Thursday, March 15, 2012

Proof that things don't always go as planned

Remember how I mentioned that we were considering #3, and that we were not trying right now because of Thanksgiving and Christmas?

Well, I'm pregnant. For the 6th time.

And here's the story.

We've been "trying" since the end of October and I was getting kind of frustrated with roadblocks each month. October, we decided late to start trying so my OPK was already positive the first day I tested. No idea if I had already O'd or not. We tried anyway, but I didn't have a lot of hope. Nov, we started trying, but stopped trying when I hadn't O'd by day 16 or so. December, we started trying early, but were so exhausted with the holidays that we missed some crucial days. January, I thought we actually had a good chance, but got a negative test. So all in all, there was a lot of se.x being had those four months.

Now, welcome to present day. We decided to skip last month because my LMP would bring me to a due date of November 19th, which was kind of close to Thanksgiving. So I didn't do OPKs and I didn't take Pro.gesterone, and I really didn't pay attention to anything. We had a little magic moment (haha) late-ish in the month. After the fact, T said something like, so I guess we're trying this month after all, and I said, no, I would be really shocked if I were pregnant because it was long after my fertile time.

So my period was due on Monday, and I usually spot before it. This month, nothing. I decided to take a test on Monday, and I blew off the faint line that I thought I saw as "my eyes playing tricks on me." Tuesday, I had a little twinge of tenderness in my nipples and I started analyzing my boobs for signs of growth. Wednesday, I tested again. Still a faint line, but definitely there.

I started prog.estrone last night, and I called my doctor and said that we should probably combine my annual (scheduled for the 21st) with a first u/s at a later date.

I'm feeling oddly calm about the whole thing. I don't have any symptoms, but I don't remember when those usually start. I guess I may need a little more HCG in system before the hardcore symptoms begin.

I'll keep you all updated. I'm nervous, but I don't have any control right now, so I have to leave it in the hands of fate.


Dan & Hillary said...

The waiting and wondering is so difficult! Are you getting hcg's taken? Wow!!

Anonymous said...

You already know, I am being positive and excited for you!

And I totally get it, with 2 kids, 2 miscarriages within 5 months at 6 and 8 weeks and now due in April with our third.

I am praying, hoping and crossing fingers this is it for you!


LuckyOnce said...

Hillary, I decided not to do the betas because they really won't tell me what I want to know, which is, "is there a heartbeat?" Just going to stick it out until about 7 weeks for the u/s.

Dawn said...

Yay!! Congrats Mama!! So incredibly happy for you. Will be praying like mad that all goes smoothly.

cheryllookingforward said...

You know I'll be thinking about you! Congratulations and lots of love and hope headed your way!

CeCe said...

Such wonderful news!!

Wendy said...

This made my weekend! So incredibly excited for u - being calm about it is the way to go - I will be thinking about u!