Friday, April 24, 2009

IUI #1...


I cannot believe I am typing this but I am pregnant! IUI #1 was a success!

Here is the story:

On Wednesday, Dan and I went to get some pregnancy tests for me to use Friday. I told Dan I wouldnt use one until Friday but, I dont know what came over me, I decided to use it on Wednesday night at 12 DPIUI. I used it and then left it on the counter and went to help Dan un-pack groceries. I came back 5 minutes later and I saw it. A second line. I couldnt believe it!

I took the test into the kitchen and Dan couldnt believe it either. Once we got over the shock, we hugged and praised God for this blessing!

I tested again yesterday and used a digital. Here is a picture of me holding it:



We told our families last night. We told my family at my grandpa's birthday party. We took a picture of everyone and Dan told them to say "Cheese" He pretended the first picture didnt work and then on the second one, told them all to say "Shannon is pregnant" (Lulu-I totally stole this idea from you, lol) At first, they all said it kinda slowly and then everyone started yelling and crying, it was so cool! Here are a couple pictures from last night (they are kinda dark, sorry, but I think you can click on them and they get bigger)

Before we told them...

...and after!

In regards to symptoms, the only thing really different was the cramping. I have had on and off cramping since 3 DPIUI but I chalked it up to the Clomid. The cramping got really bad at 10 DPIUI and that was what made me test at 12 DPIUI. Other than that, I felt exactly like I do before AF.

My EDD based on a few online calculators is January 1, 2010. How cool! I begin beta blood word today and also will get info on my first appointment so as I get that info, I will update my blog.

I really need to thank each and every one of you for your continued support, friendship and prayers. I read alot of blogs and each of you girls mean so much to me and I look forward to continiung to support you in whichever portion of your journey you are in.

"For this child I prayed" 1 Samuel 1:27






70 comments:

Lindsay said...

OMG!!!I am so excited for you! CONGRATS!!! I can't believe it!! AHHH!!!

---Dave and Ali--- said...

Shannon! Congratulations!!! I don't even know you in real life, but this TOTALLY made my day. I've been praying for you! Yay, yay, yay! (bellaciao, AliLM)

Mary said...

Shannon I am just so thrilled for you!!! The has been the best week ever!!

jbwife said...

Now that I can see the computer through the tears, I can't express how overjoyed and excited I am for you both! What a wonderful blessing!! You are going to make a wonderful mother...we can all attest to that by all the support and guidance you've shared with us on GP and blogs. Congratulations Mommy!!!
Praise GOD!!!

Marijana said...

Congrats again, Shannie! We are all so excited for you :)

Nichole said...

Oh Shannon, Congrats!!! I can't stop crying!! I am so happy for you!!!! This is amazing! God is Good!!!

Amy said...

I'm really just a lurker, but I was SO HOPING FOR THIS FOR YOU!!!!! I don't even now you and you just totally made my day!
Congrats, Shannon! You'll be great parents!!!!

Amy said...

SONGRATULATIONS!!! I KNEW IT!!! :) I have seriously been stalking your blog for an update! I can't even begin to tell you how happy I am for you. You are one of the first people I remember "seeing" on GP when I first started posting there. You have always been such an inspiration for me and I prayed and prayed for you. Praise God! He DOES answer prayers. I will continue to pray that this is a healthy pregnancy for you. Congrats again! (I actually have tears in my eyes for you!)

Amy said...

or Congratulations! See I'm so excited I can't even spell! :)

The Anovulatory Avenger said...

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is so awesome! Congratulations!!

Anonymous said...

oh my goodness! Congratulations Shannon! I used to post on the GP board (as Ethansbride)last year and I follow your blog. I am so happy for you! I will pray that you have a happy and healthy 9months.

Bliss04 said...

oh my freaking gosh SHANNON! i can't believe it! i'm so incredibly happy for you and Dan! i'm even teary eyed! gl on your pregnancy road, it's a journey for sure!!

Aries833 said...

CONGRATS!!! I'm so happy for you. I hope you are soaking up every minute of this exciting time!!!

Silvina said...

OMG, I'm SO freakin excited for you!!! I'm SO happy the 1st IUI worked!!! Oh Shannon I can't tell you how happy I am for you right now. I've been praying for you for so long and I'm constantly thinking about you and all your struggles. I'm SO glad that journey is over for you. GL hun and I look forward to reading all about your pregnancy as it progress.

Kristin said...

Wow! Congratulations! I am so happy for you!

lovealways6565 said...

Ohhh my gosh Shannon!!! I am literally crying right now! This is what I wanted to see when I signed on to blogger! :o) You and Dan are going to make wonderful parents and this is your plan that God has for you.. I can not tell you how happy I am for ya’ll! Let me know if you need anything!! Congrats hunny!

Danse said...

I have tears for you, I'm just THAT happy for you! Congratulations x a million!! And how cool to have a New Years baby!

Congratulations again!

Grasso10 said...

SHANON!!! I've been praying for you all week!!! I'm SOOO happy for you! Congratulations!!!!!

Grasso10 said...

Sorry I spelled your name wrong I was typing so fast! lol "Shannon"

Anonymous said...

OMG, this is amazing! I've followed your story for so long. This truly gives me hope on my IF journey!

Congrats Shannon!!!

Sarah Palace said...

Oh my gosh - everyone is wondering why I am crying at work right now! Love you and I am so excited for you! This DEFINITELY calls for a celebratory lunch! We have to get together pronto!!!!!

Samantha said...

Hooray! Congratulations!

Katie said...

Congrats!!! I can't even express how excited I am for you!! I don't know what I would have done without your help/posts on GP when we were TTC, and I'm so happy for you!!!!

osuraj said...

Congratulations! That's the best news I've heard all week. :-)

Marilyn said...

OMG!!! Shannon I am so happy for you. I wanted to check your blog and as I scrolled for an update I was nervous but I am sooo glad to see you are pregnant!!! I have followed your blog from time to time and now can't wait to see updates as your pregnancy progresses. God is Good!

Bekah said...

Shanny ~ God is so good. I am so thrilled for you. If I could only express through the computer how overjoyed I am for you. Praise God for your blessing!

Jessica said...

I am sooo happy for you! I love the pictures of yourfamily...priceless!!
Your story gives me hope...Thanks!!

Leannabanna said...

Shannon - I have tears in my eyes as I am typing this. I am so happy and excited for you. CONGRATS! Wishing you nohing but the best in the months to come!

Tara said...

Awesome! I'm so incredibly happy for you! I will keep you in my thoughts that everything goes well. Congrats to you!!!:)

Shell said...

OMG! I'm so happy for you. God is GOOD!!! I couldn't be happier!! Are you going to out yourself on GP?

Ro said...

WOOT WOOT!

Still ridiculously excited for you, Shannie!!!!!!

AHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!

flojat said...

I wanted to yell some more, too! CONGRATS!!!! I've never been so happy about a BFP in my life!

Jesse and Mandy Peterson said...

I am so excited for you! Congrats!!! And January 1st is an awesome due date!!! I can't wait to hear how your beta numbers are and see everything progress!

Eris1995 said...

Shannon!!!! I am so happy for you. I just burst out in tears. I'll continue keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

Scullyhoyy said...

I am so happy for you Shannon! Congrats! ((hugs))

G & H said...

YYEEAAAHHH! Shannon that is soooo awesome! What a wonderful wonderful blessing! Number one success is so cool!!!!

Yeah!! Thinking and praying for you continuously!!!

Tara White said...

I'm still am super excited for you and even more so after seeing those pictures. I know how much this means to you and your family. It's wonderful to see so much excitement surround you. It will be an amazing journey. I know it still is for me. You are definitely glowing.

Jess said...

SHANNON!!! I AM SO EXCITED FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats:)

Please email me if you have time!!

(jessicasclark@yahoo.com)

JessiRaye:)

Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I'm a lurker on your blog but I had to come out of the woodwork to give you congrats! I was so hoping and praying you would receive this news!

Take care of that little one and yourself!

--annie

hopefaithlove said...

CONGRATS! CONGRATS! CONGRATS!!!!!!

So excited for you... I had my DD on Dec 30th and it was a great time to be pregnant, not b/c of the holidays but b/c I did not have to go through the summer huge and once the winter came I felt comfortable b/c it was colder.

Mel said...

OMG! Shannon, I am so so so so so thrilled for you guys! Congrats!!!!!

A said...

OMG! :::picking jaw off the floor::: I'm soooooo HAPPY for you! CONGRATS!! I look forward to reading your now PG blog!! :)

mtendere said...

Congratulations! What wonderful news!

Kristi said...

I am so excited for the two of you!! Praise the Lord for his blessings. I will keep your FAMILY in my prayers that the Lord may continue to hold his hand of blessing over you.

Alicea (mnbride1013) said...

OMG!!!!!!!!!! I am SO happy for you!!!!!! Yay - welcome to the club!! :)

Kristen said...

Oh my God!!!!! Congratulations!!! I am so freaking happy for you Shannon!

Shanny said...

I am beyond happy for you Shannon, congratulations to you and Dan!!!!!!!

Mrs. Hammer said...

Congratulations!!! I'm so happy for you both :):) Many praises to God for his blessings!

Shannon said...

Shannon I cannot even begin to tell you how excited I am for you. You have been such an inspiration and solid friend for me over this journey. You deserve this hun!! Congratulations Mommy!

Devon said...

congratulations! i remember you from gp back in 2008 and i have been following your blog on and off. sooo excited for you! yeah!!!!

BabyBurns said...

I KNEW IT!! I just had the best feeling ever since you said you were doing IUI....I am so happy for you, I have the chills!!!!!!!

shotzie said...

Yay! Congratulations!!

Rob & Lindsey said...

Congrats!! I'm so excited for you!

Lmoshe8228 said...

Yay! Happy for you!!

rls07 said...

Still super excited for you Shannon. Yey!!! Congrats again sweetie!

Anonymous said...

Shannon, I'm so very happy for you! Congratulations hon!
-Lopo :)

Kelly and Natalie said...

OMG, Shannon!!!! I am in tears reading this! I have been reading your blog and knew you had the IUI. I am so excited for you! Congrats, MOMMA!!!!!!

Lindsey said...

Oh Shan, once again I am so elated for you! Isn't that such a fun way to tell them?! I'm glad you used it :) Muah!!!!

JNR said...

Congrats Shannon! I am so so very happy for you and Dan, what a blessing! I wish you the best and I will continue to follow you in you journey!

Carly said...

i have to tell you over and over again how happy i am for you and that you and your little one are in my prayers for a healthy pregnancy/delivery!!

lily225 said...

Again, I am SO incredibly happy for you and Dan. MANY more blessings to you and your baby through this next WONDERFUL journey :)

gringa78 said...

I love how you have 61 comments congratulating you!!!! Love it!

Again, Congratulations and H&H 9 months to a woman you so deserves this wonderful gift.

I heart you, Shan!

Andrea said...

That is Fantastic news!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
Congratulations mama!!!!

goeckie said...

Congrats again X 1 million. I'm so happy for you!!!

Mrs.F said...

Ahhhhh!!!!!!!! I can't believe I missed your BFP!! I've been on vaca, but what a wonderful announcement to come back to! Congrats shannon! I'm beyond thrilled for you & your husband. Stick baby stick!!!

Megan said...

OMFG!!!! I'm beyond excited for you!! I got chills and all!!! This made my day! You deserve this over and above all with all the patience you've had. I wish the happiest, healthiest, best 9 months possible! CONGRATS MOMMY!!!!!! (I'm more excited for you than me right now!)

Audrey said...

Congratulations again Shannie! I'm so glad you posted, I've been bursting at the seams to scream how happy I am for you!!!!

Kristin said...

Congrats! You and I have been TTC for about the same amount of time. I've been reading your blog and pulling for the IUI to work!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations !! and thank you so much for sharing your story, we am due for our first IUI and I was browsing in the hope off finding at least one FIRST IUI success story. you have given me hope :) thank you.

May you have a healthy baby who will bring you much joy !

Congrats again,
'Hopeful-110'

Stephanie said...

OMG! I am just catching up on your blog now and I was so thrilled to not only see a pg ticker...but with TWINS!!!!! I am so thrilled for you! I can't even tell you how excited I am! I have goosebumps right now and tears in my eyes! I'm so happy for you!