Monday, March 31, 2008
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Friday, March 28, 2008
K loves food. She's Italian, the whole family is talking about what is for dinner while they are still eating breakfast. When we got together eight years ago, I thought I appreciated food, but lo, I did not.
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Sunday, March 23, 2008
I have a couple of friends in from Kansas City, MO this weekend and we thought we'd take these midwest lesbians to a show they probably don't have back in KCMO.
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
With the ongoing crisis in
I mean, it’s working SO well in
Honestly, I cannot believe this idiot declared just today "a major strategic victory in the broader war on terror".
Huh? Terrorism has gotten worse, not better and by the way, Where is the World is Osama Bin Laden?
How this sorry excuse of a human being stole the Presidency TWICE is a sad reflection on the state of
Because really, do you elect the leader of the free world based on if he’s someone you’d go have a beer with rather than, I don’t know, someone who is intelligent, well-spoken, accomplished and can LEAD the free world??
Yeah, not so much as 50% of Americans are just as stupid as our dear George and we’re spending $600 Billion on a never-ending war instead of education.
Nice. I think it’s his strategy, keep
I really hope the history books go down portraying him as the WORST PRESIDENT EVER.
Monday, March 17, 2008
It’s Day 13, which means more needles. Today I’ve had needles in my arm, my head, my ear, 5 in my stomach, my hand, my feet, my legs and well, there are probably more I don’t know about because I shut my eyes.
The E2 from the blood work was 202, so moving along nicely.
The rest of the needles came from acupuncture. At this point, I’ll try anything that might given me a better margin of a chance.
I started seeing a fertility acupuncture specialist last week and this was the second session.
When I mentioned where I was going and the RE I was seeing, she gushed about the Center and also knew my RE personally.
I’m glad to hear that I’m in such capable hands. I’ve been hearing from so many people—“oh they are the best”! So, I think if anyone can get me pregnant, the VEFC can do it!
Edited to Add:
My acupuncturist is Melani Bolyai at http://www.naturalqi.com
She has excellent recommendations and so far I am very happy with her.
Saturday, March 15, 2008
This was our first Day 11 set of tests for my upcoming IUI and we were pretty excited.
Not so excited to get up at 7:30am on a Saturday morning.
Very excited that the young doctor with the dildo cam looked a whole lot like Katherine Heigl of Grey's Anatomy.
She got a great laugh out of "dildo cam"--she'd never heard that one before, but she did say that a lot of husbands have remarked "that thing gets more action than me" Ouch!
So, uterine wall is nice and stripey, thickening away.
E2 was 115 and she found three follicles, all about the same size of 1cm.
I'm happy with all of that, moving along quite nicely for the first month and no drugs.
Saturday, March 8, 2008
Thursday, March 6, 2008
I did my Day 2, FSH and E2 today and they came back great!
FSH 8.5, E2, 43
Dr. VID is happy, I’m happy!
I go in on March 15, Day 11 for more bloodwork and U/S (ultrasound).
From there they will determine what my levels look like and how many follicles I’ve got growing in there.
One way or another though, it looks like I’ll be doing my first IUI in less than two weeks.
I was missing a document that the Cryobank needed for storage and so my 12K order didn’t go through yesterday.
Today I was too scared to place it. Maybe I only need to use one vial per cycle? Then I could buy less.
What to do, what to do….
I’m going to ponder and do it tomorrow for sure. I need to talk to K again and with her schedule it’s hard to find time to talk during the week and right now….she’s on a plane coming home!! Yeah!
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Oh My God. We finally chose "Seth the Architect". No, his name is not Seth, but he is an architect and after K referring to everyone by their height I started giving all of the donors names that corresponded with something in their life. Works for me. I would die if I found out his name was actually Seth. I don’t even particularly like the name Seth, so again, it just popped into my head for no reason whatsoever.
Now that we have finally decided that this is the one, we’re buying 20 vials.
Providing we try two times / cycle and that we use Seth for K and myself, that only gives us five tries each.
We’ll ship six vials (three months worth) to our VEFC and they will charge us $250 for six months storage.
The others we will leave at CA Cryo and after three months, if I’m not pregnant we’ll ship out monthly (we think) for $190 shipping / month.Hopefully there will be some leftover to get K pregnant in a couple of years...that's the plan and we really would like both children to have the same donor.
CA Cryo will store for free for one year and they will also buy back unused vials for ½ price.
Also, if we decide Seth is no longer working out for us and we want to switcheroo, we can do so for $150 providing they never leave the facility.
I cannot believe that each vial is $595 each.
Oh, that 12K? Does NOT include shipping or storage fees!!!
I’m dying right now.
Monday, March 3, 2008
One of the things about getting pregnant I’ve been dreading more than anything (other than the inevitable weight gain) is…giving up my morning cappuccino. I do not buy coffee drinks in the morning and I don’t care that much for regular coffee. We have some fancy schmancy machine that came with a DVD to learn how to use it. K had to teach me to make an espresso. For the love of God, I’ve been making espresso years longer than her…but this crazy machine is her baby. Every morning, I make an Italian espresso cappuccino and drink it out of a big steaming bowl while I check my email before going to work. It’s a ritual, I love it and I’m not willing to give it up. So, I switched to decaf. Well, to be exact, I am weaning myself off by going half/half and seeing just how bad it is.
It’s pretty bad! This is the only caffeine I have all day. I don’t drink soda or tea and I’m so tired!!
This is the first weekend in six weeks that both K and I were both in NYC.
The weather wasn’t the greatest, but we made the most of it.
To keep myself from napping the weekend away—which is what I felt like doing--we kept ourselves busy running errands, hitting the gym and going to a pilates class.
And then…we mostly walked around and ate!
Saturday, we were honored to be chosen for “date night”. We don’t get to see this friend very often as she married with two children and lives in NJ, so it was a real treat! She came to the East Village and we were able to have a nice dinner at our favorite Indian restaurant, “Haveli” http://www.yelp.com/biz/haveli
had a quick dessert at “Pudding”, the little sister outpost of ChikaLicious just across the street, http://www.chikalicious.com/ got coffee for Liz and Katie (Oh God I Wanted ONE) at “Tarallucci e Vino” http://taralluccievino.net/ and saw the movie “The Other Boleyn Girl”. The movie isn’t going to win any awards, but two hot girls with heaving bosoms is never a bad thing for a couple of hours.
Sunday we had brunch with a great friend we hadn’t seen in six weeks and found a new place, “The Smith” http://www.chow.com/places
Later we walked to Chinatown and met three friends for dinner at a Vietnamese place, http://www.chow.com/places
We walked down here last Sunday night for dinner and enjoyed it so much, we brought three friends! Cheap and Delicious!
We are so anxious for Spring to arrive so we can be outside all weekend, walking, exploring and eating! Maybe I’ll wake up more when the sun shines longer.
Mostly, I’m happy that I don’t have to travel anywhere for a month.