As some of you know, my husband and I have been trying to expand our family for almost two years. It took a lot of praying and a lot of surgeries, but on April 23rd, 2008 my doctor transferred two perfect embryos into me as part of the in-vitro fertilization process. You can see the two embryos above if you look *very* hard. The first embryo is to the left of that tiny white arrow and the second embryo is the tiny white dot to the left of the first.
My husband, son, and I waited on pins and needles for 10 days to find out if the procedure was successful. I was told not to take a home pregnancy test for two reasons: Home tests test for HCG and I received an HCG shot a couple of weeks earlier and it would be possible to still have some lingering in my system. Or, the amount of natural HCG would be so low that the test wouldn't pick it up and I would be upset over a false negative.
Well, if you know me, you know I don't listen well. I did so well until yesterday, the day of my blood test. I woke up and knew I had to take it because we were so sure I was pregnant. Well, it turned positive before I could get the cap back on! I was so excited that I ran to wake up my husband and tell him. Then I started thinking it must be from the HCG shot I had had on April 17th!
Well, that meant I had to Google it incessantly to find out. Bottom line: I still wasn't sure!
So I went for my blood test and two hours got the call. I am pregnant! My husband and I are so excited! We called almost everyone we knew and let them know our efforts weren't in vain! Then we ran out out to celebrate with a big lunch and buy pregnancy books!
The bad part is, I am still not out of the woods yet. The baby/babies is/are in a very critical stage still. So I have to continue to take it easy, which I am getting pretty good at!
Anyway, I wanted to let the world know I was pregnant and hopefully give a little hope to those of you who are trying! It can happen!