Friday, June 29, 2007


Finally -- it is my last day of school. I turned off the email, changed my voicemail message to say 'don't call me I don't care' (kidding), and shut my door -- I am out of there. I work an 11-month contract so July is my month of doing nothing. Being partnered with a fellow educator rocks because we almost always get the same vacation time.

July is our month to be together, read, relax, travel, bike, and most recently GOLF. We went golfing yesterday with friends (first time for me) and it was great. We didn't count strokes...why would we? It was an amazing afternoon filled with beer, friends, laughs, and sport.

Baby-making-news: The doctor wants me to call him on the first day of my cycle and then he will decided how much clomid to pump me full of. I can't wait for the hot-flashes in July. ;) So, we will enjoy our first few days of freedom and soak up the gorgeous Midwest summer weather.


Saturday, June 23, 2007

a man, a canal

The Clearblue Easy finally indicated the surge yesterday (day 25). We called the doctor who said that it was probably too late to inseminate. While we wish we could inseminate, we do appreciate not wasting a bunch of money when it probably won't work. The doctor said he would read our records on Monday and call us on Tuesday with the plan for next month. We are very happy that our new doctor seems to be on the same page we are.

Now, we are off to our best friend's wedding. Cheers.

m and E-

Thursday, June 21, 2007

better late than never?

It is day 24 and still no ovulation. I thought the clomid would speed up the ovulation, but I am obviously wrong. The bad news is that we're still waiting for E to ovulate, but the good news is that the clomid makes the egg more viable. So, when we talked to the doctor last week, he said he would still do the insemination because the chances are still very good. The Clearblue Easy was at the medium level this morning. (I know it doesn't really mean medium but that's how I think of it.) We are excited that we still have a chance this month. Sometimes it is difficult to even think about getting pregnant. Sometimes the months seem to drag, but I don't want them to speed up. Time is of the essence...I'm not getting any younger.

In the meantime, I am in full "teacher off school" summer mode. This is only day four, so I have many days of freedom left. I love wandering around the peaceful.


Wednesday, June 13, 2007

(insert twiddling thumbs here)

Freedom. Today was the last day of school. Goodbye students! Don't get me wrong...I think they are great humans, but I am ready for a break from them. And, for all of you who toil away from the field of education....yes, I only work 190 days a year.....yes, I get the holidays off....yes, my life is easy. So, as I say to my brother, go back to school and get your teaching certification if it's so damn easy.

Anyway...that little end-of-the-year rant is over.....we are waiting for E to ovulate. Waiting, waiting, waiting...that's what this is all about. By nature, I am a very patient person, but it is so hard to be totally out of control of what will happen. Will we get pregnant this month? Ever? We have already talked about what else we will do if we can't get pregnant. We both know we will need a project...whether it is being foster parents or running a business. We will just wait.

Tomorrow E and I will be together for two years. In some ways it seems like a couple weeks. I learn more about her and love her more all the time. In other ways it seems like years and years...we are very comfortable together.

Happy Flag Day!


Tuesday, June 12, 2007

What the?

Waiting. Waiting. Waiting. That is what making a baby is all about in this land.

Today is day 15. Normally, I would have a surge by now. I don't. Nothing. What the hell? This is a little crazy making. Wasn't Clomid supposed to help with this?

We do send our best to Mommies in the Making with their one-hit-wonder status. Tons of positive vibes sent their way. Congrats!

On to the good news....tomorrow is the last day of school. THANK GOODNESS! The children will all leave....and mostly importantly...the teachers will all leave. The interruptions to my work will go from 30-40 per day to about 4. It rocks. I love working with kids and teachers, but summer is there for a reason....and I plan to enjoy it.


Monday, June 4, 2007

something wicked this way comes

E has taken her last dose of Clomid. It is an interesting drug. When I least expect it, E is ripping her clothes off due to hot flashes. She woke up this morning and said that she felt like she had ovulation pain all night long and she started spotting, so we called the doctor. He asked us to come in for an ultrasound to see if her ovary had been overstimulated and grew too large. The ultrasound showed that everything was fine. It was actually kind of fun (for me since I was not being tested...hehe). They measured E's ovaries and all the follicles. They told us how big the follicles should be before insemination and how many there should be. Surprisingly, her lazy left ovary had two of the best least at this point.

The nurse recommended that E take some ibuprofen for the pain for the next day or so. In her words, "Clomid is a wicked drug." We're very happy, though, that everything is working and this month may be our best shot yet.