Saturday, July 28, 2012


So AF showed her ugly face early this morning (just after midnight)>

I have ordered the refill on my Clomid and I will get in for an appointment on Monday for my baseline ultrasound and bloodwork.

I plan on asking my RE for yet another HSG test.  For those unfamiliar it's basically a dye test where they inject dye into the uterus while you are under an x-ray and they check to see if the tubes are open.  This will be my 4th (5th if you count the one I had while having surgery),  I just want to make sure they are still open since I had a blockage previously.  Hopefully I can get that done at the end of this coming week or beginning of the next.

Let's get this show on the road!!!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Updates are overdue!

So things are going well at home.  Mom is doing her best to settle in.  It's hard moving in to someone else's home and trying to feel comfortable.  It's going to take some time, but I know we will all get there.

The pets have been kind of boring.  Josie comes down on occasion.  I rarely see Zoey.  Spike hangs out downstairs all the time and Willow stays mostly upstairs.

Jack was sick this past week with a upper respiratory infection and some gooky eyes.  Have him on oral antibiotics and eye drops.  Well now that he is feeling better we had to give up on the eye drops.  He fights us when we try and put them in.  So we are hoping the oral meds will take care of what is left.

Otherwise everything is good.  Our state of Colorado has been through a lot with wildfires and this horrible shooting.  It's been rough but thankfully none of it has touched us personally, but it's hard to live in a state where these kind of things happened.  Though with this last incident it could have happened anywhere.

On the TTC front - 9dpo.  Exepcting AF to arrive Friday sometime.  Not going to test, I'm just going to wait it out.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Save the Date! October 15th


Everyone worldwide is invited to join our October 15th, pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day event to light a candle at 7pm your time zone for all families and friends affected by Pregnancy or Infant Loss. Please go to the link below and invite all of your friends and families. Much love and hugs to everyone.

This is obviously something I hoold very dear to my heart.  If everyone who reads this could light two candles for Tobin and Miles at 7:00pm in their own time zone on October 15th this will keep their memory alive in your hearts.  It doesn't matter if they are Yankee Candles or birthday candles.  It's important for all of the babies up in heaven to be remembered.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Time for an update!!

Mom has been here for about a week now.  Her stuff arrived on Thursday night when Todd and Monica finished the long ride across the country.  My loving husband drove the entire time!  So many people have been calling him a "saint" for letting his mother-in-law move in with him.  It's so not like that though.  Todd loves my mom and is happy to have her here.

Now, my mom's car is still in Connecticut but hopefully not for too much longer.  The original plan was to tow the vehicle behind the rental truck, but Mom's little Honda would have scraped the bottom trying to get up there.  So we set up transport with a shipper.  Well their driver flaked out and went AWOL, so we had to get set up with another driver.  They are supposed to pick up the car today and it should be here in 3-5 days...hopefully.

As far as the animals.  Spike is the only cat that is wandering around the house freely.  Willow has spent quite a bit of time in our room.  Mom's cats haven't ventured out much and have yet to encounter Jack face to face.  Everyone is eating and drinking and going potty.  I think it's just going to take some time.  I don't think they will get along, but it appears as though they can tolerate each other for the time being.

On the TTC front...according to the fertility monitor I O'd on my own again.  CD22 I think.  Not holding out any hope, but it's nice to know that my body did something it was supposed to!

That's all for now!  :)

I'll leave you with some pictures...

 Josie right at home

 Zoey chillaxin'

 Welcome MOM!!!

 Josie ventures downstairs

 Zoey's maiden voyage

 Willow not impressed with Josie on her bed
 Spike, as if nothing has changed

Monday, July 9, 2012

In Other News...

So nothing going on with TTC right now.  Todd is back in Connecticut getting my mom ready to head out.

I cannot believe that tomorrow is the day.  24 hours from now I will be on my way to the airport to pick her up so she can live with us forever!  It's a pretty crazy feeling for all of us but we couldn't be happier.  :)

Todd is going to have a hell of a ride from Connecticut to Colorado, but I know he'll make it.  He promised me he would come back to me.

So here begins another journey in our lives.  You might see me write more about dealing with four cats and a dog for a little while.  Should be entertaining.

I hope to get back on the TTC wagon shortly.  I'm on CD15 now and no ovulation yet on my own.  Not expecting it, but it would be a nice surprise.  Hope to be back on the wagon in a few weeks and I can only hope that this will work out soon.

Hope everyone is well!!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

It's been a while...

So I have been back in Colorado for a week now.  A week from today Mom will be starting her new adventure in Colorado.  It will be interesting to see how all the pets interact with each other but it will all work out fine I'm sure.

As most of you have heard, Colorado Springs was victim to a horrible wildfire over the last week and half.  The firefighters are finally starting to get control of it, but not until after 347 homes were lost and two people were killed in Tuesday, June 26th's firestorm.

The city is rallying together to take care of it's own and in a city of over 400,000 people you still get that small town feel when you drive through the city.  People are lining up with signs applauding our firefighters during shift change.  It's been amazing to see.

Most of the evacuees are back in their home except for those with no homes to return to.  The Waldo Canyon fire is currently 70% contained and has burned almost 18,000 acres.

I can still smell the acrid stench of fire when I get to work.

So glad we are on the other side of the city and were unaffected by the fire and the evacuations, though our hearts go out to those affected.

Some pictures of the events...

On the TTC front, we are taking this month off.  Todd will be traveling during our fertile time out to Connecticut to get my mom packed up and then he is driving her belongings and vehicle to our house.  So it's probably best with everything going on that we sit out this month and move foward in a few weeks when everything has settled down.

Hope everyone is well!