Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Time Flies? Or Not

Tick tock! I got the call. Glad I didn't hold my breath LOL! We still have the June 2nd appointment. Mike needs to go get some tests done, whoops, forgot about him! I was so busy getting tests done for myself that I never considered he would need blood tests done again. We did have the SA done but forgot about the blood. Oh well, no biggy. We have to go to Napanee for the conference though which I thought was weird cause we live in Kingston. She said it would be done in Kingston or Napanee, I just assumed it would be Kingston... we all know what happens when you ass-u-me though! So we have an hour and a half video conference call with Dr. Min at 10:00 and we will sign our consent forms then. After that we should be good to go... please be good to go.

Friday, April 24, 2009

News & Goals

Here are the after shots. You might notice that a picture of the top catch-all drawer is missing. Here's the reason, it will never be clean and organized. It pretty much looked like that the day I moved in. It will not get much better and it certainly could not stay organized if it did, I am far to lazy LOL! I had alot more room in my "pantry" than I thought I had. I decided that my cupboards could be organized too so that is the next goal. I willpost before pics of those soon.

I was just about to start our walk at Lemoine's Point when the cell phone rang. Thanks to Bell I have been forwarding all the house calls to my cell phone if I go out and today it paid off. I am currently booked for a June 2nd video phone conference LOL!! I feel so modern. It is a new thing they have started for long distance patients. I will be able to go to KGH and have my appointment in one of their conference rooms and I won't have to drive to Ottawa. Dr. Min's assistant also said we could just print out the consent forms and mail it to them. I told her that we already had all of our testing done and other things refreshed and she said that she was going to show Dr. Min my file and if he said everything looked good that she would call back and make the appointment earlier! Once that is done I should be able to call in with my day 1 and start. So If all goes well and the new appointment is before May 18th I just might be starting in May instead of June! Can you tell I am excited? I am also a bit of a pessimist too though, so I am not holding my breath on that either. I am quite happy to be able to start in June, things are going so much faster compared to the first time around.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

I have an unusual amount of storage space and I just can't seem to keep it organized! You would think with all that space everything would have it's place, and well, it does, I just can't seem to put things back were the belong LOL! Once I get this stuff organized I am going to try to keep it that way. Even Mike is commetiing that we need to do a spring cleaning... I think it was a hint. Next week I will tackle the basement storage... dun, dun, dun!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Goal Complete!

Here is the almost finished product. I just have 7 loads of laundry to do (&%$@#^#^% CAT)!! Actually I have already done 5 loads today so I should be 100% done in another hour or two.



Friday, April 17, 2009

Unofficial Appointment


Well I got sick of waiting so I called.  They did get my referral but they do things a little differently now.  They hired 1 person to make all appointments for all the RE’s.  So Dr. Min’s assistant told me that if the new lady didn’t call me within the next 2 weeks to give her a call back.  She also told me that Dr. Min didn’t have a really long waiting list and that I should clear my schedule for June 2nd or 5th.  JUNE 2ND OR 5TH!!??  That might not be long to her but it is to me LOL!!  Actually it isn’t that bad in comparison to the first cycle.  They called me the beginning of August and my initial appointment was scheduled for mid October so this time frame is much better.  Unfortunately that means the earliest I can do the transfer is July sometime.  Of course my cycle would not be on my side, my damn period is always inconveniencing me LOL!! 

As I said before, I will ask to be put on the cancellation list but since it is only a month and a bit away I doubt I will get in any sooner… bummer.  On the bright side it will give me a chance to lose a few pounds and get some caffeine free days in.  That also gives me a few more weeks to set some new goals. 

Thursday, April 16, 2009


DSC01814DSC01816DSC01815DSC01818   Is this progress?  Not really!  However, I have come to a few conclusions while getting to this point. 

1st.  I have too many hangers, or do I?  In fact, no I don’t.  I have too much laundry to do.  I have about 5 loads that needs to be done.  I guess that means I have more clothes than I need.

2nd.  I really miss my old closet!  I used to be able to get all these clothes in there and more, and still have room left for more.  I guess that’s just part of moving on but oh how I miss you my old closet buddy!  That and the hardwood floors but that story is for another post.

3rd.  That big box in the back of the closet is full of my maternity clothes.  Upon removal of the small box on top of it I discovered that the cat had pissed and shit in it!!  Filthy beast!!  I’m not sure if it was just a convenient place for him to go at the time or if it was a big F-U to me for having a baby.  Oh and make that 7 loads of laundry to do!        $#%^**&(&&$%$@ CAT!

4th.  Cat for sale.

DSC01820 Just kidding.  The filthy beast stays for now but he is getting farther & farther out on that thin ice everyday!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Another New Goal

Well it seems as though I have underestimated myself. Decembers #'s have been entered into Simply Accounting and it took me about a half an hour LOL! So I am setting yet another new goal. I will attempt to clean my closet. I have all sorts of things in there like toys, boxes, tub stuff, cat food and of course shoes and clothes. Below are a few pictures of my shame. I will post a picture of the compled task on Monday... or sooner.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Here's The Proof

Oops, I forgot to post the picture of the completed task! Without further adue, here it is...



I suppose I should give myself a new goal for this week. It is to get December's information added to Simply Accounting.(Blush) Yes, I am that far behind with that too LOL!!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Mel's Show & Tell

It's time to show & tell again! Check out Stirrup Queens blog and join in on the fun!

I seem to be stuck in that waiting pattern. Time stands still when you are waiting for the clinic to call. So I have been trying to keep myself busy when I have some down time. Since my goal for the week was a fairly light one I have been passing time by editing some pictures in Elements. Thanks to this program I have been able to salvage some fairly dark pictures that otherwise would have been deleted from my camera. So I just felt like thanking the makers of Photoshop Elements for helping me pass some time and saving a few dark pictures! I wanted to get it lighter but I am such an amateur and everything I tried made it look unnatural.

It's time to show & tell again! Check out Stirrup Queens blog and join in on the fun!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Baby Swag!

Here is a picture of a crib that I am trying to win. Do I need it? Not so much... Taylor already has a crib, BUT hopefully soon enough I will need it! Othewise what they heck am I doing IVF for?! So if you see an amazingly annoying amount of posts with the words Bellaziza's Favorite Things in it you'll know why. If you would like a chance to win this crib head over to Bellaziza's Favorite Things and just try and beat me on the # of entries LOL!!

Here's a picture of the stack of reports that I have been neglecting for months now. I have sorted them into year and month (yes, it's been since last year, LOL!) and I just have to 3 hole punch them and put them into the binders that I bought last night. I will post another picture of the completed task just so you all know I did it and to force myself to do it! Still waiting for that call from the clinic...

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Things I love Thursday

I love making headbands for my DD! Or maybe I just love taking pictures of her with them on. Either way I am addicted. I wish she would keep them on for more than 5 minutes though...

Do you want to share what you love? Go to Diaper Diaries if you do.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Something to do?


Last night I was reading a blog that I just love!  This girl has become such a great photographer by just buying books and trying out different things and has inspired me to try and do the same.  If you want to follow her blog too it is Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds.  Anyways, as I was reading it she gave me a good idea.  While she was waiting for her referral to adopt a baby girl she decided to come up with weekly goals to occupy her time, therefore, time would go by faster.  So, I am going to give myself a weekly goal as well to try and pass some of my spare time.  I know I don’t have that much spare time but I decided that it was probably better spent achieving a goal rather than just being on the computer after Taylor goes to bed.  Now for weekly goal #1.  Since I only have half the week left I didn’t want to make it too unachievable so I decided this weeks goal will be too get all of Mike’s Inspection reports together and file them away.  I have been really slacking on this task and there are reports all over our house.  It’s funny though, Taylor is taking a nap and I am on the computer posting to my blog LOL!  No really, I am going to post this and then start working on my goal.  Happy hump day!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Let The Games Begin!


The referral is sent!  Fantastic!  Want to take wagers on when Ottawa will call me?  I’ll take a stab at it and say 4 weeks.  However, I am not nearly that patient and will probably call them in 2 weeks if I haven’t heard from them LOL!!  Let the games begin…

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Some days I feel like this.


I’ve got the body but not all the things necessary to ride, LOL!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Lessons Learned


Since this will not be my first cycle I have learned a few things that will be helpful in this next round.

First.  Although not always, the squeaky wheel does usually get the grease.  I waited for 4 months before I called and asked my RE’s secretary if Ottawa had received my referral.  The wench lied and said they had.  I waited another month before I called Ottawa and asked them if they had, they had not.  By the time everything had worked out it was a year before we were able to get the cycle under way.  Lesson learned?  Trust no one, harass everyone! 

Second.  It was the start of August by the time the clinic called me to set up an initial consultation.  It was scheduled for mid October.  After waiting so long for them to call me another 2 1/2 seemed like an eternity!  But what could I do?  I waited until October and had my appointment.  I told my new RE about the crazy mess and how long it had taken to get in to see him.  He then told me that I could have asked to be put on a cancellation list and I probably could have seen him sooner.  Lesson Learned?  Be assertive not submissive!

Third.  Once I was able to see my RE I had to schedule another appointment for consent signing in November.  Another month!  It wasn’t until I was already in my second trimester that I discovered that they are accommodating to couples from far away and will schedule all these appointments together so you don’t have to make so many trips.  Lesson learned?  Don’t be afraid to be “that person”.  Ask questions, they don’t bite!

Fourth.  Finally the forms had been signed.  Let’s do IVF!!  Wrong!  Let’s do some tests.  FINE, let’s do tests.  I had to wait until day 3 of my cycle (period) and go in for some blood tests.  Luckily it was only a week away so we were still in November.  I did the tests and waited for the results. All looks well… except we are missing one.  I call Kingston, Kingston calls Ottawa, Ottawa calls me, no, we are still missing it.  You need to wait until your next day 3 and get that test. UGH!!  Lesson Learned?  Get your blood tests done just before you want to do IVF!!  I really learned my lesson on this one… I already had the tests done a month ago, I am ready to roll. 

Fifth.  It is now December and everything is finally done, let’s get started, NOT!  It is too close to Christmas and that is the only time of year we close for a week.  Oh, you won’t get your period until the beginning of February?  Too bad!  Lesson learned?  Don’t try to do IVF too close to Christmas/New Year’s! 

Sixth.  Finally, it’s February let’s start.  Okay!  We just need you to come to an education session and an injections class but you can do those in the middle of your cycle so you can start.  YIPEE!!  Did I mention that every time we went to Ottawa it was a blizzard outside?  Lesson learned?  Don’t do IVF in the dead of winter! 

I really could go on and on… but I won’t. I have already applied some of the lessons learned from my first cycle.  I have all my tests up to date.  I am bypassing my RE’s horrible secretary and getting my regular Dr. to send the referral. I am not doing IVF close to Christmas.  I am not doing IVF in the dead of winter.  I don’t have to go in for an education session or an injections class.  Finally when they call to set-up the initial consultation I will ask to schedule the consent signing the same day, that way I will be ready to call in with my day 1 and get things rolling! 

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Should I, Or Shouldn’t I?




Okay, okay, I know the saying is “let the cat out of the bag” but I found these pictures more amusing than the ones with a bag.  I figured close enough… they are both 3 letter words starting with a “b”.  Back to my point, I am trying to decide if I should tell everyone that I am doing another cycle again.  HHhmmm, pro’s and con’s for both options.  On one hand I will get to have the element of surprise if it works and if it doesn’t I don’t have to tell everyone it didn’t.  On the other hand I will have to tell them we did it and it didn’t work when they ask when we are going to do it again.  Then they will be secretly pissy and wonder why we didn’t tell them and get that look… Maybe 'I’ll just take a wait and see approach.  There are a few people who obviously know but since very few people from our families read Taylor’s Blog there is a huge chance they won’t read this one either, lol!!  I guess the cat stays put for now.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Mildly Amusing… Mostly Irritating!

octomom Seriously?!  Thanks so much Octomom for being the face of IVF.  You have brought so much positive attention to IVF… NOT!!  UGH, just go away, I am so over it!  I hope no one shows up at my door looking like this, this Halloween.