Today I went in at 8am for a serum pregnancy test - serum means they do it from a blood draw. I was told that I would hear sometime this afternoon and that if I didn't hear anything by 4:30 to call them. I had my phone on me all day, as it got later and later I got more and more stressed. At 3:45 I actually felt a little light headed. Finally at 3:48 the doctor called. She said the test was positive but the number was lower than they would like it to be. My hCG level was at 43 and they like it to be at 50. I will have to go back in Thursday for a retest. So I am cautiously optimistic and telling our little baby to "grow baby, grow!" On Thursday the number should be 1.5 to 2 times higher than it is now. I started crying on the phone because it was so overwhelming. I know it isn't a definite "yes" and that we still have 9 months to go until a successful birth but after hearing "no" for so long I am taking this as a positive sign. So please keep your fingers crossed and keep me in your thoughts. I will let you know what happens Thursday.
"Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, baker's man,
Bake me a cake as fast as you
Roll it, and prick it, and mark it with a "B"
And put it in the oven
for Baby and me"