Sunday, July 26, 2009

So, this post won't be long...cause I am tired, but in a nut shell...


On Saturday morning I ran out of my progesterone shot and called the doc to see what I needed to do. So, he asked if I could come in today instead of Monday and I immediately said YES! I was excited because it was sooner and because I had somewhat of a surprise element!

So, I went in this morning and gave blood. They said it would be late morning or early afternoon before I would know...ugh the wait! I drove back home and waited. I tried to nap but my heart was beating so hard that I couldn't even rest! At 11:16 am the phone was AR Fertility (that's what shows up on caller ID). I just looked at the phone! I knew that call would change my life either way.

Dr. Batres is from Guatemala and the inflection in his voice is a little different. He sounded like he was going to give me bad news...but he told me my test came back positive! My HCG level is at 68.7! My new favorite number! He said that was a great number. He said it probably only supported one embryo though - which is FINE! Then he came back and said, "AND we are testing a day early so that number is REALLY good". I have to take the progesterone shots for another 2 weeks (which is fine). I asked if I could switch to the pills and he said no. :-( bummer the shots are better.

I have another appointment on Tuesday for a repeat QHCG (Quantitative HCG) and he wants to see that 68.7 double. Anything over 25 is considered pregnant!

This is from

Guideline to hCG levels during pregnancy:
hCG levels in weeks from LMP (gestational age)* :
  • 3 weeks LMP: 5 - 50 mIU/ml
  • 4 weeks LMP: 5 - 426 mIU/ml
  • 5 weeks LMP: 18 - 7,340 mIU/ml
  • 6 weeks LMP: 1,080 - 56,500 mIU/ml
  • 7 - 8 weeks LMP: 7, 650 - 229,000 mIU/ml
  • 9 - 12 weeks LMP: 25,700 - 288,000 mIU/ml
  • 13 - 16 weeks LMP: 13,300 - 254,000 mIU/ml
  • 17 - 24 weeks LMP: 4,060 - 165,400 mIU/ml
  • 25 - 40 weeks LMP: 3,640 - 117,000 mIU/ml
  • Non-pregnant females: <5.0>
  • Postmenopausal females: <9.5>
I am tired and have had a long day :-) A GOOD but long day! I will post tomorrow on how I told our parents...I was so thankful for the surprise element!

"Thank You, Jesus, for the HUGE blessing! I never thought I would ever get here and it is the best feeling in the world. Matt and I thank You for entrusting us with this little one. We are blessed beyond measure. We will take this journey one day at a time. Help us always keep You first and keep our eyes on You through whatever may come. "


flore said...

OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Hallelujah! Praise the Lord!! However, did you really really go through this whole day and not tell us? I mean really???????????? Not a text or anything? are a Mommy. I am sitting here with tears flowing big time. I am so happy happy happy for you.

Thank you Lord for the blessing you have given to Matt and Lisa. I ask for a safe, happy pregnancy and a wonderfully healthy baby. Thank you Lord for your amazing grace.

channing said...

Oh my gosh! Lisa! I am SOOOOO excited for you.. what a great blog this is. You should write a book now! Keep the updates coming, buying baby clothes is a habit for me, so are you going to find out if it's a boy or girl? GOD IS SOOO GREAT AND BEYOND ANYTHING WE CAN IMAGINE! His plan always amazes me. You're wonderful Lisa!

Sonya Burks said...

So glad to hear this!! Glad you found out a day early. You got that "surprise" element after all... Will keep praying for a healthy pregancy, birth, and then everything else that comes afterwards.....Congratulations!!!

Marc and Charity said...

I knew you could not wait!!!!!!!! I'm so happy!!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm so happy for you guys! You both are going to be such fantastic parents. This baby is already loved beyond comprehension. God is so Wonderful!


Paige said...

So stinking happy for you! I can only imagine having Dr. Batres give you the news. Did he make his sound???? I love it!


merideth75 said...

Wow!! That's awesome!!

Jade Obregon said...

Congratulations to you both!

Karen said...

Yeah!!!!! Lisa, I am so excited for you guys . . . you will have a baby on that changing table before you know it!! Thank you God!!

Kristy Terrell said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you! I can't wait to read more about your pregnancy.

Denise said...

Congratulations Lisa!! I am so very happy for you and Matt! God is oh so good...

Denasgifts said...

Oh my Im o excited. My oldest girl ask mom are you ok.. lol I couldnt talk just had to show her. Im so beyond excited for yall. God is GREAT

becca said...

oh I wish I would have read this last night! I am so happy for you. I do not know the pain of infertility. I can only imagine... and that alone brings me to tears for those I know who have dealt with it.
SO happy for you.

MangoMama said...

My darling Lisa, Both my hubby and I have been praying for you. I was almost as nervous as you (though I doubt it!) checking your blog. God is sooooooooooo Good, and you definitely deserve it. I am sooooo thrilled I have tears in my eyes. You know you can't stop updating everyone now right?? We want you to be blogging away right up until the labor :)

Love you lots, my sister, and both you and Matt stay blessed.

Susan (Chishimba)Flynn


Aimee said...

Congratulations Lisa!! That is so very exciting!! I know you are thrilled. :) I am enjoying reading your blog.

toni said...

Lisa ,we are very happy for you ..You know some of the things i went through and I know up close and personal how hard you've tried .Just Praise God each and every day .I knew he would bless you .Your always in my thoughts and prayers .
PS Alyssa sends her love and prayers.she very happy for you both .

Toni Deyo

little sis said...

o my gosh lisa brown i am sitting crying i am so proud of u and matt u guys are so awesome i love you guys and cant wait to be a big sis ahhhhhhhhh wow thank you jesus

love little sis andrea