Sunday, December 5, 2010

A little-bit news...

After 2 years and 3 months of trying to conceive, clomid cycles, IUI cycles, and a failed fresh IVF cycle we are proud to announce...

I'm pregnant!
It's still surreal to me but we are super excited. It is still very early so please keep us in your thoughts and prayers.
I'm going to write out a time line of what has happened so far just for personal memories.
October 22 we went in for a frozen embryo transfer. It was a different doctor from the first (failed) transfer and he utilized a different method. We both felt much better about this experience. They gave us and ultrasound picture of the exact moment they transfered the blastocytes.

Do you notice something?

We didn't at first. It wasn't until a few days later that I passed quickly by the photo (it was on the fridge) and I saw the profile of a baby! Do you see it? Is that not the weirdest thing ever?
I went in for a blood test on the morning of November 1. Coby and I had planned on taking the afternoon off. Last time we got devastating news and so this time we just wanted to be together to hear the results no matter the outcome.
I got home a little earlier than Coby. (Last time they did not call until 3 in the afternoon). I was watching tv when the phone rang. I saw it was the doctors office and thought it was the insurance lady. She said she would call and it was still early. I answered the phone and it was the IVF nurse who right away said "IT"S POSITIVE!". I was in shock, thrilled, and relieved all at the same time. She then told me some numbers and my next blood test date but I barely heard any of it. As soon as I got off the phone I ran to the bathroom to take a pregnancy test. I had taken so many that had turned out negative I just wanted to see a + sign on one.
I waited an agonizing 40 minutes for Coby to get home. I was waiting on him with this.

The positive test and this onesie I bought 2 years ago and had always planned on giving him when we got pregnant.
His face was shock and disbelief. He said "What is that?" "Are you for real?". I was glad that I got the news first because I had always dreamed of the time I could tell him "I'm pregnant", with out just getting off the phone with a nurse. It was great. After we recovered from the shock we went and had Mexican for lunch. Of course;)
Then we went off to find grandma/grandpa bibs for the grandparents. They knew we would be getting the results that day and we wanted to try to surprise them . The plan was to just put the bibs in their mailboxes. This worked for my parents. But Coby's dad was home so we went in and gave it to him and left the grandma one for his mom. Needless to say all grandparents were ecstatic!
We told a few close friends that day. Audrey (my cousin) texted me soon after we found out and I couldn't keep it from her. She was the second to know after Coby and I. Then I told my two closest friends Dee, and Jenny. Both were trilled and so happy. Later that day we told our brothers and Coby told his grandparents.
We had another blood test on November 3 and everything looked good.
Our first ultrasound was on November 17th (6 weeks 3 days). Just one little baby in there. We got to hear the and see the heart beat. So amazing to think that there is a little pea sized baby with a heart beat in me! Crazy. He gave us a due date of July 10th.

This past Wednesday (December 1) we went back to the doctor for another ultrasound and bloodwork. Every thing looked great. The baby's heartbeat was 16o and he released us to my regular obgyn. We have an appointment with her on Friday.

Coby has told some people at his work and I plan on telling my work before Christmas break.
And I am telling all of you now! So now pretty much the whole world knows. Like I said it is still early but I have a lot of faith and hope.
When we started trying I had a feeling about 3 month in that this was not going to be an easy road for us. People kept saying "it just takes some people longer", but I really felt like we were going to have to go above and beyond to get our baby. Now I have a feeling that this will all be okay. We have relied on God. Prayed everyday, every night for this blessing. He gave it to us in His own time. That is the biggest lesson I have learned from all of this. This was always meant to be our journey that He cleared the path for. Had we not followed this path, and tried to follow someone else's, we would be so lost. We have grown in faith and love and know that whatever comes next will be easier to handle because of this journey.
I am not in control. He is. And for that I am grateful.


Shoshanah said...

Congrats and good luck on a healthy pregnancy! And of course, that Top Chef onesie is so cute. Who knows, maybe he or she will grow up to be a top chef themselves!

Brandon and Kari + 1 said...

Congrats & prayers as you continue throughout the pregnancy...hope you are feeling awesome!! It gave me chills just reading your story...Congrats Mom & Dad!!

Anonymous said...

Hope you don't mind that Elizabeth shared your great news with us~

Congrats on your new blessing from God and may He continue to keep you all safe.

Can't wait to talk "grandparent" talk with April and Tom.

Love Ken and Becky Ross

Leah Billings said...

Congrats Liza and Coby! Truly exiting news. I'm so happy for you guys! :)

Eve said...

Congratulations Liza! I am so happy for you and Coby. I hope you are doing well. Hopefully that extreme fatigue will end for you around 12 weeks. Thanks for sharing the wonderful news with us!

Anonymous said...

I am so very happy for you guys! Your description of the long path you have been on made me cry like a baby myself, having experienced it as well. I know when you heard the positive results, all of the heartache vanished. Just wait until you hold that little baby! Congratulations and cannot wait to hear more.

Melissa Wood

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Made To Organize said...

Well you got me cryin!! I cannot tell you just how excited I am...even though I already knew all of this. :) I was honored to be one of the first to know. Love you guys!! Can't wait to start seeing some belly pics!!!

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