Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Photo Friday Catchup: F is for Freaky

The first freaky photo shows Maggie (well, it shows her big square butt, mostly) playing with a cat named Little. Little and Maggie are about the same size.

Maggie and LiL 2

As you can see, the cat is threatened and has lifted himself up, as if to say, "Look, I'm twice your size." Maggie is oblivious. She wants to play.

That was at Thanksgiving. Then this weekend, Maggie played with her cousin, Lo's sister's dog, Mowe.

Your Whole Head Fits in My Mouth

One of the ways the two of them play is for Mowe to put Maggie's entire head in her mouth.

Maggie's a freak, but we love her.

Mowe and Maggie

CD3, Back to the RE

So, they made me do a pointless beta anyway, even though I am on cycle day 3. But I didn't mind as much because I got to get an u/s and a Clomid scrip so we're officially onto the next cycle. I am not feeling hopeful. But we have another vial of nerdy science sperm at the lab, so may as well use it up, right?

Dr. Quick thinks I did well on the protocol we used last time, so we're sticking with that.

I wonder if I am triggering too soon, but it's too early to suspect that really.

My first trigger cycle... all signs pointed to the IUI date and my O date being one and the same.

This last trigger cycle... the signs were not well aligned, but some of them indicated maybe I O'd the day before my IUI, or maybe not at all. Although Dr. Quick reassured me today that the trigger pretty much guarantees ovulation.

So, back for another u/s on CD10, next Tuesday. Popping my first Clomid today.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

My F-ing Family

So, we were supposed to go meet my nephew this weekend. We were supposed to go last weekend, but I was sick (got antibiotics on Thursday). I've been dragging around with this same cold for about a month. Ugh.

My sister emailed me that she had to go to her nephew's birthday party, and a benefit at the theatre she and her husband run. Okay, fine (although she found out about the birthday party after we planned our visit, and told us as much); I don't expect much more from my sister. After demanding we come up to see a show at the theatre one spring, she didn't visit with us because she had to weed her garden.

My mom and my sister live 10 minutes from each other and we were going to stay with my mom anyway. So I asked my mom if we could just spend Saturday with her and see my sis on Sunday. No, we couldn't, because my mother also had to attend the same birthday party and benefit (my mom, too, found out about the birthday party after we planned our visit....and my sister's nephew is not even technically related to my mom. And my this theatre has shows every week. Every f-ing week. And my mom lives ten minutes away).

My dad is visiting my sister for the second time in two months around Thanksgiving. I last saw my dad in June.

Both my mom and my sister expect us to come next weekend, which is when Co might get her period. After all of the loving support they've offered during this difficult time for us (and especially considering the outpouring of attention I expect when I produce a non-biological child for them), I think I'll schedule a weekend around the twelfth of never.

I never, ever dreamed my family would be like this.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

The Hopeful One

So, Lo has twice now pointed out that we should not go visit her family next weekend because I'll be getting my period then and it'll be too depressing a weekend to see the new nephew.

I find it sad that Lo... always the hopeful one... has decided this cycle is a bust already.

I also find it sad that we're BOTH feeling hopeless this early in the TWW. I like it better when it's just me saying stuff about how it didn't work.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Purple-Orange Fish

So the deed is done. A purple-orange fish made friends with Co in the waiting room at the fertility clinic...

It was all pretty routine. I hate seeing Co in pain but it went quickly. The count of this sample was 60 million, and we're hoping Co released three eggs. Sounds like pretty good odds, but who knows??

So into the TWW we go.