My Journal - Week 36 (26Apr10)
It was 1:26 am and I thought to myself, I know I am only 11 days past ovulation, and for those of you who know anything about fertility tracking, it's usually too early to test for pregnancy. But I am what they call, a POAS - aholic. (Pee-On-A-Stick). This label is saved for those who use pregnancy tests, and ovulation predictor kits like they are going out of style. It's also a set up for disappointment because logically, you should not test until you miss your period (or about 5 days at the earliest before that time). 14 days past ovulation is usually a safe time to test. I just couldn't help myself though.
Not thinking much other than, I know this one is going to be a waste of a pregnancy test, but I can always hope for the best, I "peed on the stick". Something was nagging at me though, that made me want to do it. It was the strange way this month had worked out for me in terms of fertility investigation, planning and tracking. Earlier this month, I was told by the doctor and technician performing my repeat HSG (tube blockage test) that my tubes were not actually blocked. My ovulation predictor kits said I was ovulating for five plus days! (Now that is just plain crazy.) I even took a pregnancy test on the sixth day, just to prove to myself that I wasn't in fact actually pregnant and causing the incredible amount of positive ovulation sticks. (That test did turn out to be negative.) I had a blood test done earlier in the month, also to confirm that I started this month off "NOT PREGNANT". This was a requirement so that I could get the HSG test done. They will not perform the HSG if there is any chance you are pregnant. So, needless to say, it has been a strange month of events.
Monday morning, 10:00 am - we have a follow-up fertility appointment which was for us to find out what the ultrasound doctor and technician told us a few weeks back. Officially, we find out that my tubes are not blocked at this appointment. But, as I said - we already know that. It's just a technicality though. How ironic do you think that this follow-up appointment would be if I tell our fertility doctor, some news....
The result of the pregnancy test at 1:26 am??? A BFP - for those non fertility types that means "A BIG FAT POSITIVE" WE ARE PREGNANT!!!
I can not contain myself. After all this time, after all the bumps in the road, after all the weird and crazy issues we were facing and were told - I have to share this news with everyone. Please share in our joy. I will not make anyone wait 12 weeks to say the words - "I am pregnant". The calculators say I am 3 weeks and 3 days pregnant and I am told that the expected due date is the 7th January 2011.
John and I couldn't be happier, and also relieved. Hunter, will be getting his sibling after all. The next step in our journey starts here....