Thursday, October 30, 2008


I'm officially in the tww for the last time. Dr. Ice-princess did my IUI again and asked if we had met before. Hello???? Woman, you manhandle my vagina, can you please remember me?

So the countdown begins: 14 days until poas.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Ultrasound #4

There is a sign in the changing room that instructs you NOT to ask the sonographer any questions during the ultrasound. It took everything in me to avoid asking her what she saw and promise I wouldn't tell the RE. I would have taken a cough, wink, fart, anything to let me know what was going on. But, like any other visit, I had to wait for "the call." I finally got a call around lunchtime telling me that I have "a nice follicle measuring 21mm." Wahooo!!!! Ironically, the follicle is on the left side. If you recall, my lead follicle measuring 11mm on Saturday was on my right side. My estrogen level is 535 so I was instructed to trigger at 11:15pm and return on Thursday for the IUI.

I'm generally not an anxious person but I think ttc has turned me into a neurotic nitwit. What's my concern now? Well I've had tons of ewcm and 2 +opk's (yesterday and this morning) and now I'm worried I'm going to ovulate before the IUI and the timing will be all off. I asked the RE nurse about the +opk and she told me to disregard them. My control issues are being really challenged. I have to remind myself that this is their business and I have to trust them.

Okay I'm off to trigger.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

The battle of the iron ons

My follies are growing ridiculously slow. I have some fear that my cycle will be cancelled if they don't catch up by my next u/s visit on Tuesday. Like every ttc gal, I've done tons of googling and I've decided to "step away from the google search engine" because the stress is increasing and we all know how counterproductive that is. My doctor upped my dose so hopefully it will give them the boost they need.

This weekend was dedicated to iron ons. It was much harder than I thought because if it didn't stick the first time, the whole project was screwed. I found that the Plaid brand iron ons were much easier to transfer than the Tulip brand, which didn't transfer at all but just made a mess on the onesie. The fabric transfer (giraffe) were the easiest by far to transfer. Here are some pics (of both the good and bad ) in addition to a cherry hat I made. The black t-shirt is for Logan, Marley's 3 year old sister. ***double click on pics to make them bigger.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Weekend project

There is something about the fall/winter that puts me in the mood to whip out the crochet and knitting needles. With Marley arriving in a few months, I figured I better get a move on with some projects. I was amazed at how quickly I made these.

While at the craft store yesterday, I discovered a whole new world.... Iron ons. So next weekend's projects will be dedicated to onesies.

On a ttc note, the shots are getting easier and easier to take.
*** Marley is the name my brother and sil have chosen for their baby.

Friday, October 17, 2008

1, 2.................3

I cannot tell you how many times Danielle and I counted to 3 before I worked up enough nerve to give myself the shot. We were literally at it for about 5 minutes. We tried it with me holding the pen, then her holding the pen and me dodging out the way when she came near me and then me holding the pen. Finally I worked up the nerve only because Danielle was getting ready to leave and I didn't want to do it without her. I needed her for moral support. However, the moral support went out the door when she laughed at me because I said "oh" as in "oh this is it?" when I stuck it in. It "burned" a little but that was it. With all of my fat, I hope the medicine finds its way to wherever it is suppose to go.

Well I'm off to go get some Indian food, come home and watch the Sex and the City Movie. I've gotten very little sleep these past few days and I'm exhausted. I had to move my u/s appointment up this morning because I couldn't get out of bed.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Someone's turning 25

Danielle, You are officially in your mid 20's!!!!!!!!!!!! Aggghhh, what sweet days. Have a fabulous day. I love you and I am so happy to be sharing my life with you.



Monday, October 13, 2008

Gearing up for round thirteen

While I've thoroughly enjoyed my break, I'm getting excited and a little antsy to ttc again. Although breaks generally suck whether they are forced or voluntary, they do help. Anyway, I'm getting my checklist together. I still need to get alcohol swabs and a sharps container. After temping for over a year, it is going to be so weird not to temp this cycle or use opks. What will I do with myself every morning? It's become a part of my routine. I've decided that I'm not even going to temp during the tww because I've had such misleading charts in the past that it's not worth it. But who am I kidding? There's no way I can go without having some kind of information during the tww, so my supply of internet cheapies will be in the mail soon.

As far as our cruise, it's been so much fun looking at different excursions for us to go on. However, we may end up being a little limited if I am pregnant. I've found one that just seems so adventurous and a little scary. You almost look like a little alien but I bet it's fun.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

We are on our way

I'm so freaken excited. This week, we paid for our cruise and got a really nice deal with an on board credit. We got one on our last cruise that we used to pay for snorkeling and a buy-in to a poker tournament which Danielle placed 2nd! I love my little professional poker player (P3). Our cruise leaves on January 11th and goes to Puerto Rico, St. Thomas and St. Maarten. I'll be in Puerto Rico for my birthday which is really exciting.

I have about 1 more week until we are back in the ttc game. I've really enjoyed my break. It's been so stress free these past few weeks and I can't tell you how many pina coladas I've had. It's been great hanging out with friends and just doing things that I usually won't do during the tww.

Danielle and I have been doing our own Biggest Loser contest and while I've lost a few pounds, Danielle has done fantastic and has lost 10 pounds so far. I'm so proud of her. We are going to look fantastic on our cruise, pregnant belly or not.

SNL skit- VP debate

Politics- I just don't get it.

I know that politics is a taboo topic but I need some feedback to better understand the thought process behind these candidates. So like many of you, we watched the Vice Presidential debate on Thursday. I think the most ironic part for me was when Biden was so adament about his support of same sex rights but then even more adament about not supporting gay marriage. Of course Palin was in agreement. I just don't get it. I don't understand how you can support one but not the other. Is their decision religious based? If so, wouldn't their religion lead them to not support even the idea of same sex coupling, let alone give them rights? What are your thoughts? Also I don't quite clearly understand how people feel like that gay marriage will deconstruct the whole instituation of marriage. How would it affect it?

Just for fun and giggles, here's the SNL skit: