Monday, May 21, 2012

The News

Truth be told: we cheated.  We kind of knew the results on Saturday with home tests.  Those of you who know me well should be not be surprised at this news.  I am a "million miler" type customer at the Dollar Tree.  In case you didn't know, they have one dollar pregnancy tests that are very accurate.  I buy a lot of them.  However, this time I splurged and spent $6 on two tests at Target.  I felt like this was a special occasion and I thought it was okay to splurge.  They were accurate.  Twice.

This morning we went in for blood work and.....DRUM ROLL....I am pregnant!  Oh my goodness, it feels so weird to say that!  A matter of fact, it has not sunk it at all.  At all.  It is crazy awesome, amazing, miraculous.  I feel greatly indebted to so many people, most of all, Heavenly Father.  I don't know why he chose to give us this miracle right now when there are so many amazing wonderful people out there who need one just as much as us (you know who you are!).  Nevertheless, I will take it!

The coolest thing was shopping at Target today and looking at the maternity section and thinking that I can legitimately shop there right now.  I didn't, but I could have.  One of my favorite past times is browsing the maternity section and dreaming of wearing the clothes!  Now I actually can!!

The breakdown: my HCG level was at 86.  With Cooper my level at this point was at 54, so comparatively 86 is a very solid number for me.  Don't get excited yet, that doesn't mean it's twins or triplets!  They didn't think Cooper's embryo would make it so that just means this one is probably healthier, growing stronger.  I go back in Thursday to make sure my numbers are increasing as they should....cross all of our fingers and toes!  Then in 2 weeks I will go in for an ultrasound and that's when we will know how many little monkeys we have inside.

For now we are ecstatic!!!!!  A little nervous about it all still, but very, very excited and happy!  Also, very humbled.  We have learned a great deal about friendship, relationships, and the importance of being there for others when they are going through trials. You guys have taught us so, so much!  Thank you for your continued support.  We feel like when this baby comes that it will be a part of so many people who have donated money, thoughts, fasting, and prayers.  The heart is claimed but feel free to pick any other body parts!!!:)

We will be sure to continue to update!!!

Lovely day to all!

12 comments:

The Fox Family said...

Congratulations! So happy for you all! This is fabulous news!

Kristin W. said...

Come on triplets!! Haha--can you imagine??? We are jump up & down, scream at the top of my lungs, almost pee my pants HAPPY for you both!! I love babies and the fact that I can be here for you during the pregnancy is so exciting! Can't wait for the progression. Oh and to see you in the cute maternity clothes (I WILL be jealous!)

Josh, Dagmar, Sofia, Lilian, Jasper and Espen Jewkes said...

Yipppeeee yay! :) So excited for you. Dr. Sherbahn did it again, that is what I am thinking! So super duper excited for you!

The Child Family said...

YAHOO!!!! that is wonderful news. Congrats you guys. I can't wait to hear how things are going in 2 weeks. I hope you have a good OB. So, what is official due date?

Jess & Jessica said...

I LOVE this post!! We couldn't be happier for you guys. I hope it is twins. Two beautiful girls or just some healthy babies, even one is great!! I love you and am so glad to be your friend.

Cameron said...

So happy for you guys! I'm hoping for girl triplets ;)

Bree said...

Super exciting! That is so happy. :) I love that you said people can claim body parts... haha. In that case, I'd like the freckles if the baby ends up having any. I haven't been too involved in the whole process but hey, I'd at least like a freckle or two. Or I'll just hope the little one has freckles one day. :) Good luck with this new adventure!

Grant and Shalie Morgan said...

SO SO happy for you guys! I'd like to claim the right pinky toe please!! Just sounds fun :)

Debbie/Mom said...

Speachless.....tearful....can't quit smiling!!!! Love you!

Meredith said...

yayayayayaya!!! so so happy for you. Will say lots of prayers that things continue on the right path and at least one (if not all) of those babies stay put!

Jen said...

So excited for you, Emily! I know what you mean about looking at that little stick and thinking, "Can it really be true? Is there really a little monster growing inside of me? Already?" A true miracle. Love to you and the little monsters!!

Tara Vaughn said...

CONGRATS!! I am so excited for you...thanks for sharing your journey!