…that was my first thought at 5:45am on Tuesday morning after taking my BBT, seeing it rise, and deciding to POAS.

Then I promptly texted Amanda and said, “A super faint 2nd line is a line is a line (yes, I repeated b/c I was freaking out) at 12dpo right?!?!?! HFS shaking so badly right now!!!!!”

Is it bad I told a blogger friend before my husband? Hm… I’ll get back to ya on that.

At any rate, the line was light enough that even though my first instinct was to run screaming into the bedroom, I somehow convinced myself that I should wait a day to tell Charlie (an ENTIRE DAY, what was I, nuts?!) to make sure the line was getting darker.

HAHAHA. I’m Insane.

I calmed myself down and crawled back into bed… and laid there for another 45 minutes thinking:


What? I never said I was classy.
I seriously couldn’t believe that this might have WORKED! I took a test back on 10dpIUI b/c I was insane and couldn’t restrain myself. BFN. Yeah – DO NOT TEST that early folks. Those negatives are wholly disheartening. At 12dpIUI there was a faint line, and by that afternoon (yes, I’m ridiculous and tested without FMU), the line was still there. By 13dpIUI the line was even darker. 
Can I point out that I love the use of HFS in daily texting language? Amanda wrote me back that morning (an HOUR later when she finally got out of her meeting! *LOL*) and said, “Omg omg you’re pregnant Josey!!!!!! HFS!!!!!”
See, I’m not the only one who uses it. πŸ™‚
So yeah, after testing at 12.5dpIUI, I decided to go ahead and tell my husband, because there was no way in hell I could keep quiet for another 12 hours until Wednesday morning. 
For those of you who are newer followers of mine, back in November 2007, he proposed with this little trick:
…and obviously, it worked. πŸ™‚

For YEARS, I had planned on continuing the tradition. 

Look what I finally got the chance to write!! πŸ™‚

Sappy, yes. But it made my heart happy. Can’t you tell by the excessive use of smiley faces in this post? πŸ™‚

Below is a funny little video of him… excuse the mumbled crap that was me talking. Basically I was asking him if he wanted to play some scrabble right when he walked into the house. He was immediately suspicious. πŸ˜‰

We go in for the 2nd beta tomorrow morning – please send your thoughts and prayers our way for a great doubling beta and healthy pregnancy for our little Rock Star!!


  1. I love the video! I have one telling JJ too and it's something I will always treasure. Still so excited for you and am sending you positive thoughts for your second beta today. Let us know how it goes!

  2. yay! I love videos!

  3. I think the way he proposed and the way you told your DH is amazing. sending you lots of baby dust for a wonderful high beta #

  4. The happiness in your voice and the look of shock and happiness on his face brought true tears to my eyes. I am so happy you had that moment.

  5. Um, how many people DID you tell before you told your hubby about it? πŸ™‚

  6. This had me cyring!!Oh and I told you guys via a blog post I had a positive test before I told my dh. I did wait the entire day to see what my beta was. Looking back I can't believe I did it too, but I don't know.((HUGS))!!!

  7. Love you Josey. So honored I was a part of that moment with you. Longest meeting of life!! xo

  8. This seriously brought tears to my eyes! Such an incredible moment and I'm so very happy for you both. Prayers are going up for a HUGE Beta in the morning!

  9. Awwww. What a cute video. Congrats.

  10. Such a cute way to tell him! Love the video!

  11. OK I was joking yesterday when I asked if I needed to expect to cry at every post for the next 9 months. Please stop πŸ™‚

  12. I had to watch that sans sound because I'm at work right now, but I'm crying anyway. So amazing!

  13. HFS!!!! Awesome video – love C's reaction and the excitement in your voice πŸ™‚

  14. Man, there are a lot of A's in a Scrabble set. I was looking at that going, "Did she use more than one bag of letters???"

  15. Aw your video made me cry – you can hear how thrilled you both are! I love his smile!!! You are both going to be amazing parents to your little rock star!

  16. It is so incredibly sweet! I love that you used Scrabble to tell him. I love that you caught it all on video. LOVE LOVE LOVE

  17. The video totally made me cry! I am so happy for both of you!

  18. That video made me cry! I love how he knew something was up right away when you said that!

  19. LOVE LOVE LOVE how you told C! And his response πŸ™‚ My sis was the first to know I was pg with A, before DH. I was at her place when I tested (dumb) and couldn't keep the shit eating grin off my face. So you're not alone!

  20. Im gonna be saying "HFS" all the time now. Thanks for the new addition to my vocabulary πŸ™‚ I LOVEEE the scrabble messages. Might be one of the cutest things ever πŸ™‚ So happy for you! I will be praying for extra fabulous Beta #2 for ya!

  21. Soooo cute! I love it and am so, so happy about that second line!

  22. I hope that your numbers do some happy doubeling πŸ™‚ And I love the scrabble message!

  23. congratulations!!! i so needed to see someone get a BFP with IUI. it really gives me hope. what a great way to announce it! LOVE it!

  24. This made my heart happy! I love the pure joy heard in both your voices! Congratulations!

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