Sunday, May 17, 2009

The closer you get...

Only 2 weeks and 1 day before our appointment with Dr. Min. I can't believe that time has gone by that quickly. However, I am feeling much different this time around. I am extremely nervous and anxious about the whole ordeal. I was so happy and excited the first time... I can't be a sattelite patient this time so I am going to have to go to Ottawa for all of my b/w & u/s's. Do I get up super early in the morning (5:00 am) and drive there or should I stay at a hotel the night before and drive home afterwards. Will Mike & Taylor come with me? How long does Mike need to take off of work? Will I be late? Will Taylor be okay? How many inspections does this mean Mike will miss? Can we afford to stay overnight in the hotels? How grumpy am I going to be if I get up that early? Should I bring Taylor to the appointment on the 2nd? Waaaaayy to many unanswered questions that I have been trying to ignore for weeks. I am such a planner and I can't stand not knowing what to do! I really think I need to talk to Mike about it all but sometimes he just makes things worse LOL!!! To be even more of a downer I haven't even talked about the whole rollercoaster of emotions that goes along with IVF! Will it work? How many follicles do I have? What's my E2? I hope I don't mess up the injections! How big are they? When will I get to trigger? How many eggs did they get? Will they be mature? Will they fertilize? Will they keep dividing? How many are left? Will it be a 3 or 5 day transfer? Will I have any to transfer? How good of quality are they? Will one implant? I could go on forever LOL!! I think in order for me to feel better about things I need to get a plan in regards to travelling to Ottawa every other day and as I get closer to trigger, everyday. Ultimately, I think staying in the hotel the night before would be better. It might be an added expense but atleast I will be able to function and not be so grumpy from lack of sleep. The meds already take a toll on the old attitude, I better not make it worse and be tired too! Now to break the bad news (spending $) to Mike. LOLOLOL!!!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Show & Tell



Here is a sampling of pictures that I took on one of my walks.  I love this time of year!  When I was a child I never appreciated what spring had to offer,  in fact, I didn’t like spring or fall.  I only liked summer and winter.  When I was a teenager my love of winter disappeared along with my days of tobogganing down the hills and making snow forts.  I only liked summer because of the beautiful weather.  Now that I am older I love what spring and fall offer.  I love seeing nature come to life and I look forward to the warmer weather.  Fall amazes me with all it’s vibrant colours.  It doesn’t hurt that it makes for gorgeous pictures either.  Now if only that darn winter season wasn’t so long…

Want to see what the rest of the class is showing?  Go to Stirrup Queens and have a look.