Friday, November 13, 2009

Two things yesterday that came from out of the blue:
1. My parents' house got broken into
2. EWCM with a thread of red through it, followed by light light brown on the next trip to the bathroom, followed by nothing more.


Okay, let's start with #1- it is easier to wrap my head around, as hard as it is to wrap my head around!! My dad got home and the window on the back door was smashed and the door was wide open. My mom's closet was totally all over their bedroom. The thieves took alot of her gold jewelry, a ring and a watch of my dad's, and my brother's prep school class ring. They did not touch any of the china, any of my dad's tools, any of their credit cards/checkbook, or my dad's bicycles (he rides alot and his bikes are not cheap!). The police said they are having alot of these type break-in's, and they suspect the burgulars are only looking for gold that they can send to those cas.h for gol.d places. Kind of sad. At least they didn't vandalize the house or anything. I think it would have broken my mom's heart to lose all her china (the pattern is my maiden name!) right before she is hosting like 15 people for Thanksgiving. (Not that my mom values her china over her life, but I'm sure you know what I mean.) Oh, the other thing they took was the collection of state quarters my mom was accumulating- the thieves ever-so-nicely took the quarters but left her the list that she had been keeping of the ones she had! I don't know about you, but that I think that is SO cute that she was doing that and especially keeping a list!! My sibs and I are going to try to collect her all the state quarters for Christmas...

Please keep my dad and mom in your prayers as they will return to a house this evening that has been invaded. I pray that somehow they will feel safe there.

On to #2. I even hesitated to mention it, for fear of looking like an idiot. Ha!

Yes, on a random naive trip to pee yesterday, I ended up staring at plentiful EWCM with a tiny thread of red ("streaked"?) though it. In disbelief, I went for a second pass and this time came up with light brown CM. FREAK OUT!!! Hello, I was 4dpiui yesterday. I did have some really mild cramps yesterday around this time. I went again to the bathroom about an hour later and all that was there was light brown CM, and I haven't had anything more since then. Totally nothing this morning, cramps or spotting. What is up?! Of course all of creation says that implantation can happen at 5dpo at the earliest, but I have to be honest here- I think it might have been implantation! I mean, everyone's bodies are different, right? Of course all my gut feelings are historically incorrect, but I'm going to ride this one for a while. What else could it have been? I took the trigger an entire week ago, so I don't really think it could be ovulation!! I spotted a ton on Sunday after the IUI, but I had been clear since Sunday evening. I have never ever had this type of spotting so early!! Should I call my RE? Oh my gosh, please baby be here!!

In other great news, I got my car back!!! Yah! It took almost a month to fix after the run-in with the deer. I sure hope we are accident-free forever after this :)

It finally stopped raining! So I was able to have a great prayerful walk with Banana this morning, instead of trying to get her to do her business as quickly as possible in the torrential downpour and then turn around and make a bee-line for home!! I have been praying for all of you- thanks so much for praying for us!


Anonymous said...

1. I am so sorry your parents' house was broken into. That's incredibly scary. I will send good thoughts their way as they return home.

2. Um, can you say implantation spotting? I have all my fingers crossed for you! :)

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry to hear about your parent's break-in. My mom does the same thing with the quarters! I actually collect and send the ones she's missing to her when I think about it.

Hmmmm, that is sounding very suspiciously like implantation spotting. I hope it is!!!

Jessica said...

I am sorry to hear about the break-in at your parents house. I had my car broken into once and I remember how violated I felt. I can't imagine having my house rummaged through.

I hope the brown tint in you CM is a sign of implantation! Keeping my fingers crossed for you!!

The Wife said...

That sucks about your parents. I remember when I was in HS and our house got broken into, it took a while for my mom to breathe easy again.
I'll be praying that it was implantation spotting! This is so exciting!

Thankful said...

I am so sorry to hear about your parents' home!

I concur that it sure seems to be implantation spotting!!!! :)

Praying for Hope said...

First, that's terrible about the break in. They've been increasing in our area, too, and we don't live in a high crime area.

Cautious congrats on the "sign". I'm knocking on wood as I type this so I don't jinx anything.

Priscilla said...

Fingers crossed for implantaion!!!!

Anonymous said...

sounds like a REALLY good sign to me! i have everything crossed for you!

can't wait to hear your next update! :)

sorry to hear about your parents! thinking of you and your fam.

Melissa said...

Woo-hoo! Implantation spotting?! I think so! Fingers crossed.

and that totally bites about your parents house. Dang it!

Leah said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your parents. It is the worst feeling to have a house broken into. You just feel so violated. Thinking of them!

And now on to you. Great news! I really think this is a good sign. Thinking and praying for you!

Nicole said...

I hope with everybody else that it's implantation! The timing seems about right. Are you on prog. suppositories or anything else that could cause the spotting?
When in doubt, just call your RE. It won't hurt, and the nurse (or dr.) might be able to put your mind at ease :)

A said...

Nicole, Nope not on any supp's...and we actually haven't BD'd since Monday, so I doubt that would be it...? Thank you so much for your hopes!!

the misfit said...

I don't see how ovulation could only ever be exactly 5 days or more. It's not even a certainty that you're not pregnant if you get your period. NONE of this is an exact science. One day off sounds pretty close to me.

So sorry to hear about your parents' break-in. That's so scary, to know someone else has been in your home. Having the window smashed and everything is almost reassuring though - like nobody could SNEAK in, there's no vulnerabilities they don't know about (everyone knows their windows could be broken, right?). I hope they feel safe and good luck with that quarter collection! If there's any tough ones, why don't you let all us bloggers know? They tend to release them in different geographic areas, so maybe we could help with some that aren't where you are.

A baby for Al? said...

I'm so sorry to hear about the robbery at your parent's house. That's so scary...I hope they can feel safe there and nothing else happens.

And I REALLY hope that #2 is a sign of implantation!!! Come on IUI, work!

Ann - Building a Nest said...

Oh no! So sorry about your parents' house.

I no little about implantation/iui. Very interesting indeed. Keep us posted!

Hillary said...

I'm so sorry about your parents - that would be so scary!!

And I have no idea what the unusual spotting is, but I hope with everyone else that it is the first sign of something wonderful :)

Hillary said...

btw, I read through the 2 posts you are considering for Creme de le Creme and my vote is for "It's so worth it." I really saw your heart through this post and was so moved by it! I hope you submit it. :)

Becky said...

Sorry I haven't commented in a while - I have been super busy - but I wanted you to know I have been reading and praying for you for this IUI. I know this is such a HUGE step to take as far as treatment. The CM is such a good sign - I am hoping and praying with you!

Stacey said...

Oh, that is awful about your parents' house. I think collecting the quarters for your mom is a great idea!

Thinking of you as you continue to wait for good news!

Erica said...

I'm so sorry about your parents' house. That must feel like such a violation. I hope the police catch the thieves.

As for #2...here's a thought. I remember you wrote about the early "snuggling" just in case the eggies arrived early. Well, maybe they did and maybe you were actually 5dpo and implanting according to the books?! Either way, I pray that this is a good sign and that you will have great news to share soon!