Monday, September 13, 2010

What a Rollercoaster!

The last 5 days have been such a rollercoaster of emotions. 

Last time we talked, I was 10 dpiui.  I went against most people's advice and tested last Wednesday morning.  Mr. MBC was adamant that he be the one to actually look at the test.  So I got up, POAS and got in the shower.  I waited and waited and waited - in all actuality it was probably only 2 or 3 minutes.  Then Mr. MBC came into the bathroom and started analyzing the pee stick and the instructions.  Then he said "Looks positive to me."  After almost a year and half of POAS, I took a little convincing.  The line was light, but definitely there.

Thursday morning, I tested again.  The line was darker and showed up almost immediately.  Mr. MBC and I left home and headed to Dr. L's office for my beta.  Around lunch time, I got the phone call that my numbers were "very good".  Beta = 101, Progesterone = 43.  That's when it really hit me - I'm pregnant!

Friday and Saturday were uneventful.  Friday was a super busy day for me at work.  Left home before 7:00 am and didn't get home until 10:30 pm.  Saturday, Mr. MBC and I ran some errands and then had a lazy day.  I was having some cramping both days, but nothing significant.  Saturday night the cramps became more intense.  I just chalked the pain up to residual cysts from the Folli.stim.  Before going to bed, I told Mr. MBC not to wake me up on Sunday morning because I planned on sleeping in.

Sunday morning I woke up around 5:00 with major cramps.  I tossed and turned for about an hour and then got up and got on the couch.  Around 8:30 I went to the bathroom and there it was - blood on the toilet paper.  TMI was brown, not red so I knew that was the better of the two.  Immediately, I called Dr. L's office.  The on-call nurse called me back and told me spotting was normal as was the cramping.  She adivsed me to take Tyle.nol as needed for the pain and to call back if the spotting got worse (or red).  The spotting stopped around noon yesterday.  Even though I know it's normal, I was still thinking the worst.

I didn't sleep at all last night.  Analyzing every twinge, pain, etc.  I went in this morning to have repeat bloodwork.  I also had a urinalysis done because apparently spotting and cramping can indicate a UTI (who knew??).  My bloodwork showed that my beta is up to 579 and progesterone is up to 57.3.  "Great rises" according to my nurse.  No word on the urinalysis.  Right now, no news is good news.

So, I guess it's official!  Mr. MBC and I are expecting in May. 


  1. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! Sorry for the little scare, but this is just wonderful news!!! Woohoo!!!!! :)

  2. Oh that is such exciting news!! Congrats!

  3. Oh YAY! I'm still trying to catch up on my blogs and just saw that you posted this wonderful news. Congratulations! This gives me hope for my next IUI.


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