Thursday, November 21, 2013

Walking Deeper Into The Woods

This month is almost gone and I have much to be thankful for.  Yesterday I started by thanking God.  He deserves as much credit as any person that helped me on this journey and then some.  Second is my cat, Bugsy, who helped me get through the two week wait.

Well okay I guess my husband does deserve some credit to but he is so full of stress from his job right now that he isn't that supportive until yesterday.  Yesterday changed our lives.

Yesterday I had my first good thing happen during all the years that J and I have been trying to conceive with dual infertility.  I finally got a Beta above zero.  Now I just have to deal with all my other health issues including the wonky thyroid.

Beta was 224 and the TSH was 3.5.

I have to up my synthroid to 75 mcg.

Fingers crossed that tomorrow's second Beta will bring a number double to the first.

Oh and friends, I ask of you this, please promise me that you won't tell anyone in J's family about the pregnancy.  He wants to wait until he is ready to tell his parents; probably Christmas when I'm closer to the end of the first trimester.  So don't mention it on my fb page if you know me there either, please.

The longest I've ever been pregnant, that was way before I met J and back when I married the first time, was 10 weeks 6 days.  I know that I'll end up on bed rest eventually since I have high blood pressure that is difficult to control even with being on a high dose taken twice daily.  I'm going to have to be careful.  Maybe some of you will recall that I had a heart attack in March of 2009.  Yes, this is risky but it is what we want.

Finally some really good news from my blog to share with all of you on the first day of ICLW.


41 comments:

  1. OMG Congrats!!!! I am hopeful for you!!!

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    1. If all goes well with tomorrow's beta my first ultrasound will be less than 2 weeks away.

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  2. Congrats! Hope the bean or beans stick!

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  3. Ummmmm, the first betas for my sets of twins were 265 and 266. If this was the first beta, you were aiming for around 50, right? And you're over 200? Ummmmmmm.......Nope, I'm not sayin nuthin.

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    1. Yeah, about that, J is so hoping we have two and that one of each. Instant family just add 9 months of anxiety!

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  4. Congratulations!! Happy thoughts being sent your way for a positive outcome! :-)

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  5. WOOOOOT!!!! Best news I've heard in months!!!!
    Everything crossed for a healthy, uneventful pregnancy!
    I'm so happy for you guys :)

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  6. That is very good news! I also have thyroid problems, take your meds you will be ok.

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    1. I'll just have to get frequent lab work to make sure I'm on the correct dosage.

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  7. Congrats! Holding my breath for tomorrow's second beta!

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    1. Thanks Jennifer. So glad you are doing okay.

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  8. Oh Congratulations!!! I'm so happy for you! Prayers for continued good news!

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  9. um hellow THIS IS EXCITING! Congrats

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  10. This is wonderful news, Rebecca! I was getting nervous when I did not see a post from you yesterday - was hoping that you were just too delirious with happiness to post!

    Wishing you a doubling beta and a wonderful pregnancy :-)

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  11. Congrats Rebecca!!!! These are terrific news!!! You have made my day! Hoping for goods news for the upcoming 9 months. Xoxo

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  12. Congratulations!! That's awesome news. I'm saying prayers that things keep going well for you. :)

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  13. Fantastic news!!! Congrats! Hope your beta tomorrow goes well!

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  14. Congratulations! Such awesome news, I'm praying you have a wonderful pregnancy!

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  15. Wonderful, wonderful news! You deserve this. Congratulations! So great to see happy news at the start of ICLW. And I can relate to a kitty getting you through the stressful times - mine always did that for me.

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  16. YAY!!! Praying for a doubled beta!! I'm having my beta tomorrow, so maybe there will be two of us starting ICLW with BFPs!!!!

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  17. Oh my goodness, I am so excited for you! :-)

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  18. This is the news I've been waiting for. Your persistence had paid off!!! That beta is nothing to think twice about. Its fabulous! Just for your own health I secretly hope its a singleton because I know the scary outcomes of a multiples pregnancy with high BP. But whatever comes next, I wish you the absolute best. I can imagine how you feel, super happy and excited but cautious. Keep up the updates and I will wait for more good news.

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  19. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! I am soooo happy for you!! This is amazing news!!! :) Will be praying for a great second beta for you!!!!

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  20. Awesome news -- so excited for you and J!

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  21. Best wishes on your beta tomorrow. And thanks for stopping by my blog, too :)

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  22. Congratulations! What an awesome early holiday present.

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  23. YESSS!!!!!!!!!!! Huge congrats and SO MANY positive thoughts! Hoping so very much for you!

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  24. Congratulations Rebecca!!!! This is fantastic news and I'm sure you and J are filled with joy after this beta. Hoping for more good news tomorrow.

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  25. Huge congratulations, this is great news!

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  26. WOOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOO! This makes me so happy!

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  27. Omgoodness....fingers and toes crossed

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  28. congrats and Omgoodness wishing and praying everything crossed

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