Thursday, November 13, 2008

A Long Awaited Announcement!

We have finally received the news that we have hoped for for almost 5 years. What a precious never-before-seen sight for our sore eyes.


We received this Monday night, just one week post-transfer.

I wanted to come and post here right away but we just finished this morning telling our immediate friends and family by phone and visit. We're over the moon.

We had our first beta draw this morning. The doctor just called a little while ago and said that the number was 117. He actually said that's "very pregnant." We had a little scare today too but he is confident it's nothing. He did tell me to rest the rest of the day but he's sure everything is fine. We have another beta on Monday. I am eager to see what that will be!

We're over the moon. We're overwhelmed. We're excited. We're humbled. We're grateful. We're....so many things that I can't even put in to words right now. We know these precious little ones belong to the God who created them and we are just so thankful that He has allowed us to be their parents. Words can't describe the depths of our gratitude and praise.

We'll know sometime around Christmas or just after if it's one baby or two. Right now the estimated due date is July 21. It could change-we'll know more once we get to Ultrasounds.

Thank you for rejoicing with us!

And without further ado, the ticker. Don't ask me why it says I'm more pregnant than the babies are old. Apparently they calculate all pregnancies this way-starting from the last period, which is actually before conception. It makes no sense to me. But this countdown does take us to the right due date.

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36 comments:

  1. So, so happy for you!!!! For once, words fail me! Congratulations. xxxxxx

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  2. Praise God! We are so excited for you. You were born to be a mommy, Jen, and you are going to be the best! We will continue to keep all 4 of you in our prayers. Love you!

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  3. This is the BEST news! Take it easy, MOM!!!! :):):)
    I have that magazine for you, and I hopefully will get it mailed tomorrow!

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  4. Whooooo Whooooo!
    Praying for all four of you and still having trouble getting to sleep at night from when you told me out of sheer excitement. Extra prayer time!

    amie

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  5. Congratuulations!! That is wonderful.It gives me hope that embryo adoption can and does work.You will have to keep me posted on how everything is going,Megan God Bless!

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  6. What wonderful new! I am so very happy for you and will be praying for an easy pregnancy.

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  7. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Praise be to God!!

    ~Allison

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  8. Congratulations!

    (And because ya learn something new every day, here's your "new something"...)

    Back about 150 years ago, a German obstetrician issued an edict that since the average woman's menstrual cycle was one month, then pregnancy lasted ten moon months, or 40 weeks. Well, the average pregnancy lasts about 38 weeks from conception (term period is from 37-42 weeks, dating from the last menstrual period; or 35-49 weeks from conception). Rather than just toss the whole system -- and also because more women could remember when they started their last period before getting pregnant -- they just "conveniently" moved back the official start of pregnancy to the start of the last cycle.

    I'm praying that you will have your sweetest dreams come true!

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  9. Wow, I'm so happy for you guys! That's just wonderful news...Praise God!!!

    LOL about the weeks of pregnancy...that stumped me the first time too! It will all make sense soon enough :)

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  10. Praise the Lord, Jen! What a blessing! Congrats on becoming parents!

    Take it easy and get lots of rest-spoil yourself rotten!!!!

    Yippee!

    Holly

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  11. Wow congrats! Thats is super exciting! I am soooo happy for you :)

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  12. Awesome news! Congratulations!

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  13. Aaaaaah!! Congratulations!! Hey, if you're 4w4d, then we've got due dates exactly one week apart! How much fun is that?

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  14. Yay!!!!!! I have checked for a post all week! Praise the Lord! This is awesome!! -kriss

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  15. Congrats! :)

    I knew it had to be coming soon, so was checking lots!

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  16. Yay, congrats!! July is a fabulous month to have a birthday, if I do say so myself. :)

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  17. Oh, CONGRATULATIONS, sweetie!!!!! That's WONDERFUL news!!!!

    Marcus sends all his best too, and congratulates!!

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  18. Congrats! This is so exciting. I'm very happy for you.

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  19. Congratulations!! How very wonderful!

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  20. YAAAAAAAAYYY! WHOOOOOOOP!

    Jon

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  21. Congratulations!!!!!!! What blessed news, I am so thrilled to read it!
    *hugs*

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  22. Congrats and best wishes!!!

    You could try fudging the LMP date for the ticker to end up with the proper due date. I've heard that the same confusion can occur with OBs and other docs -- some docs can't get past their little LMP wheel, even when you tell them the exact age based on embryo dating and transfer. Personally, though, if I encountered a doc who understood women's bodies so little, I would switch. As for tickers, can't blame them. :)

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  23. Oh a big hug and a big congrats! I am so happy for you both ((hugs))

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  24. Wow, Congrats to you! I hope you have a healthy 9 months or 10 months.....or whatever they are calculating these days :)

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  25. Over from L&F

    Congratulations!

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  26. YEAH!!! I had been checking often waiting for you to post. I'm so happy for you!! Enjoy every minute of it.

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  27. YAY, You're going to make a wonderful mommy!!! Happy a happy pregnancy - enjoy every moment of it! - Aimee J (HP)

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  28. Wow! oh Wow!! So incredibly happy for you!!!!!

    Yay!!!!!!!!!

    God is so good!

    Congrats!

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  29. Yeah!! What wonderful news! Praying for you and your precious one! Love,
    Miriam

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  30. Hi! You don't know me, but I just wanted to say congratulations. Those babies truly are a gift from God. I found your blog a few months ago on Brenda Maple's blog. I prayed for you that day because your story touched me. I hadn't checked in again until just today to read your good news. I just wanted to let you know that I will be continuing to pray for you throughout your pregnancy. God is good!

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