Monday, May 26, 2008

Lucky #3

I have a secret.

I'm PREGNANT!! I still cannot even believe it! It's like a wonderful & amazing dream. I am actually pregnant! We are so incredibly happy.

We found out on May 15th but I've been reluctant to post about it. I am suddenly superstitious. I worry that if I put it in writing it will somehow jinx me. Silly, I know.

I took a test on Wed 5/14 and it was negative. I told Matt that I didn't think it was going to work out for us again this month. The look of disappointment on his face again made my heart ache. On Thurs 5/15 I decided to test one more time, just in case. It looked negative so I went downstairs to get my breakfast. I came back up to throw the test away before Matt arrived home from the gym. I looked at it again and saw 2 lines!! The 2nd pink line was so faint that I had to hold it up to the light to make sure that it was really there. I thought I was imagining it. Wow, it really was there. I started freaking out. I couldn't stop smiling. I didn't know what to do next. Do I wait until tomorrow to take another test before telling Matt or should I tell him today? I realized that there was no way I was going to be able to keep that from him for an entire day. I raced around & prepared to tell him.

I bought baby Penn State hat before we moved away after college, 5 years ago. Penn State is where we met, fell in love, married, and started our life together. I've kept the hat in a box for the past 5 years and Matt hadn't seen it. I wrote a note on it saying "With Love, Your baby, Arriving Jan 2009" and stuck it to the hat then I put it in a gift bag. I set our digital camera up on the counter to record video. I had the gift bag, the tests from Wed & Thurs ready to show him, and I anxiously awaited his return home from the gym.

He arrived home, clueless. I pressed record and nervously lured him into the kitchen saying that I had a gift for him. Here is the video uploaded to youtube. It came out just as I had planned. I didn't want him to see the camera at first so I stood in front of it. Then I faced him towards it and he saw it. He thought it was going to take a timed photo and did not realize that it was recording video. I LOVE his reaction. I'll never forget his facial expression. I still laugh at the part where he nearly hugs me until I say "I think so" :) Like he wasn't going to hug me if I was playing a mean joke on him. I also laugh at the part where he asks me which side of the test that I peed on. We were as excited as a kid on Christmas all day.

I took another test on Friday and the line was darker. Who am I kidding, I took a test for the next 3 days and watched the line get even darker!

I called the RE's office on Friday too. It was such a GREAT feeling to be able to say "I'm pregnant" instead of calling to set up our next treatment cycle!

My first beta (bloodwork to check HCG level) was Monday morning. The nurse's call arrived that afternoon. My HCG level was 323. My progesterone level was 23. Both within normal PREGNANCY ranges!!!

We went back to the RE on Wednesday morning for another blood test. The wait for that call was even longer. We needed to see those numbers double and they DID! This time they came in at 730! Fantastic! This was on our 3rd wedding anniversary. We were celebrating even more that night at Magnolia!

Glad to finally post my news here. Lucky #3 ... our 3rd cycle with injections & our 3rd wedding anniversary. I'll never forget how happy we are at this moment.


  1. I'm so happy for you Christina! Here's to a happy and healthy 9 well 8 more months!

  2. Reading this made me tear up...I am so happy for you and Matt!

  3. Congratulations!!! I watched the youtube video and teared up - how adorable.

    (nestie sarahlindsay)

  4. Loved the video... that was a great idea to surprise your husband! I'm on follistim cycle #2 and I hope I have your luck :)