....I've been waiting two long years to title a post that way! Yay!
some point in my life I promise I will blog about something not
fertility related...but don't hold your breath! This is the most
exciting thing going on in my life so here are some details!
the doctor called and confirmed that my hcg levels are rising...praise
the Lord! On Monday (day 13 after transfer) my level was 814. On
Wednesday it jumped to 1799! The doctor was looking for it to double and
it did more than that so he's pleased. He also ran my progesterone and
estrodial levels and both were through the roof (in a good way). My next
blood work is next week at my leisure. I haven't decided which day I'm
going yet but I do know I have a hard time waiting! And then on January
11th we get a sonogram to hear the heart beat. Many prayers for that
As far as the twin speculation goes we have
absolutely no idea how many are cooking in there. The doctor said
everyone has different hcg levels and that high levels don't always mean
twins. He specifically told me, "Don't even try to google it. You'll
get all sorts of answers/info." So I googled it. He was right. lol
do have a lot of friends who have had or are currently pregnant with
twins and they say my levels are suspiciously close to theirs. But
again, my doctor said you can't compare because everyone's bodies are
different. He also said I could have two sacs but what if only one has a
heart beat? Basically there are still a lot of variables. And just so
you know...I'm ok with 1 or 2! At this point I obviously just want a
healthy baby. Boy or girl I'll be thrilled! If you ask Blair though she
is definitely asking for twin girls.
Blair...she has some idea of what is going on. She knows there is a baby
growing inside me but we keep telling her that the baby is really
fragile and that we have to keep praying that God keeps it healthy and
growing. She understands it's not a "for sure" thing. But man is that
girl hopeful! Today she said the baby was made of glass because it was
fragile. Ha ha. And they yesterday she was sitting on my lap and she got
down quickly and ran away. When she returned she said, "Mom, I had to
cough but I didn't want to get the baby sick so I went in the other
room." I just ADORE how concerned she is already! She's full of
questions about the baby(ies) and insists there are twins. She always
patting my (still huge) belly and kissing it. She also likes to tickle
my belly because "the babies like it!" I'm already loving seeing her
take on this new role. My heart is officially melted.
last thing I wanted to share with you guys is the sweetest interactions
I've had with my phlebotomists (lab people who draw my blood on the
reg). I've been going to the same lab for a while now and they know my
story (because who doesn't?). Every time I go in they ask for an update
and encourage me. So on Monday I show up and they all peek their heads
out and give me "the look." I told them I was there to see if IVF worked
and each one encouraged me. I told them that if I got good news that
day then I would bring them donuts when I come back on Wednesday. They
kept telling me that 2016 was a new year and it was going to be full of
miracles for me which I thought was kind of funny.
forward to Wednesday and I walk in bright and early with my box of
donuts. They all stare at me wide eyed and I nod my head "Yes." Then
came the mayhem! They all rushed out from behind the counter and pulled
me back into the hallway and gave me hugs and squeals of joy. They
happen to all be African American and their enthusiasm was not lacking!
We all cried together and then I think they realized they left a lobby
full of people alone and wondering what all the fuss was about. After we
all composed ourselves I had my blood drawn and they ensured me that
they would keep praying for good news. Oh, and get this! The girl who I
am particularly fond of has twin girls! She struggled getting pregnant
and then had twins naturally. She showed me their pictures and said she
hoped that would be me soon. As I was leaving they told me, "See! We
said 2016 was going to be your year! Your miracle is on the way!" So.
So. Sweet. People really care!
So with that I'm off to
Palm Springs for NYE. I plan on drinking lots of Shirley Temples and
driving my friends around. Can I tell you this is the HAPPIEST I have
ever been to be the DD?! I wouldn't trade it for the world! See you in