Monday, August 31, 2015

Embryo Adoption :: Blood Pregnancy Test

Today is the day for which we have waited. After praying for a baby for 3 years {almost to the day}, walking the hard road of infertility, and saying goodbye to 4 babies, we finally got the news for which we have long prayed.

When the doctors said we had less than a 1% chance of conceiving on our own, and especially after losing 2 of our adopted babies after our first FET, and 2 more in the thawing process, I wasn't sure if we would ever see a positive pregnancy test. But in God's grace and power, and through the gift of embryo adoption, we received the official confirmation from the blood pregnancy test that we are, in fact, pregnant. BEST. news. ever.  :)

We are still cautiously excited about our news, as we are still in a very critical stage. I will go back for more testing on Wednesday to be sure that my beta numbers are increasing as they should, and that our babies are growing strong and healthy. But today, our God heard our cries and showed His continued faithfulness. We are pregnant!!! :)

How far along? 4 weeks, 3 days
Beta Number: 53 {low, but it just has to double}
Days since transfer: 12 days {those extra 2 days of waiting to find out were SO hard!!}
Meds: stopped taking Cabergoline; day 38 of Estrace; day 19 of progesterone in oil {PIO}
Total weight gain: 0
Maternity clothes? WAY too early :)
Sleep: I barely slept at all last night, in anticipation of our testing this morning
Best moment of the week: having the doctor confirm that we are pregnant...something for which we have prayed for 1,095 days! Oh yes...I have been counting!
Miss anything? nope
Cravings: no cravings
Symptoms: I really don't feel any different; I feel pretty normal. No symptoms yet, other than being tired from the progesterone.
Looking forward to: hearing that our beta numbers doubled appropriately, and finding out if both embies made it


Size of baby? about the size of a poppy seed {teeny tiny}
Development: already growing the cell layers that are the beginnings of the nervous system, hair, skin, GI tract, pancreas, liver, thyroid, skeleton, blood system, connective tissue, urogenital system, and muscles...nothing much ;)
Heartbeat: too soon
Movement: too soon
Gender predictions? we're just hoping for 2 healthy babies!

**This post was written at 4 Weeks + 3 days, but was not published until after we made our official announcement for our second pregnancy. I back-dated to the actual day so we could have all of this for our own records and memories.**

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