As you may remember, we sold our old house, but, had a 6 week lag before closing on our new house, during which we were staying with my parents, living in the basement. And, as you also know, I finally got pregnant during that time period.
Well, I am pleased to report the following:
- We closed on our new house on Friday and moved in yesterday (Monday)!
- I am still pregnant!!
- Today, May 5, Cinco de Mayo, I turned 40.
Let's explore each separately.
As you may remember, it took us 16 months to sell our old house, but, the whole long, crazy, loop has now closed and we are living in our new house! I had Verizon here for 10 hours today, but, they finally got our Fios hooked up and I am now back online (and have a lot of blogs to catch up with!)! So, I missed the 40, pregnant, and living with my parents by just a couple of days, but, I missed it!
I am still beautifully pregnant! Yesterday's ultrasound found a 7w5d old baby with a strong heartbeat of 161bpm. In fact, the doctor in the AM released me. I graduated!! OK, I got a call from my nurse in the afternoon rescinding that (what, was I a few credits short? I've been attending early morning sessions for a long time!), not because there was anything wrong, but, because my doctor wants to be a bit more cautious with me and is bringing me back one more week before releasing me, which I'm more than OK with.
And, yes, today is my 40th birthday. I typically don't have a problem with ages, but, I've been struggling with this one for a while. The thought of turning 40 and still not being pregnant after all we've been through...well....I don't think I have to expand on that. In fact, our first RE appointment was on May 5, 2006, my 37th birthday, so, each birthday since has been a reminder of how long we'd been actively cycling and a fear that it would never end. But, obviously, those fears have been assuaged, at least for the time being, and I was truly able to enjoy entering this next decade in my life.
They say the 40's are the new 30's, right?!