I realize it has been a few days since I last posted, but it has been a week filled with crazy emotions, school activities/homework and birthday planning for my oldest daughter. I finally had some time to sit down and collect my thoughts about what has transpired.
On Sunday night, Billy encouraged me to take a home pregnancy test. During my last cycle I took a test up to the day we found out I wasn’t pregnant. This time around, I knew that test was in the cabinet but I just wasn’t willing to take the test and see the negative result. For whatever reason, this time around I have been trying to take it all in and not worry about it daily. I felt different than last time, and really thought I was pregnant. So with a lot of apprehension, I decided to take the test. Within seconds the positive line showed up, I was stunned and yelled out to Billy to see for himself. Positive? What? Then I had to figure out what to do next, should I send a picture to Sara and Derek? No, I just had to get the blood results back in the morning to be sure, I didn’t want to get their hopes up.
On Monday, I went in for my blood draw full of optimism and couldn’t wait for the final result. I knew that I would have to wait until late afternoon so I kept myself busy with meetings at work. Around 10:45 am Derek called me, which I thought was weird, but wondered if it had to do with a payment or receipt since this was the area he handled for the surrogacy. When I answered I stepped into an open conference room to have some privacy and realized that they had the news and Sara was on the call too. It was positive, my HCG results should be above 100 and were at 1515 – holy moly!!! I was overwhelmed and teary but couldn’t really breakdown at work so I had to keep it all together. After hearing the news, I just had to confess, I let them know I took a HPT and I got a positive result but didn’t dare let them know.
Over the last few days I have been thinking about the crazy adventure I thought we were on, to the new adventure we were really on. With such a high HCG level either the egg implanted early on, or there are twins…Yikes! Either way, I am over the moon with excitement and I am looking forward to my Ultrasound Monday to confirm the eggs are in my uterus and how many. The following Monday we will look for heartbeat to make sure they are healthy and growing.