Friday, March 2, 2007

And we're back...

I often find myself saying, "I need a vacation from my vacation!" And regarding this trip, that is the case! We did head to Sin City-the fabulous Las Vegas-and since neither of us had been before, we made sure we fit a lot in while we were there! The time change was hard at first, and since the city really doesn't come alive until after dark, we were out late every night and walked a lot! So this weekend, I will be taking advantage of my own bed and pillows!

We had a great time--got to see everything we wanted, saw some great shows, and just enjoyed being together. Our flight back was a bit choppy--the winds out there were fierce the last 2 days we were there--and it was strange that the weather there was the same as it is here in NC. I wish it had been a tad warmer, but it made for comfortable outdoor walking.

I got a + OPK the 1st day we were out there--yippie! Lucky already! We didn't end up using Pre-Seed. I just didn't feel the need to use it-so we just went the old fashioned way! I have been charting temps again this month--it has been a little hard past O since being on vacation in a different time zone made that a little tricky. I am 7DPO, but so far no blaring "pregnancy signs" but I honestly haven't thought too much about it--this month was our "fun" month. I simply charted to have "proof" for the doc and RE. So it would be great to see a BFP, but not placing all my chips on the table=)

We head to my OBGYN this Wednesday--Mook hopes to make it--but his work schedule is tough. But I hope to have my list of questions all ready to go. I have read the list of questions on the town criers blog, so that has helped--thanks! I think we are both ready for the next step, whatever that may be--we know we might have a long road ahead, but we will take it one day at a time.

I want to share a special moment I had yesterday.....I listen to a lot of books on tape during my commute to work, and recently I checked out "True Believer" by Nicholas Sparks--I enjoy his books for many reasons: 1 since I grew up going to the beach in the Outer Banks, 2 his method of writing is beautiful and 3 I had a seizure 8 months before I got married, and during that time I read "The Wedding", his follow up to "The Notebook" and that book gave me the idea to ask my mom to be my matron of honor--oh it makes me cry thinking about it now! I mention this, because without me knowing, I seem to pick books written by him at appropriate times in my life. Not really knowing what "True Believer" was about, I just checked it out knowing I would enjoy it. Well, little did I know that it touches on male factor infertility! I was driving to work yesterday, going on little sleep, when I got to the part in the book where the character is telling his love interest that his wife left him because he was not able to give her children. I had to pull over I was crying so hard! It just hit me for some reason--just for the simple fact that it touched me, and for the fact that I am once again humbled and thankful that we have a chance to have children of our own. Our hope is still strong because of the wonderful world of medicine and the knowledge that we have options. I told Mook this last night over dinner--he looked at me funny, simply for the fact that I had to pull over because a book made me cry. But I told him how it unexpectedly touched me, and it gave me a chance to reaffirm my devotion and love for him while we go on this journey together. A very special moment...

Two more things before I go...I gave up celebrity websites/magazines/tv shows for Lent--and it has been so hard! But I have all this extra time now....haha! Just when Britney shaves her head, I give up watching it unfold! *sigh* And 2nd, for those of you interested, my mom sent me an awesome website today that gives you your "birth verse" and mine is very, very appropriate, since I tend to have control issues!

"Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you."
1 Thessalonians 5:18

I hope you are inspired by yours as well...

Happy weekend!


  1. I have never read any Nicholas Sparks before, but I'm going to look for books when I go to the library this weekend. Thanks for providing information about him.

    I'm glad you had a good trip!

  2. I'm glad to see you're back - I've been lurking for you! :) I'm also glad you had a good trip, but I know what you mean about a vacation from your vacation. I was like that over Christmas break. It's pretty bad when going back to school sounds more relaxing than my life! :)

  3. I've got my fingers crossed for you! And don't worry about the crying. I cry at tv commercials.

  4. It sounds like you had a lovely time in Vegas baby. Glad you got in lots of practice and hope this 2ww brings you something special.

  5. Hey there,

    Thanks for taking a look at my blog...I've come over to say Hi!! Good luck with the next step, yes IF is a long road and the best we can do is take it one day at a time...

  6. Thank you so much for you positive post - i just got thru posting my negative post - read yours and was uplifted - thank you for sharing your blessings - Farah *PS I was born and lived in Wilmington, NC - my parent moved us to FL but i have relatives all over

  7. Sounds like a great trip to Vegas. Thanks for the link to the town crier blog - good luck with that completely natural sex stuff (unscheduled even!) and keep up the mini-vacationing!

  8. Isn't it amazing how much books can touch us?? Just when we need it the most. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Wonderful! I love Nicholas S. as well. I think that was one of the hardest things to get through with us. I think dh thought I would stay but be miserably unhappy because he couldnt give me a child. I never even went there in my mind. We are in this together. I like your outlook on things. Really is inspiring!


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