Experience has taught me to resist counting my chickens before they are hatched, but I am a terrible secret keeper (when it's good news...your deep dark secrets are safe with me).
I want to thank you all for the sweet, cryptic, hopeful emails you have been sending regarding what Mary Ellen calls "my special intentions".
Although it is still early by telling-people standards (2.5 months) I am so pleased and happy to tell you that after 6 years, 3 fertility doctors, 3 miscarriages and hundreds of self-injected doses of various medical-type potions... I can finally say...
I just look at my husband and I get pregnant!
We found out just before Christmas that we are expecting ...and two weeks ago that...
We are EXPECTING TWINS!!!! Because we did IVF, We knew that there was a chance that we could have twins, but when the sonographer showed us that second heartbeat for the first time, my DH became speechless and I mumbled something about selling any additional babies on Ebay (the sono lady didn't think that was too funny). So, even though any number of things can still go wrong, I am feeling strangely calm and hopeful.
Once we get to 3 months...or so...I'll start to make (and buy) things for the "kids". I want them to be surrounded by love and handmade toys, clothes and quilts.
This is all still very hard to believe. It's like I am happy for someone else. Thank you, every one of you inside and outside the computer, for your thoughts and prayers. Maybe that's what it took...bloggers all over the world praying and sending positive vibes...
Thank you for visiting Hollyhocks!
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