Wednesday, December 17, 2008

My charts

There have been a few requests about posting my chart link. Here it is!

I'll have to figure out a way to permanently post it, I suppose. But, this will have to do for now.

Things are rather quiet on the TTC front I suppose. Just waiting. Always a ton of fun doing that. I called the RE yesterday to figure out what to do in either situation while I'm away (either starting my period or getting that lovely positive test!) I actually was surprised by the answer. Apparently, my RE doesn't let you take Clomid or any other medication until they have done a baseline scan and blood work-up. Every month. It seems so weird to me. Most of my friends who have taken fertility medication didn't have ANY monitoring. So if I DO start my period, I'm praying it isn't until Christmas day or later. I can only start the medication as late as cycle day 5. Which, if I start on Christmas or before, it will be too late by the time we get back. Grrrr. So frustrating. The nurse warned me NOT to take the medication on the sly, either. She said that the dr. would not be very happy. (Not that I was thinking that....not at all....)

It always seems, no matter how hard I try to KISS (keep it simple, stupid!) the month of December, it always is crazy. I feel like there's a never-ending to-do list. One that just keeps getting longer and longer and longer. I even pass on the things I don't "have to" do and try to just focus on my things that I DO have to do. It doesn't help that Eric's birthday is so conveniently positioned so close to Christmas. I mean, who doesn't want to take a break making Christmas goodies for preschool teachers, friends, neighbors, relatives, etc to bake birthday goodies? I mean, no one can really ever get enough baking. (well, the sampling is good, I suppose...)

In keeping with my craziness, I have reserved today as official "packing day" for our trip to Michigan. We aren't actually leaving until Sunday, but today is my only "free" day before then. Crazy, right? Here's a list of things we have to do BEFORE we leave!

  • Pack for our trip
  • occupy the children
  • hair cuts for 3 members of the household
  • occupy the children
  • find business card for hairdresser to schedule said hair cuts
  • occupy the children
  • Take Olivia to ballet and tap
  • occupy the children
  • take Olivia on a play date (which, hopefully, will someday lead to me dropping her off for a play date instead of me staying with her. So, totally worth it!)
  • occupy the children
  • Keep the kids out of the Christmas presents
  • occupy the children
  • do the dishes
  • occupy the children
  • do the laundry
  • occupy the children
  • change the bedsheets
  • occupy the children
  • Get a few final cards out in the mail
  • occupy the children
  • get groceries for our trip

Well, I'm making my list, and checking it twice!

1 comment:

T- said...

I feel for you, too. December is the craziest month!