Wednesday, December 29, 2010


I am very happy to report that as of today, things are finally moving forward in the wonderful world of baby-making :)  Of course this leaves me with a lot on my mind and a whole lot to say, but this update will have to be short and sweet.

I started P.rovera today to bring on AF since she has been on hiatus and put a call in to the new clinic.  We have decided to go with the clinic in Philly.  What a world of difference I could feel in that one phone call over our old clinic.  The nurse I spoke to was great and very patient with my questions.

Basically the game plan is to go in for day 3's.  If all is well then I will go on bcp's.  From there I'll need to schedule a hysteroscop.y and mock transfer.  The remainder of the FET protocol will include Lupro.n and estroge.n patches and of course lovely progesteron.e when the time is right.  I could be off in my timing, but I think this puts us with a transfer of some time in February.

February... which is one year from our last transfer.  It's frustrating that it has been that long, but I'm trying to focus on the excitement of getting this show on the road.  Big things are in store for 2011 ;)

"Dreams get you into the future and add excitement to the the present..." Robert Conklin

Monday, December 27, 2010

Merry Christmas... the slacker edition

The week after Thanksgiving we began to receive Christmas cards in the mail from our friends and family. After the umpteeth photo card, my sanity was wavering.  Don't get me wrong, I honestly love seeing the adorable faces of nieces/nephews/cousins/friends/etc... but, there's always that suppressed pang of when will I get to do one of these?

So, one day I turned to Joel and asked if he was up for some fun.  How would he feel about putting a spin on the whole photocard?  We could have a good laugh and hopefully bring a smile to the receivers as well.

The result, in my opinion, was pretty great.  I don't have a scan of the actual card, but here are some of the photos we used :)

Joel's women's mock-neck and vest are quite stylish, no?

We are fully aware that we look like total tools, but we loved every minute of it and have decided to make it our new tradition.  We already have some great ideas in mind for future use.  

And the responses to our cards have all been great.  The laughs are still coming!

As for Christmas itself... It continues to be one of the best days of our year.  Our families and friends are all amazing, and we enjoyed the quality time that we were able to share with all of them.

I hope that each of you is surviving the holidays and looking forward to the new year to come!

"I wish we could put up some of Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month..." Harlan Miller