Friday, September 30, 2005
Let's hope next week is a little quieter!!!
Monday, September 26, 2005
Not to bore anyone, but I think my blog over the next few weeks is mostly going to be about the things I have to get done around here. Not much to report on the infertility front this month. I'll still be doing my charting though and we'll see how it goes.
Thursday, September 22, 2005
So of course on top of looking for phantom pregnancy symptoms, I'm also looking for my usual PMS symptoms. You all know how it is.
Wednesday, September 21, 2005
Usually I'm not an early tester, but I'm telling myself to do this as I have an acupuncture appointment tomorrow and I'd like to be able to give her good news if I can. Am I fooling anyone here? Really I'm just getting really impatient at this point and I'd like to have good news myself as early as possible.
Of course I'm noticing every possible phantom pregnancy symptom: being tired, is my tummy upset?, my gums were bleeding when I flossed my teeth. Yup, I'm going certifiable.
Monday, September 19, 2005
I went and stayed overnight at the hospital with the rest of the family on Friday night after her water broke at 8 PM, but quite a few of us left on Saturday morning as she was only at 2 cm dilated by 10 AM. Many went back in time, but I waited for Tom to come back from school later in the afternoon so we would only have one car in NJ.
On other news, the Melting Pot was awesome. Had one fantastic glass of white wine (had to drive to NJ to take Phoebe to her cousin's anyway and always hold out hope to be PG) and the food was wonderful! We didn't have dessert as we were so full already! Had Wisconsin cheese fondue to start, mixed green salad with walnut raspberry vinegrette dressing, and then the coq a vin fondue with surf n turf and the regular combination platter.
Had a good (quiet) cry on the way driving to NJ. Couldn't help it. It made me feel a lot better though. And music helps your child in the backseat not know that mommy is upset about anything. I tried to relax, but when I did, it just made it all come out.
I saw a hopeful sign this morning. My temp jumped really high. The first time it's ever been over 98.6 for a BBT. Could this be the triphastic temperature chart I've been looking for all my life!!!! I'll let you know if it continues tomorrow. If it keeps it up, I'll try to POAS on Thursday morning as I have an acupuncture meeting then. That would make Naixin's day! Mine as well.
Friday, September 16, 2005
After that I'm taking Phoebe to her grandparents and will see SIL#1 who is due to have her baby today. I'm truly happy for her and I know our time will come.
Everyone have a great weekend!
I took the day off work yesterday and got a lot of personal errands done, which I so needed to do. Here's my day yesterday:
- Took Phoebe to school.
- Went to Starbucks as I had time before my acupuncture appt and went over my to do list and read some personal emails on my Treo cell phone.
- Went to acupuncture appointment. Love it there. Even the smell relaxes me.
- Went home, had lunch. Straightened up a bit.
- Took Corona to 1-year vet appt (even remembered to collect fresh stool sample before we left!)
- Took recycling with dog before appt. (Recycling is voluntary in DE. Did I say I can't wait to move to PA in March?)
- Brought Corona home, went to laundromat (my washer died last week). Did five loads of laundry.
- Brought home wet clothes and started up dryer.
- Made home-made whole wheat pizza dough for dinner. Let rise
- Picked up Phoebe from school. Stopped at pet store for new collar for dog.
- Punched down pizza dough. Took DD for bike ride with dog in tow on new collar (which kept her from pulling me down street. Vet said she needs more exercise).
- Made cheese pizza and salad for dinner.
- Put all clothes away, now that drying cycles are done.
- Got Phoebe ready for bed.
- Made phone calls to friends to have plans on Saturday night.
- Watched episode of "Real World Austin" on Demand.
- Helped DH print out a document for school.
- Went to bed and slept hard.
Wow! I do feel better. No wonder I feel like shit today. I used all my energy yesterday. I think I just need to continue my good work and go through my work and personal To Do lists and knock this shit off, right? I know it's also really hard on me trying to get things done around the house to get it on the market, things to deal with the builder of the new house, running day-to-day life doing more than I ever did, because not only is Tom traveling a lot for work, but he's either in school or doing school work. Only 20 more months.... I know it'll be worth it.
Monday, September 12, 2005
In other events, I need to post some pics of the building of the new house. They framed the rear walkout area of the basement and are starting to put in the support beams in the basement to support the top structure. V exciting!
We got the drywall up in the basement of our current house. Tom's brother, wife, and two kids came by on Saturday so his brother could help bring the sheetrock to the house in his truck and start getting it all up. They did about 85% of the hanging. I helped Tom with the remaining 15% and some electrical work on Sunday. It was some of the more intracate work, so we worked from 9 AM to 5 PM, ouch! On Saturday, when "the boys" were working in the basement, I painted the trim in the kitchen while SIL was getting ready for the class she teaches at the local college. The kids were playing C-section. Ha ha. Not that I've ever had one, but SIL had them for both kids. She's the one that's 6 weeks along with her third and has told everyone. I guess she explained C-sections to her kids. It was funny to listen to. Later I talked to Phoebe a little more about having babies and told her I didn't have an operation to have her.
"Well, how did I come out?"
"You came out my vagina."
"Ewwww, I came out your butt!"
"Not quite. When you're older I'll let you watch it on videotape if you want."
I'm curious to know what she might end up saying at school. Hope I don't get any strange notes from the teacher about new games Phoebe is teaching her classmates in Home Living (this is the area of toys for playing house).
On another note, Phoebe was an angel on Sunday while we were working in the basement. She had a Pajama Day until we got dressed to look at the new house at 5 PM, worked on some arts and crafts in the living room while watching cartoons. She made herself a calendar to be just like me. Is that too cute or what?
Almost forgot about today's title. We're very hopeful this month. I ovulated on Day 15 this month. This is much better than my usual Day 12. Tom's been home, so we've been having lots of "quality time." The two-week wait starts today. Wish us luck.
Tuesday, September 06, 2005
Monday, September 05, 2005
Tonight Phoebe put the second tooth under her pillow with a letter for Anastasia. One of the things she asked in the letter was where she lives. Phoebe told us in the car ride back from getting ice cream that she wanted to visit her Tooth Fairy. I told her that I thought she lived in Neverland with her friend Tinkerbell, as her new friend says the Tooth Fairies and Tinkerbell are all good friends. Phoebe replied, "Mom, Tinkerbell is not real. She's just from Disney. The Tooth Fairy is real."
I have to post a picture of Phoebe with no bottom front teeth. Just in time too. Our dentist appts are on Wednesday this week. Considering how much the adult teeth have already come in behind where the baby teeth were, I thought the dentist would pull them. Thank God Phoebe saved me some money.
Thursday, September 01, 2005
I think also as she's a mom. One of the things we talked about moving and Phoebe going to kindergarten next year is she was talking about networking with other moms, and how important it is for us to all support each other. How cool is that!
So if anyone in Northern DE is looking for a cool primary doctor, send me an email and I'll send her info to you!