March 23, 2008

Temp Drop

I didn't have the heart to test this morning. My temp plummeted, so I think I'll let that speak for itself, adding a BFN into the mix wouldn't be helpful at all.

Happy Easter everyone!!

March 22, 2008

Book Club Help

I have book club on Tuesday. This month we are reading the Red Tent. Does anyone have any recommendations that I could suggest for next month?

Life Lesson

Instead of doing the normal thing of learning from my own mistakes I decided to learn from a friend's tragedy and pass the warning on. A few weeks a go a friend left her house with her kids to go and run some errands. Upon returning home her house was engulfed in flames. Parts of their house were completely destroyed while the remainder has heavy smoke damage. The fire started in the laundry room, specifically with her dryer. What this has taught me is that we are NEVER leaving the house again with our washer, dryer or dishwasher running. So scary.

Her kids are 2 and 4 and I felt bad that they lost their stuff so I wanted to help but felt helpless. So I decided to do what I do best and I made each of them their very own blanket. They both have fleece on the back so they are extra comfy. If anyone wants to make a very easy blanket the tutorial can be found here.

On the TTC front, my temps are still up and if they look that way tomorrow we are going to test. Tomorrow we will be 12DPO also known as 3weeks and 5 days pregnant.

March 16, 2008

Mall Map

March 14, 2008

Cross Hairs

Looks like we did well on the timing. Now we just have 11 more days to see that this time worked!

I'm trying to be way more positive this time around as I figure it can't hurt any. I created a home office area in our house complete with a bulletin board that I have now converted into my vision board. It has pictures of babies, positive pregnancy tests, Sagittarius signs (we calculated that the baby would be born December 4th), just everything that is baby. It's a good way for me to remember to stay positive.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

March 10, 2008


I'm trying to find anything I can to do besides work. So in that effort I thought I would give a brief update on where we are as of today. As Amy already mentioned I had my first scan on Friday and had one follicle at 18mm and the other was at 20mm. The doctor was on call all weekend thinking I might surge and we could do the IUI. Since that didn't happen I went back to the doctor today for scan #2 now the follicles are measuring 24mm and 20mm. Given the fact that even this morning I wasn't getting a +OPK I got a trigger shot and booked my IUI for tomorrow afternoon.

Fingers crossed that this is the one. Okay, now I better get back to work :(

March 8, 2008

Why I am glad I left the state of Oklahoma

People like this make me sick to my stomach. It is sad that we have leaders and teachers that are such idiots like this spreading this hate and bullshit to others in the community.

Update on try #5

Well an update about try #5. Yesterday, we went to the doctor to check out Melissa’s follicles. This is our second time to do the monitored cycle. The first time, there was only one follicle and it was smaller than we expected. This time there were two good size follicles. We felt better knowing there was more than one good size follicle. Our doctor informed us that we might not have to use a trigger shot this time. We have had to use a trigger shot for all our tries except the first try. We will probably inseminate Monday but there is a chance for Sunday or Tuesday.

I have a really good feeling about this cycle (Melissa thinks I always have a good feeling) .Well, first we are inseminating around Melissa’s birthday (3/7). This would be a great late birthday present for her. Next, we will find out if this cycle worked on her sister Carly’s birthday (a great birthday present for Carly I think). Finally, the due date of our baby would be around my birthday. Melissa thinks I am reading too much into this and we could find things like this each time. However, I think that all this is perfect timing for great news.

Happy Birthday Melissa!

March 2, 2008


I was tagged by Lizzie at Two Chicks In Pursuit of a Babe. The rules are as follows:

1. Grab the nearest book of 123 pages or more.
2. Open it to page 123.
3. Find the first 5 sentences and write them down.
4. Then invite 5 friends to do the same.

Currently at book club we are reading The Red Tent by Anita Diamant.

But as my father recovered his health, his fear returned even greater than before and changed him. Jacob could speak of nothing else but his brother's revenge, and he saw the nighttime attack and his struggle with the army of angels as portents of the battle to come. He grew suspicious of any attempt to calm him and sent gentle Reuben away. Instead, he came to depend upon Levi, who let Jacob number his worries endlessly and nodded grimly at our father's direst predictions.

I think everyone I read has already been tagged. If I've missed someone or if you would like to join let me know in the comments and I can add your name and a link to your blog in this post.