Showing posts from January, 2008

Anything Can Happen

So I've been pondering yesterday's test along with the news that my favorite Gwen Stefani is pregnant with her second child. This one I'm a bit jealous of and a bit hopeful. I think she is totally awesome, and from yesterday's test I feel anything could happen. I really have no idea why I don't seem to get pregnant on my own. But there is a part of me that thinks if I work hard to be as healthy as possible that it will happen. Of course, the hopeful part of me hopes it happens this month so I won't need to schedule the laproscopy.

I've also been working out every night and eating healthy in order to look good in my swimsuit in Disney - if it's warm enough when we're there for me to wear it. I've lost absolutely no weight whatsoever, but I think my pants are fitting better. I didn't realize until last weekend how big my backside got over the past few months that I've been neglecting my elliptical machine. Last weekend I went out sh…

Tubes Clear

Just got back from the doctor where I had the sono-HSG test done. Thankfully, I took an Alieve with my vitamins this morning, so it was not painful. Everything looked good. My tubes are clear, so that is definately not a factor into why I haven't gotten pregnant.

I talked to the doctor about that I won't be able to have the endometrial biopsy this month, as we'll be in Disney on vacation. He said we can still do the laproscopy at the beginning of next month and then do the endometrial biopsy at the end of next month. So basically, if I don't get pregnant this month or next, I'll probably be on injectibles and officially starting this process mid-March.

IF Testing Update

AF showed up on Monday, but I was so busy on Tuesday I didn't get to call the RE's office until Wednesday. My sono-HSG is scheduled for next Tuesday. I hope I remember to take some pain killers ahead of time. I always forget for those kinds of tests and then it's awfully painful.

Unfortunately, we won't be doing the endometrial biopsy until next month, as I'll be on vacation at Disney for the entire week when we would need to schedule it. I guess it'll just have to wait.

I am curious though if the RE sees anything on the sono-HSG that seems to warrant scheduling the laporoscopy right away if he will schedule that for the following month or not. At the same time, I'd rather us do the laporoscopy right before we start injectibles to make sure everything is nice and clear.

Last night when I was driving Phoebe to her ice skating class she started talking about adoption and how she wants a sister. I asked her "Wouldn't it be nice though if Mommy cou…

Tagged Your It

SaraS-P at The Island did a mass tagging to list six non important things/habits/quirks about myself. I usually hate these things, but since I always feel like a mass of quirks and odd habits, I'll take this one on.

The Rules:
1) Link to the person that tagged you.
2) Post the rules on your blog.
3) Share six non-important things/habits/quirks about yourself.
4) Tag at least three people at the end of your post and link to their blogs.
5) Let each person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
6) Let the fun begin!

1. I do not like odd numbers. I try to leave my email box at an even number of emails left in the inbox. I always leave the volume on the TV on an even number. I was very happy when my daughter was born on 10/6/2000 instead of on the 5th when my water broke.

2. I love the Muppets and anything Jim Henson related. DH and DD share this obsession. We are the Muppet family.

3. I have my nose and navel pierced, but my ears are only pierced once. When I w…

That B)tch Hope

As I get closer and closer to AF being due for her visit, I must admit that Hope lurks around every corner even though there should be no hope this month. Phoebe was in the hospital when I was ovulating this month, and we no where came close to doing the deed until several days after we were all home. Of course, the brain has to think "Wouldn't it be so nice to accidentally get pregnant now that we had our consult with the doctor to begin our third try?" "Wouldn't it be so nice to cancel the running of all those annoying tests and laproscopic surgery I'm going to need before we start Follistim injections again????" I'm due at least by next Wednesday and it usually shows up a few days early, so I'll know soon.

Random Thought

So I get this gossip magazine, I think it's called OK. I never asked for it or paid for it, but it's been coming for well over a year now. I have to admit I love reading it when I'm on the elliptical machine at home. There's this picture and poll question that I had to laugh at. The poll question was "Which Friend has the Better Butt?" and proceeds to have a picture of both Jennifer Aniston and Courtney Cox from the backside when they are in bikinis. I don't even remember what the poll % we're for both, because I laughed as both of them have better butts than I'll ever have!!!

Just waiting these days for AF to show up so I can schedule tests with the RE.

All Reality, All The Time

So with the writer's strike, all that is really on TV is reality TV shows these days. I'm starting to watch things that I never would have watched before and I'm starting to enjoy it. Take last night for example. I'm currently amused by American Gladiator. We watched it last night with Phoebe, since it was on at an early time. Of course it was right up her alley and she loved it. She loved it so much I made sure she promised me that she would never try to play this with her friends and I pointed out all the safety gear they have on that isn't available in our play stuff. I have to admit I was cheering for the soccer mom/fitness model that got the best time ever on The Eliminator. She was pretty cool.

I'm feeling a bit better about work today. I'm energized and ready to tackle lots of problems, issues and tasks! I woke up really early this morning and went straight to the shower. So here I am early at work and roaring to go.

Feeling Overwhelmed

Having a definate Monday here! Work is stressing me out, which is not good because my lower back is killing me! There's just so much to get done and I feel like I'm never going to get at the bottom of it. I'm trying to remind myself to keep plugging away and it'll get done.

Last night I finally was able to juice up the flat of wheatgrass I ordered from Harvest Market. I did make sure I had a shot this morning and I've been freezing it into one ounce ice cube to thaw every morning. Now if I could just eat a healthier breakfast in the morning!!!

On the other hand, I made a good purchase yesterday. It's a cellulite cream from Clarins. On top of the exercising, I'd really like to not notice the cellulite on my butt when we go to Florida in February.

Oh I didn't mention that yet? We're going to Disney for the week of February 11th! DH won an award at work and they are paying for him and I to go to a Disney resort, so our plane tickets and three day…

Phoebe Was in the Hospital

Phoebe was admitted to the hospital on Saturday night with an infection on a cut on her had that had gotten into her blood. She was put on IV antibiotics and was released to come home yesterday afternoon. It turns out from the test results that finally came in on Monday afternoon that the infection was from the strain of Strep that causes Strep throat. So basically, she probably put her fingers in her mouth when she had this cut and it got infected. This is my cautionary tale - make sure your kids wash their hands often (I know she doesn't) and try to remind them to keep their hands away from their mouth as they get older. Phoebe has a habit of putting her hands up to her mouth when she is acting shy or nervous.

She's doing great now and did go to school today. Saturday she was lethargic and had developed a fever in the afternoon (104!) along with the swelling in her finger and the red streaks that went up her arm to her elbow. I wasn't that nervous on Saturday as I…

Intelligent Kid Questions

I love it when my daughter asks such intelligent, thoughtful questions. This morning she asked one when the news was on while we were getting ready (I've banished morning cartoons - she can watch the news while getting dressed). The Today show was talking about the Iowa primaries and somehow the cost of campaigning came up. Phoebe asked me if you have to pay to vote. What an interesting question to come up! I explained that we don't have to pay to vote that it's free for all citizens, but how if you want to run for political office that you need to money to campaign for that office for advertising on TV, newspapers, and for the cost of your travel and to pay the staff that works for you campaigning and such. She seemed to get it, so at the age of seven she understands more about the political process than I did. Love it!

We've also talked lately about how women didn't always have the right to vote and how that only changed a little over 80 years ago. She was…

It's Getting Better All the Time

Bracelet firmly affixed to my right wrist, I've had some ups and some downs over the last 24 hours. I try to remind myself that every moment may have it's challenges and that any little setbacks can be moments of opportunity to release the guilt, as overall things are getting better all the time. Here's the rundown:

- Updside - Made a great dinner last night - stir-fry chicken and vegetables with brown rice
- Downside - Left work late, so DH was cranky about my wanting to make dinner my way because he was hungry. I made dinner in less than 1/2 hour, so I'm not that sympathetic with his complaining
- Upside - Had kitchen cleaned, laundry started, kid bathed and in bed at a decent time last night.
- Upside - Took my vitamins and exercised on the elliptical machine last night
- Downside - Fell asleep on the couch in my upstairs sitting room. Need to do better on getting to bed at a decent time at night.
- Upside - Packed a healthy lunch and snack last night and put it in th…

Infertility Thread

I got my bracelet quite sometime ago, but I haven't had the guts to put it on. More because I knew when I put it on would be when I would be committing once again to having another child. When I say committing I mean getting rid of the junk food, eating healthy, exercising, taking my vitamins and supplements regularly and kicking the coffee habit and curbing my love of a good chocolate martini.

Well, I'm doing it. If I'm going back to the RE next Monday, I need to clean up my act once again. I'm not going to do this halfheartedly, but throw my full self into this compelling need I have to have a baby. I get lots of motivation by reading infertility blogs, so I'll be back reading and commenting with a passion. I've also had my last cup of joe this morning and will go back to my one cup of green tea in the AM and herbal teas during the day. It's a struggle with the lovely coffee shop downstairs, but I want to know the joys of having more little feet to p…

Happy New Year

I'm back at work from vacation and this year will be very interesting. Starting today, I will have two people reporting to me, so I'm a boss now! I'll never forget Phoebe's words when she found out DH was a boss, "Daddy has and boss and he is a boss?" Yes, sweetheart, welcome to middle management.

Also we'll be going back to the doctor's and I'm excited to get started on working to have a baby this year. Phoebe was playing with our friend's 15 month old daughter on New Year's Eve and it was so cute!!! She was very loving and age appropriate it brought tears to my eyes. We also woke up on New Years Day to our daughter and friends two kids waking us up. DH starting acting goofy with them as soon as they woke him up. He told me later how great it was waking up like that and that it reminded him of the things that him and his brothers and sisters used to do to wake up their parents on holiday time. Did I ever mention that my DH was one…