A Tale of Pee Stick Darkening Lines…

Sorry to keep you in the dark so long! We tried to go about our business over the weekend, running errands and having fun.

Friday night, we bought a dinner picnic and walked to Chelsea. There is a new park, the Highline, that just opened last week and we thought it would be a great place to watch the sunset and have dinner. We were not disappointed! It’s an amazing space and I am dazzled at the architect’s vision for this old above ground railway. I can’t wait to see the rest of it.
Unfortunately, on the walk over, we were both swayed by the Toasted
Marshmallow Shake at Stand (oh ice cream how I’ve missed you…) and we each decided to screw the sugar ban and get one. About an hour later, I started having some cramping and thought “Oh No! Sugar is Satan and I just killed the baby with an overdose!” or….I could be having gas. Eh. Anyway, we decided to call it short and take the bus back home as I was scared of walking across town again at that point.

My acupuncturist (and doula) assured me (and the darkening line) the next morning that some cramps were perfectly normal as my uterus is going though all sorts of changes right now. She gave me the green light to walk as much as I wanted unless I was having pelvic pain. Since I tend to walk alot, this was great news–but all the same, I’m still scaling back a bit for now and also going a bit slower than I normally do.

Saturday I was hit with the fatigue that can only be referred to as “I have to take a nap right NOW“. So I did, and it was fantastic! Nothing like a Saturday afternoon nap in the sunlight with a cat curled up on you.
We were supposed to meet some friends for dinner, but I was wiped out and Chicken started her period, so we chilled out at home.

Sunday, the line darkened yet again…and I woke up thinking “I need to eat something NOW or else it won’t be pretty“. Not nauseous, just immediately hungry.
We are part of a greater NYC
bloggers group that meet once a month and this was our 1 year anniversary brunch. We had a beautiful morning walk to the West Village where we got our monthly dose of good friends and food. Plus, this wonderful woman passed on her pee sticks to me so I have more things to pee on now!

That evening, as we headed to the UWS for a wedding reception, I realized that from now on I might need to leave the house with some almonds or a Kashi bar in my bag . By the time we got there, I barely made the rounds of hello’s, before devouring the buffet table…and sadly watching the tuna tartare being passed around without shoveling it in my face. Goodbye raw fish. We will meet again, but please, not for a long time–say nine months or so?

So…here are the pee sticks for your viewing pleasure. So dark. So reassuring. So Lovely.

The top one was Sunday afternoon at 3:30 when we’d gotten home from brunch. ┬áThe second one was about noon today while waiting for the beta call to come back….
Still waiting…
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  • Reply jessie June 15, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    beautiful pictures! congrats!

  • Reply glamcookie June 15, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY! So excited for you both :)

  • Reply AdventuresInBabyMaking June 15, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    those pee sticks are gorgeous!

  • Reply motherwilling June 15, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    You are so pregnant! Congratulations! I’ve been rooting for you for quite awhile and look forward to continuing to follow your journey!

  • Reply anofferingoflove June 15, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    gorgeous pictures, thanks for sharing! congrats!

  • Reply Laurie June 15, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    WAHOO!!! Yipee Skippy!! I can’t wait to hear your AWESOME beta numbers!

    PS- I think we dropped off the TTC Meetup list??? Any chance you can forward us the next invite? We had to decline quite a few due to scheduling conflicts and then never received another invite :(

  • Reply N June 15, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    Go go darkening lines!!

  • Reply Jen June 15, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    Most excellent news. I am so happy for you and so glad I am not the only one who kept peeing on sticks! I think I pee’d on 12 or so before I believed it. Girl, you are preggers!

  • Reply Mommy and Mamita June 15, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    Good to see the HPTs are not gathering dust. Now, don’t use them all at once. Good luck with the beta

  • Reply cindyhoo2 June 15, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    OMG. Freakin awesome. Puffer and Chicken made a baby (or 2)! yay.

  • Reply j.k-c. June 15, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    Crying tears of joy for you!

  • Reply tbean June 15, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    Those are some mighty pretty pee sticks woman!

  • Reply mulberry June 15, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    thinking, wishing, hoping for HIGH – soon to be doubling – beta numbers!

  • Reply insertmetaphor June 15, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    Your pee stick collection is both beautiful and a little gross. But hell yeah for darkening lines!!!

  • Reply Jackie June 15, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    Really all I can do is smile at this post. SMILE!

  • Reply Mommy D June 15, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    Yay!!! All of those crazy must eat/ must sleep impulses are an awesome sign!! From now on, no leaving the house without a snack in your bag!


  • Reply Heather June 15, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    OHH MY GOODNESS!! I am so over the moon excited!!! YOU DID IT!!! WHOOHOOO!!!… Your going to have a little chicklet! lol YAY!!

  • Reply C&H June 16, 2009 at 1:52 am

    WooHoo! Congrats!

  • Reply geekandlawyer June 17, 2009 at 6:17 am

    Pictures of all your pee sticks made me smile.

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