Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Beta #2 is in!

It doubled, exactly!

Our second beta came in at 385. Which means, the reality is setting in. I am PREGNANT. We are going to have another baby!

Cooper will have a brother or sister. Or maybe even both!

It really is an amazing success story, when you think that we tried for years and years and were given up on by one of the top fertility clinic's in the Northwest, who said, and I quote, "You have a less than 5% chance of this ever happening, even with IVF. I'm sorry. I don't think we can help you anymore."

And here I am. 36 years old (much, much older than when we started, with worse odds and worse eggs, and a partner with even worse sperm) and here we are. Pregnant. With our second child! I honestly didn't think we would ever have even one. Let alone two. I know we aren't out of the woods yet, I know we could lose this pregnancy, I know any list of bad things could still happen. But right now, we are pregnant, and we are going to celebrate it! These are the moments you wait for and hope for in life and so, they are worth celebrating, no matter what the final outcome. So, it's time to put worry on the backburner and enjoy what is right here, right now. And squeeze every ounce of happiness out of it that we can.

And in the meantime, CCRM will continue to test my hormones every week and start to wean me off my meds. And on Feb. 15th I will have an ultrasound to see if there is a sac and a heartbeat. And if all is well, I will graduate to an OBGYN.

I can still hardly believe all this happened.

CCRM is truly the land where miracles happen, and I am blessed to be one of their amazing success stories.

Thank you Dr. Schoolcraft and John Stevens...

For everything.


Lindsay said...

Congratulations to you, your husband and Cooper! So very happy for all of you! Miracles really do happen at CCRM :)

I've been reading your blog for a long time! (sorry for the lack of comments) Way back when you cycled for Cooper when I was deciding about going to CCRM or not. Your blog helped me decide to go there, thank you...because we finally had success again after other IVF failures (twins at CCRM now 7 months old).

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Hope and love have brought you to this place of miracles.
Please keep blogging...such wonderful info and an absolute light of hope for so many.