This past weekend Joey and I went to visit my family. We had a big family dinner scheduled for Saturday evening so we planned to get to Mom and Dad’s by late morning so we could share our news and have some time for the parents to digest the fact that their daughter’s partner is now carrying their grandchild or grandchildren….oh yeah, via IVF using donor eggs and sperm. No small thing for my parents to comprehend. Problem was that 1st thing in the morning, we had an emergency vet visit that slowed things down considerably. Then when we got to my parents, march madness was in full swing and my dad was watching the team than ALL people in their area must watch in complete silence (except to curse at the refs or the opposing team). Point was that Joey and I could not tell anyone anything until we were in the car with my parents on the way to afore-mentioned family dinner.
We were joking about something nondescript and I just popped out with something like this:
- Well Dad, I don’t want to make you run off the road or anything but between us getting to your house late and the ballgame being on, we haven’t had a chance to talk.
- So the thing we wanted to tell you is that Joey’s pregnant.
- Yes, we kept trying to get me pregnant with IVF and donor eggs and it kept not working (which they knew) so the doctor suggested trying with Joey’s body (which they did not know).
As you might imagine stunned silence then questions followed. I am absolutely terrible at sharing this sort of news. And I am a therapist! Eventually we got to my sister’s house and hugs and excited talk followed. My sis is very amped. She wants twins and she plans to take off time to come help after the birth. My mom will be retired by November and can certainly come help (and she plans to). So yeah, it was a good evening.
Now on to today’s magic number. Beta at 13dp5dt is 3821! That is a doubling rate of 38 hours. Symptoms at present are stuffy nose, tiredness, sometimes sore bbs, no food sounding yummy and (this one is highly contested at my house) grumpiness. I assure you that I am not wrong on that last point though. 🙂