Our local group, formerly known as the DC Metro Stirrup Queens, got together tonight. I managed to score one of those plastic models of the uterus from my OB. We needed something to display on the table whenever we get together at restaurants so that new people would be able to find us. Brilliant, yes? We liked it so much that we discussed an official name change. :-)
Anyway, an even dozen of us got together at LJ's house since she's on bedrest following her transfer this morning. The plastic ute sat on the front porch and greeted people as they came up the steps. What a nice, warm welcome! Mel conducted a little photo shoot of the ute, and LJ's husband (Mr. Badger) took a group picture of the 12 of us while LJ held the ute, so as soon as I can get access to either of those pictures, I'll post them.
We ate pizza, chips, dip, brownies, dump cake, and other yummy stuff. We watched portions of a couple of movies, and the end of the Miss America contest. Mostly we talked, laughed, bitched and enjoyed each other's company, understanding, and comfort. A good time was had by all!!
LJ stayed confined to the couch for the most part (minus a trip to the potty and some goodbye hugs). We have everything crossable crossed for the 3 embies that entered your blissful uterus this morning.
Lea Bee relaxed on the couch quite a bit too since it's fairly uncomfortable toting around 50 follicles (retrieval is on Monday).
In and Out of Luck was looking great at almost 18 weeks pregnant.
Shelby also relaxed on the couch in an effort to keep the contractions away.
Liz, a newcomer and a blog-less lurker, retired to the bathroom at one point during the evening to give herself stim shots. We're all rooting for this cycle!
Allison (whose blog I don't know, I'm sorry), also a newcomer is on a break while her hubby works many states away.
Bean was there looking lovely as always.
Mel, the SQ to top all SQs, enjoyed a nice plate of Doritos. :-)
Karen made an appearance, enjoying a few moments away from the triplets.
Sunny was there, exuberant and wonderful as usual. We have everything crossed for her upcoming beta.
Meghan was there, looking great at 7 weeks pregnant and offering some kick-ass brownies.
It simply can't be said enough how wonderful it is to spend time with these lovely women in person. Although IF really, really sucks, at least it afforded me the opportunity to meet such a wonderful, funny group of women. They are definitely the silver lining.
Thanks for coming ladies, it was great to see you all! As for the other 18 or so that couldn't make it, we hope to see you next month at Austin.Grill.