January 25th, 2011
Tomorrow is test day…and I am having a panic attack!
I am so nervous! I am so afraid that my pregnancy test will come out negative…even though I’ve had so many symptoms. This has got to be the worst mind game ever! So much worse than any thing I have ever experienced.
As I write this, I have 12 hours till I go in for the test, and then about 3 or 4 hours until I know! I am tempted to buy a home test, but Toju keeps insisting we wait for the hospital’s result.
Hmmmm…the clock is officially ticking!
January 26th, 2011
Toju and I were a ball of nerves as we drove to the hospital. I actually saw beads of sweat on my husband’s head, even with the air conditioning. As for me, my heart was beating so loudly, it felt like it was pumping through my ears. Today, we found out our fate.
We got to the clinic by 8.30am, and were immediately ushered to the lab. After my blood was taken, we were asked to come back by 10am for the result. 10am sha!!!
Toju and I looked exchanged glances, and we knew we were thinking the same thing. Leaving me in the hospital’s reception, he walked across the road to a pharmacy we had seen, to pick up a pregnancy test.
And there, in the hospital toilet, I took that test…and I got a BFP.
When I walked out of the toilet and saw the anxiety on my husband’s face, I immediately burst into tears. Thinking it was a negative result, he had enveloped me in a bear hug. But then I had handed him the test stick, and I saw the emotions on his face change from sadness, to shock, to delirious joy! We just stood in the hospital hallway, hugging each other, and half laughing, half crying. Our journey had culminated in joy.
A few minutes later, we were called into the doctor’s office, and the positive result was again confirmed. I had a hCG level of 250, which we were told is very good and high!!!
Oh, Father Lord! What can I say on to my Lord?! All I have to say is thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! All I have to say is thank You Lord!
As soon as we left the hospital, the first thing I did was to call my sisters, one by one. Even if I tried, I could never describe how emotional those calls were. It had been screaming, praising, crying, praising again…Our God had done it!
Present Day, 2018
On the 14th of September, 2011, our beautiful sons, Jason and Justin, made their entry into the world.
The pregnancy had been smooth, and I had savoured every minute of it! Everything had been perfect, and when I hit the 37-week mark, I had a scheduled c-section, and we had met our beautiful boys! My parents, especially my Mother, had been overjoyed…and Toju’s family as well. Their baby dedication was the first time both families were able to really sheathe the sword, and get along cordially…and it was all joy!
Today, I am Mom to the most energetic 6-year old boys you can imagine! I run a Concierge company with 2 of my sisters, so I am able to be hands on with the boys. We have had had our highs and lows, but I tell you, when I think about my journey, and how I got here, I count it all joy!
I am well aware that not everyone is as lucky as I was. Getting a BFP on the 1st IVF cycle was a blessing, which I don’t take for granted. My advice to women starting the process is to enter it with a very open mind. Right from the very first injection, to the very first scan, to the pregnancy test, be prepared for anything. That way, if it works…it’s a pleasant surprise…and if it doesn’t, you are ready to be able to move on to the next!
Hopefully, you’ll get a wonderful result…just the way I did!
Catch up on Omon’s story here:
- A Fresher’s IVF Journey 1: How it all began
- A Fresher’s iVF Journey 2: Fear and Paranoia
- A Fresher’s IVF Journey 3: Holding on to HOPE
- A Fresher’s IVF Journey 4: Almost There
- A Fresher’s IVF Journey 5: Follicles
- A Fresher’s iVF Journey 6: New Family; Old Family
- A Fresher’s IVF Journey 7: The Wait