Thursday, December 09, 2010

Out of the Bag

So, with the last post, the cat is truly out of the bag so to speak. I've struggled with what to say, what not to say and how to say anything at all. I don't want to turn this space into baby-talk central. I also don't want to jinx anything. On the other hand, it's my space and I want to remember the journey, however it turns out. So, I guess you'll just have to bear with me!

But, by far, the best part so far has been reading your comments!

NR
said...
You don't really give me a Mark Ruffalo vibe, but he is a hottie. I'm not surprised you found a musician. :-)
Good Luck to both of you!!!


random thoughts said...
hmm... for less than half the price per vial, I know a couple of backwoods redneck boys with most of their teeth that might help you out...although, they do believe in the DELIVERENCE method...LOL Good luck... this choice looks like a winner!

Ami said...
I can't wait to send you something tie dyed for the baby.

:-D

Frank Wilson said...
When is all this going to happen?

To answer a few questions –
The swimmers are winging their way from California to Ohio as I write. This whole adventure will begin next week. We're going to doctor's appointments, taking pills and getting shots that should maximize the chances of conception. It also maximizes the chances of more than one baby, but we don't want to talk about that right now.

So far my favorite comment (with random thoughts up there coming in a close second!) is from my Aunt Nancy.

Nancy said...
And you just add him to the cart like you're on Amazon????????
Is shipping added at the end when you give your credit card number???
This is too wierd even for a child of the 60s-
Love you anyway


Yes, you just add him to the cart! Shipping is outrageous. . .$170. . .but you have to factor in the cost of dry ice and a one way ticket to Ohio I guess. . . You can't just order this stuff willy-nilly off the internet though. You have to have a doctor's order and it has to be shipped to his office for "deliverance!"

So far we only have enough money saved up to do this once so everybody cross their fingers! Thanks for the love and the comments!

Other Random Facts We've Learned Along the Way:
• It takes an average of 10 tries for a healthy, "normal" couple to conceive.
• It takes an average of 6 tries for those receiving fertility treatments.
• The "normal" odds of having a multiple birth are 2 in every 100 births.
• Taking Clomid raises the odds to 1 in 5.

Like I said, we don't want to talk about that right now. . .

4 comments:

random thougths said...

I just keep praying for everybody to stay healthy and happy... Good luck and hope you guys beat any of the odds!

Frank Wilson said...

As a father of two I'll give you one bit of wisdom: "They grow up to be teenagers." But you've got guts girl. I'm pulling for you BIG TIME!

snopiter

Ami said...

I'm sending good thoughts your way, too.

Wouldn't it be cool to beat the odds and have it happen the first time?

That's the wish I'm sending.

And teenagers aren't so bad. I have had two of 'em. One is still a teen and one is 23.

And at every age and stage, I've been nuts about them, they've been really great kids, and I've wished I could freeze time.

Nancy said...

Thanks for explaining things. You all will make some little person the most wonderful parents. I'm betting for you in the odds game.