Friday, October 10, 2008

How "I" Found Out

When I went to see my new doctor, he put Joe and I on a "trying to get pregnant" schedule. We were to take pills on certain days, take our temp every morning, etc. In July we didn't follow any of the rules. We thought -- ah the doc told us it would take three months or so to get my hormone levels functioning well enough to begin to really "try". Needless to say -- we figured we would just try again next month. I have to take progesterone to get my period to come, (a lovely side effect of PCOS).

I have "missed" a lot of periods in my life -- but never one I was expecting to come. I took the progesterone and waited three days ... nothing. Day four ... nothing. At that point I knew I was pregnant -- but didn't dare hope ... because I have not been pregnant for a long time.

Day one of testing:
I took a test on Wednesday morning -- 4 a.m. (I was excited to get a YES). It said NO. Totally not expected. Joe looked at it when he woke up, gave me a kiss and told me he was sorry. When I woke back up ... I saw the positive line ... barely! But can you trust it after an hour? I don't know.

Day two of testing:
I got excited again to take a test. At 2 a.m. I woke up and was determined that I couldn't go back to bed without visiting the bathroom. I took the test and it said NO again. WHAT? When we woke up in the morning it looked just like it did yesterday ... faint YES line -- DARK test line. What does this mean?

Day three of testing:
Joe made me promise not to test today ... I need my sleep! I woke up at about 6ish with him ... and then he told me I could test if I wanted to! I did -- stared at it for the full five minutes ... the test line came up. Four minutes in I saw a FAINT FAINT positive line. BUT sometimes if you squint the right way -- you can see a positive line, so I didn't know if my brain was seeing it ... or if it was really there. I called the nurse and she said to wait a week.

I waited a couple of days and figured ... forget this! I am buying a digital one!

I got the digital test and took it ... beep ... beep ... beep ... (these are all silent)


I'm having a baby!! haha. The picture on the previous post is how Joe found out.


Joanie said...

OK, am I just too silly? I will be here everyday to read the next installment! Will you ever get tired of hearing me say how happy I am for you?
Love you both,
Aunt Joanie

Sarah Elizabeth said...

You guys are great! I'm glad you are finally telling the story...been checking back here a couple times a week to find out. Something was wrong with the connection when we talked on the phone and I only heard 1/2 of what you were saying or I would have talked longer and asked more questions. Anyway, glad to get the full story..piece by piece as it is. Keep me posted on any baby needs. Sarah makes lovely baby quilts (the kind that stay nice even after your baby is not a baby anymore).