Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Daily Prophet: 6.24.08


Can you imagine what your Patronus is?

For Harry Potter, his Patronus is a stag--his protector in times of evil and attacks from the Dementors.

I've felt the presence of Dementor's a lot over the past few weeks: they come at me in my weakest moments, and I feel them trying to suck the life out of me.

Last week, the night after transfer, I went to sit on the back porch. I absentmindedly started to watch a bluebird flying from tree to tree-and cracked a smile thinking about how the bluebird is my mom's favorite bird; she says they are good luck. So I started to talk to the bluebird (in my head, of course) and asked him to bring me good luck.

So one night last week when I felt the lowest I have felt in a long time (the Dementors were attacking) the bluebird landed on the post right in front of me, looked right at me and flew off.

My Patronus must be a bluebird.

This was me this morning:















I gave it my one last EXPECTO PATRONUM!!!!! and let it be...

My beta was 34.4, progesterone is 23 (they like it over 15)
(I'm 8dp5dt or 13 dpo)

I've of course been a bit shaky with the numbers, and I don't get a 2nd beta until Monday (chewing my cheeks!) but I will live in bliss the next 6 days, and maybe now I'll get those blasted pee sticks.

And folks, I have zero symptoms. Nada. I feel like my period could start any moment. Let's hope it doesn't.

I have been utterly blown away from the prayers and support--I cannot thank you enough. I wish I could thank each of you in person. It did feel like I had all of you in the room with me this afternoon when I found out. I would greatly appreciate if those prayers and support continued...we have a ways to go.

Oh, and just so you know...of the three, I think it's this one who made it:



Ronald Bilius "Ron" Weasley

144 comments:

  1. Yippie! I feel like jumping up and down, I'm SO excited for you!! I can't wait for the next beta! CONGRATS!

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  2. What great news! I'm so relieved you got a positive, and I can't wait for your second beta.

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  3. OMG! Yay! I'm so happy for you! Congrats!

    And you have to wait that long for the second beta? Boo hiss!

    But do go buy the pee sticks. Nothing like seeing that positive result!

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  4. I am posting while sitting in a session at my conference...
    YAY! This has made my day! Don't obsess over numbers... Just enjoy the ride! So happy for you and Mook. Weasley is our king! I'll say hi to Ed and the boys tonight.

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  5. Congrats JJ!! I'm praying so hard for you, Mook and Ron ;)!!!

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  6. Dear JJ, I am crying here for you, I am so happy.I am gald that the bunny and the blue bird brought luck! I hope the numbers keep going up, they will, they have to. Dont worry about the lack of symptoms, they will come. If you go back and read my blog you will see that I also had none, nada, until I hit the 6 weeks mark. Lyla and I are sending you a hug hug and we are doing the congratulations dance

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  7. Fantastic! I am so happy for you!!!

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  8. Oh JJ, that is just a perfect beta. I am so happy for you.

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  9. Wonderful news. Just wonderful news! It's been a long time coming!

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  10. Woo hoo! That is freakin' fantastic! I've been checking your blog constantly all day long and I just couldn't be happier for you and Mook!

    Enjoy some butterbeer and kick back until Monday.

    And by the way, when I was first pregnant I felt exactly like my period was going to start any minute.

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  11. YAY! Come on, Ron is an important member of the threesome!

    Congratulations :-)

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  12. Well hun, its been a ride hasn't it? I am so so so thrilled you have got over the big hurdle and I am wishing that it's plain sailing from here.

    Love and oink oinks to you and Mook xoxoxo

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  13. A very positive start! Live in bliss for the next six days.

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  14. YAY! I'm so happy for you!!!

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  15. YAY!!!!! I'm so so relieved to hear that your beta was positive. Sending lots of doubling vibes your way for the Weasley embie :) Congratulations, sweetheart! XOXO

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  16. I am crying, seriously.
    This is the biggest, fattest cry baby day I have had in a REALLY LONG TIME.
    I am sending you so much love and prayer, it should be illegal.
    *hugs*

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  17. OH MY GOD I FEEL LIKE I'M GOING TO PUKE!!!! With excitement, of course. Jeez, I'm all misted up and and all covered in goose bumps.

    I'M SO FRICKEN HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!!!

    This is just the best news! I've been checking your blog madly today with nervous apprehension.

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!! WOOOOOHOOOOOO!!!!!!

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  18. I'm sooo freakin' happy for you!! Congrats :)

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  19. Hallelujah!! You my friend, are the fourth of the four of my favorite people to get BFP these past 2 days and I could not be happier. I'm still praying for you. Mook and Ron!

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  20. Holy crap! JJ!! AHHHHHH! I would jump up and down but I think I'd break the heels off my cute shoes! So I'm sitting here beaming for you! And my heart is freaking out AGAIN over all the good news!! Congratulations! Great big hugs!

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  21. Yay!! So happy for you. Will continue to send many happy thoughts your way. Hope the wait for the next beta goes by quickly.

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  22. Oh, and don't feel bad, I don't have any symptoms either, just a tiny bit sore woobies, and on and off AF-is-coming cramps. :)

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  23. Thats GREAT news. Heres hoping you have a nice huge number on Monday. Go Ron Go!

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  24. Fabulous! I'm so thrilled for you and Mook. And of course, little Ron Weasley.

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  25. WOOT! HURRAH!!!!!

    I can't wait for your second beta!!!!!!!!!!!

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  26. Yipeeeeee!!! Praying that your beta keeps rising and that little one is digging in for 8.5 more months!!! Yeah - we are hearing so much good news in the blogosphere lately! Yeah!!!

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  27. Wonderful news! I am so very excited for you. And don't worry about the symptoms, I didn't have any for the longest time.

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  28. I'm soooooooo excited! I have been anxiously waiting for your update! Yay!!! Go and pee on some sticks!

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  29. Fabulous news!!!

    Waiting that long till the next beta? AWFUL! But try to enjoy it and don't obsess! Things look good so far!

    When I was first pg with Ethan I thought it was bad news. I had a temp DROP, cramps out the EARS, and tested to just get it over with. But I was pregnant, and in a lasting way.

    Oh, this is great news!! I'll be thinking of you guys and praying!

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  30. A huge congrats!!! I'm sure Monday feels like its decades away right now. Don't worry about the lack of symptoms though. The cycle where I got my BFP had to be my most symptom-free cycle ever. Go figure.

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  31. Wonderful, Wonderful, Wonderful!! :-)

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  32. What fabulous news! Could not be more happy for you!!!

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  33. Yeah!!!!!!! I'm SO excited for you!!!! I can't express how happy I am right now! Tears of joy!

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  34. YEAH!!! I will add my patronus -the monkey- to yours for an even stronger EXPECTO PATRONUS!

    (I have seriously been checking every 5 minutes for your update)

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  35. Yay yay yay JJ and mook!!!
    Go poa some sticks! It'll be a long 6 days, but try and hold back on your cheeks. Positive thoughts, and prayers for you and you LO(s) that made it.

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  36. So so so so so happy for you!!

    I'm sure you're on cloud nine right now. Enjoy it!! :)

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  37. Oh, JJ! I teared up as I read those numbers. I'm so incredibly happy for you!

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  38. Oh, GOSH! So happy to hear this news!!

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  39. HUH? WAHHHHHH???? PREGNANT????

    Yahoo!!!!!!!! YAY! JJ is on her way!

    Between you and Jen, Redbook is gonna have to update their series!

    Congratulations!!

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  40. Woo hoo! I yelled Yeah outloud at work when I read it! I'm so happy for you and your story gives me hope! Thanks so much!!

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  41. OMG!!!!! YAY!!!!

    I'm so completely THRILLED for you! Beside myself! Wow!

    I mean, I know we have to wait for the second beta, and the heartbeat and the next thing, and the next and the next, but for now? WOW! You did it! Go, Ron, Go!!!

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  42. Hooray!!!! Go Gryffindor! Totally awesome!!

    Let's make Redbook have to get some new bloggers.

    Plus, don't worry about the symptoms. I still have no symptoms. The only thing I ever had was tiredness and that is so subjective.

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  43. I have had the most stressful day, but reading that just made me VERY HAPPY!!!! Here's to beta numbers going up and up and up!!

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  44. Wonderful news!! I was so scared to click on the link when I saw you'd updated...so glad it was good news!! Don't worry about the lack of symptoms...some of us take a little while to get there.

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  45. Can't wait for the second beta!! Jumping up and down!!!

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  46. Congratulations! The blogs are loaded with good news today. I am thrilled that you are one of them.
    I am doing a happy dance!!

    Know that you will continue to be in my prayers.

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  47. That is so flippin' wonderful. I could just hug you! Give Mook a fist bump for me, too!
    AHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!

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  48. Oh yeah!!! I've been thinking about you tons. I'm so excited for you!!!

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  49. Woohoo, I can't believe it!!!! Congrats!

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  50. Yay! Congrats JJ and Mook!

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  51. WONDERFUL!!! Congratulations and hoping for a super high second beta...

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  52. This news has a HUGE smile on my face!!! Wonderful, JJ, really wonderful!!

    :)

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  53. oh jj and mook, what wonderful news! I am so very happy for you. now grow ron grow!

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  54. Good for you!!!!!!

    My dh is thinking I'm crazy because I started laughing when I read your post.

    We are keeping our fingers and toes crossed. And praying.

    And I know I'm not you, but when my progesterone levels were that high, I had a beautiful baby boy.

    Keep the faith.

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  55. AAAAaaaaa!!!!! I couldn't check the blogs all day because I've been so busy with people hovering all around me! CONGRATULATIONS! I am so happy for you! This is the best news!!!!!!

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  56. Yes! Waiting on pins and needles until Monday.

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  57. Yay!!!!
    What fabulous news.
    Will look forward to more good news on Monday!

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  58. WOOHOO - sooo excited for you and Mook.

    As I was thinking about when you had those embies transfered.... just as long as if it's a girl you do NOT name her Hermione (like a friend of mine did... eek)


    I am sooo freaking excited.

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  59. Hot damn! I am so excited. I will continue to pray and hold out hope for you guys. May this be the answers to all those prayers.

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  60. How absolutely wonderful! Congratulations!

    Stay away from the Fire Whiskey now and make sure the baby has lots of gillyweed!

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  61. Oh my gosh! I am a longtime lurker so very, very happy for you!

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  62. Yahoooo!!! That is wonderful news!! I'm sitting here crying tears of happiness for you and Mook!! Gryffindor rules!!!

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  63. Congrats, sweetie! Will keep holding your hand for the next 6 days so I apologize now if my palms get too sweaty.
    xoxo

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  64. I'm holding you in my hand and my heart. Congratulations, sweet JJ. Serious congrats are in order.

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  65. Yay! Here's hoping for a fabo second beta and only good news from here on out!

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  66. Ron was always my favorite :-)
    Wonderful, awesome, fantabulous news!

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  67. What great news!! OMG! This is so exciting! What a relief!!! xoxo

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  68. I'm absolutely thrilled for you and will be holding good thoughts for that second beta.

    And just so you know, the month it worked for me, I felt exactly like my period was coming. Exactly.

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  69. Great great great!! Congrats JJ! Congrats Mook! I am SO happy for you guys!!

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  70. I just knew it, JJ!! I dreamt it! (Just call me the Oracle).

    Oh my goodness, I'm so thrilled and happy for you. Truly, ruly.

    xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox

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  71. Oh Thank God!!!! I am so happy for you and Mook!!! Good luck, and enjoy this new road...

    Hugs,
    Rebel

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  72. Congrats JJ.

    Hope the next beta is doubling nicely.

    fwiw, I never had any symptoms...

    J

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  73. I've been doing a lot of this - AAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this morning!!!!

    Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  74. Congrats girl, this is excellent news. Here's to a much higher 2nd beta. YAY!

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  75. OMFGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG YAYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  76. Whooohooo! Let the good news keep on comin'!

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  77. in tears of joy over this most wonderful news from you.

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  78. Goose bumps here, too! I had some serious butterflies for you when I started to read your post.

    Congratulations!

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  79. So happy for you. Can't wait to hear about your second beta! (How am i supposed to wait 6 whole days? Sheesh!!) ;)

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  80. YES!!! I'm sorry I am so late on this-crazy day! I told you I had a good feeling about this one. Much, much love to you and Mook and hopefully we can get together again and I can see how cute you look pregnant!!

    Oh, I didn't get symptoms for man, many weeks.

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  81. YAY!!!!!!! I AM SO EXCITED FOR YOU!!!!!! HOORAY!!!!!

    Great Patronus, too! ;-)

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  82. There aren't appropriate words to express how happy I am for you guys. I think I cried harder at your good beta news than I did my own.

    I will continue my feverish praying that the next 8 months are blissfully uneventful. CONGRATULATIONS!!

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  83. Hurrah! I want to see excellent numbers next!

    Bea

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  84. Great news!!! Congrats and I can't wait to see your next beta!!

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  85. Oh god I can't stop the happy tears. I can't even express how happy I was to read this. CONGRATS JJ & MOOK!

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  86. Congrats JJ and Mook! That is such great news!

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  87. That is a seriously decent beta!
    I am so, so happy for you and Mook.
    Hooray!!

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  88. Woooo hooo JJ!!! BTW we have nicknames my husband family the Weasley's .. We call E Ron!

    Oh this is great great great news JJ

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  89. Woot!!!!! Congratulations! I can't wait to hear the next beta!

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  90. Oh JJ, congratulations!!!

    For what it's worth, when I was newly pregnant I felt like I was on the verge of AF for 4 days - and the results are lying next to me, sleeping, as I type!

    Woot!

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  91. I'm so happy for you! I had AF like cramps for the better part of my first trimester. It drove me nuts, but it's just your uterus expanding.

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  92. Congrats! Cannot wait to hear about you next beta! I think my Patronus would be a tiger. I have always loved them and they ust make me smile. Tigger too!

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  93. Oh my gosh JJ, I'm sitting here with tears of joy streaming down my face. I'm so happy for you and Mook, like I said yesterday - it's your turn now!

    I'm sure that your numbers will go up and up and up because we're all still praying!

    Big big hugs my friend xxx

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  94. Words cannot express how happy I am for you! I was thinking about you all day and constantly checking your blog for the results. I will continue to pray that the numbers go up and that all will be well.

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  95. I just had the best feeling about you today. Everything I touched turned to crap, but I just knew in my heart of hearts it was going to be positive. I'm sitting here with tears streaming down my face with such happiness for you. I'm so happy that lil Ron made it. Stop chewing your cheeks and revel in the awesomeness of at least the next 6 days, you so deserve it. I just got off the phone with Angel, I shared the news with him. We have both been rooting for you. It gives me hope that this second IVF could work for me. God Bless You, JJ AND MOOK! Thank you so much for sharing your special news with us all.

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  96. WHOOO HOOOO! JJ I am so excited I could burst!!! Yay yay yay yay yay!!!! Increase beta increase!!!!

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  97. Congrats JJ. I am so happy for you. I also had a positve first beta on Tuesday. I will be thinking of you and your second!

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  98. Congrats!!!!!!! I'm impatient for you next beta!

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  99. What wonderful, exciting, fabulous news!!! Congratulations!!!

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  100. Yeah for Ron!! I am so happy for you! I can't wait to hear your second beta and you are in my prayers for a nice strong rise!

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  101. OMG, I bet Mook is jumping out of his skin with excitement and pride since he was in charge this cycle!!!

    I'm SO thrilled for you both and I have everything crossed for a normal, uneventful, healthy pregnancy! But one step at a time, here's to a great second beta.

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  102. I have no idea how I missed this on yesterday's L&F, but what wonderfully great news to wake up to this morning! I'm sending up tons of prayers Ron behaves! I am so happy for you and Mook!

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  103. I have tears in my eyes! Congrats, and I'll be thinking of you on Monday. High progesterone is a good thing!

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  104. YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That's just brilliant hon!

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  105. Oh JJ! I could not be more thrilled for you! From the bottom of my heart CONGRATULATIONS!!!

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  106. JJ, I am ecstatic to learn the news of your long awaited BFP! I am sending you lots of prayers and sticky vibes, you give me hope!

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  107. Oh I am SOOOOOOOOOO excited for you...that is wonderful!!! I see a bluebird-themed nursery in the future!!!
    Continued prayers for continued high beta number!!!
    And, yes, I agree to go get that pee stick!!! Even after I heard my beta, nothing made it more real than seeing those two lines FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Yipee for you guys!!!

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  108. This is absolutely great news! I am so happy for you and Mook.

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  109. Holy cow!!!!! This is the best, best, best news I've heard in MONTHS!!! I could not be happier for you!!!

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  110. woo fricking hoo!!!! huge congrats!

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  111. Congrats JJ! I'm hoping with you for more bluebirds and big numbers on Monday!

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  112. oh my GGGGGAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!! i am BEYOND excited!!!!!!!!!!!! believe me, i remember well that congratulations feel a bit premature, but this is the first step, and it deserves to be congratulated!!! WOOOOOOOOOHOOOO!!!

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  113. I am over the moon for you!!!!

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  114. Oh JJ, I am SO SO happy for you! I am hoping and praying for beautifully doubling numbers!

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  115. Oh my gosh... this is it!!! I'm so excited for you. I'm keeping all the good thoughts and prayers coming your way!

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  116. Congratulations! That is wonderful news! I am very happy for you!!! =)

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  117. Ah, but feeling like your period could start any moment is EXACTLY the symptom I had with our boy!!! I was sure something was wrong because of how much it felt like a period.

    I am sooooooo terribly excited for you. I can't imagine how completely excited you are. I hope this proves to be the answer to all of your prayers.

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  118. Grow, baby, grow!

    I TOLD you those birds were a sign! :)

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  119. I'm completely clueless about the Harry Potter references (haven't read books nor seen movies) but I did understand one thing: BETA 33.4!!! Congratulations!!!

    I never got a second beta, so I actually had to wait for almost 2 weeks to get the first ultrasound afterwards to know that it might be real. I'm very very happy for you and Mook.

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  120. Jesus Christ you have a ton of comments. Anyway - you know I adore you and am hoping for all the best!!!

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  121. YAY! I am so excited for you JJ!!!! I'm keeping everything crossed and holding my breath until Monday!!! HUGS!

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  122. CHOKE! CHOKE! SPLUTTER! SPLUTTER!, HOLY ******* ******* ****!

    I'm all choked up for the moment, as you can probably tell, I'll be back for the next beta results...

    :) XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  123. Because I am a giant emotional dork, I started crying for you again this morning as I updated my bloglines and moved you to the BFP section. This is just so, so wonderful.

    Did you get those pee sticks? Let's see some pictures!! (You know what a junkie I am.) I will do my little happy dance for you every single day until Monday's results are in when I jump up and down like a raving loon, whooping for joy. :-) :-) :-) :-)

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  124. congrats!!! that is great great news :)

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  125. hoping this is it for you and mook. fingers crossed that Monday's follow-up beta is fantastic.

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  126. YAY!

    Numbers sound excellent to me!

    Celebrating with you, friend!

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  127. I am here for you sister! I know it is a hard wait, for me it is only really bad after they draw the blood, otherwise I am ok. Let's enjoy our first weekend pregnant (look at me jumping early on a weekend!).

    I'll be stopping by to give you good vibes. ((((good beta vibes))))

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  128. Not sure if you are ready for the "C" word yet - so I will wait and pray for your next BETA xoxo

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  129. Congrats! That's just wonderful wonderful news!

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  130. Congratulations! And now I'll be trying to figure out what I think my patronus would be. Can't wait to see your second beta results.

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