Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The Yellow Brick Road to IVF

Wifey and I decided we are going to try IVF. It's very scary knowing we have one shot at this! But we are going for it in hopes that more than one embryo will make it to the blastocyst stage (I think that's what you call it) so we can freeze them for later attempts.

We meet with the nurse to go over all the paperwork last week. She was sooo nice and I am lucky I have most of the pre blood work and other tests done. So right now we wait for my next period... towards the end of February. At that point I will go on birth control till my next period in March. Retrieval will be early April.

This all very scary but exciting. April is my birthday and I pray I get the present I want!!!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013


Happy New Year!!! It's a fresh start on a brand new year... with brand new possibilities!!! I am looking forward to this year!!! Ali Edwards does a thing called one little word and its a word to focus on, mediate on, and reflect upon as you go about your daily life. A single word can be a powerful thing. It can be the ripple in the pond that changes everything. It can be sharp and biting or rich and soft and slow.

I have always wanted to participate but never did. Well this year, I choose my word -- CREATE!
My goals are to...
  • Create a baby
  • Create a new me by eating healthy and working out (signed up at a gym closer to home yesterday)
  • Create new projects
  • Create healthy meals at home
  • Create cards and remember to mail them for my friends and family birthdays
  • Create a cleaning schedule and stick to it
There's so much more that I want to "create" this year... but the word sums up my goals for this year!!

A re-cap of this past week:
My mom and I went and saw Cathy Rigby's Peter Pan last Friday. I've never been a big Peter Pan fan but I really enjoyed the play. The sets were magnificent, the cast was great and the flying and pixie dust were amazing.

We had a great new year and spent a low key evening with friends! I am sad the holiday's are over and it's back to the grind. The only fun part of diving into work in the new year is pulling out the new calendars. I got a cute little county weekly planner for work and I love it. Each week is a new country scene and it makes me dream about a simpler life.

And just for fun... I am really into hats lately and got this cute one for Christmas.

Happy New Year!!! I hope this year is AMAZING!!!