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Nashville, TN, United States
I am a mom to amazing twin girls, a wife, and I work full time. I battled infertility for 2 years and over the course of treatments, a twin pregnancy, and raising twins I managed to gain about 80 lbs. I’ve lost about 50 lbs so far and would like to lose another 50 in my quest to become a hot mama.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


***WARNING-Pregnancy announcement and symptoms mentioned.  I know how much I hated reading about this on other blogs when I wasn't in a good place. I will never forget how hard this journey has been and know that it is far from over!  I respect all of my fellow IF'ers.

I am still soaking in the fact that I am pregnant. I guess you could say I am cautiously optimistic.  As an IF patient its so hard to wonder "what if."  I am trying to bury that thought WAYYY back in my brain.

DH and I told our parents last night.  My mom cried and screamed and my dad just laughed.  If all goes well this will be the first grandbaby for my parents.  It will be the 5th for DH's side.  Hands down it was the best phone call of my life: )

Since yesterday I've had this dull nauseated feeling that I have chalked up to nerves.  It woke me up a few times last night.  It stuck around and seemed to get worse today.  On my way to my car this afternoon I yaked in my mouth at the sight of a frozen yogurt spilled on the floor of the garage because it looked like vomit.  I think it is WAYYY to early for morning sickness, but some of the girls on the message boards say they've had it this early.  I don't think I'm willing to admit to it quite yet.

My boobs also seem huge today and there are definitely bright blue veins popping out of them.  If I didn't know I was pregnant I would probably wouldn't think anything of it.  But it's interesting to see that it really is a symptom!

Tomorrow is beta #2.  I am praying for anything greater than 140!

I like to think that I have paid my dues and should have a completely uneventful pregnancy and take home a perfect bundle of joy in 252 days, but I am not stupid or naive.  So I ask the good lord to watch over me and this baby and carry us through safely!


  1. YAY YAY YAY! I am so excited for you! This is great news.

  2. Hi Emily,
    My name is Shana and I would love to follow your blog. You are welcome to follow mine if you'd like. www.thewedows.blogspot.com
    Your excitment is infectious and I'd love to follow your journey. Congrats on your pregnancy!

  3. OMG can I steal your picture about "Only slutty girls gey knocked up on the first try"? That is awesome! I'd love a few specific people to notice that on my blog! Where did you find it? BTW: I saw you on Eileen's blog, that's how I saw your blog.

  4. Congrats! So happy for you! And I love your ticker.

  5. I am sending you strong HCG vibes to you today!!! I know that number will right where it's supposed to be!

  6. I am just so freaking excited for you, Emily!! You are pregnant!!! =) I have all fingers and toes crossed for a beautifully rising second beta today!

  7. Cool ticker!! :) I have faith that your beta will be great!! Cant wait to here!! And how awesome that you got to share such fabulous news with your parents!! I really couldn't be happier for you!! :)

    (Ps. One of my good friends started puking with morning sickness before she even POAS...so I guess it is possible, but I really hope that you don't have bad sympotons that make you feel green all the time. I hope you're really able to enjoy this long faught for pregnancy!!!! Though, I know even if you are sick you'll still be grateful.)

    Hurray for finally being pregnant!!!!!!! And Yay that you got to add you blinky BFP on your journey timeline!!!

  8. Praying for those uneventful days ahead! CONGRATS!

  9. Congratulations--wonderful news!

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