Wednesday, February 8, 2012

No More Nail Biting...


Well...the OHSS symptoms were getting worse so I called my nurse.

Yep, she agreed.  I was dealing more with OHSS than effects of the medicines.

Doctor's orders?

1) Get in and get an ultrasound.  Get there stat. (Going tomorrow.  Earliest I can.)

2) Take a pregnancy test.  It's early, and it may be negative and I still could be positive because it's just so early but she has a feeling that I'm pregnant and that's why it's getting worse.

So she says.

And though I don't want to, I do.

Begrudgingly.

I did it.  And was crazy nervous.  I was not looking forward to bad news (even if it is a false negative) today.

But I did.  My dear friend Karie stood and watched the monitor with me.

Control line?  Immediate and dark.

I thought the white space beside it was looking very, very stark.

I looked at the clock.  Not even a minute had passed. (I had to wait for three.)  White space was still stark.

And then...I thought I saw a faint pink line.

But then I thought I was imagining it.

And then Karie said, "I think I see something."

And so did I.

It was faint, but it kept getting ever so darker.

And then the three minutes were up.

It's faint, but it's definitely two lines.

So.

A baby brother or sister (or two?) is on his or her (or their?) way.

Thank you, Lord.  What precious gifts you give me again and again.

Now, if we can just keep the OHSS away...

31 comments:

  1. Yaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh! Can you hear me screaming from Maryland?

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  2. Wishing you an amazing and boring pregnancy with the healthiest bundle(s) of joy(s) in your arms to spend a lifetime with you!

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  3. Wahoo!!! Wonderful news!!!!!!!

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  4. So, so, so happy for you guys!!!!

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  5. That is NOT faint!! That is a beautiful pink line mamma!!! I am SO thrilled for you! YAY!!!! Sending love and hoping for a beautiful 9 months!

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  6. So So So happy for you all. Been praying for you & thinking of you so much !!!!!!!!!! :)
    Now a wonderful pregnancy & a healthy baby or babies to fill your arms. :)
    Love ya

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  7. Exciting!! I love reading joyous news! =) Praying for y'all.

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  8. Wow, wow, wow! I saw it right away. I'm so happy for you.

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  9. *happy dance happy dance happy dance*!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    (What is OHSS?_

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  10. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :D

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  11. i just recently came across your blog and this is my first time commenting here.First and for most congrats on your BFP!!!!! Secondly, I too am a mother of angels here on earth and in heaven. As well as dealing with OHSS after my last IVF cycle. Hope the symptoms pass soon.

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  12. Moving on from nailbiting to breathholding! So excited for your family!! God Bless YOU and your new little one!!!

    Melanie

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  13. AAaaaaaaaaahhhhhh!! Definitely not a faint bfp. That my dear is a dark bfp. Congrats! Looking forward to an update tomorrow!

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  14. Like many others, I am so excited for you! Be well :)

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  15. So Exciting!!!!!!! I'm so happy for you Lori!!!

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  16. What WONDERFUL news! I have been following your blog for months now. I was so happy to see such pretty pink lines. Best wishes!

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  17. Congratuations! So you happy for your family.

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  18. Congrats!!!!! Praying for you and your little one(s).

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  19. Congratulations! A mutual friend pointed me to your blog, knowing I'm going through IF treatments myself. I'm so happy for your success!

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  20. Came back to post again -- Ethan is the ultimate predictor of baby gender. He says he's "just a little bit of a physic(ist) [sic] when it comes to babies." After seeing their bumps, he correctly guessed 10/11 of the NOVA Tri-Delt ladies' babies' genders -- I asked him to give it a guess, based your photo. He said TWINS and girls. We will see. ( :

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  21. Happy to hear this news - hoping everything goes well. Hugs!!!

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  22. That's a beautiful line!!!!!

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  23. Wow, congrats!! Must be sooo exciting :)

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  24. Oh, Lori. I am so excited for you all. I have been following your blog for some time. Your honesty and faith are to be admired. Praying for all the numbers to be where you expect them. Praying for more good news.

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  25. Congratulations! So very excited for you!!

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