Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Cycle #31... our news (11dp3dt)

This morning I woke up, POAS and hid it under the bathroom sink.  I decided I would leave it there ALL day long and not look at it until after work.  I headed to the RE clinic around 6:30 am, once there I got my blood drawn, then headed home to shower and get ready for work. I was pretty much at peace about everything - I don't really know why. That peace made me have the self control to not look at the stick in the bathroom.

Fortunately, I was very busy at work today.  I didn't have much time to really think about the enormity of today.  In the afternoon, I noticed that the RE's office had called and left a message.  I was too scared and nervous to listen, plus I wanted to listen to the news with DH.

After work, I walked my dog, ate a snack and waited another hour and a half for DH to get home.  Once he arrived, we headed straight to the bathroom together. I reached under the sink for the stick... from afar I only saw one line (the control line)... then, as I got closer, I saw it.... I saw that 2nd line!  I showed it to DH, he looked at it confused (he really didn't know what to look for - poor guy, he's not as obsessed with staring at pee sticks as I am).  

Here's what we got:
Not the darkest line, but more than I've ever seen!

After I collected myself, we listened to the message from the RE's office.  The nurse started off in a somber tone, nonchalant, and neutral. Her tone stayed the same as she uttered the words "Congratulations, your blood test was positive." Absolutely no excitement in her voice.  She totally failed the 'tell-the-infertile-she's-pregnant test." 

So, it's confirmed, we are pregnant!!! DH and I are both in complete and total shock.  We've NEVER seen a BFP. Here we are, after 31 cycles of TTC (including 3 medicated IUIs), our 1st IVF finally gave us a positive.

I haven't had any symptoms per se - my boobs look different and I've noticed that my temperature has stayed at 98°F and not dropped like it usually does around this time of the month.

We were told to schedule a prenatal visit for 2 weeks from now... so once again, we're in another kind of 2ww, but I like this one much better...ha.  I was also instructed to continue with Crinone 8% (progesterone) for a while.

Please join me in praying for baby(ies), that they continue to grow and make their home in my womb.

Thank you all for your encouragement, prayers, and thoughtful words! 


  1. Congrats!! that is wonderful news!! Grow baby/babies grow!!!

  2. I just saw your exciting news!!! CONGRATS!!!! :)

  3. OH I have been busting my butt to comment on here. For some reason my iPhone is missing he comment box so Im on the old lappie to send a huge CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    AAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH WOO HOOO! Its so good to see! Ive been following you for sooo long that Im glad I get to say this to you.

    Enjoy it luv, you deserve it. You are now going to be moved to my Belly/Mums bloglist. So so proud of you and you should be proud of yourself too..xx

    Tee xx

  4. Congratulations! You bring the total up to 35 infertiles that I'm following that have received BFP's lately! Yay!

  5. Thank you all for your sweet comments!!! Thank you also for following my story. I hope it will help/encourage others. We are still in total shock and can't quite believe it. I haven't had any significant symptoms - just feel normal, so that's a bit strange. I'm hoping to start feeling sick or something... isn't that sad? That's what IF has done to me... ha.

  6. I'm so happy for u too. I wish I could get a bfp. I've tried three times with ivf&nothing. I'm giving up