Pamplemousse

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Saturday, May 27, 2006

Do I Look Like an Urban Legend To You???? Updated***

***Update. Peed on a FRER this morning (Sunday) and got an immediate lovely clear pink line. I was very worried that the clinic-supplied tests were faulty. Please feel free to roll your eyes at this juncture.

Thank you for all your lovely comments. You know that I would be even more of a basket case without you all supporting me.***


Faint positive test this morning. Ummm....okaaaay.

I phoned the clinic to say that I had a faint line, skinny and faint but definitely there. They gave me the old message board standard of "Any line is a positive result". I giggled nervously as the nurse said "Congratulations".

The test I did on Thursday morning did have a faint shadow eventually on it but I dismissed it as an evap. line. You could only see something if you held it at a funny angle, shone a torch on it and squinted through your third eye.

When I look at the 2 tests side by side today, it is like looking at night and day. The line is definitely there today, visible to the naked eye whereas Thursday's test needed, as Julie at A Little Pregnant* said, "the light of a thousand suns" to see the photo negative of a something, anything.

I had spent all day yesterday poring over the SA donor profiles and trying to pick one to get that show on the road. I also picked up a very heavy microwave and staggered out of the kitchen with it. I was so utterly convinced it was over, I cannot begin to tell you.

I am still in a state of utter bemusement and would not dare to utter the "p" word. Mr P and I are being cautiously optimistic although the clinic has already booked me in today for a 7 week scan! The prospect of that in 3 weeks seems like the dark side of the moon. I know everything that can go wrong and we are off to a shaky start but I am going to take it one day at a time.

As the immortal and ever-missed Getupgrrl* once said: NBHHY.

* Sorry I cannot do links on this laptop. It is defeating me. I am currently lying down as I have had to increase the estrogen on the clinic's instructions and it has immediately made me feel nauseous. Of course, I do have to leave this bed to go purchase more peesticks this afternoon.

67 Comments:

At 1:20 PM, Anonymous susie said...

Oh my god. crossing everything for you. Yay! NBHHY!

 
At 1:41 PM, Blogger Beagle said...

Wow, what did I tell you, you urban legend you!

Congratulations! NBHHY! Let's keep it that way.

 
At 1:48 PM, Blogger Avonlea said...

I am beyond happy. The sun is shining here and I feel it shining on you.

Didn't I tell you I thought this was going to be your cycle? I don't hate to tell you I told you so.

But now the NBHHY, NBHHY, oh let the joy creap in - even if it's only slowly.

 
At 1:48 PM, Blogger moo said...

Urban legend indeed. Congrats MS. P!!! Stay happy. xxoo moo

 
At 2:18 PM, Blogger Cricket said...

Cautiously optimistic congratulations!

 
At 2:18 PM, Blogger Katie (WannaBeMom) said...

Good Lord. I'm crying. I know this makes you happier than it makes me, but I'm pretty damn happy right now. I've been thinking about NONSTOP. I'm so NBHHYing. I'll do a jig now.

 
At 2:34 PM, Blogger Karen said...

Oh, what wonderful news! I have a huge smile on my face for you, I'm so thrilled.

 
At 2:37 PM, Blogger Sarah said...

I am so happy for your positive result. Cautiously optimistic, of course. But a quiet congratulations!!

 
At 3:09 PM, Blogger Vacant Uterus said...

Woohoo! (That was a cautious woohoo, just so we don't tempt fate.) I'm praying hard that in nine months you'll be saying "Hot damn! It WAS positive!"

 
At 3:22 PM, Blogger squarepeg said...

Wahoo! I've been lurk-ily reading your blog but this deserves a big ol' shout out!!!!

YIPPIE!!

Here's to NBEH (nothing bad ever happening) :)

 
At 3:39 PM, Blogger Nico said...

Holy smokes!! I am *so* hoping that this is the real thing.

You know, I have never ever seen an "evaporation line". I checked my negative tests a few hours later, 24 hours later, 48 hours later, and there was zero sign of a second line, even in the light of a million suns. So I don't buy the evaporation line at all.

I think that was a very faint positive, and now you have a stronger one, which means that your beta is going up just like it should!!!

 
At 3:41 PM, Blogger MoMo said...

I want to woo-hoo with everyone else! I am crossing my entire body for you! Keep us posted!

 
At 4:00 PM, Blogger PJ said...

How great for you and Mr. P. I've got all my bits crossed that this pregnancy will go well for you.

 
At 4:24 PM, Anonymous Lynnette said...

Yippee!!! I know you're not out of the woods, yet, but damn! This is looking promising...

 
At 4:38 PM, Blogger Alli said...

I have goosebumps - that is so awesome. Praying for you!!

 
At 5:29 PM, Blogger MsPrufrock said...

Hey, if anyone is going to be an urban legend, why not you? You're as deserving as anyone.

I hope the good news continues. Also, could it possibly mean that you took an embryo to a Moz concert? I can't remember how long ago your concert was, but if it was post-transfer, you and I are both just too cool.

 
At 6:08 PM, Blogger Maya said...

Take any positive that you can get. Even the ones with shadows that haave to be turned at funny angles. A positive is still a positive. I am so glad there is still hope. This will be so encouraging to everyone else who does not get a complete positive. They are all going to say, "If it can happen to Pamp, it can happen to me". AWESOME

 
At 6:26 PM, Anonymous Kath said...

Well well well, dear Pamplemousse, this is just what I was quietly hoping for amid all my expletives. This is amazingly good news -- and may it get better and better!

 
At 6:33 PM, Blogger Lut C. said...

Urban legend? I dunno. Have you been relaxing at all?

I'll just add my well wishes to the pile. This is so exciting!

 
At 6:34 PM, Blogger Millie said...

Yay yay YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm so excited and hope the good news keeps up. Any way you can get a beta or two before the big ultrasound? For my piece of mind, at least.

Hoping all continues to go as well as it has so far. You'll make a great urban legend.

 
At 6:52 PM, Blogger Donna said...

I've always thought of you as a legend of sorts, now the title is appropriate. Are you going to keep peeing on sticks for our enjoyment?

 
At 7:53 PM, Anonymous pixi said...

Oh, how absolutely lovely! I'm so thriled for you and hoping very hard that all goes well in the coming days/weeks/months. Yahooooooo!!!!!

 
At 8:48 PM, Blogger DeadBug said...

I have shivers up my spine and find myself tearing up.

A soft, cautious congratulations to you, Mousse!

--Bugs

 
At 9:57 PM, Blogger BSumner said...

eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!

 
At 10:22 PM, Blogger Thalia said...

I'm sitting here watching a programme about the summer of love (which even you and i are too young to remember) and crying tears of joy. A tiny, delightful thought that this might just work out for both of us. I'm so absolutely totally delighted for you I don't know how to express it. Fantastic. Go buy some more peesticks immediately.

 
At 11:34 PM, Blogger linda said...

Very exciting stuff!! I hope that you can finally get a beta done with this news and start to watch those numbers climb! :-))

 
At 12:19 AM, Anonymous Jenn said...

Congratulations! What wonderful news!

 
At 1:32 AM, Blogger PortLairge said...

Congratulations. Now get out there and buy one of every brand of pee stick you can find. Thinking of you.

 
At 2:21 AM, Anonymous amanda said...

I am so beyond excited to read this. Woo hoo!!!!!

 
At 4:44 AM, Anonymous Manuela said...

MMMMMMWWWWWWAHHHHH!

 
At 4:50 AM, Blogger Beth said...

This has made my freaking day!! So thrilled for you!

 
At 6:34 AM, Blogger mermaidgrrrl said...

I'm so so very happy for you Pamplenousse. Kisses and hugs from out family to yours! xxxooo

 
At 10:32 AM, Anonymous B. Mare said...

Drama indeed! This news certainly livened up an otherwise dull afternoon of shopping. Zoweeee! Digits firmly crossed for you and the Moussebryos!!

 
At 1:21 PM, Blogger Vacant Uterus said...

Hooray! A clear pink line!!!! Congratulations, my dear!

 
At 2:07 PM, Blogger Calliope said...

fantastic news! congrats!!

 
At 2:38 PM, Blogger Avonlea said...

I'm so happy for the update. I sat down for breakfast in front of the computer, and said to myself, I'll check on Ms. P, I bet she retested, I bet it's crystal clear now - and low and behold. YEAH!!!

Now do relax and take care of yourself.

I'm happier for you than I can put into words. I can see you in the garden with your - okay I won't say it, but I can see it.

 
At 2:40 PM, Blogger Avonlea said...

Oh one more thing - hugs to your donor.

 
At 3:18 PM, Blogger fisher queen said...

WOOOWWWWW!!!!! Great, great news!!!!!!

 
At 3:30 PM, Blogger Nico said...

Yay for unequivocal results!!! It sounds like things really are moving along just as they should in there :-D

 
At 3:53 PM, Blogger Kellie said...

Yay! Wow, awesome.

NBHHY... Yay!

 
At 5:51 PM, Blogger Anna said...

Yipppeeeee-Kai-Yay! Well, that is fantastic news! See? Those damned pee sticks! I was 4 weeks pg when I had my 1st positive, and it was so faint, I thought it was neg. Take it easy, ahve a great day, and bless those little donor eggs, each and every one. Were you able to freeze any?

OH! I'm just so happy for you! I wish everyone could get pg this year!

 
At 6:04 PM, Blogger Lisa said...

YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!

 
At 6:22 PM, Blogger Thalia said...

So happy to hear the update. I hope you bought a lot of peesticks!

 
At 6:27 PM, Blogger UtRus said...

OH MY GOD! this is WONDERFUL. you just made my day. (gosh, imagine a pee stick turning positive... seems like my own urban legend ;)

continued good wishes! hugs!!!

 
At 6:49 PM, Blogger amyesq said...

Oh! OH MY GOD!!! This is fantastic! Congratulations! WOW! YAY!

 
At 6:51 PM, Blogger Teendoc said...

Fabulous news!

 
At 7:01 PM, Blogger Julie said...

Hot Damn!!!! NBHHY!

 
At 7:14 PM, Blogger soralis said...

I just came across your blog and wanted to wish you the best!

Congrats

 
At 7:34 PM, Blogger Demeter said...

I am so excited for you. This is a very positive sign. Keep up the good faith.

 
At 9:50 PM, Anonymous Jenn said...

Congratulations!!!

And you are right, NBHHY.

 
At 10:01 PM, Anonymous DD said...

Damn you for making me all weepy before thinking you weren't pregnant!

Like anything I could say could take that goofy smile off your face (which happens to match the one on mine)!

 
At 10:17 PM, Blogger Claudia said...

Oh hallelujah! What wonderful news, so very, very glad to hear it! Hope the next few weeks pass uneventfully and you have a wonderful first ultrasound!

 
At 3:08 AM, Blogger Sparkle said...

Wow what a rollercoaster!

Congratulations, this is fantastic!

 
At 6:06 AM, Blogger MC said...

OMG! You urban legend you. Congratulations.

 
At 1:05 PM, Blogger Dawn said...

Congratulations!

 
At 7:39 PM, Blogger sube said...

I just got back from a weekend away, and wow! what news I've missed! I couldn't be happier for you.

 
At 10:03 PM, Blogger chris said...

Wonderful news.

 
At 10:17 PM, Anonymous mm said...

Yipppppppppeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!

 
At 10:19 PM, Blogger zhl said...

Holy crap! Leave town for a few days and your whole world changes.

So, so happy for you! All my crossed appendages are getting a bit numb so I am going to uncross for a minute but will re-cross and keep it that way 'til you've got the wee one in your arms.

 
At 12:33 AM, Anonymous Manuela said...

ummm... HELLLO!!! It's Monday, dammit... where's our update!!!!

 
At 2:22 AM, Blogger S said...

You fucking ROCK!!!! Crossing everything that everything goes well for you-congrats!!!!

 
At 3:54 AM, Blogger art-sweet said...

ooh, happy happy (fingers crossed) joy joy.

 
At 8:19 AM, Blogger Sue said...

Oh, Yay!!!! Send some of those positive vibes this way, will ya?

I'm so happy for you, I'm just giddy!

 
At 12:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brilliant news! Congratulations:)

Bonnie.

 
At 3:12 PM, Anonymous Molly said...

HOORAY!

This makes my day! Nay, my week!

 
At 7:57 PM, Blogger katty said...

Hoping for you

 
At 8:34 PM, Blogger Zarqa said...

Gone for the weekend and look what I missed. Yay! This sounds promising. All digits are crossed for you.:)

 

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