Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Sneak Preview

So, tomorrow is our big day. I will have my b/w done first thing in the morning, and the nurse will call me with the official results by 4pm. We will be hitting the road in the morning starting our way to Chicago for the holidays. Tomorrow we will make it as far as Matt's sister's house in the Pittsburgh area. The following day we will drive the rest of the way to my parent's house. We are driving so that Batman can spend the holidays with his mommy and daddy, as it should be!

Given that we will be on the road tomorrow, and I am not sure exactly when I will be able to update the blog (hopefully in the early evening), I won't keep you all in complete suspense. Apparently (as you can see from our photo above) it would seem that we are pregnant again. Now...don't go getting too excited for us just yet...as you all know this is only the first of many steps necessary to yield a successful outcome. Cautiously optimistic would be a good way to sum up our state of mind and our situation for now.

The first important step for us is having a good beta HCG level tomorrow. From there I will have to have follow up b/w while in IL to make sure that my HCG levels are rising appropriately. After that will come the all important first ultrasound at approximately "six weeks" gestation where the RE will look for the number of pregnancy sacs, the proper "parts", and a fetal heartbeat. So, still a long way to go even in just a short period of time...

Continue to keep us in your thoughts and prayers as we move forward with this next phase of our journey.


Anonymous said...

First: We say "YAY!" Second, our prayers stay with you so the "Little Ritter(s) stay snuggly and keep growing! We truly hope this is your moment. A beautiful gift to celebrate this Christmas. Once again, we will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers. May God shower you with His blessings and goodness.
Love, Scott & Renata & boys

Jami said...

I know you don't want to get your hopes up and have been down this road before, but it is almost Christmas... I am so praying for you guys. You definitely deserve a Christmas miracle. AS always you are in my thoughts.

TaranTrav said...

I am so excited for the both of you. We will keep you in our thoughts until we see a picture of the little "Ritter"!