Wednesday, March 21, 2012

108



Babycakes and I got home from Wimberely this past Monday, after having rented out our house for 9 nights to SXSW (South by Southwest) festival folk. The oddest thing I found upon our return? A pair of mens' boxer shorts stuffed behind a pillow on our couch. Ewww. But if that is the worst of it, I think we did OK.


BC and I are so happy to be home. We both agreed the energy was "off" during our trip- we were bickering much more than normal, and just not in the groove together. Apparently we are NOT meant to be country folk.


There might also be another reason why I was more grumpy & emotional than normal:





Holy S***.  I tested on a total whim Tuesday morning, and to my surprise there it was- a VERY strong positive smiling back at me. My reaction? Immediately crumpling to the ground in full body tingles, disbelief, and a few choked back sobs.

A total surprise, natural BFP. No interventions and with 2 cysts from last month's injectables. And with 'baked' eggs from my high body temps. Apparently "The Great Healing" earlier this month had some mad powers, and I truly think we have a miracle baby on our hands.

When I called in to Dr. Vaughn's office, the nurse sounded extremely surprised to hear the news (what? you got pregnant by yourself?), and emailed me a lab slip to get my beta numbers. I was a little nervous to see what the numbers came back at, since last December, at 14dpo, my HCG was only 28 and resulted in a chemical pregnancy.

This beta, at 12dpo?

108! An amazingly strong, healthy number (our photo prompt today is "Numbers,"so I've blended this prompt with my BFP pic). We have a fiesty fighter on our hands!

I have such a sense of calm, peace, and elated excitement all stirring within me. I am SO incredibly hopeful, given our entire journey, that this is the forever baby we'll be taking home on or around November 29th (2012- yay!) I just love that we are due around Thanksgiving- seems so appropriate.

For now, I am just going to enjoy every.single.day of being pregnant. I know there is a long road ahead, but can't help having that "meant to be" feeling surrounding this pregnancy's circumstances (almost 3 years of 'trying,' including countless IUIs, clomid, injectables, etc- then immediately after The Great Healing -BAM!).

Little One, you are SO loved and SO wanted, and I appreciate the lessons of patience & releasing control you have already taught me so much about. I promise to stay connected to my intuition & my body during this journey. Thank you for choosing us!

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Just noticed this posted at 1:08! Auspicious number indeed. Love that.

24 comments:

  1. Whoa, Congratulations! :) That is awesome news. This is my first time reading your blog, which I found from ICLW, so I look forward to reading more. Best wishes on your pregnancy!

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  2. Over from ICLW. Good luck for a boring and long pregnancy! Hope you have a fabulous Thanksgiving!

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    1. Yes, baking our own little butterball. Thanks for the good wishes!

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  3. Holy smokes this is amazing news! I'm so so so happy for you guys! And yes, enjoy every moment. You deserve it! xoxo

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    1. Thanks Belle! You are next up- I just know it. : )

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  4. Soo thrilled! Enjoy every second!!

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    1. Thanks Jules!! I am pretty over the moon.

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  5. Wow, stumbled upon your blog today from ICLW and your post gave me so much hope! Congratulations!

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    1. Thank you! That is the entire reason I created the blog- I had found other women's stories that started with infertility & ended with babies, and they gave me so much hope.

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  6. Congratulations on your wonderful surprise! I hope the coming weeks bring you lots of high beta numbers!

    ICLW #61

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  7. Hi from ICLW. What a wonderful surprise! Wishing you a long and healthy pregnancy!

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  8. How freaking awesome!!! I am soo happy for you and yes, what a great Beta number :)

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    1. We are quite tickled. Go miracle baby, go!

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  9. What a wonderful surprise! Many congratulations to you! Here's hoping your Thanksgiving baby beats all the odds (I myself am a Thanksgiving baby - November 22 - so will be sending up extra special thoughts for you)!

    ICLW #57

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  10. How awesome! I hope this year ends with a baby in your arms!!!

    Happy ICLW!

    #88

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  11. Happy ICLW!

    First timer here, so great to 'meet' you to great news. Hope all continues to go well.

    Best wishes,

    Casey

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  12. What great ICLW news to read! Congratulations on your Little One and best wishes for the rest of this pregnancy :)

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  13. Woohooooo!!! This is so exciting! Here's hoping the numbers go up and up!

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  14. Jules,

    We are so thrilled and hopeful for you and BC!Looking forward to the upcoming months!

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  15. Here from ICLW! WOW! I am loving the whole 108 thing...auspicious, indeed! Congratulations!

    ICLW #109 (darn! one digit off...lol)

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