Thursday, March 22, 2012

Oh, You Too? In which I find a friend at the blood station

This morning while awaiting my turn for a beta blood draw, I couldn't help but think the girl sitting two seats down from me looked familiar. Apparently this familiarity went both ways- as I tried to bury my head in a Words With Friends round, she turned to me and asked "don't I know you from somewhere? What is your name?" Feeling a bit exposed (is this someone who should know I am here? That I am newly pregnant? Oh God) I quietly relinquished my name. She quickly called out how we knew each other- through a mutual friend- and thus the connection was made.

Ironically she was giving blood b/c she too had just found out she was pregnant! And she too had "let loose" during the previous two weeks, not thinking this would be 'the' month (did I mention our baby was conceived on gallons of queso and way-too-embarrassingly-many Irish Car Bombs?) So there it was- the infertility community shrinking even further. I was honestly so happy to make the connection, knowing that now I had another cycle buddy here in town.

I also re-realized today how many psychic abilities run in my family. My cousin- who is 3 months pregnant and was like a sister to me growing up- called me practically in tears today, saying she KNEW that I would be announcing a pregnancy soon (well, I hadn't really announced, but our moms are sisters and best friends, and news travels quickly between the aunties!). She just KNEW it, with every ounce of her body, and was so excited that this premonition had come true. Whoa.

Another cousin of mine -who had dreamed about our first pregnancy (she literally called to tell me about that dream the day we found out we were pregnant last December- before anyone knew!)- had been trying to call me last week while we were in Wimberley. I called her today to share our news- and led in by asking "have any more dreams lately?" To which she replied "yes! That is why I was trying to call you last week! I dreamed that you and I were visiting our other cousin's baby (the one who is 3 months pregnant) and you were also pregnant, saying how excited you were for your babies to grow up and be able to play together." Double whoa. I love that stuff!

And.....I just got a call from Dr. Vaughn's office. At 14dpo, my beta is:


It was only 28 at this time the month we miscarried. They want to see your beta at least double every 48 hours- mine quadrupled!! The nurse said "Dr. Vaughn is very pleased with those numbers." Damn straight, Dr. V!! YAY! Sweet, sweet miracle baby.


I have some catching up to do on my March Photo Challenge!

Here is my picture for Day #20's prompt- BUTTON:

No, that isn't a pregnant pouch already. If I am not in my stretchy woobie pants while at my desk, I always have to unbutton whatever jeans I am wearing. Comfort first!

Day # 21- TREAT:

I took this on my walk yesterday. We are lucky enough to have Austin's hike and bike trail start right in our cul-de-sac, and I feel so blessed by the proximity to nature. A true treat.

And lastly, Day #22- MARKET:

Scenes from the Wimberley Antique Market. I will be the first to admit I love dolls- (we have a collection of my childhood buddies hanging out in our guest room closet- much to BC's dismay)- however, this compilation of Chuckie's sister & the scary bear with cabbage patch arms really freaked me out.

Thanks also to all the folks visiting my site from the "International Comment Leaving Week" (ICLW) event! I have been loving and appreciating your comments AND getting to know you through your own blogs & stories. Welcome!


  1. How cool that you made a friend while waiting for your blood draw! And, 419 is an awesome #!!!!

    ICLW #47

  2. when IF connections are made. :) And what a fan-friggin-tastic 2nd beta!

    P.S. The scary bear? Yeah...I can't look at it. lol

    ICLW #109

  3. Congratulations!!!! So happy for you.

  4. Hi! Here from ICLW! Congrats on the fantastic beta number! That's awesome.

  5. Thrilled for this update, Stine!

  6. congratulations!!! also, love the psychic abilities in the fam... i have some amount myself. there is also this crazy link between my mom, my sister, and myself.

    i hope you are feeling well and again, congratulations!

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