Thursday, January 23, 2014

a public apology and some news

This post is to serve two purposes.  In order to get to the formal apology, I must first start with the news.  I am pregnant!  I am nearly 13 weeks which is the furthest I've gotten in any pregnancy and we're pretty excited... cautiously excited.

Now to the apology.  I want to apologize to those people who told me to "stop trying and it will happen."  Apparently, they were on to something.  So brother-in-law, Tim and coworker, Zandy... I apologize.  Your advice was spot on.  In fact I could go one more and say if you want to conceive, you should actively try to prevent pregnancy except for one day, on day 30 of your cycle when you think you're safe and then find out that actually, your cycle was just kidding and it's not a cycle at all but just a random number of days between hemorrhages that your body picks like the powerball.  This month... 28!  We've seen that number four times this year!  Next month... 56!  That's a high one, only making an appearance once so far this year.

(The reason we were trying to prevent is because we were waiting to try the Clomid, which we clearly didn't need.)

I had my NT scan yesterday and everything was normal with that, which was a relief.  I was very stressed out about it.  I went in having drunk my 32oz of water beforehand and, with a bladder the size of Texas, allowed the ultrasound tech to push, wiggle, jam and slam my abdomen with the ultrasound wand.  We got quite a show from the little one - he/she was waving, opening and closing his/her hand and pushing off the wall of my uterus like some kind of uterine parkour athlete.*  It was very entertaining to watch and made the pain of the wicked ultrasound tech jabbing me like she was angry easier to handle.

Next is my 16 week appointment and then two weeks later the anatomy scan, which I'm super excited about.  I feel like I can maybe breathe a little easier, but until I'm actually holding a live, crying baby in my arms, I don't think I will ever fully relax.
I think (s)he has a secret because his/her hand is over his/her mouth.

*phrase first coined by Thomas G. 1/23/14


  1. WooHoo! Very colorful description and spot-on imagery. Congratulations! IMHO, prayer works. Fantastic news.

  2. So exciting!! He/She is beautiful :)