It's DECEMBER!!! Mind you, this has been the longest 2 1/2 months of my life quite possibly but at the same time.. been so hyperfocused on IVF turned battle o late blooming embryos turned IVF (aka, full tilt boogie tour of all injectables) that I feel as though I should still be recovering from Halloween.
So I'm gonna talk about the last week, my Beta tomorrow, the end of FET, etc.. So if you're not in a place for it - skip this! Skip it! Skip that shit!
Get out of here guilt free or so help me this cat will get you when you LEAST EXPECT IT.
Are they gone?
Are we sure?
Okay just in case - one more pic and then you're in or you're out or I shall punish you like this dog!
Almost exactly four years, eleventy rounds of clomid, 1.5 IVFs, many special tests, 90 gajillion shots, one chemical pregnancy, many miracles, so much money and one FET later - as of this moment, I am pregnant.
PREGNANT. With like, a HUMAN BABY. (Or babies).
PREGNANT. La Bamba and/or Heisenberg dug deep.
None of it has sunk in yet. None of it. None.
PREGNANT. And we're talking about ME here.
Okay backing up.
My transfer was last Monday and I tell you I felt weird pinches that day (I'm guessing Heisenberg as he is THE ONE WHO KNOCKS.)
The night of Thanksgiving, as it's starting to hit me it may not work, I start getting dull cramps and the tiniest little spritz of red flecks (and I mean tiny - a mentally stable person would have probably missed it.)
I start feeling like I'm getting the flu I'm so tired - I of course think I'm just getting the actual flu on top of my negative-to-come and start getting weepy about my bad luck. It was actually a very relaxing holiday at my Moms and I ate ALL THE THINGS.
Saturday, Bub and I come home having agreed that I will hold out to test until Monday. Beta scheduled for Wednesday, and if there is no hope I really want to be eased into it instead of being shocked. So Monday. Monday makes sense.
Naturally, after we get home I go out to get Jamba juice - and a pregnancy test. Just going to ease myself into seeing that negative - it's only 5dp5dt at this point (10dpo for you non-IVFers, 10 days past ovulation for you fertiles) which is LUDICROUSLY early because my period wouldn't be due for 6 days.
I put my purchased FRER in my purse, take purse into bathroom, pee into cup. Dip in FRER. Set aside. 30 seconds later look, and start cackling like a mad woman. Then I yell "HEYYYYY!!!" and start sprinting out of the bathroom for Bub, and say oh by the way I'm pregnant and PS I bought a pregnancy test.
What you're looking at - top one is Saturday at 5 PM, middle is Sunday at 5 PM, bottom is yesterday at 5 PM.
I paged my Doctors office. Initially the on-call Doctor said to wait until Wednesday (14dpo) as planned, but then she called me on Sunday to say she spoke to my Doc and to come in early on Monday.
So I had my Beta yesterday - took forever to hear back, but my hcg is 44. (Keep in mind that's two days early - but yeah, I thought it'd be a little higher). I am pregnant. Doc said to keep doing what I'm doing, it seems to be working, come in for retest on Wednesday to make sure number is doubling.
I go back and forth between "holy shit I'm pregnant" and it not hitting me AT ALL. Like, AT ALL. Yesterday getting my number made me realize I kind of have PTSD about pregnancy... Just keep having to remind myself this is SO much earlier/darker/higher than last time. And I already feel... weird.
Please pray for nice, doubling numbers by tomorrow. I am at the end of the line here, last stop to have a baby- I promise to be a benevolent and understanding knocked up woman. Let me be that crazy story you tell people when they're losing hope. Light a candle, think a happy thought, send some good juju, this has to be it (or them). Has to be. Any good vibes you have I will appreciate.
I almost hesitated in posting this today but am pushing through. Tomorrow is going to be awesome! Awesome awesome.
Everything is going as it should (which who knew could HAPPEN to ME) so far. I just have to keep reminding myself I'm actually pregnant.
I'm pregnant I'm pregnant I'm pregnant I'm pregnant.