Tuesday, October 22, 2013

I'm really pregnant!!!

    This is really happening!!  After getting two pink lines on Friday, I had my blood draw and the beta number came back at 158.  That's even stronger than Leah's beta was.  I know I shouldn't compare pregnancies, but after our dragged out miscarriage a while back, I'm just happy to have such a high number.  The second draw was yesterday and came back at 738!!!  So, yeah - I'm pregnant.  And my progesterone was around 40 both times, which is a relief too.  
   We told both of our parents yesterday, which was so much fun.  I'm making a Shutterfly book of Leah's second year and I've been showing my MIL the book as I've worked on it.  (We made a video of her 1st year, but now I want to go back and make a book for that year too.  And a book of her embryo adoption story.  I'm a bit behind.....)  Anyway,  I added a page that says that "Leah will become a big sister in June."  She and my FIL were looking at the book and when they got to that page, they just stared at it for the longest time before asking "is this for real?"  Yep - it's for real.
   My mom came up to visit last night as well and we had a "big sister in training" T-shirt on Leah.  She was equally as shocked.  We told the siblings today  - and that's it for a while.  I'm not ready to tell the world yet.  It's still so early - though I have to believe that God will complete this miracle and bless us with this baby.  (or babies, we don't know yet.)
   I have my first ultrasound scheduled next week, so I'm excited to see a nice dark blob on the grey screen!  I might have to pee on a stick again between now and then, just to make sure I'm still pregnant.  It seems so far away....

Thank you again for all of your prayers!


  1. Ahh! I just now saw your announcement! So happy for you! Congrats!

  2. I've been waiting to hear your beta number and have been checking your blog frequently over the past several days - So glad to hear that you have had two awesome beta numbers! And your betas from Friday to Monday went up a LOT-twins maybe?! Congrats :)

    1. Maybe...... we would be thrilled with twins! But not trying to get our hopes up.

  3. Yay! So thrilled for you! Congrats!

  4. Yay! So excited for you! Those were awesome ways to tell your parents and in laws :)

  5. Love, love, love! So happy for you!!!

  6. This is such amazing news!!! Prayers coming your way for a happy and healthy 9 months!