It has been quite a morning! I decided to go to the LSU health center to have my blood drawn this morning, because we’re on the LSU insurance and it would be covered at the clinic. So I got there as soon as they opened at 8:00, had a nice conversation with the doctor who also struggled with infertility (it’s amazing how many people really go through this), and then went back and had my blood drawn. Well, after I got my blood drawn they told me that they may not be able to get the results until Monday! What?! I explained that it was very important that ccrm get the results today and they said they would try but couldn’t guarantee it. Ugh! So I immediately emailed my nurse and asked her what I should do. She told me to try to get it done somewhere else because if its positive they’ll need me to get it done again on sunday or monday to make sure it’s doubling. So I had go call the RE that I first went to (the same one who was so rude at my baseline ultra sound and they were nice enough to let me come in as long as I got there before 10:00 because they close at noon on Fridays. It was 9:30 when I called and I live at least 20 minutes from his office. So I jumped in my car, while emailing Julie to fax an order to them. I made it at 9:59! Whew! Luckily they were actually really nice to me and the doctor was asking how everything went as in how many eggs they got, etc. So all in all it ended up being okay – $180 later. But hey, that’s money that I’m willing to spend I suppose. It’s annoying because it is free at the lsu clinic, but oh well! Regardless of what ccrm needs me to do, there’s just no way I would be able to wait until Monday to hear the results – I would go insane!
Okay so I know y’all are dying to know – I just got the results as I was typing this. I’m pregnant! My beta was 79. They like to see it about 50 so that’s good. My progesterone is 28 and they like to see that above 6, so that’s awesome! I’ll go back in on Monday to have my levels checked again and make sure my beta is doubling. I am still in complete shock and completely worried that something’s going to go wrong. We just aren’t used to getting good news!
On a side note, for all of you friends who read my blog. Please don’t tell anyone unless they flat out ask you. We know a lot of people know what we’ve been going through and people are curious so if they know and ask, then by all means you can tell them. But we’re not going to make any big announcements until after the first trimester. There are so many things that can go wrong that we just don’t want to risk it. We’re going to tell our immediate families, and close friends who know that we did IVF, but no one else.
Please keep the prayers coming for our little peanut or peanuts! And thanks for all of the support. I really think it has made all of the difference! Lots of love to all of you!
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