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