Friday, August 28, 2009

Questions for you

I have been thinking about alternative methods to "jump start" my fertility. Some girlfriends and I have been recently talking about trying acupuncture. One of them used it to help induce labor naturally and swears by it now. I know nothing about it but it definitely sounds interesting.

So, my question is:

Has anyone tried it? Know someone who's tried it? Researched it? Know anything about it?

Friday, August 21, 2009

It's the little things

Reasons to not wallow in depression about infertility today:

1. My husband will be off with me tonight.

2. Although our brand new washer broke the day we bought it (more on that later), we have family that is more than willing to let us do laundry at their house.

3. It's payday so I get to go out for lunch.

4. The day is half over.

5. I get to sleep in tomorrow.

I know it's bad that I am having to stretch just to list 5 things but hey, I'm trying and that's what counts, right?

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Almost Wordless Wednesday

I love when her lip(s) get stuck in her teeth

I <3>

I'm here, well kinda...

I just want to apologize to you girls. I know that I have been doing a horrible job of commenting. I am reading, though. Some days it seems like that is all I can do.

Last week our washer broke. I'm convinced it broke because we were doing a really good job at saving. I feel like we keep taking one step forward and two steps back.

I'm also in the midst of fighting with my insurance company about an $800 bill for my HSG. Everyone keeps telling me not to give up on it. In fact, my obgyn nurse told me to "give them hell". I can't seem to work myself up to that though. Every time I even think about calling I have an anxiety attack. I know I can't just forget about it and hope it will go away but I want to so bad.

Jade was spayed on the 7th. Last Friday she started bleeding like she would while she was in heat. Took her to the vet and it seems that her body is possibly having a reaction to the sutures. She is on antibiotics and the bleeding has slowed down to spotting, thankfully. However, it is a huge pain to keep her covered and she's getting annoyed with her "diaper".

Despite the fact that my mind is racing all the time, most days I do really good. I go to work, go to the gym, come home, eat, shower and go to bed. The gym has turned out to be a real blessing. By the time I get home I am exhausted and don't have enough energy to obsess over TTC or my lack there of. I just have to keep reminding myself to pray for strength.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

A New Award

I got a new award this weekend! Steph gave me an Inspiration Award.

Thank you girl! I'm not going to choose girls to give this to because you are all my inspiration. When I have those moments in my day where I feel like I can't possibly do "this" anymore, I just log onto my Reader. Reading that there are women out there who are going through or have gone through the same thing as me gives me the strength to keep living my life. Thank you all for being my inspiration!