Tuesday, May 31, 2011

You Ask and You Shall Receive (Beginning Cycle 4)

I have been so anxious to start this cycle, my body decided to help me out by starting my period two weeks early. I'm a little worried about the change in my cycle (this is my fourth period in two months) but the nurses at the clinic think it will not affect my ability to conceive this month. I already have my medication for the cycle and tomorrow, when my FSA reloads for the year, I will have the money to purchase a couple more vials of my donor. I just hope they can get my swim team here in time for my IUI's. Since the doctor is upping my medication, there is a lot of uncertainty of when my IUI will be next week. I've almost always have my IUI's done between day 14 and day 16, but the increase in medication may move my IUI's up to as early as CD 11, according to the nurse. Wow, that would be next thursday!

I have my baseline ultrasound scheduled for this thursday. I hope they don't find anything that will require me to cancel this cycle. Crossing my fingers and toes

Monday, May 23, 2011

This Month Cannot Finish Fast Enough

I am just so ready to start this next cycle. I have three weeks to go but I just want to start now. It doesn't help that my paranoid sister (now 21 wks preg.) told me that the real reason I haven't gotten pregnant is because I have nearly everything a baby could need. Seriously? Look, I don't prescribe to the old school "your jinxing yourself", I'm more from the school of thought of "If you build it, they will come". Her advice was to sell everything I bought and then I will get pregnant. When my sister says things like this, I just want to strangle her. I'm sure there have been other woman out there who have purchased things before they got pregnant.

The weather is beautiful right now and I would just kill for a day off to enjoy a nice walk and then an afternoon on the couch watching Project Runway reruns. It's grant application season again and I have been really putting in some overtime at the office. I worked at my office for nearly 23 hours and another 8 hours at the restaurant this weekend. I'm still one application away from being done (due on friday). Unfortunately I am feeling so uninspired right now, I just can't seem to put the words on the paper. I guess that is why I'm procrastinating and blogging.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Just Popping In

Wow it's been awhile since I've touched my blog. I have been reading everyone else's and it seems like we have had a baby boom, so congratulations to all the new mothers. I hope your baby dust will rub off on me!

I dropped my car off at the mechanic and called my family to say I can't go up and visit them this Memorial weekend. I'm kind of bummed but they are already making plans to come and visit me over the fourth of July. I love my Jetta but I haven't had much luck with it. Most of this stems from living in a backwards town where very few people drive foreign cars and even fewer people know how to fix them. Ugghh. Last week my check engine light went on when we had temps in the 90's. I figured while I have it in the shop, I might as well just get new brakes too.

Going on bcp's to change my cycle seems to have messed up my cycle completely. In two months I have had my period four times. It has just made me cranky and miserable. I stopped taking the bcp's on the 1st of the month but my period didn't start again until 16th. If it doesn't return to a normal 28 day pattern, it looks like I wont be able to try in June afterall. I'm still crossing my fingers that it will all work out. I can't wait to start cycle #4, I've totally got baby fever!!

I decided to get my haircut after four months of trying to grow it out. I called my usual go-to girl but she was not available for two weeks and I just could not wait that long. So I did something I have now begun to regret. A co-worker recommended this hair salon and gave me the name of her hairdresser. Of course that woman wasn't available but they told me there were other stylists just as good available so I just went for it. My hair was just below my shoulders. I asked for a half-inch off and to clean up the layers. What did I get instead......The 90's Rachel cut. Do you remember the Rachel? From friends?

Oh yeah, it's a beauty. I want to say it looks as good as the Rachel but it is maybe more a combination of the Rachel, a womans rockin' mullet and a mushroom top. I want to die. Since I can't come to work with a bucket on my head,I have resorted to the classic headband cover up. There is no way to fix this mess unless I go completely back to my old school bob. If I only were wearing contacts that day, instead of my glasses that she made me take off, I wouldn't be in this predictament. You live and learn I guess.

I had an awesome weekend at the restaurant and made $400 in 3 days. WOOT WOOT. This will help me pay for the some of the work my mechanic is doing and I can put a little more into paying off another bill. I am so close to being debt free, I can taste it!!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Busy, Busy, Busy

I feel like a bad blogger but things have been a bit crazy here between work, family and home. The sleep deprivation I'm experiencing will be great practice for when (if)I ever have a baby. Tomorrow morning will be the first time where I can actually just sit, put my feet up and relax in nearly 3 weeks. Instead of relaxing tomorrow, I may head on over to the Babypalooza event held at my local hospital. I'm kind of looking forward to it. The event provides a variety of information from getting pregnant to what should you look for in a pediatrician or day care provider.

It's kind of strange mental metemorphosis I've gone through in the last few weeks. I went from "I will never be able to get pregnat" to "OMG, this cycle is going to work". I've convinced myself so much that I actually have become a little afraid that it might work too well. As in multiples. Gulp. If I come to that hurdle, I will deal with it but in the meantime it has just given me some serious messed up dreams. The kind of dreams where I'm standing in the middle of the room hearing 5 babies screaming and there is dirty clothes and diapers strewn across the room. Frightening.

So we hired a new guy at work this week. He seems really nice and I'm sure he will fit in really well with the crew. We took him out to lunch for his first day so he could get to know us and ask questions. Of course he asked what we would recommend for him to do around here (he's single), places to hang out, events, festivals etc. My three married co-workers turn to me and say "Lorelei would have the best insight on that" haha what a joke that is. I didn't want to scare the guy on his first week living here but I wanted to be honest, much to the dismay of my co-workers. I said I once had an incredibly social and active live in Chicago, Milwaukee and Orlando but since I moved here I haven't found much to do. I go home EVERY night. I take the dog for walk nearly every night but I am limited to my neighborhood because there are no sidewalks anywhere. The few trails we have in our area require a minimum of 15 min to 1 hour drive to get to and there not that great (however, I've been on a personal crusade to change this). There are very few bars and those that exist really cater to the redneck or gangsta crowd which isn't my style but may be something that others enjoy. When I spend time with friends we either hang out at someone's house or go to a bar located in one of our many chain restaurants. So sad. For a city of our size we have very few events and festivals (yet another thing I have been trying to change). Reading back what I just wrote makes me sound like a total sour puss but what kind of cracked me up is the other three guys totally agreed. Sorry new guy, enjoy the city :( These are all the reasons are company tries to not hire outside of the city. It's hard to get people to stay if they don't already have family ties to the city. I hope I didn't scare him to badly but this all just reminded me how much I would love to get out of here. Nomad Lorelei is back.