Friday, November 7, 2008

582

So, just for you, This Cross I Embrace, I did this this morning:

You might notice that this is an OPK, not a HPT. I don't buy HPTs, since the doctor said not to use them (not that he said to use OPKs, either!), and I heard that an OPK would work just the same. So when I went to bed at 1am, I put an OPK on the back of the toilet so I wouldn't forget in the morning. I figured that I'd probably be woken with a call from the doctor's office and that I'd do the test afterward. But I woke up at 6am to go to the bathroom (we are late risers at our house when we can be), and I did the test then. Usually (for me anyway), the comparison line comes in right away and then the test line slooowly fades in, but this time, the test line was dark blue before the comparison line even got wet! I stumbled drowsily into the dining room (I put the test on the floor, as you can see) and tried to take a picture, but Mr. X had adjusted all of the settings to manual, so it took me five tries to change the settings back to "I am a clueless photographer" and get a decent picture. Then I went back to bed.

When I woke up, I showed it to Mr. X (who was excited, of course), but since it was an OPK and I wasn't sure how accurate it would be, I really wanted that blood test result. I still hadn't heard from the doctor, so I called about half an hour ago, and they had just received the result! It was 582!

I wanted to tell Mr. X and my mom first, so I just got off the phone, and now I'm posting!

I'm really happy (and really sleepy!). Thank you so much for your prayers, support, and humor (the comments are cracking me up!). The end of this month will make 2 1/2 years since we started with my local NaPro doctor, and almost 3 1/2 years of trying. I believe my due date will be July 13, which is exactly ten months after the due date for our first baby who didn't make it. I'll be breaking out the novenas for this baby and for all of my friends who are waiting! God is good!

23 comments:

allyouwhohope said...

Oh my goodness!!!! Congratulations!! You must be thrilled!

kcmarie122 said...

Oh Wow! That is soooo awesome! I will be praying as well!

God is so good!

Sew Infertile said...

That is so AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful news!!! Congratulations!!Will pray for you and your baby.

Life In Mazes said...

I am so happy for you. You and your baby will receive my prayers! It sure gives me lots of hope! :)

Beth said...

YAY YAY YAY!!! I'm so happy for you and will be praying for this little one!!!!

Jeremiah 29:11 said...

Congratulations! Your joy is our joy too... and your success gives us much-needed hope! :)

eilyn said...

That is soooooo great!! I found you through AYWH :)
And i'm so happy for you. You and your baby will be in my prayers!! Blessed Be God!!

This_Cross_I_Embrace said...

I KNEW IT!!! I can't believe I missed this post (had to work today), since I was literally checking every 5 seconds this morning!!
CONGRATS! That's so funny how you went to take a picture of it and went back to sleep without telling Mr. X!! Lmao! What a great beta #, too! Yay for Charlotte's baby!!

LifeHopes said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

We are all sooo happy for you!!!

Hopefully this is will be a trend!!!

XOXOXO~

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! What great life-affirming news after other big "events" this week. You and the baby are getting prayers of thanksgiving and blessings.

Jen said...

Hooray! This is terrific! I am delighted and so happy for you!

JellyBelly said...

What wonderful news!!!!!

God is definitely good!

Becky said...

congratulations!!!!!

mrsblondies said...

Congratulations!

Sew Infertile said...

I don't get excited about new pregnancy news! But this my dear, has me really excited! :)

Sassy said...

Awesome! Congratulations. :)

Jen said...

Oh, that's awesome! Congratulations, Charlotte!!!

maggie said...

YAY!!!!!

Will be thinking super good thoughts for you, Charlotte!

Kristin said...

I usually follow allyouwhohope's blog, but when I heard about your good news, I just had to comment. While I don't know you, your story has given me so much hope! I have endometriosis (diagnosed by laprascopy x2), but I have just started my workup with PPVI. I will pray that things go well for you and for the new life that you now carry..how beautiful! May God bless you and thank you for sharing...you have given me hope in a time when not much does!

Cassandra said...

Congrats and best wishes!!!

Kim said...

Congratulations!

a thorn in the pew said...

Oh yeah! Will definately keep you in my prayers.

 

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