Thanks to work being insane, the past week and a half has flown by... with very little time to worry about when we were going to receive our first email update from India.
Much to our surprise, it came today. I say this with reservation and hesitation because things can change at the blink of an eye... but the first blood test was POSITIVE for pregnancy!
Here's the catch though... they will do another blood test in two days and by then the beta hcg levels should have doubled. Today, they are 23.42 miu and that's 12 days after the embryo transfer. Dr. Samit's email said that is a "decent reading" but that we're "not out of the woods yet."
We contained our excitement when we woke up to the email this morning and were very rational about it and said that this only means that things are progressing well, not that we are sure that in 8.5 months we'll be back in India to welcome our little one into the world.
It's really tough. C and I were talking about how we want to jump up for joy and celebrate, but that it's so early we have to keep a level head about it so that we don't have a major let down if in two days the levels don't double or in two weeks, there is no heartbeat.
But for now, all is good. That's super positive. And screw it, we'll have a celebratory drink tonight anyway.
Here's to doubling down in two days time.