Indy had just gone down for a nap and I was in the loo when I heard it. Not that, THAT…the shrill of Mumma’s ringtone. By the time I made it to the living room, my heart was already in my mouth, which is probably why I couldn’t breathe. Unless it had something to do with a certain There’s Something About Mary ‘frank’n’beans’ moment I had unwittingly recreated in my haste to zip up and hear the news.
Through wincing eyes and bated breath, I was playing catchup. Having already missed part of the conversation, I had to extrapolate what I thought was being relayed down the phone by piecing together Mumma’s subtle facial expressions, body mannerisms and pupil dilations as she listened intently. Like trying to figure out what’s happening on LOST, when you’ve already missed the first two seasons, there’s just no way.
Even if she did say something, there’s no way I could have heard it over the pounding of the pulse between my ears, like the guy swinging his hammer at the Rank Arena gong. And suddenly, all at once, there was a resounding SILENCE as she hung up the phone. The results are in…
We’re in the clear!
Halle-frickin-lujah! We’ve never been so relieved. I mean, why do doctors give you news in terms that horrify you? A 1 in 38 chance of not working out sounds scary as hell, but if you apply that as a percentage, it’s 2.63%!!!. Which means there’s a 97.37% chance everything will be just fine. And that’s considered HIGH RISK!
And thankfully, that’s where our results landed. On the sunny side of the street. The tests all confirm we’re growing a happy, healthy, little…
Wow, wow, wow!
Our own pigeon pair. Indy’s going to have a little sister and the testosterone levels will balance out. 2 against 2. I’m sure he’ll grow up to be an awesome big brother. Me, on the other hand, am 43 years old and still don’t understand women fully. But if she grows up to be anything like her mother, I’ll be proud as punch.
So it’s on. It’s really happening. I’m so relieved, I can finally take a deep breath…and let the REAL freaking out, commence!