Saturday, June 9, 2012


So you know how with every good book, there is always an epilogue after the ending of the main story?! It is usually written to provide "closure" to the story you have just read.

Well this my friends, is my epilogue....

Those of you who follow my other blog know that the 1st week of May I went on a 9 day vacation (without the hubby) to FL with my girlfriends & then to WI to see my sister & her family. I came back relaxed, refreshed, mentally recharged & it was just the break that I had needed. I returned emotionally ready to settle into this life of ours without children. 

Shortly after I had returned, I had felt the all to familiar sharp, stabbing pain in my right side which meant that I would soon be ovulating. I feel it every. single. month. & it is not a pleasant feeling. I just so happened to have a box of O.P.K tests under my sink left over from previous attempts & since I have an obsession with peeing on sticks I went ahead & tested - just to be sure....because you never know, right!?

The first day was negative & the 2nd day was this:

No surprise there since I know my body pretty well!

Well, needless to say it was the weekend....I had been gone 9 days....the hubby missed me....I had missed the you get how the weekend played out!!

Fast forward 2 weeks later.

My cycle is a 29 day cycle - like clockwork. I am about as regular as you can get & I can usually predict within 24 hours when Aunt Flo will be making her appearance. So imagine my surprise when 29 days come & go with no period. I knew it was well on its way though because for the last 3 days I had cramps & lower back pain like I always get right before my period.

Well, 2 days later & still nothing. 

It is now Sunday evening & we were having a cul-de-sac gathering with the neighbors & I was looking forward to opening a great bottle of red wine I had bought earlier in the day. But since I was "late" & since I had one left over PG test under my sink & again, the fact that I have an addiction to peeing on sticks I figured what the hell - might as well test & get it over with so I can open that red wine! 

I just knew it would be negative...

Um - as you can clearly see the test was not negative.

IUI's x 5 = $7300
IVF x 2 = $28,000
Acupuncture = $1365
FET x 2 = $6800

Taking a random PG test after being 2 days late & seeing a BFP with no medical intervention = f-ing priceless!!!

To be continued.....


Anna said...


Anonymous said...

Congrats!! What a truly awesome and appropos epilogue :)


Lydia said...


Oh my goodness Heather.

What wonderful news!

I am so happy for you right now.

Anonymous said...

Best news ever!!! Congratulations!!!

Amanda said...

OM effing G. That's all I can say. This is incredible!!!!!

Caitlin said...

Wow, what a fantastic epilogue!! Congratulations on your miracle baby. It doesn't get much better than that!

Scubagirl said...

Love it, love it, love it!! CONGRATULATIONS!

JJ said...

OMG! I have chills!

Michelle said...

seriously cried tears of joy when I heard this news!! I'm so so so unbelievably happy for you!!! I just know that this is it!!! **HUGS** and many prayers for a H&H 9months!!

LCSween said...

this is AMAZING!!!!!! I am beyond thrilled! wish i could hug you!

I can haz babyz? said...

I am so, so happy for you and your DH!!

I wish you a happy, healthy, unevntful 9 months :)

bran said...

::picks jaw off floor:: OH MY GOSH!!! Congrats beyond congrats. Praying for a very healthy pregnancy and mama :)))

MH said...

I just got the chills...

Jessica Juice said...

I cried reading this just now :) COngratulations!

Jennifer said...

Congratulations! Happy and Healthy nine months to you!

Jenn said...

This is so fabulous! I was so sad at your previous post---and this is truly a wonderful miracle!!

Absolutely amazing!!!

I am praying for you!

Kelly Jean said...

I am TEARING up for you. I don't know if I've ever commented on your blog, but I follow along. My heart was breaking that your journey was "over". I love love love this post. I remember that beautiful smiley face of a positive OPK and how exciting it is - a new chance, a new opportunity! A possibility! And OMG I remember how it felt to FINALLY FINALLY FINALLY see that beautiful 2nd pink line. Except mine was MUCH fainter than yours! Yours was NO question!! I am so so so so freaking happy for you! This is amazing! How CRAZY the world is with a natural BFP!! What what?! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats!! Happy nine months xxx

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