Thursday, August 11, 2005

Off the ledge

I have been reading and absorbing all of your comforting words. I am feeling much less anxious, thanks to your reassurances and information, and was even able to talk coherently to Dr. FYC yesterday evening and get a better idea of how optimistic he is. He said everything looked "as he would have expected" and he feels that #1 is pretty strong, and that #2 might, indeed, make it, too. I can not quite bring myself to think optimistic twin thoughts as it seems strangely greedy to want anything more than the one I had tentatively started to imagine before the ultrasound. But I'm trying to keep hopefulness from outweighing fear, and I think the balance has truly started to shift.

Thank you, kind people. I can't imagine trying to go through this without you.


Blogger Cricket said...

Go for greedy when you feel up to it!

8:17 PM  
Blogger Anna H. said...

So, so glad you're feeling better... and I will be greedy and think optimistic twin thoughts for you.

Hopefulness is a lovely thing.


8:27 PM  
Blogger K said...

I'm glad that the doc helped reassure you. I'll be thinking positive twin thoughts for you too!

9:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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9:19 PM  
Blogger Cass said...

Thinking of you, my dear. And I'm going to join the others in the quiet optimism on your behalf.

9:25 PM  
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11:39 PM  
Anonymous Mandy said...

I'm hoping and waiting right along with you.

12:39 AM  
Blogger The Lioness said...

Good God but the web spiders are keeoing busy today. I will be greedy as well, and love that the balance is shifting!

2:35 AM  
Blogger LizziePea said...

So glad you are feeling a tich better. I would be greedy for you and hope that your next u/s brings double the good news...shhhh did I say that out loud...

6:19 AM  
Blogger Lala said...

I understand how nervous you were about those numbers, this is a very tentative and fragile time, both in our hearts and in our bodies. I'm glad to hear you're feeling better about it. Maybe we could come up with some kind of game to make the next couple of weeks go faster.........

6:33 AM  
Anonymous Tine said...

So glad you're feeling better.

6:46 AM  
Blogger steph said...

Oh, Bugs! You certainly do sound more hopeful, and it's wonderful.

7:36 AM  
Blogger Mellie said...

So glad you're feeling a bit less anxious. Wouldn't it be great if you could be like Monica & Chandler and think you had one healthy one and only find out about twins at the actual birth? (How can that happen in this day and age?)Regardless, the fact is the IVF worked and that is glorious. So happy for you and Jeff.

7:40 AM  
Anonymous Leggy said...

I'm glad you are feeling better. Don't feel bad about feeling "greedy"- I obsess daily about the fact that if The Cutie Pie had been twins, I wouldn't have had to go through IVF #s 2, 3, & now 4.

P.S. What is up with all these really bizarre comments (eg, cholesterol)?

8:32 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

I think greedy is totally appropriate, but since you're hesitant to appear so, I'll do it for you, and also throw healthy, safe and trouble free onto my wish list for you.

9:34 AM  
Blogger Julie said...

Good Lord Woman! Clean up around here will ya?? (lol). Between the trolls and the spam, I've been doing nothing but cleaning up my blog comments these days!

I'm glad your doctor has been reassuring you. Keep up the positive thought!

9:44 AM  
Blogger amyesq said...

Oh my God where have I been the last two days! I can't imagine what all must be going through your mind right now. Twins! One! Who the heck knows? I will just keep saying prayers that both sacs keep developing healthily. Wow. I am getting kind of excited for you!

9:46 AM  
Blogger Millie said...

Glad to hear you're feeling better about things.

Never thought I'd be quoting Godon Gekko but "Greed is Good."

10:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bug, I am crossing everything that I have for you. These next few weeks and months will someday be a distant memory, especially when those babies are pulling the cabinets off the walls!!!

I just have a GREAT feeling about this!


12:49 PM  
Anonymous Jenn said...


3:03 PM  
Anonymous Z said...

i have a great big smile on right now...i'm so happy for you! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

4:05 PM  
Blogger K|nneret said...

Bugs, it sounds like you're being cautiously optimistic - this is good. Glad the doc was reassuring this time. Hope is officially in da house :)

5:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm glad you are feeling a little better and calmer today. Stay optimistic and we will too. It's OK to be greedy! Hugs, Heidi (lost and finding)

5:18 AM  
Blogger Suz said...

I'm glad that you're feeling better and will think good twin thoughts for you!

7:02 AM  
Blogger TigerJen said...

I just wanted to say that I am so excited for you! Things are sounding so good.

7:54 PM  

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