Friday, September 12, 2008

Clomid, here I come

It feels a bit like a concession: I need drugs to get pregnant.

Day one: I haven't noticed anything new or different. I'm sort of gassy but I am eating more vegetables lately in a lame effort to avoid cookies. I'm trying to drink water - a suggestion from my acupuncturist who says that, "clomid dries you out." Okey-dokey.

Day two: Feeling fine

Day three: Two words - vaginal dryness. I can't see how it is that this will help me get pregnant. My vag was on fire after having sex. I also notice that my temps are running about 0.3 degreees higher than they usually do by his point of the cycle.

Day four: woke up to a hot flash of menopausal magnitude. That was uncomfortable.

Day five: same as before

Aftershocks: Can I just mention that waking up soaked in your own sweat just fucking sucks. Otherwise, I am obsessing about my chart, my BBT, when to start using OPKs, and having sex for the next 10 days straight to be 100% certain that we don't miss that stupid fertile window.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

I've been tagged

I've been tagged by Nikki. I'm breaking rule number one, I think, because I don't know how to "link" to her. I think she'll forgive me?

The Rules:
1. Link to the person who tagged you
2. Post the rules to your blog
3. Write 6 random things about yourself
4. Tag 6 people at the end of your post and link to them
5. Let each peron you have tagged know by leaving a comment on their blog.
6. Let the tagger know when your entry is posted.

6 random things about me:
1. My left foot is slightly bigger than my right.
2. My need for "alone time" is astronomical.
3. Cleaning my house gives me a sense of control, however false that sense may be.
4. I don't have a favorite movie.
5. I don't like starlight mints after dinner.
6. Whispering in my ear tickles my butt.

Now I have to tag 6 people:
All in due time

Monday, September 8, 2008

Here and there

I've been out-of-touch lately. Tim's mom thought I was avoiding her on purpose. I wasn't avoiding her or anyone else. I've been busy doing other things - if I occupy myself pretty much all the time I don't have to think about why the frick I am still not pregnant. Sigh. OK, enough self pity. Moving on.
I've been working a ton - the girl who does alot of the ER shifts hurt her back so her shifts have been redistributed. This means that 30% of my schedule for the month of September is comprised of ER. I like doing it because the cases are more challenging and I always learn so much. I hate it because it's hectic and the days are so long. There truly is no time for anything else on those days in particular.
The other thing I've been doing is (re)learning to sew. My mom is actually an excellent seamstress and I used to sew with her when I was a kid. However, if you put a machine and pattern in front of me 2 weeks ago I wouldn't have known what to do. So my friend Moira and I took a class. Then we learned that our new favorite place to be was closing on Sept. 12. I've been cramming in the classes since then. So inspired am I that I actually bought a little starter machine today!
My kitchen project is evolving too. I still have little squares of blue all over the place. I did get the bottom half of the wainscoting painted (a gray called Nightingale) and painted the back of our island with chalkboard paint! I'll paint the cabinets next.
We attended a wedding last weekend for our friends: he is Indian and she is Sri Lankan. I had never been to an indian wedding before and it was really cool. They did a great job of detailing the ceremony so newbies like me could follow along. They used something like two dozen cocnuts and had a fire on the alter. The whole day was long - 10 hours for us and the party was just getting started when we left at 11:30 at night. The best part? We got to wear outfits our friend bought for all of us the last time he went home to India to see his family. My dress was so beautiful (but not the most flattering sadly).