Friday, January 18, 2008

Taking Deep, Cleansing Breaths

Well, you guys, I did it. I couldn't take all the complaining and impatience, so, despite the fact that I was perfectly willing to wait another week and was not getting squirmy and nervous AT ALL, I went ahead and got the blood test this morning JUST TO APPEASE ALL OF YOU.
Was it just me, or was the receptionist at the pathology lab shooting me weird, slightly sympathetic glances as I plodded out the door, Addy in one hand, the stroller containing my clearly not very old baby in the other? Probably just imagining things, I'm sure.
I'm feeling pretty terrified, to be honest. I think it's just the SIGNIFICANCE of getting actual blood work done rather than peeing on a stick. I've peed on sticks roughly eighty seven times, and they've only turned up positive three times. But the blood tests? So far I'm three for three. And even though I'm pretty sure (at least MENTALLY sure) that I'm not pregnant, there is the fact that EVERY TIME I've gotten the call with the results, the results have been positive.
I'll keep you posted.

10 comments:

Tessie said...

Hoo Boy. This is TENSE. I WILL BE BACK.

Jess said...

Maybe the fourth time is the charm! I will be obsessively checking your blog until the results are posted.

Flibberty said...

I'm with Tessie, this is indeed tense. I can only imagine how it feels on your end. How long must you wait? Just a few hours no?

Swistle said...

GOOD GIRL. When will they call?

bananafana said...

How long do we have to wait? I'm getting antsy and it isn't even MY bloodwork . . .

Erica said...

Just remember: It will be ok!

ttsc said...

good luck. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you.

d e v a n said...

Luck to you! I know the feeling of the sympathetic looks. O was only 5 mo old when I got my blood drawn. THe tech was like, "soooo, was this planned?"

Sure, yes it was. I'm crazy.

Mommy Daisy said...

Good luck. I'm sure the looks were great. Well, maybe funny when you look back at the situation a few years from now. For now, just keep breathing.

Mairzy said...

Waiting with you! And as for the receptionist's weird looks, it was probably just you. No, wait, that didn't come out right.

Although I'm still annoyed at the nurse who was incredulous that you didn't use protection EVERY time. "I didn't call you to discuss my moments of passion, I called you for health reasons. Shut up."