Bionic Mamas

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Pregnancy Test Day


Yesterday was Pregnancy Test Day. Which we also spent getting lost in Queens, driving all around Long Island and, for me, photographing the inside of an old couple’s house.

We went to the clinic in our borrowed car and Baby got her blood drawn for the test. Then we proceeded to try to go to the beach at Robert Moses State Park, but first ended up shooting across the Queensboro bridge and not finding 495 at all. We eventually did get on the expressway and found the beach, but then we only had an hour before I had to go to my photo shoot.

The nurse had told Baby, “we’ll call you in the afternoon, or maybe earlier.” Turns out it was earlier because when we were once again on the road – I was actually navigating the roundabout when Baby noticed her missed calls – we had a message from the clinic.

“Should I check this?” she asked me.

“Yes!” I said. (Thinking: WTF, why would you wait even one second, like even to ask me that question?)

So she did, and then went through a whole series of facial expressions, from happiness to actual weeping, in about 7 seconds.

“Is it bad?” I asked.

“No! It’s good!”

So, OMG BABY IS PREGNANT. For now. We realize that this is not the time to start telling the world (except for the internets, of course) but OMG! She has to go in for more tests next week, and in three weeks, an ultrasound to check for heart beat. HEART BEAT.

This does not feel completely real right now. But I’m sure it will soon.

41 thoughts on “Pregnancy Test Day

  1. Wait, wait, wait. PREGNANT!?! YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!! Now give up the deets – what was the number? Or is this one of the sadistic clinics that gives you your first beta only after you've had your second one? This is the BEST news that I could have woken up to this morning (aside from hearing that I won the lottery). At least ONE of us has hit the jackpot!

    Congratulations, Sugar and Baby!

  2. aw, thanks! it's especially nice to hear congratulations from folks i know would have been right there with comfort at a negative result.

    it was 136.

    (i spent a few minutes at lunch figuring the prime factors of 136. because i am a little that way.)

  3. Yay!!!!!
    So happy for you. Sending many wishes for great rising beta numbers and a happy healthy pregnancy.

  4. Wow!!! Congratulations mamas! That's a great first beta!

  5. Congratulations, you two! I'm so happy for y'all!!! Such wonderful news!

  6. congratulations, mamas!!!

  7. Congrats times a million! I was so hoping it was good news!

  8. I was checking OBSESSIVELY yesterday to see what you found out. Congrats! I'm so excited for both of you. Quite a nice “Independence Day” gift, especially considering you won't have much of that after about the next 9 months or so πŸ™‚

  9. Hooray! That was quite a build up!

  10. hooray!!!!!!! Another two-mama baby in Bkln! πŸ™‚

  11. Congratulations!!! I had good feelings about this whole process for you and I'm glad to see you've gotten some great news! Can't wait to hear more!

  12. Whhhhooooo hhhhoooooooo!!!

  13. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : )

  14. Eeeeeeek! YAY! Congratulations on making it this far, ladies πŸ™‚

  15. that is fantastic! i don't know all the lingo, but i am trying to pick it up as i go. all i know is that your body is hosting a little possible human and that is amazing!

  16. Amazing news! Congrats to you both. Enjoy every second of it!

  17. Wonderfully exciting! Enjoy the weekend together and congratulations mamas!

  18. Dr. Monday did it again:) I'm so happy for both of you! Congrats!!

  19. Congrats!!!!!!!! I have been following your blog for awhile and I am so excited for you. I don't test till Friday. We did our transfer last Tuesday. πŸ™‚ sooooooo happy.

  20. Congratulations! πŸ™‚

  21. YAY!!!!! So thrilled for you! That's a great number. πŸ™‚

  22. Dont you DARE live in fear! No qualifiers required here. No “for now”. This group more than any other knows the unsaid.

    Drink every ounce of joy out of this BFP!

    Who the F am I, you ask? I know, kind of bossy for a first time post, right?

    Right on, Mamas. Right on.

  23. Ah, wonderful news, you two! That is so exciting!

  24. Wahoo! What a ride! Pregnant. Congratulations you two.

  25. Oh hooray!!! That's fabulous news I'm so happy for you both. Best wishes πŸ™‚

  26. Hooray that's fabulous news!!! Best wishes to both of you πŸ™‚

  27. Roccie said it best….you don't need to say the unsayable, just lap it all up! Perfect blast has turned into perfect beta – enjoy every step of it. Congratulations girlies, you are so up the duff!!! Very thrilled for you both. K

  28. Wonderful! I know how easy it is to be cautious, but in my experience, it didn't protect my heart at all. Go ahead and burst with joy!

  29. Wooohooo! Congratulations!

  30. Congratulations!!!!!

  31. OOOO YAY!!! So very, very happy for you!

  32. i cant believe I am so late to the party (was offline all weekend) YEAH!! Congrats!

  33. Yipee!! 136 is an AMAZING number!

  34. Congrats on your pregnancy!!!! WOO HOO!!!!!!!!!!!

  35. OMG, OMG, OMG…I am so happy for you guys!

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