Friday, February 29, 2008

Leap Year

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Great Book

I was told by my chiropractor to get this book and use it as a reference, encyclopedia, dictionary and bible. She was right. Just starting on this path, I have to say that I am already loving the book. It's got answers to every question and she really tells you what to expect. I highly recommend this book to anyone who has to deal with infertility or is just not sure if they are headed that way. I never thought I would be heading down this road, but here I am and it's great to know that this book can help answer some questions before I even start.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

One More Negative

One more negative to add to my ever growing list. I took another pregnancy test this morning and it was a NO. I don't get it.

What I did do, however, is make a few phone calls and next week I'm going to see a fertility specialist. I called my insurance company and got all the info I needed from them and now I wait.

Who knows what I'll hear next week. And the following week I have an appointment with my new ob-gyn.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Showers of Happiness!

I've been just a little busy lately...sorry to anyone who has missed me, but more importantly sorry to those bloggers who I love to visit with...particularly my blogging buddy who was kind enough to include me in her awesome blog allthingsnew . Thank you thank you!

I can't believe I just typed away like a madman for about 15 minutes and thought everything was good and hit publish post and was gone. Where did all my typing go?

Oh well, let me try to remember what I wrote...

Ok, my sister's baby shower was a success. I had a very hectic week making chocolates, writing out baby poems, wrapping gifts and decorating.

My best friend had made really great chocolate lollipops for my bridal shower in the shape of an umbrella. She talked me into doing the same for my sister, but only after she vowed to help. It was actually fun and I have to admit that I licked a whole lot of chocolate out of the bowls before they hit the sink.

We made umbrella and rattle lollipops, wrapped them in cute cellophane and used these really cool twist ties that said "It's a Boy!" in blue. Then I had ordered cute stickers with the happy couple kissing and the caption "It all started with a kiss".

I then found a cool poem that I printed out onto parchment paper and rolled into scrolls. Here's the poem...

I'm really glad that you could come
And help surprise my mother
sit down, relax, enjoy yourselves
and chat with one another
Sorry I can't be with you
to join in Mommy's shower
But I'm very busy you see
I'm growing more each hour
Though I'm not there to thank you
for the lovely gifts you've brought
my family is grateful
we appreciate the thought
I'll be arriving shortly
and I'm as happy as can be
so, after I've been home awhile
please come and visit me
Everyone loved it and many cried. But a bunch of people didn't realize what the scroll was and thought it was a menu. After I spent a long time printing the scrolls, rolling them, cutting ribbon, tying ribbon, curling friend calls to tell me that what I should do is print one for every table and put it in a frame so that everyone can see it right away!!!!!
AHHHH!! You know how long it took? Her idea was better, but then again a bunch of people were happy to have their own copy to take home.
And it made my sister cry.
The day was a success and I have to say, I thought I would be much more upset than I was. I did think about the fact that I would've been having my own shower right around this time and all these cute little gifts would've been going home with me too.
But it was her day, I was truly happy for her and I really can't wait to meet my new nephew.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Too Relaxed

I totally relaxed way too much this month. But then again, it wasn't really my fault. I'm supposed to ovulate on the 12th of this month, it's been that way for the last 10 cycles. Sixteen days after the "flo" I ovulate. Then how come on Saturday, which was the 9th, I started feeling a little crampy and decided on the 10th to use my OPK and wouldn't you know, a big ole smiley face was staring right back at me.

I would've totally skipped right over the ovulation day if I didn't decide to check yesterday. I don't even know why I thought I shouldn't have checked, but I was so "relaxed" and wasn't even thinking about it that I thought I was good for a couple more days. If I didn't check, I would've been wondering for the next couple of OPK tests why I didn't ovulate this month.

I don't know how I got so confused. See what happens when you take the advice of others who tell you to put it out of your head and not think about it?

I hope I did everything I had to do though and the outcome is positive. I have to say though, that I am a little less stressed this time around. I just can't figure out why I ovulated early. I'll have to look that one up.

Fingers crossed once again and onward we go for the two week wait...

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Keeping the Faith

I'm definitely feeling a renewed sense of faith. I have to keep the stress levels low and keep my mind off of turning this whole baby making thing into a job. I'm just gonna enjoy every minute of everything that's going on in life right now. At least that's what I hope to do. I have to keep the faith. I have my eye on the goal, and that goal is family. If that's what's in the cards for me, then that's what's gonna happen.