Is This for Real?

Holy cow, guys…37 comments?! Thank you so much for your prayers and good wishes. I still can’t believe it’s real. I had to check the pee stick again this morning to make sure it hadn’t changed (it hadn’t).

But, it’s true. I got the official call from the doctor about half an hour ago. My beta level is 129, and while she says it’s not definitive, she says it looks like I’m having a singleton. While I am more happy than I can ever express, I am sad that one of the babies didn’t make it.

Last night was surreal. We were both ready to wait until this morning, but after work, I started getting really antsy and I just had this “feeling” that I should go ahead and test. So, Joe picked up the tests on his way home, and I once again poas. He made me wait TWO WHOLE MINUTES before looking at it, and when we saw it, we both turned away and then looked again. Joe said, “Does that say what I think it does??” and I replied with, “I don’t know…where’s the ‘not’??”


I stared at it all night, expecting it to switch back to “not pregnant”, but it didn’t. I still can’t believe it. Wow. According to an IVF Web site, I was exactly four weeks along yesterday — perfect timing to take my first belly picture!

belly shot -- 1 month

On Saturday, I go back for my second blood test to make sure my beta number doubles. Then, two weeks from tomorrow, I have my first ultrasound! That will also be the day I swap progesterone shots for suppositories, which I can’t decide is a good or bad thing. I’ll stay on progesterone and estrogen patches for the next six weeks. Hopefully by then this will all have sunken in!

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Hi! Iā€™m a wife to a wonderful husband, mom to a beautiful and active (to put it lightly) kiddo, and fur-mom to 3 crazy cats. Iā€™m a former journalist. I quit my full time job two years ago. Now, I am a freelance writer and a virtual assistant for several bloggers!

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  1. Joe says:

    Which ones are suppositories? Oh…right. And you say I’m a pain in the butt! šŸ™‚

  2. Ashley says:

    I LOVE seeing other peoples’ BFPs. Congratulations!

  3. Kelly says:

    šŸ™‚ Yay yay yay! Congrats, Cady and Joe!

  4. Hannah says:

    I am so excited for you both! You’ll both be wonderful parents. šŸ™‚

  5. Kami says:

    AHHHHHHHHHHHH, I had no idea!!!! I hate it that I can not follow your blog!!! I am so happy for you honey! Congratulations!!!! I hope I follow right behind you!


  6. heidikins says:

    Um, LOVE Joe’s comment! That’s klassic!

    Congrats again chica, I am so very excited for you and Joe!


  7. Lisanne says:

    I think that Joe should have to take a suppository, too! LOL!!! šŸ™‚ Just kidding, Joe!

    It’s WONDERFUL that the blood test confirmed the result. SO happy for you guys!!! I picked you up a little something today at the store and will mail it soon.

    You just made my day today!!!

  8. Erin says:


    congratulations. i am SO happy for you!

  9. connie says:

    SO excited for you guys! I’ll tell you something that I did w/each of my pregnancies that you may want to do~I saved & framed all my pregnancy tests & wrote the dates on the back of them.

  10. Lindsey says:

    Congrats! that’s awesome!!!

  11. Nancy says:

    Wow! congrats!!!

    Your beta is awesome! My betat at 11dp3dt was only 15. I tranferred 4 embryos and my one little late implanter was my miracle baby (and he’s sleeping right behind me right now – he’s 11 weeks old!)

    Good luck on your journey šŸ™‚ And I wouldn’t discount “just” a singleton pregnancy just yet.

  12. Carrie says:

    WOO FREAKING HOO! I am so happy for you and your husband– this is thrilling news! I can’t wait to hear about your ultrasound soon. Keep us posted. šŸ™‚


    PS- thanks for stopping by and cheering on my OHSS-self!


  13. nanette says:

    WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! Congrats, congrats, congrats!

    Here’s to a happy and healthy 9 months for ya!

  14. Leslie says:

    I’ve been following your blog for awhile, but never commented, but I just had to say congratulations to the both of you!!! Yay!!!

  15. jae says:

    Yay!! Congratuations, Cady!! What wonderful news for you. šŸ™‚ ~j

  16. Ben says:

    I think I see a little bump already…. šŸ˜‰

  17. Mandy says:

    I love the belly shot! Can’t wait to see you at 9 months!!

  18. alyndabear says:

    So cool! šŸ˜€

  19. Faith says:

    So exciting!!! Congratulations to you both.

  20. Shannon says:

    so when does that make you due? November-ish?

  21. Barbara says:

    I’m so happy for both of you…That is the best news I’ve heard today. Congratulations!

  22. L says:


  23. Michele Lane says:

    Hey there.. I have been lurking for some time.. following your “saga”. I am so excited for you! Congratulations. I will be praying for peace and growth and health for you and your little one. CONGRATS!

  24. Jennifer says:

    Congratulations! I am so excited for you! šŸ™‚


  25. Lisa says:

    CONGRATS!!! Look how happy you two look, H&H 9 months to you : )

  26. Tarah says:

    Congratulations on your pregnancy! šŸ™‚


  27. Joy says:

    Happy happy birthday – congratulations!

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