Monday, October 27, 2008

Let it snow

It's snowing here! It's the first snow we've seen since last winter. I just love the snow. I went to high school in the northern part of West Virginia and we were up on the top of a mountain. It snowed nearly every day from mid-fall to early spring. I really learned to appreciate the snow, skiing, tubing, sledding, all that good stuff. The snow this evening is just supposed to be flurries with maybe a light snow shower. I don't care, just seeing the snow or smelling the air right before it snows puts me in a better mood. Hmm...maybe I've got reverse SAD. Where we live now we only get maybe 1 or 2 good snowfalls each year, 4-6inches or so. I'd really love to get away sometime this winter and go skiing, M has never been and I really think he'd like it. I'm going to go fix some hot chocolate and enjoy the rest of my evening.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Nothing new

Third times a charm, right? Well, this is Femara round 3 and I'm feeling side effects this go around. I've got a massive headache and Tylenol does nothing for it. Dizziness has also been a disturbance a few times over the past couple days. God, please, let it be my turn.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Country roads, take me home

CD 4 here and day 2 of Femara. So far so good. With all the charting and figuring out when to BD and all that other good stuff sometimes I do a quick jump-ahead and count 40wks ahead and see what my due date would be if I were to get pregnant this cycle, July 25th, 09. Sounds like a wonderful time to have a baby in my opinion.
This past Saturday was my nephews birthday party, Zack 3 and Josh 4. They had such a great time and they got new bicycles, so great to see their little faces when they saw them! On the way to the party, which was at a State Park, we were on a narrow, curvy, little 2 lane road. We came around a curve at 1 point and there was a 4-wheeler in the other lane with what looked to be about 5 people riding it, and to the right a chicken walking along the road. It just struck me as funny, not too many city folk ever get the chance to see people using 4wheelers on main roads and having to slow down for chickens.
Then Saturday evening, M, me and our friends Vanessa and Matt went to a Corn Maize. It was SO much fun! We were inside it for about 2.5 hours before I got out voted and we skipped out the side and left. I am determined to go back and beat that darn maze.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Light a candle

Tomorrow, October 15th, is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. If you have lost a pregnancy or an infant, or you know someone who has, then tomorrow, at 7pm, light a candle and let it burn for at least 1 hour. It doesn't matter what time zone you are in, just at 7pm your local time, light a candle. Maybe say a little prayer or blessing, whatever you see fit. If miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant loss hasn't happened directly to you but you know someone who has felt this pain, then light the candle for their little angle, go out of you way to do something special for the mom and dad. When you have a miscarriage everyone seems to either forget or think you've forgotten, it's nice to be reminded once in a while that others remember your little one's presence on this earth, no matter how short. Light a candle. I know I will.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Happy Birthday Zacka!

This is a picture of my nephew, Zachary. Yesterday he turned 3! It seems like just a few weeks ago he was a tiny little baby just coming home from the hospital. He was such a good, happy baby. He hardly fussed and then it was only for food! Then he become mobile and decided life was more fun when the adults were always in an up-roar! He could climb before he could walk, he'd just crawl over to something and start climbing, couches, chairs, tables, desks, Christmas trees, it really didn't matter! But we've made it past the "terrible twos" and fingers crossed things will only get easier from here. Now don't get me wrong, I love this little boy just like he were my own and I wouldn't change a thing about him even if I could. I love you Zachary and I look forward to watching you grow up, and hopefully giving you a baby cousin someday soon.
When I was single and first out on my own it was odd to be called Ms. W-, then when I got married being called Mrs. D-, felt great, but when my first nephew, Joshua, was about 14mos old and called me Aunt Jill for the first time, my heart just melted. It's probably the greatest thing I've ever been called.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

I'm a bad blogger...

I can never seem to find time to post on here. I guess it's just that things aren't very exciting, at least not lately.
As for what's happening, well not happening, reproductively, I didn't ovulate this cycle. So I started back on a pack of birth control for 3 weeks then I'll try the Femara again 7.5mgs days 3-7. I should finish my pack of birth control on Oct. 20th, that is if I can make it that long. My RE gave me Femcon, the chewable kind, and I've taken it twice in the past and it's always had nasty side effects like flooding, clotting, etc. Sorry if that's TMI! I'm already a week in and so far so good, knock on wood.

Does anyone else watch/follow the family "The Duggars." I am so fascinated by them and I really don't know why. Last night I watched the newest show and it was all about their oldest son, Josh, getting engaged. He and his fiancée are both 20 years old and they do nothing more than hug and hold hands. Their first kiss will be at their wedding, isn't that just such a sweet thing? I hope lots of younger kids will see that and follow in their footsteps.