Thursday, July 9, 2009

8dp3dt - Quite a Day

There seems to be a problem with Blogger. I've tried to leave comments on a few people's blogs, but when it comes to typing in the verification word, the screen won't let me. But I'm reading!

I need to come clean with you guys. Yesterday I went to the store and bought half a dozen pee sticks. First I researched which are the most sensitive. Then I bought 6 of them.

I peed on a stick yesterday. The reason I didn't tell you is because, well, I wasn't sure what I saw or didn't see. I carried the used stick into the glaring, blinding sunlight. I turned the stick this way and that, rotating it up and down. Was there a second line? No, it's white. Well....maybe. There definitely was NOT a line. There did seem to be a shadow. Do shadows count?

Then I reasoned that there must be a chemical in the white pad that is triggered by the pee. When the control stripe is triggered, the chemical absorbs the pee and turns pink. There must be a second stripe of chemical waiting to be triggered by HCG. Maybe I was looking so closely, that I was seeing the shadow created by the chemical.

Huh.

Today I went for my job interview. I left feeling the way I did after law school final exams. I had no idea how I did - maybe it went great, maybe it didn't. But I would love the job because (1) they work on really interesting and important stuff, (2) it took me 7 minutes to drive there from my house, and (3) free parking. Well, a few other reasons too. The guy I interviewed with said it would be "a few days" before they make a decision. At least he didn't say "a few weeks."

So I came home and called my husband and got online and had some lunch and waited. Then I had to do it again.

I peed on another stick.

Stupid super-sensitive, early detection, expensive sticks. Well....is it a line? Is a a shadow? Is it anything?????

Here it is:




Then I remembered that I had bought a box of like 17 OPK tests at Co.stco a while ago. Of course all the OPKs are long gone, but it came with a single pregnancy pee stick. I went to get it (it was hiding in a back closet from the last time we had company over). It was a digital!

Thankfully I had peed in a cup. So I swished the digital stick in the pee.

Wait.

Wait.

Wait.

Wait.

Wait.

BF..........









(sorry for the suspense)







P! BFP! BFP! Holy Tamale! It wasn't just a shadow of chemical.




I guess we'll know more on Monday when I have my first beta, but it looks like I'll be going back Wednesday for a second beta. Last night my husband asked me how soon we would know how many babies there are in there. I smiled and said, "You're so sure, aren't you?" And he said, "Well, yeah." Looks like he was right.

He doesn't know yet! I want to surprise him. One time I bought an adorable onesie as part of too-many-gifts for a friend's baby shower. I kept the onesie. If I can find it, I should get it out and hand it to him sometime tonight and say, "Think you can work one of these things?" The glow of my face ought to explain everything.

I know I have a long road ahead and many hurdles to clear, but this time I am optimistic because the egg and sperm that made this baby were donated by proven donors.

I want to thank you all for all of the support, love, encouragement and joy you have given me over the past few months. I know some of you are on the threshold of your own cycle, and I am praying and hoping and wishing that you get your BFP.


I also want to say to all of you that I love you all for being the best cyber sisters a girl could have. I am heartbroken for my friends Looking4#3 who recently lost her pregnancy and Musicmakermomma who just today got a BFN. I so wanted everyone's dreams to come true. Even in my joy, I feel sorrow.
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21 comments:

cindyhoo2 said...

yay yay yay yay yay yay... hallalujah and hot damn!!! You are pregnant. There is (at least 1) a baby in your belly.

I am so freakin excited for you!!!! I cannot wait to hear how hubs responds.

optimisticallyhopeful said...

Oh my gosh! I'm so, so excited for you! I don't ever say things like this because it's never true, I have absolutely no intuition AT ALL, but I really thought that this was going to work for you! I'm so glad that my intuition was right. Holy cow. I am so happy and excited for you! This news literally made my day. Yay!

looking4#3 said...

CONGRATULATIONS YOU PREGNANT MOMMY!!! Such awesome, exciting, fantastic, wonderful news---I just knew it!!!
So happy for you. Similar to what you said and are feeling, "Even in MY sorrow---I am estatic with JOY over your news!!!!
Can't wait to read more about how many babies are brewing!!!!
My guess---two!!!
Once you get the beta results--put up a poll and see what others think.
PS--As far as finding out the sex of "Magic" -- I totally forgot to ask. I have a follow up on July
21st and will ask then.

Lucky Jones said...

Omg that's fantastic news!!! I had been thinking about you and I am so happy for your bfp!!!

IVF 40+ said...

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHoly cRAP
Congratulations!!!!! Oh my god I am so happy for you. Yeah!!!!

BB said...

WOW!!! I've been waiting for your post all day!! This is such great news! I'm very very happy for you. It does make me want to poas but I am going to try and hold out! Wow. So excited for you!!!!

BB

musicmakermomma said...

That is fantastic! So happy for you - and it sounds like good things are just coming your way! Like Looking4#3 I am so happy for you, even though I'm not in the best space right now. I've been in worse spaces! And your joy makes me feel good.

Sandra D. said...

OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is so awesome, amazing, fantastico!!! I'm jumping up and down with joy for you :-) You totally deserve it and you should try and soak up all the joy right from the very start. And good luck with the job. An interestng job AND free parking - icing meet the cake - cake, icing.

Mad Hatter said...

YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY! What a wonderful post! Sooooo happy for you all! Congratulations!!!

C Lo said...

My eyes just got about twenty times bigger. You *are* quite the nurturing type aren't you!!?? :D

I've been thinking about your three little embies for the past few days, and praying they sit snug and grow well.

mekate said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!!
I saw the second line and was about to skip the rest of your post and say yes, yes it is there but then
POSITIVE! how cool is that??
great news, and congratulations and oh how exciting!

this is a great thing
and cannot wait to see how your story unfolds.
wishing you ALL THE BEST
and thank you so much for you sweet comment on my blog.

congratulations truly,
Kate

ErinJean said...

Congratulations! I have been reading since you transferred, waiting for news! This gives me so much hope for my upcoming FET with donor embryos! I am sure you are over the moon!

Lorraine said...

What a thrill that second test must have been! Yay!

Serendipity said...

oh my god I am so pleased for you!!!

I was just about to comment and say that your first FRER looks a lot like my first BFP at 10DPO, I remember thinking "is it a line, it loks like a line, it's pink nor grey so it can't be an evap, oh please be a line" before running out and buying a bucketload more tests... and then I saw your lovely digital response and nearly leapt out of my chair.

Congratulations, I hope your beta brings great numbers that double nicely!

Inlocoparentis said...

I've been blog stalking you waiting for the news - congrats!

wheresmy2lines said...

YEAH!!! That is fantastic! I can def see the line in the first pic and the fact that you got "Pregnant" on a digital is great! Cant wait to see your updates.

just me, dawn said...

oh oh oh oh oh oh YAY!!!! so very happy to see this post!! can't wait to see those numbers on monday!!

stillhopeful said...

Oh, I am soooooo happy for you!!! What fantastic day!! I was really, really hoping this would work out for you this time, whoo hoo!! Now, if you're like me, you'll pee on a ton of sticks over the weekend while waiting for your beta on Monday. I did and it felt thrilling everytime to see that second line! Really great news to take into the weekend!

Pufferfish said...

That is great news! Congrats!!

embieadoptmom said...

BFP BFP I'm doing a dance for your BFP! Praise the LORD! WOO HOO!!

tireegal68 said...

wow - I am way behind on your news! Very fantastic news and great stealth blogging!!!!
I am so excited for you and your hubs and can't wait to hear how he responds! I think the onesie trick will go down really well.
And thanks so much for thinking of all your friends and followers who aren't there yet - that means a lot to me. You give me lots of hope for myself and for all the others who are trying and having a hard time of it. So how is your garden growing? I bet it is bursting with color and excitement in sympathy with your pregnancy!