Friday, August 29, 2008

Ho Hum Friday and week recap

Today has got to be THE most horrendously boring day here at work! I'm going insane!

In other news I finally connected with my online friend, H, last night and heard about little man's entrance :) Since he is already 4 weeks old, my call was a little overdue. He is doing great. Mom is doing great other than some BF issues. Dad is doing great. One little cute, happy family :) I can't wait to see pictures of the adorable little guy! (um... if H reads this.. HINT HINT ;-) )

It's been a terribly uneventful week in our house. Pretty much the highlight of our week beyond a softball game on Wednesday (which we won, by the way), was starting a new work out plan: Crossfit. It's kind of funny because Andrea blogged about the same thing on Sunday, which happened to be the same day Batman and I decided to also start the program. Let me tell you though, it is NOT for the fair-weather-worker outer. I have never been more sore in my LIFE and we have only had a good 3 days of work outs! (Thursday was a rest day) It's really, really intense. But you know what they say: "No pain, No gain" so I guess all this pain is going to pay off soon, right? I certainly hope so because I am really tired of my abs waking me up in the middle of the night every time I want to turn over.

Only 10 days until my doc appt! I am excited, but incredibly nervous about it, although I really have no reason to be whatsoever. My doc is AMAZING! I heart him :) As I was saying to my friend last night, I have a feeling I will be thrown on the Clomid wagon, but I guess there are worse things. Like shots. I wouldn't handle that well (great now I've probably jinxed myself into having to do injectibles!)AF is almost out of the house so the BDing will commence shortly... okay who am I kidding? AF really has never stopped that whole process at all.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

New Candidate!!

So I am shocked by this I had no idea anyone even knew who I was let alone would put me up for candidacy.
I don't think it will work out though since I am not 35.

Monday, August 25, 2008


Sept 9th at 9:10 I will be talking to my doc about my infertility. Finally some answers... maybe. But I won't cross that bridge yet. I'll just assume he can give me some answers. I can't wait!! ;-)

Ahh! Sweet victory

So for some, it's a small thing, but for me, after 69 excruciating days, it is a HUGE deal.

AF FINALLY CAME!! YES!!!! I couldn't be more ecstatic about her arrival. We can finally move onto the next cycle and I am FINALLY calling my doc this afternoon. I can't wait to get in and get some answers from him. Last cycle I am pretty positive I didn't even O and then this hellishly long cycle (not quite as long as last one, but at least this time AF came on her own) I think I finally O'd a couple weeks ago when we were in Seatown visiting family and friends. Yes of course we BD'd then, and even though we didn't get a BFP, the practice was good for us (since we don't get enough... oh wait! what? For those of you who don't get that joke...scroll down my sidebar and click on the little football field. A chart will pop up and everytime you see a PM or AM in the little boxes, that means... well you can probably guess what that means... what can I say... we have a pretty active sex life LOL!)

So onto cycle 10 or 18 or 52 or whatever it is at this point. Hopefully we can get some help now (I've waited as long as Batman wanted me to).

Yay for AF! (who ever thought I would be saying that?)

Friday, August 22, 2008

Tagged... oops!

So I completely forgot that I was tagged a couple weeks ago by Candi OOPS!! So here it is "Songs that make you cry"

1) Butterfly Kisses- I gave this to my dad one year for Father's day and we both cried. It's about little girls growing up from a dad's point of view. Makes me tear up every time.

2) Cinderella - another daddy/ daughter song... do you see a pattern here?

3)The Star Spangled Banner- I can't hear this song without tearing up. For some reason it just does that to me. Maybe it's because I am a military wife. Maybe it's because I am proud I am an American. Maybe I have a thing for old English drinking songs that turned into national anthems. Who knows? I love hearing it though

That's all I can think of right now... my mind is complete mush since I have been trying to play "catch up" at work after being gone for two weeks.
Um... I guess I am supposed to tag other people so hopefully I don't tag someone that Candi already did... Andrea and Carbon

And we are off... again

So today we are headed for one last trip to the mountains before summer is officially over. We are going camping with a couple of our close friends (they are not together... unfortunately because they would be good for each other... okay maybe they wouldn't... actually not at all) a couple hours north of here. We haven't been camping in over 2 years because for some reason Batman insists that he LOATHES it. Um... why then is he SOOOO excited to go THIS time? Why is he headed up early with friend #1? Why has he been planning every detail of the trip for the last couple of weeks? hm... Apparently he likes camping when it is on his terms (whatever that means... or I guess without his parents?)

TTC is pretty much still non-existent. Still no AF. Nothing. Again not really worried about it. I'm sure she will show up when she is good and ready and I LEAST expect or want it, so I will just remain thoroughly prepared until then (aka carrying tampons with me EVERYWHERE!)

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


I am FINALLY home from all my time off and let me tell you, I couldn't be happier to have a little peace and quiet. Our "vacation" was SOOOO busy, I think I need a vacation just to recuperate from my vacation lol!

Cheer camp was really a blast! (pics to follow when I get off my butt at home and upload them from my camera) I have a great group of girls (and possibly one boy) that are really passionate about this year being THEIR year. I have 2 freshman, 1 sophomore, 2 juniors, 2 seniors and 1 MBA student (cheer falls under it's own category for eligibility so if you are going to school you can pretty much cheer the whole way through) I haven't met our boy yet but I think he is a junior. They are so much fun, but I sometimes I have to remind myself that the reason I have a hard time with their... we'll call them quirks... is because I am nearly a DECADE older than all of them. EEK! I'm old ;-)

So TTC has really taken a back burner for once and it has been... well AWESOME! I haven't really obsessed about it like in past cycles and even though I am on CD63, I'm not really worried. I am pretty sure I finally O'd over my vacation since my nips have been on FIRE since Aug 1st (and still are) which is a usual post O symptom. I also had a teeny-tiny bit of spotting last week (can't remember which day? see not really worried) but I am pretty sure it was just due to some cervical irritation (read heavy-duty BD session- LOL!)

So here I wait for AF... I will be calling my doc by the end of the week, but mainly for my annual since I am due next month. Maybe I'll talk to him then about why I am not pg? Then again maybe not? Maybe I'm meant to be a mom of other people's kids instead? Hm... something to think and pray about...

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Vacation Part II

So I just finished writing a whole, huge, detailed story about the rest of our brush with death in the wilds of Idaho and well... it all got erased. And now I am frustrated enough that I don't want to write it all out again (but it was very witty and engaging) so here's the short version:

Some locals ended up helping us out with some jumper cables and a car, then when that didn't work a nice Camper Man offered and then did, to take us down the mountain so we could get the help we needed. Only in podunk Idaho are people so dang NICE! Where else would people willingly let you into their vehicle for a 2ish hour trek down a mountain side? without knowing if YOU were the serial killer? (apparently my dad and I look harmless enough)

Turns out the battery was shot. So for $72 we got the Jeep up and running thanks to some very nice gentlemen here.

All in all our adventure was... interesting. I probably won't be going up to Silver City anytime soon, but it is pretty neat for those of you looking for something different to do when you visit Idaho (because I know it's on the top of everyone's places to visit before they die)

It's been a fun vacation so far, other than the Jeep problems, and we have been in Seattle for the last few days visiting friends and family. I will post pics and more stories when I have more time :0) Plus wonder of wonders! I have been tagged by Ophelia so I will be doing that as well. ;-)

Thursday, August 7, 2008

On Vacation

So I did test last Saturday... big surprise BFN :( No AF STILL!!! Grrr! What is going on with my stinking body???!!!! I am getting so tired of this! I just hope that LOTS of girls on the board get their BFPs this round so I can forget about my lack of one.

So other than that, Batman and I have been on "vacation" for the last few days. My dad came into town on Monday and has been visiting us for a couple of days, creating memories with all of our crazy adventures (story to follow). Today we made the long (read drove for 8 hours) to Sea-town to visit friends that are getting married tomorrow (FINALLY NATRO!) and my family (who we don't see very often) I can't wait to get some fun pics on here of our wild escapades... or at least some of the wedding since our escapades are really more like small detours from normal life and are anything but wild.

So story of me and my dad: My dad and I are BIG history buffs AND we both love to take small road trips. Since this is the case I decided that while he was visiting and Batman was working, we would go up to an old mining town about an hour and half from us called Silver City. It's a pretty neat little old town that in its hayday was home for some 10000 residents (back in the turn of the century) but has since turned into a tourist attraction (I use this term VERY loosely as we saw MAYBE 2 other people that were non residents besides ourselves the entire time we were there). We left Tuesday morning around 9:30 and made the long trek up the mountain. For those of you who are naive like me and think that when people tell you that you will probably need four wheel drive it's more of a suggestion than a necessity, you would grossly mistaken. Thankfully we chose to drive our Jeep Wrangler...or maybe NOT thankfully as you will hear later. We take the turn off from the main highway and six miles in the road goes from "paved" to gravel to rutted, bouncy, must-have-four-wheel-drive-to-even-navigate-more-than-50-yards, old, one lane road. Let me tell you this road is NOT for anyone who is a) afraid of heights, b)afraid of steep inclines c) scared that they may one day die in a car accident by falling off the side of a mountain road or d)... well you get my point. There is little to no room for more than one car and for the most part the sides are either wedged in between two mountains or are a sheer drop of (in my mind) 500 ft! EEK! Needless to say the drive up was a little scary. And top of it all it's MUCH farther than I originally anticipated. 20 miles on said road takes nearly 45-60 minutes to navigate.

We finally pull into said ghost town and stop to use the "restroom" (loosely termed as it was basically a toilet over a hole in the ground surrounded by four walls). We decide to move the car in front of the hotel before walking around only to get in the car and find that IT WON'T START!! Um... I don't know about anyone else, but I have seen enough horror movies in my time to realize this is EXACTLY how many of them begin...unsuspecting tourist in a ghost town leaves their car unattended long enough for some crazy local to tamper with the vehicle rendering it useless and leaving the tourists at the crazy locals deranged mercy... I was a little freaked. be continued... (obviously I survived since I am posting, but...)

Friday, August 1, 2008

Wasting away...

So it's another boring Friday and at work and I find myself scanning blogs and wasting time (what else is new?). Reading away I discovered this:

MyHeritage: Family trees - Genealogy - Celebrities

How fun is that? In all seriousness though, I don't really agree. I already know who my celebrity twin is and it certainly isn't Parker Posey!

AF?? Where are you AF??
I'll be testing tomorrow I guess since she STILL is MIA. Don't hold your breath though...