Sunday, February 18, 2007

There's a pooter in my cooter. (now with a photo, per your request)

I have been really really struggling for the last week on how to post my news. And since I haven't come up with a good way to say it, I'll just get it out there. There is a pooter in my cooter, and that's a good thing. Let me explain...

Monday, AF still hadn't shown her ugly head, so I thought, "What the hell, might as well waste a stick." And because I have no patience, I interpret the results as soon as I see the urine do the capillary crawl into the test area. I know, I know, this is a big no, no. Of course, there was a brilliant control line, and apparently nothing in the test area. So I sat there contemplating my extended stay in Crazyville and then finished up. Right before I was about to throw it away, I looked at it again, and what do you know? If I squinted, I could see the faintest of lines. "Is THAT a line? Is that really a line? Is that what positive lines look like? Holy crap, I think that's a line." So I ran upstairs and stuck the urine soaked stick in Husband's face, and asked if he saw a line. He saw the line too. Then I ran downstairs and pulled out Friday's BFN stick from the trash, there were two lines on that one too. (Yeah, I know, that's another big no, no. But hey, I am past rational at this point.) Holy cow, I think I am pregnant.

Then I took a picture of it and sent it to 2 women friends for a second and third opinion. They saw the line too. Husband was still skeptical and tried to remain cautiously optimistic. In the meantime, I couldn't stop rolling the word line over and over in my head, all day long. I am sure it's the only day of this pregnancy that someone could say that I glowed. Not from the hormones, but from the shear excitement of it all. By the next day, I was sure I had imagined the whole thing and tried another stick. Another line, a bit darker than before, but not by much. As I repeated the test every 24 hours, the line got increasingly darker. By Thursday, I was convinced that I was pregnant.

By the way, with the first positive test, I started to freak out about the Ser0que1 I am still taking for sleep and sanity maintenance. I had successfully gone down from 300mg to 100mg, but any lower and I couldn't sleep at all. After consulting every possible drug and pregnancy database, I remained concerned about the drug's affect on my blastocyst. So, I made the unwise decision to go down to 25 mg on Wednesday night. I didn't sleep but maybe 2 fitful hours. Plus, the stress of being snowed-in, caused a flare up of my supposed interstitial cystitis, and then the nausea set in. On Thursday, I was a puddle of tears. A bawling, mess, who eventually threw a magazine across the room out of frustration.

Thursday night, I succumbed to exhaustion and insanity, and ramped my Ser0que1 back up to 50mg. That did the trick. I slept soundly and dreamed like crazy. I will skip the details of the main dream to get to the good part. In the dream, I am riding my bicycle while nursing my newborn. Oh, and my nipples were 4 inches long. My mother, on another bike, asks me what we named the baby boy. My response: Pooter. I named our child Pooter. I have no idea where in the world I came up with that name, but there it was. When I woke up, I thought, hey, there's a Pooter in my cooter. Husband does not find this nearly as funny as I do.





Ask and you shall receive...










As a side note, I am going to try to comment on the last post right before I write another post now. This way, I can respond to your comments. So, now you know, in case you feel like checking it out. Otherwise, just ignore me.

38 comments:

Cibele said...

OMG Nicole! I am sure you will win some kind of originality award on how to announce a BFP kkkkkkk !!! the second I read the title of the post I got it... I guess crazy minds think alike kkkkk
How exciting! and I am the first one to know in blogland! Have you called your doc for a blood test and ask about the meds? I know you don’t believe in prayers but I'll do it way... I wish you all the best and that soon you will have a little one that will love you more than anyone else ever did and every time you are sad that he/she can remind you how important and loved you are. I hope that is just the beginning of other great things to come!

sara said...

Wow.
Just, Wow.
And, Wow.

You know where to find me if you need anything, and I'll be here good or bad, okay?

Post the picture of the stick, already!!!!

Erin said...

Congrats! Congrats! Congrats!

Yay! I'm doing the happy dance for you!

I so look forward to your impressions of the whole pregnancy experience. You do have a way with words.

I was thinking the same thing, Sara!

Not so little sister said...

Yay, yay, yay!

This is SO exciting!! I can't wait to hear about everything! Maybe I'll be joining you in a few months too....

Wohoo! Babies!

My Reality said...

Wow! Congrats!

Jessica said...

Wow! Nicole! How exciting!! You must be beside yourself!!

How exciting!

(that is so cute, that you sent pics to your friends to get their opinion--cute!)

I hope that you and husband have a "Cloud 9" week!!

thank you for all of your support recently. this thing is tough and your comments have been amazing.

**thank you!!
jessica

Max's said...

Wooh hoo!!!!!! That so freakin' rocks! Congratulations.

BerryBird said...

((((Nicole))))

This is soooo exciting!!!! Good things do happen. I know people usually give hugs as consolation and comfort, but I know if I was seeing you face to face, I couldn't resist giving you an excited hug as congratulations. So I am giving it online, the only way I can.

I love the Pooter dream story. Every developing fetus needs a nickname while in utero. I hope Hubby comes around, 'cuz Pooter is a good one.

Emilija said...

Nicole, this is wonderful! I am so happy for you! I've heard some psychiatrists say that the hormones released during pregnancy make you feel very wonderful, even without meds. Of course I wouldn't know, I've only heard this. I hope you have this experience. I'm wishing you a wonderful, easy pregnancy.

Dream Writer said...

Congratulations!!! That is so cool...is it your first pregnancy?

The joys of pregnancy...:)

Have you called your doctor? See what they say about the meds..

Congrats and Best Wishes

Susan said...

Yay! I just read your post on my blog and learned the good news. I'm so happy for you. Congratulations. To answer your question, I don't know my due date yet... I go back tomorrow for my second beta. I'll ask questions then.

Sara said...

Wooo Hooo!!!! That is great :)

And love the name.

Terra: said...

Congratulations! I must say when I tested for pregnancy I had the same problem...just a faint second line. I seriously tested myself several times before I believed it.
I hope you breeze through the pregnancy with no serious ups or downs! As a fellow BP sufferer, I know how hard they can be.
Congrats again!

Aurelia said...

Aghhh, so I finally leave the computer for a few hours, and NOW you post this?

Seriously, congratulations!!! And don't worry about the Seroquel...as time passes you will become so insanely tired from pregnancy, I'm sure you will need less.

Heck, maybe the Doc will have some ideas on another drug?

Speaking of which, have you got blood test results? In the meantime, post the picture of the pee stick!!

Jenny F. Scientist said...

Congratulations!!!!

Bumble said...

NICOLE!!!

That's AMAZING news!

Congratulations! I hope you have a wonderful easy pregnancy and lots of peaceful rest! You must be about 5 weeks along then, is that right? Awesome, I'm so excited for you!

legalmama said...

How wonderful!! Congratulations! It is so exciting seeing that second line, isn't it? But it is almost always so faint at first that you think you are imagining it. For future reference, check out peeonastick.com. They have pictures of women's pee sticks by brand and days past ovulation, so you can compare. Only for the truly obsessed.

Hey, you can send a picture of yours!

I'm totally done having a family, but I get wistful sometimes at the thought that I'll never see that second line again. A HUGE moment.

Dino aka Katy said...

OMG I am soooooo excited for you. I have never seen that second line and it makes me sad. I hope one day I will be able to post my picture of the second line. I hope its someday soon

terri s. said...

GOOD!!!!!!!

Barbara said...

You go girl! I'm so happy for you. This is great news. congratulations!

thrice said...

OMG. Congrats!! One step at a time. I took so much Benadryl when I was pregnant with the twins, it was crazy.

Just a thought, you could always go to 37.5 mg to wean down. I have to dope up on Coreg and I can't seem to make the jump form 18.75 mg to 25 mg BID. If my BP is stable, I'm bringing out the pill cutter to try to increase to 21.875 mg BID. Shit, I'll grind the shit up to inch up to the dosage I need. Fucking meds, I love them, hate them and need them at the same time.

But really, CONGRATS! Do you have the same glow as your little sister.

Sorry, I'm typing on Ambien again. I think that I'm so funny on Ambien. I'll probably be cringing tomorrow.

Depressionista said...

What a great post to come across today! Maybe this explains some of the health stuff that's been going on lately!

I wish you all the best as you navigate the ups and downs of pregnancy. It's a wild ride, but you can do it. I hope it's as smooth as possible, and I look forward to reading about the journey!

Congratulations Nicole!

Decidedly Bookish said...

*happy dance*

xxx

Sky said...

That is wonderful news! And Pooter is a very cute nickname. Many congratulations and best wishes for a happy and healthy pregnancy.

three minute palaver said...

Nicole, you so rock! I can't believe how darn quickly you conceive (compared to me). Way to go girl. Now I want details... like how many weeks etal... I am just bursting with excitement for you. This news really made my day.

Sara said...

Okay, those are those bargain strips from saveontests, or one of those places, right?

That's so totally a positive. Their test lines are always so light. For those tests, that is a *dark* positive!

Dianne/Flutter said...

YIPPPEEE! Very exciting and many many congratulations!

carrie said...

oh, that is SUCH great news. i am really happy for you and can't wait to read about Pooter's development over the next few months. Yay yay yay!

Jackie said...

Great, terrific, wonderful news! My best wishes are with you now for the other areas of life to work out as well.
I was so looking forward to analyzing your charts with you! I'm glad we don't have to though. Take care.

Jessica said...

Laughing out Loud!

You put the Stick up! :-)

Save that for your child's wedding rehearsal dinner 20 some odd years from now....his/her first photo on the internet!!!!

hope you are having a great day!

Meri-ann said...

Yayyyyyy!!!!!!

See I don't check in for a few days, and you go get yourself a Pooter!

Awesome news Nicole x

anonymous mom said...

congratulations Nicole!

Bumble said...

What a BOOTIFUL sight is the presence of POOTER!!!

Congrats again!! Yahoo!

Veronika said...

I'm doin' the happy dance for you! Yay!!!

Casey said...

Yay! Yay! Yaaaay!

Ol' Lady said...

Congrats!!! :)
Very happy for you and your hubby :)
Praying that everything will be o.k. for you :p

hope548 said...

Oh my gosh I don't check blogs for a week and everybody is turning up pregnant! Congratulations to you!

Marie-Baguette said...

there are fantastic news! congratulations!!!!