Thursday, March 4, 2010

Something Missing, Something Gained

New Year passed. Gained weight.

Nothing drastic. Vague bloat and discomfort.

Rich food. Lots of drink. What's this?

Bummer. Need to get back in shape.

Cut down on food, add time on exercise bike. Back in shape by Golden Globes.

Only not.

Add sluggishness and fatigue. Is this getting old? I'm only 29!*

Few days more and something is amiss. Missing? Missed. What's this?

Go to store. No Rainn Wilson. No Sunny D. What's this?

A dark line. ONE dark line.

Bummer. Need to get back in shape.

Double bummer. Not because of the weight.

Sigh. I'm already 29!*

Wait a minute. What's this? What did I miss?

Two stick. Two lines?

No. One dark line.

Double bummer. Single dark line. Sigh...

Hubby makes morning water.

What's this? What did I miss?

Four lines. Four lines?

Two stick, two lines. Four lines.

Two lines? Two lines.

Where? There!

There? Where!

One bright pink line....

One faint pink line.

What's this!

One bright pink line! One faint pink line!

Two lines! Two sticks! Four lines!

No bummer!

One heartbeat. Two heartbeats. Four heartbeats.

*ages have been changed to protect the innocent.


  1. C-O-N-G-R-A-T-U-L-A-T-I-O-N-S!!! i am soooooooo happy for you!

    i love your header photo!

  2. Oh my, congratulations to you and Matt, Joanie girl! Wonderful news! This is well-written! The footnotes cracked me up...hahaha! *hugs*

  3. I just love this post ! I kept reading it. The more I read it, the more I get excited ! I can almost feel the excitement !

  4. You should take photos of the sticks, girl for scrapbook purposes...teehee...

  5. That's so exciting. Congratulations! And what a creative way to write about it. Great post. =)

  6. congratulations is in order, girl! oh! i am so happy for you and matt.

    i can almost see you in my mind staring intently on that pink!

    take care, joanie girl!

  7. Thanks everyone!

    I did not believe the stick at all. I even bought a 2nd one which shows "yes" and "no" result but still doubt it. When we saw our doctor, she said "I can hear the heartbeats". I responded "you can hear my heartbeats from down there?" She turned the monitor towards us and show us this tiny alien inside me. Then I was speechless.

  8. Aww... the tiny alien part fills me with warmth. Such a poignant feeling. Two heartbeats... one love. Lenny will be a big brother soon. How exciting!

  9. Congratulations! I had the same feeling I remember a couple of years back. I was ecstatic. It was the happiest feeling I had so far. Take it easy.


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