Line in the Sand

September 15, 2008

So have I have been out of the loop a bit.  My mother in law was here for the last 5 days and we were showing her the sights (such as they are here in Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill) and I have not had an opportunity to update you all on my visit with Dr. T.  I know, you have been waiting with baited-breath, not leaving your computers for anything, not even to eat, peeing into old juice bottles like a 14 year old on the 9th level of “Doom” (do they play “Doom” still?)…just kidding, I’m not that narcissistic….

Here’s the scoop.  Dr. T feels like (and unfortunately, has the evidence to back this up) that we already passed the first test.  We got pregnant quickly (first month trying) and without drugs (just a few beers) or any other assistance (unless you count the black nightie from Vickie’s).  He did want to test my Prolactin levels and my thyroid because apparently if they are out of whack (medical term), it can prevent conception plus it’s a cheap and easy thing to do and if it is wonky (another medical term), it’s quickly taken care of with a shot.

Dr. T was very understanding, he gets why we are anxious and want to move things a long so he asked us what our “line in the sand” was.  When are we no longer interested in pursuing Operation Kidlet naturally?  I wanted to say, “now” but realized that was an unreasonable stance to take since really, it’s only been 2 months of trying.  I can’t count June because the whole “how-do-you-read-an-OPK” disaster made us miss the prime “smiley face” time.  I said, “the end of the year.  I want to be pregnant by December 31st.”

Dr. T’s answer?  “Sounds reasonable and I think you will see that you will be pregnant sooner than that.”

I think the pep-talk from Dr. T was really all I needed.  I don’t feel as anxious or stressed or panicked like I have.  Of course, that’s right NOW.  This week, going into “smiley face” time.  Let’s revisit calm, cool, collected Panda when it’s 2 days before my period is due and see how “chill” I am….

Anyway, I really hope he is right.


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