Good news from me. The Dr. has given me the go ahead for another IUI. I start LH monitoring bloodwork this Tuesday. Nothing much to report from me on that front. It is a waiting game. Finally heard back from my Dr.'s secretary. She wants to see my new cycle info so I'll be sending that letter I drafted and copies of my crazy Dec and Jan cycles.
In other news ... I've been busy. I finally bought a dining set today. I knew what I was looking for and just couldn't find it. I realized that I can't just wait forever. It is okay to just get something that will work for 10 years. I'll eventually be getting a beautiful antique dining table at some point (1 of 2 my parents have) so really, did I want to spend $3000 on a dining set? No. I have no room for anything like that right now anyway. I saw something in a flyer a couple weeks ago but missed the sale. So I kept my eye open and saw the same company had a huge sale this weekend. I took the plunge. I bought a 7-piece set, dark brown wood, shaker style so it works with older and more modern decor. It isn't expandable, but I don't have room for that now. I am really looking forward to being able to eat breakfast and read the paper on the weekends. ;-) Delivery Friday.
In other, other news ... my sister is having a boy. My niece is sorely disappointed. She doesn't want a brother. Am I the only one who as a little girl wanted a brother? Can't be possible. My sister thought it was a boy and a friend of mine did too. The fight over names continues. My sister and BIL cannot agree. This is one thing I am very glad I don't have to deal with. The great thing for me is that if I get pg and have a girl I can get a ton of second hand stuff.
My mom spilled the beans to my sister. Not exactly what I wanted but I didn't really get much of a chance to say anything to her at Christmas. I didn't think it was appropriate to drop a bombshell like "hey, I'm busy buying sperm for IUI" when she came over to pick up my niece from our parents' place. That would be weird ... and awkward. My mom didn't know if she should say anything but when my sister said that she was trying to figure out what to do with all the girl clothing she had and who to give it to my mom told her not to get rid of it. My sister was a little surprised but apparently not weird about it. Although, she did say something really stupid along the lines of "I don't know why people like that don't just adopt." *sigh* I've suddenly become 'those kind of people'. lol My mom is great because she said to me "what's the difference ... why don't we expect people like her (i.e. my sister, the super fertile) to adopt first before having biological children?" Exactly. Just because I'm single, and I have PCOS doesn't mean that I MUST get rid of my desire to have one biological child. Oh, how easy it is for the super fertile to take this all for granted.
I've been a bit MIA from the blog and other things because I've been busy working on a new project. As much as I didn't want it to happen to me I got sucked into the craziness of the 2ww. Even the most logical and practical of us succumb. I came up with the brilliant idea of creating a positive thinking project: Reasons Why I Love My Life. Over the next 365 days, I will be posting a minimum of one thing or reason why I really like my life or what makes my life great. On a really good day I might post more than one. ;-) I'm hoping this will help me to focus on the positive even on those days when nothing seems to be going right and, more importantly, if I continue to have to go through further IUIs. I got everything up and running on Bl.ogger and Tw.itter yesterday and have begun to post. And I have to say that I have been in a fantastic mood since I decided to do this. I am under no illusions; this is going to be a big challenge, especially on difficult days. But like I said, I need to focus on something positive.
I don't believe my blog comes up in searches ... yet. My Tw.itter account should be searchable now but I've noticed that Tw.itter does some really weird things sometimes, i.e. dropping information you know you've updated. So who knows if I'll be searchable today.
If you are interested in following along please let me know and I can send the info to you. For the moment I'm keeping this blog separate from my project. But who knows, at some point I may link the two.