Are we parents yet?

The Clements’ IVF Journey

We found out yesterday… July 11, 2009

Filed under: Elations — Aria @ 11:09 am

…she’s a girl!!


hCG! March 27, 2009

Filed under: Elations — Aria @ 1:11 pm

My hCG was 149 on Wednesday, and is 486 today!!

Heartbeat ultrasound on the 13th, so two weeks from Monday. Oh my god, I’m going to go crazy waiting!

Order are still nothing strenuous that could get my heart rate over 140, and no heavy lifting. Sex is still a no-go until after the ultrasound, but baths are okay. And no more sashimi for a while. Dag-nabbit, I love raw fish. But California rolls are still play because those are cooked, so all’s not lost in the Americanized-sushi department.

So I can move around a bit now and sew and do some cleaning. And take BATHS! Yay!!!

Too bad I’m still incredibly tired all the time. Boo!


I spilled the news! March 25, 2009

Filed under: Elations — Aria @ 4:23 pm

Of course I wasn’t going to be able to hold it in, and Joel talked me into spilling. I’ve been asked how I did it, so here goes:

I came out and moved his computer away and sat on his lap and nuzzled him. Then I told him I didn’t go to the fabric store like I told him. “Oh?” He asked. “Where did you go?”

“To get blood stolen away,” I told him, holding out my sweater-sleeve-covered arm.


“They stole my blood.”

Silence. I think it was dawning on him here.


“I heard back.” Yes, I was going to make him drag it out of me.

“What did they say?”

I waited a few seconds, trying to decide what words to use. “Well, I’m not crying, am I?”

Three seconds of being stunned, then tight hugs. Even though we suspected (suspicion times 14!!), he’s still stunned and in a state of shock. 🙂


Tickers: A sticky post

Filed under: Elations — Aria @ 3:10 pm

pregnancy pregnancy week by week


Baby-sizes by week


IT’S OFFICIAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Filed under: Elations — Aria @ 2:12 pm

We’re having a baby or two!!

I got the call not too long ago, then set out calling people. My hCG is 149 right now, and there will be another blood test on Friday to make sure it’s doubling. Then the first obstetric ultrasound will be scheduled for two weeks from right now and we’ll be able to tell them how many, and then an obstetric ultrasound two weeks later, and then being released from the fertility department to an OB/GYN!!

Cody doesn’t know yet. He’ll find out Friday afternoon. I have a little surprise plan. He doesn’t even know I’ve have my blood drawn yet. He’ll be thrilled to know though. I’ll write about what he does on Friday!!


Maybe…? March 21, 2009

Filed under: Elations,Testing — Aria @ 8:17 pm

I’ve had a couple days where my nipples have tingled in an odd way, not like ice on skin, but like soda in mouth. And then last night I woke up four or five times to pee, and a little nausea, and a couple days where I was just dead with how tired I was.

So I felt compelled to take a test when I went to the bathroom about 15 minutes ago.

I’m only 10DPO, and the transfer was Monday. Test isn’t until Wednesday, so it seems a bit early. Still, here’s to hoping…

OMG, PLEASE don’t let my eyes be playing tricks on me!!!


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