Sunday, December 21, 2008


Well Hello!
I'm back... from outter space? No, the holiday's are here! These last few weeks at work were incredibly busy (when is teaching not busy?) and finally Christmas is here!
A rundown of events the last few weeks:

BFN - at this point I don't know what else to expect. The Dong Qu*ai only succeeded in making me constipated

Unable to do an IUI this month because I will be in Nor Cal for the week that I would be inseminated. So hopefully next month (see below)

Summoned for Jury Duty Jan 20th. That is the first day of the new semester at work (and I teach Civics which is a senior semester course, so that means potentially my first day with 80 new students there will be a sub - yuk!) AND, if my calculations are correct, that is when my next cycle should start. Can I use infertility as an excuse to get out of jury duty? It seems like that should be fair game, because our plan to do an IUI wouldn't work if I can't get to the dr's office until well after their closed. Pooh.

I do want to say some HUGE congratulations to all of you who have gotten BFP's! I am so glad you shared your journey's with us and hope you continue to do so.

Alright, I'm heading to Grandma's house tomorrow and there is no internet there (can you imagine?) so I'll be looking forward to reading more awesome stories when I get back. Take care ladies and I'll be checking in periodically!

Here's to Knocked up '09!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Too Long!

Hello out there... Hello... Anyone there?
This blog is so boring when I'm not complaining about being infertile.
So here's the latest...
Yesterday was my 30th birthday. It was great. Last weekend my DH and I went to Las Vegas. We stayed at the at mand.alay bay. It was really fun! I hadn't been to Las Vegas ever as an adult (meaning we didn't stay at someone's parents house for free and go to the Saharah for Dollar Black jack).
We ditched work on Friday (woo hoo!) and drove out on Thursday after school. It only took about 3 1/2 hours. I can't imagine sitting in traffic again to do that on a holiday weekend.
We didn't do anything Thursday night we were so tired from the week and Thanksgiving.
Friday we walked up and down the strip just people watching and trying to avoid the porn on the streets. And I discovered... video poker. Um, can I just say, 'awesome'. I am a pro (a pro that ended with 33 dollars less than we she started the weekend).
Friday night we ate at steak.craft - the restaurant owned by Tom from Top Che.f (if you watch that, it's a great show). It was a fancy meal and served as a great birtdhday gift from my dh.
Saturday we slept in (which for teachers means laying in bed until 7:30... I can't sleep in anymore!) and played the slots a bit waiting for my brother and sister in law to arrive. They came for just Saturday night to watch Bette Mid.dler with us. Bette was very entertaining, although there was this section in the middle where she was a mermaid for about 20 minutes. That wasn't so great. But other than that, I really thought her show was great.
Sunday we hung out and then drove back in the afternoon. Overall, a great weekend.

Then last night my mom had some of my family over for a 'small' party. It was fun. I haven't had an actual birthday 'party' for a while. I like to do things, but rarely just let people bake me food and bring me presents. I've got to remember that for next year, it was awesome!

Now I find myself waiting anxiously for the next two weeks to be over and for christmas break to be here. I'm also waiting anxiously for the weekend to see if I'm finally pg. I'm hoping a little, but I'm trying really hard not to let myself even think about it (right). I'm not even flipping back the calendar to see when AF is due. Maybe that's why I haven't posted a bunch lately. I'm trying to hold on. The plan is still to do an IUI in January (because in December I'll be out of town during ovulation - getting it on at Grandma's house is going to be interesting, although it has been done before (ha!).

There's more but other than that things are going really well and I'm looking forward to the weekend.
I'm still following all of you ladies' blogs, but I can't comment from google reader since blogspot is blocked, but I'm praying for you guys and think about your struggles (and successes!) often.

Alright, the bed is calling...