Friday, May 13, 2011

I Have A Confession

I have a confession to make. I woke up yesterday morning convinced that this cycle didn't work. I was depressed, and to ease my mind, I went into my 10 pack of pregnancy tests, and decided to POAS (pee on a stick) knowing full well that it was way too early and would be negative. It was negative.

So this morning after watching some TV with the hubby I had to go to the bathroom and I figured, well, I have 9 tests left and only 3 days until my beta, might as well. After a minute of just staring at the control line, I threw the test in the trash and went back down to continue catching up on my shows. I went upstairs a bit later intending to go to the bathroom and take a nap for work, and I glanced in the trash can and swore I saw a faint line. I hauled tail down to the living room to shove the test in hubby's face for his opinion. He said he thought he saw one too. Well, then I couldn't sleep of course. I called my mom, sent her pictures of the test in question along with the negative from yesterday. This couldn't be right, I'm only 7 days out from my transfer. It had to be an evap line even though we could all see it.

So I did what any crazy IF chick would do and drove to Walgreens to buy a 3 pack of digital tests, LOL. I figured one for each day of the weekend (including today). It said it had a 41% accuracy rate for 5 days out from your period, and 90% accuracy for 2 days before your period. I figured worse case scenario, I might see a negative and just check again tomorrow. Hell, I already fully planned on POAS again tomorrow anyway! You can only imagine my shock when I waited to see a faint line on the internet cheapie HPT and within 1 minute the digital test said, "Pregnant". Seriously??? Oh my gosh. I screamed for Archie to come upstairs, "NOW!"

We're not ready to tell coworkers yet, and not ready to tell Jack. If we are friends on FB, please don't post on my wall about this, but feel free to message me! We will probably tell Jack when we have an ultrasound showing a heartbeat and normal growth. He'll probably be with us anyway knowing my luck. I'm cautiously optimistic as I know we could lose this pregnancy in the next 8 weeks, but for now I am pregnant, and I'm so grateful to God for answering this prayer of ours.


  1. Just commented on your last post before reading this one!! CONGRATS!!!! EEEEKKKKK!!! I am so stinking happy for you!

  2. AHHHHH!!! I'm sooooo excited :) How awesome is it to see the word "pregnant" on the digital test?? I LOVED that! I wish the words stayed on the screen forever so I could've saved it...sadly they don't stay, but I'm praying that your little one(s) will! I've never been so excited for a pregnancy (other than my own, which was tempered by worry)!! Love you girl!

  3. Thanks Aly and Leah!! I'm excited, but feeling more cautious this morning now that a LITTLE of the excitement has worn off. I'm not feeling like I'm hepped up adrenaline anymore which is definitely how I felt after that digital yesterday. After not sleeping since 6am yesterday thanks to the great news, I'm dead tired from this 12 hour shift which I think has brought me down from my "pregnancy high" a bit, LOL.

  4. Well I guess that little loss of sleep is just a preview of some more "lack of sleep" times to come in the happy future! ;) Can't wait!

  5. OH MY WORD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I AM SO THRILLED FOR YOU!!!! :) CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! Those little frozen embies really hung in there! :)

  6. One Word really - HURRRRRRAH!!!

    Awesome! All the best for the beta and all milestones to come....Hurrrah!

  7. I was reading your beta posts, as you posted them, and I thought... hmm... why hasn't she poas yet?


    Congratulations! I'm so happy for you. I was thinking about you last week and praying that you would get some good news this go around. I'll be praying, crossing my fingers, sending good vibes into the universe for a successful, smooth pregnancy. YAY for you!!!!! :) :)