Wednesday, February 27, 2008


Okay, so I've been thinking about how many people I've seen get BFP's in the last couple years. Since I just found out that a friend just had her baby, I decided to sit down and make a list. I found that at least 10 women that I know of have gotten pregnant and delivered since I started trying. And I know of at least 5 others who are currently KU.

Antonia (former co-worker)—Victor Keith born Feb 5, 2007

Molly (webMD)--David Henry born Aug 2007

Karen (Josh's co-worker)--Elizabeth born summer '07, pregnant again

Colleen (friend)--Rachel Elizabeth born Oct 10, 2007

Jessie (friend)--Peyton (girl) born Nov 2?, 2007

Rebekah (step-SIL)--Lilly born Jan '08

Becky (webMD)--Brandon Joseph born Jan 30, 2008

Amber (former co-worker)--baby born Jan/Feb 2008

Amy (college friend)--Cassie Rose born Feb 8, 2008

Jana (college friend)--Emma Morgan born Feb 27(?), 2008

Steph (webMD)--Gwendolyn Elizabeth due Feb 28, 2008

Jessi (webMD)--Quinlon due March 25, 2008

Katie (college roommate)--C.J. (girl) due April 29, 2008

Jen (webMD/batcave)--due Sept 29, 2008

Steph (webMD)--due Nov(?) 2008

Saturday, February 23, 2008

And the Truth is.....

Well, everyone was half right. I guess I'm not that good of a liar. Tammy and Mel were spot on.

1. I lost my viginity when I was 26.
TRUE--like a good church girl, I had planned to remain a virgin until my wedding night. And since I wasn't really dating anyone, it wasn't really an issue. After about a month of dating Josh, we started messing around and then after 2 months, we finally did it. A couple months later, Josh moved in, and then 2 months after that we got married. So even though I wasn't married, my husband was my first and only. And since AF decided to come to the wedding, I'm kinda glad we didn't wait.

2. I took ballet lessons for 6 years.
FALSE--I've never taken ballet. I never really took any lessons when I was a kid. I took piano for a little while, but then the teacher moved. Maybe this is why I don't have a lot of stick-to-itiveness for things now. I've been taking Taekwon Do for a couple months now, and sometimes it's still a struggle to make myself go.

3. The first movie I remember watching in a movie theater was E.T.
TRUE--I was about 4 1/2. I remember bawling all the way back to the car after watching Drew Barrymore say goodbye to ET. I also remember seeing Return of the Jedi in the theater.

4. I own well over 400 DVDs.
TRUE--Josh and I are both movie people. We buy a lot of movies used from Blockbuster or cheap ones from Walmart or Best Buy. But when there's ones that we really like that we've bought new. We're trying to cut back and rent instead of buy. I've also got 50+ VHS and have just started my BlueRay collection.

5. Josh and I met online.
TRUE--we met on ya.hoo personals. We chatted for about an hour or so one night and then met up for coffee at Starbucks around 9:30. We talked until a little after midnight and then walked to Denny's. Josh walked me home that night and actually called the next day. And the rest is history.

6. We honeymooned in Ireland
FALSE--I would still love to go to Ireland. That's part of the reason I'm hoping we get stationed in Europe. Since we were living in Hawaii and moved the wedding up 6 months, we didn't really have time for a honeymoon so we spent the night in Waikiki. A year later, Josh was on a ship and they pulled in to Sydney, Australia for a few days. So I flew out to meet him there and we had our honeymoon/1st anniversary in Sydney, not Ireland, but still a great honeymoon.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Finally, some good news

I just got a call from the CDC (Child Development Center) on base about my application. She's going to submit my application to the human resource office so they can do my background check and paperwork. But it sounds like a really good chance I'm going to get the job! It's a flex position which means they can't guarantee any number of hours, but she said they've got a couple people quitting so I should be able to get as many as I want. And I'm qualified for the highest amount that they're hiring for, which is like $12 something an hour. If I can get close to 40 hours, that will be almost $25K a year. Not great, but much better than what I'm getting now. She's submitting the paperwork on Monday, so hopefully I'll hear something really soon! I'm really excited :)

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

truth and lies

Okay, so I've seen this on a couple blogs now, including my friend Jenn.

I'm going to list 6 "facts," 4 of which are true and 2 are lies.

1. I lost my viginity when I was 26.

2. I took ballet lessons for 6 years.

3. The first movie I remember watching in a movie theater was E.T.

4. I own well over 400 DVDs.

5. Josh and I met online.

6. We honeymooned in Ireland.

Now your job: Decide which are true and which aren't and comment me your guesses. I'll post the truth later ;) Next, if you haven't already done so, it's your turn to join the game.

Oh, only 10 days until I see Josh again :D

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

and the verdict is......

Upper Respiratory Infection.

I got to the clinic at 7:45 this morning, knowing I needed to be there early. There were about 6 or 7 people ahead of me. Of course we had to wait outside until 8:05 (yeah, they're supposed to open at 8) until they let us in. So then finally, I got called back around 9:45. 20 mins later, I was on my way out with a prescription for an antibiotic, cough suppressant, and nasal congestion.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Man, I hate medical here

So I've been sick since Thursday. I took mucinex, dayquil, nyquil, etc and figured it would go away within a few days. Last night, I called the after hours number for medical b/c it just wasn't going away. The after hours number pretty much is just an answering service so they paged the on call doc. She calls and asks what's wrong so I go through all my symptoms. Then she asks "what do you want me to do?" I'm thinking, "you're the doctor, what should you do?" So I asked her about getting me an appointment for this morning or giving me a referral for the medi-center. She said she couldn't do anything since everything was closed except the ER and it wasn't an emergency.

So I called the appointment line this morning about 10 mins after they opened. I was on hold for almost half an hour. But of course, since pretty much all the docs but 1 are deployed, they didn't have any appointments. So she leaves a message for the nurse. This is at 7:30 this morning. I go back to sleep and wake up again around 10:45. I call to see if they've done anything and she says they've looked at it but haven't done anything about it. Finally, the nurse calls at noon to say it's probably something viral so she puts in the referral.

I'd never been there before so I wasn't sure where it was so it took me awhile to get there. When I get there, I tell the registration woman that I have a referral and she tells me that they aren't taking any more patients. In fact, they stopped taking patients at 11 this morning and still have 20 something left to see before they can leave. I was so upset. I mean, if I coulda gotten a referral when I first called, I coulda already seen the doc and had some real medicine to make me feel better. So I call the nurse back to let her know, and wait a couple more hours for her to call and let me know that I need to get a new referral in the morning! I just think this is completely ridiculous!!

Saturday, February 9, 2008


I'm going to see Josh at the end of the month for a few days. I was able to get a flight for about $250. We're going to cheat and stay in his barracks room instead of getting a hotel. I can't wait!

Friday, February 8, 2008

Go in peace

I was reading my friend Tammy's blog where she was discussing the song "Count Your Blessings." She was talking about how hard it is to continue to remember all His blessings when we're praying for one more. In it she asked for a sign that she wouldn't be relegated to a life without children.

As I was reading, I was reminded of the story of Hannah. Back in the day, it was seen almost as a curse from God to be barren. Hannah's husband's other wife would make fun of her. Her husband didn't even understand why she was so upset about not having kids. She was totally devoted to God and kept praying. But she was in total anguish and grief. Finally, she was praying with such earnestness, the priest thought she was drunk. When she explained the situation, he said "Go in peace, and may the God of Israel grant you what you have asked of him." Then she goes home, has sex with her husband, gets pregnant and eventually gives birth to Samuel who goes on to become one of God's greatest prophets and advisor to kings.

When I read that, it really hit home. It was like God telling me, "it will happen." I don't know when or how, but I do believe it will. I don't pretend to believe that I can just sit back and wait on God to make it happen. I know that it's going to take some work on my part as well. But I no longer feel discouraged or despair. When I remember how many women who were well past child bearing age got pregnant, I know that miracles can happen.

"And blessed is she that believed; for there shall be a fulfillment of those things which were told her from the Lord." Luke 1:45

Thursday, February 7, 2008

I've been thinking.....

Josh is supposed to be back on April 10, but he's hoping to be done a week early. If he does, then he'll be here just before I O (assuming my next couple cycles are around 28 days).

I know we're supposed to be TAB for financial reasons, but I was curious. Also, it's so hard TAB from something I want so bad. I might still do Clomid and Prometrium, just not IUI.

I also want Josh to see a urologist when he gets back. I mentioned it to my GP when I saw him for my ankle. He seemed to think it was a good idea. And if there's a problem that can be fixed, I wanna see what we can do about it.