Wish I had some :happyforyou: men to share here... just imagine I have all sorts of Green Jumpy men jumping around in my head!!! God is Good!!

  5. Tears- but not because I'm surprise but because of how much your life and story reflects the glory of the Lord. All honor and praise to Him who is able to do exceedingly more than we could ask or imagine.

  6. yay yay yay!!!!!!!! that's AWESOME! I can't wait to have this same type of post! :D

  7. Yeah!!!!!!! Praise God! He is SO good and His timing is PERFECT!!!!! Blessings upon blessings to you and upon this pregnancy!

  8. Congratulations! Wonderful news!! God is infinitely great.

  9. Awesome news!!! Congratulations to you guys! God is sooooo GOOD!

  10. So exciting!! Congrats and hope you continue to get good news!

  11. It was overwhelming and emotional to see you tell your faith family this morning your amazing news. I feel blessed and special to have been "let in" on the secret early!
    May your morning sickness be nonexistent and your cravings be easy to satisfy ;) we're here for you both, for any support or advice you need!
    All our love- L, M & H

  12. Congratulations Courtney! So excited for you!!!

  13. So overjoyed for you - been thinking and praying for you always!

  14. Absolutely wonderful!!!!! Been praying for you!

  15. Wow that is sooooo exciting! Congratulations!

  16. Congratulations Court!!! So so happy for you! xo

  17. Yay!! Congratulations! So VERY, VERY exciting! :-)

  18. Congrats! How exciting for you both!

  19. I have been watching your jouney as I have also recently gone through IVF. My husband and I have been trying for 4 years and finally expecting in May. You must also be due in May!?!?! I am over-joyed for you!

    Many prayers for a happy and healthy pregnancy friend!


  20. Congratulations!!! I'm thrilled to hear this happy news! You give me so much hope for my FET cycle this month :-)

  21. Congrats, it's such an amazing feeling to see a positive pregnancy test!

  22. I'm so happy for you! You have walked a path of faith and have been blessed in return. Many congratulations!!!

  23. I'm so happy for you two!! Congratulations!!

  24. I am so excited for you and your hubby! I'm so happy for you that I'm fighting back tears. God has truly blessed you.

  25. Looking forward to reading more about your journey. Congrats on your recent journey - A fellow ICLW. PS my link for commenting isn't working, but #50 on ICLW website ;)


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