Friday, September 20, 2013

It happened to us.

You know all that annoying talk people say " Just relax and it will happen...adopt and it will happen...do IVF and watch you'll get pregnant on your own!" You know all the things they say. That at the time are so completely irritating, but as we learned this past Tuesday...it can actually happen...

I had been feeling like my period was coming on, but it seemed weird to me because I always ovulate late and my period hardly ever shows up on time. But I just had this funny feeling. I was having weird back cramps that I only remember having after my transfer with Samantha. So while I was in Wal Mart the day before I decided to just pick up a cheap test. Just a single $4 dollar test. Because of course it was gonna be negative right and I sure as hell didn't want to spend $$$ on a digital. 

I didn't even take it right when I got home. I put it under the sink and I almost forgot Tuesday morning but then I remembered! So I POAS (wow haven't used that phrase in awhile) and put it on the counter and hopped in the shower. When I got out the bathroom was all steamy but I looked down at the test. And there it was...a very faint cross...a faint positive...OMG....it's positive!! 

But I managed to keep my cool. I didn't even tell Matt right away. I ended up calling my old fertility clinic to set up an appt ASAP. Because I KNEW I would need progesterone supplements right away. So after calling them I called my husband and asked him if he could come home quick, that I thought Sam had a weird rash and if he could take a look at it. Nice right? He works in town so it wasn't a big deal. So when he got home he was frantically searching our daughter for this rash when I showed him the pee stick! 

Our emotions were that of excitement, SHOCK, happiness, overwhelmed and nervous! You name it, we were feeling it. 

So the next day I went for my first beta. It was so strange walking back in that place. Kind of nice in a way knowing I had my beautiful girl at home, but also my heart rate definitely  increased walking in there! One of my old nurses recognized me right away and gave me a huge hug! If you are wondering why I went back there and not my OB, I just knew I would be more closely monitored right away but we are going to be heading to the OB (if all goes okay) soon. 

Our excitement balloon was soon deflated a little when my beta only came back at 48.2 :( I was so sad. It really made me feel hopeless like this was a big tease. But then our beta today was 143.6!!! It pretty much tripled!! What a sigh of relief! Sure it's not a supersize beta but it tripled and we are celebrating that!!!! The nurse was happy with it and my next bloodwork and appt is next fri! If all is well after that we head to the OB. 

We are not far along at all...just a few weeks...as we know exactly when we conceived (our 3 year anniversary on the 4th!) But I know they count two weeks before that but I'm not buying it really because the HCG can't start until the egg if fertilized at least. 

You might be wondering why I am announcing this on my blog so early, because we do have a long way to go. But I just figured that we could use PRAYERS!! So if you are the praying kind...please pray for us!!! Also, if you are friends with me on IG or Facebook...please don't say anything on there! Thank you! :) 

So, there you have it. Samantha is going to be a Big Sister (God willing!). I am trying so hard to relax and just let things happen as they will and not worry about it! But you know how that goes....

If all goes well, this peanut should arrive late May/Early June I believe....

I'm just gonna keep talking to this new baby and telling him/her to stick around and grow!!!

Thank you so much for the prayers!!

Big Sis

I had to go buy a digital  the day after to see the actual word "Pregnant" :)




24 comments:

Liz said...

Wow, that's amazing!! Congratulations!!!!!

Stephanie said...

Ahhh!!! So freaking excited for you! Glad to hear the numbers are moving in the right direction. Congratulations sweetie!

Samantha said...

OMG Congratulations! How wonderful. I'm so happy for you, your hubby and Samantha. Really just amazing.

J o s e y said...

EEEK!! Sarah, that is so exciting! I wouldn't worry about the first number at all - it's so dependent on when exactly you ovulated & when the embryo implanted. Much more impt that it's rising appropriately, and your doubling numbers are amazing. Congrats!!

Liz said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am so happy for you & your family. I will say a million prayers for you!

Babydreams2011 said...

EEEEEK!!! I squealed when I read this!!! I followed along with Sam and you followed me, so you KNOW I am here for the long haul girlie! SO THRILLED FOR YOUR FAMILY!!! xoxoxo!!

justagirl-Krista said...

AMAZING!!! Congrats, ok you are seriously the 5th blogger I follow that this has happened too! So crazy!

Rebecca said...

So very happy. Hope that this pregnancy is easier,!

Good Timing said...

Holy shit!!!!!!!
I just read this post now and I'm so incredibly unbelievably excited for you guys! As soon as I read your post title, I knew!! I think that's just so awesome!! I lie it when these kinds of things happen to great people who deserve it.
Keep on rising beta and growing little bean! Def sayi prayers for you! :)
So maybe my friends were dreaming about you?! Lol!!!!

AJ said...

Congratulations! I'll be sending prayers your way!! I'm so excited for you!!

AJ said...

Congratulations! I'll be sending prayers your way!! I'm so excited for you!!

Faith said...

What?! Holy crap!!!! CONGRATS! I'm one of those annoying stories too - adopt and you will get pregnant lol. So I feel ya'. I just KNEW the day I got a positive too. Wasn't trying, just had a feeling. I'd been pregnant twice before and I woke up just knowing. Sure enough, took the test and there it was! Oh and I went back to my RE too, he monitored me through my entire first tri which I was so grateful for. Anyway, I am so so happy for you and will definitely send positive, sticky thoughts out into the universe:).

Lauren said...

LOVE this post. Praying all the time!! <3 you

Amber said...

I am seriously sitting at work with tears in my eyes because I'm so flippin' happy for you!!!!!!!

Jessah @ Dreaming of Dimples said...

Wow! Wow! Wow. Sarah. I was not expecting that. Congrats. Prayers coming your way. How amazing for Sam to be a big sister. Hugs.

Erica said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kacey said...

Congratulations! That's wonderful news. Sam is going to make a great big sister!

kkasun said...

AMAZING, CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so happy for you. She is going to be a great big sis!!!!!!

Amy said...

My 1st Beta with my DS was 47 and he's now a healthy almost 3 year old. It only matters they are doubling! Try not to worry too much.

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Ashley said...

Congrats!!! Soo exciting!! What is your due date??

A m a n d a said...

BAH!!!! OMG SARAH!!! This is the best news ever!

Bridget said...

Congrats!! Amazing news!!

Jaime said...

A bit behind, but catching up on your blog and saw your news! Congratulations! So excited for you and will be praying for a happy and healthy pregnancy! There are a couple of people over the last year or two that the surprise baby after IVF has happened to, including ourselves. Kind of nice being a cliche, isn't it? :)