Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Results

I am shocked that I am even posting and writing this.  Our 2nd IVF worked- my hcg came in at 89 this morning.  I started testing positive on Sunday and have gotten 5 positive tests since then.  I'm so nervous and apprehensive but I'm trying to stay positive.  I repeat the blood work on Friday morning.  The hope is to see that my hcg level doubled during those 48 hours. 

To put things in perspective, we started trying to get pregnant when Obama was elected to be president.  We've been through a year on our own 3 rounds of Clomid, 5 IUIs with Femara, 4 IUIs with Bravelle and 2 IVFs.  It's been a long road and we are still cautiously optimistic and nervous about it all.

Even more to my surprise, I actually have some symptoms.  I'm exhausted and have been for a few days now.  Last night I thought I was going to throw up after dinner and had the same feeling again tonight.  I'm burping up a storm after eating too.  I think red sauce will be avoided and ketchup will need to be in moderation.  I'll take all of it. 

Thank you everyone for your support and prayers.  I'm continuing to use this holy oil my mom gave me each day in hopes of keeping things on the right path.  If everything goes well, it looks like we'll be expanding our family in July of 2012.

8 comments:

  1. OMG....love to see all those pink lines!!! CONGRATS. That is an awesome first beta number!

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  2. Congrats Lora!!!! That's wonderful news!! You've been through so much to get to this point and sooooo deserve this!

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  3. Congratulations! So excited for you and your husband! We've been on this road for the same amount of time. It's about time for it to be our turn!

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  4. LORA!!!!! So excited for you!!! Congrats!

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  5. yay!! so happy for you!. Congrats! x

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  6. Congrats! So happy to see all those 2nd lines for you!

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  7. Congratulations!! Isn't it awesome seeing those 2 lines?!? xx

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