Stick Around

I’ve been going back & forth about how, when, what to say. But as per usual, I can’t hold back. I won’t.

First, I want to say thank you. Thank you for the months, years of support. There have been so many times that comments left on my TTC & infertility posts, tweets, emails & words said have kept me going through the roughest of our infertility roller coasters.

Husband & I decided last Saturday morning {like 730a before my brother’s wedding} that I should poas since AF hadn’t arrived & that way I’d know whether or not I should drink that night. I didn’t drink. A big blue plus sign popped up almost immediately on that e.p.t. test {which I didn’t photo or keep}! I ran & woke up Jason. In happy shock, we laid in bed for a minute just smiling. We decided we needed to share & soon, before the rest of the house woke up. Together, we walked into my parents’ bedroom & woke them up with our positive pee-stick news! Mom freaked, Dad was cautiously excited. We walked out of the room & my Nana immediately guessed, so we let them in on our secret too.

Monday morning, I went into my RE & had my blood drawn. Even though I thought I knew what the call would say, I sat at work on pins & needles. Even being crazy enough to take my cell with me in the bathroom & down to the lunch room, I still missed the 1p call saying that my progesterone level was off the chart & my beta at 15dpiui was 1017. I was shaking. I was leaving work early anyways to head to Charlotte/Gastonia for my great-aunt’s Tuesday morning funeral, so the last two hours I was there were a blur. I called Jason. He called his parents & sister. I called the RE over & over for clarification but kept getting voice mails. I told my friend Brooke at work. At 3, as I was sharing the news with my good buddy & awesome IF cheerleader Alethea, my RE office called me back. They felt my beta was high enough to not do a repeat beta. She said not to stress about possible multiples for now. I’m to continue my progesterone supps as well as my morning synthroid pill. Our first ultrasound is Nov 8th.

This is happening. My symptoms weren’t fake. I’m officially pregnant y’all!

I know it’s early {yesterday I was 5 weeks}. Things could go wrong. We still have so far to go until we’re holding that future baby of our dreams. But I’m thrilled ~ my body actually finally did what I’ve been wanting for so long. So even if there’s heartbreak, I’m focusing now on this overwhelming joy. Know that just as I’ve over-shared our 23 cycles of TTC, I’ll probably be over-sharing this pregnancy {but not yet on FB}. Y’all have been with me through TTC & I can’t thank you enough or put into words what your excitement over this announcement means to me.

I’m so sorry if this news hurts any of the brave women in my life still TTC. I’m still cheering for you & am there if you need anything. I hate that my news might pain your heart.


  1. SQUEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!! I told you when you broke the news to us I was bawling. I am SO happy for you, just so happy. You are going to be the best mom. <3 Love you.

  2. YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CONGRATS!!

    Oh my goodness!!! I’ve been waiting all week since I saw your post about going to the RE to see the results!! I’m so, so happy for you!

  3. Rebecca says:

    Congratulations Suz!!!! I’m beyond excited for you and your husband! You’re going to be an amazing mother and I can’t wait to read about your journey! Xoxo

  4. Alena says:

    I am still completely elated for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  5. Law Momma says:

    I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!! I can’t wait to read all about this pregnancy and the baby(ies?) to follow. Big hugs!!

  6. Sent over by Diana from Hormonal Imbalances and I’m so happy I came. Congrats to you, your husband and your family!! How truly exciting!! What a long journey you’ve been on and by far it’s not over yet but I think you have such a great attitude about your pregnancy. Every seed that takes root is a gift, a blessing, though you already know that. Enjoy this bliss and I will keep you guys in my prayers as you continue your journey to parenthood!
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  7. molly says:

    OMG!!! SUZE!!! I am so so so so excited for you guys! I have been waiting and hoping to hear this news from you. I wanted it for you so much.

    I feel like crying now! Happy tears 🙂
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  8. Suzanne says:

    AAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!! Thrilled for you, sweet friend. Positively thrilled.

  9. Jess says:

    That is wonderful news! Lots of prayers for great things at your ultrasound and a healthy pregnancy. How exciting!

  10. Erika says:

    YAY!!! I knew it! I’ve been thinking about and praying for you! I’m SO thrilled for you Suz!
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  11. Kim says:

    congrats! I ‘know’ you via Diana and I’m thrilled for you. Sending many, many prayers your way for a happy pregnancy. Go crazy!

  12. Speed says:

    I still cry happy tears when I think of your news I’m so, so happy for you both!! I high-fives the baby Jesus for ya 🙂

  13. Suzanne says:

    Yaaaaaaaah Baby! Congrats Suz, I’m so so so glad this has finally happened for you! I can’t wait to hear allllllll the oversharing details.

  14. Joanna says:

    Congratulations, Suz! I’m so, so excited for you! H&H9M!

  15. Veronica says:

    I knew it. I knew it would happen! God bless you guys and I cant wait to follow your journey. This is the best news I have heard all day, week, month. SO HAPPY FOR YOU! AHHHHHHHHHHH

    *chases tail like crazed dog*

  16. Misty says:

    Though I don’t know you personally my heart leaps for joy for you! I have goosebumps all over and I look forward to following your journey. THEE best news I have heard today for sure!

  17. Cindy says:

    Soo excited for you!! What happy news 🙂

  18. Katie says:

    OH MY GOD!!!! I AM SOOO EXCITED FOR YOU!!! YAY!!! And because I am full of hormones too, I am bawling! YAY!!!!!!!!!

  19. Andrea says:

    I stopped by from Life of a SAHM and I wanted to say Congratulations! This is so exciting! One of my girlfriends has been struggling with infertility for a year and just found out she’s having TWINS!!

  20. YAY!!!! so happy for you! Your time is HERE!! so so happy for you!
    Ourgrowinggarden recently posted..Here we go again! Two under two!

    • Suz says:

      So happy to be going through this with you. I can’t wait to read about your journey & you know I’ll be asking you questions & advise. Congrats to you too!

  21. Cole says:

    Congratulations!!!! Mommy was seriously thinking about you on Friday, and she just KNEW this cycle would be it! We couldn’t be happier for you!
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  22. Heather Hooper says:

    SO excited for you all Suz!!!! Congratulations!

  23. MomEinstein says:

    Omg congratulations!!!! I am so so excited for you. I had a feeling… I kept checking your blog expecting this update. Is that weird? I promise I’m not a creepy stalker. Happy & healthy 9 months, sweetheart!!!
    MomEinstein recently posted..How do I politely deter strangers from my baby?

  24. Joanna says:

    Congratulations!!! This is amazing news!!!

  25. Melissa says:

    An answer to prayers!! Love you girl! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  26. OMG Congratulations!!!!! I am so excited for you and your husband, what wonderful, wonderful news! I can’t wait to follow along with your pregnancy – I’m just a few weeks ahead of you!

  27. Kate says:

    Best news I have heard today! Congratulations to you and Jason! Enjoy every moment of the pregnancy! I am so happy for you!

  28. Megan W says:

    So excited to read this! I’ve kind of been wondering since we hadn’t heard any TTC-related updates from you last week. I had a feeling and am so glad it’s true! Wishing the best for you and can’t wait to follow along on your journey.

  29. Alison says:

    Congrats – I am so happy for you guys!! Wishing you a healthy 9 months!

  30. Suzy says:

    Oh Suzy I’m so excited for you!!!! Will keep my fingers crossed for great appointments.


  31. Surf Momma says:

    So VERY happy for you!!! Congratulations!

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  33. Jen says:

    Coming over from Diana’s blog to say a huge CONGRATS!!!! And sending loads of sticky dust!

  34. Beth Anne says:

    SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  35. Anne R. says:

    Congrats on this wonderful news!!! 🙂 H&H pregnancy to you!!!!

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  37. Sara says:

    I can’t believe I never commented. SQQQUUUUEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!! You know I’m beyond thrilled for you! Next time you are in Charlotte, we must get together!!

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  41. JJ says:

    WOOOT! Im late in coming by to say YAY – Im so thrilled for you – congrats 🙂 🙂

  42. Mama Fisch says:

    I just wanted to give you an official congrats on the blog! I am so happy for you and hope you enjoy all of it…being pregnant, the sleepless nights, the snuggles and cuddles and more! Welcome to motherhood lady!

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