I'm happy to say Hope is still here! I feel so completely blessed.
My initial reaction was surprise, then tears. How could we get so lucky?
My blood test came back yesterday at 759, I think anything over 50 = pregnant. So 759 is high but not shocking given that we transferred a 6 day blastocyst and it's been 12 days since the transfer.
No reason to think it's twins, so I'm thrilled and not scared right now. There is so much to think about, so much to dream over, so much to accomplish between now and when baby is due.... which should be sometime mid-November.
There are still a lot of hurdles to jump, the next blood test on Thursday needs to double and then we'll get an ultrasound in a few weeks to confirm things look good. But somehow it feels like the biggest challenge is out of the way.
I don't have unreasonably rosey expectations that I will sail through this pregnancy but I do believe it will be different from the twin pregnancy. And I'm committed to living in the moment and dealing with one thing at a time. Right now, this feels like the honeymoon period, I'm confident that Hope will continue to grow and the nausea, pain, heartburn, gas and exhaustion hasn't started yet.
We did it! Hope did it!
I'm a very happy woman ... and incredibly relaxed compared to this time last week.