The day I found out I was pregnant and how I told Scott

I have to preface this story by saying this is NOT how I intended  or envisioned telling Scott that I was pregnant… It’s funny how things just work out some times.

In my last post, I shared that on May 7th, we found out that we were pregnant. I also shared a cute coffee mug that I had been hiding in the closet for the last 2 years. I was going to use the coffee mug as my way of telling Scott that I was pregnant, ha! That didn’t happen! That idea went right out the window when I saw that positive cheapie pregnancy test. My reaction pretty much gave it away.

Ok, back to the story…

I woke up that morning, took my temperature and saw that my post ovulation temperatures had stayed elevated. This was very much out of the ordinary for me. I knew that we were going on the boat later that day, and drinks would be had, so I took a cheapie pregnancy test just to be sure.

I forgot to look at the test in the allotted 5 minutes, so when I saw that faint position line, I thought surely, that’s not the real deal. But I couldn’t help myself from getting excited and freaking out. With shock in my voice I gasped, “OMG!!!”

Scott heard me from the bedroom and shot out of bed asking “what, what is it?” He was deep in sleep when he heard the shock, fear and excitement in my voice. So when I went into the room, tears in my eyes, said something along the lines of “I think I might possibly, maybe, I don’t know… be pregnant….”

It took him a minute to process what I had just said and his response was, “oh…” So I started to explain my temperatures and the faint positive on the cheapie stick but how I didn’t look at it in the 5 minutes so I was very doubtful and didn’t actually believe it was a real positive.

Needless to say, we were both very hesitant to get excited.

Later that morning, Scott eventually got up and we went about our normal schedule, had coffee, watched the news, prepared the boat for a day on the lake. Once I had the urge to go to the bathroom again, I was sure to take another test. I took a first response test and there was no denying it was positive!! The line popped up immediately and was much darker than the cheapie. I couldn’t believe it!!!

I went downstairs to join Scott and had the BIGGEST smile on my face. Just from my expression alone, he knew that I had taken another test and that it was for sure positive.

…And that’s just the beginning of our pregnancy adventure!

Our journey to pregnancy

Never in my life did I think I would have problems getting pregnant. Well, here I am, sharing our journey through infertility. Of course, if you missed my previous post, I shared that we’re pregnant and expecting a baby January 2018. But I wanted to share the backstory to this precious baby. It took us nearly two years to get pregnant and it was not easy on us. In fact, it was really, really hard. Any amount of infertility sucks. 8 months–2 years–5 years, whatever it may be. If pregnancy and motherhood is on your heart and it’s not happening, it’s pretty crushing…along with emotional, stressful, painful and discouraging. I remember my friend Annie sending me this blog post. I would read it during the dark days of infertility and it would give me so much hope and perspective. Reaching out to my closest friends and family helped me a lot and I couldn’t be more grateful for the support.

Now for our timeline…Going back to May 2015.

May 2015-July 2015

I stopped taking birth control May 2015. We had a trip planned to Costa Rica  in June and the goal was to start trying when we got back. Quite a few things happened that summer, which included selling our old house and moving into our new house. I guess you could say we were pretty occupied and didn’t have baby making on our mind. But by August, we were settled into our new house and started seriously considering growing our family. I also want to note that I naively purchased a coffee mug around this time as a way to share with Scott in the near future that I was pregnant.

August 2015-April 2016

After months of trying with no progress, I voiced my concerns at my annual exam with my OBGYN. Initially we started with some routine blood work, a semen analysis for Scott and waited for the results. Everything came back as close to perfect as you could get.

We were diagnosed with unexplained infertility.

April 2016-October 2016

During this time frame, the plan was to work on timing and start using ovulation predictor kits to help me track my ovulation. Since we’re young and healthy, the timeline the doctor gave us was 6 months. If we still weren’t getting anywhere, we’d move onto the next steps which included fertility medication.

October 2016-December 2016

By October 2016, I requested that we try the fertility medications. I was prescribed Clomid and started it December 2016. After one failed round of Clomid and a medium/large cyst on my right ovary, we took a month off and prayed the cyst would resolve on it’s own.

February 2017-April 2017

Went in for an ultrasound February 2017 and the cyst was gone!!! Praise!!! My doctor and I both agreed that we were D-O-N-E with Clomid but he did offer another medication that would help with ovulation, Femara.

I began my first dose of Femara March 2017 on cycle days 3-7 and prayed for ovulation. Femara in combination with ovulation predictor kits and charting my temperature, finally revealed that I ovulated. Sadly, pregnancy didn’t occur that month.

I had one more dose of Femara, which I took April 2017, cycle days 3-7. I was also charting my temperature that month and noticed something very different than the previous months. My post ovulation temperatures had stayed elevated and continued to stay there. Previously, my post ovulation temperatures were all over the place…fast forward to May 7th.

May 7th, 2017

I’m not sure if it was instinct, or my post ovulation temperatures, but something told me to test. I tested 3 days before my missed period and sure enough, it was positive! My eyes instantly filled with tears and my heart started racing.

I couldn’t believe we were finally pregnant!!!

Baby Hamilton

We’re so excited to share that Baby Hamilton will be joining our family January 2018!!!

I plan on sharing more details about how we got here, the struggles we went through, telling our families, and details about my pregnancy so far! Stay tuned…