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Maybe some implantation action is happening right now?  At 5 days after transfer, Little Blasty should be making up his garsh-darn mind about where he wants to settle in.

SYMPTOMS!  None. 

On Wednesday, my husband called me from work and told me a pretty cool story.  K, if you are reading this, this is total paraphrasing.  🙂

Earlier in the week he saw that someone he works with, “liked” my Facebook blog page.  Well today, he gets a call from a girl, K, in another department who asks if she can stop by his desk.  So she came down to Chris’ cubicle and Chris told her that I was on bed rest from the transfer.  She told him that that was why she wanted to talk to him.  She told him that she has been reading my blog and that she has shared my blog with her friends at work.  She is about 6 months pregnant and said that in her first trimester, she was really sick.  She received a coin from her mom or MIL of St. Gerard, the Patron Saint of Motherhood.  Her mom/MIL told her that this was passed around to women who needed it while pregnant.  She told Chris that since she started carrying it on her, her symptoms have gone away and she has carried it throughout her pregnancy.

Get this.  She wanted me to have it.

So here I am on the phone with Chris as I am sipping my smoothie and about to eat my breakfast, listening to this story.   He had emailed her a thank you for the Saint Gerard medallion, and she wrote back saying, “He’ll watch over your little one like he did ours.”  Immediately the tears start. 

So K if you are reading this, I am humbled beyond words.  Thank you again for this precious gift.

When I started this blog, I always thought it would be neato if people read it.  After all, I made it public for the purpose of sharing my story, for reaching out to others, and maybe getting back a little support.  I never thought in 7 months I would be touching so many.  Even just today, I had no idea how many people were actually reading this.  Another one of Chris’ co-workers, J, told him her old friend from college sent her a text message saying she saw my Facebook page pop up on her newsfeed from J, and her friend read my entire blog that night.

Who would have thought?  My little corner of the blogosphere where I vent, swear, and pour out more raw emotions than a 16 year old’s diary.  Where you get more TMI stories than a men’s locker room.  More sex stories than a frat house.  Ok, enough with the analogies.

It’s crazy to think where my blog is traveling.  How many people read my blog without me even knowing?

Hope my American peeps had a good 4th!  I was in Stillwater with my hubs and parents for the day, shopping, eating and sitting by the river.  Then my parents, sister, her two kids she nannies for, and our pretty-much BIL, went to go see fireworks.  I hope I didn’t overdo it, because I am really tired today.   After all, I’m hauling around all these extra cells and all.

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Aubrey
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That's so sweet! I hope that coin brings you the BEST of luck 🙂 xoxo

Erika
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What a neat story!!! That is so cool that you have the medallion now! And LOLd at you carrying around those extra cells. I bet those things weigh a ton!! 😉

Team Harries
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How sweet is that, love it!

Brian and Kara's Adoption Journey
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That is so sweet! I hope that little one is burrowing nice and tight!

Impatiently Waiting
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That is so great! My mom ordered me a St.G necklace and had the priest bless it. I wear it almost daily. I should send you the prayer card.

"He" is sticking around… your uterus sounds like a lovely home from what I've read….

It always amazes me how many people I didn't know read my blog… do.

P.S. Hugs!!

Cristy
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What a touching gift! Especially coming from someone who is rooting for you and Blasty.

As far as symptoms: don't focus on that. I always had meltdowns around this time thinking zero symptoms meant it didn't work. Grey still hasn't let me live any of that down. Just focus on the fact that you're doing everything possible to make this work. In the meantime, I'm cheering for Team Blasty (burrow and GROW!!!).

lamentingthelentil
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Brought tears to my eyes, too. People sure can be great, can't they?! I hope the little human I create (one day) is half as thoughtful and selfless as K.

Jenni Moore
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I'm always amazed when someone says they have been reading my blog. I started mine as therapy for me, while hoping I might be able to help someone going through the same crap. I never thought so many would actually ready it. Hope the coin brings you good luck and your little one is tucked in tight!

Not Pregnant And Pissed!
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Whoa, were you in Stillwater, MINN???? My brother in law, his wife and my nephews live there! I am sure there are many Stillwaters in the country but you said you were by the river…that would be CRAZY!!

Joy Nelson
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Joy Nelson

Sweet St. Gerard lets rock this thing! =)

Kate Payne
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I hope your medal brings you more luck than mine did!!! Maybe I needed a used one instead of a new one, LOL …..BTW, I found a girl from my high school follows your blog. Random!! 🙂

Suzanne
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Sending you the best of luck your way!!

Emily
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So nice! I've been pretty not public about my journey in my real life, but it always amazes me the kindness of people when you do tell them your story!

Kasey Attianese
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What an amazing gift! You truly touch my heart in every post you write!

Sarah at Midwest Pillowtalk
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stillwater on the 4th is so beautiful!!!
this post is truly amazing. i cant get over all the great things that people are capable of doing. bless their hearts. that medallion is beautiful.

Aramis
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That's a super sweet gift. I hope it brings you guys the same luck!

Anonymous
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I am just starting my TTC journey and came across your blog a few weeks ago. I check in from time to time to see if you have posted anything new. I am rooting for you and your husband and really appreciate that you share your story! 🙂 🙂

JenS
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What a sweet gesture. I love when support comes from surprising places.

Rebecca
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Hoping St. Gerad hears your prayers.

Risa
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It's very sweet. I have been carrying it on me ever since.

Risa
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They do. Those cells, they get heavier and heavier every day 😉

Risa
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I know!! There are just some really sweet people out there.

Risa
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I'm hoping so. Nice and tight!

Risa
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I know, I wish there was a way to put it into a necklace without putting a hole into it. It's just such a precious gift. I hope nothing angers him in there to make him want to leave my uterus…

Risa
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Thanks Cristy! I know, I am not reading into any symptoms because everyone is so different and I don't want to psych myself out. It still makes me nervous all the time that this will go away as quickly as it came.

Risa
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I know. We definitely need more K's in this world. I have just felt so calm with this little coin.

Risa
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I know it's always weird when people tell me they read it. I always have this flash like, "Wait, you read about my vagina??"
Thanks Jenni. So hoping this works!

Risa
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Sure was! I love going there! We have been going there since I was a child! That is pretty cool that you have family there!

Risa
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🙂 Yes, let's!!

Risa
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Ha ha maybe this one has the magic touch 🙂 And that is very random! But so cool at the same time!

Risa
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Thanks so much Suzanne!

Risa
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I know! By opening myself up, I have just discovered so many stories I never knew about people.

Risa
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Aw Kasey that means so much! What a sweet comment!

Risa
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Yes to all that you've said! It's so amazing!

Risa
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Thanks, Aramis! I hope so!

Risa
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Oh that's so awesome! I wish you the best as you start this journey and let me know if you need anything whatsoever!

Risa
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I know! Totally caught me off guard. It was a wonderful surprise.

Risa
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Thanks again for posting that prayer in the group. I love it!

Egg Timer
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This is so wonderful that she is helping to protect those cells. And I agree with a previous poster, i had zero, zilch nothing for symptoms until well past the time I first peed on a stick. I am looking forward to your good news!

A Place to be Me
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AW! Sososo sweet!

Jennifer Juniper
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Your story gave me goosebumps. xoxo <3

Em
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Wow. LOVE this. Isn't it so cool when someone comes out of the woodwork and tells you that they read your blog? Always makes my day.