That's right. We found out on New Year's eve! It's probably the best late Christmas gift I've ever got! 2 years and 1 month after our first time trying! It has been a long emotional road, but I couldn't be happier than I am right now!--- that is until I see this little one and hold it in my arms!
My last post I wrote about having to do IVF to get pregnant and it being a year long wait. I was completely discouraged. Justin and I both felt like maybe God was closing the door for us to have our own so we began the adoption process. We submitted our paperwork and actually still have an appt for Jan 10. I think I will probably cancel it now since God has clearly closed those doors--for now!
This last month I started my new treatment which consisted of progesterone, clomid, follistim, and HCG. We actually weren't going to try this month because we were going on vacation and with this new medicine you have to have shots and ultrasounds on specific cycle days. I emailed my doctor and told her that we'd start fresh the beginning of the year. The day she replied was the day I started my cycle on my own! Completely surprised and shocked since I haven't actually had one on my own in a while (at least 3 or 4 months and before that 5 years!) It also happened to be the last day before we'd run out of time to complete the medicines before leaving on our vacation. I was rejoicing because I just knew that God was doing something big! Everything went as smoothly as it could. I was able to take most of the medicine before leaving, but Justin did have to give me the HCG the day after we left. He was a sport about it and did it without it even hurting a little bit. Within 24-36 hours of the shot I would ovulate (for the first time since starting this journey) I took a couple pregnancy tests to see if I was and sure enough I was! I also tested for about 10 days after that to see how long the HCG lasted in my system. On Christmas Eve I tested negative so I really thought I wasn't pregnant... even though I would be just a week post-implantation.
We went about the next week as if I wasn't pregnant and just enjoyed being with family. It was always in the back of my mind, but I honestly thought it wouldn't happen with all the things going against us.
At 7:30am on New Years Eve I got up to go to the bathroom and to test. It immediately came back positive! I just kept saying "oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh". I debated waiting to tell Justin right away, but I couldn't keep it in. Shortly after Elijah woke up and we told him the news! He immediately asked for a brother and a sister. I just couldn't believe it! We were in shock and just amazed at how great our God is. We had so many people praying for us this time, people we didn't even know.
My due date is September 5, 2011. That is unless we are having more than one which is possible, but we don't know for sure yet. I will hopefully know for sure the end of this week.
Justin and I give all the glory and praise to the Lord. The last two years have certainly been full of ups and downs both mentally and emotionally, but we are grateful for the extra time we've had with Elijah as well as the extra time to really unite as a family. We can't wait to meet this little blessing(s). I am trying very hard to enjoy this entire process.
Thank you to everyone who has prayed for us and for this little blessing. We ask you continue to pray for a healthy, event-free pregnancy.