I have been bursting with excitement and hope for the past week, and I’m ecstatic to say that I can finally say HFS again!!!
Yesterday was the 1 year anniversary of us being homeowners. I can’t believe how quickly the year has flown by! We still don’t own a dining room table (among many other items *grin*), but dangit, at least we’re having a baby. 🙂
|Please excuse my weird hair and the massive candle wax stain on my husband’s work shirt. LOL|
To commemorate the occasion, I invited our two favorite sets of “couple friends” over for dinner last night. You know the kind – where BOTH of you like BOTH of them. Invaluable friends to have…and quite hard to come by (at least for us – what does that say about us?!). LOL.
At any rate, M&O are long time friends who just got married in September on a beautiful ranch just outside of town here. M&R got married just 13 days after us back in 2008 (though we didn’t know them back then). They’re the ones who just finished a 21 day river float through the Grand Canyon. Sick, right?!
|M&O and M&R|
SO, now for the HFS #2. 🙂
Even though M&O have only been married for 7 months, they’ve actually been TTC for 9 or so. She has endo (which she had pretty extensive surgery for a couple of years ago) and slightly irregular cycles, and her doc pretty much straight up told her that if she wanted a chance to conceive without ART, they needed to try asap…so they did!
Last Tuesday (12dpIUI for me – BFP day!), M & I hung out all day doing errands in the next town over. On the drive home, she straight up asked me if I had tested yet, and I lied and said no b/c I figured Charlie should know first. WELL, in the same convo, she brought up that she finally had an appointment set for the end of April to see a doc about getting Clomid and/or LP support b/c she has a really short LP. I asked her where she was in her cycle, and she said 6dpo. Immediately in my head I was thinking about how amazing it would be to go through this together.
Can you see where this is going? 🙂
When she was here yesterday, I gave her my remaining CBE Digital test… and this morning, she sent me a picture of that stick with the message:
Holy hell!!!! I am still in shock! Took it about an hour ago but wanted to wait til [O] left to tell anyone!! Call me if you are awake!
Well, of course I called her immediately. LOL.
Can you believe it?!!
huge part of my IF heart is petrified something will go wrong for one of us and the other will serve as a living reminder of where we should be… BUT, I’m trying to allow myself to just be out of my mind freakin’ excited that one of my very best friends will be going through this with me – just 6d behind me!!
After all the shitty, crappy moments we’ve had over these past couple of years, this past week or so has been pretty amazing.
Charlie getting a job in-state (no more traveling to ND for 1/2 the month!).
I switched my insurance on the perfect day on accident (more on this later).
One of my closest friends got her BFP.
I haven’t smiled this much in years. 🙂
1w5d until my 1st u/s!!
*this is one of the few times I’m excited to be treated “special” b/c of IF – M has to wait until 5/31 (9w6d) for her 1st u/s. that would make me bonkers to have to wait so long!*
I was totally gonna say that you should be so excited that you get such an early ultrasound for being PREVIOUSLY considered IF. When you're just a regular old pregnant lady, you have to wait FOREVER to see your little one :)Congrats on the 6 days apart partner in crime! One of my best friends of all time was 6 days ahead of me. It was incredible to call each other every week and compare notes. You'll both have so much fun.
My really good friend at work is 2d ahead of me. And it has been great!!I had a rough spot in 233k 8 where I had a blodd clot burst and I thought it was me miscarrying adn I was horrified about ahving her go on to have a healthy baby when I had nothing, but it was fine.Anyways, it has been amazing to have that and experience everything at the same time!
That's a pretty amazing story! I am so glad you have someone in real life to go through this experience with you. Can't wait to hear all about your ultrasound 🙂
Oh yeah. And I totally thought your HFS was about the one year anniversary of the house. I was like, "OK preggers. Calm down now :)"
That's so fun!! I always wanted a close friend to go through a pregnancy with. You guys will have great play dates with the babies!
Lots of great things happening and you deserve all of them Jos.
All so exciting!!! Congrats on 1 year of home ownership! Thats amazing about your friend too!
Awww, what a sweet post. Very cool.We actually just found out some good friends of ours are about a week ahead of us. This is his second marriage – IF broke up the first one. =( So he's crazy excited on top of having close friends to go through it with, who've been there too.And same here, I can barely manage to wipe the smile off my face. It's so, so great.
We have owned our house for almost one year exactly too…doesn't time fly!You deserve every moment of this happiness.
So sweet!!! What an exciting time!!! 🙂 I love it –
My immediate thought upon HFS #2 was that you were having twins!!! :)It *is* great to go through your pg with a close friend. Not quite the same but when I was pg with A there were three of us at work due w/in 6 weeks of each other, and even that was fun.
BTW: I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger award! 🙂 You can pick it up over at my blog! 🙂
So much awesome stuff to celebrate for you guys lately!congrats to your friend it will be great to go through pregnancies together and have babies close to the same age. great stuff!
That is so wonderful that you and your friend get to share your pregnancy journeys together. I always thought it would be great to have someone to compare the pregnancy milestones with. Not to mention your kids will be so close.
HFS that's awesome! ;)I loved this… "but dangit, at least we're having a baby. :-)" totally made me toothy smile. You're having a baby! I'm having a baby! This is all so wonderful and it just keeps getting better.
Oh, and we just celebrated one year of home ownership on March 17th. We're such grown ups… 🙂
W.O.W. You're life really seems to be coming together. I'm really really happy for you guys. Much hugs!
Awwwww this is so great!! So many good things happening for you!!
Oh that is great news about your friend! I understand your worry about something going wrong but don't forget the huge possibility that everything could just go right! The excitement in our voice is so refreshing! You and your hubby are glowing in your picture!
How YEY is that!! A prego buddy! Wonderful. It 's always the best when we can share one of life's precious journeys with someone close!