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Live Wire

Monday September 12, 2011

I have felt like a buzzing, sparking live wire all day.  This is far from my first TTC rodeo, but today the wait was different.  I’ve been preoccupied and alternately worried and excited since the transfer, but today was something else entirely.  I haven’t been this anxious since graduate school.  Yogi and I went to a play date this AM during which I simultaneously carried on a conversation with four Moms, kept Yogi from dismantling a DVD player, ran my grocery list (organized by section) through my head on an endless loop, and sat on my hands to keep from typing a small subset of the things running through my mind.  Wowza.  That level of anxiety is exhausting and thankfully no longer my general state.

But…… who cares about any of that?!!  Today we are pregnant!

It was VERY hard to wait, but my wife sent a text with the numbers 280 and many, many exclamation points (my wife isn’t an exclamation point person so I love when she uses them and REALLY loves when she abuses them) and I didn’t care what time it was.  She called immediately afterward although we were both much too excited to actually talk.

I’m doing what I can not to over-analyze the number, but…. 280?!!!  It is true that today was 11 days post transfer of a day 6 blastocsyst and that is pretty far along for a 1st beta.  However, as a point of comparison – 10 days post transfer of a 5 day blastocyst that would become Yogi, our beta (it was the 2nd) was 157.  Hard not to compare.

280 feels like a HUGE number.

No way to know for sure until the ultrasound.

Patience is a virtue.

12 Comments leave one →
  1. tesstrue permalink
    Monday September 12, 2011 10:05 pm

    Your text was the best part of my day. Hug your wife for me. Love you both!

  2. Tuesday September 13, 2011 10:04 am

    Our first beta with Curly was over 500, although that was not a result of transferring three.. 😉 I think it all depends on if it doubles, triples, quadruples. On pins and needles!

  3. Meinemo permalink
    Tuesday September 13, 2011 10:21 am

    Awesome. Thrilled for you both!

  4. Tuesday September 13, 2011 10:40 am

    woo HOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yogi’s going to be a big brother!!! So excited for all three of you. xo

  5. Tuesday September 13, 2011 12:23 pm

    Ok WHAT??? WOWwowwow! Congrats! I’m gone a month and I miss this? Aaah! Congrats again!

  6. .rlg. permalink
    Tuesday September 13, 2011 2:24 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE. I went to the grocery after reading your “280!!!” post yesterday, and I walked the aisles grinning like a tool. Also, I called my mom and two friends to tell them. They don’t know you, of course, but I couldn’t contain my excitement!

  7. seattlegirl permalink
    Tuesday September 13, 2011 3:46 pm

    WAHOO!!! SO excited for you guys.

  8. Tuesday September 13, 2011 5:27 pm

    That is amazing – congratulations!!

  9. Tuesday September 13, 2011 6:50 pm

    Fantastic news. Congratulations!


  10. Schroedinger permalink
    Tuesday September 13, 2011 9:05 pm

    woo-hoo!!! Sorry to be a late commenter. I was on vacation. So happy for you!

  11. jilldab permalink
    Tuesday September 13, 2011 9:40 pm

    first beta with my twins was 263… could be two for you!

  12. tbean permalink
    Wednesday September 14, 2011 9:15 am

    Congrats! I had a good feeling about this one!

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