I arrived at my appointment 30 minutes early, expecting to wait. Apparently, it wasn't very busy this morning because I had my blood taken within about 5 minutes. I was told I would be getting a phone call around 2:30 or 3:00 this afternoon.
I'd barely gotten back to my office when I had an incoming call from my clinic at 11:14am. It was Dr. W calling to wish us congratulations. "You are definitely pregnant."
She was so excited for me she couldn't wait to make the phone call. They had been waiting on pins and needles all morning at their office to know the results. She said she's pretty sure she stole the joy from the nurses because they were wanting to make that phone call to me. So happy!
I told her that I was a little scared and just hoping that it sticks. Dr. W gave me some comparisons:
First of all, the numbers they are looking for on the first beta is an HCG of 100+ and a progesterone level of 20+.
On my first go 'round of IVF in March that resulted in a chemical pregnancy, my HCG was 52 and progesterone level was 11 at my first beta. Still a positive pregnancy, but not a very strong one.
This time, my HCG is at 636!!! and my progesterone level is at 40+. I am definitely pregnant! Dr. W said we won't know for sure until we do an ultrasound at about 6.5 weeks, but there is a good possibility that both embryo's took. We may be having twins!
I have an appointment for a second beta this Wednesday. I can't wait!
To be honest, it all feels a little surreal right now. I am beyond excited, but I am also a little scared at the same time. Now, I have some decisions to make. Our high school softball season will be starting in just 2 months. I'm not sure I should be coaching. I have been coaching for 20 years. That is a very difficult thing to give up. I'm not sure I need to, but....I don't want to do ANYTHING that could potentially be a risk factor. I have until after the first of the year to make a decision for high school ball. I'm going to wait until at least after that first ultrasound because, God forbid, what if there is no heartbeat. That thought scares the crap out of me. We were worried about getting pregnant, and now I'm worried about staying pregnant!
Then, we have our tournament team. The majority of that season is every weekend June through the first week of August. I obviously would be very limited during that time as the due date will be somewhere between the end of July/beginning of August. Hubby, who is the "Head" Coach for this team, is questioning if we need to find another coach. The baby would be coming right around the week of the National tournament. I told him we needed to not do anything too drastic right now, as we don't know what the next few months will bring.
If we were younger, and we didn't have the IF problems that we do, this wouldn't be such a difficult decision. It wouldn't be quite so scary. I wouldn't be afraid to be out on the softball field, doing what I normally do 10 months out of every year. But knowing this is basically our last shot at this, we don't want to do anything to mess it up!
Well, it's a very good dilemma to have. I am so glad we have a reason to have to think about it. Right now, I am just going to relish in the fact that I am officially pregnant!!!