At SGFC, the first blood pregnancy test for patients doing IVF is 18 days post-ER. I thought I was going to have no problem waiting that long. I have plenty of activities to keep me busy, between work and dinner plans. I was wrong.
Sunday, March 3rd exactly one week from my embryo transfer I felt inspired to clean the bathroom. Generally, Brandon is the one who is responsible for cleaning the bathroom (since he is the gross man who makes about 99% of the mess in the bathroom anyways), but I saw this scrubbing bubbles commercial and I love the sound of scrubbing bubbles working it's magic, so I decided I would cut my husby some slack and clean the bathroom. I opened the cabinet under the sink to get the cleaning supplies and BOOM! there it was - one single pregnancy test. In my opinion, this was a sign from God. I mean, if I didn't see that scrubbing bubbles commercial then I wouldn't have wanted to clean the bathroom, then I wouldn't have opened that cabinet and found the test. In my humble opinion, God basically told me to take that pregnancy test. So I did it.
I nearly shit a brick. The test immediately came back as pregnant. I ran down the stairs and shoved the pee covered stick in a sleeping Brandon's face. HOLY SHIT WE'RE HAVING A BABY! I wish I had taken a picture of his face. His expression was one of love and happiness, fear and surprise all at once. It was priceless. I was so in shock that I went to Walgreen's and bought three more. I waited a few hours and peed on another stick. Yup, still pregnant.
Monday morning I peed on another stick - still pregnant. I told Jordan what I had done and, God love her, she ratted me out to Dr. Levy. Surprisingly, Dr. Levy wasn't mad. He laughed at me. I guess my impatience was no surprise to him. He said if I am going to really cheat - I might as well cheat the right way and do a blood test the following day... four days early. While I had gotten a positive on a stick - I was very nervous about the blood work. Tuesday morning I got into the office at 6:30 and I did the blood work. I knew that if I did it super early I could have my results back by 9:30. So I did it and then I anxiously waited for my results. The nurses and I had done the math and we wanted to see my blood levels at around 68. We'd be happy with 68. The endocrine lab was taking forever, so I called them - a machine went down and they had to re-run the blood. Finally, around 11:00 in the morning my results came in. My first blood pregnancy level was 153. Holy shit, it's really real. I repeated the blood test another 3 times - each time my number increased by even more than we has expected. It's really happening.
It's official - Baby Wilkinson is on the way :) Our expected delivery date - November 12, 2013. Yep, you read that correctly. After getting married 9-10-11, our first baby is expected 11-12-13. God works in mysterical ways and we are so thankful for that.