Friday, September 26, 2008

Faint

This morning we got up at 5:45 so that Lyn could pee in a cup. It's only 10 dpo 11 dpo (see comments), but Lyn has to turn in FSA forms today, and we wanted to know if we should put in more money for IUIs. Lyn peed and dipped, and 3 or 4 minutes later asked me if I would look. "Tell me right away, though," she said. I walked cautiously over to the dresser, and things looked pretty negative from far away, but you never know. So I peered in close. Were my eyes deceiving me? I had to pause for a minute because you don't want to say something like this and have to take it back a moment later. Now, you've all seen negative pregnancy tests and they are quite rudely white and blank where you hope a line will be. You can stare and stare, but you can't even pretend there's a line. This one instead had a pale purple shadow of a line. "It's really light," I said, "but that's a line."

I brought the stick over to Lyn and we goggled at it. Then Lyn said, "Well, this is good because no matter what happens at least we know that I can get an egg fertilized." So I replied, "Do you know what this line means? It means you are pregnant. With a baby." So we decided to pull out the "free" digital pregnancy test that came with the I-can't-believe-they-cost-that-much digital OPKs. Lyn remarked that it probably wouldn't show positive, because it's probably less sensitive (see, I told you she was pessimistic!). Our first baby was crying from her crib for Mama, so I went and got her up while Lyn played with her pee some more.

A minute or so later a yelp from Lyn told me that we had another positive. We're having a baby! If the little blastocyst (actually now officially an embryo, but we've taken to affectionately calling it "B") sticks around, we'll have another June arrival.

I finally convinced Leigh to let me pick her up and I carried her into the other room to look at the positive test. "What's that?" Leigh asked. "That," I said, "is a test that shows that Ima and Mama are really happy today."

11 comments:

N said...

*cheers you guys on* Stick around, B, it's a good place to be!

Lyn said...

Thanks for the cheers N.

Actually, it's 11dpo, but I suppose either 10 or 11 is kind of stupid early.

I called my acupuncturist to reschedule an appt next week, and when I told her, she cheered! It was pretty cute coming from a somewhat staid and cryptic Chinese woman. Then she practically hollered "BE GOOD!! Don't you ride your bike!!!. Walk! Slowly!"

Now to figure out how to look like I'm working today...

word to your mother(s) said...

YEEESSSS!!! That is such fantastic news, ladies. What a great way to start the weekend. Congratulations. Here's to some good vibes for the little "B"...

Gail said...

Oh, well, I guess I don't have your charts as well memorized as I should Lyn ;) Actually, I knew we were one day from probably period, and I think I confused your luxurious 12 day luteal with my own wimpy 11 days.

1invermillion said...

New readers here- congrats!!

JoulyBean said...

Wow, congrats! That's amazing news!

Lo said...

Huge congrats!!!!!!!!!! So exciting!!!

Cindy said...

I am so very excited for you and thrilled to be a part of your life right now!

Sending lots of love to all of you....

twomomsarebetterthanone said...

yay! you brought back the memories of us standing in our bathroom at 4:30am looking at our first ever +hpt. it was the most amazing and shocking moment of our lives!

congratulations on you second child on the way!!!!!

Amy said...

Wow - what wonderful news! One day at a time, of course, but Marc and I are so very excited for you both!!!!!

Bree said...

Whoa Lyn! I'm a little late to the congratulations party, but still. Congratulations!