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The evil twin is the wife’s…

As many of you know, we have been trying to get the wife pregnant. At first we gave it a go on our own, thinking that if we tried hard enough it wouldn’t matter that we didn’t have sperm. Sheer force of will can sometimes prevail. Of course, that didn’t work, but it didn’t hurt to try – someone has to be the first.

Then we started with the official effort by consulting a fertility clinic. I blogged about some of that about a month or so ago.

Now we are in the home stretch. The wife has been pumped full of prenatal vitamins and ovulation-inducing meds and done all the cycle monitoring required. She has been alcohol-free for over a week. I have started to read “What to Expect When You’re Expecting”. We have told the cats they will be getting a sibling soon and not to worry because we will still have enough love for them.

Today the clinic had a look to determine what day we should make the attempt (which will actually be two consecutive days). The nurse was very excited because they saw two follicles (follicles contain the eggs). The wife was not excited because she’s hoping for a single birth. Carrying twins was not a desired outcome of this process – we only have one name picked out.

Although there is only a ~25% chance of this taking on the first attempt, and it will likely be a single if it takes, there is still a chance it could be twins. And the wife insists there is another sneaky follicle hiding in there so we get triplets (apparently she has sneaky eggs). We asked the doctor if that was possible but he just laughed. When we asked if it was possible that both follicles would take, he laughed and said, “That’s how you get twins!”

Very funny doctor, very funny.

Now I have to go think of another name… just in case… and if we don’t conceive, we will get more cats so the names won’t go to waste.

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  1. Jenn
    June 15, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    Geertje is a nice, noble name. I think one of the twins should carry it forward for a new generation. Just a suggestion.

    • June 16, 2011 at 9:33 am

      um… no. i like the name ‘mohinder’ (after the scientist in the Heroes tv show) but i’ve been told no too.

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