Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year, 2009

Here's hoping that 2009 is an awesome year w/ a BFP for us.

I'm going to list my resolutions here, hopefully that'll help me stick w/ them.
1) Read 50 books this year (I'll do a review as I finish them)
2) Drink 96 oz of H2O a day (bought sports bottles today to use at work)
3) Use our fine china AT LEAST once a month.
4) Loose some more weight before we cycle. (by March)

With a little luck this year will be better than 2008 and will end w/ a healthy happy baby. Happy New Year's Everyone!

An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves. - Bill Vaughan

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Holiday Wrap Up

Christmas was great. We had a wonderful visit w/ my family and there was NO traffic driving back n Christmas Eve. Christmas day was nice and as always we had a terrific time w/ Banks' family.

I'm looking forward to the New Year. I'm really hoping it'll be a better than 2008. I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Here we go

New update Banks and I are now planning (hoping) to transfer in March and will be selecting a donor at the beginning of January. If there are no problems that would put us transferring between the beginning of March and very early April depending on the donor's AF.

Some things came up and it made April difficult and I was NOT waiting until May. So here we go. I was looking at the donor list today and there are about 7 single cycle and 2 split cycle donors that I like and are available as of right now. I e-mailed Pati for info on their previous cycles and we'll see how that looks and go from there.

I can't believe it's FINALLY happening! I'm so excited and terrified at the same time. I'm aware it might not be successful and that scares me but I can't wait to try no matter what happens!

And I have to confess I had ~ $15 left on my FSA and I bought a 2 pack digital pregnancy test. I know I want to test the day of so I'm prepared for the result and I figured since I loose the FSA money Jan. 1 why not.

Hopefully I'll have more to blog about as things get moving over the next few months.

People need dreams, there's as much nourishment in 'em as food.
Dorothy Gilman

Friday, December 5, 2008

Speaking Out!

Thanks to Andrea at Bella and Her Fella for honoring me w/ the Speak Out, Speak Up Award!

In some ways it's easy for me to be open because so many people in my life know my medical situation and have been incredibly supportive of me. Having that foundation has made it so much easier to be open to others.
I've also come to realize that sharing makes things easier to take, the good is even better, and the bad is easier to take. Sharing our journey has been one of the best decisions I've made. Here's hoping 2009 is the year of BFPs!

Passing this to

The elegance of honesty needs no adornment.
Merry Browne

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


Well blah. We're back to cycling in April. There are various reasons that make it the better choice even though it stinks that I'll potentially have to wait a year to start my masters if it doesn't work. I'm choosing to take it as a positive sign that it will work since there were lots of stumbling blocks to doing it earlier. I'm going w/ the fact that we won't need a fall back plan so we're being prevented from making one. It's ridiculously optimistic but it makes me feel better.

We had a good but VERY busy Thanksgiving. We went to my parents Weds night and celebrated T'giving on Thursday, which was nice. Friday we got up packed, had lunch and headed home. Friday night our good friends J & C and their son, our godson (Munch), stayed w/ us.

Saturday we all went to MIL's Iron Bowl brunch and then DH and I babysat Munch until after the game. Alabama won so Banks was ecstatic. Now if they can just win the SEC championship this weekend Alabama will be in the National Championship.

Other than that things are quiet, just taking it a day at the time and things are going along fairly quickly. I can't believe it's already December.