Friday, May 22, 2009

Tiger mom hear me roar "BFP!!!!!!!!!!"

This could be it. I mean, this could really finally be the end of this heinous ride. I am sure many of you have seen these photos floating around virally but I just had to post them. The story is that after losing her cubs, the tiger mom was quite depressed until the zoo keepers brought her these piglets. I could not have felt more akin to this tiger mom. Not only does it make everyone just simply feel warm and fuzzy inside, as we collectively say "awwwww," but it also couldn't better capture the phenomenal love of a donor egg  mom or adopted mom. 


So I've decided to coin the name "Tiger Mom" for all the moms out there who finally stop the heartache through the wonderful gifts of donor egg and adoption. I think it's aptly named for so many reasons - for the strength it conveys, and for the unexpected joy it symbolizes. Who would have thought the need to love a child could surpass what we perceive as "natural." Naturally you would think this tiger would not cuddle up with the little pigs, but rather devour them up for breakfast. Just like an angry pissed off infertile - can she really love a child that's not her own? Can we defy what everyone thinks is "natural?" You bet we can. 























But on to my BFP news. The plan was that A. was going to test at home this Monday, the day before our beta. This way I could enjoy my birthday and not have it ruined by bad news. Years of pain have made me a great strategist. We figured the HPT would most likely be accurate by then so there would be no stress about false negatives or positives. But the lovely sweet A. wanted to surprise me for my birthday and get an early beta. She called today with the news that Wed's beta was positive and today's beta more than doubled. I am still in shock. Can you even begin to fathom a better birthday present than this? It's still not really sinking in, but I think I might finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. Stay tuned. 

32 comments:

mybabyquest said...

Congratulations Tiger Mom!!

Wonderful news.

Celia said...

YAY!

satto said...

Roar!!!!! Congrats and VERY happy birthday!

Andie said...

OMG Tabi!!! CONGRATULATIONS that is the best birthday present ever!!!

Tiger Moms Rock!

I am just so so so happy for you. Congratulations again.

DAVs said...

YAY! This is awesome news!! CONGRATS!!!

Flower said...

That is some wonderful news. I am so happy for you.

Melanie said...

Well, it's about flipping time and I am so very, very over the moon thrilled for you! Happy birthday Tabi and happiest of happiest doubling beta news. Just wonderful. Sniff.

bb and mtb said...

Congratulations Tiger Mom!!!!!!!!!!!!

JellyBelly said...

woohoo!!!!

i'm doing a happy dance for you tabi!!!!

Rachel said...

Yay!

Dora said...

From one tiger mom to another, WOOOHOOOOO! So happy for you!!

Happy, happy birthday!!

Duck said...

I love it happy news! I think I'm just going to be happy all day long now! THIS is IT.
Love the tiger story, thanks for sharing, I get it, I don't care what it is, I just want a child to love - not too much to ask is it?
Looking forward to following along the good news trail.

Not on Fire said...

That is so great!

Lisa said...

Best, best news!!!! I'm so very happy for you and your incubating cub(s)!!

Mrs.X said...

Yay! What wonderful news!

Sue said...

Tiger mom is perfect - congratulations!

With God, All Things Are Possible! said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I have been following your story for a while and your post today brought tears to my eyes!! Praying for a full-term and very healthy pregnancy!! Jennifer

luna said...

freaking awesome wonderful news!!!!!!!

hardknockedup said...

So happy for you!!

Shinejil said...

GRRRRReat, Tiger Mom! Happy birthday indeed!

peesticksandstones said...

Oh my god, Tabi!!! My heart just lept out of my chest when I read your news. What a beautiful way to begin the summer.

Cannot WAIT to hear more. Huge hugs!

Working Girl said...

Congratulations, Tabi!!! I can't think of a better birthday present for you!!!

Tiger Moms rule! ((HUGS))

Megan

ASquared said...

What awesome news and such a FANTASTIC birthday present!!! Oh I am so excited for you!!! :) :)

Holly said...

YIPPEE!!!! Have been reading/lurking here for a long time and am SOOOO happy to hear your beautiful news...Happy Birthday and Happy Beta #'s.

I am a Mom to an adopted embryo and the love I have for him is indescribable. He is mine. PERIOD. It doesn't matter HOW you get there, just that you get there!

alicia said...

AHHHHHHHH!!! congrats!!!! I am soo happy for you and what a great post about the tiger and piglets too!

meandbaby said...

Congratulations!! Great news!

[here from LFCA]

Pam said...

Congratualations! Great news!

Aurelia said...

Congratulations! Hope everything goes well!

Elizabeth said...

CONGRATS! I am so happy for you and what an awesome birthday present!!! We had our BFP in our birthday month (a couple of days after Husband's birthday), and it made it so special. ROAR indeed!!!

CC said...

I couldn't be happier for you!!! Thanks for sharing.

N said...

OMG!!!! I'm sooo behind on blog reading but just saw this and am SOOOOOOOOOOOOO freaking excited for you!!! This IS it...and the tiger mom story is just beautiful. I love it. CONGRATULATIONS...can't wait to hear more. Just think...it's YOUR TURN NOW!!

Me said...

I'm so glad to read this! You were quite overdue on good news!!! Congrats!