I got the results of my second round of blood work today. We were looking for an HCG level of 90-100, and it came back at 180! I breathed a huge sigh of relief when my coordinator told me. Our embie is still alive and well! :) I am four weeks and 2 days pregnant today - estimated due date is December 8th. ahhhh! I can't believe I have a due date! lol. This morning I was also able to schedule our first ultrasound, so God willing, we will be able to see little bubs heart beat two weeks from Friday! I'm so excited. :) I literally have sore spots on my face from non-stop smiling since Friday. lol. Though it's still very early, and we still need to pray that God would sustain life in this baby, we could not be more happy or more thankful for the miracle God has given us.
Throughout our journey through infertility, I have continued coming back to a particular poem / prayer in the book Valley of Vision. It has been a good reminder of God's faithfulness, an encouragement in the down days, and a little nudge to continue to pray. And now, being on this side of a positive pregnancy test after such a long wait, I think it describes my thankfulness better than any words I could have thought up on my own -
Thou hast led me on and I have found Thy promises true,
I have been sorrowful, but Thou hast been my help,
fearful, but Thou hast delivered me
despairing, but Thou hast lifted me up.
Thy vows are ever upon me, and I praise Thee, O God.