Monday, December 29, 2008

Feeling Positive Today

Thanks to everyone who made me feel better about my low betas.  Especially militarywife who I got to meet last night for the first time.  Your positive vibes have done wonders for my psyche.  I don't know what I would do without this great community of women.  Thank you thank you thank you.

I went to a couple of different websites and they all show that my betas are adequate even though on the lower side.  So I am feeling much better about this pregnancy.  In fact as I write this I'm all crampy (which I hear is a good symptom) so I feel like that is a good sign that the baby is growing.  So  I think we'll be fine on Wednesday.  Everyone here feels good about the baby too.   We hadn't planned on announcing anything since we weren't sure.  But my Mother in law guessed that I was pregnant since I wasn't having any coffee (which is usually a staple for me).  We were sitting around chatting at the kitchen table and she was working on a sudoku puzzle.  She said "Betsy I just have to ask you something but I'm gonna write it down o.k."  So I was like what is this 9th grade.  When she scribbled  are you pregnant I was shocked.  I really didn't know how she could of guessed.  I answered maybe and explained why I wasn't too excited.  I was practically in tears but of course she was ecstatic.  She said the same thing you all said.  As long as it doubled that is good enough for her to think we are o.k.  I told her that she wasn't allowed to say anything to anyone else in the family.  But then the following day, my sister in law asked me if I was pregnant because she noticed I hadn't been drinking.  We have 3-4 types of wine on Christmas and usually I love to partake.  So I guess it was kind of obvious to anyone who paid any attention.  So we ended up telling her and my father in law.  It is killing me not to tell the grandparents though.  It would be wonderful to tell them in person.  But you guys know how it is.    Anyway I'm a little sad that we couldn't do something cute to tell them.  But there is still my parents.  They knew every last detail of the IVF stuff and are just waiting to hear from me.  I know they must be anxious.  So I will think of some cute way to tell them.  They live overseas so we have to tell them via skype.  

Today is our last full day in Denver and we are going to hit the malls to see if we can get some other deals.  We are also going to my Brother in laws house to spend some quality time with our newborn nephew.  The next time we see him he'll look completely different so we wanna take in all the sweet new babyness now.  How exciting that he'll have a cousin so close in age.  


11 comments:

Andrea said...

Glad you're feeling positive! So am I! Your symptoms are a great sign! Excited for Wed.!

Mo and Will said...

I'm just catching up with you and am so glad that the beta is doubling and that you're feeling a little more positive about things! Hang in there. I am sending fervent thoughts that you keep getting good news and that the roller coaster levels out so you can start to enjoy being pregnant a bit!

Best,

Mo

militarywifealways said...

I am glad I got to meet you guys too, you two are awesome! I can't wait for all your pregnancy updates :0)

Stephanie said...

I am sending tons of good vibes and prayers your way that your beta on Wed is great! As long as it keeps going up that is all that matters! Keep thinking positive, I'll be thinking positive for you too!!!

Michelle said...

I am happy you are feelin positive. I will keep the positive vibes for you. Enjoy your last day in Denver.

Jennifer said...

I am keeping the warm fuzzies for you and look forward to your preggo updates!

April said...

so glad you're feeling better about things. ;) you *deserve* it!

Leigh said...

Congratulations!

Don't worry - I also can't relax completely - this stuff messes with our mind, doesn't it?

Clio said...

so glad to here you are feeling better about everything. :)
I guess really there's no way you can hide something that big happening with you. Even if, of course not showing physically, we get transformed with news like that, and whoever pays attention will notice. Maybe you don't even need something so cute to tell your parents. Just the news will be awesome enough for them. :)

TTC a lil F said...

You have been on my mind all day. I just wanted to say "hi".

mrsgarza said...

I just caught up with your blog and saw your news. I am so happy for you---congratulations and good luck.