Thursday, July 2, 2009

Hang on for the ride...here we go again!

I had blood drawn this morning, which I was a little late for (arrived at 9:45 AM - I'm TIRED!) and the tech at first said that I wouldn't get results back until tomorrow. As I started to sweat bullets, she asked when I'd had the embryo transfer.

"Oh, no, we didn't do IVF." Based on the blank look on her face, I could tell this did not register for her.

"Huh? Well, when did you cycle?"

I said "No IVF" a couple more times, but finally, I leaned over to her and whispered, "I had sex to get pregnant. It's a miracle."

And she got all excited (she knows me from seeing me do cycle after cycle over the past two years). She smiled broadly and said they'd send the labs to the hospital stat so we could get the results back today. She said she'd be checking all day herself and was rooting for us. (awwww!)

Since the blood draw, I have been unable to focus on ANYTHING...which is bad, because, um, I have a dissertation to defend in a matter of days and I'm not ready!

Thankfully, a little bit ago, I found out that the results are in.

I still can't focus but somehow will have to...but I want to share with you all:

585!!!! So doubling every 1.22 days.

Will and I can't believe it!! This is the best doubling time we've ever had. We're sooo sooo excited!!! I'm having a good feeling about this! (the slight queasiness, intense thirst, and constant need to pee are also reassuring).

As for the other numbers: Estrogen is 301 and Progesterone is 36 (down from 39 two days ago). Does that drop matter? Or as long as it's high enough then all is good? Geesh...haven't heard from RE yet...I have secret sources to get my lab data early. And a little knowledge is a bad thing...

Anybody out there know??? I'll post an update when I hear from RE's office.

But for now...OVER THE MOON!!!!!!

Oh, and I finally canceled the Colorado appointment today. I had to talk myself down from the magical belief that doing so would doom this pregnancy. It won't, right?! So...anybody who's waiting to get in to Colorado should know that as of right now, Dr. Schl. has a surprise opening for a one-day work-up on Tuesday, July 7th. Have at it!

Mo

****Update****: RE's office called. Apparently progesterone fluctuates so it's absolutely FINE that it's a little lower. Whew!!

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50 comments:

  1. That's a fantastic beta for you too! Hopefully we'll be giving birth within days of each other next spring. Having had two previous losses, I'm cautiously optimistic for myself, and praying for the good news to keep on coming.

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  2. I'm so excited!!!! Diss, shmiss, you're going to be a mom! Ride the wave, girl!

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  3. Your news is so exciting. I was telling my husband about your story and I can't tell you how inspiring it is to us. Sometimes we just feel so hopeless, and it's good to know that sucess is sometimes just around the corner.

    Take care of yourself. I can't wait to see more updates from you! :-D You guys must be over the moon! Enjoy the ride!

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  4. Congrats! I am so happy to find other ladies out there going through the same thing. I am new to world of IVF so my journey is about to begin. All my best.

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  5. My prog dropped from like 19 to 15 between my betas. It does fluctuate as your RE said. Even my lowish level was fine - or at least that's what the stinky diaper I smell tells me ;). Your doubling time is great, I have my fingers crossed for you guys!

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  6. My the happiness and excitement of the last few days stay with you and your husband throughout your pregnancy! What a fabulous story!

    I have my fourth IUI this weekend and I can't tell you what an inspiration your story is to me right now.

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  7. I have been dancing on the ceiling with this news of yours ... I have a friend IRL who went through 7 years of infertility, 5 failed IVFS, and 4 laps - she had NEVER been pregnant ... then 26 weeks ago ... she peed on a stick b/c her period was late ... and she was all knocked up. MIRACULOUS.

    I feel the same way about you. And those numbers are AWESOME!

    Celebrating with you!
    Polly

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  8. That is wonderful news!!!!! I am so happy and giddy and just SO EXCITED for you guys! I have been following along for a while but never comment much. But this is such awesome news, congrats to you both. Keep the good news coming!

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  9. Oh my god!!! This is such wonderful news! That beautiful graph makes me want to cry I'm so happy for you and Will! Thank goodness the lab tech sent it stat. Your story is indeed so very inspiring!

    My progesterone dropped from 36 to 27 in two days and everything ended up being fine. It does fluctuate.

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  10. OMG Mo - this is just fantastic and incredible and amazing! So, so happy for you and Will.

    BTW, the doubling time is out of this world.

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  11. Mo & Will, congrats on the great second beta--superb numbers! I love when miracles happen to the most amazing and deserving people! :) When's the first u/s? Put up a ticker girl because you are expecting!!!

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  12. I am a lurker who has never commented before, but I just wanted to say I am SO happy for you - it could not have happened to a more deserving couple. Enjoy every moment of this!!!

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  13. Congratulations on your fantastic betas! I am thrilled for both of you.

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  14. I'm so happy for you! Those are great numbers :) Congrats :)

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  15. I went out of town for THREE days and this is what I come back to? Seriously? I will say I am truly surprised but absolutely delighted for you.

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  16. Fantastic news! Congratulations on the great betas and every best wish for continuing perfect news for you.

    From LFCA

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  17. My clinic never even told me what my progesterone was :) Those numbers are incredible!!!! I'm so happy for you, and your graph was truly a beautiful thing!!!!

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  18. Woohoo! Thanks for letting us know!

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  19. You are PREGNANT! And very pregnant at that. Maybe in a few months it will begin to sink in but for now let yourself enjoy this surreal feeling as much as you can.

    Congratulations!

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  20. YAY! oh Mo, I am so incredibly happy for you. Over the moon indeed.

    Wow, you're pregnant! Totally wonderfully awesomely cool.

    Happykate

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  21. That is such a beautiful beta double (or almost triple)! I am so freakin' happy for you I could scream!!! Praying this is your sticky bean!!

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  22. Woohoo! Fabulous beta, better than perfect doubling time. So very, very happy for you. Enjoy it -- you've more than earned this feeling!

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  23. That is the best news! I am so super excited for you!

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  24. Still amazed...and still so excited for you!

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  25. Congratulations! So happy for you guys!

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  26. Fantastic news!

    So incredibly happy for you both!

    Let's get together one of these days now that we're back on the same baby-makin' schedule.

    I am so delighted that this is happening for you, you have no idea.

    WOOHOO!!!!!

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  27. Mo and Will... Wow! This is truly a miracle. Enjoy every second of this beautiful, wondrous, miraculous high! I love the doubling time, love the graph, and most of all, I love that s*x got you pregnant. So very happy for you both, and I'm rooting for your beautiful little sticky bean.

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  28. mo, i'm super psyched for you guys!! what a great beta :) wahoo!!!!

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  29. Unbelievable. Truly. Such incredible news! It sounds like you have a little fighter in there. And wow, you got pregnant from sex? I thought that was urban legend!

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  30. Congratulations!!! This is the most exciting news I have heard this week!!! Have a blissful weekend.

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  31. Congrats! Great numbers, BTW.

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  32. That is awesome. I smile every time I read your posts. I hope all continues to go well for you. I was wondering about defending while pg but I wanted to be like really pg so that if things went south I could feign contractions and get outta there :) Best of luck!!!!

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  33. MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!! Oh my goodness. I hadn't checked in a few days, I knew you were just hanging in there a little until your next steps with CCRM. Can you imagine my PURE ELATION when I read all the latest posts?!

    From the bottom of my overflowing heart - CONGRATULATIONS! I am so so so happy for you and Will. Oh my God. I cannot get over it! Of all people, you deserve this happiness. Enjoy it. Soak it in. You worked long and hard for the next nine months!

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  34. I'm so happy for you both. I love the story of having to explain the birds and bees to the phlebotomist. Sending as much positive vibes as I can for more good news in the days and weeks to come!

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  35. WOW - I cant believe after all you have been through not only did it happen naturally but your numbers are fantastic!
    My heart-felt CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

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  36. This is dreamy stuff! So happy for you!!!!

    Pregnant through sex! ;-)

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  37. Yay! Great numbers! I'm sooo excited for you! You give all us IFers hope!

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  38. Great numbers! I think the tide has shifted now, between you and Sprogblogger and a few other I read who've gotten knocked up lately. Hurray! I'd forgotten that sex can get you pregnant. What a novel concept(ion)!

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  39. This is AMAZING Mo! I'm keeping everything crossed for you and Will and even saying some prayers!!!

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  40. YAY! Just seen your last two posts! I am so so soooooooo happy for you both!! What an AMAZING surprise, and the numbers look excellent, so much better than mine were and my little one is kicking me inside as I type this, must be the adrenaline rush of excitement for you!
    Best of luck to you both, I'll be thinking of you!

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  41. More great news! Keeping my fingers optimistically crossed for you both!

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  42. Hehe! I've been in the same "no really, I had sex and got pregnant, for reals!" place too. It's an unbelievable feeling.

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  43. WOW!!!!!!!!!I step away for a bit and look at the awesome news I come back to!!! CONGRATS!!! I am sooo happy for you both!!!

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  44. YAHOO~~!!!!! Congrats! What a lovely beta!

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