Tuesday, February 13, 2007

First let me ask everyone to pop on over to kris @babyproof and give her some love. She is having a rough cycle, and she has more eloquence and strength than I can ever hope to have- my heart goes out to her.

I never got around to the POAS method we intended to do to brace ourselves for the doctors call. I just couldn't bring myself to spend the money on one and my neighbor was on vacation so she did not bring one home from work. Hubs and I just passed the tired baton back and forth all weekend. When I was feeling up, he was exhausted and when he felt rested I was tired. It was an out of sync weekend- but we both got plenty of rest. I got the call from the RE yesterday. I wanted to wait until Hubs and I had talked before posting.

We are both alittle tentative, and I keep thinking maybe the lab somehow got me confused with another IFer. It came back positive. We are both happy, mostly stunned really. And very very tentative-- as we all know-- getting this far is only half the battle. We are keeping it fairly quiet til we pass the 10 week mark. It's the same theory that we applied to the previous testing-- we don't want to blast out to the world that we are pregnant- and then have something go wrong and have to live the let down over and over each time we repeat it. We are comforted that his boys can find the target and when placed in the appropriate circumstances it does all work. Cool. That only took a few years. I have no idea how this actually happens naturally for most people.

We went over to the neighbors house and got instructions on self administering the PIO shots. Looks like we'll be doing this for awhile. I have lovely permanent ink on my legs (I was afraid it would wash off otherwise) so I can find the right spots to do them while she is out of town. I did my left thigh last night all by my self. Hubs drank a glass of wine as though it were a shot of something and watched while turning kind of pale. The idea was that we both learn how to do them- but it may be better if I do it- he didn't look so good last night. When we go for lesson #2 tonite, I think we ought to consider giving him something stronger than red wine.

I'll still be here- reading your posts, and cheering you all on and sending Hugs your way. I also have some meno*pur and PIO in sesame oil that needs a new home. The stuff is dang expensive so if I can save someone else the cost of a box or two. Let me know if you need it -I am happy to send it on it's way.

18 comments:

Jo said...

Hi Ellie!
Congrats on the + !!!!
Hoping you have a wonderful 8.5 months ahead : )

If you are getting rid on the meds, please let me know and i will be glad to donate money as well.
We will be trying 1 last time in March.

jmcp63atgmaildotcom

carrie said...

Hi Ellie. I found your blog recently and then was stalking you, hoping you'd update and let us know how things were going. I'm tentatively excited for you and will keep my fingers crossed that things keep getting even better. Yay for things working they way they're supposed to!

zhl said...

congratulations! Hope all continues to go well.

Inglewood said...

Oh Ellie this is wonderful news. Congratulations.

serenity said...

Oh Ellie. I am so SO happy to read this. You've been through so much.

Congratulations!!!!

Carol said...

Well congratulations! I was refreshing all day yesterday hoping for your news. I know what you mean about wanting to keep it quiet - having to tell about a loss just makes it hurt more every time.

Do you know what the beta numbers were? and when do you go back?

yay!

Susan said...

Yay! Congratulations.

Heather said...

CONGRATS!!!
Awesome news. I'm so happy for you guys!

Lut C. said...

All right! I'm so pleased!!!

Twisted Ovaries said...

Congrats, and will cautiously cheer with you!

Hopeful Mother said...

ELLIE!!! YAY!!!

I'm going to be super excited for you, even while you are keeping things quietly optimistic. We don't get to be happy often enough!

I am SO glad you did not give up, and found an RE who would try harder with your eggs.

I know what you mean about not believing that this happens naturally for most people - I just want to shout out "do you have any idea WHAT it took to achieve this pregnancy?"

Would love to know your beta numbers. When is your first u/s?

I am just SO happy to read this, Ellie. Let the good news continue...

Bea said...

Oh my goodness! And to think you were nearly put in the too hard basket at your previous clinic! Congrats!

Bea

Kel said...

Ellie, I am hoping for 8 1/2 months of fantastic news from you. congratualtions! I'm thrilled for you!

ava said...

Congrats on the positive! It's so scary, I know...I am currently working on trying to be happy about the whole thing. Easier said than done.

Sending you lots of good vibes that this will continue to work out for you!

Kris said...

Thank you for your kind words. And congratulations. I'm really happy that this cycle was the charm for you. I hope the hard part is truly over and then next 9 months will be smooth sailing.

Kristi said...

Ellie! I am so happy for you. And I don't blame you one bit for keeping things quiet for awhile. We did the same thing until I was 11 weeks along, and then we told the families. Fantastic news!

ms. c said...

Hey Eliie! Fantastic news. I am so thrilled for you guys!

Thalia said...

Congratulations, ellie. Did they give you a number?

I understand not wanting to boast about this, but actually not really. Isn't it worse if something goes wrong to have all your friends not know that your world is ending again?