the rarest of creatures

…is in my possession. A FRER with a second line. And, though it’s a faint second line, you don’t need the light of a thousand suns to see it. Mr. Hope saw it right away.

I’m 8dp3dt. Our 4th fresh IVF cycle, our 5th transfer. And I finally have a real, live second line. Tears of joy and relief flooded over me.

We’re so far from the finish line, but at least we made it to the starting line this time.

Please stay. Please hang on. Please stay, little one(s).

~ by Larisa on May 9, 2007.

66 Responses to “the rarest of creatures”

  1. I am over the moon thrilled for you! You may not know me, but I sure have been pulling for you. And here you are, wahoo on the 2nd line!! Congratulations a thousand times over.

  2. Congratulations Mrs. Hope! Yay!!!

  3. OH.MY.GOD. I don’t want to say the big C word…because I know how cautious this time is for you. And yet I am on the edge of my seat, chills down my spine, tears in my eyes.

  4. I hope the good news just keeps on coming!!

  5. Oh, I am so happy for you! Lots and lots of jumping up and down tears of joy for you!

  6. 5th transfers are the winners, I swear 🙂


    I’ll be keeping track with you, babe. Excellent news!

    //Vanessa (Google is being a pill about me signing in)

  7. Yay! Congratulations. Wow. Wonderful news.

  8. YES!!!!!
    I have those darn goosebumps again. Will be thinking of you this Saturday.

  9. Finally good news for you. I hope it(they) is(are) a sticky one(s).

  10. Good news keeps on coming…may your dreams come true.

  11. I was so excited to see this post. I hope that you continue to get good news!

  12. YES, YES, YES!!!

    Keep that good news coming!

  13. Oh how I have been hoping and praying for this post from you. Congrats Mrs. Hope, I am so excited you have crossed the starting line!

  14. fantastic news! that’s so great!

  15. fantastic news! that’s so great!

  16. YAY!!! The momentum continues! Everything is *still going right*. You are absolutely right, it’s about finally making it to the starting line today. And let’s have lots of lines and other reasons to celebrate every day from here on out. Thank you, little Mr. HopeMrs. Hopebabies, for giving your mommy a big reason to smile! Stay strong and grow some more!

  17. WOO HOO!!! I am so excited for you.

  18. HOLY HELL!

    What you wrote was so short, and so tender – I think daily about what that experience will be like.

    Congrats to you, and here’s hoping your great luck continues.

  19. Wow, that’s fabulous! May good news continue to come your way!

  20. Oh my gosh. That is so freaking fantastic. Like someone else posted, I hope the good news just keeps on coming!

  21. YEAH!!!!

    I hope the good news just keeps on coming too.

  22. Oops, that was me above.

  23. I continue chanting “stay, stay, stay.” Just nine more months to go.

  24. Wonderful news!

    Here’s hoping you have a smooth journey to the finish line.

  25. What a great update!

  26. I am so excited for you. Maybe Mother’s Day will be a little easier to bare this year. 🙂


  28. Horray! Congratulations Mrs. Hope!!

  29. Holy cats!

    I hope with all my heart that this is it.

  30. Oooh, so excited! Come on, little one(s)! I am hoping you just keep getting good and better news!

  31. oh my GOD! I didnt expect this when I visited today.
    I am dying for more updates.

  32. Oh! Oh! Oh!
    The fertility Gods are certainly spreading some joy around IF circles lately. I am so happy!


  34. Hey there! I am really excited about a FRER, but I am not sure what it is….So – let me know what I am crying about. Love you! Know that I am hoping and praying with you! I know it is a true sign that it is not time to give up on this journey if you are moving forward in the right direction.

  35. Yay! Yay! Yay! We’ll keep praying for more positive news.

  36. Mrs. Hope,

    I don’t cry very often but I have tears running down my face right now and my dogs are staring at me like I’m a loon.




    I am so happy for you! Isn’t that 2nd line amazing!?

  38. You have been in my [silent] thoughts for a long time now…what an amazing day for you both. *hugs*


  39. You have been in my [silent] thoughts for a long time now…what an amazing day for you both. *hugs*


  40. I have goose bumps, hold on little ones…hold on!!

  41. I’m so happy for you! I can’t help but think it’s ABOUT TIME! I hope this is IT 🙂 Congrats 1000 times over!

  42. I am so happy for you!


  43. Lots of tears for you Mrs. Hope! I hope the good news keeps coming, you are in my thoughts.


  44. Words cannot convey how happy I am for you at this very moment. I am going to focus on that second line of yours, and hope that it only gets darker from here on out. You truly deserve this marvelous, wonderful, miraculous thing! Hang in there little ones!

  45. I have been reading your journey, but not posting comments, but couldn’t not put one this time. I feel immense joy right now. Even though you aren’t around “us” anymore, we have all been cheering you on and crying with you in your sad times. Now there are a whole lot of happy tears over on the yahoo board. We miss you and are so very thrilled for you!!!


  46. OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i’m so very extremely happy and beyond thrilled for you, Mrs. Hope! i’m so excited for you! i will be checking in every hour on the hour saturday.

  47. Oh the beauty of that simple straight second line! I hope the line grows darker and the beta climbs.

  48. Tears.

    I’m so excited.
    And with you every step of the way….

    And this time, I think we’re going to skip a little…

  49. I am very happy for you!
    Wishing you and the little one (s) sticky vibes.

  50. I usually hate congratulating so early but heres congrats to at least getting this far 🙂 Praying for you.


  51. Such amazing news. Who knew peeing on something could make so many people so happy? 😉 Congrats!

  52. OMG Mrs. Hope! I just screamed and my hubby ran in here to see why! I’m so happy! I too am crying tears of joy for you! I hope Saturday goes perfect!

  53. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    i know what you mean about the far-off finish line, but as for the starting line: hurray hurray hurray hurray hurray!!!!!!!

  54. There’s no reason to think they won’t stay! I’m overjoyed for you. Really overjoyed.

  55. Good news! Very happy for you!


    That second line really is amazing.


    That second line really is amazing.

  58. Holy cow! I am also over the moon for you! Stick, stick, stick!

  59. WOW!! Lets hope for a good beta on Saturday! Congratulations!!!!!

  60. OH THIS IS SUCH JOY! Im thinking of you! SO happy for you my dear=)

  61. Yay! I couldn’t be more happy for you! Like everyone said, we are all crying tears of joy with you and still holding your hope. Stick babies, stick.


  62. Oh I’m so excited for you Mrs. Hope… CONGRATULATIONS!!!

    What a great Mothers day present 🙂

  63. Delurking to say Congrats!! I thrilled for you.

  64. Delurking to say Congrats!! I thrilled for you.

  65. I just found your blog through Reproductive Jeans and am so thrilled to have read such good news! I am a fellow endo sufferer and my husband also has some issues of his own, so we’ve got some things in common…I’m hoping that we soon have another in common & that both of your beautiful little embies stick around!
    All the best 🙂

  66. Congrats. Congrats. Congrats.

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