Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Saving you from tales of fireflies

Well, yikes.

I’ve written an awful lot of rubbish here.

Don’t get me wrong, it has its merits, it tells the story, keeps my brain ticking over, and is often fun to craft, and full of release, but essentially it’s the same handful of entries repeated.

Twenty eight times I’ve told the same thing over and over, with a few self-abuse tales or outings to the clinic thrown in for some variation.

The same thing happens every month, and I write the same thing every month.

With every cycle that passed, I wrote another kind of entry. Entries that never made it on-line, most of which never made to black and white at all. These were my imagined posts describing how that cycle would be a success, how we’d finally done it.

There were good ones among them too, some funny, some poignant. Some that rushed one way before suddenly hurtling back in the opposite direction, a roller coaster of reveal, breathtaking and stomach dropping, and leaving us all panting and drenched in the eventual wonderful news.

Some borrowed great words from others, bloggers, musicians, poets. Quotations that took sledge hammers to the glass cases housing the emotions I could only imagine I would feel but couldn’t come within a country mile of expressing accurately.

Each time I came up with one, it seemed perfect. Each time it was irrelevant.

My last one was my favourite, pretentious and failingly poetic, filled with daydream imagery and mention of fireflies and lots of other things I really should stay clear of, but it genuinely felt right and I was convinced I would use it.

Until now.

Now it doesn’t seem right. None of the twenty odd variations do. None of them come even close to pushing my stomach up into my chest, stealing half breaths from me, and making me stand taller, but shake just a little in disbelief and excitement like the following half dozen words do.

I’m going to be a dad.


371 comments:

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angie said...

*tears*

*chills*

SO friggin happy for you. I've been mentally planning this comment for almost 2 years, and now I'm a mess.

GAH I wanna hug you.

mom2nji said...

I dont know you, but I am crying for you. Congrats times a million.

Tara R. said...

Oh My God! This is fabulous! Congratulations!

OHmommy said...

OMGosh..... congrats. Where can I send the pink cigars to?

Because it SO obviously it's a girl. They are the epitome of drama. A million congrats!!!!!!

Ginny said...

I am so, so unbelievably happy for you. I'm going to have a nice little cry, then start a proper e-mail. Big hugs!!!

PlanningQueen said...

That is such amazing news for you and ET. Heart felt congratulations!!!!!

Karen MEG said...

OMG...OMG....OMG.... I stayed up for this, X, I really, really did!!!!

Muahhhhh to you and ET!!!!

And now I will pass out.

Big hugs to the two of you and ... CONGRATS!!!

moosh in indy. said...

SPENCER MADE IT!!
CONGRATULATIONS DUDE! YOU SPERMINATED YOUR WOMAN!

anymommy said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! Can I type that 200 more times? So happy for you.

Mr Lady said...

I'm not kidding you when I say that I am crying my fucking eyes out for you.

Also, mail me that XBox. It's time to pay the piper, fool.

JustMiss said...

Congrats!! So many congrats!

tiff said...

CONGRATS!

Redneck Mommy said...

I have been following your blog and your ups and downs for a long time now.

I'm actually tearing up with happiness for you and your missus.

Congratulations.

From the very bottom of my heart.

Enjoy the pregnancy ride.

It's wild and wooly but not near as much fun as the parenting ride.

You are going to be a great dad.

Burgh Baby said...

I decided about a year ago that I was going to be an arse and lurk around here, right up until I could finally say exactly one word:

CONGRATULATIONS!

Phew. Glad I didn't have to wait too much longer.

Avitable said...

Congratulations, dude.

Alison said...

Fan-fucking-tastic!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tears here, too.. And a massive big grin.

Congratulations to all 3 of you :-)

Kelley @ magnetoboldtoo said...

well, that's nice.

*runs and hides from the flaming excrement hurled by the adoring boxBoy fans*

lparsons15 said...

YAY!!!!!!!!! Congrats! You guys deserve this..So happy for you.

Kate said...

Jaysus, Mary, & Joseph.

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

*weeps*

michelle said...

There's gonna be a whole lotta new shit to write. Just you wait. ENJOY it. It's a trip and a half. Congratulations!!

Karen (miscellaneous mum) said...

My warmest, deepest congratulations xx

S said...

I don't comment much, but I am a lurker like you wouldn't believe.

I have tears right now.

I'm so happy that this worked for you guys.

Big hugs to you and ET.
Congratulations!!!

Sue xxxx

seemownay said...

Congratulations! This is brilliant!

Backpacking Dad said...

This is going to be awesome. Congratulations and great luck.

Lynn @ Walking With Scissors said...

What wonderful news. You have my most sincere congratulations!

Lance said...

Guinness on me!

RiotGrrlCynic said...

I, too, have tears right now...

Congratulations!

I am so very happy for you!

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Trish.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

pitter patter ...pitter patter huge congratulations !!

Fe said...

*tears* from a stranger in a faraway land.

Big sighs of relief and shouts of congratulations!!!

Kimber Sue said...

chills!! yayyayayay!!! it's 12am here and i wanted to check for news once more and it's the news i was hoping for...squeals (in my head, kids are asleep) of excitment. congrats daddy and mommy:)

Anonymous said...

Delurking to jump up and down and squeal.

Momma said...

How exciting....and about time! Thank God for medical science even if they are just a bunch of a##holes; we couldn't be happier for you....like we say to all our friends when they find out they are expecting..."Welcome to the Breeder's Club!"
Take care and we anticipate hearing lots and lots of details over the next few years!!!
All our best,
Jared & Sabrina Hoylman

the MomBabe said...

Congrats!

GoaldeeBug said...

*blinks*

OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG

Well, aren't I the eloquent one!

After all this time, you'd think I'd have come up with something good to say at this particular time.

Nope.

I ain't got shit.

All I can say is how thrilled I am that your dreams have finally come true.

Much love to you and ET and heartfelt congratulations.

MWA!

flutter said...

this is fabulous! congratulations!

Myst_72 said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!!

Congratulations!!!!

I am so, so excited and thrilled for you!!

G
xx

Marita said...

Congratulations!!

Anonymous said...

WAAHOOOOO! Two of the blogs I've been following for over a year now have had positives this week. What a great week! So happy for you. :)

Widdle Shamrock said...

Céad míle beannachta.

I am beyond thrilled.

Anja said...

Are you sure they used your jizz to make the kid whizz?

Congratulations to you both. The world needs more midgets.

jodieodie said...

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

VDog said...

YAY YAY YAY!!!! SOOOO HAPPY FOR YOU TWO~!~!!!! (THREE!!!) HOODEEHOOOO!!!!

jodieodie said...

What's more - betcha you don't give a ratsarse the staff don't smile now.

woot.

Mistress B said...

Fantastic news!! Congratulations!! I'm so pleased for you both!!

Sarah said...

ahhhhhh finally...bloody hell CONGRATULATIONS!

Veronica said...

YAY! Congratulations! I am so so thrilled for you guys.

Jayne said...

OMG Congratulations for you both, that is flippin' brilliant news!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

My skin in tingling all over. I'm crying. I just choked on the lolly I was chewing. I have longed for this post. Bloody brilliant!!!! Tears of joy for your family from Melbourne, Australia.

Jill said...

You helped me come out of my infertility closet at this EXACT time last year. I've enjoyed our e-mail exchange. And I've been praying for you guys for at least 12+ cycles.

Final F'ing'ly!!

I'm bawling major tears reading this right now - I'm so darn excited for you and ET!!

Yay, Yay, YAY!!!!!!!

melbell45 said...

wow Xbox and ET congratulations ! i have been frequently checking to see if you had updated the blood test result and of course you made us wait til the bottom of the post for those words, very excited for you both ! hoping the next 8 months are happy and healthy :-)

John Braine said...

YEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!

Brilliant!

Congratulations to the three of you!!!!!

Delighted for you.

Making Babies said...

LOL, ok I don't usually cry before 9am in the morning, but hell I'll shed a few tears for you and ET!!! Wonderful news!!! May you both have an awesome pregnancy..... aaahhhh this is so freaking cool x x x

Panni said...

Yipee!

Mwa said...

Tears from Belgium, too!
Congratulations!!!
(Words fail this occasion.)

Sharon said...

I don't think I have ever read the last line of a blog post with such pleasure ever before.

I am very happy to hear it.

nutsinmay said...

You bastard, I've got WORK to go to in 30 minutes, and here I am on the couch in my pyjamas CRYING with happiness for you. Yeah, I'm really going to be able to explain that one to my boss.

Look at this, 50-odd commentators all crying away at you. Nice one.

Seriously, I am so, so happy for you and your lovely ET. And so relieved. And so wishing ET all the best for a happy, comfortable and smooth pregnancy.

Purely Narcotic said...

OMG! Congratulations!! :D

Al_Pal said...

Awww, Congratulations!

Several of my tweeps posted this link, so I checked it out.

Hurray!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Petite G. said...

OMG OMG!!!! I am so unbelievably happy for you. I am literally freaking out and crying over here. If I were there I would pick the two of you up and spin you around!!

Oh honey, this is just such wonderful news. You two are going to make some amazing parents. What a lucky baby.

Love you both!! Congratulations!!!

Penelope said...

Oh my God I'm crying!!!!
FAN-FUCKING-TASTIC!!!!!!!
Hugs and squeezes and anything you damn well want! xxx

Jeff and Mandee said...

Coming out of lurkdom to say congratulations!!!! Everyone on here is so happy for the both of you, but nothing can compare to the way you guys feel. Congrats again, enjoy every minute of it!

Sheila said...

Wow - I am so thrilled for you both! You've been through so much together, I bet you just can't wipe the grin off your face right now. But yay you - you deserve it!! You've just made my day here - even I'm going to wander around work today with a silly grin on my face just for you guys!

Natalie said...

I am sure you will be a most wonderful dad,too. Heartfelt congratulations.

womb for improvement said...

You were right not to use any of your expertly crafted posts, cause you know I bet almost no one read what you just wrote but scrolled down for that last sentence.

Brilliant news, and about bloody time (I mean, not bloody time obviously done with that for nine-odd months).

Edith said...

Congratulations!

:)

Paint it Black said...

Oh congratulations x and ET. Best wishes for smooth sailing the rest of the way.

Ali said...

Oh congratulations! I'm so thrilled for both of you.

Mick said...

Oh my God. That's the best thing I've heard all year.

Congratulations, you three :-)

lynseyj said...

Wow!!!!!
I'm another lurker who's never found the right time to come forth but i reckon this is it! Well done and the biggest congrats ever!!!!!!!! Am so so please for you both!!!! (incidentally, me and hubby have been trying for over a year and we cracked it this month too! So heres to a happy and healthy nine months to us all!!!!)

Jane G said...

You little fecker, you really know how to keep your audience hanging in suspense!!

Congrats by the way! I'm so delighted for the pair of ye. Wishing the three of ye a very happy and healthy eight months ahead.

Amanda said...

I'm so happy for you and ET.

Lilacspecs said...

Oh hooray!
Congratulations!!!!!!!!

frogpondsrock said...

SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

Grannymar said...

Great news for you both! Treasure the the special time over the next few months. This waiting room is so much better than the one you left yesterday!

frogpondsrock said...

Just had to come back and say it again..

SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

Dan said...

Bloody fantastic news!

hairyfarmerfamily said...

I have simply the BIGGEST SMILE! I KNEW it was your turn this week!

Anonymous said...

Squee!

Minze said...

Wunderbar! Congratulations to you and ET, and good luck for your journey. I'm so happy for both of you.

naughty said...

Well that is just brilliant news, am so delighted for you both!! I couldn't stay in bed this morning, had to log on to check, I actually just scrolled to the end of your post to see what happened, so now I will go back and read it properly!
Well done, fantastic!! What a joyful day.

River said...

OH MY GOD!!! Congratulations. I have the biggest ever grin on my face right now. Along with happy tears making me blink hard and fast. Congratulations again, to you and ET.

ellybabes said...

Woo-hoo! De-lurking to say congratulations and I'm looking forward to the next series of posts! Well done!

AnnB said...

I'm too overcome to make sense. Too many tears to type. Wishing you joy beyond your wildest dreams.

Tatty Franey said...

wow, congratulations. i actually have tears in my eyes. i've been following your blog for a long time, and i am so happy for you and the missus!

Feebee said...

Woohoooooo!!!!! Congratulations!!!

I had a feeling when you said ET was going for the beta on her own. Wishing you a happy and healthy 8 months and beyond.

Cindy (and Brian) said...

OMG I am in tears. So so amazizng and wonderful. I know the joy and disbelief when you finally get the positive after being beaten down so many times. I am genuinely overcome with gratitude and joy for your wonderful news. All that to say CONGRATULATIONS!

Anonymous said...

If anyone deserves this news it's you and ET. Here's to a happy and healthy pregnancy and beyond.

Suzanne
xoxox

tinman18 said...

Welcome to the club.

You're going to be just great at it.

All the best.

Misssy M said...

Argggh! Happy endings!!!!!

Haved you even stopped backflipping yet!?

Yes!!!Absolutey delighted for you both.

And now for the preganacy diaries. Can't wait.

Misssy M said...

So excited my spelling went all weird. Ah who cares?

Nic said...

OMG! Congrats!! So exciting!

Sniffle said...

News doesn’t get better.

'Murgdan' said...

Waaaaaaahooooooooo! So so happy for you.


....finally.

:-)

Rachael said...

Delurking to say Congratulations.

meabh said...

well done, its such a great feeling to be able to breathe and enjoy life again! Very emotional here. x

Tracey said...

Well, I'll be fucked. Good for you!! Can I say 'it's about fucking time??' Everything is crossed for you guys that this is the most painless, successful pregnancy in the history of the world.

Hazel said...

Heartfelt congrats to you both :-)

DutchBitch said...

Ended up over here after asking Miss Penelope what she was sobbing about. She was crying over being happy over your announcement...

And so right! Congratulations!!!

jothemama said...

100?

All the blessings and best for the coming months. xx

Putz said...

100 babies, 1 comment,,mine no 100 c0mments 1 baby....only 26 cycles and not my 48...100 vocal comments....maybe thousands out there too shy to say boo....love you the putz

Maxi Cane said...

I find it hard to be happy for other people since I'm a miserable fucker, but I'm genuinely smiling for you.

Congratulations.

Marissa said...

you just made me cry.

congratulations, good luck & i'm praying for the healthiest, smoothest pregnancy EVER!!!

bless you both...no, all THREE of you.

Alekhya said...

I know you won't believe it...but I have tears in my eyes....man am so freaking happy...........How do we celebrate????

Maura said...

It's funny how at the best and worst moments in our lives, there are simply no words that suffice. But of course, I'm going to try, right? Like everyone else, I am crying and so, so happy for you.

Congratulations to you and your lovely wife. Your baby is so very lucky to have parents wanting him/her as badly as you do!

Middle Aged Woman said...

Everyone else already said it! HOLY SHIT! I am so happy for you both!

Alyssa said...

I'm crying for you!!!!! I am soooooooooo happy!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations!!!!!

Marylin said...

I am so happy for you! :) Tears streaming down my face right now - CONGRATULATIONS!!! :)

M+B said...

Woohoo! I'm doing a happy dance for you!

Actually, I been doing a happy dance for you all day - my work server just wouldn't let me tell you how happy and excited I am for both of you :)

Sarah said...

My absolute FAVORITE post yet!

Congratulations my dear! Pass a gentle hug on to ET if you will.

Laurie said...

Congratulations to Papa Box, Mama Box, and Baby Box!

Chhandita said...

Ok that Alekhya person was me!! i was so damn excited that I didnt even realize that I was actually logged on to my SIL's email account.....Tell ET to POAS, we wanna see a BFP :)

Light said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I've been keeping track of you through your blog and so happy for you both!

first timer said...

I've been following you for so long, hoping for you and your ET and now I'm sitting here with tears streaming down my face, soooooo happy for you and your ET. Now the fun starts!!!!!

morninglight mama said...

Holy smoke-- no words are good enough to express the joy!!! I may not always comment, but I've been reading and hoping like hell for you guys. Congrats big, BIG time!!!

Leslee said...

HOLY COW! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

nollyposh said...

~Congratulations~
X:-)

Lisa & Jason said...

Woooooo-Hooooooo!!!!

ryanandjoesmom said...

Sure - make me cry as I sit here in my pajamas pretending to work!!! Oh MAN!!! I am so Happy for you and your beautiful ET!!!! Oh Man!!! Oh Man!!!! Congratulations!!!! sending you the biggest most happiest HUG EVAR!!!!

Chris

Sarah said...

There are tears all over my computer now. Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!

AnnD said...

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

Like other people I have always imagined this post and what I would say to it....

I'm teary-eyed, literally wiping my eyes...that's never happened when a friend has announced a pregnancy, let alone a stranger.

Well...I guess I would like to consider you my friend at this point.

Happy isn't the word...elated...maybe closer but still not right. There just are no words for how this makes me feel so I can't imagine how you and ET must be feeling.

I can't wait to see you guys go through this journey. I just can't wait!!! I want pictures dammit! I want to see the first U/S and belly shots!!!

This also just gives me so much hope...I might be back to write later as I let it sink in...

Gemisht said...

Another one de-lurking to say heartfelt Congratulations to you and ET.

I hope that the next 8 months or so are smooth sailing for both of you.

Ms. Moon said...

Blessings.

darcie said...

OOOOOHHHHH. MYYYYYY. GOOOOOOD. I am soooo freakin' excited for you guys I cannot even BELIEVE IT!

HOOOOOORAAAAY! I don't even know what else to say!
HURRRRAAAAYYYY!!

Khyle said...

congrats!

RobMonroe said...

I won't go as far as tears - but I will offer my complete congratulations to you and the wife.

You had better mail the XBox to Mr Lady - she seems the vengeful type... Or do you have to give it to the doc that got your boys and ET's egg to bump uglies?

I hope that you will continue to blog about your journey.

Jenni said...

I'm weeping for you and ET. My most heartfelt congratulations. You so deserve this. Enjoy every, single moment.

Kori said...

Well done!

J from Ireland said...

Oh my God, I am so happy for you. I am bawling my eyes out here. The best news EVER. Best wishes to your dear wife. Thank you so much for sharing your journey with us.

Qutecowgirl said...

The biggest congratulations!!!!!

WiseGuy said...

AAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

Woohoo!

Congratulations..after all that drama....

Huge Congrats to you and ET!

Gypsy said...

Fantastic!!!!!!! Oh, I just got all teary and fluttery. Congratulations, you two!

Claire said...

HOLY SHIT THAT'S AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!! I've got chills for you two, been imagining what I would post when you eventually got the good news and now...well...I'm lost for words except to say that you have my deepest congratulations xxx

Kim said...

**Jumping up and down for you and ET!!**

Congratulations.. I am beyond happy for you guys..

jnifferjuniper said...

I could not wait to read your blog this morning.
Now I am crying with everyone else.
Congratulations to you both.

Twenty Major said...

Nice one, dude. Congrats to you both.

Toffeemama said...

Hooray! There are so many of us who've never left a comment, but we've been sharing your struggle for so many months. I'm so honored to be able to share in your joy now too. Congratulations!

Nola said...

I KNEW IT!! Congrats!!! I am ever, ever so happy for you both!!!!! Your situation was just too close to mine, I just KNEW that IUI would work! Oh, honey, this is just wonderful. And this ordeal that is now OVER will just make the sweetness all the better. You will be a better father for having had to re-evaluate how much you wanted a child over these past 2 years.

YIPPEEEEE!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I am bloody crying now and covered in goosebumps!!! I am so relieved, I have been up all night waiting to get back online to check and see if you posted. Congratulations, you and ET will be excellent parents.
Deno
xxxxx

jen said...

OMG, congratulations....I'm sitting at my PC with tears streaming down my face......

Robin Bree said...

Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sooooo happy for you both. You must be on cloud 9 and it also must feel amazing to have people all over the world crying for joy for you. Congratulations, I'm so very happy for you.

Enjoy the ride!

WhatAboutNovember said...

Tears. Smiles. Perfect.

Robin said...

OMG!!! Yay! congrats! Mazel tov! Enhorabuena! If I knew it in other languages, I would go on. I admit, I skipped down to the end... couldn't stand the suspense! So so so happy for you.

Ashlie- Mommycosm said...

Congratulations :):):)

Hockeyman said...

and you were gonna close the comments on this post. Well said! Congrats again to you and ET.

Allison said...

You give us all hope!

Anonymous said...

Oh my god thats amazing !! I am sooo pleased for you and your wife that is the best news !! I have been following u guys as we were having the same trouble but I'm 13wks pg now so welcome to the club !!!! Hope you are going to keep us informed on how you an ET are doing. Well done x

Karen said...

Words cannot literally express how much joy I am feeling for you right now. I read your blog every day anticipating the one that I just read.

Seriously....I wish I could hug you.

Ren said...

Such great, wonderful, awesome news! Congratulations!!

A Decade of BFNs said...

WOW!! Congrats!!!

Grandad said...

What everyone else said...

Big hug/hanshake for the pair of you. Brilliant!

Kristie said...

Another one coming out of the closet to say, FINALLY, IT'S ABOUT TIME!!!! I've been following your blog for over a year now, checking in on you to see how you were both doing. I've been waiting to come here and say CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Now the time has come. Well done.

Jenny said...

Congratulations. This lurker teared up too. Best wishes to you both.

Sue said...

OMG, that took me by surprise! I'm not the only one crying today either, I see!

Congratulations both of you!!

Heather said...

This is beyond wonderful! I'm so thrilled for you and ET, and I wish you all a very healthy and peaceful 8 months as the little one grows.

Now throw that freaking thermometer out the window! No more temping and charting, just kick back and enjoy the ride!

Kim said...

Congratulations!!!!!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!
Congratulations!!!!!!!
OMG, seriously I am tearing up over here. That is making feel a ridiculous as we've never met but I don't care. That is fantastic news. Best wishes for all that is to come!

Anonymous said...

My heart is beating so fast, I am freakin' extatic for you guys!!! HUUUUUUGE HUG!

Emma said...

I have never come accross someone so determined or someone who deserved this so much I wish you and your family every happiness and success in the future

Julie said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

I woke up this morning thinking of you guys and wondering if we'd hear from you today.

I've been reading you for over a year now and I'm SO HAPPY for you.

Tears are welling up at work.

YAY!!!!!

Lyssa Ireland Thomas said...

WOW!

That's all I got for now since I'm trying to catch my breath from your AMAZING news!

I am so excited to see how your writing evolves in the light of a tortuous level of sleep deprivation, odors beyond your worst nightmare and the knowledge of the miracle you've been given.

All my best to you and ET!

Now go wait on that woman for the next nine months! :)

serenity said...

AWESOME.

Thrilled for you guys.

xxx

Anonymous said...

I read you every time I get the chance. For the past 2 weeks I've checked this page for this news and it's finally here!!! You guys are so incredible, AND you're making me cry!!

I'm so happy for you, enjoy every minute,

Alyson

Rebekah said...

Congrats! I don't even know you, but I am in tears for you both. It is such a wonderful feeling after all the hard work, isn't it?! Happy and Healthy 9 months!!

Calli's Mama said...

Those fabulous words made me cry! Oh My GOD! I'm so incredibly happy for you guys! You've guys have been through so much and it FINALLY paid off. This is such amazing news...we'll keep you in our thoughts through out the next phase of your journey. Man...Congratulations!!!!!!!

Lorna said...

Wonderful - so delighted. Those few little words say it all and the little one will be so worth the wait. Many many congrats and I look forward to reading lots of posts about ET puking etc. Ok, now for the book on trying to conceive - has it been commissioned yet? Then part 2 will be the pregnancy!

Many congrats again, Lorna x

Shanny said...

I'm so happy for you an ET, congratulations!!!!

CherryBlossom24 said...

Congrats!

Christa said...

After sleeping on it, I can honestly say I'm still not bitter ;)

And it feels good.

Again, huge congrats to you and E. I'm beyond thrilled for you. I'm so looking forward to the twist of the new posts. May the next 9 months fly by with smooth sailing.

xo

Sadia said...

Congratulations. Heartiest, heartfelt, deepest congratulations.

Bring on the ice cream and pickles.

Bonnie B. said...

Couldn't be happier for you and ET!!! Wonderful, wonderful news!

Now, could you please explain to my husband why I'm both grinning and crying at the computer screen? He thinks I'm nuts!!

Anonymous said...

I sit here amazed that once again God has blessed someone with the miracle that is a child.

I picture you and ET laying in bed this morning, facing each other, huge smiles on your face as it starts to sink in that you've finally done it! After two long years, you've created that dream.

My guess is you won't have sex for a few months. :)

Welcome to the club! xoxo

Ruth said...

That is amazing news, I hope this becomes a dad-to-be blog, have enjoyed reading your writing so much!!!! You must be over the moon, congratulations :)

BusyDad said...

Fuck yeah! and congrats! But now the internet has nothing to rally around.

Chelsea Lietz said...

CONGRATS! Sending prayers your way.

Sue said...

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful, and still more wonderful. The best news I've heard in a long, long time, X.

Best wishes to you and ET for a boring 36 more weeks, ending with a pink, healthy, screaming baby. So thrilled for you!!

Doodaddy said...

Congrats! Now for the hard part...

Anonymous said...

The first thing I did this morning was check here...Just the news I (and apparently EVERYONE else) was waiting to hear!
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!Love and prayers
-Connie

B said...

Fu*king marvellous, wonderful, congratulations, wow.

Nishkanu said...

Wel gefeliciteerd!!

Kind of missing the fireflies though.

D said...

Another who doesn't know you but has teared up reading your post. Congratulations and best wishes to you both.

Talanna said...

Finally!

I'm so happy for you!

Gav Reilly said...

Longtime lurker but my first comment, and I'm glad I got the chance to finally see a post like this to make it.

I couldn't be more thrilled for you. :)

Shonna said...

Congratulations, I am so happy for you both.

Aunt Becky said...

Wonderful news! Hooray!

Lea said...

Freakin' finally! Congratulations!!! So happy for you.

Shannon said...

Wow. Congratulations! Can't wait to follow you through this process! Best!

RuthWells said...

Delurking to give you and your wife a great big BOOYA!!! So happy for you.

areyoukiddingme said...

Holy Crap! How wonderful! Congratulations to you both!

Que? said...

Coooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool! brilliant fabulous fantastic amazing stellar magnificent and lots of other great words! Take care of yourselves now, and enjoy the ride! You soooo deserve it! :-))))

Heather said...

Congratulations!!

jothemama said...

Best wishes to you and ET for a boring 36 more weeks, ending with a pink, healthy, screaming baby. So thrilled for you!!

Ack! Except for the screaming. Gentle birth = no screaming baby!

Katy said...

I'm tearing up. CONGRATULATIONS, with all my heart!

Yo is Me said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

i am SO happy for you. i am SO excited. i have goosebumps and i'm all teary-eyed.

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Elaine at Matters of the Heart) said...

What a wonderful thing to read. I have been praying this day would come. I am so excited for the two of you. This post made me cry. I can not wait to see the rest of the journey unfold...

Horse Chick said...

I am so happy for you "Daddy & Mommy to be"!!!! I couldn't be happier if ya'll were my own family!! (Hey, I'm Irish, maybe we are!!)
I am sitting here at work crying and smiling and telling my co-workers all about you guys!!!!
Congratulations & Baby Blessings!!!

Mo and Will said...

wow wow wow wow WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WONDERFUL NEWS!!!!!!

Mo

RRP said...

Fuck.
Even when I knew what was coming it still made me teary to read those words.

I'm with Christa. Sleeping on it changes nothing. Not a bitter bone in my body.

Best news ever.

I told the husband. First he said, "Wait, how do you know this guy?" And then he got it.

Best news ever.

MFA Mama said...

I am SO BLOODY HAPPY FOR YOU!!! I've been lurking on your site for months, but THIS merits a comment! Congratulations to you and ET!!!

Dora said...

YAY!!!! Wonderful news!!!

Foster Mama said...

Congrats!!!!! I'm so happy for you guys!!!!!!!

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