Saturday, August 12, 2006

Still Sinking In

On Thursday My Sweetie wanted me to take another test. Yep! It was STILL positive. So, I called my RE's office and they wanted me to come in for some bloodwork to check my progestrone and HCG levels.

The nurse had called back before I even got home and she was very enthusiastic. I called her back and she said that she was hoping for a progestrone level higher than 12. Mine was 40! She was hoping for a HCG level of at least 100. Mine was 460!! I go back again on Monday and the progestrone number needs to have continued to climb and the HCG needs to have at least doubled. Then she said we'd schedule a ultra sound appt. to see if we can find a heartbeat. I asked her if that's when we'll know how many heartbeats there are and she said yes. She reminded me that I did have 2 mature follicles and that my levels WERE pretty high. So, I'm thinking my chances for more than one are looking pretty good. I could handle two. I would panic if there were three. I don't even want to THINK about there being more than that.

My Sweetie is VERY leary on telling anyone anything at this point. Mostly because it is SO early and you just don't know what could happen. So we are being cautious. We did tell the parents just because they knew the treatments we had been going through. I left them two balloons and this...

My mom called to congratulate me on Thursday. But when she called my MIL was here and she hadn't been home to find her surprise yet. So I told my mom I'd call her back later. Then I realized that I hadn't told her that we weren't telling anyone else yet. So I snuck in a quick phone call to tell her to keep it quiet for the time being since it was so early.

"Oops! I just told your brother!"

"UGH! Ok, don't tell anyone else."

When my MIL left I called my mom back again and filled her in on my blood work and what was next. Then I told her to not be surprised if it was twins.

"WHAT does THAT mean!?!?!"


"Gotta go mom. That's my other line and it's probably my MIL."


It was my MIL and as soon as she said hello I laughed!!! It was just so funny that we'd spent the past hour canning pickles together and she didn't know!!

Our best friends know too. Sadly she had to read my blog to find out. Which is not the way I wanted to tell her but I needed the parents to know first and we were just very leary on telling too many people because of how early it is. I think she understood and still loves me!

I'm not sure how much it has sunk in yet. I still don't really feel pregnant. I feel a little bloated but that's about it. I think after I hear how my numbers are on Monday and we see the heartbeat(s) I will start to feel better about this. It just still seems like a dream I supppose. Something I've been wanting and working to acheive for so long might actually finally be ours!

My Sweetie patted my tummy today and said, "Hello princesses"

It was cute. It made me smile.


Suzanne said...

Congratulations!!! That's too funny that you were with your MIl so long & didn't tell her!!

Mississippi Girl said...

Keep us updated.... Cute way of "telling the grandparents!"
Jennifer R.

mom of 2 said...

I'm so happy for you! How long have you been trying? (I'm new to your blog.) My sis-in-law has been trying for several years now. I so feel for her and the pain she has endured! I hope that you and your little one or ones have a happy healthy pregnancy and arrival!!

Courtney said...

I didn't realize we are due on the SAME day!!!!! That is so cool!

I go in for an u/s on Friday. He said they should be able to tell if there is one gestational sack or two. I'm just praying they at least find one. I too would be happy with twins. 3 scares me though.

Good luck!!!! I'm happy to be going through this journey together!

Anonymous said...

Dude, I still cannot believe I found out about the pregnancy on your darn blog!! But that is okay, I still love ya!! See you Saturday for the big yacht trip!!

Janice (5 Minutes for Mom) said...

that is wonderful!!! hope all goes well :) looking forward to hearing the updates. :)

Jenn said...

Congratulations!! That is so exciting!