Tuesday, December 30, 2008

'Tis the season to be merry

This time last year, we were headed to Las Vegas, as is our New Year’s tradition. I desperately wished that I was pregnant. But I wasn’t (and my sister-in-law was). I had just finished the last of two cycles of “trying on our own” after my lap surgery. I got my period a few days after Christmas, and knew that I was going to be starting Clomid again on cycle day 5. That happened to be the last day we were in Vegas. It is so funny to look back now at all of that. Before I started blogging, I kept a written journal. I was so optimistic almost every step of the way. I just KNEW that surgery was all I needed and this extra boost of Clomid was all it was going to take. Now, I am actually glad I was able to be so positive the whole time. I was always excited about the next cycle.

Once again, we are headed to Las Vegas to ring in 2009. I am the perfect “amount” of pregnant right now. I am feeling great, lots of energy – perfect for traveling! This is how I always pictured it would be.

Christmas was great. We went to College Station to be with David’s family. We had to run to Wallgreens one night to get some ice cream, and I had a weird feeling of déjà vu. Last Christmas, we went to that same Wallgreens – to buy pregnancy tests. I had a feeling I might be pregnant. We know I was not – if you refer to the first paragraph, you will see I got my period a few days after Christmas and started a Clomid cycle in January. This time, I sat in the parking lot while David ran in, just grinning knowing that I was going to be eating ice cream in a few minutes and not peeing on a stick. Then staring at said stick, willing a second line to come up.

I also got to open some fantastic presents. Poor David, though. I don’t think anyone told him that when you get married, your wife dictates a lot of the big gifts you receive. The first year we were married, it was finishing the collection of our Vietri dishes. Last year, it was luggage. This year, it was:

That’s right! A pack ‘n play and a travel system stroller. And TONS of fun girlie clothes. Have I mentioned I am really excited we are having a girl? In all actuality, he was actually pretty excited about the gifts. He can’t wait for his little girl to get here.

I hope everyone has a safe New Years! I hope 2009 brings peace and happiness to those so desperately searching for it, like I was last year.


Callie said...

I love this... I am so glad you got your ice cream, and werent waiting for the dreaded 3 minute pregnancy test wait. :) I am so happy for you guys!!! You are over half way there... I know you are getting beyond excited!!

Jeff and Kerry said...

What great gifts!!! And I think Vegas is a perfect place for babies (we went when I was around 14 weeks, I think - it was a good time)! Have fun!!!!