We're scheduled for a blood test (to check for pregnancy) exactly one week from today. The nurse said, if we wanted to jump the gun, we could try a home pregnancy test one or two days before the blood test. She also said not to be disheartened if our test comes up negative, because it could be too early to detect the pregnancy hormone.

We were getting ready to head to my folks to celebrate Thanksgiving with my family, when I thought it would be such a wonderful surprise if we could announce our (hopeful) pregnancy now... with everyone there. Having one sad remaining pregnancy test left in the drawer (and while Nick still slept) I peed on the stick, knowing full well it would be negative this early in the game. I sat there on the toilet watching that annoying hourglass blink on ClearBlue's digital screen. And then it happened.

For the first time EVER... my pregnancy test said PREGNANT!!!!!!!!!


I totally wasn't expecting it, and was in complete shock. What do I do? Is it real? How do I tell Nick? What if it's a false positive? Is there such a thing as false positive?

OMG I'm pregnant.

I marched back into the bedroom, flipped the light on, and started screaming at the top of my lungs.


  1. So happy for you :) congratulations

  2. Thank you for sharing your story with us. Bethany I am so happy for you! I am thrilled to know that your home will be full of little feet.

  3. This brings tears to my eyes. Thank you for sharing your story its fascinating and incredibly inspiring. I am thrilled for you to be having twin girls! Good luck with everything and thanks again:)

  4. this gave me chills, bc it's so the feeling I had when I finally got my FIRST POSITIVE after IUI.

  5. attempting our 3rd IVF in a few months... Your story offers me much hope and it's nice to know we are not alone in our struggle. Congratulations :)

  6. Wow, I just came over here from YHL (amazing dresser, by the way!) and just read through your entire journey through IVF. After 3 miscarraiges and an ectopic pregnancy (with a ruptured tube) we are going through our first IVF this month. I've never been more nervous or more excited for something in my entire life! Any tips for someone who's a few weeks out from stims and egg retrieval? Thanks so much for documenting and sharing your journey! I've been doing the same for my friends and family. I am a new follower and can't wait to see more updates that include sawdust and more updates that included embryos :-). God bless you and tthat beautiful family of yours!

    - Kara
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    1. Kara, I'm so sorry... I didn't see your comment until JUST NOW!! For some reason I wasn't receiving notifications when people were commenting.

      I just popped over to your blog, and saw that your IVF cycle was SUCCESSFUL!!! CONGRATULATIONS! Reading through your posts brought it all back from me. :) Good luck with your new amazing journey!