Wednesday, December 05, 2007

I'm still around...

And I've been checking in on all of you. Although I have mostly been lurking. I haven't really had much to say.

I'm working through the crazy mix of feelings I have being going through over the last couple months. I am not really looking forward to Christmas. But I am trying to keep plugging on. I haven't put up any decorations and I'm not really sure that I am going to. I hung a wreath on my door. I have started my shopping though and I'm about half done.

In reno news, our new doors finally got installed! And they look beautiful, I 'm going to post some pictures this week with my wreath up, it looks just like a Christmas card!! The electrical work is done in the new sunroom/den, insulation is in and we just need to drywall. I can't wait until it's done! We still have a ton to do in our house, another bathroom to complete and some decorating to finish, but it's getting there. All of my friends are moving to big new homes. But I just don't want the mortgage, I'm happy with my fixer upper. I get to do everything exactly the way I want and I get to pay for it gradually, plus I have money to spend on other things, like my new car! And trips or of course, fertility treatments!

Although I have to say that I have been extremely fortunate that between our provincial coverage and Clark's benefits, we have only had to pay out of pocket for about $400 over the last 2 1/2 years! I know how much my American girlfriends fork out. Just another reason I proud to be Canadian!! In other baby making news. We have been bad. We have not abided by our RE's orders for protected sex. We have been taking our chances. Not sure that this is 100% smart, but we'll see. I should be getting my period any day now, I haven't had one since the miscarriage and it's day 40, last miscarriage I go it on day 41. So we'll see if I stay on that schedule. Our case manager called today, they want me to notify them of my day 1 and they want to do a sono-hsg. i looked it up (of course) and it's a wanding where they fill your uterus with saline, to check for fibroids, polyps etc. Sounds fun. But then there could be worse. I'll do it (of course). At the same appointment he'll go over any other tests that he wants to do and a game plan. So I guess, as usual, it's a waiting game for aunt flo to rear her ugly head.

In happy news, I finally broke Clark about getting a puppy. Our breeder thinks she'll have a litter ready to go in the Spring, if her recent breeding goes well. So yay!! I think I want another girl. Anyone with two dogs that has any advice on which combo of sexes works best together, 2 girls, one of each? I'm excited about that and it gives me something to look forward too. My mom thinks I'm taking too much on in case I do get pg (what are the odds of that again?) And you know what if I end up with a puppy and pg, I say yipppeee! I'll be off on mat leave with all of them.

Now I'm just kind of concerned I'll end up pg this month since I wasn't asking for it!!! I know, I totally knew what I was getting into, when I chose to take my chances. Things never happen the way we plan, so I choose not to plan!!

4 comments:

Fertilize Me said...

Excellent Insurance you have there. I have had a saline Sono- its very very painfree - can get a lil messy but ... ya know how that goes.

YAH!! renos and PUPPIES!! Can't wait to see pictures

Chas said...

I've had several saline infused ultrasounds, and they're not bad.

I can't wait for dog pictures!

Searching said...

Wow- awesome coverage!! Glad you get to take advantage of it.

I have twins, male and female, of the 4 legged variety. If they weren't twins I think it'd be easier since they tend to egg each other on, and being labs they are BAD. I like them both, but females seem to be a little more neurotic to me. (We've had 2 females and 6 males- all fixed). My boy is afraid of everything, literally- the lights flickering, kittens, hearing someone yell... So, I'd go with what you are leaning towards. Maybe see what the parents are like. Congrats!

Searching said...

Wow- awesome coverage!! Glad you get to take advantage of it.

I have twins, male and female, of the 4 legged variety. If they weren't twins I think it'd be easier since they tend to egg each other on, and being labs they are BAD. I like them both, but females seem to be a little more neurotic to me. (We've had 2 females and 6 males- all fixed). My boy is afraid of everything, literally- the lights flickering, kittens, hearing someone yell... So, I'd go with what you are leaning towards. Maybe see what the parents are like. Congrats!