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FOR THOSE WHO KNOW ME IN REAL LIFE : ย This is NOT public knowledge and it is still way early. Not to be Debbie Downer, but things could still go south. Phone calls, texts and emails to me are welcome. Phone calls, texts and emails to other family and friends are strictly forbidden. Penalty is no more Belle Baked Goods – and that is a hell of a serious threat ๐Ÿ™‚ xoxo


It’s 4:50 a.m. and no one is awake here… except myself, the cats and Pip, it appears.

Holy shit. Please stay.



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  1. Bethany #
    April 24, 2012

    Belle- I have just starting following your posts in the past couple of days. I have read through a lot of them. Let me be the first say YAY!!! Fx that the perfect 2nd line continues to darken! I have been sending love, light, and baby thoughts your way!

    • April 24, 2012

      Thank you sweetie! I’m excited. And scared. And excited…. and SCARED!

  2. April 24, 2012

    Ohhh how exciting, so so hoping for you! If you remember my story of getting pregnant, I had a low HCG level even at 11dp3dt when I had the blood test. I didn’t try a pee stick until the next morning (12dp3dt) and still got a only a faint line. So I would say this is a great positive indication since it’s still so early! Sending lots of good vibes to Pip to stick around!!!

    • April 24, 2012

      I do remember this and it gives me so much hope. Thanks for reminding me!

  3. Anna #
    April 24, 2012

    Yay yay yay!!!! That’s a beautiful strong line! X

  4. April 24, 2012

    Wohooo! So so happy for you! Yes it’s still early but there’s your second line ๐Ÿ™‚ Congrats

    • April 24, 2012

      I brought the pee stick to work today and keep peeking at it. So surreal.

      • April 24, 2012

        I kept my pee sticks with me the first 3 days just so I could stare at them and try to believe it was true. Man I am just so happy I could squeel! Oh wait, already done lots of that!!

  5. April 24, 2012

    Woohoo!! May this little bean stick and you have a great 9 months. Can’t wait to hear more in the coming days.

  6. EmHart #
    April 24, 2012

    Dear Pip, please snuggle in tight. We all want to see you in nine months time. Tell your mummy I have everything crossed and I am so happy to read this post. Love Aunty Em

    • April 24, 2012

      I Love this!

      Belle, I dont know you, but I too hope that pip snuggles in tight!

      • April 25, 2012

        Thank you Jeanette. I just started reading your blog and you are a great writer! I look forward to reading more!

        • April 25, 2012

          Thanks Belle, youre so kind! I’m still really new at this whole blogging thing. But Im trying..

  7. April 24, 2012

    Teeheehee! Belle, you just made my day! I am so unbelievably happy for you.

    Go Pip! Go! (I’m happy for you too, little guy!)

    • April 24, 2012

      I am so excited, in fact, that I forgot I was cooking and totally burnt my pancake ๐Ÿ™‚

      • April 24, 2012

        Oh no! I hope you had more batter! Also, I REALLY want a pancake now…

        • April 24, 2012

          If you come to Boston, I will definitely make you (and Pip) a pancake (or two!) ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Shelley #
    April 24, 2012

    This picture just made my morning! Looks like Pip is quite the little snuggle bug! Fingers crossed that everything keeps going how it’s going! YAY!!

  9. April 24, 2012

    Yes!!! So wonderful to see that line! Snuggle in, little embie. So glad to see this today!

  10. hapahopes #
    April 24, 2012

    Oh Belle! That’s such a gorgeous line! Come on Pip! Stick in there good!

  11. April 24, 2012

    Congrats Belle! I know what you mean about happy and SCARED! Hang in there! When’s the beta?

    • April 24, 2012

      Beta is Thursday morning! Two more sleeps!

  12. April 24, 2012

    Squeeeee! That’s a beautiful line!

    Now snuggle in little Pip! See you in 8ish months!

  13. April 24, 2012

    Yes, yes, YES!!! This is fantastic! Sticky wishes to Pip. Big hugs to you!

  14. April 24, 2012

    YAY! This is so exciting.

    • April 24, 2012

      I want you to be next! I believe your dream meant something… creepy as it was ๐Ÿ™‚

      • April 24, 2012

        Thanks! I hope so… though I hope it doesn’t mean I’ll have a Little Big Planet baby.

  15. faith #
    April 24, 2012

    Happy Hugs For You!! (((xoxox)))

  16. AJ #
    April 24, 2012

    YEA!!! That is so exciting!! I’m so happy for you!! Can’t wait to hear more good news at your beta. Are you going to keep testing? I tested everyday after I got my BFP until my beta and then everyday after that (with the dollar tree tests) until my first ultrasound. It was just a fun way for me to pass the time! That is such great news.

    • April 24, 2012

      Lol, am I going to keep testing? I’m a pee-stick-aholic. I’m afraid I’ll probably test for weeks to come!

  17. Patricia #
    April 24, 2012

    been reading since you sent out the link to the TC group, love the blog!! keeping you and that line in my thoughts, let it keep getting darker! Although it won’t be the same to not see you at the May meeting, you are so much fun!!

    • April 24, 2012

      Thanks Patricia! I hope Pip stays put. Mr. Husband and I love him so much already.

  18. April 24, 2012

    Woo hoo! Congrats! Sending sticky vibes your way.

  19. April 24, 2012

    Hooray! I knew this was going to be a good month! Congratulations, Belle!!

  20. 35life #
    April 24, 2012

    Been following your journey for a bit now and I am ecstatic for you! Warms my heart. Been seeing good news from a few blogger folks lately that I want to bottle up and hang on to when I need hope. Congrats!

    • April 24, 2012

      35 – I totally understand wanting to bottle up good news for when you need hope. I might be the only infertile who reads pregnancy blogs like they are a drug. It gives me hope to see all these women succeed after IVF. I want us all to be so lucky.

  21. April 24, 2012

    Holy happy shit is right!!!! CONGRATS!! Enjoy every second of this magical bliss. You deserve it!! Here’s to a happy and healthy 9 months ahead. YAY!

  22. April 24, 2012

    Holy crap! Um….YAY!!!!! Stick, Pip, stick!

  23. April 24, 2012

    Congratulations!!! So happy for you!!!! xxxx

  24. April 24, 2012

    OMG! What a beautiful sight! So so so very happy for you. Pip’s one lucky little peanut!

  25. April 24, 2012

    Omg omg omg!!!! Yay!!! Everything crossed for you hoping that pip stays put!!! I believe in him, this will be it! Congratulations Belle, it’s time. Good for you for believing and pushing for your one embryo, you knew what you were doing :).

  26. April 24, 2012

    Yay! Congrats, you’re pregnant! It’s okay…say it out loud ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. April 24, 2012

    YAY! This made my day!!! Praying that everything turns out well!

  28. April 24, 2012

    Yay! So happy for you! Fingers crossed tightly!

  29. Amy #
    April 24, 2012

    Eek! Hang in there, Pip (and you, too, Belle!)!! The first days/weeks are so angsty – we are here to listen!!

  30. April 24, 2012

    Congratulations, fingers crossed for you!

  31. April 24, 2012

    YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Go Pip go! Stick stick stick!!!!!!!!!

  32. April 24, 2012

    Ooooooooh! Hoping that keeps getting darker!!!!!!

  33. April 24, 2012

    I’m squeeling with happiness right now. Can’t stop and don’t want to stop! Yay yay yay yay!!!! Hold on Pip!!!!!

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  35. veetamia #
    April 24, 2012

    Yeayy!!! Congrats Belle and Pip! Hoping it sticks for the long haul!

  36. April 24, 2012

    YEAH!!!! Grow Pip GROW!!!

  37. April 24, 2012

    Awesome!!! I had a good feeling about Pip from the start!!

  38. April 24, 2012

    Holy shit you go girl! GO PIP!

  39. April 24, 2012

    ๐Ÿ˜€ sending soooo much luck your way.

  40. April 24, 2012

    I may have just pissed myself. Auuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhh! I’m silently screaming for you!

  41. April 24, 2012

    OMG! Yay Belle! I’m am so so so happy for you!!! Keep us posted!

  42. April 24, 2012

    Very nice two lines !!

  43. April 24, 2012

    Congratulations Belle!

  44. April 24, 2012

    Holy cow Belle! congrats!!!

  45. ess #
    April 24, 2012

    Incredible and inspiring! This is absolutely wonderful. ๐Ÿ™‚

  46. April 24, 2012

    Wow! Congratulations!! Fingers crossed for a great beta on Thursday!

  47. jak #
    April 25, 2012

    just started reading your blog yesterday and cant stop hoping for the best for you!! (stick pip, stick!)

    please tell, did you pee on anything else today? how did it turn out???

  48. JM #
    April 26, 2012

    Congratulations!!!! Looking forward to seeing betas ๐Ÿ™‚ Fabulous, doubling, beautiful betas.

  49. April 30, 2012

    aaaaaaah! OMG! I am pumped for you! I am catching up on my blog posts and I am thrilled to see this!

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