Friday, January 15, 2016

My Big Fat Positive!
On New Year's Day I found out I was pregnant!! I still can't believe its really true! I am only 6 weeks pregnant so we have just told our families for now, but we can't wait to be able so share it with everyone!

As you can read from my previous post, we met with a fertility specialist in December after 7 months of trying to get pregnant. She agreed that it would be reasonable to pursue some testing to see if there was something preventing conception. However, one of the tests she recommended was called an HSG, a presumably painful procedure where they inject contrast die into your uterus to make sure no tubes are blocked. She advised I want till my next cycle and enjoy the holidays before scheduling this procedure. Fortunately, I am still waiting!

In light of all these fertility appointments, I was totally not expecting a positive test this month! I took a test the morning of New Year's day because we had plans with friends over the weekend and I wanted to know if could drink. I was completely shocked when there was a faint line on my wondfo test strip. I quickly chugged as much water as I could to take my last first response test and there was a bright, bold second pink line within seconds! My husband was at work so I had to process this news by myself for the next 8 hours! It was so hard to keep it a secret until he got home from work, but the look on his face was worth it!

It has been one whole year since we first met with my rheumatologist in December 2014 and began weaning off cellcept and methotrexate, in order to start trying to conceive. There have been many physical and emotional ups and down over the past year but we are thrilled that it has all finally paid off! 

I will be continuing to update here as my pregnancy progress and will link this blog with my main blog, allgrownupwithjra, once the first trimester has passed.

Stay tuned!

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