We’re still shocked. This was our last month trying naturally before moving onto IVF and it was a month that if we had gone with the Sher Institute I would have been on The Pill and would not be in this position.
I took another digital HPT this morning and it was still positive! I don’t know how often I’ll continue to take tests but I probably will until I get a doctor’s confirmation. Our new health insurance doesn’t kick in until December first and I need to find a whole new set of doctors. It should be interesting.
There will be more than a few milestones that we need to reach until I feel comfortable. The first will be to get past the same time frame as our first loss at 5w5d. The second will be to get to the first ultrasound. The third to get through the first trimester.
Luckily, I feel a lot different this time around. The first time, I was spotting from the beginning. This time, I’ve had none at all. I also was extremely bloated from the start. This time not. I realize that both spotting and bloating can happen in very normal pregnancies but I only have that one time to compare. So, I’m using those as a benchmark.
We went for a walk this afternoon and talked about how we can’t control whether this is our take home baby or not. We’ll both do as much as we can to ensure that it is but it really is out of our hands. We have to have faith. We also know that if this isn’t the “one” for us that we’ll jump right into IVF now that we have all of our homework done.
I want to say thank you to two bloggers (Lisa at Hapa Hopes and April at Where Do We Go From Here?) who awarded me with the Liebster award. Liebster is a German word meaning dearest, and the award is given to up-and-coming bloggers with less than 200 followers.
Here are the rules:
1. Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who gave it to you.
2. Reveal your top five picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
3. Copy and paste the award on your blog.
4. Hope that the people you’ve sent the award to forward it to their five favorite bloggers and keep it going!
These are five bloggers who deserve the same (not sure if I’ve followed the rules but these are bloggers who I’ve been following and love to read!):
1. Mrs. Green Grass at Baby-Making-Merry-go-Round
2. Newbie at Infertile in the City
3. Hope at Invisible Mother
4. Brooke at Becoming Parents
5. Jenny at The Long Way Around