Tuesday, 24 June 2008

I walk the Line

The theme/prompt this week is HEADS - Line

The first thing that came to mind was actually the second line ...on a pregnancy test.

I can still remember the day I got my first and second pink line that indicated I was pregnant after 12 years of infertility.

I didn't know how it all would end but still it was a moment of glory I will always remember. The months of negative tests still linger in my memory. Peeing on a stick is such a funny way to find out if you pregnant or not (then it isn't so funny).

Though blood tests are more civilised often we just can't wait in line for our turn with the phlebotomist's needle. Some just take the word of the almighty line on a pee sick -the lucky ones who have no doubt.

It is this elusive LINE that so many couples (or women) chase or (occasionally wish away in the case of unplanned teenage pregnancies unless they have other ideas -like a pregnancy pact).

The blogosphere has many stories of couples trying to conceive some using natural methods and others assisted conception . Our sanity happiness hinges more often than not on this LINE. It is often the first line indicator of success or disappointment.

Until you have been there and walked that LINE , month after month of disappointment, you don't know how much those little two lines mean. Shattering sadness or joyous jubilation. Like C & her hubby last week

I still remember the day I saw those two pink lines again.

It 'rocked' my world. I was finally pregnant on my second IVF cycle ... I had saved the 3rd pee stick (from Charlotte's box of 3 tests). I didn't believe it so I used another. ... in less than a week my little babies will be two.

Tonight I read of an Aussie grandmother @ 46 who conceived natural identical boy triplets - one in ten million chance - now that's incredible and what a blessing.

To those who are still struggling to achieve that LINE I wish you strength, hope and resilience and it is my prayer that you bring your dream to life.

I like this song ...had to share it.

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baby~amore' said...

this will see who is paying attention LOL.

Jenn said...

Oh my gosh, when I first pulled this up and saw the picture of the pregnancy test I thought this was going to be an announcement! That's incredible about the grandmother and the triplets, wow!

Xbox4NappyRash said...

I nearly fell over!

Skittles said...

Those tests weren't available back when I was in my child-bearing years.. so never had to pee on one :P

Because you're mine.. I walk the line.. :)

Robyn Jones said...

The trips are a pretty incredible story...also it is an odd feeling to have children and grand childrean at the same time...My oldest daughter and I had our sons withing three months of each other, and now we will be having our daughters within a month of each other....LOL!

Alison said...

I think that second pink line is possibly the best kind of line there is! Even if peeing on a stick is a little, er, odd. lol
Sweet post :)

baby~amore' said...

@ Jenn: LOL I knew it would cause a stir - at least I know you were paying attention.

@ xbox - do you mean over the line or because of the LINE on the image !

@Barb : I love this song. I loved the movie too.

@Robyn : yes I thought of you too - it's great your children will be little buddies. A friend of mine has 4 months difference between her son and her little brother. I am same age as her mum.

@Alison: I agree 110%.It was one line I thought I'd never see.

Suze said...

Amazing how so much rests on a tiny pink line, isn't it? I remeber both my 'lines' and the excitement.
I can't imaging being a mother to triplets at all, let alone @ 46!

Jayne said...

Crikey I almost started crocheting a bunny rug for you then LOL !

Jean at Penny Lane said...

Very nice post and glad everything turned out so well for you!

Amazing about the Grandma with triplets. I hope she is happy and thrilled. They will keep her young.

baby~amore' said...

@ Suze : gosh neither can I and identical boys at that -she is going to need everything and then some once they become toddlers and then Teens ;) -poor women will at least have a walking stick to hit them over the head. ... now where did I leave mine.

@Jayne: I totally did not think till I put the image up ...then had to edit it LOL.

@Jean: thank you for your kind words ...the trips might age her at least 10 years in 2 years time. I have aged myself in the last week.

Cathy said...

great post! I thank God for my blessings and pray for those who are still waiting to see that much longed for pink line ...

Anonymous said...

You're right, it's quite strange that our fates all rest on simple little chemical lines. So much joy and sorrow comes in a box.

Janine said...

Great story. I became addicted to those sticks. Peed on way too many of them in my time.

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