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Funny, But Not Funny ‘Ha-Ha’

The tan duvet cover was pulled up under my bristly chin as one of my favorite episodes of “King of the Hill” played in the background. Constance and I both were laying on our left sides, spooning and laughing – laughing not at the dry, Americana wit of our favorite television clan, but because laughing seems to be the only emotional response our bodies can emote now that we are pregnant.

As everybody who has ever dealt with infertility knows, you spend the entire time balancing your hopes and aspirations with the reality at-hand. Staying level-headed about your chance at conception means holding yourself at arm’s length from anything that remotely smells like baby planning. Now that we’re here with a positive test, which is still at a sizable distance from comfort, I can’t stop laughing every time I think about making a baby-based decision.

Thankfully, for now, it’s too soon to start making major decisions, so instead we’re going to focus on doing some of the tasks we’ve been meaning to do anyway. First we celebrated with some of our closest friends. Now we’re preparing to clean out closets, invest in storage for said closets and find a good place to put the fun-yet-cumbersome Rock Band peripherals. (Where does one store a miniature drum set anyway?) And of course, we’ll keep laughing, which is what got us through the last 26 months to begin with.

Even though I can’t find words to express where I am or about what I’m thinking, I can’t bring myself to stress or worry about anything at this point. I’d rather laugh and enjoy something that doesn’t yet seem possible.

On the night before we found out the results of our pregnancy test, however, I had a lot to say. I had an interview with Dr. Kevin Keough to promote my book, which is now a podcast. It was a lot of fun, and I hope you all download it, listen and pass it along to others. I’ve got to get the promotion train rolling - my book is out September 2nd!

You can download the podcast from any of these places:

Psychjourney Podcast Blog

North Star Guardians Podcast Blog

Lasting Love and Marriage Blog

16 Responses to “Funny, But Not Funny ‘Ha-Ha’”

  1. I can’t imagine the feeling.

    I hope you can just enjoy the silly laughter for now, as you said, miles from certainty, but a million miles from where you’ve been.

    Enjoy, you deserve it.

  2. I said it already, but I’ll say it again, I’m so happy for you guys. I hope you keep laughing for the next 9 months.

  3. Two bloggers I follow closely (one of them is you) announced a positive test in the same week! Hurray!
    I’m just so happy for you both - enjoy! enjoy!!

  4. Keep on laughing … this is such a special time and one to be enjoyed to the fullest.

    I got my copy of Maybe Baby from Amazon already. They’re out there!! It is a fabulous read … no surprise to all of us!

  5. Enjoy every second of it! I am deliriously happy for you both.

  6. Keep on laughing!! :)

  7. So happy for you guys. When we got our positive beta, we couldn’t stop smiling, my husband said his face hurt! Can’t wait to hear the next beta! I’m guessing 1034????
    Have your family in my prayers!

  8. We actually had to go in this morning for a beta and they were looking for the original number of 240 to double. And it did! We’re at 480 and will be going back in on Wednesday for the 3rd. By then we’ll hit way more than 1000 - I know it! Big number here we come.

  9. That second beta is great. Keep enjoying yourself on the Adventure of a lifetime.

  10. YAY! Good solid number. You know, after you hit a thousand, she gets to have a good wanding! I wanna see pics of the little bean(s)!!!

  11. Your post made me smile. It’s so amazing how you and Constance have been through your entire journey. You must keep laughing! It’s too exciting to do anything else.

    Oh, and I wanted to say, GO STEELERS!!! ;)

  12. This really made me cry and laugh at the same time. M & C you are two fantastic people! I was really sad that I couldn’t join you for the celebration on Wednesday, but as you know it wasn’t by choice. I really look forward to laughing right along with you guys throughout this journey though. I know that there will be many more celebrations ahead!
    In the meantime, we should definitely continue our Wii olympics! I know you said you’re looking for a good place to store your Rock Band peripherals, I can think of one that’s close by (and by “close by”, I mean my place)! It’ll be safe there, I promise! ;)

  13. Those are some nice solid betas! how are the PIO’s going? So glad to hear this great news!

  14. congratulations to you and your wife for this good fortune.

  15. Big Huge Congrats! I am truly happy for you. I hope I get the same results in Sept,!!!! Keep laughing

  16. I’m a DT reader and just saw his post about your good news. Congrats!

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