Okay, I realize I'm a slacker when it comes to posting these days. I'll also admit that I haven't read a blog in a month or two. Yes, I know. I'm terrible! :) I just can't keep up these days. There's too much going on (and too much farming to do over on Facebook!).
But I'm sure you'll forgive me. That's what I love about my bloggy friends. Also, I have a good reason for being distracted lately. I'm sure most of you have heard already, but in case you haven't, I have some big news! I AM PREGNANT! Yes, I know this is a shocker. But it's true.
I was convinced it was never going to happen, so I'm still in shock and a little pre-occupied. But we are also very excited. We have been trying for 3 years with no success. Even fertility treatments with all the great drugs (*note the sarcasm here*) and IUI (insemination) didn't work. We were just getting ready to do in-vitro (which is about the most expensive thing in the world) when it happened. I had taken a few months (or maybe 6) off from treatments, because I just needed a break.
I know that everyone says that these things happen when you stop thinking about them, but really that's not true. You never STOP thinking about them. Every month you wonder and hope and pray you are pregnant. And every month it turns out that you have to try again. A positive pregnancy test was a real shocker this time.
I had felt tired right after I conceived (and had no idea I was pregnant). One evening I couldn't get off the couch. Then I went to bed early, slept 10 hours, got up the next morning and was still tired! Thankfully that didn't continue forever. But a week later I was so tired I had to take a break while vacuuming the couch. I knew my period was due any day, so I decided to pee on a stick, just so that I could see the negative result, stop thinking about it, and get up off my lazy butt. But it was positive. Barely.
The line was light blue. In fact, my husband didn't believe it. He used to work for a company that sold those things, and he knows they are not very accurate. But I told him that it had never even been the slightest bit blue EVER before. I tried again the next morning. Still blue. So I called the fertility office, and had them fax over an order for a blood test to the lab. I got blood drawn that morning and had the results around noon. I was sitting at work at the nurses' station and had to leave and run to the nurses' lounge for privacy. I immediately called Jerrod, and I think we both were in total shock.
I had another blood test 2 days later to make sure the numbers doubled like they were supposed to. Then a few weeks later (last Tuesday) I had my first ultrasound at the fertility clinic. The baby didn't look like much more than a blob on the screen yet, but we could see the little beating heart, which made me cry. We started telling people this weekend, and now I think practically the whole world knows. We have our first doctor's appointment in a week and a half, which will fly by I'm sure.
At this point, I'm at 8 1/2 weeks, which is SO silly, because technically the first two weeks that they count are before you even ovulate, but oh well. I'm due in early November. I am still really nervous, but everyone keep your fingers crossed, say a prayer (or 10), and keep us in your thoughts!