Waiting on a Miracle

Friday, November 12, 2004


Well, I am ashamed to admit that I couldn't keep my word on not testing, but I want this blog to be an accurate depiction of my journey, so here is the run down of the past 72 hours.

Tuesday Night 11/9 (6dp5dt = 6 days past the 5 day transfer) -- After deciding NOT to use any hpts, I decide it is a good idea to use an OPK. WTF was I thinking? I wanted to see if peeing on an OPK would give me a dark line & then I wouldn't have to worry about doing an HPT. Well, this insane idea left me crying hysterically! The second line came up, but not as dark as the control line. My husband thought I was crazy & I had to explain that I peed on an OPK & not an HPT because he was confused with the 2 lines being there. He was ready to kill me because I wasn't using the test for its "intended purpose". He actually convinced me to us an HPT in the morning.

Wednesday Morning 11/10 (7dp5dt)-- I wake up early & pee on the HPT. A faint positive comes up. This gives me a renewed hope, however I am VERY cautious because it could be residule hcg from the trigger shot. I still have no symptoms, but just a sense of hope that the cycle isn't over (like I felt the night before).

Wednesday Afternoon -- After school, I decide that I held my pee for several hours, so I wanted to see if the test got darker. Am I on crack? I pee on the stick & it is about the same color as it was in the morning.

Thursday Morning 11/11 (8dp5dt)-- I wake up early to pee, so I decide to use the last of my FRE 3 pack. The line comes up a bit darker. I am still very weary that this actually worked. I still had no symptoms, except I couldn't stop peeing all day. I must have peed between every class. On my way home from work, I stopped at Target to buy another 3 pack.

Friday Morning 11/12 (9dp5dt) -- I couldn't sleep all night. I kept tossing & turning. I was up before my alarm went off at 4:30 AM. I decided to take one more test and this time it is slightly darker, but barely. I went in for my beta & see my favorite nurse. She told me she was going to call me as soon as she found something out. I stopped by my sister's house before going to school & it was there I got the call at 8:00 AM. The nurse said, "You did it!" My beta was 177 at 9dp5dt. She was happy with my numbers but told me she would call again later after the doctor had a chance to look at them. (She called back & all is well.)

I am in utter shock that I am actually pregnant again. I don't have many symptoms of my own right now except for peeing.....everything else is the progesterone shots. I have to go back on Sunday for my repeat beta & I pray it doubles. I am trying to take this pregnancy with a new attitude, rather than my TYPE A personality. Everything is out of my hands, so I am just going to try to "enjoy" being pregnant! (We shall see how long I can keep this up!) I am just so happy that I passed one more step! There is a HUGE road ahead of me & I am going to either stay on it or get booted off....and it is totally out of my control. If it is meant to be...it will be!

I am so thankful to God that so far, this cycle worked! I can't thank you all enough for all your luv & support! I don't want to get mushy on you all, but I truly feel blessed to have a wonderful support network. Well, take care & best wishes to all!!!


  • At 7:21 PM, Blogger Patty said…

    Ms Cara I am so damned happy for you! IVF is truely a miracle. Your numbers sound awesome and I will be praying for doubling for you. Who knows...ya may have a double bun in the oven. Keep us posted and hang on as the rollercoaster just left the station. I have a feeling this will be it for ya though. You have a lot in your favor with the prescreening and careful watch of all your doctors. Hip hip hooray...Cara is PREGNANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • At 8:08 PM, Blogger Crista said…

    Tears of joy, Cara, tears of JOY.

    Now I'm turning my infamous phrase on you...

    THIS ONE (or two or three) IS (are) GONNA STICK!!!! :)


  • At 10:51 PM, Blogger Janet said…

    I only have a quick second, my mom is lurking about, but I just had to say:


    What a fantabulous turn of events! I have been thinking about you so much, and stalking your blog endlessly, waiting for any kind of news...you sly little devil and your closet testing!!!! HA HA!!!

    Congrats my friend, the biggest and largest, most suffocating of hugs, and huge ass tears of joy for you.

    Love you!!!!!

  • At 5:59 AM, Blogger Zeeks said…

    So incredibly excited for you. What an absolute miracle. I guess all your hard work, tests, and hormones have paid off! You've won the grand prize!!! Congrats and best wishes for a VERY happy pregnancy. ((((HUGS))))

  • At 8:05 AM, Blogger Summer Girl said…

    That is such awesome news! I am so flippin excited... and like Christine (and you always say) THIS ONE IS GONNA STICK (or two or three.... how cool would it be if a sista had TWINS or TRIPLETS!!) WOOOOOOOOOOOHHOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!

  • At 9:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Great news! Congrats!

    ~Brooklyn Girl

  • At 3:08 PM, Blogger Cara said…

    I am so HAPPY for you, I bet you have more than one sticky bean in there with your fabulous betas!!! You so deserve this wonderful miracle!!!
    Cara M

  • At 5:59 PM, Blogger Lynn said…

    Congratulations Cara!! I'm glad all the needle poking has a big "+" result! I'm so thrilled for you. Enjoy this pregnancy...you've earned it!

    Luv ya,

  • At 5:45 PM, Blogger Pamwilliams said…

    I'm 8dp5dt and I have gotten 2 bfp on a hpt!!! Beta on Monday! !!


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