It’d been almost 5 years since four little words of Claire’s stopped me in my tracks. This time it only took two: “I’m pregnant.”
Though it wasn’t exactly a surprise, hearing those words out loud still made the room spin. We’d been on a 16-month emotional roller coaster with multiple surgeries for both of us and enough needles and hormones to win the Kentucky Derby three times over, so the home pregnancy test we took the night before didn’t push us past cautious optimism when the little pink line showed up.
But when she called the next morning from the clinic with the blood test results, it finally sank in. This is really happening… I’m going to be a father. Just writing those words for the first time got me a little woozy all over again. The ups and downs of the in vitro process itself was a master class in expectation management, but I still have no idea what this is going to look like. Thankfully, this kid is going to be surrounded by a whole tribe of support, starting with her incredible mother.
Yes, you read that right. We are having a girl!
Stay tuned for more updates.…