I just want to keep shouting those words over & over I can hardly believe this is real life. I AM PREGNANT. I wondered if I would ever get to say those 3 little words…and after 1,650 days (almost 5 years of trying to conceive) I finally can! 🤩
Wednesday March 6th is a day I will never forget as it’s the day we found out that our little frostie chose to stay with us and that we are expecting a baby this coming November 😍❄❤ (November 13th to be exact but I have a feeling that date may change a wee bit). Thirteen is a lucky number for us as we got engaged on the 13th of December!
We knew we would have our pregnancy beta hcg test on Wed. March 6th which is Ash Wednesday. I woke up that morning and I knew in my heart I was pregnant. I felt it. I felt different than I ever had before. My stomach had begun to get this queasy, unsettled feeling the past few days and I had developed insomnia. My lips were super dry and I was always thirsty. I noticed some feelings of fullness in my uterus and some very mild cramping. On the Sunday I had had some brown spotting & cramping and I’m convinced that was implantation. I was using the washroom a lot. I told Mike if the test came back negative I would be shocked. I had refrained and resisted from any kind of home testing and chose this time to wait for the blood results. Each time in the past that I tested and saw that stark white home test all it did was fill me with saddnes, fear and dredd. This time I wanted to choose to believe I was pregnant until i had a reason not too.
My beta was at 9am and I got in the car to drive to the lab and I said a prayer 🙏 to my Dad in heaven to please let this be it…please let this be our time. Since this was the beginning of lent I gave up drinking pop (soda for you Americans reading haha) and vowed to stick to it (not risking anything at this point). I asked my Dad for a sign, anything to tell me all was going to be ok. I turned the ignition of my car and immediately the song “Ment to Be” by Bebe Rexha fT. FGL came on. When I heard those lyrics 🎶”if its ment to be,it will be, it will be, baby just let it be“🎶 I started to cry and I knew that was my sign. I went into the lab and had my blood drawn then got back in my car to drive home and our wedding song “All of Me” by John Legend came on and I just beamed from ear to ear. This IS it 💜 This was gonna happen.
Anyone who has checked their own labs online knows when something is out of normal range a red ⚠️ shows up beside the test. I remember saying out loud to myself “please let it show a 50 but heck I’m not greedy I’ll take a 49!! Close enough”. When I checked online at 1:51pm and saw that symbol my heart literally skipped a beat and I knew it was good news. I clicked the test and the HCG level was ④⑨. I was pregnant. I instantly drove to the nearest Shoppers Drug Mart and bought a First Reponse test as I needed to see those 2 pink lines for the first time ever. And it was everything I had imagined it to be.
When it comes to HCG anything over 6 is considered pregnant and the doctors like to see a number 50 and above. I felt a bit fearful seeing that 49 but chose to believe it was ok. The nurse called me excitedly the next day at 7:05 am saying how happy everyone was for us. She didn’t seem worried at all seeing the 49 and told me the initial number is not that important it’s how it goes up that is what tells the story.
She said a good beta should increase at least 50% in 48 hours but seeing the number double is really good.
On Friday March 8th I had my second beta and although I felt confident it was hard to not be fearful and petrified this all was going to be taken away as soon as I got it. I went to acupuncture that day and right after I checked my result and saw the number had almost tripled at ①③① . I felt such joy & relief. Our little frostie wasn’t just growing he/she was thriving!!! 🙏👶
We had one more beta hcg test on Monday March 11th and I told myself as long as I saw a number above 300 that I would trust this was real and believe it. The number came back at ⑥⑨⑧ and my jaw must’ve hit the floor. Wow! In that moment I felt like the last five years of stresses, anxieties, disappointments & heartbreaks were all worth it because they led us to our miracle. This baby is already so very loved ❤❤❤.
Now everyone is wondering how did I tell Mike the good news!! So let me tell you it was a looong day. I found out just before 2 pm that I was pregnant (I was alone) & Mike was already at work. I had decided not to call him at work and would wait until he got home at 11:30 pm. Of couse this night he got held late at work and didnt get home until 12:20 am 😖. In December of 2015 about a year and a bit after we had been trying naturally, I ordered and had a puzzle made and thought that’s how I would surprise my husband. How cute would that be! Little did I know then that I would have to wait 3 years and 3 months to finally use it! I’ve kept it hidden from him all these years just waiting and hoping for the day. And it finally came 😁
Watch Mike find out he is going to be a Daddy ♡
This smile is everything
After I told Mike the news we could finally tell our families. I kept the news to myself all day & we were bursting to share our happy news. Mike and I called his parents & my Mom right away and everyone was over the moon with happiness. We then proceeded to tell our siblings and our closest friends over the next few days. The love, support & excitement we felt from everyone just filled us up inside. We are so excited to share this journey with everyone. This will be the first grandchild for my Mom & first great-grandchild for my Nana 💛.
Infertility has taken countless tears from us, caused me to take hundreds of medications & injections, more bloodwork & ultrasounds than I can even count anymore, over 12,000 kms driven on my vehicle just for appointments , spent enough money that covers a childs 4 year university degree, and has made me realize the true patience & strength required to go on a lengthy journey such as ours. But today I can proudly & happily say that 🅦🅔 🅑🅔🅐🅣 🅘🅝🅕🅔🅡🅣🅘🅛🅘🅣🅨!
This was our one & only embryo and it worked. It only takes ①! Our little embie that could…and it did!
I hope this post bring happiness & joy to all of you that have prayed with us, hoped for us and felt sad with us. And we thank each and everyone of you ♡
To the woman or man wishing to be parents and reading this right now…please let this serve as a beacon of hope that 𝕄𝕚𝕣𝕒𝕔𝕝𝕖𝕤 𝕕𝕠 ℍ𝕒𝕡𝕡𝕖𝕟 & not to give up. There were so many days where Mike and I truly thought this would never happen but we chose to believe in the hope that it could and that’s what kept us going & I’m so glad we never gave up! 😁❤👫 It still doesn’t even feel real yet!
We still have a long way to go and many milestones ahead to cross and I don’t think I’ll fully be able to breathe until our baby is in our arms. But today I am blessed. Today I am hopeful. Today I am elated with joy. Today I join the category of courageous women you call 🄼🄾🅃🄷🄴🅁 ♡♡♡
We have our first ultrasound booked for Tuesday March 26th at our clinic where we will see our little frostie for the first time & hear its little heart beating 💓.We will be 6 weeks and 6 days at time of scan. We’ve waited for this day for so long and I just cannot wait!
Please continue to send love, prayers and baby dust to our little Baby to continue to grow and flourish. Get cozy little one for the next 8 months!!! 😍💜
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