Well…

Try # 3: BFP!!!!!

We really can’t believe it.  Like, at all.  I have been meaning to post about this cycle because it was such a train wreck.  This was the last try with our MD because she was so far away and we weren’t totally happy with the care.  We only went through with it because we had one more vial there and the logistics of trying to move it to the new MD were too difficult to contemplate.  It really was a last shot in the dark, so to speak.  Stick it up there and see what happens.  

Of all of our attempts, this was the first time I wasn’t able to go with L.  I had a lot of feelings about it at the time, and still do.  I had a meeting with the head of my department and between that and the fact that I work 2 hours from the hospital, there was no way I could make it in time.  It sounds stupid that I couldn’t blow off work, but we didn’t really think it would be successful.  If I knew it would have resulted in a BFP, I would have.  Honestly, this whole thing is a series of gambles and this time I drew the short straw.  L has tried to make me feel better about it, but it just brings up that tiny little fear that I am not an essential element in this process.  I know that is not true, I do.  But, come on, I wasn’t there when my wife got pregnant.  Ouch.

Anyway, not to get sidetracked from the good news, which is that all of the betas have been really strong.  According to beta.base, we are high for a singleton and low for twins.  Tomorrow morning we are going for an ultrasound.  L and I are both a little freaked out by the prospect of twins.  Not that it is not doable, I know we could do it, it is just not how we have ever conceived of our family.  Don’t laugh.  I know that we don’t get to choose exactly how this happens.  And we have known that meds increase likelihood; I even signed a consent to that effect.  The thought is just a crazy one.  On top of the numbers, L’s symptoms are totally different this time around.  I think that is pretty normal, but I think we are both wondering if things are different because there is more than one baby in there.  Her symptoms are way less uncomfortable than the first time around.  By now, she was sick, sick, sick.  She couldn’t look at anything green and actually stopped being able to go into our kitchen at all because she could smell the vegetables in the fridge.  Now, other than being bloated and pretty tired, she is practically normal.  Hasn’t thrown up once.  I really hope that holds.  Last time she threw up until 20 weeks.  It was rough for both of us- but mostly her.

So, hurray!  We are really pregnant.  We have told almost nobody, which has been fun, but it as it is feeling more real, it is hard not to be talking about it all the time.  Keep your fingers crossed for us for a good, successful scan tomorrow.  We are excited and nervous and hope hope hope the little one(s) is/are healthy and on track.

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10 responses to “Well…

  1. So happy for you!!! Congrats!!!! Sending good thoughts your way for a great scan!

  2. reproducinggenius

    Excellent news!!! Congratulations! Can’t wait to see the scan results!

  3. whoa! congratulations! i’ll be sending good wishes for tomorrow’s scan! 🙂

  4. Yay! Congratulations! I am so happy for you. I will be eagerly awaiting the results of the ultrasound.

  5. Congratulations! That’s wonderful.

    If it’s any consolation, it’s almost certain that she didn’t actually get pregnant when you weren’t there. My guess is that the insemination happened shortly before her ovulation, so the actual conception probably happened sometime within the next 12 hours. Hopefully when you were there. 🙂 Of course by that rubric, when I “got pregnant” neither my partner NOR I were there — it makes more sense to count it from implantation, which probably happened 5-6 days later!

  6. Woo Hoo!!! That is fabulous news… and what wonderful additional news that L is not hurling in the streets like she did last time ’round. Poor thing. Love you both and I SWEAR I am gonna send that little seat back SOON 🙂 It is sitting with my parents’ Mother and Father’s day gifts waiting to be packaged and mailed… SO sad my inability to get the post office these days. Bubble’s says hi!

  7. Congratulations! I was “high for a singleton and low for twins” too. Just sayin’… 😉 But I was also way (way, way, way) more sick with 2, even early on. Fingers crossed for a wonderful scan tomorrow!!

  8. You sneaks you, congrats! Fingers crossed for a good scan and no ick this time around!

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