My test was positive. It seems very surreal to me - after trying for four years it's not something that I was expecting to hear. I found out at work and just immediately broke down sobbing in the storage closet. Then I took a pregnancy test (a perk of working at a surgery center - free pregnancy tests!) just to make sure I had heard the nurse correctly. Sure enough, two pink lines appeared. I had stayed tough and did not test at all at home before the bloodwork was done, so this was the first time I'd ever seen two lines. It was crazy.
That was a Thursday, so I had to wait until Monday to do a repeat test to make sure my levels were rising properly. (And yes, I took 3 more tests at home over the weekend!) If everything is going well, the beta HCG should double every two days. My first level was 101, so by Monday it should have been at least 404. It came back at 639!! Such a huge relief! Now I will have my first sonogram in a couple of weeks to find out how many are in there, then be released to a regular OB. I honestly still can't believe that it's true. It feels very strange to say that I am pregnant.
Seth is just as excited as I am (even though his first response when I told him it was positive was "weird" - haha!), but he is much better at staying calm and just taking things one step at a time. I, on the other hand, am reading every possible piece of information I can get my hands on and trying not to stress out about things that could go wrong. We realize that it is very early on to be sharing news like this, but our circumstance is not the norm, and you all have been so supportive that we didn't want to keep you hanging any longer. We are choosing to celebrate and praise God for every milestone, and this is a pretty huge milestone. God has been more than faithful throughout this process, and there is no doubt in my mind that this is a literal miracle and that all the glory goes to Him. The doctor advised me to cancel this IVF cycle three times, but I felt like God was telling me to keep going, that He was in control of the situation, and sure enough He met our every need. I am also so thankful for a doctor who believes in miracles and didn't give up on me.
Please continue to pray that this would be a healthy pregnancy, especially since I am just 5 weeks right now, that we would make it through the first trimester without any complications. We've crossed the biggest hurdle, but we still have a long way to go. I am believing God for completion of this miracle come October :)