So… my husband and I decided not to POAS during this process. We swore we wouldn’t and that we would just wait for the beta.
Last night we went through my hope chest which contains some of the baby items I’ve collected across the years. Some more notable items it contained were:
2 baby blankets knit by my Mom before she passed away
2 crystal statues from my Mom before she passed away
A stuffed animal from my junior year of college when I studied abroad in South Africa
A jellycat stuffed bear
Baby booties from our trip to Guatemala
Books for baby (ies)
Other sweet items.
As we went through we were pretty excited and looking forward to the beta test (today). When we went downstairs to watch TV, I asked, “Is it okay if I take a pregnancy test?” My husband said (surprisingly!), “Sure”. So I went upstairs and did my business (mind you I had used the services about 20 minutes before). I had him wait 5 minutes to look and wouldn’t you know he couldn’t read the dang test! He said, “Is it supposed to have half a line or a full one?!” I was so nervous I ran upstairs and took it out of his hands- and there it was…
a BFP! IT was faint, but it was there! I was so excited I started to cry, and he said he wouldn’t believe it until the doctor confirmed. AS the night progressed the line got darker, and I just knew we were pregnant.
I couldn’t sleep at all last night (maybe the hormones, maybe the excitement)so I was tired this morning- but this was the easiest blood test I’ve taken. They said they would call between 2-4 with the news, so naturally I got a phone call at 1245pm from the office. “Hi, this is Dr. X. We have good news- you are pregnant.” I was so happy and then I asked for my beta. “It’s 57”.
I wasn’t completely thrilled with that number and I asked the doctor if it was okay. She said that it was low average, but not to worry we would test again Monday. I’ve also read that my number is within the guideline… so we will see. She scheduled my next beta for Monday and my ultrasound is scheduled for August 28.
I still can’t believe this, but…
Please keep us in your prayers so that the baby (ies) continue to develop and that the betas go up and they are healthy and happy in my womb. I still can’t believe we’ve made it to this point, and I’m so hopeful and happy that on April 16 we will have our beautiful child (ren). All the glory to God for this miracle.