Oct 26, 2006


Talk about anxiety. I think I started building up the worst case scenarios in my head in the past 48 hours. What’s that? Right. I had them in my head three weeks ago. You’re right.

But still.

It’s amazing to me that a lab tech gal (with a very strong southern accent, by the way, y’all… Go Team South) will stick to complete protocol in the face of a very hormonal pregnant lady. “Will you tell me if there’s a heartbeat?” I begged. “Well, usually we give the results to the Doctor and they will talk to you…. (fill in awkward excuse and protocol here). “But.. um.. see, I had a miscarriage and… (fill in teary voice and begging very unbecoming of a woman dressed in a sheet with a wand up her hayhay).

It’s quiet as she looks on the screen and I guess some flat line as a non-heartbeat and start crying. She looks at me, “oh! That’s the blood flow to your ovary. I didn’t find the right spot” she explains. OH. Right. Nice to know.


  1. Oh that is such a sweet coffee bean.  I am bawling!!!  So happy for you guys!

    By Marjorie on 2006 10 26

  2. Wahooooo!!!  Congrats.  The suspense about killed me.

    By Jennifer on 2006 10 26

  3. Yay for wee little Coffee Bean!!!!!  I am SO thrilled to hear from you…I’ve been checking your site every 5 minutes.  7.2 weeks.  Wow.  I imagine our due dates will be VERY close to each other.  I’m sensing many chats in our future.  I am so happy for the whole Flinger Clan I could just do a little dance.  (I’ll spare you the awkwardness, though)

    By Charla on 2006 10 26

  4. yay.  Yay.  YAY!!!!!!!

    Oh, thank goodness.  I’m so happy to read/see that.  So happy.

    (silene gets teary.)


    By silene on 2006 10 26

  5. Ah, coffee bean! So fitting. smile Congratulations Leslie! I get to be an auntie again! And more importantly, YOU get to be a mommy for a second time! YAY!

    By Paige on 2006 10 26

  6. Wonderful, wonderful news. Prayers answered, Internet rejoicing. I’m so happy for you and all Flingers!

    Thank God!

    By Colleen on 2006 10 26

  7. Awww…I’m all verklempt! Welcome little coffee bean! You’ll fit right in here!

    By Deanna on 2006 10 26

  8. Coffee bean.  I love it!  Grow little bean, grow!

    By lanna on 2006 10 26

  9. YAY!!! Go coffee bean, grow!  Grow into a Venti Flinger!!! wink

    Take care of yourself, Leslie! Muah!!!

    By tjsmommy on 2006 10 26

  10. Congrats my dear!  I am so happy for the Flinger family.  I love Coffee Bean as his new name…(notice the “his” name)

    By traci on 2006 10 26

  11. Traci, it’s so a boy. SO SO SOOOO a boy. grin

    Thanks y’all. I’m off to hug a bowl and watch Grey’s… ah, morning sickness. WOOOOOT!

    (Yes, I just wooted morning sickness. Remind me of this in 4 weeks, thank you.)

    By Mrs. Flinger on 2006 10 26

  12. Whoohoo! Great news! That’s the cutest damn coffee bean I’ve ever seen.

    By Kate on 2006 10 26

  13. YES!!!  What excellent news!  Was waiting all day yesterday to hear the results…

    By Anne on 2006 10 27

  14. Yay yay yay! :D

    (and 7.2 weeks was the exact gestational age Baby Too was when I got my sonogram a few weeks ago!! It’s a sign, I tell ya!) wink

    Welcome to the womb, Coffee Bean!

    By Erein on 2006 10 27

  15. Yayyyyyyyyyywhoooo! Tears over here in FL, congrats on the good news!

    By Mariselle on 2006 10 27

  16. THANK GOD!!!! You had me scared for a minute!!! I’m so happy! XOXOXO

    By kelli on 2006 10 27

  17. Yay!  Yay!  Yay!  That is great news!

    By Kristina on 2006 10 27

  18. HOORAY!!! What a beautiful bean!!!

    I almost missed the Fling Some More link & was like HUH???? leave us hanging?

    So happy for y’all Leslie!!

    By Marie on 2006 10 27

  19. Hi Coffee Bean :D

    By Sarah on 2006 10 27

  20. Congratulations! I love how the lab tech gal put “BABY!!” on your ultrasound picture.

    By Foxy6 on 2006 10 27