Sunday, September 30, 2007

Back in the Saddle, sort of

I've been wanting to write a clever, beautiful or thoughtful post like so many of my admired fellow bloggers. But let's face it ... I'm tired. I have a few little things in the works, but since its been so long since we've chatted I thought I'd just bring you up to speed on the latest happenings. Here goes:

Trip to Philly and Wedding ...
was a very nice trip. The wedding weekend was generally lots of fun. I felt pretty and got to drink lots of wine. Unfortunately so did ResidentBoy. He was awfully sloppy by nights end. But we had a great time catching up with old friends. The little one apparently did great with my sister and was fairly comical. We then spent a little time with our best friends who had twins this year (no ART, but we still love our friends), and they have a boy J's age. We loved visiting with them, but it wasn't long enough. We miss them lots. We spent a little time with my parents and even squeezed in an afternoon of kayaking at the local lake on a beautiful fall day.

Housework ...
is ongoing but getting close to done. We came back from our trip a day early so DH could help me move furniture out of our living room for painting. I have finished the living room, a lovey tan/putty color. Some touch ups on the trim I did last year still to finish, and I'm wrapping up the touch ups from the massive plumbing job done last month. Got to get all this done by next week as my parents are coming for a visit before snow season.

Child ...
finished all his evaluations to get into school district program so we can hopefully get free speech therapy. We have our meeting for the potential IEP on Oct 11th. Meantime, we started private speech therapy under our insurance. But we only get 20 visits covered and need to pay a $20 copay for each visit. I don't think we will have a problem getting services, but there are lots of hoops to jump through. When not having his IQ tested, he is enjoying school tons, and has become fast friends with the neighbor's little girl. They cry everyday because we tell them they can't have a playdate EVERYDAY after school.

Cycle ...
well, its CD1. Not much else to say. Except last cycle was insanely long, like 40 days long. This is not normal for me. And I have still battled this weird ocular migraine nonsense throughout. I'm wondering if I have cysts after all the huge amounts of drugs in July. I'm finally in town for CD3 bloods this cycle, so I'll have those done and talk with the nurse about what to do. If my cycles are going to stay this long, I might need to go on BCPs now in order to insure we can do our very last IVF in late Nov. I'm not sure how I feel about trying again. I think I have to. Ah, this is a topic for an entire post another day.

Odd n Ends ...
I got my "Common Thread" bracelet! Thanks dMarie! I added some lovely beads that look like pomegrante seeds and a clasp from the craft store. If you want one, just check out dMarie's site to learn about how to get one. I've also started reading "Happiness Sold Separately" by Lolly Winston for the next Barren Bitches Book Brigade. Wanna sign up? Check out the tour, you have until Oct 24th to sign up.

Some of my blogger friends are suffering through tough times. There have been some terrible losses lately, anniversaries of old hurts, sad news and even a betrayal. So just know ladies, that I am thinking of you all during these rough days and I am here to hold your hands, as you have done for me.

6 comments:

Mary Ellen said...

You have a lot going on. Good luck with this cycle.

dmarie said...

Hey there! Glad you received your bracelet! Thanks for posting about it :)

Geohde said...

Thanks for updating, it's good to know what my fellow IF'ers have on their plate.

I wish you well with your many challenges,

xx

J

JJ said...

Good to "See" you....and glad you had a nice trip to Philly!

Artblog said...

Just wanted to say hi and thinking of you, good luck XXX

niobe said...

I hope your meeting with the school goes smoothly. It's unfortunate and unfair that the way the system is set up, to get the services that they have a right to, parents are required to advocate for their child every step of the way and often end up at odds with the school. I hope you're lucky enough to have a school that sees itself as a partner, not as an adversary.