Sunday, April 24, 2011

Meet my new best friend...

(If you're coming from ICLW, you can click here for my welcome post and to learn a little bit more about me and my "issues." Thanks so much for visiting!)

Drumroll please.....

TA-DAAAAAAAAAAAAH! *cue trumpets*

MAN did I have a crazy Easter Sunday. Was single-handedly coordinating an Easter egg hunt for about 500 kids complete with 10 staff to place and direct, donut giveaways, crafts and a cowboy-boot wearing Easter bunny. Top it off with an absolute deluge of rain ALL DAY and the afore-mentioned egg hunts being moved inside to a long and narrow corridor...yeah, it was quite a day.

I got home and found out the family Easter dinner had been postponed until next week due to the weather (most of us have to drive at least and hour to get there).

Due to the f**king gophers under our house, we have no hot water. What we have instead is warm water. I am a bath person, and I was so achy and exhausted after all day on my feet that I decided I would fill up the bathtub as far as it would go with warm water, and then boil pots of water on the stove so I could have my bath. Mr. M. graciously helped with this. As I was hugging him thank-you, I let out a yelp. My boobs were tender.

"Maybe I'm ovulating," I joked somewhat bitterly, too used to an empty circle on the test to really hope.

"Have you peed on a stick today?" he asked.

One flush and five minutes later, I approached the OPK with fingers doubly crossed (and yes I literally doubly crossed my fingers)...

...and saw my first smiley face!

After the ear-splitting shrieks, happy tears, jumping up and down and mandatory call to my mother, I climbed into my warm, full bath and gave thanks.

I ovulated! The chemo didn't kill my ovaries after all! And I those signs I was wondering if I was imagining (cramping, sore boobs) were REAL!

"I don't know what to say," Mr. M. said, grinning.

"You can say 'Bow chica wah wah,'because that's what's happening in this house later!" I replied. *winkwinknudgenudge*

So. Excited. I know it's a small victory, but it's a victory nonetheless.

All right, off to leave some comments for ICLW!


  1. I love that smiley face!!! Congratulations! I'm so excited for you!!! Happy Easter! :)

  2. Congrats on the smiley face! So awesome! I hope the good news keeps coming.

    Happy ICLW! (#67)

  3. That is such an exciting thing!!! I remember when I had my first positive OPK after such a long time of not ovulating. It's just nice to know your body is able to do something right!

    Happy ICLW!

  4. Woohoo GO ovaries! Happy ICLW! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Best of luck to you!!

  5. Thank you for commenting on my blog! Whoot Whoot for your smiley face. I hope you got your nookie on! Thinking of you and will definitely start following you!

  6. Hells YEA for a smiley! I purposely bought the same opk just to see that smiley face pop up haha. Love it! Congrats! I hope you were able to uhhh gets lots. Haha. Happy ICLW. Looking forward to following your blog!

  7. Here for ICLW.

    Hooray for ovulation! :-)

  8. Woo Hoo!!! I hope you both awoke the next morning with Big Smiles!!!

    Happy ICLW #96

  9. happy baby-dancing! ;)

    thanks for stopping by my blog for ICLW! your blog is adorable, by the way. LOVE the name miss conception. too cute!

  10. I'm so excited that you ovulated! Good luck tonight! :)

  11. So unfair to have to battle cancer adn then have fertility woes, too. and to be so young.
    I am so happy for your pee stick. May all your dreams come true. you deserve it.
    tracey ICLW #156