All the Sun For You

A mom, two boys, a husband, and a whole lot of adventure!

Lucky Day


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.

Author: Courtney

Hi, there, I’m Courtney. I never planned to stay home with my kids, but I got sucked into motherhood when my first baby came into our lives after years of infertility and multiple rounds of IVF. His brother followed closely behind, something we didn’t plan on after having such a rough road with achieving parenthood the first time around. My boys are IVF cycle twins, conceived on the same day but born two years and one day apart (they were both transferred on the same day in October, but with two years between them). My boys are the best of friends and my husband is a terrific husband, father, and most importantly… friend. He fully supported my desire to stay home (“I just wanted it to be your idea and not mine, I totally want you to stay home and raise our kids!”) and encourages me in everything I do. I am a lover of projects, spreadsheets, fitness, healthy cooking and eating, crafts, selling my stuff on FB (HA!), and the outdoors. If I’m active, I’m pretty darn happy!

30 thoughts on “Lucky Day

  1. I’m LOVING the dark pink lines!! And the story behind it really is amazing. 10/12 is definitely your family’s day!

  2. WOOHOO!!! Congrats, Courtney!! So happy for you – and for the peaceful feeling. 🙂

  3. I love this! I agree 10/12 is a lucky day for sure. So excited for your family!

  4. Wow, it is your lucky day!!!!!! Congrats!!! What a wonderful story!

    And I am glad you are enjoying it. That is one thing I wished I had done more of during my pregnancy, but I was terrified.

    • I think we all wish we’d enjoyed our first pregnancies more. It’s so hard to not be freaked out after the long, lonely road to get there. I’m so glad that things feel different this time!

  5. I am SOOOOOO happy for you! I had that peaceful feeling with Mira. It didn’t stop me from being anxious, but it’s so good to feel good about it. So happy for you!

  6. I think this is definitely your lucky day/month/week, whatever 🙂 I’m glad I’m not the only one who saved her pee sticks from more than a year ago….let alone 2 😉 I hope things continue to progress smoothly for you!

    • I will keep those pee sticks forever! I throw out all the subsequent ones, but I keep the first one that told us we were having a baby. I can’t imagine throwing it away.

      Thank you!

  7. SO cool that it’s exactly 2 years to the day that you are in these pregnancies. Handy for your maternity clothes to match the seasons as well! 😉

    Also, so glad to hear I’m not the only one who carried her FRER around with her in her purse! LOL

    • That was one of my first thoughts! I just told B tonight at dinner that I’m ready to pull out those sweaters. I LOVE them!

      It took everything in me not to take my pee stick collection to lunch the other day to show my friends. They’ve both done IVF and would have totally understood (the one asks me to send daily photos of them).

  8. It’s a great day! I believe on the power of my Nana! 🙂

    I’m so, so thrilled girl. Like, whoa.

  9. That is SO cool they’ll be exactly 2 years apart. It truly is your lucky day! I’m so so happy for you. I can’t wait to hear how things progress. 🙂

  10. What an amazing story you’ll be able to tell you kiddos one day. So excited for you!

  11. Wow: congratulations!!! So excited for you 🙂

  12. 😀
    I’m so happy for you! OMG…I’m such a sap…I shed a few tears when I read this post.

  13. This is so cool that they’re exactly 2 years apart! How special! I feel the same with this pregnancy – MUCH calmer. Hope it continues for both of us!

  14. Ha, same due date! One of my old students had a baby sister due on her birthday. They ended up with close, but different, birthdays 🙂

    Congratulations again! So, so overjoyed for you 😀

  15. Congrats to you! What a lovely post.

    p.s. Nice to hear that I wasn’t the only one who carried positive sticks around. My husband thought I had finally lost it. 🙂

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