I started taking pregnancy tests this week-end, knowing they would likely be negative since it was so early, and knowing most people don’t get a positive until 8-10 days after a 3 day transfer. However, I have heard of some people getting their positive test as early as 5 days past transfer, and so I started testing that early just in case. Being the impatient person I am, I wanted to know as soon as I possibly could.
Well, all week-end long I got a negative result. Then, I tested this morning, at 3:40 a.m. (woke up needing to use the restroom), and got my first positive test of this pregnancy! The 2nd line on the test was very faint (which is normal at this point), but it was definitely there. I woke Nathan up to tell him, and then had a really hard time going back to sleep. I did manage to fall asleep again, and decided to take 1 more test, this time using a digital test. I was incredibly nervous, watching the hourglass as it made its decision. After a minute or 2 that felt like an hour, the word “pregnant” appeared!
I am so excited right now. I know we have many more hurdles to cross, and there are many things that could go wrong. But so far, I feel at peace, and to be honest, I’m not worried or anxious at all. I will feel even more confident if the next pregnancy test I take shows a darker line, and if my HCG count comes back in a healthy range and if my blood tests next week show those numbers to be doubling every 48 hours as they should. In fact, I hesitated to post anything until then, because I will feel things are much more official at that point. However, no matter what happens, this blog will be my place to discuss it, and so I decided there is no point in waiting. Besides, the sooner I can recruit prayers for our new little one(s), the better!
One thing my experience with Madelyn taught me is that every single day we are given with those we love is a gift. And so today I cherish the gift of the new life(or two) growing in me. And for today, I am going to revel in being 100%