Friday, March 28, 2008

1st sono

Went just fine. I measured 5w4d, and saw appropriate sized blob/sac/baby. RE said measured at a "nice size." Later saw my OB who rocks this world, and she was really happy for me. I still don't feel too pregnant, but have tiny food aversions and am living on decaf iced tea. I'm also really tired, but who has time to be tired with an almost three year old boy?

Iain's possible job promotion is looking iffy. Did they "recruit" him to submit his resume? Oh yes. Discuss salary and bonus? Yep. But we haven't heard a peep.

So, it's Friday night and Iain is watching UT beat Stanford then will go play his weekly hockey game and I'll have a few precious hours to myself. God be praised.

Monday, March 24, 2008

For those of you keeping up...

Third beta was 2600...or thereabouts. Those 2nd and 3rd ones make me so nervous. The first one? Not so much, but the second and third kill me. Things are looking up.

Oh, and Iain was offered a promotion at work today. If we take it, we'd have to move to one of several cities that we can choose from like Denver, Minneapolis, Seattle, Phoenix (blech), or many in California. And possibly, San Antonio. San Antonio would be my first choice, with Denver following.

I am a little freaked out.

How do you blog more than a few lines when you have a toddler boy?

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Easter 2008


We had a great day! Went to a wonderful service at church, then to Iain's sister's house for a great meal with our niece and her boyfriend, nephew and his girlfriend, Grandpa and Peachy, and my mom. My brother-in-law and sister-in-law have about twelve baby chickens (will explain later, perhaps) so that was a big hit, too. It was a really super day, but a little chilly for a Texas Easter.

No nap = 7:00 bedtime. Mommy and Daddy are tired too.

2nd beta was 855!
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Thursday, March 20, 2008


First beta today. Number above! A very great friend told me she'd be a wreck for "the next couple of weeks." Ha! Try until I bring a baby home from the hospital. I even get nervous just typing it.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008


Got a + on a HPT today. Wow! I am shocked. I really, really had convinced myself that I was not pregnant (and had done a pretty spectacular job of making a list of all the good aspects of an only child.)

Of course, a positive home test does not a live baby make. So, we continue to jump hurdles.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Easter Egg Hunt #1

Today we had Easter Egg hunt #1 with my MOPS group. We had over 500 eggs, and about 30 preschoolers. I think it lasted about four minutes and they were all gone! Most got about 7-10 eggs, and a few got more...but we wont name names. Duncan got about 7 and seemed totally happy. I am really glad that so far, he shows no signs of being a greedy child. He probably would have been content with 2. He would stop, open his egg and with total excitement, show me what was inside. It was with my coaxing that he kept hunting for more.

I am doing well! I only obsess a few minutes a day, mostly while Duncan is napping, about any potential pregnancy. I will be thrilled if I'm pregnant, but if I'm not, will only be slightly sad and disappointed and only for a short time. I am excited about my life either way. We really do feel like a complete family, so any more children would only be above and beyond!

I have been sick (really truly, bronchitis, then the flu (and I had a flu warned), then a terrible stomach/gastro intestinal virus) or out of town for so many weeks that I just now feel like I'm getting back into my routine. I have an "office" in our house but it's really a spare bedroom that serves as a giant closet, where I can sit in a chair at the computer. It is a WRECK. It is also my spring project. I will take before and after photos, but wont show you the before until I have the after. It is shameful. I could get on any home improvement show with good cause.
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Friday, March 07, 2008

Transfer Tomorrow

Well, things have moved right along since my last post. This cycle was really long and full of ups and downs. I started the meds on February 8th and did not respond very well, and was sure it would be cancelled. In the end, my doctor's ego won out and tomorrow is my embryo transfer! I feel a bit ambivalent, and rather have an "okay let's just get on with this" mentality. I do not feel at all like I did before Duncan. It will be exciting and lovely if it works, but if it doesn't work, well, I will be sad for a little while but in the end will be 100%. Well, in most ways. There's part of me that will never be full or whole, but that part of me lives somewhere else most days.

The hardest part of all of this has been being so far from Duncan. I have not seen him in almost a week! He, however, seems to be having a great time with Granny and Aunt Becky with days and nights full of animals, television and ice cream. They (Granny and Aunt Becky), however, are exhausted.

I just found out a very young woman (32) in my MOPS group has breast cancer and I'm off to find her blog.

More soon. I fly home tomorrow!