A bittersweet Anniversary

(1st Anniversary!)
Today is a bittersweet day. The bad first, I guess. I got my period this morning. Cycle number one is over. On to cycle number two. I’m really not too upset. Certainly it’ll take more than one attempt, right? Bummer that it came on our anniversary though. This cycle was only 29 days long. Funny, but this was probably a good cycle to try because I had a short for me/ normal cycle length. My last 4 or 5 cycles have been 39 to 45 days. I probably ovulated this month.
The good stuff: My husband caved in and decided to give a hint to his mother that we are trying to have a baby now. He was chatting with her and then I came on to explain in more detail. These are the highlights:
Waynell says:
Hey are the Honeymooners back in circulation
Darrell says:
Well hasn’t that show been on Nick at Nite for a while?
Waynell says:
HaHaHa, I meant you 2 silly
Darrell says:
oh, har har. I know. We’ve been here…We went to eat at Olive Garden with Coll and Donna and their 2.5 month old baby last nite. We hadn’t seen them since the wedding and also wanted to go to Olive garden since that’s where we were the night before the wedding at the Rehearsal dinner.
Waynell says:
Did you get our card
Darrell says:
Oh yes, thank you,thank you,thank you,thank you. We will use that very soon I’m sure. Very kind of you.
Waynell says:
What will you buy?
Darrell says:
Well, I got new shoes (thanks to you) and I got a haircut yesterday, so i don’t know what else in the world I need.
Darrell says:
Maybe I’ll buy a big pair of waterguns so that me and jen or me and anthony or anthony and jen or whoever can have a watergun fight the next time we come up. Or maybe I’ll buy on of those robot reacher things so that I can pick up snakes from a distance when they are in “our” little house down there. I don’t know! hehe.
Darrell says:
We got Jen’s brother’s wedding invite. It was home made but very informal (kind of like them). And they made a major social faux pas – they put the card from the store they registered at in the invite. Oooohh….
Waynell says:
Hey, did they have a mother to teach them?
Darrell says:
nope
Waynell says:
Will your children have a grandmother to teach them?
Darrell says:
I hope.
Darrell says:
Well, we have been married a year and she hasn’t divorced me yet, so maybe we’ll just see what happens. Acceptable?
Waynell says:
Wait, I’m lost
Darrell says:
Jen’s laughing…
(pause)
Darrell says:
Did I knock you off your chair?
(pause)
Waynell says:
are you there
Darrell says:
yep
Waynell says:
Ok why did you say that I’m confused
Darrell says:
back up…
Waynell says:
I dont understand why you said that. I was talking about her mother
Darrell says:
oh, i thought you meant you…
Waynell says:
But, but Im still confused. Yes I hope you will have me, but why did you say she hadnt divorced you yet
Darrell says:
I was just kidding. I.e She has put up with me for a full year, not run me off, not had any big fights, all that.
Waynell says:
whatever, I’m sorry they did that but they dont know any better and they are young
Darrell says:
Jen is kicking me off the chatter…for a minute. I’ll be right back Here she is.
Jen says:
Hey, you just missed a very BIG hint back there…
Waynell says:
ok, happy anniversary Jen, can you believe the time has gone so fast. What hint
Jen says:
Darrell wrote “Well, we have been married a year… so maybe we’ll just SEE WHAT HAPPENS. Acceptable?” Hint: Think grandchild…..
Waynell says:
OHhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Waynell says:
I see now. You know I’m kinda slow
Waynell says:
Yes, I got that after I went all the way back and read that again, is there hope?
Jen says:
What do you mean is there hope? As in can I have kids?
Waynell says:
No I mean are you trying and when, we’re gettin old, Gene said
Jen says:
To spell it out clearly, now that a year has passed, we ARE trying. Darrell and I agree it is a good time now. Big news, huh?!?
Waynell says:
Almost tears
Jen says:
I’m so excited, I’ve been waiting for him to come around… you are making me cry now.
Waynell says:
It’s ok, booooo hooooo
Jen says:
Pat, pat, hug
Waynell says:
I’m excited too, couldn’t hardly tell Gene.
Jen says:
What does he say?
Waynell says:
Thanks, I’ll keep my fingers crossed for ya’ll. He said hurry up, he needs an excuse to come to SA more often.
Jen says:
OK. I hope it doesn’t take too long. You never know, do you?
Waynell says:
What a wonderful surprise, no we never know.
Jen says:
Weren’t sure whether or not to tell you before I was pregnant, but it was Darrell that caved in first!!!
Jen says:
At least you can be hoping along with us now.
Waynell says:
HaHa, thats funny, I just sent Dobie an email and said well its been a year now and I thought I’d have a GRANDbaby by now but Darrell fooled me.
Jen says:
Darrell fooled you how?
Waynell says:
well I thought in 9 month we’d have one and he kept lagging or something.
Waynell says:
You know, you couldn’t do it by yourself
Waynell says:
Yes, I will be hoping with you, but don’t name her hope, promise
Jen says:
Oh, no, we were trying NOT to have one. Darrell definitely wasn’t ready and our money situation (school loans and stuff) isn’t very good. But we just can’t wait anymore!!!!!!!
Jen says:
No, no Hope for a name. Grin. We have some ideas for names, but we’ll save that for later.
Waynell says:
Well I knew that, so go for it.
Jen says:
I must say that I grin in the middle of nothing for no reason now.
Jen says:
I’ll get Darrell back for you. Hold on…
Waynell says:
Thats wonderful that you grin for a reason now
Jen says:
I’m happy. See you later.
Waynell says:
bye
Darrell says:
She called me back in…
Waynell says:
CONGRATULATIONS
Darrell says:
huh???
Waynell says:
Early
Darrell says:
We are going to go to eat at Alamo Cafe in a while to celebrate our anniversary.
Waynell says:
Oh, have fun and Congratulations on your Anniversary
Waynell says:
bye now
Darrell says:
Love you. C Ya later.
I must say that I really enjoyed telling her. It’s great that I can talk to her about this now. I CAN”T WAIT to present her with a grandbaby!!!!!
We went out to eat at the Olive Garden with some friends of ours, Coll and Donna, who have a 2 1/2 month old baby girl named Bailey. It was neat because the night before our wedding we were at the Olive Garden for our Rehearsal Dinner. Their baby was adorable. She was so light and her fingers were SO TINY! I wanted to take her home with me!!! Darrell held her for awhile and I could tell he just melted. He is more relaxed about the “baby thing” now. I guess that’s why he decided to give his mom a hint today.

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