Wednesday, April 22, 2009

welcome ICLWers!

I guess an introductory post is in order, huh? Better late than never, right?

I'm Starky (not my real name). I'm 24, turning 25 next month. I grew up in Amish Country, Pennsylvania and I miss it dearly. My husband, Sid, (also not his real name) is 29. We've known each other for almost eight years, and been married for about three and half. Sid is in the Navy, and we both view it as a means to an end, it's not really something that we use to define our lives - he actually hates being called a sailor, just like I hate being referred to as a military wife.

Sid went out on deployment this past year, and when he came back we decided we wanted to start our family. A homecoming baby would be so CUTE, right? Well, it didn't work out the way we'd planned. It turns out that Sid's got low sperm mobility, high viscosity, and low volume. We were told that our best shot at conceiving would be with intrauterine insemination. Sid was not ready to admit defeat, and I spent a lot of time on this blog bitching about it.

We tried to conceive on our own for nine cycles, and I know that's not a lot by some standards, but you ladies know how even one month can feel like an eternity. The time.just.dragged. And then I had this crazy dream that I took a pee test and three lines showed up. One was pink, which meant I was pregnant. One was orange, which meant I was having twins. And the last one was black, which meant that the pregnancy was viable.

Three days later, I took a pee test for shits and giggles, not really expecting to see anything but that one familiar, depressing line. And there were two. It remains to be seen whether the rest of the dream was accurate as well.

13 comments:

just me said...

Congrats on your postive HPTs....all of them :)
ICLW

WiseGuy said...

OMG! What a news! And a thrilling one at that!

Congratulations!

*ICLW*

SS said...

Hi! Here from ICLW. COngratulations on your news! I am newly pregnant as well, since like a lot of us got knocked up this month-

Rose's Daughter said...

Hey, here from ICLW, I wasn't expecting the end of the post! congratulations!!! That is wonderful news!

Parenthood For Me said...

I absolutely love Atonement. I went and got my haircut after that movie

Katie said...

Congrats on the pregnancy. I hope the rest of your dream comes true.

~ICLW~

Mr. Shelby said...

Congrats! It's good to see that your dream is coming true.

I have low motility and volume, so it's good to see some things happen the good old fashion way.

Mr. Shelby (from iclw)

Beautiful Mess said...

WOW! Your dream and resulting BFP gave me chills! I hope the rest of your dream comes true for you. My husband was in the Navy, as well. We didn't love it!
*ICLW*

Cara said...

Wow - that is GREAT news. I just love clicking over to joyful BFP's!!!!

iclw

mrsmoore08 said...

I wish they had pregnancy tests like that. I would love to see a black line someday! Congrats!

Katie said...

Congrats! Can't wait to watch your belly grow for the next 9 months! I also LOLed at you bitching about your husband hehehe
ICLW

Just Caz said...

Every painful cycle counts and hurts just as much.. Well thats what I'm told.

Congrats on your BFP.
Hoping for a great pregnancy for you and a happy & healthy mom and baby.

Caragh
ICLW

C Lo said...

yay! congrats, I hope you have a smooth easy pregnancy. :)