Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Beta Beta Bo Beta

Banana nana fo feta!
Me my mo meta...
BETA!

Yes, I had my beta yesterday. I had excellent intentions of posting it for the entire Internet to see. But first I called everyone, then I had a good (happy) cry, then I made dinner and promptly fell asleep sitting up at 7:00. I think we've discussed my inability to type while sleeping - and all I can say is I'm sorry! I'm working on it! Please don't break up with me!

And now you're all: shut up bitch and post your beta number GAWD! I know, I know. I'm obnoxious.

Beta #1, 15dp3dt: 964

My reaction to this report?



Holy shit - I am with child! Woo to the Hoo!

(Actually, this picture is like 2 years old, taken at Howl at the Moon on the night that I told my BFF Jelayne that she didn't know fuck about Cleveland, then peed on the side of the road with our other friend so she didn't have to go it alone.)

(Not sure why I thought you needed to know that.)

(Don't worry, it was dark and we were hidden by a car door. Nobody saw my Lady Business.)

(I think it is now time for an abrupt subject change, no?)

So anyway, all the same things are going on with my body. I'm exhausted, I'm hungry, I have period type cramps, still really bloated and my abs feel like I did a really rough workout. I think the ab thing is a symptom of the OHSS, but other than that, I'm feeling like I would normally feel the day before my period.

I would think I was getting my period if I didn't know I was PREGNANT! HEY-OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

Prometrium? I love it. I gave a more gruesome description on Redbook (click here), but I am enjoying them way more than the PIO shots.

That's about all I've got today. I am so tired that I slept in my car on my lunch break today using a bag of cotton balls for a pillow. I woke up with drool on my face and writing on my face that was stuck from the bag o'balls. That's pretty much how much energy I have for writing.

You guys are so lucky I'm contractually obligated to blog because DAYAM! if you had to miss out on this? Would be a tragedy.

One more thing: Thank you so so so much for all the comments! I'm not one for the cheese factor, but reading those comments made me a little weepy in a good way.
So thanks for all the well wishes, except that one anonymous asshat who left me a rude comment - sorry you're old and bitter.

57 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wooo Hooo for an awesome beta!
^^^^happy pregnant dance^^^^^


FWIW - the post-workout feeling ab pain from hell was my biggest pg symptom with my son. I made them check me for an eptopic because I couldn't figure why my abs would hurt so bad!

Martha said...

Beautiful beta and One Hot Mama! I'm so very happy for you and hope your little babe/s have your great smile! Now, go nap!

MamaSoon said...

(Honking horns!!!) This rocks. So happy for you.

annacyclopedia said...

Woo to the Hoo is right! Freakin' awesome news. Congratulations times a million.

Suzanne said...

Awesome, awesome news! Congratulations again!

Io said...

Bitch, whaAAT?! How many embryos did you transfer again?
(YAY!)

SusieG said...

964?? Holy cow! sounds like you may have two or three in there! How many embryos did you transfer? Congrats, mama!

jmg said...

I love this pic! I immediately knew where it was from even before the description, which made me laugh out loud! One of my favorite memories!

I'm so psyched! I can't wait to hear the results from Beta #2!

BTW, I thought you hated cotton balls?

Bekah said...

OMG, Jen! You totally have multiples! I'm so excited for you!! (can't you tell by my exclamation marks?) CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

Jen said...

Wow, that is a totally awesome beta! When you do things, you do them right!

Amy said...

That's awesome! Congrats!

Betsy said...

You are SO HAVING TWINS!!! :D I'm really happy for you!! Enjoy all the wiggles and by all means you better not stop blogging! :D You always make me laugh...and as you know IF can really kick your ass!! Thanks Jen! You deserve this girlie! When's your first u/s? CONGRATS!

Chelle said...

congrats!!

Newt said...

Whoaa, that's a heck of a fine beta!

Congratulations!

Jill said...

Great Beta Jen! Again, I'm just thrilled for you!

Jennifer said...

Fantastic beta! Can't wait to read your pregnancy blog! :)

Rachel said...

Congratulations!!!!!!

Marie said...

I am so glad for your awesome report!! Wonder how many you got there hmmm?

Michelle & Gary said...

Huge Congratulations! Something funny...I once went to Howl at the Moon in Seattle--and took pictures similar to the one you posted. I have a feeling that place causes people to do some crazy things! That was a crazy night!!
Congrats again!!

Dreamer4agift said...

964?? Sweet!!!!!! What an awesome number. Can't wait to hear the second beta results:-) So happy for you Jen!

E_Sharp said...

That's wicked news! I am so happy for you!
I hope you continue to blog, and post lots of belly shots. I love me some belly shots.

Julie said...

Great beta!
You know, my beta with IVF twins was in the 200's---I'm just SAYIN!
Congratulations!! Better buy those diapers in bulk, and buy a really big minivan.
:)

Anonymous said...

Congrats again!! I filled in my neighbor and your high school friend Crystal on everything and we are both very happy for you!!! I will have to update her again. Hooray for baby!!!

Kristen

Anonymous said...

Congrats again!! I filled in my neighbor and your high school friend Crystal on everything and we are both very happy for you!!! I will have to update her again. Hooray for baby!!!

Kristen

Still Standing Strong in A Bloom of Hope. said...

That's just awesome news! And your picture made me laugh again! I'll do a cover of another Infertile Whore for you, when the mood kicks in.

It helps to laugh now cuz i'm on my 1ww and I'm going crazy! :(

Lost in Space said...

Now that is a beta!! No messing or guessing with that one!!

Congrats again, Jen!

Wishing 4 One said...

Hey girl congrats, woo hoo! Awesome beta, I am sooooo happy for ya! HUGS

Anonymous said...

Wooooo to the Hooooo is right!!I am so proud of you for making it through all of this and always maintaining your sense of humor.You will be a wonderful mommy!!I would also like to send a shout out to XENA WARRIOR PRINCESS for a job well done!!Love you!! Mom

Heather said...

Woo hoo! Thanks for the update. Sorry to hear you had a rude commenter.

seriously? said...

Just how many babies are in there?

Congratulations again. I am so excited for you.

BTW, my friend lives in Orlando and she and her friends go to Howl at the Moon a lot. I haven't been there yet, but am looking forward to it on my next visit.

Amy said...

Woot! Woot! Woot! **Pumping fist in the air** I am so excited for you and Mark!! Congratulations again chica! And, I laughed at asshat, I haven't heard that for awhile. I MUST use that in my daily conversation sometime today!

Kim said...

Congrats...sooooooo happy for you!!! Here's to a happy, healthy pregnancy!

Mrs. Higrens said...

It was just a 2 embryo transfer, right? Way to go keeping those embryos stuck.

And yay for the change in progesterone delivery methods.

Malloryn said...

Wow, what an awesome beta number! I'm so excited for you guys. I'll be really curious to hear if you have more than one baking in there. Congratulations again!!

alison said...

Holy moly! That's an awesome beta!! Fingers crossed for some magical doubling!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like quads to me! So happy for you - I was worried when you didn't post on Monday. When is the next beta!

BB and MTB said...

Awesome beta!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Allison said...

Congratulations!! That is a great beat!

Jill said...

I'm SO SO SO SO SO SO excited for you! Also, I love that your mom commented on your blog. What a great mom :)

sarah23 said...

Excellent beta! I wonder how many are growing in there?? ;)

Will the Redbook IF chronicles be continuing now that you are no longer IF?? (Hope so...cuz you're hilarious).

Maria said...

Great news! Congratulations! I'm soooo happy for you!! I'll start my first IVF on July so I'm really glad to see it actually works!!

Awesome!!!

Wishing 4 One said...

Oh yeah what are you waiting for... you HAVE join us girl!

Meghan said...

Getting this a little late but CONGRATS!!! Can't wait to hear today's #

calliope said...

good lawd that is one kick ass beta!
I do believe your lady bits have a squatter or two...
YAY!!!

Alison said...

That is a fabulous number... how many buns you got cookin' in there?

Tabatha said...

wooohoo and congrats again!

courtney said...

This is my first comment for you, but your blog is HI-larious. ANd this is way late, but Back to the Future was my brothers and mine favorite movies as a kid. I can recite the whole movie by heart. ... Maybe that's why I was single until I was 27...
Anyway, Congratulations!

~Jess said...

OH MY GOSH!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS! I'M SO HAPPY FOR YOU GUYS!!!!!

WOOOHOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!

Happy and healthy nine months!

This_Cross_I_Embrace said...

WAIT, wait, wait, wait, wait... you mean there was actually a time in your life when you didn't feel comfortable showing your Lady Business to complete strangers?? My, how IF changes things.

I'm so excited for you... and I hope you invite me to read your other blog (pretty please) because I want to hear all about this amazing pregnancy :) And your AF symptoms definately give me hope, cuz I have some now at 12 dpo!

Sully said...

F-yeah! Congrats!!! Here's to a happy and healthy nine months!

the Babychaser: said...

Oh yeah, THAT is a beta you can live with. Fantastic news!

(Twins, anyone?)

mrsyak said...

Hell yeah!!! Congrats!

Anonymous said...

Hey I was very excited for you when I saw the positive I hope things go very smoothly.

KellyGreen said...

amazing beta! congrats to you and the hubs.

ps. i love love love your blog, you are hilarious...oh and "asshat" is my new favorite word.

Tiffanie said...

great beta! and who's the fucker that left you a rude comment??!! i mean really people?! what a piece of shit they are. piece of hit douche bag.

M said...

Wow! Now THAT's a good beta number!!! Congratulations!!!!!

Bec said...

OMG - That is just brilliant hon! I've been away at a conference and have only just seen this - I am so incredibly happy for you! :-)

*does a little dance!*