Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Peek-A-Boo

Have you ever played peek-a-boo with a child? A really young one who actually believes that when his or her eyes are covered and they can no longer see you, that you can't see them either? It's kind of fun. Knowing that their world view does not yet take into account that they do not, in fact disappear when they cover their eyes. So you play along. "Oh my GOOOOOOOOOOOSH, WHERE is Susie? I can't see her anywhere." And when they unveil their baby blues or browns or greens you squeal with delight, "THERE she is!" It wouldn't be as much fun to get all matter of fact on 'em by telling them the truth. It'd ruin the game.

That's kind of how I feel about being pregnant. Little Odd has got her/his eyes covered, plugging away, hopefully doing the cell multiplication thing, and I'm pretending I don't see it happening. Like, if I take notice, I'll screw up the fun. And I don't want to do that.

I'd love to be excited about passing milestones. But I'm trying to be realistic. So pretty much, I've been getting by each day simply noting, "Huh, nothing has fallen out yet."

Maybe it's going to work. Maybe it's just lasting longer. Maybe y'all are wicked awesome at the voodoo thing. Whatever it is, I hope it keeps up.

For those in the know, sadly you'll probably be infertile or fellow miscarriers, here were my #'s from Monday and Wednesday last week.

Monday - hcg - 17

Wednesday - hcg - 35 - progesterone - 10.5

For those of you lucky enough to not be all pregnancy hormone savvy, I'll give you a little crash course. Hcg is supposed to double roughly every 48 hours. Which, as you can see, mine did. Almost precisely. While it's nice to know that Odd is somewhat of a perfectionist in this arena, I'd have loved to see my #s more than double, but I'm not going to look a gift horse in the mouth.

The doctor said my progesterone is a little on the low side so I'm taking supplements. I've already bitched an earful to everyone who knows about that debacle and how the prescription was never called in to the Walgreens in Chicago when I was told it would be and I ended up having to call the OB's emergency line to ask them to call it in again, so I won't go on and on about it.

I have an appointment tomorrow where we'll follow up the hcg. Here's to hoping.

Chicago was incredi-awesom-fabu-tastic. I had a blast seeing my in-laws and my family. It was neat to have them all together. Good news abounds in Zube Boy's family. My sister-in-law is engaged. She's asked me to be a bridesmaid in her wedding next summer and it makes me all teary with honor just thinking about it. Really. We've picked out the bridesmaid dresses already. Mine's a size 8. Let's hope that I have to lose weight to fit into it. Baby weight. And I wouldn't mind if, on that occasion, Odd were to meet his/her Grandma, Grandpa, Aunt and Uncle. Pretty, pretty please, fates?

I told Hoot and My Belle while we were having a sisterly chat that I'd even pay for half of Odd's first car though I always swore my kids would buy their own damn cars. Aunt Hoot and Aunt My Belle said they wouldn't let me forget that promise. I hope they don't have to. I really hope that in sixteen some years, they're throwing that promise back in my face.

Well, I'm sorry I left you all hanging. I'm going to go find a star to wish on. I'll be back.

17 Leg Humps:

Viki said...

Okay, I've been walking around with my fingers crossed for days now, and not only are people really beginning to look at me like some batty old lady, which I most certainly am NOT, but I've got cramps. In my fingers.

Phil said...

You realize that in 16 years, you'll be paying for 1/2 of a $300,000 hover-jalopy, right? :)

Phil
Echoes in a Nomad's Head

Storm said...

I'm so very glad you decided to go to see your family! Here's hoping you have to lose baby weight next summer!

kyknoord said...

Which half?

Bonanza Jellybean said...

Uh oh. Another perfectionist kid. Just make sure you explain to Odd that it's OK to get a B in 3rd grade Social Studies and not cry for 2 hours about being a failure. :)

And I'm not forgetting how shot to hell our binge drinking weekend is now. Just sayin'.

Rich | Championable said...

Greetings and love from my clan to yours... nothing else to say.

Kylei said...

I was worried a bpretty drunk for you the whole time- that the best way I know how to send good vibes (or a good excuse at least) Thanks for the update.

PaintingChef said...

this is VERY good news. Also? doctors fucking suck. And I'm glad you're back and that you had a wonderful time and all went well. Also again? Am missing our google chat afternoons. Please come back soooooooon...

junebee said...

Wonderful that you had a fantastic time with family. The effect of boosting your spirits can only be a good thing.

Herding Cats is behind you all the way.

Odd is an outstanding Zubelet name.

Georgia said...

going up! Doubling! That is a very good thing!!!!

Jen said...

I am hoping and praying for little Odd. Glad you are doing so well and got to enjoy the trip as well.

Psychobabble said...

voo-doo-dee-do ALL over you!!

~all apendages are crossed~


~which is making it difficult to type~

Becky said...

Oh such good news. Thinking of you.

justdawn said...

I am so glad that this are good, so far...

And I totally hope you will be buying Odd a car in 16 years;)

RisibleGirl said...

Hell, I think we'll all chip in to buying a car in 16 years! ;)

Sending my baby vibes your way each and every day.

Miss Cellania said...

Glad you had an enjoyable time with the family! I'm an infertile, but still have no idea what those numbers mean... I gave up thinking about that years ago. I'll be praying for Odd!

Amy said...

Thinking of you often and sending you TONS of good vibes!!!!

 

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