Saturday, September 30, 2006

So Far So Good

That's the conversation I have with my Mom every morning. Nothing's fallen out yet. Odd is hanging in there.

A funny thought struck me just now as I was vacuuming *cough* turning on the Roomba *cough* and singing along with the Indigo Girls. Sometimes when people are pregnant? They get to have a baby at the end. Do I dare to hope? I think I've begun. I've passed my longest previous pregnancy in recent years by a week and a half. I'll take that as a good sign.

I'm 6 weeks and 4 days along according to the day I ovulated. Which, yes. I know on exactly what day I ovulated. I started charting this cycle. Charting is a quite invovled process of detecting ovulation. One which I am far too lazy right now to explain. But you can look at my chart here. I just wanted to pull out the big guns this time. I hadn't gotten pregnant by 'Not Trying But Not Trying NOT To' in six months. I paid for a full year's subscription to Fertility Friend in August to keep track of my charts. A whole year. And I conceived in the first month. So the rest of the year will, I hopity-hope-hope, be useless. It's Odd really.

On Thursday, I received a call from the OB's office.

*ring ring*

Z-Girl: Hello?

Marissa: Hi, is this Zube?

Z-Girl: Yes.

Marissa: Well, I wanted to call and make sure everything was okay. We missed you at your ultrasound today.

Z-Girl: What?! No, no, no. My ultrasound is NEXT week.

Marissa: Hm...We had you scheduled for today. I don't see you on here for next week.

Z-Girl: Okay, because Dr. D, when he called me yesterday said that he wanted me to come in NEXT week. He said he'd talk to the receptionist and transfer me over. When he did, the receptionist said, "How does Thursday sound?" NOT how does TOMORROW sound. She said, "How does Thursday sound?" And SINCE Dr. D wanted me in NEXT week, well, you know, I assumed she meant Thursday of NEXT week.

Marissa: Hmmm...

Z-Girl: And, just curious, but do you really think that with how concerned I am and how often I've been up your butts calling and whatnot, I'd just blow off an ultrasound appointment?

Marissa: Well, no. That's why I was worried that something might be wrong.

Z-Girl: No. Nothing's wrong really. Well, save the fact that I could have had an ultrasound TODAY. That sort of sucks. Because I really would've liked to.

Marissa: Well, let's see what we can do.

Z-Girl: Thank you.

Long story short. I now have an ultrasound on Monday. 11AM Mountain Time. Perty please think of Odd and I? Honestly, it was probably a blessing in disguise that I didn't have an ultrasound this past Thursday. I mean, it's entirely possible that we might have seen a heartbeat, but it's also entirely possible that we wouldn't have seen a whole heck of a lot. And that would have freaked me the fuck out. Anywho, think lots of heartbeaty thoughts for us, would ya?

And you can bet your ass that I'll let you all know what happens ASAP. You've been kind of my lifeline these days, as silly as that may sound. I read your comments over and over and I find hope in the fact that so many people out there are holding us up with their good vibrations.

Keep on keepin' on.

PS- I threw up this morning. Never in my life did I ever think I'd be so happy to yak. My lack of nausea has unnerved me a little. Though the proverbial 'they' say that many women don't experience morning sickness. It still makes me feel better to know that Odd is being all ominipotent and parasitic and getting what s/he needs from me, even if it is at the expense of my aversion to resting my head on toilets. Know what I mean?

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Amy said...

Yippee!!!! Can't wait to hear how it goes on Monday. Pretty soon you'll be able to draw your famous cartoons of Odd in Utero doing traditional Zube dance steps... I keep picturing odd as a miniature funky ZubeGirl with mini-blonde pigtails.

RisibleGirl said...

Oh yay yay yay!

Can you believe I was telling a co-worker about you and how excited I was for you?

She was too.

Yeah- so even people who don't read your blog are pulling for you. :)

Erin M said...

Zube!! That is awesome, Monday is so close *squeeee*

ok more blahblah blha advicey stuff. It's REALLY true that sick mom does not always = healthy baby. With angel 1 i was so sick i could barely stand up... with twin angels I was mildly nausious... with Mira I lost 10 lbs I was so sick... with Tessa wasnt very ill... with this baby I was so sick i couldnt even keep water down and they ended up perscribing me Zofran (which really is awesome if you get super duper ill but it's expensive as fuck). ZERO pattern.

I'll be thinking about you all day Monday, keep popping those progesterone pills

Anonymous said...

Here's hoping you throw up every single day.


headless cat said...

how cool - an intimate relationship with a toilet bowl
go zube! go odd!!


Phil said...

Dear Odd,

At this point, you damn well better not give your mom any problems, and actually show up on time (or at least close to the appointed time). Because, God help me, I actually clicked on the "you can see my ovulation chart here" link, which is something that no man should ever do. Really, it's like a man doing research on tampons. It's practically a violation of natural laws. And because this whole thing resulted in me doing that, if you wind up being a problem, I'm going to have to kick your ass. Seriously. I'm not joking. But if you behave yourself from here on out, it'll all be forgiven. Because your mom becoming an official mom will be worth that snafu. Got it?

Echoes in a Nomad's Head

Rich | Championable said...

Let's hear it for puke!


Anonymous said...

I am so happy for you!! I don't think I've ever been so happy to hear someone PUKE!

I never "threw up" with my morning sickness. I just got all "ew" feeling.

Thinking of you!

Miss Cellania said...

Congratulations on the puke! I never thought I'd ever say that, ya know... Monday is good. Four extra days to make a clearer picture. Every day is a blessing, and I'll pray it continues.

Crazy Lady said...

Woo! Blowing chunks! That has to be the 1st time that horking up something is a exciting to me!

Frustrated Mom said...


I had morning sickness with my previous two pregnancies pretty much from the get go. But this time, it waited until I was about 8 weeks pregnant. Still a good feeling, with all the trouble you've been having. Morning sickness is a good sign that the hormone levels are increasing. Yay!


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