Friday, June 8, 2012

I have some news...

May 20th I got this....

I wasn't expecting it, I was stunned, scared and excited all at the same time.  I know two lines don't come easy. 

In April my cycle was 33 days long so when I got to day 34 in May I said to Steve, "I should probably take a test just in case."  He was making breakfast and said, "yeah, might as well". I think both of us were just assuming it would be negative and my cycles were messed up. So into the bathroom I went, did my business, and before I could even wash my hands I looked down and saw two lines.  I screamed, "Steve, it's positive!".  We stood in the bathroom staring at each other in happy disbelief.

My heart was pounding and the thoughts in my head were smashing into each other... is this really happening? what if it's another ectopic? how far apart in age will they be? is this really happening??

But of course, this positive test didn't mean easy sailing.  Since I'm new here, I called a few obgyn's in the area and found one that would get me in that week.  The Dr. I saw was amazing.  He talked to me about my history, ordered blood work right away and set up an ultrasound for the next week.  At this point we calculated I was about 5 weeks pregnant.  My first beta was 9804, which was good news.  Another Dr. in the group looked at my blood work and chart the next day and decided with my history I should go for an ultrasound that day.  The ultrasound showed a gestational sac but no yolk sac.  I was crushed.  I cried.  All of the feelings of infertility resurfaced and smacked me right in the face.

Thankfully, I got to go home to my sweet baby girl and that took away the sting.  We are beyond lucky to have her and I told myself if another baby wasn't in our future then that was ok with me.  I'm grateful to have one healthy baby when so many women don't.

The next day I had a second beta drawn and it was 17734, also good news. 

They scheduled me for another ultrasound on May 29th. I was so scared.  I sat in the car before my appointment and said, "either way, good or bad, you have Emily".  I took a few deep breaths and walked into the office.  Paperwork, undressing, stirrups and then I saw this...

the most beautiful sight

Our baby, measuring 5w6d with a heart rate of 106. Our estimated due date is January 21, 2013.

It's still early but we are beyond happy and praying for the best.



*  We aren't ready for any fac.ebook announcements yet, so if you are my friend on fb please don't post anything

** If you know of any bloggers with babies close in age please pass their URL on to me, I'd love to read up on what works for them

50 comments:

  1. WHAT?!! AMAZING news, Bridget! What a miracle. So thrilled for you, Steve and Emily!!

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  2. Holy crap - good luck and congrats!!!

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  3. OMG! That's amazing! And scary,I'm sure, but how fun!

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  4. Congrats Bridget! That's so great and I'm excited to follow your journey of two little ones!!

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  5. LOVE LOVE LOVE this post! SOOOO over the moon excited for you guys!

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  6. i am just beside myself with excitement for you! what a blessing! congratulations!!!!! i'm crossing my fingers and praying that you have a healthy, happy pregnancy. hugs!

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  7. WOW!!! Congratulations!!! So happy for you :)

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  8. Wow!!! Wishing you a happy healthy pregnancy!

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  9. That is simply amazing Bridget! So very, very happy for you and Steve. Congratulations!!

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  10. Oh my gosh! I have tears in my eyes! I am so so so happy for you guys. E is gonna be a BIG sister!!! Can you even stand it. I will be praying for only good things. This is awesome!

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  11. Congratulations, Bridget! Emily is going to make an amazing big sister and you're going to make an amazing mother to two. Congratulations!

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  12. Aw, congratulations! I know exactly what you are feeling. When C was 21 months old, just 3 months before we were planning to do a FET cycle, I got a BFP. You could have knocked me over with a feather. After 3 years of IF (MFI, at that, which is hard to "fix"), 2 failed IUI's, & 1 successful IVF...I was pregnant the "normal" way? To this day, I still shake my head at the wonder of it all. I had the same scare, too; the first u/s showed only a yolk sac. My dates were a little off but I was sure it was a doomed pregnancy. It wasn't. :) Our second baby girl was born on Jan. 14th. I'm watching her play in her activity center right now. :) Both of my girls are miracles but A is my surprise miracle.

    I pray that this baby sticks and you have a smooth pregnancy!

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  13. Beyond happy!!!! But you could have guessed that. Fingers crossed that things move forward without a single hitch!!!

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  14. Congratulations! Emily looks so excited to be a big sister!!!

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  15. Oh my gosh I am sooooo excited for you!!! Congratulations! This news just made my day! :)

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  16. Wow, congratulations!

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  17. Wow!!!! Incredible surprise! :)) super excited for you. My niece has 2 that are 14 months apart and they are best friends. It's so fun to watch them grow up so close in age :)) Huge congrats to you and hubby, and big sis Emily!!

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  18. Congrats!! An absolute miracle!! :)

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  19. Congratulations!!! That is so exciting! Emily will be a great big sister.

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  20. AMAZING!!!!!!!! I am sooooo happy for you!

    Thank goodness you are closer to family!

    Yay for you!

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  21. Congrats! It's amazing how God works...one day empty arms, another a beautiful baby girl and one more in the oven, CRAZY!

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  22. Oh. my. God. Congratulations!! My sister and I are 17 months apart and I wouldn't trade her for all the world. So happy for your whole family!

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  23. Yay!! Congratulations :) This is so exciting, and I will def keep you guys in my prayers :)

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  24. What fun! I have a blog and am also due in January. I would love for you to come check it out.

    http://keepingupwithbabybennett.blogspot.com/

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  25. EEEK!! You know this makes my heart so happy :) Best.news.ever.

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  26. of course congrats are in order!!! still so happy for ALL of you and know that this is just the right time and place. and this baby will be an official pittsburgher- yippppeee!!!

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  27. So exciting for you! I read often, haven't commented, but we have adopted 3 children ages 3 and under, they are all a year apart, we have had them for 7 months, so we are still learning, but feel free to e-mail if you would like to chat.
    amberlyhaney@gmail.com

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  28. Congrats! This post totally made my Friday, I am so happy for you, Steve and Emily. Emily will be a great big sister.

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  29. Oh what a wonderful surprise! Congratulation to you and Steve, and big-sis Emily of course! :D

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  30. WOW!!!! Congratulations!!!!

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  31. Oh my gosh! Congratulations! Praying for a smooth uneventful pregnancy!

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  32. Congratulations and thank you for your comment! I have been quiet but had my 12 week scan and everything is great so will increase my blogging. Look forward to sharing this journey with you!

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  33. Im new to your blog, so first, CONGRATS! My boys are exactly two years apart and I love it. There is a blog: www.projectbabyblog.com and she is pregnant with 2 and I think the babies are going to be 16 months apart? My sis in law also had a hard time getting pregnant with #1 so tried right away with #2 and they are 17 months apart but she loves it. They are just the best of friends. What a wonderful blessing!

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  34. Oh my gosh, I was in tears with this!!! So excited for you!!! Huge congratulations! I'll be thinking of you and wishing you the very very best throughout. What wonderful news. Can't believe I almost missed this post due to being out of town! Glad I checked in tonight! :)

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  35. OMG!!!!! Congratulations!!!!! This is amazing news!!!! So happy for you!!!! :):):)

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  36. wow! congrats!! and to be honest, i am so jealous ;-) i am hoping and praying we will miraculously get pregnant with #2 without trying!!!

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  37. oh wow! this is wonderful news, how amazing. huge congratulatons :)

    P.S even if I have been mostly quiet around here, please know I'm still reading.

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  38. OH MY GOODNESS!!!! Congratulations!!!! <3 I am so, so thrilled for you all! :) Sending lots of love and prayers that your pregnancy continues beautifully and that you are soon welcoming home your second sweet miracle!!!

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  39. That is WONDERFUL NEWS! Major congrats to you, and I am keeping your family in my prayers today that this sticks!

    I could just hug ya and I don't even know you haha.

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  40. Holy cow - this is HUGE!!!

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! I can't believe you've been hiding out on us!! Just kidding - I totally understand the need to get through a couple of key milestones. SO EXCITED you heard a heartbeat!!

    Emily's going to be a big sister!

    Can't wait to follow you along in this journey... I am pregnant, too - maybe about 2 weeks behind you. Fun!

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  41. How did I miss this!!??

    Congrats congrats congrats!!! I'm so very happy and excited for your family!!

    Good luck with everything!! Keep us posted.

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  42. Delurking to say congrats! I have a baby girl almost exactly Emily's age, and I've really enjoyed following you because of that. I'm so excited for you and look forward to reading about Emily's little sibling too!

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  43. coming out of hiding to say Congratulations!!

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  44. WHOA! I just saw this. Holy shiz, congratulations! I'm so happy for you!

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  45. wow. amazing. so thrilled for you.

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  46. OH MY GOSH! I just got caught up! Congratulations!!!!!!! Also, your daughter is just beautiful - she looks JUST LIKE YOU!

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