Last night after exhausting myself running all over town getting "stuff done" including taxes sent off, and attending a couple boring meetings, I fell asleep on my couch. I awoke just in time to take my pregnancy test over to my friend's house, for her and her husband to "pronounce" upon. They are also TTC and were quite certain it was negative. Somehow I was not in the slightest bit concerned.
This morning I did another test, and it looked a little more convincing. So much so that I showed it to a random girl in the parking lot, before my Beta. She glanced for just one second and said "CONGRATULATIONS". For the first time since starting this TTC journey I felt Amazingly HAPPY.
I was at the airport when the nurse called to confirm, my BFP. She actually said I should not be going out of town, because they have to do 3 more tests at two day intervals. (Well thanks for telling me ahead of time!). I told her there would surely be plenty of time to worry about numbers when I get home. I certainly don't want to miss my vacation, because I have to stay home and "worry". If there is a problem I can deal with it when I can actually use "sick days" not Vacation days!
For now it seems my progesterone is good at 58 (have no idea what this means) and HCG OK at 38 or 34. (Nurse said it was a little low, but then we tested a little early). Have decided not to worry about this - because I could clearly see a stronger test line from yesterday till today.
Turns out my Mom called me 5 times to see if I had the news (after acting cool as a cucumber all day yesterday). So the whole world (around me) rejoices! A strange man bought me a drink at the airport (I didn't have the right change) and I got upgraded to first class. I just can't believe it all. Perhaps things will just fall into place easily for this baby?
Extraordinarily, it seems that three out of four of my (smartest) friends, can't read a simple pregnancy test! One line or two - not so simple! But then I really do think the test is CRAP. Sitting in my first class seat, I texted as many people as I could think of before the plane took off!
I realize its only 50% chance that this pregnancy makes it (as I am 40), but I am determined to enjoy every single second of it while it lasts! And I am just loving enjoying my first day Knowing I am PREGNANT
Ok now for advice - Can I swim in the ocean (Caribbean) - feels perhaps a tad cooler / or like a swimming pool. Not cold once you are swimming? Nurse said, sort of no "you shouldn't even be out of town"
Can I eat soy protein?
What about a little gentle yoga - standing on head ? (for 30 seconds - is all I can do before I get wobbly)?
Ok, so now I got my BFP, I am throwing the bouquet. Next persons TTC reading this (who leave a message) get simply TONS of baby sparkles!
Post Script - Either the Dr Uncommunicative hates me - or her nurse hates that I'm taking a vacation - I just received the following "Your beta hcg level was 38.4, Estradiol- 425, and Progesterone- 58.0. You will need to call us with a return
date so that we can schedule a repeat blood test as soon as possible. Dr. Uncommunicative does feel that you may be at risk for early bleeding and potential miscarriage. Please, feel free to call us with any questions or concerns, congratulations" What kind and caring and helpful people!