Friday, April 2, 2010

God is Great!

I have been thinking about how to write this blog for a little over 2 weeks, and after all that time of thinking, I still can't think of the best, or most clever way to say this, but I'M PREGNANT! By the Grace of God, despite all of my negativity and doubt, our first attempt at IUI was successful.

If you remember from a few blog entries back, I was being a total drama queen, and I was planning on skipping my beta blood test that was scheduled for Tuesday, March 16.
Some of my prayer warriors talked me into going, and I decided to just "get it over with." On the way to get the bloodwork done, my mom called and asked me what I was doing. I responded by saying that I was going to go take a negative pregnancy test. When the nurse called with the results, with trembling voice and shaking hands, all I could say was, "Are you kidding me?" Unfortunately I didn't take this phone call in private, and the ladies that work in my classroom with me put together the puzzle pieces and began jumping for joy. The next thing I know, one of my Autistic students joined in on the fun. Bless his heart, imagine trying to explain to him that he needed to keep this a secret for a while. From there, I called my husband, and all he said was "What?" I repeated myself, then he said "Awesome!" We told our moms that evening and close friends and family, but I vowed to keep it a secret as long as I could since the beginning is so scary. I am still trying to keep it under wraps from the "general public" so if you guys don't mind, please keep this on the down low.

The thing about getting a positive pregnancy test after infertility treatments that no one really tells you, is that you can't imagine the fear that comes with a positive test. I told my husband one day when I was feeling especially worried, "I know how to be infertile and deal with all the emotion that comes with that, but I don't know how to be pregnant and deal with these fears." He kept telling me to be happy and not worry, but I couldn't stop worrying. For future reference for all of you: When you get your BFP's stay off BabyCenter's forum. There can be some good encouraging information on there, but you have to weed through the scary horror stories first.

So, lets get down to the numbers and dates:
Feb. 19 - LMP/CD 1
March 4 - IUI (low morphology, 1 mature egg)
March 16 - Beta 63
March 23 - Beta 1,676
April 2 - U/S 1 perfect bean Measuring 5w5d (I am 6 weeks today)WE SAW THE HEARTBEAT!
Beta- 5,519
Nov. 26- Early Due Date (according to the interent calculators--the Dr. hasn't said)

I took a picture of the picture with my phone, so the quality isn't too great.

I have an appointment to see Dr. Long on Monday. The nurse said she felt like since everything looked good he may want to release me early. I think this is good news, but I'm kind of hoping they hold on to me for a while. I'm sure my OB would be fine, but I think emotionally, I need ART still.

I'm asking that all of you keep Nick, myself, and BabyP in your prayers, and please know that I am praying for all of you daily.


  1. Rachel, I am just a ball of emotions right now reading this. I couldn't be more thrilled for you...what an incredible gift! Thank you for sharing this news with us. I needed to hear this today. Hugs to you!

  2. I AM SO EXCITED FOR YOU! Keep taking it easy! Praise God for this miracle, let us rejoice in His perfect timing!

  3. That is amazing! Congratulations!

  4. Wonderful! Your story gives those of us "waiting" the ultimate HOPE. And, for those of us, like me, who are going to be ART strengthens my FAITH in the process.

    Happy Easter Mommie :)

    Hugs and Love and try to live in the moment. Enjoy the JOY and stomp on fear. I will be praying for you, Nick and sweet bean.

    xoxo what good news.

  5. I can't believe you waited so long to tell us!!! Congratulations....that is such super news!!!! You are going to have a little Thanksgiving Baby!

  6. That is awesome! Brian and I are going in tomorrow for another IUI so say a prayer for us.

  7. Yea! My husband and I were wondering when you were going to spread the word. Congratulations again!!! :)

  8. Yay, yay, yay!!! Congratulations, I'm so happy for you =)

  9. HOORAY!! That's amazing congrats!!!

  10. OMG! I'm just now seeing this!! Sorry I've been a little wrapped up lately.... CONGRATS!!! I'm so over the moon for you!