Firstly, thank you so much for the sweet and comforting comments last week! It’s been a strange week since the first blood test, where the result came back a bit inconclusive. At least according to the IVF clinic who regarded the amount of pregnancy hormone (hCG) in my blood too low to be a positive. Now a week later, there are no longer any doubts!! The proof is in the numbers.
Deep down, I didn’t really have a lot of doubt. I have been feeling pregnant for sure this week. But you never know if you can trust what you feel, so we were waiting nervously for the call and my heart was pounding as I picked up the phone. The nurse sounded quite cheerful and I held my breath. And then I heard those magic words: “I’m happy to tell you, that you are definitely pregnant, congratulations!” My hCG level had shot up from 42 mIU/ml last week to 1454 mIU/ml today (day 21 past retrieval). A perfect increase! It has basically doubled every 32-33 hours on average.
Finally we got to dance around and cry with joy! And we got to call family and friends who were waiting almost as anxiously as us and tell them the best Christmas news we have ever had. It is absolutely amazing and we are still trying to take it in. After almost 6 years of trying, I am pregnant. I can hardly believe it.