Saturday, January 29, 2011

Day 24: Something you've learned

What I've learned:
1. Marriage is hard even when it's great. You have to work at it all the time.

2. Having a baby is much harder that you would think it is.

3. Infertility sucks.

4. I have the best husband humanly possible.

5. I am quite possibly the happiest I have ever been- even on my worst day.

Friday, January 28, 2011

HSG- Done!

I got the ALL CLEAR today after my HSG. Phew. One more thing checked off the list. I had very little pain and just some mild cramps afterward. Nothing big.

JC dropped off his business this morning so now the wait begins for the results. Those are the important ones. Already having internal panic that all these drugs that he's been taking will have left him with not even a single swimmer. Please let me be wrong.

Day 23: Favorite Vacation

Hands down- my trip to Europe. I went on a cruise that sailed out of Barcelona, through France, Italy, Greece, and Turkey. It ended in Venice. A-MA-ZING. The only bad part about it was that it was when I first met JC and being away from him was slow torture. I spent $300 in the internet cafe on the ship.

Here is a photo collage of my trip...a little small- sorry!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Tomorrow

So tomorrow is my HSG. I'm nervous, but pretty sure that it should go just fine. Uncomfortable, yes. But nothing I can't handle.

The important thing about tomorrow is JC's 3rd SA. This is our only shot at getting from IVF to IUI. While I would LOVE to get there...I think it's pretty much impossible. But if for some medical miracle that we can get there- it's all based on tomorrow's results. So all you out there in internet land...cross your fingers and toes for me. I need sperm with capes. And lots of them.

Glass Half Full, right?? If I keep saying it, maybe I'll finally start to believe it. Ha!

Day 22: Your favorite city

I'm not quite sure I have a favorite city...but if I have to pick- I think Barcelona is it. I've been twice now and it's just one of my favorite places. Near the beach, lots of cool architecture and culture...and so fun.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Day 21: A Picture of You

This is me. Ok- so this was a little over a year ago at my wedding- I was laying in an old claw foot tub. But I promise that I look the same now :) Plus I love my wedding flowers the most.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

I have amazing friends.

Remember the girls from this post?



So yesterday I had a TOTAL crap day at work. I spent my entire drive home getting myself nice and fired up about it. I got home to find a little package waiting for me. And this was inside.

It's a paperweight. Seems simple, yes? But can you read that? It says "You deserve what you want." Exactly what I needed at exactly the right time. What was even better was that it came with a note that made all the bad of the day go away.

Sars- If you're out there- I love you. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

A Blog Award!

I love awards! I got this Blog award from my friend lissasue3. You can read her blog here. Thank you friend! xoxo

Now onto the rules that come with receiving this award.
1. Thank and link back to the person who gave you this award.
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Award 15 recently discovered new bloggers.
4. Contact these bloggers and let them know about the award.

SOooo...Here are 7 interesting-ish things about me:

1. I haven't seen my toes without polish on them in at least 10 years. Probably longer.

2. I have an odd fear of birds. If you have one in your house, I probably won't go inside.

3. Strawberries are my favorite fruit.

4. I like bananas but hate banana flavored things.

5. I can't wash my hands without putting lotion on afterward. I carry it around with me in my purse and have large quantities at home and at work.

6. I'm dying to go back to Europe- Spain and Italy especially.

7. I hate all the food that is part of Thanksgiving dinner. I usually make homemade mac & cheese and just have that.


I award the following bloggers!
1. CatahoulaMom at Life as a 'houla Mom
2. MillerTime at Taking You Home
3. Jenn at A Day in the Life of Jenn
4. Lovey at No Day But Today
5. Megan at Sex Ed Didn't Teach Me THAT!

Ok- so I only did 5, but I'm picky!

Day 20: Nicknames

Kathy.

That's all I got. Kathy is my nickname, I guess. My real name is Kathleen- and now that I'm older, I like it much better than Kathy- but no one ever calls me that.

So Kathy it is.

Monday, January 24, 2011

CD 3 Results

So I got the call today from my IVF nurse- Chris (who I love, PS). Everything is totally normal.

Except my thyroid levels. 4.91. Yikes.

So I really have no one to blame for this but myself. I kind of just stopped my thryoid meds when I ran out of refills and never tried to have it filled again. SO bad of me, I know. It was such a cluster last year when the prescription ran out that I just kind of let it fall by the wayside.

So now more blood work is in store for me.

Day 19: Something you miss

This is my Dad. It's a picture of my favorite picture of him taken on his 50th birthday (hence the Over the Hill sign in the background...). I miss him every day- even more now that I'm older.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Updates

So yesterday was my first date with the "Dildo Cam". Not as bad as I expected and I guess it's something I should get used to. The good part is that everything (according to the Tech, of course) looked normal. I should get the blood work results and more specifics from the nurse on Monday. I'm only concerned about my thyroid levels. They have been high since May and because my doctor when out of business- It has been challenging to keep up with having them monitored. Needless to say- I'm sure I'll need to be medicated for that.


In other news- I'm standing at the desk at the RE's office and next thing I know- A girl I went to grade school and high school with is standing there in the waiting room. I recognize her husband from Facebook. Speechless. I never imagined that I'd be running into anyone I actually know in that office. So after a small awkward exchange- we agree to email, but keep this little run in under our hats. And all I could think of was this...

Day 18: Something you regret

I do have a few regrets.

1. I used to smoke. Gross, right? I wish I never started.

2. I completely stopped going to the gym when I met JC. It was like I couldn't waste time at the gym when I could be spending time with him. I shouldn't have stopped. It's impossible to start again.

3. Whenever you experience a profound loss- like with my father- I think it's impossible not to have regret about your relationship or your experience with that person. So of course- I always wonder if my father really knew if I loved him or understood me or knew how important he was to me. Never having these questions answered was hard for me to deal with soon after his death.