IT'S POSITIVE! I'M PREGNANT! - My IVF Pregnancy Journey Part 11
Because I am up anyway and can't go back to bed, I thought, "Why don't I just write right now?" Well, It's what I do at 2:30 in the morning when I can't sleep.
After my last post, My IVF Pregnancy Journey Part 10, I was already itching to write the next part of my pregnancy journal. This part is one of my favourite events throughout my whole journey since my husband and I decided to seek help from a fertility specialist. Oh, you have no idea!!! I hope that after you read this entire post that you will ooze with joy and gladness for me and rejoice with me.
So, just a recap, the embryo was transferred into my uterus on the 23rd of September 2019. I was instructed then by my doctor to get a pregnancy blood test on the 4th of October if by then, I still had not gotten my period yet.
Come October 4th (Day 28 of the cycle), early morning at 8:30 AM, I went to the pathology clinic to get my blood test done. Obviously, that day, my period was delayed. And I was hoping and praying that I would not get my period at all. I also refused to take pregnancy home kits to check it myself because I had been disappointed so many times every time my period was delayed and I'd take a pregnancy test. They all came out negative. Every single time.
Then, at around 3 PM that day, while my husband was watching TV and I was browsing a shoe catalogue in our lounge (there were some really good specials and I wanted to buy a new pair of shoes), I received a phone call from the fertility nurse, and she said:
"We received the result of your blood test. It showed that your hCG level has risen to a certain level (it was 595.9 mIU/mL - anything below 25 is negative) which indicates positive pregnancy. Congratulations, Elizabeth!!! You are pregnant."
And I was like, "Are you sure? Oh my God!!! Thank you, Lord, thank you, Jesus!!! Oh my God... I can't believe this."
I was crying and sobbing, but at the same time, I was bubbling with so much joy and happiness that I had never felt before. I was on the phone and I was almost crawling on the floor because my legs were shaking from the excitement of this incredible news. I thanked the nurse, and I told her to please send my heartfelt thanks to the Doctor because they're all instrumental to make this pregnancy possible. I could not thank them enough for all their help and support all throughout the process.
After I hung up the phone, I hugged my husband so tight and said, "Honey, we're pregnant! The blood test confirmed it." I thanked him and I cried on his chest for God knows how long. It was so surreal. I just couldn't believe it. It's a miracle!
As I am typing each word in this post, I am crying as I recreate the whole scenario of that day in my head when I received the GOOD NEWS! It was one of the greatest and happiest days of my life!!!
I give all the glory, honour and praises to the God Almighty and our Lord Jesus Christ! Nothing is impossible with God! He made all things possible and, finally, my prayers were answered. The Lord granted my heart's desires to have a baby!
Of course, my pregnancy journal doesn't end here. I will still continue sharing all the good news and I hope you all get inspired by my testimony. If you haven't read any of my posts yet, I want you to know that my husband and I (me, especially) went through a lot of ups and downs, heartaches and pains, just to get to this stage. But I never lost faith. I knew it would happen at the right time, in God's perfect timing, and I continue to trust in Him throughout the whole journey.
Right now, I'm 36 weeks pregnant and will soon to give birth, and I can't wait to meet my baby! I can't wait to give this precious little bub a hug and kiss and I already love my baby so, so much, unconditionally. I'm sure you can tell that I'm just oozing with love and pure joy at the moment. I'm so excited, but at the same time, nervous, but I know God is always with me and He will never leave me.
My IVF Pregnancy Journey Part 1
My IVF Pregnancy Journey Part 2
My IVF Pregnancy Journey Part 3
My IVF Pregnancy Journey Part 4
My IVF Pregnancy Journey Part 5
My IVF Pregnancy Journey Part 6
My IVF Pregnancy Journey Part 7
My IVF Pregnancy Journey Part 8
My IVF Pregnancy Journey Part 9
My IVF Pregnancy Journey Part 10