Just a girl from Dublin, Ireland, living in southern Germany with my German husband blogging about my experiences.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Is this for real? Overjoyed!
This morning I went to my clinic for the blood test. I told the nurse that I had already tested yesterday and gotten a positive and asked about getting more prescriptions for my meds. I also inquired about when I should get the next Intralipid infusion done. I had brought it with me just in case. The nurse gave me the prescriptions I would need, about one week's worth by the looks of things and then told me they would administer the intralipid for me today!
I was glad to get it done rather than have to come back a different day though I was annoyed at myself for forgetting to pack a snack. I'd had breakfast at 8.30am but I wouldn't end up getting home until around 2pm. I was told the clinic would phone me between 2 and 3pm. Dr. Peppy who had been on holiday was back and it was really nice to see her again. I asked her what HCG value would they like to see today and she said at least 50.
I only got in the door around 2pm, had some lunch and then around half an hour later the phone rang. I was too scared to answer it! Hubby answered and put it on speaker phone. The woman from the clinic sounded happy so I already had a good feeling. She said that it was positive and all the values were great! Hubby asked what the HCG value was exactly and she said...wait for it... 239!!! Can you believe it? What a great value!!
Back during my first IVF, I only had a value of 28. This pregnancy already feels different and stronger, thank God!! I phoned my Dad on skype and he cried, it was so sweet. I was crying too! This is honestly like a dream come true, though it still feels surreal!
Next week I go back to my clinic for a second blood test. No scan yet unfortunately. They seem to just want you to do several blood tests before the first scan. It's extremely early days, like I'm only 4 weeks now. But, I am so grateful and amazed that our fourth and final IVF may be actually working!! Today is the best day!! Thank you so much everyone for all the support and lovely comments.
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Congratulations! Such great news. Keeping my fingers crossed for you!ReplyDelete
Congratulations! I am so happy to read such fantastic news.ReplyDelete
Thanks, I was delighted to be able to share good news :)Delete
Woo hoo. That's absolutely fantastic news! And a great number! No hospital does scans this early. The earliest is around 6/7 weeks. I assume they'll do one more to check that the HGC is doubling ok and then make you wait until the scan (No one ever tells you this before but the two week wait then becomes the 2-3-4 week wait). Just try to relax and continue the way you've been going. As I've said all along, being truly zen and neutral helps you cope with the waiting. Sending loads of luck. XXXReplyDelete
Yeah they will do another blood test at my clinic before they will do a scan. So much waiting around! Thanks for the support xxDelete
Oh wow this made me tear up. I am beyond overjoyed for you. Glory day! (This is mamjojo23 from Wordpress). XoxoxoReplyDelete
Gosh, I never realized you were the same person all this time!! Thanks for all the support, that's so sweet xxDelete
Amazing news. Keeping everything crossed for you. It's good they are monitoring your levels but not scanning too early - early scans can be scarily ambiguous. There is so little to see until after 6 weeks. Hang in there the early days are tough but you're levels are a really positive start! XReplyDelete
Thanks so much for following and supporting :) Yeah I guess there wouldn't be much to see at this early stage, gotta work on my patience.Delete
Congratulations! I'm so glad my gut feeling had been right. I'd been feeling since your post 7 days ago that something magical was coming your way.ReplyDelete
I guess I should have trusted that feeling more. That's a really strong HCG.
It'd be really exciting if you had twins. But just one beautiful baby is happy enough. Your readers must have thrown some pretty potent baby dust at you ;)
Aw that's cool about your good feeling! Yeah I was delighted with that HCG value! I can't wait till the first scan to find out whether it is one or two, either way we'll be delighted :)Delete
That's so great sweetie!!! Super happy for you.ReplyDelete
Aw thank you! It's an exciting time!Delete
Oh my goodness! I've been thinking of you nonstop the past two days and something compelled me to just get online and check your blog. I'm so glad I did! CONGRATULATIONS! This is great news!!!! I'm crossing fingers for a rising beta, although I'm shocked they're making you wait an entire week! Take it easy, enjoy this bliss, and eat some ice cream while you pass the time til the next appointment. I can't stop smiling for you. This must feel like a dream. :)ReplyDelete
Yeah when they said to come back in a week for the next blood test, I was like what, I have to wait another full week?! Lots of waiting on this journey. It absolutely feels like a dream come true! So surreal and amazing :)Delete
Love this news. <3ReplyDelete
Thanks! Hope you're doing well. You'll have to post an update soon :)Delete
Amazing news. So happy for you!!!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much! :)Delete
YAY!!! So happy for you!!!!!ReplyDelete
Aw, thanks so much!!Delete
Woohoo! So happy for you!ReplyDelete
Yay, so exciting! Thank you!Delete
HUGE congratulations. I am so, so happy for you. Hoping for a nice uneventful pregnancy - you deserve it after all the stress you've been through to get here xxReplyDelete
That's so sweet, thank you Bev! :)Delete
The biggest congratulations to you and your husband!ReplyDelete
yes it really is! Thanks :)Delete
I'm SO happy for you! I shed a little tear, too ;-).ReplyDelete
Aw that is so sweet! Thanks for your support xDelete
That is one strong beta!ReplyDelete
Yes I'm delighted and amazed by it, yay!Delete
So very happy for you! Congrats!! :)ReplyDelete
Thank you!! :)Delete
HOLY GUACAMOLE! Over 200 is AMAZING. What great news to get reassurance on your double line!ReplyDelete
I was totally in shock at that number! I was expecting more like 60. It was definitely very reassuring to get a nice strong number!Delete
Very very niceReplyDelete
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