July 28, 2014 was our Beta day. Instead of driving 3 hours to the doctor, we got orders to have my blood drawn here in town. So after our daily shot, we rush to the hospital. As soon as we leave, I get a text that my brother's girlfriend was in labor. I'm not going to lie, I had a COMPLETE BREAKDOWN! I lost it. I couldn't talk or breathe, I was a total mess. I couldn't understand why on that day he got to have his baby, and I might find out that our cycle didn't work and that we lost our two babies. I literally spent the whole day in bed. Finally the nurse calls me around two o'clock to tell me that the hospital in town did not run my order as Stat, so I would have to wait until Tuesday to get my results. I had another COMPLETE BREAKDOWN! All of my trying to conceive sisters know, the two week wait is pure torture, and then having to wait an extra day ... well excuse the language, but that was pure HELL! After I pulled it together and put my big girl panties on, we finally went to the hospital to visit baby Kyle. He was absolutely precious. Here's a picture:
July 29, 2014 at 8:30, my nurse calls. My heart stops. Ryle has already left for work and said that he doens't want me to tell him anything on the phone. I can't breathe. I finally answer the phone, and she says "CONGRATULATIONS". My response was "MRS. JACKIE STOP IT! ARE YOU SERIOUS? YOU CAN'T BE SERIOUS? IS THIS FOR REAL?". She has to reassure me for several minutes that my beta test came back positive and I was indeed pregnant. My beta number was 439 - which was excellent for 10 days past transfer. Holy cow ... I'm pregnant. After I get done sobbing to my nurse, I immediately call Ryle and say "I need you to come home", and then I hang up the phone! Lol - thinking back now, that probably wasn't the best way to tell him to come home considering he could tell that I had been crying. Luckily he wasn't too far away, and made it home in about 5 minutes. I'm just sitting on the chair in the living room crying, smiling, and holding my belly. Ryle lost it. He cried. I cried. We cried together. It was seriously one of the best days of our lives and a day I will never forget. I NEVER thought I would hear the nurse say "congratulations" after so many phone calls that start with "I'm sorry sweetie".
|Who knew these things actually said PREGNANT?!|
August 6, 2014 Ryle and I drove to the clinic to have our first ultrasound. I was so excited, and then we get there and the nurse tells me that today it's mainly to check to see if the embryos implanted in the correct location - meaning your uterus and not your tubes. I start panicking and when I finally make it to the ultrasound room, I am in tears. I spent a whole week thinking that I was pregnant - and enjoyed every single minute of it, and then to hear that it might not even be true, well that just crushed me. Our ultrasound tech is Jennifer - she comes in put the ultrasound wand in, and immediately I saw the black spot. Then she says "Oh we have TWINS"! And I continued to cry! They implanted two embryos, we wanted both to stick, and now we have two gestational sacs that implanted in the correct spot. We are really pregnant! All we saw this visit were the two gestational sacs with the yolk sacs inside - no babies yet.
|TWINS ... 5 weeks 4 days|
|I'm 6 weeks 5 days. Two babies measuring 6 weeks 6 days and two heartbeats!|
|My twin monkeys ... a sweet gift from a sweet coworker!! I also got cupcakes and the sweetest card from some other coworkers today! I love my school family!|
|Week 4 Chalkboard Picture .... Poppyseed!|
|Week 5 Chalkboard Picture .... Orange Seed!|
|Week 6 Chalkboard Picture ... Sweet Peas! #TwoPeasInAPod|
|#teambabystone babies are due in 2015|
|I am in love with this picture!!|