Friday, November 28, 2008

IT'S A MIRACLE!!!!!!!!!!!!

After 4 years, 75 thousand dollars, 24 bloodtests, 183 Doctors visits, 97 ultrasounds, 12 IUI's, 4 IVF's, 50 needles, 3 surguries, and 115 negative homes pregnancy sticks --

-- WE ARE FINALLY PREGNANT!!!!!!

The nurse called yesterday afternoon to give us the news. Our hearts dropped when the phone rang and we picked it up with white faces. I have to be honest. I REALLY thought I wasn't. I have had period cramps for the last 4 days and swore AF was on her way. I was STUNNED when the nurse said that she had good news for us! I couldn't even beleive my ears. Our first beta came back nice and strong at 151!!! They like to see it at least 50, but closer to 80 is better. So she said my number looked great! I was so stunned that I had to ask her to repeat it 3 times. And then I asked her to double check to make sure that she was actually reading my chart!

We hung up the phone, clung onto each other and cried our eyes out. Then broke out into a laughing fit (i think we were both so nervous) and laughed and cried and couldn't stop. I was shaking so hard. And I still couldn't beleive it.

Then I proceeded to pee on sticks -- just to be sure!

And I have to say, when the two lines came up, I still couldn't beleive my eyes. I've never ever seen a positive pregnancy stick, and I never thought I would. I suddenly started to love those evil evil sticks as we jumped for utter joy and stared at them all night long.

Then I woke up this morning and peed again. Just to be sure, and what do you know -- it's DARKER!!!
I still can't even beleive that it happened. I'm still in complete and utter shock. Yesterday was the happiest day of our lives. And I know, that maybe I'm getting a little ahead of myself here, I know they warn us to be cautiously optimistic. I know that we still have a few BIG hurdles to cross, before it finally becomes real, but I can't help from getting excited!

The nurse scheduled our second beta for Saturday -- two days from our first. And our beta number has to double, for this to be considered real. It's possible that our beta won't double and this is just a chemical pregnancy. It's possible that things will not continue to progress. I'm just holding onto hope that this is real, and hoping and praying that our next beta doubles like it should.

But for now I'm just enjoying the moment!

39 comments:

Emily said...

Hoooooorrrrrraaaaaayyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!

I have been looking for your update all morning.

CONGRATULATIONS to you and Dave!!

I am so very happy for you - what a wonderful, wonderful Thanksgiving miracle.

Great beta #!!!

Just Another Infertile said...

Yay!!!!!!!

Congratulations Lisa and Dave!

Good for you enjoying the moment! You've waited so long for this. I am so happy for you both. I was totally thinking of you yesterday.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I have been praying for you all day long yesterday :-D I am so happy!!! I am also pregnant so it makes the 2 of us :)

Nikki said...

YAYYYYYYY!!!! Congrats to both of you!! Oh My God - I'm so so happy for you Lisa!!

I have been checking your blog and ivfc like every 3 minutes all day yesterday (just in case you posted something). Even checked your blog after 12 midnight because now technically it was "tomorrow" :-)

Congrats!! Happy and healthy 9 months!

Andrea said...

Oh Happy Day!!! Congrats!!! (151 is really great too)!

Anonymous said...

I just had a feeling... and I am so very, truly, extraordinarily happy for you guys.

Here's to an uneventful next few months, and a joyful lifetime.

We are all celebrating with and for you.

Not Your Aunt Bea said...

CONGRATULATIONS, MAMA! Whoo-hoo! Hooray!

I actually shrieked when I read the title of the post. That is such wonderful news. I am so happy you got your Thanksgiving miracle. Enjoy being PREGNANT!

Anonymous said...

Oh, and I know you realize there are hurdles to cross, so I just wanted to mention something.

If you have hypothyroidism, please ask about the autoimmune panel. Hypothyroidism can be a marker for other problems (as I learned the hard way.) It can be as simple as taking a baby aspirin daily.

Yah!

Mrs. Keith said...
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Mrs. Keith said...

Congratulations doesn't seem like a strong enough thing to say for such wonderful news!! I just stumbled upon your blog a few days ago, but I thought of you yesterday and anxiously looked today to see what you would post.

I say enjoy every minute of happiness and excitement. You both deserve it! You are parents right now!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Lisa! I have been following your blog posts and I am so excited to see that you are pregnant! Happy thanksgiving, you finally got your miracle!
Aaliyah

Anonymous said...

YAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I've been reading your blog for a while and I am so happy for you. May God bless you with a wonderful 9 months of pregnancy and terrific healthy baby(babies?) at the end!!

Sue and Jim said...

Congraulations you two....
We are absolutely thrilled.
When the call came last night and I saw where it was from, I was almost afraid to pick up the phone.
What excitement!!!
It is an amazing day....Now cross the next couple of hurdles and we will have the happiest Christmas ever.
Love you both (or even better...the three of you)
Mom and Dad

Anniep said...

CCRM strikes again!!!

WOOO HOO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OMG, I am SO happy for you two! Btw, my 1st beta was 91-- and yours is SO much better than that!
Welcome to beta hell..... :-)

Anonymous said...

I have goose pimples. BRING IT ON!!!!! The magician behind the door did his stuff for you. You give us all hope and ENJOY this time Elliej xxx PS: I had to stop myself from checking the time difference between Dublin and Seattle on the internet because I have been so anxious to hear your news. YAAAAAAAAAAAAAH. YES YOU CAN!!!!!

Lisa said...

Congratulations Lisa!! I am so very, very happy for you and dh. Happy gestating :)

notesforanewday said...

Wow!!! That's the best news ever! I am so happy for you! Congratulations. You will stay in my thoughts and prayers that the pregnancy progresses perfectly. I am overjoyed for you.

DAVs said...

Wow, looks like another CCRM success! Enjoy!

Christi said...

Awesome!!! congrats!! you just brought me back to the day of my beta, we cried, laughed, just freaked out, hooray for CCRM.

great beta, mine was 119! :)

Anonymous said...

You so deserve this, enjoy it. So, so happy for you and Dave. Congratulations! Trish

Anonymous said...

My wonderful daughter and son in

Your dad and I are so happy for you and Dave. I couldn't stop crying when I heard. Tears of pure happiness.Your dad and I toasted you two with a glass of wine and to us.

"To you grandpa-To you Grandma"

Anonymous said...

Congrats!!! OMG what an awesome thanksgiving for the two of you!!!

Lost in Space said...

Congratulations, Lisa and Dave!!! I am so thrilled to read this!!

You have waited so long and I hope everything goes great for you.

All my best for a beautifully doubling beta tomorrow!!

Anonymous said...

Contratulations guys. I am so happy for you both. I will continue to pray for both of you and your little one(s).

Anonymous said...

I've been lurking here awhile and saying a little prayer for you every time I stop by. I am so thrilled for you. Parenthood is the best roller coaster ride out there. Here's hoping to a good beta results tomorrow!!

Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!
I am so excited and happy for you both. I wish you only the best!!!!!!

mylifechronicles said...

151 is an awesome beta! Congrats! I know exactly how you feel. I got my first ever BFP this Monday and I am just stunned. And it is still sinking in! I am soo happy for you.

Sue said...

GREAT NEWS!!! I am so happy for you. I know they say to be cautious, but, really, what good will that do? Just enjoy every minute of it. You are pregnant!!!!! Now, how many do you think you have?:-)

Ashley said...

Hi! Congratulations!! You don't know me but I wanted to say that I'm so happy for you:) I googled IUI and your blog popped up! I had my 3rd one today so I was looking for some good news from other bloggers. I can't believe how much you had to go through to get your positive. COngratulations again!!

Anonymous said...

I have followed your story for a while - I, like you, have had multiple failed IVFs and am going to CCRM as my last resort if my next couple fresh IVF cycles don't work out (I have 2 more covered by insurance). I have told myself that if it's BFP for you we are DEFINITELY going there. I am thrilled beyond belief for you as I know first hand what you've been through. Enjoy this happiness. It is very much deserved!

Staci said...

yay!! I've been following your blog the last few weeks and was so excited to see the positive post!! you deserve it!!! good luck! I'll be praying for beta #2!

Linda said...

Congratulations! :)

musicmakermomma said...

Hooray for CCRM! And you and Dave, and the three stooges or whomever... I can't tell you how thrilled I was for you - it is so affirming to know that it is possible, even after all you have been through. You are an inspiration to us all. Please revel in the moment.
Hoping this means the pg mojo is high in the Pacific NW!

Missi Waite said...

Yahooooooo!!!!
Happy Thanksgiving guys!
xoxoxoxoxoxooxoxoxoxoxooxox

bb said...

YAY!!! That is so great. SOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooooo wonderful. I just started reading your journey and have been following along only a short time. But I am so happy for you!!!!!!!! That is the best news!

natenang654 said...

Congratulations!!!! Awesome news, what a blessing for you!

Oli said...

Hi, i have been following your blog and your news brought me tears of joy. All the best and enjoy the process! Stay strong and prepare for a new journey ahead.

Rebecca said...

Congratulations!! I'm hoping tomorrow brings great news about doubling!

Jill said...

Lisa-EEK! EEK! EEK! Congrats honey! That's just fantastic news! What a great first beta number! I hope you get a solid doubling beta again today. I'm so happy for you!