That's right, you heard correctly... as of tomorrow, we are 6 weeks pregnant! We did our first beta test on March 4th and had a beta level of 668 (that's pretty high)! We had taken a home pregnancy test on the Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday before the beta and they were ALL positive! We had to wait a whole week before our second beta - which was torture! I thought for sure that we were going to receive bad news, as I was experiencing absolutely no signs of early pregnancy at all! But... low and behold... Jason called with the good news that our second beta level was 12,000! Crazy high! The nurse said she was very interested to see the ultrasound - will there be one in there or two???? One change of events that started last Sunday (3/7) that is not so pleasant is... HIVES! Jason took me to the ER on Sunday night because he was so concerned - but in classic Candice style... apparently 1% of pregnant women develope hives because of the elevated hormone levels in the body - lucky me! So I have been covered in hives head to toe for about a week and a half now! I went to the allergist today and he basically said he wasn't sure what was causing the hives, but he have me a prescription for some Xyzal and gave me a back up plan if that doesn't work. Hopefully, the meds will work and I can stop itching!
We have our first ultrasound on Friday!!! I can't wait to have confirmation that a) I'm still pregnant and b) whether we have one baby or two in there!
It was so exciting to tell Jason's mom and we told my parents and brothers this past weekend! My mom was crying and so excited! While we were there, she also found out that the preachers daughter (not Tessa) just found out she was pregnant and I know it took everything in my mom not to tell anyone! We haven't told Jason's dad and Amanda yet - we are hoping to tell them this weekend in person :)
This is all so surreal, and I feel like someone is going to pull the rug out from under me at any moment - and I have this crippling fear of miscarriage - but I guess that's normal. I think I will feel better once I actually see the baby(s) and see the heartbeat - and know that everything is ok. I hope to update again this Friday with our first picture!