Monday, June 30, 2008

The OWL Exam


I'm bursting with pride: Ron passed his OWL exam! Those of you who have read the series, know that Ron is not the brightest of the bunch--he's usually begging Hermione for help. But guess, what? He did it all on his own this time.

His test score (a.k.a. my beta results): 539

I was coaching him to get at least a 280--really essential for a viable embryo at 19 dpo. So when I heard "Everything looks great!" I was expecting right around the 280-290 ballpark. Ron, honey: you hit a home run. Thank the Lord! With the number we got, that's a doubling time of 1.51 days.

I am well aware how precious each day is. We have a ways to go yet, but I promised myself (and Mook) if we got good results today, that I would REST from worry until our next step: 1st ultrasound will be July 14th.

You all humble me with the comments and e-mails you have sent our way; I won't ever be able to thank you enough. Please know that each thought, prayer and good vibe means the world to us. You have calmed me in my shakiest moments, and brought light out in the dark.

::thank you::

140 comments:

  1. Hoorah! Yay for Ron! I am sooo happy for you!

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  2. I've been waiting!! So glad to hear such great news!!! Congrats again to you and Mook :)

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  3. I've been waiting and I'm new to your blog--obviously you have TONS of support here and don't need one more supporter, but yet here I am--SO HAPPY FOR YOU! We're embarking on our fourth and final IVF soon so thanks for the hope!

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  4. OMG!
    I am so excited!! Been dying for your update today!!!!!!!
    *hugs*

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  5. Oh yes yes yes! I've been waiting all day! :) Holy crap, you're pregnant! :) So freaking excited for you and Mook. Big hugs!

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  6. Congratulation!
    So glad to see the numbers doing as they should.

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  7. GO RON! I'm so proud of you! I KNEW you could do it!

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  8. Wonderful news! Already baby is an overachiever. :)

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  9. That's a beautiful number!!!

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  10. I have no words to say how happy I am for you... HUGS! I think that it is no coincidence; the bunny does bring fertility luck. I look forward to have you passing it on to another friend once your baby is born

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  11. woo Hoo! I have been waiting and doing time zone math(still in cali) to see if it was an appropriate time to be waiting. Congratulations and I am so excited for you. Will still be praying.

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  12. Congrats that is great news!

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  13. Weasley is most definitely our king!

    I wore my Gryffindor shirt today specifically for you - so happy to see this news! Now, just sit back, relax and try your darndest to enjoy this ride!!!

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  14. Yey! You just needed to believe. I will be keeping you in my thoughts.

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  15. Congrats!!!! UI'm so happy for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  16. I have been waiting on this post. That is wonderful news! Congrats!

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  17. Hooray for Ron! His "Score" is fantastic!

    Congrats again to you guys!

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  18. Congrats on the great number. I hope everything continues to go smoothly!

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  19. Hooray!!!! I've been waiting all day for the update. So happy for you.

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  20. YEAH!!! I'm so glad you got good results. Big hugs and kisses to you!

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  21. AMAZING numbers!! I am beyond excited for you, Mook, and Ron. Try to enjoy every minute

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  22. JJ I am so exited for you!!!! Thats an awesome number! Wooohooo!!!

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  23. YAY!!!!

    That's wonderful news!! Keep it up in there Ron!!!

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  24. YAY!!!!! That's fantastic news JJ! Congrats to such a deserving couple!

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  25. GOOOOOOO RON!!!!

    What a wonderful number!
    I'm so happy...I hope and pray that you have a wonderfully healthy and happy nine months ahead.

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  26. Congratulations, sweetie! He really hit it out of the park.

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  27. i have been waiting for this post! I am very happy for you both! Great Beta numbers! Go Ron!!!

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  28. Awesome news!
    So happy for you!

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  29. Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!! So happy for you and Mook.

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  30. Terrific! What a great number!!

    I think I said this before, but I'm a nervous wreck every time I see that you've updated...and so happy for everything I've seen lately!!

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  31. Congratulations! You need to celebrate BIG TIME. I've been checking in on you all day and I am so glad you posted! Thanks for sharing your awesome news with us - now go have a good time with your husband who knocked you up (even iwth IVF its a nice thing to be able to say to a man with MFI)!

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  32. Great #, JJ! Way to go, Ron...can't wait for your pictures...

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  33. Hooray! I have been wondering all day! That is terrific news.

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  34. woo hoo!
    FANTASTIC beta, sweetie.
    Well done & congrats to you & Mook.

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  35. Woohooo - This is more great news!

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  36. That is fantastic! Ron, you always were my favorite.

    Congratulations! Good to hear that you plan to enjoy this. Really. Soak it up.

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  37. Wonderful news, JJ! So thrilled for you and Mook. Well done, Ron!

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  38. HOORAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! JJ this is amazing news! Yippee for the three of you! So glad you posted have been wondering like crazy!

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  39. Ron knocked the Quaffle through the hoop! I'm sending up lots of prayers and positive thoughts that he wins the game at delivery when he catches the Golden Snitch!

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  40. Ron is a good and loyal friend. He will be around a long time.

    Congrats on a great second beta!!!

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  41. Fantastic! I hope Ron's desire to impress Fleur Delacour leads to a spectacular Bastille Day show on July 14!

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  42. oh wow!!! congratulations, what great news!

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  43. I know I said this to you privately, but I am SO excited for you two.

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  44. Fantastic news! So happy for you!!!

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  45. OMG i fall behind on my blog reading and this is what happens!
    sqeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! i am so excited. those numbers are great. i was freaked in the beg. too. what i ran thru my head everytime a negative thought came in "i will have a healthy baby." over and over.
    CONGRATS.

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  46. WAHOO!!!! Congratulations! This is te best news!

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  47. Again, this is the best news. SO happy for you and Mook.

    I made the same vow - to drop the worry unless it's really warrented and it's made things much more enjoyable. Hope you're able to enjoy as well.

    xo

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  48. I am SOOOOOOOOOOO happy for you and Mook. Nothing but good thoughts coming your way!

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  49. That is the best news I have heard all day!!! Way to go, Ron!!!
    And a huge hug and congrats to mommy & daddy!!!

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  50. YAY! I knew it! I am SO glad to hear this, JJ. I am SO happy for you!!!

    HUGS!

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  51. congrats, JJ. I am sure you are uber relieved. miss chatting with you.

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  52. Delurking to say congratulations with a big smile from Michigan.
    Janice

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  53. Thank you God!! woot!!! Go Ron!!:-) I'm so SO happy for you right now i could scream out loud! I could hardly wait to read your blog today to see the results. Wonderful wonderful wonderful beta. July 14th will be a great day...July's a good mth...not that i would be partial to it (ok, it's my bday mth, but still).

    Congratulations, JJ. And Mook too.

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  54. JJ! Congrats to you and mook! I am so overwhelmed with excitement for you! I wish you the very best and you will be in my prayers. Congrats on the awesome beta results! Your ultrasound is on my birthday, so I will be sure to say a birthday wish for you and send lots of luck your way! I wish I could give you a hug! You have no idea how happy I am for you!

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  55. YAY! Maybe instead of Ron it's a smart Hermoine!

    Big hugs to you and Mook!

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  56. SO EFFIN AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  57. Yes!!! I'm SO excited! Doing the happy dance! Way to go Ron!! I'm over the moon with excitement for you! Hugs!

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  58. YAYYYYYYY!!!!

    my recent post about how in the face of losing hope you just never know what will happen was for you.

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  59. FANTASTIC! Sounds like maybe Ron has a bit of company in there!!

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  60. I couldn't ask for happier news today, JJ!!!!!! I am beyond happy for you guys, as I've said before. You so deserve this happiness.. I feel so especially happy for you and Sam (Southern IF) maybe b/c I have a face and personality to the online name here. Anyway, way to go!!! Can't wait for the 14th now, girl!

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  61. Congratulations! This is wonderful news! You can do it, Ron!

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  62. I think it's Hermione, she is way better at test-taking than Ron or Harry. ;o) Way to go!

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  63. YAY! I am soooo happy for you! Sending you happy vibes!

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  64. Oh, this is wonderful, wonderful news. Congratulations!!! I'm so happy for you.

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  65. YAY!!! That's fantastic! I'm so very excited for you and your house of Gryffindor! And your ultrasound is on Bastille day, which I guess means it's a special day. And it's the day before my birthday which means it'll be really special!!! I'm still sending you tons of good thoughts and prayers!

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  66. YAHOOOOO!!!! I will toast to you and your little bean tonight!

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  67. Yessssssss!!!!!! I am so beyond excited for you guys!!!!!! Yippie!

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  68. Damn! Way too late to the party - but HURRAH!!!!!!!

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  69. RON WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU!

    Congrats on some great results JJ. I bet you and Mook can't wipe the grins off your faces.

    I really am so extremely happy for you both.

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  70. YES! Congrats! So happy for you!d

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  71. I'm so glad you posted - I've been peaking in at my conference to see what's been going on! Yay!!!! That's awesome doubling time! You deserve a rest from worry!

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  72. Congratulations girl (& I'll be holding you to the rest from worry promise) :) enjoy this beautiful gift, you both deserve it

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  73. OMG -- so flippin' happy for all of you!!!!!!!!!

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  74. !!!!! Yay! I'm so glad to hear that your beta was so AWESOME!!!!

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  75. I thought about you throughout the day and was sooo happy to read the good news! I have a very good feeling that this one will stick around :)

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  76. Ack! I'm going to be completely out of state the week of your u/s - thank goodness my sister has a work laptop w/aircard!

    Weasley is our king......Congrats again and again!

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  77. This is excellent news! I got tears in my eyes when I read this. I pray that everything will continue to remain positive and that you will have your much deserved baby in about 8 months time.

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  78. Go Ron! Go Ron! Go Ron!

    JJ, that is just wonderful news - God is SO good!!!

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  79. Hooray!! What fantastic news!!Okay, NOW do you believe you're pregnant??? :)
    Congratulations to you and Mook. (And Ron, of course)!

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  80. Congratulations! That is awesome - enjoy a fireworks filled 4th with no worries and a happy pregnant feeling. You give me hope! Thanks so much!

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  81. Congratulations JJ! This is so deserved...enjoy it all! Have a great 4th as a pregnant woman! Good for you!

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  82. I am so filled with love and excitement for my beloved JJ & Mook -- I want to thank all of their blogging buddies for all their prayers, love, and support -- your comments have made me cry on more than one occasion -- they are so blessed to have you and I am so grateful to all of you -- my heart is filled with praise and thanksgiving for your continued prayers, love, and support as they continue on this blessed journey! Go Getum' Tiger!!!!

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  83. JJ,

    I went to bed last night and said OH CRAP! JJ!!! (it was a crazy day at work)

    Excellent numbers, my friend.

    I know it is difficult to enjoy this time. But I hope you are encouraged with this news to keep your happy thoughts.

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  84. JJ I am so happy for you and Mook. I am sending hugs to you guys as you wait for the ultrasound. Go baby(ies) go!

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  85. JJ

    I can't believe i've ben away for such MOMENTOUS news!!!

    I've just caught up with your news and i'm so so so so so very happy for you. You clever girl!

    I'm hoping the good news keeps on coming

    xxxx

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  86. Yay Yay Yay!!!!!!! March babies rock!

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  87. HOORAY!!!! Keep up the good work Ron!!!

    (ps...any thoughts on why my internet explorer crashes anytime I click on your page? not if i click on a link, but if i click anywhere else?)

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  88. Nice score! And one day at a time is a terrific strategy for today and tomorrow and the next day, etc. Elated to hear your news. Have been thinking about you tons.

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  89. Fantastic! May things keep going well and congratulations.

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  90. OMG -- JJ! I just finally got the chance to check in on you and I'm so thrilled. It makes me so happy to think that good karma meds thing is still at work. (And remember, my beta at 15 dpo was only like 100, and I wound up with twins.)

    Sending lots of good thoughts to you and Mook that all the news continues to be excellent! xo

    Oh, and Resident Boy says Mazel Tov!

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  91. That is such good news!! You hang in there Ron!! Did I ever tell you I love redheads?

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  92. right on Ron! this is great, great news.

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  93. Great for you both!!!! I'll keep up the prayers here. Tell Ron to stay put!!!!!

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  94. just look at all these comments!

    I'm so very happy for you and mook!

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  95. yay!!! So excited for you and for little ron!!

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  96. Belated congrats on the great 2nd beta! I was so glad to read the great number. Go, Ron (and maybe Hermione or Harry as well?)!!!

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  97. JJ-I'm so happy for you! Sorry I missed your original post re baby. I've been on vacation for the past couple of weeks! Wow--what a wonderful blessing!

    Congratulations to Ron as well! I love all of the good things happening right now in your life!

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  98. I really am just so happy for you. Those numbers are fabulous and should continue to be!

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  99. Wow! Hoping it keeps going up, up, up.

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  100. I have but one thing to say:

    WOOT WOOT!

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  101. Woo-hoo! Am so very very excited/happy/thrilled for you!

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  102. Maybe implanting and growing strong are like Wizard Chess!

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  103. I am SO EXCITED for you--congrats!

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  104. i have not stopped doing flips for you. And it is very amusing to watch me do some flips....but youre getting them! Congratulations and may the news keep getting better and better!!!

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  105. omg you are so pregnant....OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG
    PREGNANT
    PREGNANT!!!!!
    WITH CHILD
    WITH CHILDREN (maybe)
    OMGGGGGGGGGGGG JJ!!!!!

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  106. A very reassuring result!

    Bea

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  107. I'm so excited for you, you would think I just got my own double-line result. :)

    Tears, tears I tell you. Rarely in my life have I cried over someone else's good news, but I think this one deserves it.

    I can't wait to see your first US pics!!!! Waaa Hoooo!

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  108. I'm late to the party; just catching up. JJ, YAHOOOOO!!!! What a great news! I am so happy for you guys! Oh, yay!

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  109. Wonderfully joyful news! Deeply thrilled for you hun!!!!

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  110. WOO HOO!!!!! I am so thrilled!!!

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  111. OMG so awesome! I'm sending you a HUGE hug and am so very very very happy for you! I'm keeping you in my prayers that all keeps going well and numbers keep going up as they should. so very happy for you!

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  112. Hello? Over a week and no info on Ron? Please update and let the entire blogsphere know how you are feeling!!! xoxoxo

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  113. Just stopping by to pester you for an update. ;) How are you feeling?

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  114. Hope everything's ok there. Been thinking about you. xx

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  115. I'm so sorry I missed your happy news, but hope my BELATED CONGRATULATIONS lets you know that I am so happy for you.
    FANTASTIC :)

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  116. CONGRATS!! What an awesome post in so many ways! (I know it's an old one, but I'm catching up...and usin git for Blogger Bingo!)

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