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Well, hello there.

Posted by Gin on November 18, 2011

Oh, RIGHT. I have a BLOG.

Well, I’ve had a good excuse for my absence:

It's all happening.

That’s right, chickens. Four years and much drama and aggro later, I am finally up the stick.

“What’s the secret?”, you ask. “What finally did the trick?”

Well, being paralyzed into inaction, then getting busy with work and life and not even keeping track of Cycles and Phases and Special Times, and go about your business for a few weeks, then feeling like, Hm, Something Is Up, then pee on three home tests that all come out negative, assume something horrible is going on, then go to the doctor and be like, SOMETHING IS UP, and then pee on their test there, and then while you are sitting in a paper gown awaiting stirrup time, have the nurse poke her head in to the exam room and say, “You’re gonna need to put your clothes back on…”, (then die inside because OH GOD WHAT NOW),”…because you’re pregnant.” And then you will ACTUALLY ALMOST DIE WHILE WEARING THE PAPER GOWN, and you will cry and start to hyperventilate, and the nurse will have to come over and hold you to keep from falling and hurting yourself, and you ask her over and over again, “ARE YOU SURE? ARE YOU SURE THAT WAS MY PEE? ARE YOU SURE?”, and then you almost die again when during the examination, the doc is all, “Yep, you feel about six weeks along!”, and you actually say “OH SHIT.” out loud in front of the nurse and your doctor. Then drive home in a happy, teary fog so you can tell your husband in the hour you have to see each other before he leaves for his night class to take a test which he now CANNOT FOCUS ON AT ALL.

See, it’s all so simple! And non-dramatic! Just like the journey to get here!

It has been a nauseous, exhausting, and exhilarating few weeks, and I am still having a hard time believing it, but the THUMPaTHUMPaTHUMPa heartbeat and seeing ACTUAL FINGERS, THE MOST GORGEOUS FINGERS I HAVE EVER SEEN on the ultrasound assure me that This Is Happening.

I am terrified, and thrilled, and like, STUPID happy.



8 Responses to “Well, hello there.”

  1. Jamie said

    Then, you offer your very best friend the greatest surprise photo ever, tucked into, what else, a present of office supplies, and have her cry and scream and throw the very cute notebook halfway across the room, and then she proceeds to cry FOUR TIMES over the course of the weekend, and I cried again a little just now.

    I’m so disgustingly, supremely happy for you guys. It can’t be said enough. You deserve this kind of delirious happy.

  2. Zak said

    It’s totally a girl.

    P.S. Yay. Colorado obviously makes you get pregnant.

  3. Emily said

    I seriously cry every time I think about how excited I am for you! like, maybe I need to pee on my own stick crying (just kidding!). 🙂 So very ridiculously happy for you!

  4. Gini said

    THAT’S SO AWESOME!! Congratulations!!!!!! I’m like retarded happy for you. Holy SHIT!

    Funnily enough…after the near demise of my marriage last winter following three years of THERE’S SOMETHING WRONG WITH ME WHY CAN’T I GET PREGNANT?!, I gradually let go of the baby stuff this year and went about my daily business. And on 11/10, I peed on three sticks and about punched myself in the face to prove I wasn’t dreaming. I’m six weeks and two days pregnant today!

  5. I’m so excited for you! I’m sending you lots of healthy relaxing non barfing prego vibes. xoxo

  6. Gin said

    @Gini – Congrats to you – that is AWESOME!!!

  7. MissCaron said

    OMG YAY! I know I’m super late on the congratulations but YAY! I’m so very happy for you. I know that this has been a stressful adventure for y’all and I’m so very glad that it’s working out. God bless! 🙂

  8. megstar73 said

    Great post. You deserved it!

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