One of my dearest friends has been trying to get pregnant like... forever. For whatever reason, it just hasn't happened for her.
I want NOTHING ELSE in this world for her to be pregnant. Last week, she went through her umpteenth round of IVF (using a new 'protocol' this time, however). Her pregnancy test is today.
I've been waiting by the phone. Waiting. W A I T I N G.
I'm so afraid that no news is bad news.
Here are the various ways I have thought about asking (via SMS):
"Hey -- want to get together this week for a drink? or would you prefer tea?"
"Thinking about going surfing, scuba diving, skiing or rock climbing (and other dangerous sports) in a few months, wanna come along?"
"What kind of cheese should I bring over later: brie or cheddar?"
"Why did the chicken cross the road? I don't know either." (Are you pregnant or not??)
Please be pregnant. It's just not fair that some people have to work this hard at it.
Not fair at all.
Baby O was born today at 3:37pm, healthy and happy. We couldn't be more thrilled!!!