9.04.2012

There Are Two!



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.

About three or four days after the IUI, I started getting MAJOR butterflies in my stomach. It felt like I had a nervous stomach; like I was about to speak to a million people, naked. I had no idea was was going on, but I was just hoping and praying it was something good.

At ten days past IUI, on Christmas, I started taking home pregnancy tests. The first day there was a definite line. I decided to take a digital test. It also said pregnant. The next day, the line was much darker on the line test. I immediately felt pregnant. I think deep down I knew, but that line let me allow myself to feel it. I was excited, but I knew it was a bit early. The next day, an even darker line.

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.

On January sixth 2011, not only did an ultrasound confirm that I was pregnant, but that I had two sacs......

I'll never forget my doctor saying, "THERE ARE TWO!"

Ever.

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."

In that moment, I thought to myself, I wouldn't mind having twins..... at all.

I then started to pray for them. I prayed if God wanted to send us two little blessings, that I would be totally welcoming.

Thankfully, there were two heartbeats on the January 13th....

To ensure everything was going well, our doctor set another ultrasound a week later, on the 20th.

Definitely two babies present...

This picture cracks me up. Brent was being funny, but I know we both had some WOW moments, haha.

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?

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18 comments :

  1. We started trying at the end of March 2010, but knew it was unlikely to happen. I have PCOS and Endometriosis so it is difficult for us. We were only "trying" so that our insurance would cover infertility treatments. We were supposed to try for 4 months.

    On April 186th I knew something was going on. My body was breaking out really bad(gross) and I just felt so different. I called my Aunt who is a Nurse for a GYN. I asked her to do a blood test, she told me she would call me with the results in the morning. That night I couldn't wait, I did a test at home. It had only been 10days since I ovulated so I figured it would be nothing...PREGNANT. I walked in circles for about 45 minutes until Mark came home, I didn't tell him. I called our photographer that did our wedding photos and asked her to meet us at the park the next day. The next morning my Aunt called, I answered the phone "I KNOW!!". She said my hormone level was only a 12, she said "geeze did you get pregnant on the elevator ride up here??". That morning we went to the park and I gave Mark a card from the baby. He read the card as our photographer hid in the bushes. We have the whole moment captured forever!!

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    1. I just started crying reading your story! So sweet!

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  2. Megan I thought this was another pregnancy announcement and that you were having twins again!! hehehe. My hubby really wants twins for some reason!

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  3. Mine was similar to yours in that we were working with a specialist and knew we shoudnt, but couldnt help but test early. I did not have an IUI, but have been doing multiple rounds of Clomid, Metformin and other fun hormones to help get pregnant. I found out on August 13 at 10 days past ovulation that I was pregnant. Got two pretty pink lines. A couple days later the doc confirmed I was indeed pregnant, but my levels were low. Sadly over the next week my levels never doubled and ended up going down. At 5 weeks I sadly miscarried. Per doctors orders I am taking the month of Sept to focus on loosing some of the weight the meds have made me gain and we try again in Oct. I love reading back over your fight w/ PCOS and it gives me hope I will beat PCOS as well soon.

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  4. I loved reading about how you found out you were pregnant. Like you, we also did IUI. The first cycle didn't work but the second one did and I'm now 17 weeks pregnant with our first baby, a precious little girl. It is definitely a much different experience as to how/when you find out. I loved seeing our sweet little girl for the first time at the RE and was even more excited when I was finally released to the regular ob to continue my visits.

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    1. Congrats! Enjoy every second of your little blessing!

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  5. Mine was pretty straightforward. We started trying in June 2010, and I found out I was pregnant September 30th, 2010. What tipped me off was that my period, which ALWAYS came in the morning without fail, did't come the day it was supposed to. I figured I'd go to work and I'd get it during the day. I got home at 4:30pm, still no period, so I decided to test, fully expecting a negative result. Even though we were trying, I was so shocked to see 2 lines appear very quickly! I was so happy and excited that I was shaking! Waiting 2 more hours for my husband to come home to tell him was excruciating! I will never forget that day as long as I live. It was such a wonderful one!

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  6. Your story is so wonderful! Knox and Sloane are just preciousd and two of the biggest, cutest blessings!

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  7. With our first daughter we had a big shock! We had only been married for 5 months and had just bought a house a week before! I was feeling really queasy and thought maybe i had the flu. On the way home from work i grabbed some tums and a pregnancy test just to be sure i wasn't! Well wouldn't you know! I came home and took the test that turned pink right away! I handed it to my husband and sat on the floor crying "Now it has to come out!" haha! Our baby girl was born 8 weeks early but perfectly healthy!

    With our second we waited a while after our daughters early delivery. When she turned 4 we decided to stop preventing anything and see what happens. One Sunday before church i was cleaning out under my bathroom sink and found a pregnancy test. I was going to throw it away but decided to take it and the throw it away. I took it and hopped in the shower. You can imagine the shock when i got out and it was POSITIVE! I wasn't feeling anything at all. My husband had already left for church so i waited not so patiently for him to come home and surprised him with the positive test! He was a little shocked too! I was only about 4 weeks along so we waited until 12 weeks to tell our daughter! To say she was excited would be an understatement!

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  8. Wonderful story! It really does warm my heart how optimistic you have been throughout your whole journey!

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  9. I love your story, Megan! What a beautiful post. I know I've heard it before, but it's just such a great reminder of His goodness and faithfulness!

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  10. I don't have a pregnancy story of my own, but I'd like to tell you what my brother and sister-in-law did at their very first ultrasound. There was not a history of multiples in either family but my brother suspected twins because she was very sick all day, every day. Well, he decided to film the first ultrasound with his iPhone and caught the very moment they found out they were having TRIPLETS! It was such a wonderful way to share it with us who were far away and a beautiful memory for them. :)

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  11. we went off BC in March hoping to start trying that summer (we were preventing other ways) i had a big test for work so we wanted to wait. then i got into a car wreck and had to have surgery. we sort of ran out of alternate means and figured 1 time wouldnt do anything. the day of the surgery they asked me if i could be pg and i said no. my period was supposed to start the next day (give or take a few days) by the next weds it hadnt started but i really thought it was nerves and the sugery and the stress of all that. i took a test and it broke :( it didnt absorb any pee. on sat my DH asked if it has started and i said no i took a test and it broke. i dug the test out of the trash and i was shocked... there were 2 lines... i told the DH that since it had been 3 days it didnt mean anything he needed to go get another test. the next day the lines were instant. not really when we were expecting but it was so wonderful. 2 1/2 years later i am so happy with my little guy and it was all 100% worth it!

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  12. The picture of Brent is way too funny! Love it!!

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  13. We started trying in the summer of last year. After about 6 months with no success, and my finding a new job, we decided to hold off for a bit, and pray about when we were really supposed to start a family. In late January of this year, we really felt like it was the right time. A few weeks later, I was feeling exhausted, but didn't think anything of it. Then I realized that my period hadn't started "on time". I say that in quotations because my cycle has never been spot on. I took a test thinking that it would be negative, and was shocked when it turned positive almost right away. I took two more tests to be sure! I was in shock, but knew that it was a confirmation of the way we had been feeling. Now I'm 30 weeks along, and can't wait to meet our little girl!

    Thanks for sharing your story with us!

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  14. I loved reading this! It is so exciting to find out you're pregnant & I can't imagine what it was like to learn you & Brent were having twins.

    Hope you'll have a wonderful weekend!

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