July 30, 2007

This internet is a funny thing

I cried like a baby this morning, y'all. Seriously. Helen writes:

There's a song I heard by chance when this IVF round started. I heard it and I listened to it constantly, as it's a sweet, calming, pure song that goes in one ear and right out the top of your toe, massaging every nerve in comfort on its way out. I listened to this song through the shots, the surgeries, the positives, the scans, the scares. This song has been with the Lemonheads since before their existence. I got the headphones and placed one beside one baby, one beside the other.

I hit play.

I heard the song myself as I watched the slide move, indicating the song was playing.

I waited.

And waited.

Then I felt it - a flutter from the left. A kick from the right. Mama, we're sleepy.

I smiled as the song ended, then plugged the iPod into my own ears and fell back asleep listening to the song.

Mama, we're sleepy. That was it. Big ol' sobs. I can't wait for the Lemonheads to be here. But I'll wait as long as it takes for them to be healthy!

All this is a long winded way of saying that Helen is home from the hospital, and feeling a bit better after a hell of a scare, although she and the Lemonheads will be closely watched for the next 10-12 weeks (hopefully!)

Do drop by and give her your love, as she is worn out, sore, and scared, and I'm pretty sure your well wishes are more than welcome right now.

Posted by caltechgirl at July 30, 2007 01:24 PM | TrackBack

Bless your heart. I do know how that feels, tho. I cry when I read a LOT of her posts. :)

And you're NOT a jinx. See? :)


Posted by: Margi at July 30, 2007 02:39 PM

I couldn't even leave a comment over there this morning after I read her post; I was SO messed up. My heart nearly stopped when I thought the Lemonheads might be in danger, then I cried my eyes out at approximately the same passage you cited.
I was spent.

Thank God she and the babies made it through! And I agree; the internet IS a funny thing! :D

Posted by: pam at July 30, 2007 05:27 PM

You don't have to ask me. I stop by almost every day, and have for, umm, the last 4-5 years.

I'm glad that she's doing better, albeit in a kidney suffering kind of way. Watching her countdown reminds exactly of my wife's pregnancy. Each week that passed marked another milestone on the way to healthy, surviving baby. Passing the 90% mark did a lot to calm me down.

Posted by: physics geek at August 6, 2007 01:00 PM