Wednesday, December 06, 2006

One Year Ago...

...Hope came charging back into our lives, swished her tarty party skirt, clacked her fancy high heels together and said...how 'bout it?

How 'bout it indeed.

It seems incredible, miraculous, insane.



That this...



And this...


And much more of this...

could lead to this...


22 comments:

Anonymous said...

First things first: what an utterly darling poppet. I couldn't stop my face making the univerally-recognised misty-eyed expression for 'that is the sweetest thing ever'. (And, fine figure of a woman though you are, just so you know - I'm talking about the last photo).

Secondly, well yes. It is miraculous. In the real sense of the word. We saw Z when he was four cells old, and my mind staggers to comprehend the perfection of potential and design that was already in those four cells, to become its current embodiment of a gummy grinning 8-month old, to become whatever he will be in the future.

It terrifies me at times - but if that's the price then I'm happy to pay it.

Alchemilla

Tanya said...

He looks so worth it :)

Flicka said...

Ova Girl, you have lovely hands. And also a lovely son.

Thalia said...

Tricky is adorable. Totally totally worth it.

lucky #2 said...

I wish I had thought to take pics of me as a syringe logging druggie, too! Will you show adorable Tricky someday?

Trevor said...

Great idea #2(aka k#2)!

When Ava comes to me to ask how a baby gets inside mummy’s tummy I will show her a picture of Breda injecting herself and explain that the baby is inside the needle. I can then end the lecture by saying calmly ‘SO STAY AWAY FROM BOYS!!’ Brilliant.

Ova Girl – yeah, looking back I find it hard to believe we ever actually went through IVF. Seems like another life (a particularly crap other life at that). Congrats on the first year.

Dramalish said...

Isn't he perfection??

I don't have any pics of me shooting up, but I did take a picture of all the syringes, vials, and pill bottles, and pee-sticks I used during my successfull cycle.

Worth every ouch, wasn't it?
-D.

Panda said...

Ova Girl, he is absolutely divine!

Doesnt it just do your head in that a couple of little cells can end up with eyes to drown in?

LabiaLady said...

bittersweet eh?
All that pain - but what a gain!

Drew said...

Tricky is going to be a heartbreaker when he grows up, if he is not already one.

Em said...

I remember that post. I thought it was a lovely way to share your amazing news. It gave me renewed hope that good things happen. What a year it has been.

Just another Jenny said...

What a great post. The path have taken is an amazing one.

heleen said...

Oh my ooh my for one moment I thought you were already going for #2. Take it easy I wanted to say :-)

granny p said...

So did I think no 2 for a minute..

Tricky is such a doll... All those needles. Weren't you brave. And isn't he worth it..

cat said...

Crazy ain't it? Every needle was worth it.

Beautiful

frangelita said...

I am so glad that your miracle happened.
Tricky is super gorgeous.

elle said...

amazing

Urban Chick said...

oh those EYES!! he's adorabubble, OG

i must admit to hesitating a little when i first saw the photo of your 'erbs: thought you were claiming that taking crack could get you pregnant

it was the dirty spoons (and a momentary lapse of intelligence)

"squirty up the clacker": it's made it into the oxford english dictionary already, right?

it's the vernacular for u-no-wot in this here household

Mony said...

I recall reading your post a year ago.....it was so exciting. He's beautiful OG! But of course you already knew that!

Ova Girl said...

Hey Urban Chick I thought the same thing afterwards, it was the only photo I really had of the Horrid Herbs!

Lucrin plus Puregon plus Smack equals baby.... hmm not sure that's the message I want to give.

Z said...

what a beautiful outcome...so worth it, no?

mig bardsley said...

Wow!
And how brave you were to go through such un-conceptual things.
And it worked!
Wow!