30 March 2009


Just got my results from today's surprise blood test:
BETA 269
"A really good number" they say.
Holy shit folks, this means I am most definitely pregnant.
(The IF in me hastens to add, I mean, in this moment)

did I mention-- holy shit? no?
I am completely stunned.
The folks up at Dartmouth whooped and hollered.
I cannot think of a nicer thing to hear than that. Last time they saw me I was in tears.
This? this is good.

My next beta is wednesday. Then, if all goes well, again on friday. Then maybe next friday (10th) or the following monday (13th) we'll do a scan to see where things are. But let's not get ahead of ourselves. Damn this IF/IVF/ART hootenany for stealing my ignorant bliss.

This is the crazy kind of happy. The kind of happy even when you know better. Please let me be right.


Peachysurro said...

CONGRATS!!! You are surely pregnant, that is a great beta!!!
Enjoy every moment!!!! Don't let IF steal that...

Anonymous said...

Woohoo! You sure sound pregnant to me! Enjoy it - I know I'm trying to enjoy my own surprise & not let the fear get in the way of that. So happy for you!

Elle said...

I just happened to drop in, and THIS is your news???? OMG, Kate, I am just so freaking happy for you right now, I can hardly stand it. Yay, yay -- a thousand yays!!!

Enjoy this -- you deserve it. You're pregnant today, and that means that today is a good day.

Full of happiness for you,

IVF 40+ said...

Why Kate, today you have 269 reasons to celebrate!!! How wonderful. Words fail how happy I am for you

Anonymous said...

holy moly! kate!!!! i'm so excited for you and just whooping for joy in my living room. yaya ya yayayayay!!

Nic said...

OMG!! Congratulations, I am so excited! Fingers crossed for weds!!! Yay!!

Anonymous said...

Yay!!! Congratulations!

Joannah said...

You are a lucky dog, my friend! That's an awesome BETA.

I have thought of you several times today, and I am just so happy for you. You deserve this! Enjoy every minute of it.


What IF? said...

Oh my! oh my! oh my! I can hardly believe it, so I'm sure you must be in an utter state of disbelief and shock (the good kind). After the cycle conversion to IUI and everything else going wrong, I'm *ecstatic* for you, Kate!

Universe, halloooo?? Please pay attention: *THIS* is how it's supposed to go!

I can understand the caution, and would surely feel the same way if I were ever to get a ++ beta, but for now: relish every positive pee stick and every doubling beta. This is your turn. Finally! :D


Anonymous said...

Yay! Yippee! And Yahoo! That is awesome news. I am so thrilled for you. Can't wait to hear more.