Monday, May 19, 2008

Good News!

Hey everyone!

Thanks for being patient for our results. We found out last Wednesday, but wanted a little time to ourselves to get used to the results one way or the other. I was scheduled to get a blood HCG beta test on Wednesday morning. As you can imagine, I could not sleep a wink Tuesday night. I tossed and turned and dreamed and prayed and worried. The doctors has said NOT to take a home pregnancy test because of the HCG shot I was given prior to the retrieval as part of the drug protocol. This shot can give you a false positive test result on a home test because it can stay in your system up to 14 days. My sister asked me Tuesday night if I was gonna take a home test anyway. I hadn't given it much thought because the drs said not to...but after my sleepless night Tuesday...I changed my mind.

I awoke really early Wednesday morning and decided to take a hpt (home preg. test). It was very quickly positive. My heart stopped beating. My brain couldn't really comprehend this result. I had never seen one of these! I have taken probably close to 50 hpts and never have I gotten even a light positive. I braced myself for the reality of it being a false positive because of the hcg shot lasting up to 14 days in your system...but wait, it had been 16 days. So this excited me, but I tried not to count my chickens before they hatch.

So I headed into the lab for my blood test later that morning at 8 am. I was somewhat relaxed, but still tenative. I had a busy day at work, and was worried that I should have taken off in case the results were less than desirable. I think it was very good that I was working because I was busy and not really thinking about it all. Around noon, I got the phone call. Thank goodness it came early in the day because I wouuld've died waiting until 4:00! The nurse from my fertility clinic confirmed my previous hpt. I was pregnant! (What? That word in relation to me?) She said my beta result was 228 and showed a stable positive result. I was to continue the Progesterone shots (I told her I didn't care, I would take those every morning for the rest of my life if I had to) and head back to the lab Friday morning to confirm the results with a doubled beta blood test result.

Friday I went back and got blood drawn. I got the results around 4:30 that afternoon that yes, indeed, my beta number had more than doubled. I was relieved to say the least. I was MORTIFIED that they would tell me..."Oh I'm so sorry...that first result wasn't for you, we made a mistake."

We haven't really told that many people except for those of you who have been following our story, praying for us, and have been so loving and supportive in our journey. (So don't tell anyone yet, Ok?) When you go through infertility, you have some emotional baggage that you carry around. Jeremy and I both are on one hand, over the moon excited, on the other hand, terrified that this baby won't stick. With help from God and some good family and friends who continue to pray for us, I am sure we will deal accordingly. I've decided to be happy. I will resist my natural inclination to be a Debbie downer. (I am negative in relation to myself, but, I think, very positive for other people...weird.) No matter how long God allows me to enjoy this pregnancy --if I get to follow it all the way through or if He takes my baby to heaven early--I am gonna enjoy what I have. I know that sounds morbid. But its really not to me. I'm going to relish the here and now. That is the lesson I feel like I've been learning lately.

So sometime mid-next week I will go in for an ultrasound. This will determine if we have one or two babies floating around in there. I have a feeling its just one, but you never know! Jeremy is excited about the idea of twins...I am a little scared! God knows what's best for us.

Thank you so much for your prayers! Please continue to pray. I hope that this is encouraging to those girls who are going through infertility and not a painful story to read. I can remember reading many conception stories and sometimes being very encouraged and sometimes being really discouraged and sad. It will happen for you too! I have read from fertility doctors that it is very rare that they have a patient that doesn't get pregnant eventually. I will continue to pray for you.

13 comments:

Natalie said...

I know I already knew but YEAAAA! So much to do so little time! Good thing we will have about 20 hours in a car together to plan it all! I am so excited to be able to share with you not just dumb stories of my own babies but you telling me stuff about yours. The desire of your heart. God is good. I remember when I got pregnant with Parker just bawling Sunday morning at the alter in thankfulness. I did the same thing for you. I love you more than you know.

davidcatherinewilson said...

We could not be happier for you all. You two are going to make the best parents ever! It is so neat to see God answer with a loud, clear YES! What a story you have to share with so many women now and it is your turn.

Zander said, Friday night, J.J. is going to be a dad! It might be 1 or 3 or 5 or 7 kids I don't know but I'm so cited (excited). He thinks next time we see you all he'll get to play with his new cousins. Love you guys!

Jessica said...

So happy for you!!

Anonymous said...

wooo hoooo!!!! so excited!! love the testimony you now have! i know God will use it for so many others to learn more about His love. We love you and Nat and I can't wait to plan you a huge shin dig. Now it is time to get cute and chubby...ha. --kris

Anonymous said...

I'm so very happy for you guys. I've been following your blog for sometime now. Isn't God good & his timeing is perfect. I know you & Jeremy can't wait to hold your little baby. Weather it be a boy or girl & watch them grow up & all that goes along with that. God know's you & how you long to hold a angel coming stright from heaven for you & Jeremy. Hold tight onto God's promise's he has great things in store & I will keep right on praying for you. I hope its ok that I look at your blog & made commets. Just wanted you to know I'm praying for you & I couldn't be any happier for you. God is Good & God is great...Glory, Glory to him & all his goodness. And again I'm so very excited for you guys. K.Barnes

Nicole M Wood said...

I am so excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That gives me faith. I can't wait for the updates.

Anonymous said...

It is twins...I just know it!!!!
Love you guys! Laura

Angie said...
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Angie said...

Adrienne I am so happy for you and Jeremy! I seriously teared up just reading this. I know it's been a long, hard road, but God is always perfect in His timing. Presley will be so excited to have a new friend! I love you mucho!

Anonymous said...

Hello Adrienne, I'm about to pop with wonder as to how its going. I know all this is allot to take in but please up date soon. You have a fan club that is following you & wishing you the very best. I'm J.McCash's mom, just in case you are wondering. I'm really not a stocker, ha!!!!Best wishes on all that you & Jeremy are facing. I'm praying for you guys.

Anonymous said...

Left off my name on the prior post. It was K.Barnes. J.McCash's mom.

Brandy said...

I've lurked for a while. Congrats!

Anonymous said...

Adri-
what's going on? I keep checking back for updates on how you're progressing with the baby (ies)...are you preggers with one or two???
i hope you're feeling well, and i'll see you in August!
love,
kelli