Monday, October 24, 2011

Almond Butter & Blackberry Jam

I woke up this morning at 3:30 am, ravenous, you know, like that empty pit of hunger at the bottom of your belly, feeling like if I don't stick something in there, and fast, my body will implode. I laid there for a bit thinking it might go away, but it didn't.

So I quietly got up, and snuck out of the bedroom to the kitchen to put a piece of toast in the toaster. I was hoping Pog wasn't going to start whining and wake Tidy up because she's a total toast-slut! (Not my fault... Tidy's). Anyways, I put some butter and almond butter on my toast and then the blackberry jam in the fridge caught my eye. For some strange reason, it sounded amazing. (I HATE jelly! Anything of the cooked fruit form and I usually dont' get along)

Almond butter & jellie'd toast in hand, I got back into bed and proceeded to munch as quietly as I could. I could feel the Pog, sitting next to my side of the bed, giving me that stare of "GIVE ME TOAST, GIVE ME TOAST", even in the pitch dark. Apparently it wasn't quite enough since Tidy startled awake and said, "What the hell are you doing?" (I'm normally the one to be dead asleep all night long and he's the one who gets up in the middle of the night to pee or toss and turn.)

So I looked at him and said, while laughing and crying at the same time, "I'm HUNGRY!!!"

He just kind of stared at me in awe and said, "Oooooh boy"

We laughed this morning about it, joyfully.

And I should have let that clue me in to what our second beta would be. I was pretty worried these past few days, shed a few tears on and off about hoping that this is FINALLY our time. But last night's episode gave me some reassurance that it might be going up. And it did. From 203.5 at 15dpo, to a whopping 965.7 at 18dpo

965.7!!!!!!!!!!!

And yes, for those of you who are avid betabase.info users,  I do know that that number is more in line with the twins data than the singleton. But it's anyone's guess at this point.

Next hoop will be our 6 week ultrasound on Nov 4th.

I can NOT believe that I'm writing these words right now... simply can not.

30 comments:

Heather said...

So freaking excited for you guys! Yay!

ADH said...

So happy for you T!!!!!!!! I've been checking your blog all afternoon for news and am SO thrilled for you.

cgd said...

big smiles all around- I think you need to keep extra snacks next to your bed just in case :)

Sybil said...

Yeah!!! Congrats beta buddy! One or two....at least your pregnant!!

michelle said...

Silly girl. That's why you take the toasted toast and go to the opposite corner of the house, with some Doritos and probably some citrus juice and munch on them noisily in the corner (and not in bed w/Tidy)! :)

And about your code to leaving a comment on my blog being twinGs, I'm thinking the universe is trying to tell you that you're have twin girls !

Can't wait for U/S day!

ablequire said...

So excited for you!!

Maria said...

My god is it EVER your turn, my friend. I'm giggling at how exciting it is just to revel in the thought of being super hungry. Haha! This is nothing short of fantastic, Tippy! :D What a kick ASS 2nd beta!!!!! OMG, OMG, OMG!!!

LC said...

How amazing! You give me a lot of hope dear. So happy for you!

Jen T. said...

Awesome beta number!!! I'm so happy for you!

ks said...

YES, YES, YES!!! I'm so happy for you! Congratulations! Enjoy every single second! I started with the hungry stomach too! :)

amiracle4us said...

I know that toast was encouraging :) Eat up mama!

RunningMama said...

Just great news:> Eat up, mama!! (And you don't like cooked fruit? I'm not sure we can be friends. Cobbler is one of my favorite food groups.)

donordiva.com said...

Great news!!! I am loving all these positive DE betas!!!

Mags said...

Is that the story you were going to tell me today? It's fantastic! I'm glad you will have all of these records of what this experience is for you. Incredibly awesome.

Cherm said...

Sniff sniffing over here!! Love that story!! You are PREGNANT my friend! NO doubt! So friggin excited for you guys!!!

Glass Case of Emotion said...

What WONDERFUL news. Congrats my friend.

ifserenitynow.com said...

Stopping by from ICLW. Congrats! I'm so glad you have gotten this far. Hunger pains is the one symptom I get early on that usually gives me confirmation of a BFP. Praying this one stays around for the full 9 months for you.

Cory and Molly said...

November 4th needs to hurry up! Such exciting news!!

Elle said...

WOOOOOHOOOOO!!!!!!

This is AWESOME, AWESOME news! I am so excited for you! CONGRATS. Caps just can't do my joy for you justice.

WOOOOOHOOOOO!!!! *happy dancing in my seat* YES! YES! YES!

Lara said...

Wonderful news!!! I had a beta in the 900s at 18dpo. It was then over 3000 at 20dpo. Just a singleton. So happy for you!

Sarah said...

Woo Hoo!!! Fantastic Second Beta!!!

And Yippee For being starving!!!

Frankie said...

Congratulations to you, snack away!!

Kristen said...

Congratulations! So happy for you!!

Mommy ToBe (I hope) said...

Just thrilled for you!s

St Elsewhere said...

:-) :-)

Roccie said...

Heading to Smuckerville right now to get you a case of delight.

Twins, indeed!

Infertile Farmer said...

Tippy - I am BEYOND excited for you!! Like Maria said, "My god is it EVER your turn!!!" You persevered - and you did it!!!! Feel very, very proud! And I am absolutely loving the middle of the night snack, jelly and all! You SO deserve this and are going to be one AMAZING mother!!!! Huge hugs!!!

Baby Steps said...

Just wanted to stop by and tell you how truly happy I am for you... I know it was a long time coming~

Leigh said...

Congrats!!! That is sooo wonderful! Very happy for you!

Liv said...

Our first us is also on Nov 4th! I've been on such a roller coaster of emotions, from happy, worried, disbelief. Our RE only did beta #1 he doesn't do 2. It's been so hard waiting, not knowing if our numbers are okay and if things are progressing. My hopes are already up and I know I can't take bad news after all this excitement. Good luck on the 4th!!