Sunday, July 26, 2009

Welcome Home!

Welcome home, my four little friends. We do hope you enjoy your stay. Here in my womb it’s warm and dark, and just the right amount of squishy. There’s only one radio station, but it’s got all the chart-toppers loved by up-and-coming embryos all over the world, including heartbeat and bowel gurgles, livened up with the occasional enthusiastic (if often off-key) singing, screaming at various ball players, and a healthy smattering of “blue” language.

So come on in, pick a corner, unpack your DNA baggage, and settle in for a nice, long visit.

Your room may seem spacious now, but if you all decide to stick around it could get a bit cramped. So while we do appreciate your patronage and wish you all the best, we would appreciate it if at least two of you decide to try your luck in the great outdoors. Go camping, maybe see some sights. Washington, DC is lovely this time of year.

Feel free to decide amongst yourselves who’s going to stay and who’s going to go. (But if you find one of you is more stubborn and cranky than the others, be sure to encourage that one to check out early.)

Oh, and our lawyers tell us we have to advise you of the following:

If you all decide to stay, we may have to ask one or more of you to leave. Politely, of course, but we will insist.

- the Management

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So we decided to roll the dice. My RE gave us 15% odds of twins, and about 3-5% odds of trips or more. (By the way, I LOVE a doc who will actually give odds when asked.) She says that they can hook us up with the best reduction specialists around, in the unlikely event that it’s necessary, and that there’s only a 1% chance that reduction would cause miscarriage of the rest of the pregnancy.

She calls it aggressive. I call it desperate. But really, what’s the difference? The truth is, I’m happy with our decision. And I’m not sure I would be happy if we hadn’t gone all in.

18 comments:

'Murgdan' said...

The best of luck to you and your squatters...hoping a few of them decide to sign on for a 9 month contract.

:-)

Rebeccah said...

I'm always in favor of following one's instincts : ) Thinking many good thoughts for you and hoping that a comfortable number of your little friends take up residence for the long haul!

Erin said...

Long time reader de-lurking. I am glad you followed your gut. I hope it's a nice long term lease.

I do know someone, who wound up with triplets, reduced and has a very healthy set of twins (8 years old at this point).

=)

annacyclopedia said...

I missed commenting on your last post buy I'm just glad you followed your gut and are feeling at peace with the decision. It was definitely a tough call - you amaze me with your strength to face those kinds of decisions.

And I love this post - I hope these 4 follow directions just perfectly and you are on your way to becoming the wonderful mother I know you will be.

Lorraine said...

Hope they work it out amongst themselves! I'm glad you feel good about your decision - there is too much regret this whole process anyway, it's nice to minimize it where you can.

Best wishes!

K77 said...

Glad you're feeling good about your decision, hope it works out well!

Shinejil said...

I think your doc has seen your situation--not just as a chart but as a human being--and sees that it's time for this to end and you to get your kid/s. It is a bit of a gamble, but the odds are strongly in your favor. I'll be crossing all digits and praying/whatever that one or two of the little guys makes themselves at home.

Malloryn said...

It's good to go with your gut instinct! I'm hoping that you get a long-term tenant (or two!). Best of luck!

Good Egg Hunting said...

Here's to going all in...hope the payoff is big (but not too big)!

Suzanne said...

Good luck! I hope you get your BFP!

kate said...

Heh. Yes, welcome to the womb, embryos. It would be most excellent if a couple of you could stick around for nine months or so.

I am so glad you were able to make peace with your decision, and I really hope that it ends up working out easily and happily for you.

Rambler said...

Best of luck to you and I hope you get the BFP in 2 weeks. Get comfortable and settle in!

Dagny said...

*fingers crossed*

xoxo

one-hit_wonder said...

The very, very best of luck to you.

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Nikki said...

Hey you - just stopping by to let you know I'm thinking of you. When is your beta? Is it today? Good luck!!!

Me said...

When is the beta? round now sometime, yes?

Ms. J said...

Also stopping by to inquire how's it going, and how YOU are doing?!