Saturday, January 19, 2008

In Complete Shock

I woke up at 6am this morning and tiredly went in the bathroom to pee on yet another stick from the Dollar Tree. But at 13dpo/14dpIUI I had little hope. I watched as the urine passed through the window and the control line formed. After a minute of staring there was no second line so I set the test aside and put my contacts in. It took a few minutes as the lenses were being difficult, and when I finished I looked over and saw it. A second line. The faintest of second lines. I woke Jeramy up in hysteria and made him confirm that this was indeed a line and not some figment of my imagination. He agreed it was real. I cried. We hugged.

Despite it being the weekend I managed to get an appointment for a blood draw. Less than 2 hours later the nurse called. She asked how I was doing, and I said "good". Then she said that my day was about to get even better. She told me how they like to see a first beta of 50. She tells me mine is 210. With tears streaming down my face I go to the other room to give Jeramy the good news.

Yes it is early. I'll be on pins and needles until the next beta on Tuesday. I'm crazy happy and completely scared at the same time. But I am trying to listen to the advice my grandmother gave me on the phone this afternoon to take this good news and run with it. To block out the bad and don't let it invade on my happiness.

I owe so much to my family and friends who have supported me through this. However I have to especially thank the women I have met on line who have supported me from the time I had just began this year-long journey. Because of them I got help for those 60 day long cycles early. They listened and supported me through my difficulties even though they had gone through so much more for me. When the information I received from my RE on the cysts didn't quite add up, they urged me to push back. Nancy, Katie, Tammy, Kel, Mon, Jenn and Jewels and all the other blogging gals, I owe you so much and hope your journeys will end very, very soon.

26 comments:

Monica Fayth said...

I am so so happy for you! Congrats, girl :)

Shelby said...

Yeah!! I'm so glad you got the second line! And a great first beta!! Here's to hoping it's smooth sailing!

jenn said...

What a wonderful start to what I hope is a perfect uneventful pregnancy & the start of your "new" life!

nancy said...

You have to change your blog's name now. You are no long "NK"s. :)

BrownEyedGirl said...

Congratulations!! :) Wishing you all the best!! :)

kcmarie122 said...

Oh my gosh! How exciting!!! Congrat, congrats, congrats! I am so happy for you! Thanks for filling us in. It's nice to get good news like these from others who have been where we are!

waitinginline said...

Woooo Hoooo!!! Hooray for the two lines and the lovely beta!!!! Yay!!!

KatieM said...

Congrats hun! You know I wish you nothing but the best =) GL on Tuesday...believe me, I've been there ;-)

Barb said...

Congrats! Here are lots and lots of vibes for a healthy pregnancy.

Katie said...

Jen! Jen! Jen!

Oh, my gosh! I must have checked your page BEFORE you posted this yesterday!

OH. MY. GOSH!!!!!

Sweetie, so excited for you! This is just amazing!

sarah23 said...

OMG -- WOW!! I just saw this. Congratulations to you and J!!!

Nicky said...

Congratulations! I understand the feeling of shock. And I'm glad that the lining wasn't an issue. :)

Cheryl said...

OMG I am going to be a Great Aunt! I am soooooo excited for you guys and for me, LOL! Remember, Aunt Cheryl loves babies and I live very close by. This is such great news especially now when this family could use some good news. You guys are going to be awesome parents, let me know if I can do ANYTHING to help.
Love, Aunt Cheryl

Meghan said...

That is a FANTASTIC first beta!! Congrats!!!

Barry said...

Awesome!! Momo gave us the good news this morning. Whoo hooo! It feels like it was just yesterday when Suzie and I looked at each other with tears in our eyes and huge smiles on our faces and said "Holy sh*t, what have we just done!?"

alison said...

Congrats! So very exciting!

babytlc said...

Jenn, I am so so happy for you! Congratulations! Maybe you will start the BFP train? :o)

Kathy V said...

THat is such exciting news. Hope the numbers keep going up. Keep us posted on what is going on. Great numbers. Congratulations

Kathy V said...

THat is such exciting news. Hope the numbers keep going up. Keep us posted on what is going on. Great numbers. Congratulations

Kelly said...

OMG!!! I literally have tears in my eyes!! CONGRATS!!! YAY:) I'm so happy for you guys! This is so great.
H&H 9 months:)May it be a very boring & uneventful pregnancy! Now you get to change "that" room in your house!

Big hugs and congrats again!!!

Jewels said...

OMG, It must have been the yarn! Congrats, I'm so happy for you, and this doesnt even hurt, really, my heart is so full of joy, you have deserved this for a long time. ~~Big Hugs~~ I'm so excited to watch you become a mommy :)

Brianna said...

Oh wow! Congratulations to you and your DH. I'm so excited for you! I agree - time to change that blog name. ;)

Melissa said...

YAY!!! Congrats on such fabulous news!! Cannot wait to hear about that second beta.
*hugs*

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rocket.queen. said...

FUCKING A! Congrats!!! Here's to an uneventful, happy, and stretchmark free pregnancy!!!

Jen said...

Happiest congratulations! I saw your news on L&F and just wanted to stop by.