The journey of two guys ( with one cat & lot of great friends) trying to get through life and expand their family through surrogacy in Thailand.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Positive Vs Negative (Take II)

We waited up until about 2am last night hoping that we would get the email we had been waiting for before we went to bed. Instead the email came at 3:30am and Frankie and I were instantly awake at the sound of my phone going off. I set the ring tone to the “good news” jingle in the hopes that it would give the universe a cue. The universe did not disappoint. The email read:

“Congratulations! Your pregnancy test is positive!!

We will retest in one week.”

It was the best wakeup call we could hope for. We looked at the attached report and the serum HCG was 287.80. We couldn’t be happier. Up until this point, we’ve been chanting: “stick little embryo, stick!”, now our cheers turn to “grow little embryo, grow”.

We learned after our last attempt that managing our expectations is paramount. We’ve been here before, and things ended all too painfully. So, one week down, and just a few short weeks until we hear that little heart beating. Once that’s confirmed, we’ll be popping out the champagne.

Our fingers are optimistically crossed. 


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    1. Thanks! :0) Feels great to be at this stage again.

  2. Woohoo! Congratulations, excellent news!

  3. I've been waiting for this news! Yipppeeeee!!! :)

  4. I am so happy for you guys!!!!! This is such wonderful news!!!! I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for you and your little embryos!

  5. What a wonderful news! So happy for you Justin :) Wishing you a smooth journey ahead. xoxo

  6. Thanks everyone for all the wonderful comments. :0) We feel so fortunate to have so much support during this process. Keeping our fingers crossed until this weekend...