The Detroit area has been frigid lately/as of late (I can't decide which sounds better) So cold we've added an extra blanket to every area of the house. Ok mostly the couch, but it's because I do most of my snuggling with Steve there.
This week (half because of the cold cold weather) we've been laughing at ourselves: We've come to the conclusion that we're the "old" couple; who after work, come home exhausted, I make dinner, and we sit in front of Steve's new hotness (as he calls it) and watch Wheel of Fortune, the Jeopardy, then a show of our choosing off of the DVR, and then we hit the hay (which has ranged anywhere this week from 8pm-10pm) LAME right? Yep, I know. Old. But seriously we've been sleepy, and why fight sleep when it is really really awesome.
My birthday was fun. We went to a really fancy restaurant and shared a couple cocktails (BOO!!!) boo because of the failed IUI, and that I could have a couple cocktails (YAY!) Because I had 2 pomegranate martinis and they were yummy! Then of course we had the 5th Annual Super Birthday Bowl. I took Monday off so the husby and I got a lil tipsy together. Which P.S. is when I questioned "Since when do I get 2 day hangovers now?" Ugh, that part was terrrrible. Never again (a-gain! I say)
Oh we also had a little snow-ish storm again last Saturday and I wasn't able to give my niece her birthday present. Which I think she'll LOVE. Allie is OVER the MOON about Owls, and my friend from work has a friend who makes THESE:
So cute right?? This is the one I had made for her too. The flower was a little extra, but worth it. I think she'll love it! Poor kid we've missed her last 2 birthday parties because of stupid snow. I know her pain though, having a winter birthday myself.
So Steve and I have talked a bit more about IVF, and we are gearing up for it. I have an appointment with my regular doctor to have a couple tests done, and then we'll be making the IVF consult appointment with Dr. M. We have lots of questions and we would love to know of any programs that he accepts. I have read a lot about attainivf and also ARC (only Wayne State seems to accept that one). But the thought of paying a deep discount, getting more cycles, and most of the money back if it doesn't work seems to make more sense than throwing everything we've got into one cycle and saying a million prayers it works. I'm a bit of a control freak, I don't like to take risks and I'm trying to be realistic. So (and this is totally subject to change) this is my hopeful tentative schedule:
1. Finish this BOOOORRRRRING cycle of birth control
2. Start meds for IUI #5
3. Make appt for IVF consult during IUI #5 cycle
4. Have IUI #5
(this is where is gets fuzzy)
5. Hope & Pray IUI #5 takes
6. If not push forward with IVF #1 hopefully in May
I hate uncharted waters...but I am hopeful as always!