Monday, August 27, 2012

Who wants news?

I knew you would scroll all the way through to find out the news anyway so I thought I'd save you the trouble and post it first.  Yep, we are pregnant!!!

I was so anxious I could only wait 2 days before starting to test.  I had 6 tests and the promise from Travis that he would get me more if I needed them (he was quite the accomplice).  So, Friday morning came around and I took my first test.  Negative of course.  Then Friday night and Saturday morning both negative.  I had been using First Response for all three of these tests,  so I asked Travis to go get the Target brand since one of my surrogate friends highly recommended that one.  As soon as Travis got home I took that one...negative. Sunday morning came and I took a Target brand... is that? could that be? I don't know. So I called in a second pair of eyes.  Travis too thought maybe he saw something but neither of us were sure.  I left it and came back later only to think that what I had seen was completely gone. So, only logical thing to do, take another one.  This time I used the First Response and sure enough, within the 3 minute window I saw it clear as day.  Really??? On day 4?? Now I'm thinking, maybe both embryos took.  Wouldn't that be fun?  And of course, I didn't stop the obsession, I took the rest of the tests I had within the next few 3 more.  It can get to be an expensive obsession but how often does one get to pee on sticks and watch them change?  It got me out of bed early for a few days which transitioned me nicely into the school routine.  See? Not all obsessions are bad.
Totally me...I took 12 in all =)

Thursday finally rolled around and I called the doctor's office to ask a few questions about my blood test the next day.  One question being if they called me to tell me the results or called K.  Since the transfer, I had K believing our first blood test was supposed to be on Monday (today) when in fact it was last Friday.  I was trying to plan a surprise on how to tell her and G they are going to be parents.  I was so excited until Dr. S's office said their protocol is to tell the IPs the blood results.  I was so upset that K and G were not going to get to hear it from me. So I sent K a text telling her that she would be hearing from Dr. S's office with the results unless she would let them know it was okay to tell me.  She said she hadn't really thought about who she wanted to know first.  Then I had to tell her that the blood test was in fact the next day and she would hear something by 11.  She was a little confused wondering why it would be tomorrow.  I told her I let her think it would be Monday because I wanted to surprise her if it was positive. (This whole week I had to not let it slip that I was pregnant.  She didn't want to know until after the beta.)  Well, I think the not knowing finally got to her and she asked if I knew something.  I wanted to make sure she really wanted to know so I asked her if she wanted to know what I knew and she said yes.  So I emailed her the picture of the positive test.  It took a few minutes to go through (which felt like eternity) and then my phone was ringing and she was screaming in my ear.  It was the best sound I could have heard.

Thursday night no one slept very well as we anxiously awaited the blood test in the morning.  I was up early and waiting at Quest at 6:15 in the morning.  That morning seemed to drag on as we waited for the call.  Finally a little after 11 we got the news...478!!! The weekend came and went and we had another beta today (Monday). We just needed it to double to know that the baby(ies) are continuing to grow.  And the number is...3,240.  That is a huge number.  We either have 1 REALLY strong baby or multiples.  Just for comparison, last time I had my blood drawn 1 day earlier and it was 142 and 2 days later it was 414.  Numbers do not tell the whole story so we will now just have to wait until September 10th to see how many babies are baking. That is going to be so much fun! 

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  1. Woo-who!!!!! So excited for all of you! What an amazing gift you are able to give. I can only imagine the joy of K!!!! What a great story! So glad you shared!!! Love Auntie S

  2. Yay momma joe. I love you congratulations.

    Auntie megs

  3. WhoooHooooo!!!! Twinsies all the way!!

  4. So awesome!!! I def think you are having twins!!!!! Such strong doubling number!!!! Congrats to all of you, especially your IPs!!!! Can't wait to see the ultrasound! :)

  5. Hey Johanna,
    So very happy for you and to hear the news. You definately are thrilled and are such a cutie to have a blog to share it on. Love it! Enjoy every minute of it friend. A God given gift...and a great person He shared it with...and you will share it(or them) with! So glad to hear about the blessing.
    Lori from Bible study!