Monday, May 12, 2008

Happy (Belated) Mother's Day!

Ahhh. I'm home. This is how my after work routine goes. Mad rush to get everything done at work. Race out door. Drive home. Grumble at slow drivers. Get in the door. Kick off shoes. Head straight upstairs. Change out of uncomfortable tight work pants (my poor bloated stomach has red lines on it from my work pants, it is terrible) and shirt to...ahhhh...sweatpants and t-shirt. Sweet relief. Yes, I look like a hobo, my most comfortable sweatpants have stains from an unfortunate run-in with a pink highlighter during tax time and my most comfortable long-sleeved t-shirt has some unrecognizable brown splotches on it, but frankly my dears, I don't give a damn!

So, enough of that, hope everyone out there had a a.)happy b.)manageable or c.) not too miserable Mother's day yesterday. I say that because I know how hard Mother's Day is to people dealing with IF, and to those people I'm so sorry and I hope this was your last miserable one, EVER. To me it was the #1 most hated day of the year last year, so it was so strange for it to be so wonderful this year. Really what made it wonderful were two things, Rob and telling my mom, (so there 28 readers who thought I would wimp out, I didn't! HA!).

First of all Rob. Who woke me up saying "Happy Mother's Day Mama!" It is incredible how wonderful those words are and how they still seem so surreal. While I got ready he brought me up my morning tea (decaf, boo) with a pretty little sprig of lilac and my very first Mother's day card! Here is what he wrote to me:

"Happy Mother's Day to the most beautiful mother in the world. I wish you could see yourself through my eyes. Then you would know how truly beautiful you are. I love you so much. Love, Rob...and the peas!"

It was so sweet it brought tears to my eyes. And yes, he said "the peas". Ever since I signed up for the updates he called the baby whatever they compare the size to that week. The first week it was the "poppy seed", last week it was the "sesame seed" and this week he's convinced it is twins so they are "the peas". How freaking cute is he?!

Then we were off to tell my mom. We were going to wait until the end of the day because I knew she would want to spill the beans to my aunts ad uncles are our Mother's Day bar-b-que, but I changed my mind on the ride over to her house. I just couldn't keep it in a second longer. We got to her house and I had brought her gift, a little bib that said "I Love Grandma" on it and Rob baked her a little cake that said "Happy Mother's Day Grandma" (yes, he bakes...and cooks, did I mention he's a trained chef?). Immediately when we got there we said we had a present for her,

Me: "Ok, I hope you like this Mom. You won't be able to use it for a little while but I think it will come in handy."

Mom: "Oh, you didn't have to! I'm sure its lovely"

Me: "Ok then open it."

::Mom rustles around with the paper, unwraps it and looks at it, confused::

Mom: "What is OHMYGOODNESS. WHAT IS THIS? ARE YOU SERIOUS? YOU ARE? ARE YOU? EEEEEEEEEEEEEEE...:: voice hits an unintelligible screaming with excitement pitch::"

Hugs all around. My mom jumped up and down regardless of her bum knee and laughed and cried and laughed some more. She is so incredibly excited. Like out of her mind, crazy-happy excited. She immediately wanted to call all my aunts in England, but I had to put her off for just a few more weeks, but she is so excited! There is no other way to describe it, just plain out of this world excited! She just cannot wait to be called Nanny!

I'm so glad I told her. So, so glad.

"My mom is a never ending song in my heart of comfort, happiness, and being. I may sometimes forget the words but I always remember the tune."

-Graycie Harmon


LDRN said...

Awwwww! I remember telling my mommy last Mother's Day....It was awesome!!!
I kept checking your page to see if you posted an update! I'm so excited for you! 6 weeks as of midnight!!!

☆ Loren ☆ said...

Lately the phrase "Mother's Day" has made me cringe with anger. But your post put a smile on my face! I think i actually laughed out loud when i read about your hubby and "the peas"! Tooo cute!! Happy Mother's Day to you!! I look foward to reading about your journey to motherhood!

Anonymous said...

SO sweet!
Did she know how long you had been trying?

Shanny said...

Ohhh so cool that you were able to tell her on Mother's Day! And by the way, happy belated mother's day to you too! that was very sweet what your peas and Rob wrote to you. Congratulations again on the amazing gift you have in your womb. =)

Fertilized said...

So sweet!

Kim said...

What he wrote in the card is about the sweetest thing I have ever heard.

Jen said...

I've been waiting to read the mother's day edition of the blog!! So exciting!!! SO SO SO Exciting! I'm so happy for you guys- this is magical!

Marcy said...

Yay! It's so fun to have those moments. I remember telling my mom-- she and my step-dad were visiting and got here just as I was about 6 wks along. Hubby had to go on a business trip and so we were waiting till he got back to be able to tell them together... while he was gone my mom asked, for the first time ever, if we were at all thinking about babies and I just said, "Um, yeah, maybe." Then we told them the next week and she got tears in her eyes, she was so happy. First thing she did was go find a yarn store so she could start crocheting a little blanket for baby. =P

What a wonderful mother's day for you... you certainly deserved it.

andrea said...

i just found your blog the other day - and this post got me all misty! i am so excited for you guys and look forward to hearing all about your story from here on out!!

Harmony said...

i am so happy you had such an awesome first mother's day! what a sweetie your hubby is! :0)

i am also very glad you told your mom- what an awesome way to tell her! i bet it made both of your days!

can't wait to hear more updates!!!

Diana said...

Awww, glad you had a wonderful day!!!

I highly recommend getting a bella band, works wonders!! I kept wearing my work pants until 18 or so weeks with the bella band.

Anonymous said...

Awww, what a sweet husband!

Anonymous said...

oh, Bev. I was referred to your blog by a friend awhile ago, and hadn't thought to start reading until last night. I read a few entries last night and the rest this morning, so that person on your sitemeter that has spent a few hours stalking? yeah that is me. I am sitting here bawling my eyes out over your story. I've been on clomid for 3 (unsuccessful) cycles, and trying for much longer. I know it's not that long, but it feels like it, especially when clomid and I don't get along very well. your descriptions of "boob grabbing" and such (that one really stuck out to me, hehe) made me die laughing, I always hope no one knows what I'm doing when I realize that I have been unknowingly feeling myself up in public! Anyway, I've never felt so alone in my life through this process, and finding stories like yours make me feel a little more hopeful and a little less self-pitying. thank you. I can only pray that I can *one day* do the same for someone else... then this will all be worth it.

mykidsmomx4 said...

I just discovered your blog this week. My best friend was TTC forever and I was so guilty of the "relax and it will happen" and "now that you've adopted..." and so on. Then, as I started to 'get it' I hurt for her with each (of 6) failed IVF attempt. And 1 wonderful succesful one!

So happy for you, and saying a prayer for you today. Can't wait to share your joy over the coming months!

Oh, and the good news (haha)... you will still get stupid comments from sensless people. Only now they will be geared towards your choice in baby clothes, or baby food, or child rearing techniques! ENJOY! :-D

Anonymous said...

Where is the May 19th appointment update? You are making us worry!

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