Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Today, I put a simple post on Facebook that said, “Blogging is therapeutic.” I have had the most awesome response from it. Several people have messaged or commented to encourage me on my journey. Some of them have actually gone through IVF while the others are just amazingly sympathetic. It’s crazy how many people have gone through fertility issues and you never knew about it. What I have learned is that my blog is helpful to at least one other woman. I said from the beginning that I was writing this blog 1) to help me remember what all I went through (since my pregnancy brain has kicked in with Lupron) and 2) to hopefully help someone else going through the same thing. Mission accomplished!!!
The other day, I was asking my mom if this many of her friends had trouble getting pregnant. Back when she was having my sisters, IVF was unheard of. With me, it was still so new that I doubt she had ever heard of it personally. I asked her what they used to do when they couldn’t get pregnant, and she said they adopted. However, it makes me wonder why it seems that so many more people are turning to infertility treatments nowadays then adopted back in the day. (Does that make sense, or am I rambling, again?) It just dawned on me. Women didn’t used to wait as long to have children as we do now. That’s probably it. I bet the average age of mothers is higher than it used to be. Nothing wrong with that, though. I’ll be 32 before I get pregnant and close to 33 when I have the baby. That’s just the first one! (Todd, don’t even start on the “we’ll have one and see how you do before we have the second”. J He loves that line as much as I love the “You have kids?!” line that I use when he tells someone about our first three. Such comedians. ) Anyway, so I just went through an entire train of thought while typing. Must be fun for any readers I have. In this paragraph, I basically stated and solved a problem. Yay, me!
So on another note, Todd is learning to handle my mood swings very well. This morning, I told him I was having an emotional day…again. He said, “Did something happen or just Lupron?” J He’s learning so well! For the most part, my mood swings haven’t been anything different than what they were before. I think after we’re through with all of this, he’ll still be saying, “Did something happen or just because you’re a woman?” J
Floating house update: Our wood floors are still there and stained. Nothing else has happened. Basically, there is no update to give. I just wanted everyone to rest assured that our wood floors haven’t gone anywhere. J We should be getting baseboards tomorrow. My husband is diligently working to get our home put back together, which means he still isn’t traveling. Yay for no traveling!! Tonight will be our first night back in the house, so pray that I don’t step on any tack strips in the dark. Yikes!
Oh, and I'm still taking yoga on Saturdays. I convinced Todd to go with me once, he loved it! He actually uses the breathing techniques when work gets stressful. He even went back with me a second time and insisted we find time in our day to make it to class. I love that he loves yoga! I love my yoga man!!
Friday, October 26, 2012
|This is what my kitchen has looked like since the flood happened, and Farmers' think it's "livable"|
|Here's Mimi taking her dinner break|
|Mom is funny!|
|Our cute blue shoes|
Hours later, the disaster restoration company came and started tearing out everything, and I mean everything. They took all of the carpet, hardwood, and baseboards from the living room, office, master bedroom, master closet, entryway, and the girls’ bedroom/closet.
|Our bedroom without carpet|
|Our living room with the fans|
|Our bathroom with the fans|
|Alvin tearing up our hardwoods. I hated watching this!|
|Kaleb's room...the only place the didn't flood downstairs, so it gets to be storage.|
|The girls' room|
|Our new dishwasher...the hose outside and the sun|
|Our new hardwoods before stain|
|Our new hardwoods after stain|
Monday, October 8, 2012
Eight years ago yesterday, I met the man of my dreams.
This morning, I found him ironing. Man, we make a good team!
He was ironing napkins for my Bunco party tomorrow night. This was at 6:30 in the morning!! He spent the weekend helping me prepare for this party. He's absolutely amazing! I do realize how lucky I am to have him. I love you, Todd!
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Thursday, October 4, 2012
What it made me realize is that there is kind of a community for those going through infertility treatment. As soon as you learn someone else is doing/had to do IVF/IUI, you immediately connect! They’re immediately empathetic for what you’re putting up with.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
By the way, IUI stands for Intrauterine Insemination. It's another form of infertility treatment.