Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Beta #2

Okay, we may have to put Alex on some sort of medication for worry. He has always been very protective of me, but since we found out that I'm pregnant...oh my goodness! I believe his words were...."I just want to put you in a bubble for the next 9 months." Bless his heart. Gotta love him. :) The good news is...I don't think I'll have to lift a thing for the next 9 months. HA!

The nurse called with my second beta result and it was 1199. She said my progesterone is exactly where they want it and everything looks wonderful! They have scheduled my first u/s for April 2nd (my brother, Andrew's b-day!). We will get to see how many there are and hear the heartbeat(s)! We're so excited. Alex shared the news with his work and one of the girls there, sent home a Mimi's Maternity gift card to me, yesterday! How sweet was that? She also has a brand new pack and play that she wants to give us. I was thinking we could keep it at my parents for when we visit them, that way we don't have to pack it up each time we go. My Mom asked if I had started looking at things online and I really haven't. I have waited so long for this...it honestly feels like a dream. Maybe after our appointment, next Thursday, it will seem real. :)

I'm excited to say that my S-I-L, Sara, is pregnant, as well!! I'm really excited that we get to share this experience together! I actually have 5 girlfriends that are pregnant right now (most of them go to my church) and all of our due dates are Oct-Nov! Alex says we're going to grow Journey Church, one baby at a time. HA!

Well, that's all I have for now...just wanted to give you an update on things.

Love you guys,
Jill

34 comments:

Rhonda Rae said...

Thats so how russell was with davis and already he is not much better. Every lil pain or lil bit of discomfert he is tryin to make me call my dr.LOL I think its really sweet.for me it always feels like a dream and seems so unreal till I hear the heartbeat. That just makes it hit that Im really preggers. It is kinda funny how we seem to be having another lil babyboom at church. Its so fun and im so excited for every1. It really does seem like half the world is preggers. now that you and sara are on the list I have 12 prego friends

bb and mtb said...

Your happiness just shines through your words!!! I hope the next 9 months continue to offer nothing but joy as you experience the baby growing inside you. Savor this time - it is AMAZING!! {{hugs}}

Sara and John William's Mom said...

Jill, i can't wait to hear if it's one baby or two!!! let's see what happens, and i completely understand alex for wanting to put you in a bubble for 9 months.... so cute! if you need a cute bassinett let me know, it's now in the attic since John William doesn't fit in there anymore and i don't think we will use it again:). Let me know!

Alice said...

Glad to hear your levels are where they need to be. Brian was exactly the same way with the bubble. The papa bear does come out when the mama bear is expecting a GREAT little creation in there. Can't wait to hear more and know that our entire church is praying for Baby Averitt (and Carey and Sara's baby too).

Lacy said...

I am so happy for y'all. That is too cute about Alex wanting to put you in a bubble, so SWEET!! I am super excited for your appointmet!! :)

Mel said...

That is an awesome beta. I am so excited for you guys and so eager for you to be a mother!!! God bless, Alex, he is going to be an amazing daddy!
*hugs*

Faith said...

So thankful for another great report! You just let Alex take care of you and put you in that bubble...you've waited a long time for that =)

Still praying and still so excited for you!!!

Elaine said...

That's fantastic news on your beta! I am so happy for you two! You are going to make the most awesome parents!

Shannon said...

Yea for the great beta results!! I cannot wait until April 2nd!!

PJ said...

WOW!!!! I am so excited that you are pregnant! Woohoo! Success!!!!!

Joy said...

Babies always seem to come in WAVES!!! Pregnancy is just contagious, LOL! But how much fun is it to share this wonderful time with so many friends?!?!?!

Joannah said...

Seems like you might have twins in there. Very possible!

:-)

sara said...

I'm so happy that you had a great second beta! Does it still seem surreal? It's got to be a crazy feeling to actually have this all happening, huh? ((hugs))

Momx6 said...

Well, that's one way to grow a church - and a good one!
Love you!
Mom

MiMi said...

I can just feel the excitement in your heart through this post! Rejoicing with you on another great report! You let Alex wait on you hand and foot if he wants to! You deserve it - you've waited a long time for this!

We're going to all put you in a "prayer bubble" and ask God to keep you and those precious babies safe. I can only imagine how exciting April 2nd is going to be for you and Alex. Can't wait to hear all about it!

Congratulations to Sara, also! How fun to be able to share this journey with so many girlfriends alongside you.

Love,
Emilie

Eric and Emily said...

That is great!!! Your numbers sound nice and high! Can't wait to hear how many you got in there! : )

Leslie Laine said...

Jill - I haven't been on the blogs until tonight and I stopped by yours first because I wanted to see your outcome. I'm sooo thrilled for you all! Can you believe it?? We both got BFPs!!!

So excited for you. God is really, really good.

elainaann said...

I'm pretty sure that as soon as we get home you are going to have a little brother helping Alex get you into that bubble. :) You might as well just let them take care of you 24/7. Drew is thrilled that you get such big news on his birthday.

Rebekah said...

Im six months pregnant and my second beta was around three hundred. Yours is really high. Are you ready for two?

gracechild said...

Can't believe I missed all the excitement. I'm so happy for you sweetie; we do serve a God that answers prayers. Wishing you 9 months of pregnancy bliss

Seraphim said...

I think a prayer bubble is a great idea. So very, very happy for you Jill. xxxx

Charnè said...

so happy your beta test was so good!

i agree with alex we neeed to bubble wrap you :)

and so awesome that you are preggies together with everyone else at the church, so very happy u can experience your pregnancy with them and that God blessed you with this pregnancy so that you did not have to watch all those bellys grow around you while you were still trying

hugs
xxx

twondra said...

That's an awesome beta. :) I'm so happy for you!!

Rachel P. said...

Thanks, Jill! :) I am so excited for you regarding your pregnancy! As soon as Holly read it on your blog, she called me and we just rejoiced together.

Rob & Lindsey said...

Yeah!! Wouldn't it be so cool if you were pregnant with twins!! I can't wait for you to see that/those heartbeat(s).... I think that would have to be one of the greatest moments ever!!!

Love ya!

Rathi said...

So happy for you and praying for you on April 2nd. Hope you got my message on Facebook as well! Have a wonderful rest of your week!!

Hugs!!

Glenna Marshall said...

Just now catching up on your news--congratulations!!!!!

The Patterson's said...

Jill!!! I am SO excited for you!!! I haven't been ignoring your posts, but I've been out of town for a few days for work and just got home. I can't wait to hear how your ultrasound goes, but it does sound like it might be more than one! Congratulations!!!

Faith said...

Grow Journey Church, GROW!!!!! What an awesome 2nd Beta!

amy said...

I just read your comment you left me! YES I felt a bit bloated after IVF for a few weeks, but... I don't feel like it ever quite went away! It was as if it started as IVF bloating and then turned into "showing" since I had twins! ha! I really did start wearing maternity pants EARLY (8 weeks? 10 weeks?) because my pants were so tight and/or hurt because my belly (esp. my belly button!) was so tender. So... it seems with twins you show early... so MAYBE YOU have twins TOO!!!!! Can't wait to find out! I remember finding out I was preggo with twins last April 1- April Fools Day! Wasn't sure if anyone would believe me- ha! SOOOO excited for you guys. Can't stop praising God!

Sara and John William's Mom said...

Jill,i made Sara's bedding.... everything i liked out there was just too expensive for me, so i decided to make it myself and i think it turned out very cute:)

Cassandra said...

Congrats!! Good luck with everything.

Joy said...

By the way, I have Your Pregnancy Week-By-Week and I LOVE it!!! Girlfriend's Guide to Pregnancy is also hysterical. In fact, I think I might read it tonight!

Stephanie said...

I know exactly what you mean about the daddy's fussing over the mommys! William has been the same way since we got pregnant as well. I guess their way of enduring pregnancy since they can't actually be pregnant, "since they are NOT Arnold Swartanager" hehe. I think it is sweet that he wants to protect you!! I am so excited for you I can't wait to see how many there are!
I know what you mean about it feeling like a dream I am sure that things will set in to reality when you hear the heartbeat (s)!