The Mister is out of town, and I have my first ultrasound tomorrow… I’m so excited. My hCG levels have been great. So great, in fact, that they bumped my ultrasound up from Friday to Wednesday… And if you know anything about hCG levels (which most normal people don’t, that comes from years of fertility treatments and overanalyzing every little thing about your body and/or your pregnancies,) that’s GREAT.
HCG is the pregnancy hormone. It is supoosed to double every 48-72 hours. My numbers are really doing fabulously. So not only did they bump up my ultrasound, some people are even starting to place bets that I’m carrying twins. Oh.my.god. the irony of that! Can you imagine?!?!? Two IVF babies and then TWINS. ON MY OWN.
So, we’ll know tomorrow. I’m thinking one, sweet little baby and not twins. But, I did have a dream that they saw two. And we were so excited. Am I crazy? Yes. We would totally be excited. But, wow. Four kids. Two of which would be the same age. Two newborns at the exact same time. Two two-year-olds at the exact same time… Two four-year-olds at.the.same.time… Avery and Henry and two babies. Wow. That’s all I can say. (I’ve said that a lot since last Wednesday.) We would seriously be thrilled, though. No matter how hard the work. And how many shitty diapers.
Avery has gone bananas over this baby… She hugs it and talks to it. One day she decided it could hear her better if she yelled at it down my throat. She had me open my mouth and shouted into it, “Hey there sweet baby! This is your big sister Avery!” She is also convinced that it’s a girl. She’s the one that wished on stars almost nightly for a baby. And not just a baby… A baby sister. So, she’s convinced, and she might be right…
She has also named the baby, if it’s a girl, Super Piper. What do you guys think about that name? Super Piper. It kind of has a nice ring to it, don’t you think? And the Mister’s brother and his wife are expecting as well, a month before us, how funny is that, and Avery named their baby Silly Sally. Silly Sally and Super Piper… She should totally write a baby name book… She rocks at naming babies.
So that’s another really neat twist to the story… That our baby and my brother-in-law’s baby (their first) will be only one month apart (if that.) Avery and Henry only have one other first cousin, and he’s ten, so it’ll be neat to have them so close in age.
My in-laws are really excited about it all, and probably a bit glad that one newborn will be in Iowa. (Not glad that they live so far away, but that’s a lot of newborn…) The night we told them, my father-in-law sat up in bed and said, “Holy shit! Both my daughters-in-laws are pregnant!” Two newborns within a month of each other is probably a lot for any grandparent… Imagine if they were both in the same state.
Anyway, we’ll find out tomorrow if we need to come up with two names… What goes with Super Piper???