Friday, December 26, 2008

IUI #3 complete

Eggy 3 was very cooperative and decided that the 26th was a fabulous day to arrive. I got a really nice Christmas present of a positive opk on Christmas Morning! Shazam and I went at noon today for our IUI. The midwife did our first IUI and it all went smoothly. We had a nice lunch at Not your Average Joe's and now we are home and relaxing on the couch. Shazam is enjoying her new ipod touch and I am enjoying that she can use it to go on the Internet via our wifi and I can be on the laptop blogging away. The touch is really cool and I think Shazam is really enjoying it. I am loving my new ipod dock for the kitchen and my awesome new coat from Jcrew. It was a really nice Christmas and I hope we get a nice gift in 2 weeks with a positive pregnancy test. Hope you all had a great holiday. Happy new year!

Go Eggy #3!!!!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

No Waiting Until January!

Just a quick note that SSG did not test positive on the opk today so no IUI tomorrow!  This means that we will be able to give Eggy III a go this month. Yippee!

Wishing everyone a happy holiday and a fabulous 2009!

Monday, December 22, 2008

The Home Stretch

So the count down to winter break is getting low. I have 2 more days of school (counting today) and then I am out for 1.5 weeks! I already taught a class and they were pretty good so hopefully I will be able to get through the next 2 days without much trouble. The kids did however ask if we were going to watch a movie like Nemo the Christmas edition tomorrow. I feel like it will be a bit of a strain to get anything done tomorrow. It doesn't help that we had about 1.5 feet of snow this weekend. It is very hard to keep the children's attention when it is a freaking winter wonderland outside.

Shazam is under tons of pressure at work this week since so many people are out for the holiday. She is covering for people and is very overwhelmed. I hate to see her stress out so I hope the next few days will be as stress free as possible.

We are waiting for the arrival for Eggy III any day now. I took an opk yesterday and today and got no smiley face. I am hoping that we get a smiley face tomorrow so that we can do the IUI on Wednesday. If not tomorrow then I hope we get a smiley on Christmas day. Since we will be doing Christmas with both families on the 25th there is no way we could do an IUI on Christmas. There just isn't time in the day. Shazam and I talked about it last night and decided that we will have to skip this month if the timing does not work out. I am just trying to not stress about it. There is always next month right?

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Beagle + Eggnog = love

Odd and funny fact about our beagle named Darwin. He LOVES eggnog. I just learned this recently as SSG was the one that adopted him from a shelter as a puppy some 8 years ago. We bought eggnog the other day and Darwin was certainly attentive the instant my wife walked into the living room with a small glass. Now you have to understand while his food drive (as with all beagles) is very strong, he could care less about what you're drinking. Clearly with eggnog it's a different story and that powerful nose of his can tell the difference. I don't think he could have sat any closer to SSG when she was drinking a glass. I wonder if other dogs like eggnog?

Monday, December 15, 2008

But I Don't Wanna!

This weekend SSG and I were total slugs. I'm not ashamed to say most of Saturday we were in PJs and ventured out very little. As someone who feels like they need to be productive all the times and has trouble sitting this type of weekend is actually good for me. It gets me to slow down.

So Sunday morning rolled around and as we were in bed after we had woken up SSG looked at me and said, "We're going to the gym". Normally I play basketball on Sunday mornings but I wasn't up for it this week so this whole idea of going to the gym (which I haven't seen the inside for like a year) was just horrible! I may have whined like a child and fought it for a little while, but my wife was clearly not taking "no" for an answer so I caved. I know we both need to get back in shape and take better care of ourselves, as we were fit and much trimmer when we met in June of 2006. Hell I used to run like 5 days a week and about 4 years ago a ran a marathon. Somewhere along the way I lost motivation, stopped giving a shit, and as most who are over 30 know,  it's much harder after 30 to stay trim. Oh the joys of aging. So off we went for like like 30-40 minutes and wouldn't you know I did feel better!   

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Crunching the Numbers

So now that we are on to cycle #3, I have been looking at the numbers to estimate when I will ovulate this coming cycle:

Cycle #1
length 33 days
+opk cd19
iui cd20

Cycle #2
length 30 days ( back to normal)
+opk cd16
iui cd17

So what to think??...I have been looking at my +opk days and thinking that if I had gotten my period when I expected it then the day I got a +opk would have been the same cycle day (cd16 + 3 days=cd19). Which also lines up with my previous months' charts. This lead me to check when cd19 and 20 fall this cycle which would be the 26th and 27th of December. Once again we will be trying to avoid a family holiday when trying to do the iui. Argh!

On the emotional front I am doing much better. I just needed my traditional pouty day and then I can move on to the next cycle.

Oh and I should mention that I have the best wife ever! The necklace is awesome and I love it!

Go Eggy III!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Scrubbing and Weeping

Obviously SSG knows her own body the best so when she said she felt like she was getting her period, she was correct. The poor thing had to follow up her craptastic day with the realization that we'll be trying again this month. (..and of course it very well may fall on Christmas! What the fuck?!) I wanted to do something nice for her yesterday and perhaps get her a little good luck charm (because hell, who doesn't need luck on their side?) so I went to Tiffany's and got her this silver necklace with a horseshoe pendant. Ahh, retail therapy. She was surprised and liked it though I knew she couldn't really express it as she was pretty sad last night. I told her to be as sad or pissed or whatever she needs to be.

So the question is, how is Shazam doing? I realized I have yet to say how I'M feeling. I guess I'm a little bit of everything as I was last month: pissed off, frustrated, worried, sad. I'm not always good about being verbal about how I'm feeling and I guess I feel like I need to be strong for SSG. Some emotion finally came out at the oddest time...while I was taking a shower this morning. I was scrubbing and washing when all of a sudden I just started crying. I believe I even let out a frustrated yell. It didn't last long but I guess I feel a little better. So onward we go. We'll take a little time to gather ourselves and build back up some positive energy and attitudes. I heard the third time is a charm... 

Monday, December 8, 2008

Feeling Negative

I am having one craptastic day. I am very depressed about this cycle not working. I am feeling like my period could start any minute and I am sad sad sad about it. It really sucks to feel this way and try to do my job. I need to be up, I need to be excited, I need to "sell" my material. Today I feel like crawling into a little ball and weeping. This is not a job where you can lay low and just ride it out. I was happy I booked the computer lab today so I wouldn't need to be the star and the kids could do their activity and I could blend in with the scenery. Alas the gods and goddesses hate me since I took my first period class down to the computer lab and the program had been taken off the the computers when they upgraded the operating system. So I was left with 25 kids and no plan. I pretty much almost cried in front of the kids. I usually am pretty good a winging it, but today I am just not up to it. The only way this day could get better is if someone spills their lunch on me while I have lunch duty or if I get my period while I am teaching and it bleeds through my pants. Since I am teaching from about 10 min from now to 2:30 without a break this is actually a possibility. Oh a nice nasty parent email could be a nice treat. I can only hope today gets better.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Day 12dpo...negative

Ok, so I told you all that I would wait until 14dpiui to test but did you really think I could do that? So after cd30 ended Shazam and I decided that we would test on Sunday morning. The test was negative which lead to curling up in bed for a bit and then watching a pick me up movie (Stick it) while Shazam played basketball. We both were still in pretty glum moods but kept to our original plan and went to the Bizarre Bazaar to see our wedding invitation designer Heather Jeany. It was great to meet her since we did all our work together over email. She was so nice. Although fun it was sooo packed and I couldn't handle all the people so we didn't stay long. Since the game was about to start we went to The Melting Pot fondue restaurant across the street and had dinner. Yum! The Pats pulled out a win so the day wasn't a complete loss.
On the pregnancy front, things are not over since I have not started my period but I think we are out for this cycle. Last month, otherwise known as Testaplalooza '08, I started testing at cd26 and tested neg from then until day cd33 when I got my period. If I am following the same pattern as last month then I would have to infer that I am not preggers. Why my cycle has decided to switch from its regular 30 days to 30+ is annoying. So Shazam and I are gearing up for next month and hoping that I don't ovulate on Christmas! I'd be be lying if I said I wasn't a little discouraged. I really wanted to be able to give my parents a really great Christmas gift. Maybe next month.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

2 posts in one day

Vermont in Pictures

The front pasture with views of Killington and Pico Mts. You can see some of my uncle's bee hives by the spruce tree waiting to take their yearly trip to Cali for the almond farmers.

Walking in the woods

Shazam and I at the river.


One of the steer at the farm

The cabin my Dad and Uncle Peter built by hand the summer I was about 7 or 8. My favorite place to camp (like tent camping but with walls and a roof!

Cousin Arthur, Dad, Mom, Aunt Mary, Lee (sister's boyfriend), Sister Bethany, and Shazam. Plus the puppies!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

One week down...

So we have gotten through the first week of the 2 week wait. It was not all that bad since we were distracted by Thanksgiving. Now the hard part starts, week 2. I don't want to be ridiculous with "symptoms" but I will tell you that I have been starving for the last few days. I actually ate my lunch at 10:30 yesterday morning and would have today if I didn't have kids. So I stuffed my face with some chips and am feeling a bit better now. I am willing to guess this has nothing to do with Eggy II and everything to do with me stretching my stomach at Thanksgiving. We will have to wait and see what next week holds for us. For now I will try not to eat everything in sight. I am so ready for this second week to be over.