Another fun post in the Huggies’ Series!
How did I find out I was pregnant?
Since I did IUI with Knox & Sloane, the whole first pregnancy test experience was a bit different.
I know that it was supposed to be at least two weeks before a pregnancy test was considered accurate. This is because with IUI, you get a “trigger shot” and this increases your level of the pregnancy hormone.
Finally, on December 28th, I called my doctor’s office. My nurse told me to go ahead and come in since my line was getting darker. She called that afternoon and said it was positive, but she wanted me to come back in a few days to confirm since it was so early and I had done a trigger shot. On the 30th, I went back and that afternoon she called, again, and said I was most definitely pregnant was the numbers were going up. Talk about music to my ears!
It was almost New Year’s eve. We didn’t have big plans because we were going to New Orleans that weekend for the bowl game, which was on my birthday, January fourth. Typically, they would have had me come back one more time days to get another blood draw to check my levels to make sure they were increasing as they should. Well, since we were going to be out of town, I wasn’t able to schedule that next blood test. Instead, they scheduled me for an ultrasound January sixth.
I’ll never forget my doctor saying, “THERE ARE TWO!”
Those two sacs were still working to develop heartbeats. My doctor scheduled our next ultrasound for January thirteenth. Brent and I decided we would keep the exciting news to ourselves for that week. We wanted to have that time to just let it sink in. It had been six months since Cohen had gone to Heaven. We were so ready to have more children and continue our journey of growing our family. I still get happy tears typing this.
I knew the possibility of having twins was a bit increased doing IUI, but really, it’s not that much. The day I did my trigger shot, my doctor’s partner did an ultrasound to look at my follicles. They looked great. As I was on lying there, he said, “Now, you are okay with more than one, right?” I was responded with yes. He said, “The chances of it happening are actually pretty slim, but I like to ask.”
To ensure everything was going well, our doctor set another ultrasound a week later, on the 20th.
Definitely two babies present…
So, although my first pregnancy test experience wasn’t like most, the middle of December and the whole month of January was probably one of the best times in my life. Sometimes I still can’t believe it happened, but I’m so glad it did!
How did you find out you were pregnant?