Tuesday, July 25, 2006

the news that made my day

I know you don't all know Carrie, but go over and take a look at today's entries on her blog. After three years of trying to get pregnant — the multitude of medical tests, injections, negative pregnancy tests, dashed hopes, incredible emotional ups and down, and most recently in vitro fertilization with donated eggs from a woman who has become her soul sister — Carrie got that faint pink line on a pregnancy test today — for the first time in her life. She is pregnant!!!

Carrie, if you're reading, congratulations 100 times over! I know you and Chris must be feeling a mixture of giddyness and disbelief tonight. I remember when it happened to us. The pink line was so faint that we barely believed it was there. We tilted the stick back and forth under a lamp to make sure our eyes weren't playing tricks on us. Even when I tested again the next morning and the line was a little darker, I still couldn't bring myself to believe in the line. Not until the next day, when I went for the blood test, and the nurse called me back and gave me the numbers (68 HCG, 14 progesterone) and told me I was pregnant.

So Carrie, I know you must be holding back the full fountain of joy I know is welling up inside you, even as you begin to allow that this might be actually happening. But believe it! And know that I am so incredibly excited for you! I pray that your little baby — or babies! — stick and stay healthy for the next nine months. What a miraculous moment!

Addendum: Steve just got home, and I showed him the picture of the positive test, and then I showed him this post about seeing a ray of light after a thunderstorm on the North Shore this weekend. Carrie wrote: "Could this be our light cutting through the darkness of 3 years of infertility? Steve stood there shaking his head and said, "That's amazing. Just incredible. Just amazing." Suffice to say he joins me in our good wishes, Carrie.

3 comments:

Carrie said...

Oh wow, Em
I am sitting here crying with joy reading this. The prayers, love and support from you is priceless. thank you a million times over. thank you.
I am just praying it sticks GOOD and that that line gets darker til my beta # on Thursday!
hugs!

Emilie said...

Hugs to you too, Carrie!

Laura said...

Yippee!!! I'm smiling ear to ear!!