Just one person's tale to tell....

I am a 35-year-old journalist who has decided there is no better way to overcome difficult times than to write--feel free to post, comment or just read along. This is my blog about the struggles I endured of trying to conceive. For all those out there who are experiencing the same difficulties--sometimes it is nice to hear that you are not alone.
"I have not failed 10000 times; I have successfully found 10000 ways that do not work." ~ Thomas Edison

Friday, August 13, 2010


I cannot believe that I am officially pregnant....4 weeks and 5 days to be exact!

Yesterday DH and I made the trek to London so that we would get our blood-work results back in the afternoon (you are allowed to do it here in Toronto but then you have to wait a few days for results)--the blood-work is at 7 am and then you have to wait ALL day to hear from them--usually around 2-3pm so we decided to take the scenic route home and drive through Aylmer to stop at some antique stores and a winery that a friend had recommended (where I sampled the amazing non alcoholic peach wine..haha--umm isn't that just bubbly peach juice!) . So while it was a great idea to keep our minds off of things, what we didn't realize is that we were COMPLETELY out of cell phone range.

We got back in the car and when we were driving I noticed I had a missed call but for the life of me I couldn't get a call out to anyone. So here we are driving in the country with me trying to get a signal on both my and DH phones...kicking myself for missing the damn call. Finally my DH's phone starts ringing and we pull over on the side of the road. We have to wait a while for the receptionist to get the nurse Kim on the line and then she is there...asking if I've had any spotting or bleeding..and I'm thinking OH NO..its a negative and she wants to know if I've had my AF.
So I respond a nervous "no?!" and she says well that's great because you are pregnant! Instantly DH and I are both crying and then I realize we are on a side road in between two corn fields--just too funny!
My beta level was 683 (anything over 100 is prego) so some of our friends and relatives are convinced its twins but we'll have to wait until u/s on Sept. 2.

After the call we drove into a sleepy town called Sparta in Elgin county---we stopped for some lemonade in this old british tea house and went shopping in the small country store where I purchased our first grey teddy--  who we named Sparta--to remember the day of our great news!!!

For all you mommas-in-waiting---I know your time will come and until then I am throwing my dust your way! XOX


  1. Words cannot express the extreme joy I feel for you both....next to getting my own confirmation of pregnancy phone call, the call from my brother was the best one I have ever received! A singleton or twins doesn't matter - what matters is that new life is on its way and I couldn't think of two more deserving parents. I am so excited to be able to share this journey with you and I CANNOT WAIT to hold my little niece or nephew (or both!) in my arms come April. Until then, grow nice and strong and healthy inside your Mama little bean... you have no idea the love that surrounds you. xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

  2. PPP: Positively Proven Pregnant!!!!! What a perfect story. I'm overwhelmed with tears of joy and excitement for both of you. Maybe I'm just a softy but I can't help it. I just knew it - April is such a lucky month. I can't even put into words what I want to say. I haven't felt this happy in ages and it's not even me. I have only known you two for a short period of time but I think that you guys deserve this so much more than words can describe. You two are such a great example for so many. Love, hard work, perseverance and a bit of luck can bring so much.

    I can't wait to see your new little one(s). Moreover I can't wait to see you pregnant, Clare. I think we'll have to take some beautiful shots at the studio here.

    683? Wow. When it's right it's right.
    Bear hugs and kisses!

  3. OMG THAT IS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Congrats - you will never forget that moment