Two years ago today, we found out that Matthew was on the way. I woke up early and literally jumped out of bed to use the bathroom – not because I really had to go – but because it was 7dp5dt.
I got my second pink line.
It wasn’t my first BFP – we’d had the empty sac the cycle just before and I’d tested with that “pregnancy” since 5dp5dt (first BFN, the BFP at 7dp5dt). But this one felt different – it felt like it was “the one.”
And it was.
Today – I am 7dp5dt with this pregnancy. If you haven’t been following for too long, you may not know that this pregnancy was transferred on the exact same day as Matthew – 10/12. My children are exactly 2 years apart.* I have the same due date with this one as I did with Matthew (06/30). This used to bother me, but many of you at the time of finding this out reminded me that it could be good luck – that 10/12 is our day. I believe you all now. I believe 10/12 is the D family’s lucky day!
This time around feels different. I’m not nervous for the beta, I’m not freaking out when my HPT is just slightly darker than the morning (or night) before. I POAS, gaze at it for a bit, line it up just perfectly with the rest, smile, and leave the room.** I only return to look at them a few times a day. With Matthew, I carried the sticks with me (I even put it in my purse and took it to work with me = CRAZY). I would have slept with them if B would have let me (or rather, if I hadn’t feared he’d think I was nuts – I never did tell him I wanted to sleep with them).
This time is just more peaceful. I am loving it.
This morning, I jumped out of bed to use the bathroom – not because it was 7dp5dt – but because I really had to go 😉
* Matthew was breech so I had a scheduled c-section. Because of that, we will most definitely schedule this next one for a few days after Matthew’s birthday so that each child has their own day.
** I have updated my IVF/FET timeline with a progression photo of the HPT’s, if you care.