Tuesday, November 18, 2008

For you, a suprise!

About 3 weeks ago, I was admitted to the hospital for chest pain. They did lots of tests, did an ultrasound of my heart called a 2D Echocardiogram and found a crazy lump in my atrium and then did another test called a TEE (transesophageal echocardiogram) where they sort of sedate you and jam a tube down your throat, ultrasound through your esophagus to your heart (which is now a mere 2mm away or something crazy) and they found that the crazy lump on my atrial wall was nothing to be worried about, in fact it wasn't a lump at all but some fibers that are no big deal. I was released and all is well. During this time they did a pregnancy test...which I was secretly hoping would be positive...but it was negative. Oh well. We weren't really trying anyhow.

Fast forward to last Friday 11/14. Still no period. Sore breasts. Moody. PRAYING for my period so this hell could end.
The alarm goes off, it's 6am. Trevor gets in the shower...I have to pee. I can't fall back asleep. Peepeppeeeeepeeepeeeeee. Damn! I guess i have to get up. I decided to take another pregnancy test. The best time is in the morning, first pee. I have a pregnancy test, by chance. So, Trevor's in the shower I lumber into the bathroom, we exchange Good Mornings.

I pee on the stick.
I watch it progress.
Trevor showers.

It looks like this:

(not my actual test)

My hands start to shake and I fumble for the instructions, I compare. It is, in fact, positive. Holy SHIT!

I ask Trevor if he wants to see something crazy. He pauses and says, Sure?
I jam the test through the shower curtain and he is unsure of what he is looking at. I shout that it's a pregnancy test....and it's POSITIVE!! He looks at me with disbelief...we both are just standing there, water going everywhere, we are going to have a baby.

Through out the day I take another test...it's still positive. However, Trevor still is not convinced. He tells me to go the hospital (where I am an RN) early before I have to start my shift and see if any of the docs will write a script for me to have a blood test. So I do. I go to work, I find one of the docs I work with all the time, tell them the situation, they tell me I don't need the test, that the urine tests are accurate, but if my husband insists ( a great perk of my job). I go down to the outpatient lab, they draw my blood, and a few hours later I find out that my serum quantitative Hcg level is over 7,000. This freaks me out because I have no idea what that means. I look it up and learn that a non-pregnant woman's Hcg is <5. My number indicates I am somewhere between 5-6 weeks along. Which is what my OBGYN though when I called to make an appt. earlier in the the day. I call Trevor, he can belive now. When I come home from work we go out to eat. We don't say much....we stare at each other with wonder...with fear...with joy...with anticipation.

So, yeah. I'm PREGNANT.
It's still early and I am well aware of all the risks....but I had to share...and I'm so excited, and OMG!!!


Kate said...

Ahhhh! Congratulations! This is so exciting! It actually brought tears to my eyes reading this, I'm so happy for you. I can not wait to read all about your journey.

What great news to start the day!

Kristin C. said...

Thanks Kate!
I am still in a state of disbelief. I know you can probably relate. You don't look pregnant...you don't really FEEL pregnant...you haven't even SEEN real proof yet. But there it supposed to be a human life...inside of you. So crazy.

Anonymous said...

aieeeee! So exciting!

Miss Atomic said...

I know I've said it 300 times already, so here's 301...CONGRATULATIONS!!! OMG!!!

xoxo- miss atomic

samantha jo campen said...

My jaw is still on the floor, almost a week later.

Again, this is just crazy. You couldn't belive it when I was pregnant, and now I have to wrap my mind around the fact that you are.

This may take a little while :-)

BABY SHOWER 2009 Huzzah!

Pocklock said...

Congratulations! It's so awesome. Thinking good thoughts for you!

(Found you via Sam!)

painterjoy said...

YYAAAAAAYYYYY!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!I have tears in my eyes! How wonderful!
I didn't wait to tell everyone either.
So happy for you! What a lucky baby!

Kristin C. said...

Thank you all for your kind words and thoughts!


Tracy said...

Hey, congrats again . . . howya feelin?