Are you making guesses? It is impossible for our little one to split and divide into triplets at this point, so it's not us. No, we're not getting another dog.
By triplets, I mean cousin triplets! My sister is expecting twins! She is due 6 days after us, of course twins come early. Do you remember the day after our transfer when we went to lunch with my sister and brother-in-law at a place called Lucky's, hoping to bring luck for implantation? We weren't the only ones hoping to be lucky that day, my sister had an IUI that day. I know, 2 of us in one family, it's not fair.
We then spent the next 2 weeks waiting together. The day we had our blood-work and were at my parents, I told my sister, "it worked." She said. "so did ours." It was a wonderful moment and I will never forget it. At the beginning of the summer, my sister and I had gone to lunch and she told me they were going to see a fertility doctor. I didn't want to hear that my little sister was starting to go through this too, but I tried to be helpful and optimistic for her. At this point we were in the works of getting our egg donor. That day she also told me that a few weeks ago she had a dream that we were pregnant together. I hoped that dream would come true more that anything.
Then, there we were in September a few days before our transfer and my sister realizes the IUI they have planned is going to be the day after our transfer. You never know the exact day of those until a few days before. She offered to cancel, they weren't in $25, 000, but I didn't want that, this was meant to be.
My sister and I have cousins close in age to us and have many great memories growing up with them. More sleepovers than we could count. Cousins are usually your first friends as kids. I couldn't be happier that these cousins will be so close in age. Especially beings our little one most likely won't have siblings. I can't imagine my life without my brother and sister, and I want our little one to have the next best thing. Now you know another reason why I am extra thankful this holiday season. I don't know that in infertility time there is a difference between 6 months, 5 years, or 10 years; they are all hard. I'm so glad that my little sister didn't have to deal with another minute of the hardship though. I'm so happy that we are going through our pregnancies together and then parenting.
As my dad said many times this weekend, next year is going to be pretty wild!