Thursday, July 5, 2012

Really REALLY Really Big News!

This is it y'all.  Remember all that crazy IN VITRO shit we were fortunate enough to get to do?
Well guess what? 
The day we found out.
IT BLOODY WORKED!  We are officially announcing that my dear sweet dumpster husband (DH) Christopher and I are 3 months *or* 12 weeks PREGNANT!!!!

I popped last week. No more sucking it in!
There will be many more posts about all this, I promise.  But for now, I wanted to thank you all for your incredible patience, love and encouragement during this time. I know we cut you off and I appreciate your understanding of what a delicate time it's been.  Some of you have guessed and I thank you for not shouting it out. It's been so hard not to SCREAM IT TO THE WORLD (and more so to hide it in pictures!) but my dear sweet husband has kept me in check.  We balance each other out that way.  We have been so nervous up until now and still are, but really, we are at a place where we can start enjoying and being excited for this amazing gift we've been given.  Still a bit surreal, but man, it feels so good.  Anything can happen, it's all so fragile, but we are positive and so hopeful!  

And this week, fergetaboutit.
This has been the about the most challenging several months I've had in my life, including early sobriety.  It's not for the faint of heart.  And I know many of you have gone through this and are going through this and all I have is respect and love for you.  This blog and the Facebook page and all of  you have helped to keep me focused and laughing and for that and so many other things, I am so grateful. 

If you want a background on how we got here, please take a look through a few key posts: It's not me, Hormones, Legs Up!, and finally we ended with this, ironically enough, right before Mother's Day (the day we were told we were pregnant, can you imagine?) - the last post before we went dark on baby talk for a while.

Stay tuned.  There is SO MUCH MORE to come.   I thank you and love you for going through all of this with me and for your continued encouragement.

124 comments:

  1. YAHOOO!!!!!! Oh my shit...I just love you, babydoll!!! I couldnt be more thrilled for you and DH. You are makin me smile BIGtime right now. And crying at the exact same damn time. LOVE YOU!!!

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  2. So effing happy for you. SO SO SO. Congrats, God bless, Hip hip hooray. This IS the best news ever. I will be smiling all day because of this. (I kinds figured but never asked bc that's obnoxious.) ;-p

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    1. That should say "kinda." Stupee auto correct. And what d-bag tagged this as "meh?" That's stupee too. You know what's not stupee? You and DH are gonna be parents! That's awesome.

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  3. yay, congrats!! :)

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  4. YAAAYYYYY!!!!!! I totally teared up, I am so happy for you!! Congratulations!!!

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  5. you totally made me cry. congradulations times infinity. my kids are all- mommy why are you crying? lol "my friend is finally pregnant" well you ARE! YAY!!!!!!!

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  6. I have been waiting for this post forever!!!! Keeping my big fat mouth shut hasn't been easy. :) loave you oodles and oodles! Chunk.

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  7. Geeze mama! Nice RACK! Sending my prayers to you and the little peanut! What a lucky little baby the stork is bringing to you and DH. Seriously. I can only imagine the awesome parents you will be.

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  8. You are going to be an amazeballs mom! Sooooo happy for you!

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  9. oh my Gawd, oh my Gawd. OH MY GAWD!!!! Tears. Wonderful happy tears. I am so happy for you two!

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  10. Oh my goodness! Big, HUGE love and congratulations to you, partner and the luckiest baby yet to be born. It makes me so happy to see deserving you have your dream come true. Support, love and anticipation. xo

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  11. Man I had been wondering but not wanting to ask... so YAY!!! Congrats to you both!!! You will both be amazing parents! Such great news :)

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  12. ALL of your fellow divers are soooo excited for you!! Much love and congrats!!!

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  13. BEST NEWS EVER. YOu are so beautiful inside, out, preggers too! Words cannot express the joy...sheer joy...I feel for you and DH. Love you and sending you the most healthy and happy pg vibes in the world. xoxo

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  14. ALL of your fellow divers are sooooo excited for you and DH!! Much love and congrats!!

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  15. Greatest News I have heard in a VERY long time. Love you to bits!!

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  16. Best news I have heard in a LONG time....Love you to bits!!

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  17. Woo-hoo! Glad you finally spilled! The suspense was killing me! ;-)
    Congrats gorgeous <3

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  18. Does this mean you won't be able to "Spaz" in the elevator anymore?

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  19. Does this mean you won't be able to "spaz" in the elevator anymore?

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  20. Congratulations :-) you will be an amazing mom :-)

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  21. Yahoo! Yahoo! Cant wait to read your amazing adventures!

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  22. Oh my goodness, I am SO excited and beyond thrilled for you! Just recently found out that I am expecting baby two, and this post had me an emotional, hormonal, sobbing mess for you! lol CONGRATULATIONS! That baby is aleeady lucky to have a mom as wonderul and strong as you!

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  23. YEEEEEEEES!!!!!! so happy for you both!!! This news made my day!! :) Congratulations to you both!!!

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  24. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! So happy for you and DH! What wonderful news!

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  25. AWESOME!!!!!! So excited for you and Chris!!!!!!!!

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  26. AWESOME!!!! I am so excited for you and Chris!!! Congrats!

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  27. BABY BABY BABY!!!! WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! Ahem.......congratulations.

    Ah, eff it.....

    IT'S A BABY!!!

    YAHHHHHHHHHOOOOOOOOOOO!

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  28. Cutest pregnant momma EVER! You deserve all this happiness... congrats!!!

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  29. Yayyyyyyyyy! Congratulations to you and DH! I figured it worked, there was a small clue several weeks back. I'm sure you'll be the most amazinf parents!

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  30. YAYYYYYYYYYY!!! Congrats to you and DH!! So happy for you. You'll be amazing parents!!!!

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  31. Yay!!! Congratulations!! All the best for your pregnancy!

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  32. I am so incredibly happy for you !

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  33. I sooooo remember the day I got the same news after the same stuff and holy shat !!!! CONGRATUFUCKULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!! wooo hoooooo xoxoxoxoxox

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  34. Katy, your smile in these pictures brings tears to my eyes. Congrats, congrats, congrats. Nobody deserves it more than you. So much love to you and Christopher!

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  35. Oh. My. Gosh!!!!!!!!! I am so freakin' happy for you!!!!!!! YIPPEEEEEEE!!!!!!! Congratulations!!!

    (Sorry, but I had to put every. single. one. of those exclamation points in there. Just in case you might not think I was excited for you. !!! <--- and a few more, just to be sure.)

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  36. Woo Hoo!!! I have been there and have a invitro baby too!!! It is so exciting! Even though I don't know you, I just did a happy dance! Life is good!!!!!

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  37. Woohoo!! Now that's a post!!! Congratulations to you and DH! Keep up the good work!

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  38. Welcome to the darkside, :) you will be great!

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  39. Congratulations!! I am sending all the happy, healthy preggo dust I've got your way. Such amazing news and I know you'll make fantastic parents. Enjoy!

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  40. Congratulations!!! So happy for you!

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  41. Congratulations! I just had my 2nd baby at the age of 35, (I also have a 17 yr old) and i know how scary it can be, but don't let the worry overtake your joy. Take lots of "bump" pics & keep a journal, you'll be glad you did. (My little one is turning 2 on August 4th, so when i say "just had my 2nd", i say it like that 'cause i still have *mumbles* pounds to lose & it just sounds better to say it that way. lol. Also, a piece of advice, ignore 99% of the well meaning advice you get & follow your gut! Best wishes for a safe & only mildly uncomfortable pregnancy. : )

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  42. SUCH GOOD NEWS!! Congratulations!! I am truly so happy for you. :D

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  43. Such GOOD NEWS!! Congratulations!! I am so happy for you two (or three or four??)!!

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  44. Praise the Lord! That is the most beautiful and wonderful news!

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  45. ~cold chills~ awesome news, so happy for you and DH :)

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  46. So so happy for you sweetie!!!!! Congratulations!!!!!!

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  47. I KNEW IT! congrats mama!you deserve it!

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  48. Platforms, and stiletto's come off to be safe, on crappy sidewalks!

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  49. Oh, I'm so happy for you!!! Congratulations!!!!!

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  50. Yay yay yay!!! Such awesome wonderful fabulous exciting news!!!! Congrats:)

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  51. Congratulations!!! I'm beyond thrilled for you!

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  52. I am SOOOO SOOOOO SOOOOO excited for you guys! And so glad you are finally able to shout it out! It's so hard to keep it in that first 12 weeks! :) Take care of you and the babe!!

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  53. Here's the deal! We don't even know eachother but my friend shows me your posts cuz she knows I am an ex-drunk too and I love you spirit. We got online this morning and she messaged me to tell me that "dumpster girl" is pregnant!!!!!!! Dont even know you, BUT KNOW YOU :)..... CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!! Our higher power is AWESOME!!!!!!

    There is LIFE in sobriety!!!!!

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  54. I've never seen someone so happy and radiant. And I'm so happy for you & your fam!

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  55. Hmmm...could there be more than ONE DB in that adorable bump??

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  56. Congrats! Oh and your pics made me feel better about being 2 months pregnant and having a baby bump already. I was starting to feel like a freak! lol

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  57. I am sooo very happy for you!!!!

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  58. Congrats!!! So flipping excited for you!!

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  59. Pickles!!
    And a baby bump!!! *squeeeeeee*

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  60. Congratulations! So happy for you! Shall we expect preggers elevator spaz dancing? ;)

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  61. Your huge, beautiful, giddy smile says it all!!!! So many congrats to you and your hubby! Being a mommy is THE best feeling in the world....you are going to love every freaking second of it!!! <3 <3 <3

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  62. I am over the moon for you and your man! Exciting stuff! I'm sending that baby some cool stuff.

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  63. Wow!!! We are strangers but not really, as we are sobriety sisters. Those promises? TRUE, all true!!!

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  64. Kimberley Heavener HendersonJuly 5, 2012 at 11:20 AM

    Oh such amazingly wonderful special news!!!! You look so beautiful and happy even your eyes are smiling :) I'm so happy for you congrats to you and DH and many blessings!!

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  65. CONGRATULATIONS! I'm a fairly new reader but love this blog and I am so happy for you and DH. :-) You deserve all of the happiness that having a child brings!

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  66. You look so...gah! I can't even find the right word for it. I am so beyond words. I LOVE seeing that baby bump on you. It looks perfect. May the Universe continue to bless you both. Can't wait to find out the gender. Of course, I'm pretty confident it's a boy. ;) Love and light, Katy. xoxox

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  67. Look at you all pregnant and shit. ;)
    Congratulations to you and the DH, my heart is exploding for you!

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  68. Congrats! Such joy in my heart and I don't even know you :)

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  69. I know we haven't met, but clearly we have a LOT in common. CONGRATULATIONS...I'm absolutely thrilled for you!!!! <3

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  70. I don't know you, either, but I sure love babies! Wonderful, happy, crazy news! Your world is about to be ROCKED!

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  71. Congratulations!!!! That us awesome and such a wonderful blessing!!!! Please do keep us posted your blogs and facebook have help me so much going through the fertility roller coaster for 6 years now so I feel you joy and caution. Thanks for letting us experience this with you.

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  72. Hi! I'm a new follower of your blog! I just wanted to say congratulations on your pregnancy. You look wonderful and I hope you are feeling well also! I see that you are around 3 months, so you should start to be getting some energy back :)
    From Jenny @ www.cassandrazcorner.blogspot.com

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  73. crying tears of joy for you, sweetheart! this is the BEST news!! hugs!

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  74. Yes, yes, YESSSSSS!!!!!! :)))))

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  75. I've been reading your blog since around the time you went thru IVF, and have been (not so) patiently waiting for this post! Thrilled for you! What a lucky baby, to be loved and wanted so, so much....and what incredible parents you and DH will be, having gone through so much to achieve this. Enjoy every minute of this journey! Can't wait to read about all of your experiences! Your blog is one of the best out there....love your truth, your honesty, your real-ness!

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  76. When the belly starts to show, the boobies start to grow!! Congratulations, Katy! Obviously, we're all totally stoked for you & DH. <3

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  77. That is tremendous. Congratulations and enjoy the pickles.

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  78. Supremely happy for the three of you. Awesome news! Yay!

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  79. I knew it!!!!!!! I am thrilled beyond words for you!!!!! Best news ever! I love you and you will be the best mom!!!!!!

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  80. So thrilled for you!! Congrats!

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  81. Smoochies!! I kinda thought so!!! Yayyy!! Congratulations!!

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  82. Wanted to say a huge CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

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  83. The "pop pictures" are cute, but your big grin is the best part in every picture! Congratulations! Here's to that grin getting wider & wider! Love to your growing family :)

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  84. CONGRATS!!!
    May there be much poop and puke in you future!
    Elise

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  85. This is utterly wonderful xox

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  86. It couldnt have happened to two more deserving and wonderful people... Congrats and have a wonderful happy pregnacy and beautiful happy baby !!

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  87. What wonderful news! Enjoy every beautiful and uncomfortable moment! Blessings. : )

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  88. What a blessing! Enjoy every uncomfortable and beautiful moment!

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  89. What wonderful and amazing news for you and your hubby. I'm so happy for you. I wish you an easy and safe pregnancy. Really great news.

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  90. OMGOMGOMG! I am so excited for you. I've kind of wanted to share my fertility story with you a couple of times, but I remembered all those women with kids telling me their stories 20-something years ago and stopped myself!

    I'm gonna do a Happy Spaz Dance in your honor!

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  91. I'm SO happy for you Katy!! You're going to be a fantastic mom with so much love to give! Can't wait to read all about your adventure with pregnancy =) I've had 4 so let me just say...YES that leakage (from every where) *is* normal! lol

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  92. OMG!!!!!!! That is so freaking AWESOME!! I am so so so soooo excited for you. You have my pregnancy hormones in a rage now. I'm crying like big giant baby and I hardly know you (minus the stalking of your fb posts lol)

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  93. Congratulations! Hope the next few months go by wonderfully :)

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  94. Holy shit! I don't even know you and this is fucking exciting! =-D Congratulations!

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  95. Girl you look AMAZING...there's almost not enough room on the images for that gigantic smile on your beautiful face! Congratulations to you, your hubby and your entire family.

    I haven't shared much about my pregnancy with my youngest daughter, when you said "Anything can happen, it's all so fragile, but we are positive and so hopeful!" it made me cry, and I reflected back for a moment. I am not the one to force feed "HELP" but IF YOU EVER NEED someone to listen DAY OR NIGHT all you have to do is let me know!

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  96. Congratulations!!!! You look fabulous!

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  97. AMAZING news!!!! <3

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  98. As a person in recovery and as a momma with another one on the way I must say I have been rooting for you for a while! I am so excited you get to experience the miracle too! I will continue rooting for you and know that you are loved by many!

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  99. Oh yes, this really is the best TILT in the whole wide world. I'm positive that you are going to be the most fun pregnancy I have ever followed along with. LOVE to you and DH. XO

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  100. Oh yes, this really is the best TILT in the whole wide world. I'm positive that you are going to be the most fun pregnancy I have ever followed along with. LOVE to you and DH. XO

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  101. Woohoo!!!!!!!!!!!!! I knew it. You posted something last week in a grey dress and I screamed "She's pregnant!"
    Best withes for an uneventful and boring as hell 6 months. So happy for you and your hubs. You deserve every second of it.

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  102. I'm almost nauseous with joy for you!!! SO SO SO happy for you - congratulations - prayers for all things positive to come your way :)

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  103. CONGRTULATIONS!!!..You are going to be a great Mommy....I just have 1 quick lil piece of advice, one that today, I am so glad I was given when I became pregnant with the 1st of my 4 kids....get several notebooks and journal/write in them everyday....every lil feeling, every pregnancy milestone, every silly lil detail, funny stories, fears, etc.......all of my kids, now 21, 20, 12, & 10 love to read them over and over....and for my now 20 yr old daughter, as she became a mommy to my 3 1/2 yr old ad 1 yr old grandsons, those journals of all 4 pregnancies helped her thru thru both her pregnancies and answered many of her questions, as well as calming many of her fears :)

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  104. Hey there- just discovered your blog.

    First of all, MAZEL TOV! IVF sucks so hard, I'm so glad you have happy results! IVF is how my husband and I conceived our twins, and I will never forget it (and probably never lose the damn clomid weight).

    Also- nice to "meet" a fellow Chicagoan!

    Cheers! And again, congratulations!

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  105. I am so very happy and excited for the two of you! Congratulations!!

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  106. Congratulations! I am so happy for both of you! Your smile in those pics is priceless!

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  107. I just noticed today I hadn't seen anything from you this week (stupid fucking facebook) so I was so pissed I missed the announcement but sooo ecstatic you are preggers!! I don't personally know you (although I did share my life as a daughter of an alkie like we were bff's) and I cried when I saw the pics and read the news! I was getting so nervous thinking something had gone wrong! It just gave me a rush of joy to see someone who has worked so hard at turning her life around getting a miracle that proves it was worth all the pain you have been through!! I will be praying for a healthy baby and safe delivery! You give me hope that all things ARE possible! Congrats! I can't wait to see 3rd trimester elevator spaz dancing pics!

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  108. AAAAAAAwwww!!! Congratulations! I'm so happy for you! :)

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  109. Yay!!! You honestly have the cutest little baby bump!

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  110. I am sitting here crying with joy for you! I am so happy for you and your DH!!

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