Monday, September 22, 2008


September is a busy month round here.

7 birthdays in a span of 3 weeks.

Today is the last, my dad is turning 76!

Happy Birthday Dad!!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Time flies

My 37th birthday is tomorrow (well, in a few hours actually)

This day last year was my egg retreival for the trial. Wow, that year went fast....

Thirty seven....I don't feel that old! It's all in how old you feel, right? I have been finding some old HS friends on facebook. Our 20th (GASP) year class reunion is next year. I can't believe how old some of them look. I sure don't feel as old as they look.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The ultimate test...

So I promised, a long time ago, an update on the babymaking scene.

In July, we closed on our other house, freeing up money to get caught up on bills. In August we talked with the bank about taking out a loan to do IVF again. We wanted just the preliminary numbers. They looked good.

So at the end of August, I emailed my contact at my clinic. She is the one who I went through everything with the trial for. She got me in touch with the financial person who sent me information on the Iowa Warranty program. After much thought, we decided to move forward.

I called the clinic yesterday to ask about setting up initial appointments to see if we'll qualifiy. I am to call Day 1 of the next cycle to get in for bloodwork and an ultrasound.

Here's the catch. I must have at least 12 antral follicles to qualify for the warranty program. When I went in for the trial, I had 9. (the very first appointment, the next appointment I had 14) Because of this, it's really a crap shoot. Will I have the required 12?

If I don't, then we will (and it's taking me a very long time to type this) quit persuing treatment. We can't/don't feel right about persuing treatment at the amount it costs without knowing that we'd have some money left for other pursuits. hurts to type that, but it's true.

More later.....

Monday, September 15, 2008

Perfect Moment Monday

My perfect moment from this week was Friday morning. I came home from the gym to get Boo up.
Wake up Boo, it's your birthday!
Is it my special day Mom? Is it my birthday?
It is Boo, you are FOUR today!
(giggle, giggle, hee hee) YAY! Oh Thank you Mom!
For what?
For my birthday!
You are welcome sweet boy, you are welcome!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Clearly, I have issues

We met Boo's Pre-K teacher on new student orientation night. Then I wasn't sure but to at Unpack your's obvious she's pregnant.

For some reason this really upsets me. I think it's because he's going to bond with this woman, he's going to hear about her having a baby, he's going to see her stomach grow. There will be questions for me. I know there will, one of them being "are you going to have a baby Mom?" He's never been around someone day in, day out who is pregnant. He's seen pregnant women but never someone that he's had a real close relationship with.

I have issues clearly as I am dreading this. I really am.

I'm a horrible mom huh? I don't want him around someone who is pregnant because I can't be.
I'm terribly jealous that he will experience this with her and not with me.

As I said, I have issues.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Gosh it stinks to lose your blogger password!!

It really stinks! But all is fixed now.

News and posts to come soon....if anyone is still reading that is.