Did You Hear the One Where the Chicken Knocked Up the Pufferfish?

And her beta at 9 days past a 5 day transfer (that would be 14DPO) was…


Holy Shit.  

As the nurse said, “You’re very pregnant.”
She actually called me at 2pm, but told me that they didn’t need to see me again until next Monday. 
An entire week??  Are they crazy??!!  Don’t they know I’m practically peeing on pee sticks every hour??
So, I put in a call to my RE who just called back and said yes, it’s standard here, we don’t need to see you for a week.  Your beta is very strong and everything seems to be just fine.
“But you wouldn’t turn me away if I just turned up and offered my veins to the nurse, right?”
He chuckled a little bit and said no, they would not turn me away.

If I can hold out, I will, but if not, I’m going to compromise and go in on Thursday morning for another beta.

Oh and when I asked him, “I know you can’t tell from this number if it’s a singleton or twins, but what do you think?”
His answer scared the shit out of me. 

Is there something in the water here and here in NYC???  Am I next to join the club of “where the hell do we put two babies in 900 square feet of space?”

I am relieved beyond belief and scared all at the same time.  
We were talking about twins earlier this weekend and I remarked “well, the universe has never given me more than I could handle” to which Chicken replied, “yeah….but you can handle ALOT.”
Well said Chicken, well said.
I can handle one or two.  I won’t be the first tiny thang to carry twins.  I just want a healthy pregnancy and baby at the end of it.  I’m getting ahead of myself here….

I’m a bit dumbfounded right now and in shock–thrilled beyond belief, but also quite surprised–even with all those pee sticks–that this really worked.  We have made a baby.  I am pregnant.
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  • Reply projectkjetil June 15, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    I’ve been refreshing in such an unhealthy fashion that I’m delirious with joy for you right now.


    Maybe twins? Wow!

    Thinking great thoughts for you and the embryo(s)!

    Congratulations again!

  • Reply N June 15, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    Holy crap! that’s really effing pregnant! Whooo! Go Chicken & Pufferfish!!

    I know if it were me, I’d be going back for a repeat, but man, with that number, I’d be so happy. 😀

  • Reply laura June 15, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    so very wonderful

  • Reply Eva June 15, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    Congrats! I’m very happy for you. xo

  • Reply 2girlsandtheirfamily June 15, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    HOLY CA’RAP!!!!!!!

    HOLY……….. CRAP!!!!!

    HO – LY — CR – AP!

    All your hpt’s are very impressive but this BETA knocks them out of the park. Oh girl, we have a “TWIN” feeling about this one… and if we’re right – you’ll do GREAT!

    There are going to be a LOT of kiddies at our brunches! We might have to buy out the joint!


    Have we mentioned… HOLY CRAP?

  • Reply Jackie June 15, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    HAHAHA! Maybe we can all live on a commune somewhere in Brooklyn. We can call it twinville! 😉

    Big congratulations to you and K! C and I are over the moon happy for you ladies!

  • Reply Mommy and Mamita June 15, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    Betabase is back up and, for what it is worth, 318 at 14DPO puts you above the median for twins:


    A week between betas actually sounds like a great idea, so try to hold out if you can. Of course, if it was me, I’d be showing up at the clinic uninvited too.

    Congrats again. We are so happy for you and Chicken.

  • Reply Keely June 15, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    Congratulations :-)

  • Reply anofferingoflove June 15, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    holy shit,indeed! thats an impressive number, im voting for twins!

  • Reply mulberry June 15, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    them’s some good numbers 😉

  • Reply Just Caz June 15, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    Congrats on the awesome numbers!

  • Reply Laurie June 15, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    Yahoo!!! I’m SO thrilled for you guys!! That’s an incredible beta!I can understand being nervous to wait until Monday, but just imagine the number you will get then! Woohooo!!!!

  • Reply Les Make Babies June 15, 2009 at 11:15 pm


    I’ve been waiting for this update for days! Congratulations to you guys!

  • Reply tbean June 15, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    That is one damn fine beta lady. Hot damn! Twins?!?!?!?!?!? :)

  • Reply indigoscot June 15, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    yay!! i was refreshing at the weekend and can’t check blogs at work so YAY! what a nice thing to see after putting the baby to bed. :) congrats big time, y’all deserve some brilliant news.


  • Reply glamcookie June 15, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    So wonderful! Can’t wait to see your next beta :)

  • Reply dryan June 15, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    YIPPEE!! CONGRATULATIONS!! I was bummed this morning that my reader didn’t have an update from you but this news was definitely worth the wait!

  • Reply Sarah June 15, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    Wow that is a great number!! Wonderful news!

  • Reply queerstork June 15, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    Love it! Mama, you’re SO pregnant!

  • Reply insertmetaphor June 16, 2009 at 12:57 am

    I love the thought that after all you’ve been through there could be something in the water! I’m thrilled for your great number!

  • Reply journeytowardsourbaby June 16, 2009 at 12:58 am

    Those are some awesome numbers! Wow Congratulations that is the best news I’ve heard in a while!

  • Reply Boo June 16, 2009 at 1:49 am

    Damn. That is a lot of pregnant. I am very impressed. I am just so very happy for you both. Congratulations (perhaps times two).

  • Reply luckylittle13 June 16, 2009 at 3:06 am

    HOLY SHIT is right! You made a Baby Fish (maybe 2). You are totally pregnant. And I am elated for you all!

  • Reply Joy June 16, 2009 at 3:28 am

    Yep, very pregnant! Possibly twins! So exciting!

  • Reply wishinghopingpraying June 16, 2009 at 5:54 am

    EEEEEK! I am so happy for you! Congratulations! What a beautiful number and pee sticks to match :-)

  • Reply Heidi June 16, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    OH MY GAH!!! This is so exciting!!!!

  • Reply CCB June 16, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    YAY YAY YAY!!!!!!!!

  • Reply ohchicken June 16, 2009 at 1:24 pm

    congratulations! one can’t get more pregnant than “very”, except in late 3rd trimester, when you become “too”. but don’t worry about that just yet. enjoy enjoy enjoy very.


  • Reply Inlocoparentis June 16, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    Yay! That is an astronomical beta, for sure. Couldn’t be happier for you!

  • Reply thebao June 16, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    MAZEL TOV!!!!!!!!! I am so so happy and excited and thrilled for you and Chicken! CONGRATULATIONS!!! I was on pins and needles all weekend, but as others have said, this news is definitely worth the wait. so so *SO* happy for you guys. YAAAAAAAAYY!

  • Reply Meredith June 16, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    :::cartwheels and summersaults:::

    Just think- with 900 square feet, 2 babies and 2 of you- thats a whole 225 square feet person- IKEA can make that look like a palace. :c)

  • Reply amy June 16, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    so psyched for you guys!! congrats!!

  • Reply A June 16, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    OMG!! Congrats!

  • Reply poppycat June 16, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    Is it wrong of me to secretly wish for twins? Yes it is because it isn’t my pregnancy but…

    Puffer and chicken, I am so damn excited for you. Congrats!!!

  • Reply Lizette June 16, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    Oh my gosh! This is so very awesome!

  • Reply Justin June 16, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    Hoooray!!!!!! Bringing you something from Greece!

  • Reply Christine June 16, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    Really, it could be twins? OMG! You are going to be so big. Where will they go? WOW!

  • Reply reproducinggenius June 16, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    You are SO pregnant! This is positively wonderful news, and I am so damn excited for you ladies! xoxo

  • Reply alimis June 16, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    That is fantastic news! The number is, just WOW! Can;t wait to see the next beta. Big Congrats to you both!

  • Reply Berit June 17, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    i’m really happy for you! i’m keeping my fingers crossed that everything goes well.

    much love,

  • Reply Future Hot Momma via Egg Donor IVF June 17, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    OMG, I’ve been off blogging for a few days and look at all I’ve missed,,,,,PUFFER & CHICKEN ARE Pregnant!!!! WoooHOOO! That’s an excellent Beta….twinish 😉

    Keep us posted!

  • Reply babypants June 17, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    I love this NYC water…. I am excited for all 4 of you??? xoxo L

  • Reply Carrie June 18, 2009 at 4:44 am

    I love this post!!!!!!!! so happy for you guys, and that all signs look good. we will be thinking of you and sending lots of “happy, healthy pregnancy” vibes. Big congrats! Wish I could reach through and give you a big hug!

  • Reply Shelley June 18, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    I waited until I though you might know to look at your blog. Wow! Congratulations, Melissa and I are so happy for you and the Chicken.

    318 – could be twins… By the way, we are good friends with someone from the bio group who is your size and carried twins. Let me know if it turns out you want to meet her.

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