I received 'the call' about our HCG levels while at a friend's home for the weekend. She just had a baby, her third and he was over 4 weeks early. Several of her friends hadn't been able to give her a shower before the baby's surprise arrival so they chose to do a 'welcome home' shower.
It was very nice of them and they kindly went around my schedule to let me be included.
I wanted to go, for my friend and to meet the people she talks about all the time, but I had hoped to be going with some better news under my belt.
Instead I sat in a room with 10 women all having a minimum of 2 kids. All talking about how easily they got pregnant, every detail about their children's lives. Blah blah blah.
All this while I had to sneak into the bathroom to shoot myself in the butt with progesterone. I would have called H to come get my if someone hadn't been anxiously awaiting the bathroom. More than once I looked around to try to figure out how I could sneak away without offending anyone, and I couldn't come up with anything!
I love my friend very much, and we had a very nice weekend with them, but the baby shower might have been a little too much for me.
Next up, travel to LA to visit my cousin and her first baby, ~6weeks old. Good timing all around.