August 20, 2012

baby boy practice

I do recommend going on family vacation between 5-6 months pregnant even if you're worried about having enough paid time off for maternity leave.

August 2, 2012

straight-sided tubs and diamond rings

I don't recommend being single near 40.

moving at 5 months pregnant

I don't recommend moving at 5 months pregnant.

June 21, 2012

sweet relief!

I am so relieved to report that my baby looks absolutely normal and healthy in the detailed ultrasound I had this morning!  <big sigh of relief>

June 19, 2012

the value of prenatal care

Things were sailing along so smoothly, I was starting to think, "what's the big deal about prenatal care?"  You always hear how horrible it is not to have it, but I guess besides nutrition, you don't really need it unless something goes wrong.

how will I get through the next few days?

I am skating on a numb surface holding me just over a sea of panic.  Some degree of denial is saving me from the horror of possibilities presented by my positive screen for open neural tube defects.

May 21, 2012

craving fruits

I am craving fruits lately.  In fact, just now seeing that my baby is the size of a plum, made me want a plum!  Luckily, via courage borrowed from my cat (who would go with me if she could), I picked up oranges, apples, grapes, and tomatoes at the store tonight!

April 15, 2012

first trimester zombie

Although grateful I'm on this side of TTC, I am trudging through the sickness that started at 6 weeks (4 weeks gestation) and makes me a zombie, alternating between eating and feeling yucky.

March 6, 2012

if one more person tells me she's having a baby...

So, here we are at another full moon, which for me this year means a new TTC cycle.  Tomorrow I go into the clinic for the first IUI after 2 failed at-home ICIs.

February 26, 2012

why is it so hard to be with family?

I wouldn't have wanted to be anywhere else in the world this weekend (than at my twin nieces' 3rd birthday party), but I come away wondering why it is so hard to be around my dear family members?

February 9, 2012

wait a minute, honey, gonna add it up

I'm being stretched very thin, to the point where even the subject of "first things first" is debatable.

January 26, 2012

the most expensive sex I never had

As realistic as I tried to be about attempt #1, and even though I was still weaning off SSRI, the BFN was a let down...

January 8, 2012

cycling with the moon

I am always pleased when I cycle with the moon, but this month it is especially gratifying.  I plan my first insemination for the full moon, which is technically at 2:30 am EST tonight!

January 3, 2012

new year's eve bash & crash!

If, as I like to believe, how you spend new year's eve foreshadows the year to come, I am not sure what to make of my 2012...