Friday, February 26, 2010

A Winter Update of sorts

We have had a fun and amazing winter so far. In the last couple months we have visited a condo with friends, visited the mountains to see one of my best friends, her husband and their new baby and had a ski/snowboard weekend away just the 2 of us. It's been a fun year so far!

One of DH's best friends is his cousin, we'll call him T, and I am close friends with his wife, M. We spend a lot of time with them and had an amazing weekend at a condo to celebrate T's birthday.

The boys

DH and me

M and me

Then we took a trip to the mountains to visit my wonderful friend from college and her beautiful new baby! I wish I could see her more often, she grows so fast!

A and me

A and her Mama

And just last weekend DH and I were able to get away for the whole weekend, just the 2 of us. We needed it so much - after dealing with IF for the past year it was nice to go just the 2 of us and relax and NOT talk about babies, pregnancy or money! We had a great time at dinner Friday night at an Irish Pub...

And on Saturday we spent the day on the mountain....

It was so snowy!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Weekend Away Here We Come!

DH and I are heading to the mountains for the weekend - I can't wait! It snowed all night last night and is supposed to snow all weekend up there so I hope the snow is good! It will be our first time up this season. I was kind of nervous since I'll be 4DPIUI tomorrow but my RE said I should be fine. I don't go super fast anyway and tend to stay on greens and blues but I'll be extra careful just in case there is anything trying to implant this weekend - hint, hint body - I want a baby!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

IUI #4 Done!

And now we wait... I have become a professional at waiting let me tell you. Having IF AND a husband with UC has tested my patience many a time. And will continue to I'm sure!
I was kind of disappointed - his post wash numbers weren't very good but I guess I shouldn't be surprised. They weren't the worst we've seen but not the best. I'm just hoping those 3 follies make a difference for us! I have been feeling a lot of pressure on my right side last night and today, especially when I'm sitting so I'm hoping that's a good sign and that all 3 were the perfect size.

I have been torn about what to do in my 2WW - I have avoided hard workouts and done them exactly the same as normal on different cycles and it hasn't made a difference. I think I'm going to just go about my life normally and not worry about it. People get pregnant all the time right? If it's going to happen it will happen.

I kind of miss being in college and celebrating Fat Tuesday - it was always a good time. Instead I'll work out, shower and lay on the couch with the pups. I'm so old...

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Trigger in T -55 minutes

I don't know why but I always get nervous. And I'm nervous because DH usually does it and he is at work so my sister is going to do it. I appreciate her so much! We're going to watch the video my RE gave me for her and then get it done! DH usually gets the shot ready with the powder, saline, needles etc so I'll do that this time. He did mark right where she should stick me though... Wish me luck!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Appointment with the Vag Cam

It sucks being up at 6:45 on a Saturday morning but at least we got good news! Did the usual 50mg of Clomid this month (CD5-9) and my right side produced 3 follies! 15, 17 and 19 so I'll trigger tomorrow night and IUI #4 will be Tuesday morning. Lining was 10 so my RE was really happy about everything.

The only downside of the timing is that DH usually gives me my shot in the butt and he'll be working tomorrow night... So I think I'll ask my wonderful sister to do it. I got the instructional video from RE so she can watch that. It's not hard, just nerve wracking.

The joke around here in the 2WW is I tell DH that the baby (with 1 folllie) or last month the twins (since I had 2 follies) were making me tired. I guess this 2WW it will be the triplets are making me tired! It's all in jest though - the chances of even 1 fertilizing with DH's numbers is SO low. But... Maybe we'll get lucky this cycle!

In news NOT IF related - I did the 30 Day Shred again last night and my shoulders and inner thighs are even more sore today. I'll take today off I think. We are doing our little Valentine's Day celebration tonight by making dinner. But... DH is totally tired and grumpy today and not feeling good at all. Ugh. I get that he is sick and has a disease but sometimes I want my old healthy husband back!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Exercise Directly to Happy Hour...

I did the 30 Day Shred last night for the first time... Waited around for DH to get home because I wanted him to do it with me but he got held up at work. Convenient yes?

Anyway... It got my heart rate up and I enjoyed it. I am sore today in muscles I guess I don't work enough on my own which is great. I LOVE being sore! I think I'm going to add it to the routine I already have in place. It will be an extra push to tone up before Mexico in April! Those new bikinis are begging for some tan and tone before I strut around in them in let's see... 68 DAYS! I love working out anyway and it's about time to mix it up a bit.

But then what do I go and do? Hit up happy hour with my DH! Kind of negates the workout (beers and an appetizer of course) but it was fun anyway. We kind of caught up and gossiped which I love to do with him. Overall it was a great night!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

This is what I need...

Only a little more than 2 months until we will be basking in the sun and sipping on Margaritas... Enjoy!

99 Things

I stole this from another blog. I thought it was cute. You're supposed to bold the things you've done.

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightening storm
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Received flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been a passenger on a motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year’s Eve
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating (ewwwwww)
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Got a tattoo
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee

Monday, February 8, 2010

Weekend Fun

Had such a fun weekend in the mountians visiting friends. My dear friend has a 5 month old daughter and I just LOVE being around her! They are such a cute little family. It really does make me want a child of our own even more - I'm a little frustrated today by our infertility.
And it didn't help that when I got home and looked at Facebook I saw that an old friend from HS is pregnant with twins. And already has 2. Why do some get 4 and I get none?? The world is not fair!!
But... I started Clomid Saturday (CD5-9) and lets hope it doesn't make me as moody as it has in the past... DH is lucky he is working most of this week!!

Friday, February 5, 2010


So ready for the weekend - so ready to head home from work and have a drinky... or 2... No plans tonight, just to hang out with the ever sick hubbs. Tomorrow we are heading to the mountains to visit friends and their beautiful 5 month old daughter. I will get a run in tomorrow morning - I WILL! Sunday I'm sure I'll be eating total crap while we watch the Super Bowl. Go Colts! I really don't care about either team but you have to pick one right?

Thursday, February 4, 2010

It's been awhile!

Since I've posted. Not much is new, IUI#3 was a BFFN which was no surprise to us. I am frustrated we are here but also kind of ready for a break. We considered taking the next 3 months off but ended up deciding to do IUI#4 this cycle. One last try and then a break. March will be a good lazy month and April we are going to Mexico, woo hoo! So I'll be toning up for the next couple months since I'll be in a swim suit for a week.

That reminds me, I ordered 2 suits on clearance from VS and they came this week. Very cute but damn, I need a tan!