That's my motto right now. I came so close to taking a pregnancy test today, but decided I would wait until Friday like my dr told me to. I'm not always a rule follower, but no news is good news, right??!
I had another migraine this morning. Which is very unusual for me. So of course I am reading into that as well. I googled "migraines in early pregnancy." Nothing informative there. Some women who have migraines get them more during pregnancy, some don't have them at all. Well, that didn't help! We'll see what tomorrow brings. I'm supposed to start tomorrow and am usually quite regular.
Now I'm off to watch American 1dol. Can't wait to see what Dallas has to offer!
I woke up this morning and was debating on whether I'd go to work today. I missed yesterday to go to the dr for my bronchitis and sinus infection. I was still coughing pretty bad and running a low grade fever. I decided I've missed enough with all the appointments I've had lately so I'd just suck it up and go in. Well, that's when I started seeing spots. Which only means one thing for me...migraine! Ugh!!! I quickly got online and requested a sub and then typed up some sub plans and emailed them to school. I didn't want to take my migraine meds just in case. So I took a couple tylenol, got out the ice pack and laid down. It's one of the worst migraines I've had in a long time. I think mostly because I didn't take my Rel.pax. I finally fell asleep and woke several hours later. Now I still have a headache, which is how it usually works for me too. Tomorrow is another day and I know I'll be feeling better and ready to spend the day with my kindergarten friends!
That's what I keep doing. Analyzing and over analyzing every feeling and sensation in my body. Is that a cramp? Does my face look like it's going to break out like it does every. single. month. the week my period starts? Am I bloated? Are my boobs sore yet? The crazy thing about this is that soooo many pregnancy symptoms are the same sypmtoms I have each month right before I start my period. As hard as I try not to think about "it", "it's" there, I can't help but think about "it." I don't know what the outcome of this will be, of course I'm hoping and praying for the BEST, but I do know that these two weeks may have been the longest of my life and they are not over yet. So until they are, I just keep asking God for peace and I know that will get me through.
As a life long allergy and sinus sufferer, I can't believe I'd never heard of a Neti Pot until recently. Even then, I was skeptic. Well, I'm a skeptic no more! I have a sinus infection and feel miserable. I couldn't get into the dr yesterday so I will need to wait until Monday. I had a couple friends recommend trying the Neti Pot and I thought it couldn't hurt. I tried it this evening and WOW! It really works! I love my Neti Pot! I will now be a faithful user of the Neti Pot!
Suz from Steece's Pieces has a great product review and give away on her product review blog. She reviewed the Yummie Tummie. She says it's like a non-invasive tummy tuck. These tanks smooth away lumps and bumps and seem to be quite slimming. After pregnancy and in her case quadruplets, she said her body has been through a lot. I bet! I haven't even had a baby yet and I need one of these! She's got before and after pictures posted on her blog. Go check them out! The even better news is that you can win a $100 gift card from Yummie Tummie. I hope I win!! I'm needing it more and more everyday with all these fertility drugs!
Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day so as a teacher, I have the day off. I'm not normally a late sleeper and even if I was, my dog would make sure I didn't sleep late. He was up at 7:00this morning. I got up, let Sam out and made my coffee (decaf of course). Did I mention I gave up caffeine over the Christmas break? It was brutal at first, but now I don't have any headaches at all. Anyway...back to my morning... I started working on a few projects I have to do around the house, but got sidetracked by the computer. I still need to return some things to Target, clean my house and get to the grocery store. It's supposed to be 67 degrees today. I am LOVING that! I'm taking dinner to a friend later today and then have a Girls Night Out planned with some friends. We are going to dinner and then to see, Did You Hear About the Morgans? Has anyone seen it? I'll let you know what I think. Not a very exciting day, but it's nice to have an extra day to get caught up on stuff. That meant I got to spend the weekend with my husband and not worry about all this other stuff.
Here's one of my favorite MLK jr quote.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
We went in for our post IUI ultrasound this morning to see if I ovulated this round. The technician that was doing the ultrasound didn't mess around. I think her exact words after just starting the us were, "Good news. You ovulated!!" I'm not sure what I said, but I think it might have been, "woooohooo!!" So far those are the best two words I've heard during this infertility journey. There are only two words I would rather hear and I'm hoping to hear those in about 2 weeks.
After the us I always go into the little room across the hall to talk to the nurse. Today there was someone in there waiting, so the nurse told me I could go wait with my husband in the waiting room. I was excited about that because it meant I could give him the great news right then. I wanted to be low key though because the waiting room was pretty full and I wanted to be sensitive to the others waiting. I know how it feels to be waiting and not get good news. I've been in that position ever other appointment. I whispered it to him and he just looked at me, smiled and grabbed my hand. It wasn't until I finished with the nurse and we were out in the hallway that we jumped up and down and hugged. I realize we have another hurdle to overcome, but this felt really GOOD!! After we left, we went to Chuy's for some delicious mexican to celebrate.
Thanks for all of you who have been praying and sending good thoughts our way. We appreciate them so much. Keep them coming. We have to wait and see if it sticks now. We believe that it will!
Has anyone watched Clean Sweep? I love this show! The crew goes in and helps people organize their stuff and get rid of clutter. I know there are several shows out there like this and I love them all! Today was clean sweep day at our house. Barry was out of town for work and which just happened to take him to the town where his brother and his family lives. They just happened to be moving so he also helped them with that.
While he was gone, I decided it was time to tackle the office. I wanted to get some sort of organizer for the closet. Well, I was able to use what I already had around the house. What a bonus! I really need to start taking pictures of my projects. I totally forgot about it today. Today I not only organized the closet, but I organized the entire room. I had paperwork to go through and file and just junk to throw out. I put all my sell stuff into a big box and also grabbed a garbage bag for junk. We are planning to declutter the entire house and have a garage sale when it warms up. It felt great to purge all the clutter from that room. My desk is clean and the chaise is free of piles of paperwork. I can finally go in there and read in my little corner. Now I just need a new shredder. Ours died a while back and we haven't replaced it yet. I have a basket of stuff to shred. That will have to wait for another day.
After a little over a month away from all fertility treatments, we are back on track. Last month I had several cysts so we had to take some time off. I went for an ultrasound today and got the all clear. The cysts are gone! I'm going to remain positive this month. I'm going to believe that the IUI will work. Will I be disappointed? Well, that's certainly possible. BUT, I am not going to worry about that right now. Right now, I'm choosing to BELIEVE!