Thursday, December 18, 2008

The Verdict is In

I've no idea what to say. I guess I better tell you about my day though, right?

As you can probably guess, I was on pins and needles all day, just waiting and watching the phone, afraid for it to ring and convey the bad news.

But the phone call didn't come. 1:00 p.m. came and went... no call. 2:00 p.m. passed by, and still no call. At 3:00 p.m. I e-mailed hubby; I usually leave the office at 3:15 to head downtown to pick him up before we wend our way out to the east end of town where we live. I told him that I had no news. And I wasn't sure if I ought to call the clinic. He replied to my e-mail and said, "Well, you can wait for the call at home later, or you can try to call them now before you leave." I decided to opt for the latter and nervously I picked up the phone.

Me: "Hi, my name is Gil and I am a patient of Dr. Tan's. I was..."
Nurse: "Oh yes, Gil. Hi this is (Nurse L), how are you?"
Me: "Well, um, I'm fine but I'm wondering if anyone there might have received my beta results yet. I was calling to find out if..."
Nurse: "I was just going to go check the fax machine again; we don't have your results yet but if you would like to wait on the line, I'll go look for you."
Me: "Sure, I can hold for a few minutes."

Off she went to check the fax. Cue the deep breathing on my end, closing my eyes, sitting back in my chair saying to myself, "Be prepared for a negative. Be prepared. She will come back and tell you it's negative."

*rustling of the phone*
Nurse: "Mrs. G?"
Me: "Yes?"
Nurse: "Well I have your results here in my hand, they just arrived."
Me: *heart beating in my throat* "Okaaay... "
Nurse: "It's positive."
Me: *a moment of silence* "You're kidding."
Nurse: "No, I'm not kidding. This is Mrs. G from Ottawa right?"
Me: *shock setting in* "Yes..."
Nurse: "It's definitely positive. Your number is 108."
Me: "Oh my God. Thank you. Thank you so much. I'm just shocked. Totally shocked!" *happy laughter*

We chatted a bit more and she told me that because my number was over 100, they don't ask for a second beta. The next part is the viability ultrasound so I have to call and ask my local RE for that appointment on or around January 2.

Colour me shocked folks. I am really stunned. I expected a negative but luckily a whole lot of people are praying for me right now.

Tonight, I went out and bought one of the expensive HPTs and I POAS to see what it looked like. Remember, I've never seen one before. And I'm thrilled... for the first time, I see a positive result.

Bless all you bloggers for having faith. You have no idea how much you all mean to me right now.


Anonymous said...

I've been stalking your blog ALL AFTERNOON! I am so so SO unbelievably happy for you and DH. Thrilled speechless, indeed. Just.. well: CONGRATULATIONS! Here's to a happy and healthy 9 months :D

Anonymous said...

I didn't even read the whole post...just the punch line...WOW!!!!!! WOWOWOWOWOWOWOOWOWOWOW!!!! You're wickedly and deliciously evil for making us wait!!!!!
Sending lots of love and hope for both of us to be on this journey together -- meet you at the finish line in 9 months!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

okay...went back and read it....I've got tears in my eyes and I'm COVERED in goose bumps!!!!

I'm so bloody THRILLED for you!!!!!!!!
And BIG, BIG HUGS!!!!!!!

Jason and Samantha said...

I've been waiting for your results all day! I'm so glad you have happy news! Congrats! I'll pray that you have a healthy happy little one!!

I'm so thrilled for you!

Carrie said...

Ahhh! I've been hitting refresh all day since finding your blog through the Lushary yesterday! I'm in tears reading this news! Congrats - congrats, congrats, congrats!!!

Mo and Will said...

Wow!!! Congrats!


Vee said...

YAY ! I am so excited for you !
That is wonderful news Gil.

We will be having our viability ultrasounds around the same time.
Will be definitely thinking of you.

Neeroc said...

Oh congratulations! I can't imagine what your hit counter looks like today *g*

That is fantastic news, do yourself a little happy dance, I cannot wait to read your journey!

Aurelia said...


Anonymous said...

That is great news!!!!!
Congrats - sending you lots of prayers!


Dramalish said...

Oh Gil... YAY!
Jan 2nd is going to be awesome. It is a *certain* blogger's 31st birthday and it's going to mean great things for her fellow bloggers.

I'm so excited.
What a wonderful time for such good news.

Patti said...

HEY! OMG that is incredible! Congratulations!

I hate you for making me wait till the end of the post, but I am SO happy for you and DH!

Here's to the start of a beautiful, healthy and easy pregnancy!

Let the prayers continue!

Leslee said...


serenity said...

I KNEW IT!!! WOO HOO!! Congratulations. Happy and healthy 9 months, hon.


lisa said...

Delurking to say I'm so excited for you! Congratulations. I was sooo looking forward to hearing your results and hopeful for you. Since you couldn't have hope, lots of folks in the bloggosphere did for you.

Kate said...

Yay, yay, yay!!! Congrats and what a strong number!!!

I Believe in Miracles said...

Yeah!! I've been checking back to see what happened. I'm so excited for you!!

Pam said...

Yeah! V and I are so very happy for you both.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful news, Gil!

ms. c said...

Oh, I have tears over this wonderful news, Gil. (I've been following and waiting with you through the whole cycle, though I have been a bad commenter.)
Great post and FANTASTIC picture. It's amazing seeing that positive [ee stick, eh??!!

Anonymous said...

So happy for you! Yay! Your day has finally come. ...more cartwheels! lol

ultimatejourney said...


Parasol said...

Congratulations! That's just beautiful! I'm so happy for you. I really can't wait to hear about your pregnancy journey.

Anonymous said...

Yahoo!! I've been reading your blog for awhile now ( yes, I'm a stalker/lurker - haha!). I'm soooo happy for you!! This is great news. Here's to a happy pregnancy.

You know, for some reason I just knew this one would work for you.

Enjoy the great news!


Anonymous said...

Soooo.....what's going on my pregnant friend??? I'm still checking your blog obsessively multiple times a day!!!!

Nearlydawn said...

I'm so happy I'm crying. My heart was thumping so hard when I saw you had posted!!

Big hugs! Congratulations, girlfriend!