Beta #2, drawn on 8/21/17, was 590. An excellent rise! My progesterone and estradiol levels were also looking good, so I was told to stop taking Estrace, but to continue the progesterone 3X a day. So it will be an existence of panty liners, vaginal suppositories, and no sex until our ultrasound on 9/11.
To say we are excited is the understatement of the year. We are in pure disbelief and quite frankly wondering how we got here. I mean, we know painfully well what we did to get here, but after suffering through 5 long years of infertility, saying “I’m pregnant” seems unnatural, but unbelievably welcome, on every level.
We are cautious though. That scan on 9/11 will hopefully show a heartbeat, and I’m not breathing easily until then. We haven’t told anyone we even did a cycle so definitely no one knows we were successful. I don’t even want to think about telling people until I see a heartbeat.
However I am not cautious in every way – I bought a couple baby items online today. I couldn’t help myself. I hope I didn’t jinx it.
I don’t remember enough to thank God, to try to humbly divert any excitement or gratitude His way. I’m not sure why He chose to lead us through the valley for years on end before executing a textbook, straightforward IVF cycle resulting in 10 frozen embryos and a pregnancy. But I am THANKFUL, and taking it day by day, and trying to put my trust in him.