What Happened in Vegas

I was all settled in on the plane with Renee on our way to Vegas when it started.  There, on page 5 of the book I’d picked specifically for to keep my mind off of thing, was the dreaded word — pregnant.  It should have been a sign.

Still, I managed to keep my emotions in check, and we landed, albeit roughly, in Vegas.  When we finally made it to the hotel, I just had one little thing to take care of before the real fun could begin.  Yes, I brought ovulation tests to Vegas.  I wasn’t due to ovulate for another 5-7 days, but I was in Vegas during the testing phase of my cycle, and I had to test.  So, before getting ready for dinner, I peed on the stick.

It was positive.

I stood in the bathroom swearing in disbelief.  How could this be?  It was only day 15 of my cycle!  I haven’t had a regular 28 day cycle in over 6 months.  What were the chances that it would be this cycle?

Of course, then the waterworks began, and I was really glad that it was just Renee and I in our hotel room.  Still, I thought I could pull it together.  I tried to rationalize with myself that there was still a chance.  The test means that ovulation is likely to occur with in 24-48 hours.  I could still have my weekend and a baby too.

We headed downstairs and met up with more lovely and fabulous bloggers than I could ever have hoped to meet.  I had a wonderful time at dinner and at the piano bar several of us made it to later that night.  All in all, my Friday night in Vegas was a blast.

Still, despite being exhausted, I barely slept.  My overactive mind couldn’t stop playing through all the what-if scenarios.  By 7 a.m. I was on the phone with Ted in tears.  I wanted to come home.  Even though it made me feel stupid and ridiculous, I knew it was the right choice.  I was such a blubbering mess that I knew no amount of fun and alcohol could soothe me.  So, I tearily told Renee the news and changed my flight.

I still had time for breakfast and a trip to the pool before I had to leave, and I was glad to visit with some of the girls again.  Still, I was also glad that I could wear my sunglasses at the pool, because I kept tearing up.  I really was jut counting the minutes until my flight home.

I went upstairs, packed my bags, and caught a cab to the airport.  I ended up not being able to say goodbye to so many wonderful people, but I probably would have cried all over them.  I sat in the airport for almost 4 hours feeling more lame than I’ve ever felt in my life.  Of course, my flight was delayed, and I didn’t make it home until close to midnight.  I have never been so happy to see my husband or my dogs in all my life.

Still, despite all the tears and my ridiculousness, I really did have a wonderful time.  I also know that despite the extra $200 I had to fork out to fly home early, I made the right choice for me.

And that, my friends, is what happened in Vegas.


  1. I completely understand where you are coming from. During one of my ovulation cycles Dan was sick. There he is suffering and I’m a big blubbering mess about how “This could be our only chance! You have to do this!” When your eggs are coming, nothing & I mean NOTHING else matters. Email me if you want to get drinks/coffee/go shopping at ANY time.

  2. Aw, I hate that your vacation ended up stressful! I’m sure it was a tough decision, but I’m glad you made the right one for you. I have my fingers crossed for you and am sending good vibes your way!

  3. You had to make the best choice for you, I’m glad that you did. I’m also glad that you were able to meet some of the awesome bloggers that were in Vegas. =)

  4. Honey, it was SO good to miss you and we’re so sorry you had to leave early, but of course we understand! You had to make the right choice for yourself, but I’m still very pleased I got the (too brief!) chance to meet you. I’m sure we’ll meet again someday!

  5. Ahem, I mean so good to MEET you and that we DID miss you. Wow, typing FAIL.

  6. I’m glad that you decided to go to Vegas. And I’m glad that you were able to get back home when you needed to. *fingers crossed that the early return trip results in baby!*

  7. Follow your heart and you’ll never go wrong. Even if it means changing the plan in the middle of the game.

  8. I TOTALLY know where you were coming from. That timing sucks, but I hope your trip home paid off!!!

  9. You KNOW my opinion! I am just sad that we couldn’t wait out our forever wait at the airport together! Only one terminal apart-ugh!

    SO glad I finally got to meet you in person! You and Renee make me smile! Thanks for singing Journey with me at the top of our lungs! I will want to see you guys when and if I ever make it to Chicago! Also, Nashville is always fun! -hint, hint!- Soon I will be holding EP hostage here so everyone will want to come! 🙂

  10. I’m jealous that you got to go to Vegas at all! And I’m glad you were able to do what’s best for you!

  11. It was so much fun to meet you – but had I known what was happening I would have helped you pack and driven you to the airport myself, in probably a stolen car.

    I’m so glad that you did what was right for you, I’m just sorry it was stressful for you! It was amazing to have dinner with you – it’s all so surreal, it’s crazy to think we really met! =)

  12. Good for you for doing what was best for you and Ted. Sometimes it’s hard to make those kinds of decisions.

  13. I’m definitely bummed we didn’t get to talk more, but I understand that you had to do what’s best for you. Dinner off the Metra sometime soon?

  14. Well one good thing came of the trip: I got to meet you! i’m so thrilled to know more fabulous bloggers from the midwest as i’ve often felt like the lone reed around here.

    We missed you for sure but totally understand and respect the reason you went home! Sometimes you just need to be home and that’s all you can do.

    I hope it all goes well for you and I’ll definitely be reading you again as I just GR’d you =)


  15. I surely don’t blame you for leaving Vegas. I’m glad you were able to change your flight and get home.

  16. i’m so glad you stayed long enough to meet everyone! i hope the rest of your weekend was better. too bad airlines don’t waive fees for emergencies 🙁

  17. As long as it was the right choice for you, that’s the only thing that matters.

    I had such an incredible time with you Friday night, and hopefully, we’ll get to hang out more next time. Because there WILL be a next time!

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