Oh, you thought I meant the results of the pregnancy test?!?! No, no, no! That’s not happening until tomorrow. I meant the results of my ancestry DNA test!
Don’t worry, I’ll talk about wrapping up the two week wait after this.
I have to admit, I thought it was a little weird that I would know my donor’s heritage (English, Greek, Irish), but I don’t even know my own heritage so I bought a DNA test kit from ancestrydna.com. After the kit came in, I spit in the test tube and shipped it off with the understanding that it would take 6-8 weeks for them to process it. Somehow I got my results in less than 4 weeks but during the time I spent waiting for the results I hunted down my family tree using a free trial on ancestry.com. It surprised me to find out that my last name, Landry, is shortened from De La Tour Landry. The farthest back someone has traced the Landry line is to 1375 France. I also found the family tree for my dad’s mom and I was amazed to find so many Germans! Now that I know there are a lot of Germans in the family tree… It explains so much! HA! It’s really amazing. I couldn’t find anything on my mom’s side so the rest of my heritage was still a mystery.
So the results of my ancestry DNA test…
I am 97% European with trace amounts of West Asia(2%) and African (less than 1%).
Here it is broken down even more.
23% Irish – This is the surprise! I’m guessing this is on my Mom’s side because I can’t find it on my Dad’s side.
There are other trace amounts of European heritage, but not enough to go in to detail.
All very interesting stuff. My dad bought another month of membership to ancestry.com so I’m looking forward to digging deeper!
Ok… Moving on to the two week wait. This past week wasn’t as easy as the first week. It felt like it was dragging by. I think my hormones evened out, because I don’t feel ANY symptoms that could potentially be pregnancy at all. I had hoped for SOME KIND of sign, but I got nothing. I honestly have a gut feeling that this cycle didn’t work.
I’m currently trying to work up the guts to take a pregnancy test. As long as I haven’t taken a pregnancy test I’ve still got hope… I’m a little afraid to let that go. I keep telling myself that once I take a pregnancy test I’ll be trading hope for direction. I would know if I would be going in the direction of having a baby, or in the direction of trying again next month… but right now I’m content with hope. Regardless, I’ll have to take the test tomorrow morning because I have to call the doctor’s office with the results tomorrow.
I’ll just put this out there right now, I won’t be posting the results as soon as I know them. I respect my family enough to not let them find out if I’m pregnant through a blog post so I want to allow myself at least a week to tell them. I hope I have good news to tell yall next week. If I don’t, I think I’ll at least have a game plan for trying again.
Coming Soon! The results of my pregnancy test.
The Fertility Blessing
You know my deep desire for a child. A little one to love and to hold, to care for, to cherish. Grant that my body may conceive and give birth to a beautiful, healthy baby in Your holy image.
Guide me in all my choices so that this conception, my pregnancy and my baby’s birth are in line with Your will.
Heavenly Father and Holy Mother, hear this prayer of my heart, mind and spirit.