Monday, October 31, 2005
Waiting and Waiting...
So typical me... I get all excited about sticking with something and then I go and disappear for a few days. I am okay, things are good. I have just been really busy at work and the last thing I want to do when I get home is log back into the computer. So.... yeah, that's that.

On Friday we had our regroup with Dr. Funny. Husband got to go and I was glad that he seemed to like him. He has officially diagnosed us as "unexplained", I fucking hate that word. He mentioned that husbands morp. is on the low side of normal, but is in fact normal. He does not feel that it is necessary for me to move on to injectibles because I "respond beautifully" to cl0mid. So... the plan is to wait four more days to see if I am pregnant (Hope and I are having major battle right now) and if I am not Husband will go in for a repeat SA. If everything is still in the normal range we will continue with the IUI + Cl0mid until the insurance money runs out or I run out of emotional steam. It was hard to hear that either this was going to work or we were going to have to do IVF but I guess it is better to know the truth.

I am home from work today because it is my birthday. That is right today is officially the first day of the last year of my twenties. I have spent the morning catching up on all of my TiVO'd shows from last week and now I am parked on the couch in front of the fireplace jammin' to the music playing on my new iP0d! Tonight we will entertain trick-or-treaters until about 7:00 and then we are off to a nice dinner. Tomorrow it is back to the grind. I hope the week goes fast.


PS - Still no smoking... I think I am over the hump now!

Wednesday, October 19, 2005
Sticking With It...
First off, I would like to announce that this is my 100th post. To many this may seem like a trivial thing, but to me it is a big deal. You see, I am the kind of girl that has a hard time sticking with anything. I don't have hobbies, I have a bike that never gets ridden and a gym membership that never gets used. So for me to blog for 8 consecutive months and actually reach 100 posts is a really big thing. Almost as big as not having smoked a cigarette in 25 days, which I haven't because I have will power and I rock and stuff!

Anyway... here is the nitty gritty:

I didn't have a surge yesterday. At least I am pretty sure that I didn't, but I was suffering from some intestinal distress so the whole holding the pee for four hours thing was completely out of the question. I went in this morning for my day 14 ultrasound and we found two beautiful follies on my right side, one at 23mm and one at 26mm. My lining was fantastically plump and squishy and measured 11.5. Since my numbers were so good they decided to trigger me with the hope that it would speed up the process :o) I go in tomorrow at 2:00 for IUI #4. Here's hoping that Husband can produce as nice of numbers this month as I did!

PS - Any suggestions on how to make the GIGANTIC (like the size of my palm) welt on my belly go away? It is so NOT attractive.

Monday, October 17, 2005
...busy Monday, busy weekend... just bought a really bad (good label, bad bottle) bottle of wine.

Not too upset about it because I am about to get GROOOOOVVVVYYYYY with the hubby...

Oh yeah, CD 12, -OPK...

Thursday, October 13, 2005
I could have made it through the day without seeing this.

Monday, October 10, 2005
Um Yeah... is still snowing:

... and it appears that my previous photo essay may have led some to believe that I like the Yank's... particularly Derek Jeter. This in fact is as far from the truth as possible. I don't like the Yankees even one little bit and while Derek is good looking and definitely do'able.... he plays for the wrong team. It just so happened that he was up to bat when I snapped the picture last night.

I am home because it is Columbus Day and my office is closed today. I had planned to do some work from home but the snow and the gray weather has made me quite lazy. I also have to go to the pharmacy to pick up my Cl0mid sometime today - unless I can convince Husband to stop there on the way home for me.

I am making a gigantic pot of chili and plan to make a rhubarb crunch this afternoon. I wanted to get my links updated this weekend but I forgot to bring the disc that I burned all of my work links onto home :o( Hopefully I will have time sometime this week. There are so many of you out there that I read and need to get added to my list.

Alrighty - well I am off to do some laundry, and some baking, some painting and some napping. Happy Monday!

Sunday, October 09, 2005
It's October!!!
And, it's snowing...

... and we are painting:

This is what I spent Friday night and Saturday on... four coats! Yes, I said FOUR!

And that is what Husband decided to take on at six o'clock this evening...

God bless, corned beef and cabbage, a bottle of wine and baseball playoffs.

What a weekend ladies, what a weekend!

Back soon to give you the full low-down.

Thursday, October 06, 2005
Moving on...
Things at lunch time were not so good - I was in an ugly place. But, work is over now, I have had two large glasses of shiraz, a big old pizza and a good cuddle with my dog - the tears have been dried and now I am ready to move on. Turns out that Nurse Not My Nurse gave me wrong information and a re-group needs to be scheduled prior to CD1. She pretty much screwed me for this cycle and Nurse Nice was very appologetic about it. We are going ahead with the same protocol AGAIN and will schedule a re-group with the RE during my next two week wait.

Sooooo... that is where we are. Not pregnant, busy at work, drinking wine and eating pizza - but NOT smoking. Funny how things change and yet they stay the same.

I am not smiling...
1. CD1
2. Cramps
3. Busy at work


Monday, October 03, 2005
Monday, Monday...
Happy Monday.  Or something.  Today was an absolutely nutso day at work.  It was the first day of my “new job”.  I am not complaining, but I am a bit concerned that it seems I am getting all sorts of new responsibilities and not giving up very many.  I am all settled into my new workspace.  I had to give up my laptop and am now saddled with the world’s biggest monitor and a desktop.  Again, not complaining, but it is going to take some getting used to.  Please excuse me if I don’t post as frequently or if I fall behind on my comments.  I am really no longer able to check in on you while I am at work and That. SUCKS.

We had a great time this weekend.  Saturday night we spent drinking and dancing at a black tie ball to benefit the Susan G. K0men Breast Cancer Foundati0n.  My mother put the event together and we had a great time.  There were silent and live auctions and Husband bought me a very neat piece of art to hang on the wall in our home.  The crowd was not as large as Mom would have liked, but I think they made some money for a great cause and we certainly had a FANTASTIC time.

Sunday we spent lounging around, watching football and enjoying the beautiful weather.  I finally got to put out my fall decorations!  Next weekend we are going to put down a fall fertilizer and then the weekend following we can shut down the sprinkler system.  I can’t believe that it will be snowing soon.

Today is 12 DPIUI and my ta’s hurt like a Mother – I am also having some pretty severe cramps and am fairly certain that a period is imminent.  On the positive side… I made it through day number 10.  That is right, ten days, the longest I have gone since I was 17 years old.  I can’t believe that I have made it this far!