A few folks have asked from time to time about how MrBeep got his name. I wanted to save this story for a special day. Since my egg retrieval was today at 9:30 am and we got…
**FERTILIZATION REPORT UPDATE
I got an update on the eggs. We indeed retrieved 18 eggs, of those 14 (WOW!) were mature. 10 fertilized normally with ICSI (we have to do ICSI due to our male factor). I am scheduled for a egg transfer on Monday at 11:00 am. We’ll find out if that gets pushed to a 5 day transfer on Monday.**
I think it is due time to warrant a very special story. It all started after I began to read many of my bloggidy friend’s posts. There were stories of their husband, significant other, special somebody, etc. and many have some really excellent and clever names for their dear heart loves. Here’s a short list (in no particular order)
Now maybe my friends do have counterparts whose actual Christian names are indeed “Dirty” and “Mook” and “Boy” and “Magic”. Heck “Prince” is his real name. But my guess was that these are names beautifully invented by highly amusing and intelligent women. I am a poseur and wanted to have a nifty name for my husband too. I wracked my feeble brain for a while until I remembered an amusing tidbit that made me think…I’ve got it! MrBeep!
OK. Let me explain. Our house has 3 stories (a walk-out basement, main level and 2nd floor). Sometimes when you are looking for a person, they are sort of hard to find. You call out, “Hello?” and they say something like “I’m here” and you still can’t quite pinpoint the location/floor due to the foyer causing a bit of an echo. So one day I called out “Where are you…Beeeeeeep?” when looking for my husband and he replied “BEEP!” We kept beeping at each other every few seconds like sonar pings until I found him. Now we just call out in sonar beeping, even when we just want to get the other person’s attention to come into our current room for a smootch. When I told him I named him MrBeep he absolutely loved it. He also pointed out his initials are in the name. Every now and then he’ll look at me and smile and say, “You named me MrBeep” and bust out laughing.
There ends the tale of how he was named MrBeep.
On other fronts, I enjoyed a delicious cup of morrocan mint tea with a delightful sesame snack over at Clare’s for the Mad IFers Tea Party. Here was her kind quote: “let me pour you a glass of Moroccan mint tea to go with that. And here's one for you too, IF Optimist oh and a sweet sesame snack. IF Optimist is very happy to be here drinking tea with us all. Did you know she and her husband just celebrated their 2 year wedding anniversary? Congratulations!”
MrBeep and I wanted to say a big “Thank You!” to all of my bloggidgy friends who wished us well for (as Wiseguy perfectly put it) Anniversary Release date 2.0. Way to go on the geekspeak Wiseguy!
I’ll find out more tomorrow on how many of those 18 eggs are mature and fertilized. I must say that I am very happy with the results so far. Man, do my ovaries feel achy (but that is another story for another day.)