Back in the Saddle

Monday, November 30, 2009

How do people get back up to date with all the blog friends' stuff after being gone for almost a week?! I promise I'll get around to everyone soon... I have read up and will be praying for you all, even if I don't get around to commenting for a bit!!

We had an awesome Thanksgiving at my parents'. Among a ton of other things, I am so thankful that my sibs and all our significant others get along so well- we just have a blast when we're all together! We had our annual contentious Mono.poly game (e.g., new rules include alliances and co-op's), we invented "nu.t po.ker" (e.g. a walnut=$1, a pecan=$0.50, an almond=$0.25, and a filbert=$0.05...), and we played corn.hole, which I renamed "but.thole" because that is what I immediately think of when someone says corn.hole, but we always used to call this game "the bean bag game" when I was little. The roasted turkey turned out PERFECT...probably the juciest white meat I've ever had (hint: use herb butter under the turkey skin)- and I had so much fun cooking in general. And I didn't hit any deer on the way there and back- bonus!!

Just had my u/s... I have FOUR follies!! Two on each side, if you can believe it: the right had a 16 and a 14, and the left had an 12 and an 8. My RE wants to give the left ones a chance to be good and mature, so I'll be on follistim 200iu for another three nights, with another u/s Wednesday morning...and probably trigger Thursday night if everything continues on the same track. That means IUI on Saturday morning!! I am so excited that the increased dosage has caused some production on the left side. (I am also excited that the resident who gave me the u/s last Monday, who apparently has not had the "how to do a gentle vag. u/s" class yet, was not there today...yowie..). Oh yah, my lining is 10mm, so my RE is very happy with that :)

It's a good thing that everything is looking good down there, because my cousin who got married 2 months after we did emailed this morning that she is going to email me her picture for Grama's Christmas calendar after her 230pm u/s. Oh, hadn't I heard that she was pregnant? Oh, yah, they are pregnant!!

Pff.

Apparently everyone else except me knows, too, and my mom said she didn't tell me because she didn't want to upset me. While I appreciate her sensitivity and the "damned if you do and damned if you don't" situation it puts my mom in, it's not like it is any easier to hear that someone is pregnant if they are further along. At least my cousin is due in June, not, you know, in February or something. I'm doing okay really, it's just another occurence where my mouth gapes open and all I can think is "REALLY? Seriously?!".

At least I have opened up the Christmas CD case. That provides a helluva lot relief right there! There is nothing like singing along with Josh Groba.n to "Little Drummer Boy". Mr. A got our tree yesterday and as I was having so much fun decorating it and the rest of the house (while belting out the "Joy to the World" with Whitn.ey Houston), I was thinking to myself what a fun season to conceive. Here you are, walking around signing all the time with a big smile on your face, what better time for a baby to be snuggling in. Let's just hope that my fantasies come true.

It is so easy for infertiles to identify with Advent, what with all the waiting and anticipating and joy at the end. I'd like to think that God uses an infertile's Advent in a special way because He knows how much we are anticipating (other than the coming of His Son, obviously). We went to church with my family on Thanksgiving, and the pastor's sermon was so moving to me- I actually let loose a few heavy tears. It is so humbling to think that God might bless us with a baby during the season, especially since the Scriptures associated with this season are so hopeful and sure that God's promise to His people will come. At the same time, though, it will be so easy for my heart to run away with the promises with how relevant they are to my waiting right now. I am confident that no matter the outcome of this cycle, God has great plans for us this Advent season. All I can do is take Him at His word: "Ask, and it will be given to you; seek and you shall find; knock, and the door will be opened for you." (Matt 8)

20 comments:

Lisa said...

Oh my goodness I know...I have been away from a computer for the past week and a half and am so overwhelemd when I skim through all of the blog posts I have missed! sigh...Glad you guys had a good Thanksgiving!

Rach said...

Glad everything is going well! Who knows, you might get an awesome Christmas present! A BFP!!

Jessica said...

Wow...four follies, that is awesome!! I hope at least one of those eggs produces a baby!!

Katie said...

I know what you mean about playing catch up with blog posts. I've been trying to do that all day!

Four follies = amazing and I hope this is it for you, especially with the news about your cousin. Keeping you in my thoughts!

Melissa said...

Woo-hoo! to the follies! THat is such great news. Keeping my fingers crossed for you and DH this Saturday.

I love your comments on Advent. I feel the same way. I feel more connected to this Advent season that season's past. Maybe it's b/c of the TTC but I know it's going to happen.

p.s I heart Josh Groban. I saw him in concert a few years back and absolutely love him. {sigh} So dreamy...

Praying for Hope said...

Leave it to cousins to make baby announcements on major holidays. I like th esound of 4 follicles. Fingers crossed. . .

Nicole said...

Sounds like the cycle is going awesome :) Good luck!!
Good Christmas music can be like therapy! lol :)

lowfatlady said...

Glad you had a nice thanksgiving and your follicles are behaving.

Thankful said...

Welcome back! It's awesome that you have such a fun-loving family. Nice follies, too!

Priscilla said...

Hope we both get our BFPs this holiday season!! Love your writing...as always!! :)

Jane said...

Great news on your follies! Sounds like you've got a great start to this cycle - good luck this week, I'm looking forward to your update!

Ann - Building a Nest said...

follies and lining are great!

The Wife said...

Glad you had a great time with your family and sisters! Four follies sound great! Praying for an extra special Christmas present for you and your DH.

Hillary said...

Welcome back!! 4 follies is awesome - and I'm so glad your left ovary decided to get with it this cycle! ;)

I love what you wrote about advent. I was JUST thinking similar things...we had our first advent sermon on hope last night, and it touched my soul deeply. God is so good.

xxoo

A baby for Al? said...

Four follies - that's great! This cycle is sounding very good.

Welcome back and I'm glad you had such a nice break.

Lynn said...

Awww, I'm so glad you're back and that you had a good time! I pray this season will be one of joy for all of us and end with many BFP's! Thanks for your prayers and support. They mean so much :D

the misfit said...

Hey, no worries - I've been a pretty weak commenter lately myself, and I have no excuses. And as for me, I just pretend that the cousin who got married two months after ME is not pregnant, and will not be delivering shortly after the new year. She lives across the country and I'm not on facebook, so I can just pretend her baby doesn't exist. Makes everyone happier, I think.

AplusB said...

FOUR follies is awesome! Congrats.
Hope you find lots of joy this holiday season :)

TeeJay said...

It IS a great season for baby making, I couldn't agree more. And you have 4 good looking follies and a great lining to boot! I hope you get your Christmas miracle!

callmemama said...

It can be pretty overwhelming trying to get caught up on blog posts after an extended absence. Glad you had a good Thanksgiving!

Congrats on the follies! Good luck with your upcoming IUI, and yes I think Christmas is a perfect time to be blessed with a BFP. I'll be praying for both of us :).