Tuesday, June 30, 2009
WE ARE PREGNANT!!!!!!!!! It's so hard to even believe, but it's true! I will tell the whole story, but first let me tell you how amazingly blessed we feel! The Lord has been SO good to us! We have been trying to conceive for almost 2 years now, and we have been faithfully (though not always easily) relying on the Lord to provide for us in His timing. We give ALL the glory to the Lord for this amazing blessing!
So, here's the story....
I had taken a few pregnancy tests this month (way too early) and had started to get discouraged. On Wednesday night (June 24) I had just taken another pregnancy test, which was negative, and was really upset. Brian and I spent some time in the Word together (which we don't always do on a regular basis) and then got down on our knees and begged the Lord for a baby! We ultimately asked Him for His will to be done. Well, the next morning, I woke up at 4:30am and took another pregnancy test. I looked at it rather quickly, saw that it was negative, and went back to sleep, disappointed. Then, when I woke up at 6:30am, I grabbed the test off the counter and started to really look closely (as I always do). I thought I saw something...but just wasn't sure. I ran downstairs and said to Brian, "Do you see something on this or am I just starting to see things?" He too thought he saw "something" but we just weren't sure. He told me to immediately take another one. Well, the same thing happened...there was something there, but we just weren't sure. We were certainly a little excited because there had never been a question about if it might be positive in the past 2 years of trying. But, we were also cautiously optimistic.
We both went to work and then when I got home, I took another test. There was a line...still VERY light, but it was there. I immediately called the doctor's office to see if they could get me in to confirm the pregnancy. Then I called Brian to tell him to meet me at the doctor's office in a few hours. I took another pregnancy test at the doctor's office and it was also positive (although very light). The doctor laughed at me when I told him I had already taken 3 tests at home. He said, "You've gotten 4 positive pregnancy tests today. What more do you want?" HAHA I said, "When you have been trying for as long as we have, it takes some convincing!" I also had my blood levels checked to confirm pregnancy.
We spent the night in shock! We went out to dinner to celebrate and even stopped at Babies R' Us to buy a little something for the baby (a blanket, some bibs, and a picture frame to hold the ultrasound pics). That night, I woke up at about 1am to pee (that's a pregnancy symptom that is hard for me to get used to) and it really hit me! I was pregnant! I ended up waking Brian up because I was scared. Of course, his first concern was if everything was okay with the baby. I said that it was nothing to do with that...I was just scared of getting morning sickness! HAHA So silly, I know! But that was my biggest fear that night. After talking to Brian, he calmed me down and I was able to get back to sleep.
On Friday, I took another pregnancy test, which was brighter! :) I also got my blood levels back. My hcg (the pregnancy hormone) was 41. This was a little on the low side, but consistent with an early pregnancy...and it was definitely early!
On Saturday, I started having some brown spotting. That REALLY scared us!! I couldn't call the doctor since it was Saturday, so all I could do was lay around for the whole weekend and pray. It was a scary weekend, that's for sure. But I knew that since I wasn't seeing any red blood and wasn't having any cramping, things should be okay. On Monday morning, we went into the doctor's office to get some more blood drawn and to talk with the doctor. She was not really concerned, which was a relief.
We just got the blood levels back today and my Hcg has shot up from 41 to 492! And my progesterone is now 79! The doctor even asked me if I was taking any progesterone supplements, because she had never seen a level so high! :) Isn't it amazing how the Lord works! I was so scared for the whole weekend, and now He has shown me how in control He is! I know I should never worry, as He is in complete control, but sometimes that is easier said then done.
I am now in the middle of my 5th week of pregnancy and feeling great....so far! :) Of course, I still dread the thought of morning sickness, but ultimately I want a healthy baby and will do whatever it takes to get there. I know that the Lord won't give me more than I can handle!
As of right now, our due date is somewhere between March 3-7, 2010. Our first ultrasound will be on July 17th! We can't wait! :)
Please be praying for our little peanut!