Thursday, December 22, 2011

2012 is my Year!

Dicky - bringing in 2006 like he does

Okay so 2012 is going to be my year...it has to be!  I know everyone always says that, but I'm serious.  Yesterday I had my "test" (HSG- test to check that my fallopian tubes are clear and open) and I am happy to say everything is normal.  It was actually very interesting to be able to see the x-rays as they were being taken.  If you are daring check out this website to see what "normal" and "not-normal" look like: http://www.advancedfertility.com/hsg.htm

I called my mom to let her know I was going for my test and said...think happy tube thoughts, she couldn't hear me and said, "WHAT?  Thank happy tube socks?"  Yes- Mom happy happy tube socks! LOL!

Anyways, on the way home from the hospital my sweet sweet hubby and I had a conversation that went something like this:

Me: SO, everything is normal...still
Him: Yup
Me: So what does that mean?
Him: It means that your eggs are just too picky.
Me: What!?
Him: That is just like you.
Me: Thanks honey. 

So anyways...that is about it from here.  We are all set for Christmas!  Our plans are set for New Year's and I am so ready to bring in 2012 with a bang!  Happy Holidays to all of you and see you in 2012.

Julie

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

12 Days of Christmas - IF Version


This is not your typical Christmas Carole, but sometimes you just need to laugh at your problems when they hurt too much to cry.  Thanks to the members of http://www.inspire.com/ for helping me complete day's 8-12 :).  Here goes:

The 12 Days of Christmas - IF Version

On the first day of Christmas,
my IF sent to me
An appointment for my HSG.

On the second day of Christmas,
my IF sent to me
Two clomid daily,
And an appointment for my HSG.

On the third day of Christmas,
my IF sent to me
Three IUI's,
Two clomid daily,
And an appointment for my HSG.

On the fourth day of Christmas,
my IF sent to me
Four fake pregnancy symptoms,
Three IUI's,
Two clomid daily,
And an appointment for my HSG.

On the fifth day of Christmas,
my IF sent to me
Five HPT's,
Four fake pregnancy symptoms,
Three IUI's,
Two clomid daily,
And an appointment for my HSG.

On the sixth day of Christmas,
my IF sent to me
Six lost friends,
Five HPT's,
Four fake pregnancy symptoms,
Three IUI's,
Two clomid daily,
And an appointment for my HSG.

On the seventh day of Christmas,
my IF sent to me
Seven days of AF,
Six lost friends,
Five HPT's,
Four fake pregnancy symptoms,
Three IUI's,
Two clomid daily,
And an appointment for my HSG.

On the eighth day of Christmas,
my IF sent to me
Eight ultra sounds
Seven days of AF,
Six lost friends,
Five HPT's,
Four fake pregnancy symptoms,
Three IUI's,
Two clomid daily,
And an appointment for my HSG.

On the Ninth day of Christmas,
my IF sent to me
Nine vials for testing
Eight ultra sounds
Seven days of AF,
Six lost friends,
Five HPT's,
Four fake pregnancy symptoms,
Three IUI's,
Two clomid daily,
And an appointment for my HSG.

On the Tenth day of Christmas,
my IF sent to me
Ten days of stimming,
Nine vials for testing,
Eight ultra sounds,
Seven days of AF,
Six lost friends,
Five HPT's,
Four fake pregnancy symptoms,
Three IUI's,
Two clomid daily,
And an appointment for my HSG.

On the Eleventh day of Christmas,
my IF sent to me
Eleven suppositories,
Ten days of stimming,
Nine vials for testing,
Eight ultra sounds,
Seven days of AF,
Six lost friends,
Five HPT's,
Four fake pregnancy symptoms,
Three IUI's,
Two clomid daily,
And an appointment for my HSG.

On the Twelfth day of Christmas,
my IF sent to me
Twelve K in expenses,
Eleven suppositories,
Ten days of stimming,
Nine vials for testing,
Eight ultra sounds,
Seven days of AF,
Six lost friends,
Five HPT's,
Four fake pregnancy symptoms,
Three IUI's,
Two clomid daily,
And an appointment for my HSG.


This was meant to give those a laugh who struggle with IF (including myself) on a monthly, daily, hourly basis.  Everyone else, please keep us in your prayers!

Julie

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

December Fitness Challenge and My New Hobby

Part 1. December Fitness Challenge
How do you stay motivated to work out during the winter?  It is cold and dark and for the most part miserable outside.  Last year I was preparing to run a 1/2 marathon in April and that kept me on task.  This year I don't have anything like that planned so I decided to set a fitness challenge for myself which is 500 minutes of cardio workout in December.  It is about 30 minutes 4x per week! 

It may sound silly, but it is working.  Right now I have 395 minutes to go!  I also am doing this with a friend who set the same goal so we can reward ourselves in January with getting a Swedish Massage!  Did anyone else set a fitness challenge in December?

Check out my progress: http://juliesjunkdrawer.blogspot.com/p/fitness.html

Part 2. My New Hobby
Yes, yes...it is an unusual hobby, but it is something to keep me busy.  When I was getting married my soon to be Aunt-in-law's gave me a beautiful pink plate that belonged to their mother.  It was absolutely beautiful.  The more I looked into it I found out it was a piece of depression glass.  Pretty cool huh!  Update actual photo:



So I decided I wanted to start keeping my eyes open for other pieces and low and behold I may have struck gold on my first attempt.  I checked out Good Will last night and found a plate very similar in an amber color with the tell-tale "glass-bubbles".  I have to do more research to know for sure.  Update here is a picture:


You can do this by looking up the pattern.  Here is one site I found: http://antiques.about.com/od/depressionglass/ig/Depression-Glass-Patterns/.  Anyways, I hope everyone is enjoying their holiday season and hopefully one of these days I can get around to posting some actual pictures!

Julie