Thursday, December 31, 2009
I wish you all a healthy and safe New Year! Don't do anything stupid!!!
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Off to start laundry and sew the binding on my quilt!
Monday, December 28, 2009
On DSIUI note.... I am starting to do the OPK test this week. Today was negative.... Thank goodness. As long as they stay negative through Friday, we will be just fine. I am really holding out for a + on Saturday so SA can go with me at least for the first time.
Monday, December 21, 2009
That doctor's office has a sense of humor. So we are down to about 14 days which hopefully will put us right on target for the Monday after New Year's that both Scott and I have taken off. Keep you fingers crossed!
Friday, December 18, 2009
We went to the family get together and we were staying at the hotel. We were getting romantic and the birth control failed. At that point we were already engaged but decided we would run off and elope and not tell anyone. Little did we know that birth control wasn't necessary....
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
I took a step that changed my life forever. 130-165 lbs later, life is sooooo much better and a lot more fun. Thank you to all the friends and family that have been along for the ride. This was not an easy decision that I made lightly. For goodness sake, I weighed 465 lbs at the start of this journey and if I had not made this change, I would probably be on my death bed. My focus for the next year, is to do what I have to do to have a healthy pregnancy. Drink my water, take my vitamins, not gain a ton of weight.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
We met with an RE (well his nurse anyways) and determined through blood work and a HSG that there isn't anything wrong with me at this time. We will do three unmedicated cycles as if you aren't pregnant by your fourth cycle without any help, chances are you won't be. There is a 25% per cycle that we can get pregnant and no one cycle is better than the other. I will chart my temperatures and use OPK to determine when I am going to ovulate. Once we get an OPK+ then I will call and make an appointment for the next day for insemination.
Our DS (donor sperm) is already waiting at the clinic for us. I am excited and very scared at the same time. We will tell our children some day about how they came to be but will they understand, will they want to meet the man who donated (who is unknown to all of us), will they ever look at Scott and say that he isn't their father, will I be haunted by the procedure, will Scott change his mind somewhere down the road?
One day at a time? 19 more days and counting!
Sunday, December 13, 2009
When I say baking cookies, I mean about 32 dozen (8 batches with 4 dozen a piece) to give out to the family for Christmas. I am even using the same glass that she used to press the cookies into shape.
It is a little bitter sweet however, because up until last year, my mom and I made these cookies together. Last year and this year, she hasn't wanted to much to do with it. This was one of those things that I was hoping to pass on to my kids. Make Sugar Cookies together as a family.
Oh well, just another one of those things that my mom will lose out on because of her choices.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Second drama for the day, my mom is in the process of getting a divorce and her husband moved out of their house three days ago. Guess what, the new boyfriend is all set to move in. I watched the men come and go growing up and had really hoped that she had moved beyond that as she got older. Guess not! I feel really bad for BB becuase he has to watch and deal with the same things I did. The ignoring because the boyfriend is so much more important than the rest of us.
8-10 weeks ago, I couldn't get a weekend away from my mom. Now I can't even get an evening dinner with her.
BB had his winter concert tonight and guess who was there. "The Boyfriend" and she had no plans to tell me. Really? You think just springing this on me is going to make me accept this person into my life any sooner. Don't think so, I will on my own time and desire. Until then, don't push him on me.
Ugghhh! It really stinks when your 53 year old mother is acting like a teenager again. What is really sad is that I am really going to need her in the next few months as we start our DIUI and she won't be there.
Good thing I have other people that surround me with love and care!
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
1. Copy and paste the meme from the person that tagged you.
2. Run a Google image search on your answer to the question.
3. Choose a relevant image that suits your taste and needs.
4. Add a description.
5. Tag four innocent bystanders to pass the damn thing on, and leave a comment on their blog so they know what's up.
6. Have fun!
And we're off!!
Place I was Born:
Walter Reed Hospital - Washington D.C.
Place I Grew Up:
All Over the Place
Place I live Now:
New Brighton MN
High School Mascot:
University I Attended:
Didn't go to a University but instead to a community college
Favorite Wild Animal:
Tasmanian Devil of Course
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Vegas Baby Vegas
Favorite Sports Team:
My Age Right Now:
My Favorite Color:
My Favorite Song:
It happens to be whatever shows up on my i.pod
My Favorite Book:
Wish I could say whatever is on my k.indle but that isn't going to happen anytime soon! So I will say, The Sha.ck
My Favorite Clothing Brand:
My Job or Career:
Approving Condominiums for conventional loans.
My Favorite Television Show!
Reality TV Junkie!!!
HoHo Mint Mocha
See above? How about Shopping!!
My Favorite Food:
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
So I shoveled the few inches of snow when I got home, started my Christmas cookie baking with chocolate covered pretzels and now I am watching the series finale of Big.gest Loser and can't wait to see Shay!
Monday, December 7, 2009
On a side note, I got my first smiley face on the OPK. I have never gotten a smiley face before because I was using FMU and then switched to cheapies right before we learned about SA's MFI. We are down to less than 30 days before our first DIUI. Here's to our New Year's Baby.
Sunday, December 6, 2009
This is a pattern by one of my favorite quilt designers. I machined quilted it myself on my Ber.nina and finished the binding today during the football game. This is for my MIL's good friend and I hope she likes it. She is reimbursing me for the material costs (or at least I hope) because we could sure use the extra money.
Saturday, December 5, 2009
We are going to try this new restaurant in Eden Prairie. It is a Hawaiian/Asian place that we have never been to before.
Going to new places make me nervous with the lap band. Food choices don't always work but if I go slow and chew well, it should be fine!
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
Every time something bad happens and I react so badly, I begin to wonder if I am really cut out for this whole mom thing. I don't react well to stressful situations, I always expect the worst and get so pessimistic and bitchy that I can't even stand myself. Something to work on I guess.
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Every family has their Christmas Tree traditions. Mine has always been lots of lights, a star on top and lots of ornaments.
SA has been minimal lights, Angel on top and minimal ornaments.
We compromised a little bit more this year and bought an angel for the top and I still think our tree needs more lights. However, I still got lots of my ornaments on there, including the ones that my great grandma and grandpa made.
We talked about it this year and are thinking about trying to replace ornaments. Getting rid of the ornaments that were bought before we were married and have no real emotional connection to either of us.
Let me start by saying that the saying between my husband and I is that we used all of our good luck when we found each other. We have a very happy marriage and truly enjoy being with each other.
That being said, every time and I mean every time we splurge or do something fun, the universe punishes us somehow.
Spent a weekend away for my birthday, came home to a toilet that had been running the entire weekend.
Bought a w.ii, the kitten we just adopted needed an emergency vet visit.
We get the Christmas tree up and were ready to go to the V.ikings Game and right before leaving we found a leak in the laundry room by the water heater. We caught it early but there is still some water damage that needs to be addressed.
Alas, everything happens for a reason and I will get more into that down the road.