Sunday, January 08, 2006

Outed

Oh look I couldn't help it, alright?

We've told our families about it and the few very close friends who knew we were shooting up guineapig gonad juice or whatever the hell that stuff is in an effort to fall pregnant. We generally talk about it in hushed and sensible voices and the phrases "still early days" and "all being well" are scattered freely throughout the conversation. It's the sensible way of doing it but frankly it's not very satisfying.

But then last night we were out at the Robert Lepage show and maybe it was the unsettling puppetry or the soothing air of intimacy he created but afterwards we were chatting to some Not As Close Friends, one of whom has been through IVF and another who frequented the Chinese Fertility Goddess (and both of whom have 2 beautiful kids apiece) and we were talking about What We'd Been Up To Recently and finally I couldn't stand it anymore and I dragged the CFG recipient off to one side and said: ok, I do have some other news.

She looked at me. You're having a baby, she said.
No, I said. We're having two.
Oh my god, she said. Oh my fucking god. I am so Fucking Happy for you.

And then we did a little skipping hugging dance right in front of the theatre.

And it was deeply deeply satisfying.

34 comments:

Van Dino said...

So glad you've finally come out! And that it's a joyous release for you. Enjoy spreading the news and be ready for many congrats to come.

sbs said...

wonderful wonderful!

Lindy said...

Hooray for the satisfying outing! Glad to hear from you, too.

mig bardsley said...

Got to beware of those sensible cautious people. Don't let them get you down!
Go for joy and satisfaction every time.
xxx

Spanglish said...

by ALL means dance your joy!! and SING it, too... you deserve to be happy. During my first pregnancy I felt like telling strangers in the grocery line. Let your heart dictate your decisions about things like this.

Congratulations!! xox

cat said...

Fabulous! You deserve every joyful skipping moment. May you be blessed with a million more.

Lut C. said...

One of those precious moments we dream of since starting TTC. By all means, enjoy!

Rod said...

This is truly the best news I have heard in ages. I am so chuffed I may even start posting again! I'm going with the runt. Much love.

Lin said...

okay, I must confess. I told a bunch of people in Topanga Canyon that you are preggers. I know I shouldn't have. I know I didn't have your permission. But now that you've outed yourself, I figure I can come clean!

How are you feeling??? Tired?

LabiaLady said...

Yay for you! Happy dances all round.

mm said...

Yay! Keep dancing.

Urban Chick said...

phew

i'd been feeling guilty 'cause i had told my parents, husband and a whole bunch of my friends your news

UC

fisher queen said...

I am so glad you are enjoying this! You deserve to!

thalia said...

I guess coming out of the closet is pretty much always a good thing! Well done.

Calliope said...

Yay!
Hurrah for spontaneous dancing & celebrating. I always prefer good news to be heralded by trumpets...maybe you could incorporate that for your next 'outing'

Kyahgirl said...

I'm so happy you've come out! Hopping up and down is perfectly acceptable.

Em said...

Coming out is a great feeling!

heleen said...

Yeah, that's my style too. Helped by looking 5 months pregnant because of OHHS I've told everybody since day 14 that I was pregnant, and from some days after that there are two in there. Why not?! You are!!

Manuela said...

Bloody well done!!! Good for you!!! Skipping is SO underrated.

Z said...

telling the world DOES feel wonderful! CONGRATS!

shlinki said...

big hugs to all four of you! happy dances all round. yay! xoxox

Kim said...

That's awesome. :)

elle said...

YEA! It's so wonderful to be able to share your joy - it makes it bigger. So happy for you!!!!!

Vacant Uterus said...

Yay for the Happy Dance! I'm so glad you finally get to do it.

Mellie said...

Please, go on and celebrate. When there's good news to share we shouldn't hesitate - it makes the world happier for the rest of us.

Urban Chick said...

p.s. you know you are a finalist in the best of blogs about infertility/adoption??

looky here: http://www.thebestofblogs.com/2006/01/10/the-rabbits-alive/

voting starts soon, i think...


UC

Ova Girl said...

Oh good lord! I'm dumbfounded!

mig bardsley said...

Ooh, we have to all go over there and vote at once!!
Fantastic...but not as fantastic as the actual thing of being pregnant. I told loads of people but all my friends don't blog so they didn't really get it.

April said...

Yes and yes and yes.

pixi said...

I'm so glad that you got to have that little moment. You really deserve it.

Juliabohemian said...

I'm so glad for you. I hope you enjoy every minute of your pregnancy. Write more letters to the unborn children so you can they can read them when they are older.

Patry Francis said...

Oh God, now I have tears in my eyes, and I'm ready to do my own little happy dance for you, Ova, who I've never met, but who I know just the same, and for your two little twinkling stars.

Many congratulations!!

Urban Chick said...

my last comment on this post, but had to drop by again to say that voting has now begun (as i mentioned above, legsup is a finalist in the blogs about infertility/adoption in the best of blogs awards)

link below:
http://www.thebestofblogs.com/vote-here/

jc_people said...

Darling, never let those doubts get to you. Anyone who has ever read your blog has been waiting for this very thing to happen. We want you to be pregnant!!! We've been crossing our fingers and saying our prayers with you! Now you must simply begin the journey of your pregnancy with us in tow. We are all looking forward to the amazing discoveries awaiting you, both in pregnancy and in motherhood. Congratulations, kiddo!! You made it!!!