Mimi...that's so great you got a trigger and ER time. Your family is so sweet to you. Take all the pampering, you deserve it!! I love talking to my internet friends. I feel like we can be so much more open with eachother than ppl in real life. I think you actually get to know ppl better. I need to schedule another couple's massage for DH and I. He really seemed to enjoy it. It was really nice because afterwards they had chocolate covered fruits and little muffins.
Funny, yet embarrasing story about DH and his massage. I had surprised him with it so he didn't know what we were doing until we got to the place. He knew I had something planned and before we left he asked if what he was wearing was ok. When we got back in the room he were instructed to take everything off but leave our underwear on. Well, he wasn't wearing any. I guess I didn't think to ask about his underwear when he asked if what he was wearing was ok.
We ended up not going to the wine thing last night. At the time when we were getting ready to leave, DH's brother was going to be here in a 1/2 hour so we decided to stay home. We opened a bottle of wine here though. So either way we got wine and I need it when he's around.
DH and I just got back from a nice walk. We needed a little time away from the house. We've left a few times to run to the grocery store. I try to keep myself busy so I don't have to be around his brother. He's my age but acts like a 12 yr old. I really don't know how he's going to be a father. He's one of those ppl we thought would never get married. His wife has to have a lot of patience.
Hi everyone. The last few days have been really busy. It's almost 11pm and I'm finally sitting down at the computer! This is partially what happens when I make exercise a priority.....everything else just builds up until I am up past bedtime!
Anyway, I read through the last several posts.
Jenni-saying lots of prayers for you for tomorrow. I know it's hard not to worry, but it does only take one! I am incredibly sorry you have not gotten support from family/friends IRL. I can only imagine how much it hurts. Maybe they are not sure what to say, and are opting to say nothing. Not an excuse, of course. Please know I am thinking of you!
Mimi-lots of prayers for you too! Exciting days ahead....
Meg-sorry about your BIL. I'll say prayers for you too.... to get through the weekend! I find it truly obnoxious when people make massive deals about their pregnancies, even before I had infertility. It's such attention seeking behavior. Someone in the family should also have extra consideration if they know what you have gone through. Sorry you have to suffer with such immaturity for the weekend. And we don't mind you making a post all about you! Anytime you need to vent.....
Sophia-have a good time with your family this weekend! Your post was from yesterday, but I would say go easy on yourself about the cleaning too. (even though I always want everything clean too-usually guests just make it more of a mess!)
Nothing new here. Except I think taking the birth control is already messing with my mood. I feel much more irritable and emotional already. At least I am recognizing it. Also, spotting has kicked in! At least I am only on it a few more weeks.
My mom is not going to be able to come into town to help us for this IVF. We are going to try to manage on our own, I think. I think I'll talk to the doctor about the true need for total bedrest x3 days like the nurses insisted last time. It seems like each clinic/doctor is different. Regular people getting pregnant don't bedrest, so I'm not sure I get the bedrest after IVF. Anyone have any insight?
Have a wonderful Easter everyone!
Jenni, I am praying and think of you.
Meg, I hope you are having a better day today :)
Sophie, I hope you are enjoying Easter with your family :)
Kara, I'm sorry you are having hard time with bcps. Hopefully this is the last time you'll be taking them in a long time (like for 9 months :D). My clinic does not require bed rest in my age group. They just want us to take it easy in the 2WW, but I am putting myself on 2 days bed-rest. I just don't want to have any regrets later, KWIM :)
Happy Easter!! They both made it!!!!!!! We are so overjoyed. And... my parents surprised me yesterday afternoon. About 1pm, we hear a knock on the door and all of the sudden I hear my dad's voice. They drove up to see us for the day. My mom even made us some sweet potato casserole (our favorite). It was incredibly sweet and I was so surprised. I'm usually the one that surprises other people so it was pretty nice to be on the receiving end. It really helped the day go by yesterday and gave me the added boost I needed.
I'm taking it easy today. Since we had to get up at 6 this morning, DH and I went back to bed until almost noon this morning. He's been very sweet but very overprotective. I have to keep reminding myself that this is the first time he's been here post-transfer (the other 2 he was out-of-town). He has to work tomorrow so we have asked his mom to come up but we'll see about that :ROFL:
Meg - I'm so sorry about your BIL. You seem to be handling him well by not giving in to his demands for attention. I have found that that's the best way to deal with people like that. But argh, I feel for you!
Mimi- I've still got everything crossed for you!! Enjoy your dinner and pampering. :yahoo: I'm just so excited for you.
Kara- I'm sorry that the BCP are giving you a hard time. Enjoy your family time today.
Hi to everyone else. I'll try to sneak back on later. Maybe when the warden is sleeping ;)
Jenni - WOOOOHOOOO you are PUPO!!!! :yahoo:
Jenni...that's so nice that your parents surprised you. Were they a bit more supportive? I don't blame you and DH for going back to bed and taking it easy. Sometimes I enjoy being lazy with DH. He is always so busy and busy when he is home it's nice to just be lazy with him.
Kara...I'm sure it's the BCPs messing with your mood but also the extra stress and unknown of everything. Sorry you are having a hard time with them. Both of my REs required bedrest for 48hrs. I know every RE is different since ppl obviously get pregnant without bedrest. During my 2WW I made sure I kept it easy enough that if it didn't work out I wouldn't look back and think "oh, I shouldn't have done that."
Sophia...how was your weekend? I cleaned a ton also for my family to come. But then they get here and they really aren't clean ppl so it doesn't stay clean. I need to clean again after they leave. I'm kind of a neat freak so having lots of ppl here and getting stuff disorganized bothers me. DH's brother came took his shoes off in the family room entry and they stayed there all weekend. I wasn't about to touch them to move them though.
Mimi...hope everything went well with you this morning!
DH's brother and wife left yesterday around 2pm. We then went to my parent's house for the afternoon/evening. They were invited but they couldn't go because "it would get them home too late." Their drive home is 4 1/2 hours so they wouldn't gotten home at 6:30. My parents invited them to stop for a short while for some appetizers and such and it was only 3 miles out of their way. My parents drove the 4 1/2 hours to their wedding and they didn't have the courtesy to accept an invite to stop over. Oh well, I had more fun without them so idk why I'm complaining. DH can tolerate his brother because he has learned to ignore him and tune him out. I need to learn to do that. We had a nice Easter. We went to church in the morning then ate way too much food at my parent's house. DH had to work today so I'm sure he's pretty pooped. I wish I would've been thinking and had him take a PTO day off of work. His parents will leave sometime today.
How was everyone else's Easter?
Just checking in. Not much here. I'm getting pretty bored but I'm keeping my eye on the prize so to speak. Hope that everyone is well!
Oops...I thought I responded to this earlier. I must've and must've hit the stupid "reply to thread" button and it erased my post.
Jenni...what are you doing to keep your mind occupied?
Mimi...I got my photography book on Saturday. I'm looking forward to being able to sit down and read it. I haven't had time yet.
Meg - I really think you'll enjoy that book. He has a witty style of writing. Plus, he does not confuse you with the professional photography vocabulary too much. I would take a chapter and focus on getting some good pictures before I would move on the next. Flowers was my favorite. I still go back to that chapter and play with different settings and frames :) I hope you'll post some pictures too. Do you have a software to edit your photos? I use Lightroom 3, it is great for me because it's so user friendly :)