Happy Halloween! Halloween is probably one of my favorite holidays - a sentiment shared by my BFF, Chicken. Once I decided to stop Trick or Treating (the last time was when I was a Senior in college), Wiki and I would do elaborate set ups at my parents house complete with scarecrows, fog machines and scary sounds/music. It was great fun. I was looking forward to continuing the tradition once I got to my own house.
However while the neighborhood we live in can get quite festive (you should see #36's house), we don't seem to get that many trick or treaters. The first year I think we had four or five groups of 2-3 kids each. Last year we had more, but still nothing like at my parent's house. This year we only had about 25-30 kids come. Kev and I always do a tally of the costumes and although Darth Vader has always been a strong contender, this year we had only one. We did have 3 Boba Fetts though. I think the winner this year was the 6 witches we had.
All in all, a good night plus a lot of yummy candy left over!
Friday, October 31, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
So I finally got the test results this morning and it seems that 100mg of Clomid didn't work either. I thought this scenario would mean that I would be going up to 150mg of Clomid for the next cycle, but then Dr. P went ahead and referred me to a Reproductive Endocrinologist. It was kind of a surprise when she suggested it because I thought we would go 6 rounds of Clomid before they would send me to an RE. I'm kind of glad that things are moving along quickly, but at the same time, I didn't think it would be that hard to have an kiddo.
Monday, October 27, 2008
Today I had to get my bloodwork done for this round of Clomid. I'm totally expecting a bad number because according to FF I haven't ovulated yet and physically I've not felt anything that tells me that I have (although as I write this, I can suddenly feel the twinges and cramps). The lady that took my blood did an awesome job though, for sure the best ever! See I've had to give a lot of blood for tests and labs in the past. My eighth grade year when I couldn't shake a cold, I think I was getting blood drawn once every other week. So anyways, I always bleed a lot afterward and usually I have to put on a second band-aid. Also last time I went, I ended up having a big skin irritation where the tape was put on my arm. So this time I told the nice lady about it so she would use a band-aid instead. The awesome part was that I was able to take the band-aid off after a couple of hours, it looked hardly used and I didn't have a big bruise where they stabbed me. If I've got to have bloodwork done next time, I'm going back to her!
I do write a post almost everyday, I'm just really bad about publishing them. I've got like 10-12 posts in draft mode. I'll finish them up soon and get them out, especially this past week, cause lots of exciting stuff has happened.
Posted by The Wife at 12:37 PM
Saturday, October 25, 2008
So the girls on a Clomid Board I visit have gone on and on about FertilityFriend.com, but I'm not such a fan. First it said that I O'ed on CD12, then it took it away, then it gave it back. Then it decided that I O'ed on CD 19 and now it's taken it away again. WTF?!?
But anyways, today is CD21 and of course it fell on a Saturday (for real this time!), so I'm going in Monday morning for b/w. Hope the people at work aren't getting upset about all this time I'm taking off. Oh well.
Friday, October 24, 2008
One of Kev's friends that he's known since about the age of 11 and his wife came to visit us yesterday. They decided to come to the US for vacation. They visited Boston, Martha's Vineyard, New York City, Philadephia and Washington, DC over the course of two weeks. They came down Wednesday night and stayed till this morning.
We took them shopping (to Kohl's and Target) first and then after a slight detour to take care of the dogs, ate lunch at Cheeburger Cheeburger. We went to visit the state capital next and walk along the river. Then a nice drive down Riverside Drive with a stop at Pony Pasture. Another shopping trip to Stony Pointe and we finished off the day with dinner at a really nice Italian Restaurant.
I'm really glad they got to visit and that we got to spend time with them. While I've known them for about 8-9 years, because they've never lived near Kev since I've known them, we've only usually hung out while they were in town for a Christmas or New Year's. We're going back to Kev's parent's for Christmas this year so hopefully we'll see them then.
Monday, October 20, 2008
As you can tell, I like calling people I know by nicknames. Sometimes they're cute, sometimes they're funny, other times you just gotta roll your eyes. And here's the thing, I don't even give these people their nicknames. I'm such a follower, cause while I'm usually there when they get their nicknames, it takes me weeks (only once it's caught on) to start using them.
Like my cousin Mayo. So I've got two cousins close to me in age. One (Mayo) was born before me in September; one was born after me, in July. Somehow we were all in the same grade when we went into first grade, and because we lived next door to each other, we went to the same school. Anyways, Mayo's real name rhymes with mayonesa, so she quickly became "Mayonesa." And then cause I have a "K" name, I became Ketchup (though no one calls me that anymore). Mayonesa eventually became Mayo and it stuck.
On a side note, that younger cousin ended up picking up Mustard for a short while, although I'm not sure why cause his name in no way sounds like mustard. But whatever, maybe it was cause the three of us were always together.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
I've been "tagged" by Trolley. She sent it to me by email, so I'm pretty sure she doesn't know I have a blog (not many people do). But anyways, here I go.
10 Random Facts That You May or May Not Have Known About Me
1. Kevin and I have known each other since we were 18(him)/17(me). We met our first year of university and became interested in each other shortly after.
2. I met my husband on the internet before there was match.com, chemistry.com, eharmony.com, etc. We traded emails, letters and phone calls for a year and a half before finally meeting each other face to face.
3. I was a Hillary Clinton supporter. Still am really...Go Hillary 2012!
4. I don't believe in the death penalty.
5. Kev and I share our last name with a major hotel chain. If I'm traveling I always find these hotels and steal their pens, stationary, napkins, etc. Anything with my last name on it. I figure it's owed to me for being asked every single time I say/spell my last name "Ooh, as in the hotel?" Yes, people, as in the hotel.
6. I believe the opposite of love is not hate, but indifference.
7. I wanted to get married on 7/7/7 because 7 is my lucky number. I swear! That number always comes up in my life. Then I wanted to get married on 7/14/7 because it would be exactly 10 years and 10 days since Kev and I first laid eyes on each other. We ended up getting married on 9/22/07 because of circumstances out of our control and it was the most beautiful day ever!
8. I love playing school sports. As an adult, I've belonged to a softball team, kickball team, dodgeball team, and soccer team. I might go for volleyball next.
9. I LOVE coaching youth soccer.
10. I think I'm one of the reasons that my SIL and my husband don't talk anymore and it makes me really, really sad.
Okay that's it! Most of the blogs I read have done this already, but I might "tag" you if I find one I like to read that hasn't.
Tomorrow is our NYC trip! I'm so excited. I'll try to take lots of pics to post!
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
So last night I took my first pill of Clomid. This is the second round (amped up to 100mg) and hopefully it will work. Lots of thoughts going through my head. I went and got myself a basal thermometer. I'm going to start charting this month. There's a website—www.fertilityfriend.com—that is suppose to make it easy for you and help you predict when you're going to ovulate. Well not predict as much as tells you it's happened three days after the fact (when you can do nothing about it). Hopefully lots of baby dust going around here.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
I've decided to end the experiment. It last about two weeks and could have lasted longer but Kev decided that I wasn't really cleaning the mess, I was just spreading it out. So here's the last shot from a couple of days ago. Maybe I'll try the actual kitchen sink next.
Friday, October 3, 2008
So last night I was up late watching the vice presidential debate. We had to DVR it because of Les' Agility Class. So anyways, I finally got bored and decided to go to bed. A little later Kev came up. This morning when I went downstairs, I looked at the coffee table and it suddenly dawned on me that I didn't clear it off last night! Crap! It had already started collecting the days items on it so I was really annoyed that 1. I forgot and 2. I didn't have a picture of it. Kevin then told me that he had taken the liberty of taking a picture before he went to bed— after he cleaned off his stuff, of course.
So unfortunately, here it is:
Not as bad as that before picture I have to admit, but I'm kind of annoyed with myself.