Tuesday, March 29, 2005
The wait...
... I am now in what we in Infertile Land like to call the two week wait. By my estimation I am now 2 or 3 days past ovulation and am waiting "patiently" for day 14 so I will know if I am pregnant or not. Taking a break from the temping, the charting and the Clomid this month has really helped me emotionally. I think maybe I will put down the thermometer for a couple more moths and just stick to the OPK's.

Three days until we leave for Mexico! It should be just the little diversion that I need. I can't wait to bake in the sun and sleep on the beach and go snorkeling. I wish we were going for longer than five days, but that is all the time we had and all the $$ we could afford to spend.

Friday, March 25, 2005
It's a BOY!!!
My best, best friend in the whole world, J, gave birth to her first child, a boy, early this morning. Baby is adorable with a full head of soft brown hair. I can't wait to get to the town she lives in and hold him and smell his sweet head. Too bad the weather in the Rocky Mountains SUCKS today, as is typical in March, and I can't make the drive from my town to her town because I am a chicken and I hate to drive in the snow! Hopefully I can make it there sometime this weekend.

I really thought that the birth of J's baby would make me sad since we have tried for so long and had no luck procuring a pregnancy of our own. But, life has surprised me and rather than being sad (as I originally was when J announced she was with child) I am elated, proud, smiling, laughing and overjoyed! J - if you ever find this little blog of mine, know that I didn't sleep a wink last night, that I appreciated the updates G provided every couple of hours and that I am SO SO SO very happy for you. I love you - I really, really do!

Thursday, March 24, 2005
March is the snowiest month...
... in the place that I live. It is snowing today and it is very cold! Boy am I ready for spring.

I have decided that I am going to be better about posting every couple of days. Lets see if I can actually stick with a hobby for once!

There are only 9 days until we leave for the sunny beaches of Mexico. I can't wait! Our friends C&S decided at the last minute that they were going to join us and I am so excited... last time Husband and I were in Mexico we talked and talked about how much fun it would be if C&S or G&J or both were there with us. G&J can't go because J is about ready to pop out her first little bundle in April... I will miss having them there, they are so much fun.

I have a ton of things to do before we go... I need to borrow C&S's extra digital camera and get it all charged up. I need to get the birth certificates and plane/hotel confirmation stuff all in order. I need to clean the house and do all the laundry because I can't stand coming home to a dirty house. I have to confirm that we have a house/cat sitter and that my parents will take temporary custody of the dog for a week and I still need to decide which swimsuit to take back. Leave it to the obsessive compulsive one to buy three swimsuits knowing damn well that she could only afford to keep one! Oh well! I am going to do a little fashion show for Husband and then he can help me decide which two go and which one stays.

On the baby front - I am having a wonderful month off from the temping and the charting and the Clomid and the obsessing! I really needed another sanity break. The only thing I am doing this month is OPKs and that is because, well, I just can't do nothing! So far they are negative, but based on the past gazillion months of data I have I am sure that will be changing soon. Geddy-up Husband it is time to get our GROOVE on!

As a wrap up... a huge shout-out to the infertile ladies who blog out there that keep me going. I don't comment but I do read - everyday! You have no idea how much I enjoy your ramblings! I am going to link to some of you that I enjoy on a daily basis... hope you don't mind.

Friday, March 11, 2005
A little bit about me...
I have seen this done on many other blogs and I like the idea. I thought I would put together a list as a way to introduce myself and give my readers a bit of background on me. So, here it is - 100 things about me...

1. I am in my late twenty's.
2. I married the man of my dreams in 1999.
3. I have a dog.
4. I have a cat.
5. I am an only child.
6. I work a full-time job.
7. I have a college education.
8. I am a Scorpio.
9. I can be obsessive compulsive.
10. I like to drink red wine and take long baths.
11. I love to read.
12. I like music and know all the words to my favorite songs, but can never name the artist.
13. I am good at math.
14. I love to sleep in.
15. I sleep on flannel sheets year round.
16. I let my pets sleep on my bed and I feed them from the table.
17. I love our home.
18. I love to watch the sunrise but I hate mornings.
19. I am tall and thin.
20. I have had the same best friend for almost 15 years.
21. I am afraid of water.
22. I hate to clean the bathroom.
23. I love warm (not hot) black coffee.
24. I am shy.
25. I can’t live without my cell phone.
26. I’ve never been pregnant.
27. I love cold Corona and fresh lime on a hot summer day.
28. I am horrible at picking up after myself.
29. I love baseball.
30. I hate football.
31. I was an athlete when I was young and now I can’t get myself to go to the gym.
32. I am almost blind in my left eye.
33. I have never had a traffic ticket.
34. I have been pulled over once but just got a warning.
35. I don’t like to fly.
36. I love to cook dinner with my husband.
37. I was a snack bar attendant, a secretary, a reservation sales agent, a hotel employee, a waitress, and a bartender before I finished my degree.
38. I love to ski but never go.
39. I like to picnic in the park.
40. I get a rash on my chest when I am excited, nervous, or angry.
41. I don’t speak to two of my bridesmaids anymore.
42. I like brussel sprouts, asparagus, artichokes, and spinach.
43. I lived with my husband before we were married.
44. I talk to my parents at least three times a week and sometimes daily.
45. I have a very high tolerance for pain.
46. I whine sometimes.
47. I am a procrastinator.
48. I love Mexican food.
49. The smell of liver and onions cooking will make me throw up.
50. I have had over 25 roommates – I only keep in touch with two of them.
51. Most of my friends are at least ten years older than me.
52. I knew my great-grandmother.
53. My favorite flower is the tulip.
54. I watch too much television.
55. I love to lie in the sun and I don’t wear enough sunscreen.
56. I am scared of snakes.
57. I like to eat a huge breakfast on Sunday mornings and then take a nap.
58. I don’t know how to play tennis or golf but I would like to learn.
59. I have a hard time staying committed to a hobby.
60. I used to drink a six-pack of Dr. Pepper every day.
61. I bite my nails.
62. I hate to shave.
63. I have had crab legs on my birthday every year since I was four.
64. I don’t like elevators.
65. I have had two friends my age die.
66. I gained fifteen pounds fall semester of my freshman year.
67. I lost fifteen pounds spring semester of my freshman year.
68. I have visited a friend in jail.
69. I love root beer floats and Heath Bar Blizzards.
70. My parents are still married to each other and so are my husband’s.
71. I like to climb trees.
72. I don’t like anything that contains artificial sweetener.
73. I am not afraid to stick up for what I believe.
74. I know how to drive a stick.
75. I brush my teeth in the shower.
76. I have been outside the US twice.
77. I will eavesdrop on your conversation if you talk loud enough.
78. I love 7-11 nachos after a night at the bar.
79. I think my father is brilliant.
80. I like to drive with the sunroof open and the heat blasting on a sunny winter day.
81. I have called in sick to work and spent all day in my pajamas when I was perfectly healthy.
82. I like to pull out the hide-a-bed in the living room and watch movies for hours.
83. I love the smell of rain and I am scared of thunder.
84. I am fanatical about finances and having good credit.
85. I hate public restrooms.
86. I skipped a grade in elementary school.
87. I love my husband’s family and he loves mine.
88. I can’t sleep if I am hot.
89. I have cheated on a test and been caught.
90. I love to take long showers.
91. I get hysterical when I throw up.
92. I have watched Good Will Hunting over 100 times.
93. I like to play in the snow and I hate to drive in it.
94. I am easily frustrated.
95. I love vacations in Mexico.
96. I always wear my seatbelt.
97. I love to cook dinner for our friends.
98. In the winter I can’t live without socks, warm pajamas, hot tea and my fireplace.
99. It takes very little to amuse me and a great deal to shock me.
100. I am scared that I will never be a mother.