Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Picking up the kids

Today was pick up day! Below is a photo of the kids being transported from the cryo bank to the doctor's office. Do you think I would get parental neglect because they aren't in car seats?? :o) 

We had a change of plans regarding our upcoming appointments later this week. As it turns out, the Dr we typically see will not be able to see us and we are being moved to the other facility/location for both appointments. Also, we have never even dealt with the one physician -- needless to say we are a little apprehensive/nervous about that. But, I'm sure everything will turn out great -- he is a professional after all.

I will admit, I never expected planning for a family to be such a task. I don't know what fantasy world I was living in (perhaps it's the one where you just wish for a baby and the stork drops it off on the front step), but I think that is the one thing most couples don't prepare for. You don't prepare for all the disappointments and other misc problems that pop up. My wife has spent a year and a half tracking her temperature EVERY morning, countless mornings on the toilet peeing in a cup and dipping strips --- only for us to spend the next 15 minutes trying to determine if the line is a deep shade of pink or a medium or a light shade, could she be ovulating? Does this mean she is going to "surge" now or within 24 hours?.... One thing you never have to doubt though is the blood work. It's always accurate, but your still doubt it because you were soooooo sure you were pregnant. As Wren mentioned in the previous blog, we have made several changes to our lifestyle habits and are still trying to be as homeopathic as possible (including no hormones). So after numerous attempts, I, we, are very hopeful and confident about our upcoming IUI. 


  1. That's awesome that you guys have gotten healthy with the whole process! We need to get our butts in gear! Good luck with ur IUI, will be following along :)

  2. I totally have a similar picture from the very same place!!

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  4. We have that pic too! :o)


  5. haha I love the photo! Just saw your comment today but thank you for your kind words. I will try and catch up on your blog when I have a minute ;)