Friday, November 7, 2008

Day 16: Moment of Truth

The clinic finally called with my test results.  Here's a transcript from the call:

Nurse:  Emily. . . how are you feeling?

Emily:  (on the verge of tears for the past 4 hours)  I don't know, you tell me.

Nurse:  Well,  you are way pregnant!  We normally like your hCG levels to be at least 100 and yours are 1228.  Those are great numbers, you are very, very pregnant.  We don't know if these high levels mean multiples, all we do know is you are nicely pregnant.

Emily:  (relief slowly taking over)  Okay, what next?

Nurse:  Well, you are 4 weeks and 2 days pregnant.  Your expected due date is July 15, 2009.  We want you back in on Monday and Thursday for more blood work.  We want to see your hCG levels doubling.  Then on November 24th we want you to come in for your first ultrasound.  We'll then know how many embryos implanted.

I'm suppose to continue taking the nightly progesterone shots and Vivelle patches for the next 2 - 3 weeks.

Folks, let me tell you, I've been handling everything relatively okay up until today (no cry-fests, no poor me moments).  The waiting this morning was harder than expected.  I did the blood work at 9:30a and then came home to wait by the phone.  I started going crazy around 12:30p--thank God they called me at 1:00p with the results.  

Now that I feel perfectly pregnant, I think I'll finally get out of bed, take a shower and go window-shopping for something pretty (yes, I allowed myself a day of sloth-ness. . . trust me, it was in societies best interest I not interact with humans this morning).

Phew!!  What a relief!!  I'm so excited and overwhelmed.  You all have been awesome supporters of Dave and I.  Your good wishes really have helped us get through this.  Much love and I'll be keeping everyone posted on the pending details.


Amanda said...


Be sure to pick out a nice girl name that goes well with HYNES!!!

I'm so frickin excited. :):)

Heaps of Huge Congratulations to you ALL!!!!


Anonymous said...

Yeah!! Andre will get cousins, and I will score some very cute little nieces and nephews out the deal!!

Auntie G (I like the way that sounds)

Trish said...

I am SO happy for you!! Tell us what Dave's reaction was!!!!! Awwwwwww! I am betting it (they) will be June 30th. I can't wait to hear all the happy news.

Meig said...

I know I talked to you and heard all about this earlier, but rereading the transcript has me all teary again! I'm so excited and hoping for twins...maybe triplets and then you can be all done in one shot. ; )

Can't wait to be an honorary Auntie!

Shannon said...

like everyone else has said I am so excited for you and thrilled that everything has worked out. It has been a long road (and don't I know it) and you are finally in the home stretch. I only wish I could be there to share every moment with you but I am only a phone call away - and always will be. I am hoping for a happy healthy Mom, Dad, and baby(ies) with much love all around! Both Brett, the boyz and I send you our continued love and support. And I continue to be more invested in this entire process that I rightfully should be. Love you all~!

Anonymous said...

mom and dad

Zoo Keeper said...

Congratulations!!! It's like reading the engine that could! Can't wait to hear "how many"!! WOW! I didn't know you could be "really" preganant" just like I didn't think such a thing as "sort of pregnant" existed!!

Good Egg Hunting said...

Congratulations! Here's to doubling hcg levels from here. So happy to read your good news.