because I'm PREGNANT!!!
I got my beta results from the doctor yesterday! The conversation went like this:
RE office: Hi, this is Amy from Dr. M's office, how are you?
Me: (thinking, I know who you are, get to the point) Fine.
Amy: How are you feeling?
Me: fine (okay, why stall?)
Amy: Have you been taking a lot of home pregnancy tests?
Me: No, I haven't taken any.
Amy: Well, good, cause . . . you're pregnant!!! And I can't believe you made me wait until 3:30 to call you!
Then, I ask what the beta number is and Amy says, "Well, that's something I wanted to talk to you about. Usually we like to see the number around 100 (so I'm thinking, great, it's a low number), but yours is at 347! That could mean that you have an embryo with strong hormones, or, it could mean that there are two in there!" I said that I didn't care, I was just so happy that it worked.
It was so neat to hear how happy my Dr.'s office was for me. It seemed as if they had all been waiting on baited breath to tell me. I know that my case was discussed often at the RE's office, because I was a "tough egg to crack". So, I imagined that they all gathered around and congratulated their work and my success! At least that's how I like to picture it.
So, after I got the news, I drove to Chris' work to tell him in person. He was expecting a phone call from me, so he was quite shocked to see me show up. He said he didn't know if I was there for good news or bad, but I finally said, "It worked!" He didn't show much emotion, but I think he's still in shock. He said he's trying to be cautiously optimistic, which I understand, because there are A LOT more milestones to cross before we can rest assured that this is really happening! But, at least it WORKED!! I've NEVER been pregnant before. This is the farthest I've ever gotten in the fertility process.
After I met up with Chris, we drove to his parents' house, and caught them just as they were about to walk out the door. My brother-in-law and sister-in-law were both their with their twins as well (they live with Chris' parents for now). Chris told them the news and I think they were in a bit of disbelief at first too! My sister-in-law started squealing and making all kinds of plans for our children to have play dates and such, which was fun. It was so neat to hear their excitement. They were headed out to meet Chris' grandfather at Cracker Barrel for dinner, so we decided to tag along. It took about 4 tries to tell Chris' grandpa the news, as he had to keep turning up his hearing aid. He asked if it was natural, and I said "no." So, he said, "oh, you're adopting then?" And, rather than try to explain it to him we decided to go with, "no, it's natural."
My mom was coming back in town on a flight at 8:30, so we decided to go over to my parents' house to wait for them. We parked up the street so that they wouldn't see our car, and then we let ourselves into their house to wait. It took a while before they even noticed us sitting on the couch, but when they did, they still didn't know anything was up. I hadn't told my mom when my beta was scheduled, so she didn't know that I knew. I handed her a pregnancy test that I bought just before hand and said, "Happy Birthday!" (Her birthday is today) She said, "What is this?" Then she threw it across the table and started squealing and stomping. I wish I had caught it on video, but of course we were so caught up in the moment we forgot to record it. My dad was in the background going, "What? What?!" They were so excited. This will be their first grandchild/children.
So, here we go! Hold on for the ride to baby town! I'm keeping this baby in there no matter what. I'm telling her/him they can't go anywhere! They have to stick around!