So. A long, long, loooong time ago when Chance and Apollo were here at my house and we were freaking out about the slow rate at which her follicles were growing, Frank had on a shirt that says, "I am McLovin." It sounds completely irrelevant, right? Well, that shirt spurred a conversation about the highly inappropriate but oh-so-sophomorically funny Superbad, the movie from which came the quote on Frank's shirt. Oh, how Chance loves that movie, so before she and Apollo left, Chance rubbed her hands all over Frank's manly chest in effort to channel the power of McLovin. "Let me have a good ultrasound with better follicle growth tomorrow," she quipped as she continued to rub McLovin on Frank's shirt.

The next morning she had a lot more follicles and the ones that were already there showed significant growth. Ohhh, McLovin, how I love thee.

Frank wore his McLovin shirt to the transfer. It seemed to be good luck, after all, and we needed every bit of it possible. That night at Chance and Apollo's rental cottage, Chance and I took a picture of our feet (clad in the wacky good luck socks I bought for us) in Frank's lap.

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Frank and I use our TV as our alarm clock. I usually fall asleep before Frank does. Before Frank turns the TV off for the night, he changes the channel to CNN Headline News. We're usually awoken by Robin and Company. This morning when the TV came on at 5:30 (when I should have been leaving the house at 5:30), it was not Robin that I heard. I heard some funky 70's music, and it was apparent that I was hearing the opening credits of some movie. I woke up all the way when I heard the music end and the crude, teenage humor begin. Well I'll be damned. It was Superbad

This morning when waiting to be called back for my blood draw, I told Chance that that had to have been a good sign.

It was.

My beta today was 330. To recap:

11dp3dt = 13
13dp3dt = 25.

Dr. Sleepy said he would have been happy with 100, which sounded a good bit low to me, but hey – he's the one getting paid the big dog bucks and I just teach 8th grade. Figuring out the doubling, I would have thought that 300 would have been a more appopriate number, but I trusted Dr. Sleepy's judgement and today was praying for at least 100. In my heart, I wanted the number to be between 250-300. So to hear that the number was 330…well, that was just icing on my Superbad cake.

We've been told to continue to be cautiously hopeful. They are mostly concerned about the risk of ectopic, but my guts tell me that the Skittle has snuggled in exactly the right place. I have an ultrasound with Dr. Sleepy at our main clinic in South Carolina on Sunday morning at 10 to make sure of that. 

We have more time. We have today. We have this chance.

I am happy.

Next post  –  tune in tomorrow to read about amazing birthday gifts that Chance and Apollo gave to me, and also about the general awesomeness that are Chance and Apollo.

Speaking of cake…I know how much you all love food porn, so here's a pic of the birthday cake Frank made for Chance. It's a hot water chocolate cake with chocolate ganache and buttercream frosting. I previously posted the recipe here.

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I wish I could send you all pieces of cake. When it comes to supporters, I have the best. I gotz mad love for you guys.


  1. Nikki on February 12, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    I’ve come back to your blog like a 100 times today!!! YIPPEEEEE 330 is awesome!!! Congratulations! And good luck!

  2. Trish K on February 12, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    YAY!! I am so excited for you. Let us know how it goes on Sunday!

  3. journey to junior(ette) on February 12, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    OMG – that is FABULOUS!!! there is definitely a LOT of reason to be hopeful!
    and um, yeah, that cake looks awesome!

  4. Heather on February 12, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    YES YES YES YES YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Io on February 12, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    Oh lord. My heart just plummeted when I read the title, thinking that the beta had not gone well. Why do you DO things like that to me?
    I’m so, SO very glad that your beta was indeed superbad in the most awesome of senses.

  6. Moxie on February 12, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    Miss Io, just WHERE the heck have you been? I was thinking of you last night and made a mental note to email and nag the crap out of you. I’ve been missing you, girl!

  7. Amber on February 12, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    Huzzah! Huzzah!
    When can we expect the next update? (I’m planning my schedule around this, you know…)

  8. niobe on February 12, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    Yay! This is such good news. Holding my breath til the u/s.

  9. Moxie on February 12, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    You’re so funny, Amber. It’ll be a while after the u/s before I can update because we have to make the 3 hour drive back home before I can get my fingers on a computer. I’m sure I’ll post something between now and Sunday, but the big update won’t come until Sunday evening. I heart you, Amber!

  10. Former IM on February 12, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    Aren’t you sneaky with the Superbad title!!! I actually scrolled down before reading just to make sure you weren’t fooling around. I’m on to you! LOL
    Congrats on the doubling+ numbers, I have high hopes for this to work out! 🙂

  11. Sandi on February 12, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    I am over the moon! YEA! I raced home to see if you had posted the results yet, I agree with Amber, I need to do some planning so let me know when the next appt is.

  12. WhichBox on February 12, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    YES! You got me with the title – so much so that happy tears sprang to my eyes as I skimmed down to 330. Whew. And then a big inhale as I hold my breath til Sunday!
    (superbad. teehee!)

  13. erin on February 12, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    Sugar, you really need an iphone so you can mobile blog with all this travelling.
    So happy…I’m smiling with you all here.
    Ok, off to scour the internet to find Charles a tshirt…I need some McLovin around here.

  14. girlh on February 12, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    i scrolled down the bottom of the post too! hahaha!
    330 is SUPERBAD! in a great kinda way. woooooohooooooooo!

  15. Shawna on February 12, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    I am totally crying right now! 330 is great. Grow baby grow!

  16. katedaphne on February 12, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    I knew it!!!! So very happy happy for all four of you!

  17. PJ on February 12, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    YAY! WOOHOO! That’s amazingly awesome on so many levels!
    Moxie darlin’, I love your blog. I love your wit and sense of humor, and that you’re a teacher, and probably a great one. And I love that you’ve supported me through my ups and downs and I enjoy doing the same for you.
    And…. MMmmm….. ganache! That IS total food porn!

  18. PJ on February 12, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    It was the socks that did it. 🙂
    OK and maybe the shirt too!

  19. tree town gal on February 12, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    oh this is very hopeful, indeed…

  20. tash on February 12, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    Forget holding my breath or waiting, it’s gonna take three damn days for me to make and eat one of those there cakes. Off go I. I plan to hear about a good report with a chocolate covered mug.
    Rub your feet on Frank’s shirt for me. Wait, that sounded really bad, didn’t it.

  21. Stacie on February 12, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    Holy bejeezus, Moxie, 330 is way better than 100!!! I can’t wait to hear how your US on Sunday goes.

  22. Baby Smiling In Back Seat on February 12, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    Holy crap, Reproducina deserves a piece of that delicious-looking cake. Frank is such a sweetheart to (a) make the cake and (b) decorate it so perfectly.
    Did you mix and match your socks, or did they come mismatched? Either way, it’s adorable!

  23. mrs spock on February 12, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    Oh my God! You need to rent out Frank and his shirt- with luck like that, people will pay for it!

  24. anymommy on February 12, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    Holy Hoooorrrrraaayyyy!!!! I’ve been checking on you all day. Can’t wait to hear that you saw the little darling on Sunday.
    To Frank – You’re hot and you bake cakes that look like that? Do you want a second wife by any chance. I know Moxie is the end all be all, but I’d be oh so subservient and quiet.

  25. Ann on February 12, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    Whoo-hoo! Hells yeah! Yeah! I cannot tell you how thrilled I am for all of you.
    (also, thank you for the porn. mmmmm)

  26. Kristin on February 12, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    Woot Woot…Sparkly unicorn farts from Reproducina have worked again! I am so damned happy and am praying things continue to go well.

  27. Heather on February 13, 2009 at 12:16 am

    Everywhere I go tonight there is cake – cake teasing me.

  28. k@lakly on February 13, 2009 at 12:43 am

    My eyes runeth over. I am so damn happy I can’t swallow past the lump in my throat. Not even to squish a sliver of that yummy cake down.
    Oh you guys, let this be it, please!!!

  29. Danielle on February 13, 2009 at 1:23 am

    Does this mean I can uncross my legs now? My husband is getting a little impatient ;o) I’m SO SO SO SO glad you got a high beta! WOOOHOOO!!!!! Go Superbad!!! That cake looks delicious *drool*

  30. Soralis on February 13, 2009 at 2:18 am

    The numbers sound great! Hope all continues to go well.. crossing my fingers for you!

  31. Cindy on February 13, 2009 at 5:49 am

    WoooooHoooooo! Congrats!

  32. jenn on February 13, 2009 at 6:54 am

    First of all- Yay for Skittle!!! I am so glad to see this number!!!!
    Secondly- I freaking love that movie! I’m so glad it is your good luck omen & charm!
    the cake looks divine… I am on a huge sweets kick lately & even though it’s not even 7 am, I want some!

  33. Calliope on February 13, 2009 at 7:58 am

    sorry- got distracted by the food porn…
    KICK ASS FANTASTIC news on the upward beta. Will continue my chanting and swaying and praying.

  34. Shelli on February 13, 2009 at 8:07 am

    A great beta and a yummy cake????
    This is the best post ever!

  35. Kathy on February 13, 2009 at 8:19 am

    Yay!!! That is wonderful news! Continuing to wait and believe in magic with you! 🙂

  36. Soapchick on February 13, 2009 at 8:41 am

    Super AWESOME!!!!! Yeah, I’m so happy for you and Chance.

  37. Shawna on February 13, 2009 at 8:49 am

    I lost your blog for awhile, but it looks like I found it just in time. Congratulations! What an amazing person you are!

  38. debbie on February 13, 2009 at 9:33 am

    Can’t wait for the next update Moxie!

  39. Jess on February 13, 2009 at 10:04 am

    I’m so glad you got such an awesome number! I think there’s something to be said for your McLovin-Theory.
    That cake looks delish!

  40. Alicia Millis on February 13, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    yuppee!! what wonderful news 🙂 🙂 🙂 can’t wait to hear how sundays u/s goes! good luck 🙂

  41. Bon on February 13, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    i am full full full of happy for all of you.
    (and i am now also wishing i was full of cake!)

  42. Fiddle1 on February 13, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    Hooray! Outstanding news!! We’ll keep on truckin to the ultrasound!

  43. annacyclopedia on February 13, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    Hell yes! The number 330 is cheering my up to no end on my blah day, and I am thrilled for all of you! Woot!

  44. Betty M on February 13, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    Super news for you guys!

  45. sara on February 13, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    Freakin awesome beta…freakin awesome cake…gosh I love the word Freakin!!!!

  46. susan on February 13, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    wow, things are looking good. I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

  47. JuliaS on February 13, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    Sweet on the beta and continued good wishes for even better superbad betas to come . . .
    Please enjoy a piece of cake for me, or two. :0) Oh heck, just go enjoy a cake for me!

  48. Alex on February 13, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    Wonderful news!!! Continuing to hope for the ladybug onesie!

  49. Amanda on February 13, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    I’m so excited!!!!!! Yayayayayayayaaaaay!
    Big hugs for you. And tiny hugs for the Skittle.

  50. charmed on February 13, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    first off, happy birthday!!
    second (off? -ly?), WTF!! i knew it was a slow-starter! i can’t WAIT until sunday. it just HAS TO BE.

  51. Megan on February 13, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    phew and hooray! my fingers remained crossed (for little skittle and for that you will decide to send us all a piece of that cake).

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  53. jenn on February 13, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    I am happy for you! Congrats to all of you, I look forward to Sunday’s update.

  54. k77 on February 13, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    Happy dance!
    I am loving Frank’s tshirt and your socks. You guys are awesome.
    Also belated happy birthday. Your site sometimes doesn’t let me leave comments – I tried the other day!

  55. SCY on February 14, 2009 at 7:11 am

    Whoo Hoo! I am SuperBad happy to hear that!!! :)))))))))

  56. beruriah on February 14, 2009 at 7:47 am

    Oh I’m so glad I decided to check here instead of just waiting to hear via other blog! Excellent news, yummy cake. Awesome awesome.
    I’ll be holding on to hope!

  57. Angie on February 14, 2009 at 11:57 am

    I am SO gettin’ me a pair of lucky socks for my transfer. Frank should start a home-based cake business and charge for his Buddha-like shrine services. And don’t forget to post an update for us tomorrow!!

  58. nancy on February 15, 2009 at 1:13 am

    FUCK YES!!! I have a guy feeling too. Can’t wait until u/s!

  59. allypally on February 15, 2009 at 6:57 am

    Go Moxie Go Chance Go Apollo Go Frank and Go Skittle Go!
    Congratulations! I have a good feeling about all of this.