YAY! Had my blood test yesterday and it's official, we're pregnant! My count was 285 this time (65 with the first pregnancy) so we're hoping that that is a good sign. I go back tomorrow for another blood test to check my count again and then will most likely have a third test ran next Monday. Basically the count should double every two to three days, and then once it hits 700, we should be able to do an ultrasound and find out if it is a singleton or twins. If all is well, then we may have our first ultrasound as early as next week!
I was with my parents when Dr. Lee's office called, so I put the nurse on speaker phone and my heart sank a little when she started talking. The nurse was so reserved and calm, typical of a conversation that ends with "Sorry, you're not pregnant." She calmly asked how I was doing...apologized for the wait...said she had my count...it was 285..."That's good, right?" I asked...and then she excitedly responded with, "Congratulations, you're pregnant!" I felt so relieved and jokingly told her, "You're evil, just open with, congratulations you're pregnant!" :D We all had a good laugh, but I had to admit, I was more nervous about waiting for her call then I thought I would be. I've gotten so used to hearing bad news when it comes to anything baby, that it takes some time for it to sink in when it's such great news!
As soon as I hung up the phone, I called my husband at work and told him he was going to be a daddy. I think he was more anxious than I was, so I didn't think it would be fair to make him wait any longer. I loved that I could hear him smiling on the other end. :)
Of course my parents were ecstatic, so after visiting a while longer I headed home so we could tell my In-laws. They were just as happy as the rest of us, but honestly I think we're all cautiously happy. We've been down this road before and even though everything is great so far, I think we all still have that little voice in the back of our minds saying, "don't get too excited, things can still go wrong." So for now, I'm taking it easy and we're keeping the news to ourselves. Only our parents, two of my best friends and readers of Curly Bones know that we're pregnant again. And for now we'd like to keep it that way. I can't bare possibly having to tell everyone that something went wrong and that we'll try again. Sadly, I even lied to one of my great friends and told her that we were waiting to try again because we wanted to settle into our house a little more. I had just gotten the news and wanted to share it with her, but decided she would have to wait just like everyone else. I know she'll understand my reasons though.
So today I'm feeling great...minus the new level of exhaustion! This last week has been pretty rough. I have ZERO energy and as soon as I get out of bed, I'm ready to just crawl right back in to it. I know that it is a good sign that these babies are healthy and growing, so I'll sleep when I'm tired, eat when I'm hungry and feel blessed for every minute that I can say, I'm pregnant. :)