16 December 2009
Four years ago today the two week wait was over at last and it was time for me to find out if the IVF had worked. I had an appointment at the clinic for a beta hCG blood test first thing in the morning and I cried all the way there. After the uncertainty (mixed with subdued excitement and hope) of the long 2WW, I was very aware that my dream could soon be over. I returned home for yet more waiting and paced the room for the next three hours. Waiting for the phone to ring, those three hours were the longest of my life. Eventually I stopped pacing and sat down and tried not to think any more. Then the phone rang and it was the nurse, and she told me immediately that my blood test had come back showing that I was pregnant. I was completely stunned and totally over the moon. I had a BFP . A BIG FAT POSITIVE. I was PREGNANT. At 21 years old I'd been told that I would not be able to conceive a child naturally and more than a decade later I'd finally become pregnant through IVF. It was going to be several months before it really sank in and I believed for sure that I was going to have a baby soon, but on that day my world altered completely with the news of my BFP. Nozy had sent me a text on 1st January 2005 saying Something magical is going to happen this year and he was right, something magical did happen and on 16th December 2005 my life changed forever.
To celebrate my IVF miracle baby (and the beginning of life with a sunny boy) I'm going to be hosting the first Giveaway at Sunnydaytodaymama. See my Love Thursday post tomorrow for details on the Giveaway and how to enter.