*𝐓𝐫𝐢𝐠𝐠𝐞𝐫 𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐠𝐧𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐲 𝐚𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐬*
The dreaded two week wait.
And if you have been through it, you know.
There's no surprise! I'm pregnant!
There's no excitement while taking a pregnancy test.
It actually turns more into an obsession, anxiety ridden, obsession.
You start taking progesterone 3 days after your IUI...and the side effects from progesterone are very similar to pregnancy symptoms.
So when asked "how are you feeling?" You never know how to answer.
I had pre planned my disappointment this time around.
I knew I would find out if it was positive/negative exactly 1 week before Christmas.
And in the back of my mind, I knew no matter what I am feeling I have to make this Christmas magical for my boys.
So I planned to see the negative, have a glass of wine, pull up my big girl pants, and get into the Christmas spirit.
I started experiencing cramping, and I knew the wait was over.
But then two days later it was gone, and I decided to take a pregnancy test.
I saw the line..and then I saw a faint second line.
I took pictures to make sure I wasn't crazy, and sent Adam out to get me another test, okay... Let's be real, another few tests.
Sure enough. Two lines every time.
The next morning I went for my blood work...another 24 hours wait to see my HCG levels.
Then another 24 hours to see if they have doubled. (This right here is when I found out I was having a chemical pregnancy in October)
Here we are on December 22nd. 2 days before Christmas...
Waiting for my results was torture.
We hopped in the car and decided to drive around looking at Christmas lights, and try to distract my mind until the results were up.
Finally they loaded and my hand was shaking so much I had to pass my phone to Adam to check....
Of course he didn't know how to read it so between my tears, and trying not to throw up I saw that the numbers have not only doubled. More almost tripled.
2 days before Christmas...I had a viable PREGNANCY.
Now....I just had to make it through to my first ultrasound. (1 step at a time)
To be continued...
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