The Tragic Optimist

Category Archives: pregnant

rambling update

We had our anatomy scan ultrasound on Friday. Despite my growing certainty that this baby is a boy, the ultrasound tech was very sure we’re having another girl – the picture was pretty convincing, too. This means that you should always bet against me when it comes to guessing an unborn baby’s sex (I’m pretty …

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belated updates

I know I’ve been horrible at keeping this updated, I’m hoping to get back to something like a regular posting routine again.  Until then, here’s some updates: We sold our house!  Well, I guess technically we have a contract for our house.  But!  Buyers!  Who want our house!  Yay! We have a new house!  Although …

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thankyou/I’msorry

Thank you, thank you all for such wonderful comments on my last post. You don’t know how much that means to me.  I feel like a very bad blogger to post that and leave for over 3 weeks.  I wish I had a fabulous excuse like a spontaneous trip to Hawaii or something, but the …

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telling

I am not good at telling people I’m pregnant (see what I did there?  A bad job of letting you know I’m pregnant).  It’s not that I’m not happy – I’m thrilled.  Or even that I’m in denial or shock – though I admit, I was pretty surprised by this particular development.  I just find …

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To the person who reached the blog searching for “pregnant on third iui”

(just in case you check here again) if you searched for that phrase because you are pregnant after your third IUI, congratulations! That’s wonderful news, welcome to the club – sorry it took so much to get here. If it’s because you are hoping that it will happen for you, then I hope it works …

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Missing my lost blog posts

After the server died, I re-created this blog by cutting and pasting from an RSS feed that only went back to Aug. 2006. Since I only started blogging in March 2006, and I hadn’t posted all that many times, I didn’t worry about missing some of the earlier posts. I knew I wanted my “I’ve …

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My Positive

A year ago today, I saw my first ever positive pregnancy test. I had no reason to expect a positive test. By the time February 27, 2006 rolled around, we had been trying for 22 months. I had seen my doctor countless times before she gave up and referred me to a fertility specialist. This …

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Does this make me a bad person?

This afternoon, I blew off my Science Museum volunteer shift and instead went to a MOFAS (Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrom) event. They had a fashion show, a non-alcoholic drink mixing contest, and door prizes (and yes, I know that by putting my name in for the door prizes, I have put us on …

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My belly is a chick magnet

Chris turned 30 on Wednesday. Yay Chris! Yay 30! Youngun. To celebrate, we went out with a bunch of friends to a local drinking establishment and had a fine time. During a couple of my many trips to the bathroom, I learned that being pregnant is apparently a great way to pick up the ladies. …

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A post with too many parentheticals

I had another appointment today, this time with a midwife student. She was very good (I’ve liked every midwife I’ve seen at my clinic, and feel very fortunate in that regard) and was able to feel how the baby was positioned (feet down, head up). She felt around and finally found the head and commented …

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