I hope everyone had a wonderful mother's day yesterday :) First off, I'd like to say that I won the jackpot by marrying Jon. I have such a wonderful mother-in-law, Anne. She is a total rock star and we love her so very much and appreciate all she does for us.
Yesterday morning before church, I spent some time reflecting on my mom. She was such a wonderful woman. My biggest hope is that I can come close to being just like her someday. No matter what trial she faced, she always kept high spirits. She loved her family unconditionally. She loved the gospel and had an amazing relationship with her Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. One of her last journal entries said "I know my Savior lives! My heart is soaring!" Seriously, how amazing! I know she isn't here, but I know that she's looking down on us. I am still learning things from her and from the examples she set. She will always and forever be my hero :)
Onto a lighter subject... hopefully something that will make you laugh. Jon got me something for mother's day. I'm willing to bet that none of you could have guessed what he got me in a million years... are you ready to see what he got me?
Pickles. Yes. Pickles.
LOL... what a jokester. First off- I love pickles and for whatever reason- we never buy them. Ever. Jon hates them. Completely despises them. It's true love when he buys me food that he hates :) He told he that he bought them because I am not a mom yet, but that he knows I like them and that pregnant women like them too. Oh, Jon. I sure love you :)
Today is the big day. We get our hcg results and find out if we are pregnant :) It's really timely that it's so close to mother's day, don't you think? I've been debating on how I want to present the results on the blog. This blog has been my place to document parts of our infertility journey. There were times that I didn't even document any of it. However, for me, it makes it so much more bearable when I can write it out for my own sake. I'm not very good at writing in a journal and this is exactly what this blog is for me. I've developed such a support system through this blog and I really can't thank you all enough for supporting us through all of this. I realize some of you probably think we're crazy to be so open about this, but it's what we feel is best for us and we thank you for respecting that :)
Anyways, this morning I went into the doc office. The front desk girl asked me if I took an at home test and I told her my response. She smiled and told me that I'm her favorite patient :) Nice. The blood nurse (she was new) called me back and also asked me if I had taken an at home test and I told her as well. Then, as I was leaving, my favorite nurse, June came up to me and gave me a hug and told me they're rooting for us :) I was overwhelmed with gratitude for the staff. I know we are paying them for a service, but they really do go above and beyond. Now I'm at the hardest part... waiting for the phone call!! Ahh!! Hopefully because I'm their "favorite" they'll make an effort to call me sooner :) One can only hope.
Alright... so since I told the front desk girl and the blood nurse... I might as well just put it here on the blog for all to see. :) What, you really thought I was going to leave you in the dark?? I caved. I bought some preggers tests last week. Jon went with me Wednesday night to Walgreens. It was awkward because the tests were locked up in cases. We had to press a button to get someone to come and unlock the case for us. After pressing the button I hear on the intercom: "Help needed in the personal care aisle". Awesome. Then this grumpy girl came around the corner and took out a test for me and then she kept holding onto it. She asked us if we were done shopping. Not that we needed anything else, but sometimes we like to walk around Walgreens. I felt like I was buying something in the electronics department at Target lol. They hold onto it and take it to the counter until you're ready. It was just so weird. She ended up giving it to me, but I could tell she was hesitant.
Sorry, I'm rambling.. I just thought the whole thing was a little awkward.. and now funny :)
I took the test Thursday morning and also again on Saturday.
Here are the results.
The top is Thursday the 10th and the bottom is Saturday the 12th (10 and 12 days post embryo transfer).
What do you think?
This is VERY unofficial. I'm sure you all understand that. I've NEVER seen 2 lines before! I had to like pinch myself! Jon was so excited! It's a wonderful development! We are very cautiously optimistic but very excited!!! That line sure got darker on Saturday :)
Obviously, only the blood results will be completely legit. I'm expecting my blood result test to be positive today and then I expect that I'll go in on Wed. for another test to make sure my hcg levels are doubling the way they should. All fingers and toes are crossed!