Monday, April 27, 2009


I had a weekend full of ups and downs, but right now I'm feeling pretty even-keeled right in the middle. I think it's because I'm right at the beginning of the 2ww.

Friday night I had my book club meeting, which was fun and thankfully ended early so I could go home and go to sleep. Saturday, my husband and I went to the farmer's market where I bought a beautiful casserole dish that I've been coveting for a while. We also bought fish and other seafood, and ground pork (reason will be forthcoming). Unfortunately, the fish never got put in the fridge and so spent 24 hours out on the counter while I was away. My husband is a little absent-minded and never noticed the bag in the kitchen.

I was away because I went up to Nevada City for a girl's night/weekend. It was fun, but I think I'm getting too old for this stuff. We did a clothing swap, had a huge dinner, and then went out drinking. We stayed up until 2am. I was SO TIRED, but I didn't want to be a party pooper, and I also didn't want to walk home alone, but I had to leave by 9am Sunday morning to get back for my IUI.

I told most of the girls about the IUI - the ones I am closest to, anyway. They were all shocked and said they had no idea we'd even been trying. They were all very supportive though, I hope that I don't regret telling them. Out of the 6 of us, 3 of us are married (the others are single, no significant other). I am one of the three married ones, one friend hasn't thought about trying yet (but they use natural methods of birth control and have had no accidents), and the other is experiencing infertility (I think only 6-9 months so far). That's pretty bad statistics for us.

I rushed back to Davis on Sunday for my IUI and got back way too early. That gave me time to get home and take care of a few things. The husband and I headed over and the clinic was 45 minutes late again! Is that normal? It's very frustrating to spend an hour of my Sunday at the clinic for a 3-minute procedure. There were about 3 other women/couples there, too. Busy morning for the clinic, I guess.

Then we had a nice picnic lunch at our co-op, and spent an afternoon in the garden. We bought chicekn wire and posts to build a fence around our community garden because we've had trouble with people walking through it, taking stuff, and leaving trash. Also, our garden neighbors let the weeds grow several feet tall right upt he border, and then they tend to collapse into our garden. The fence isn't super sturdy and it's only 3 feet high, but it's too high to step over easily and it more clearly delineates the boundaries of the garden, so I'm hoping it will help. We can also use it to grow things like peas and beans.

Want to know more about my garden? I'm growing tomatoes (about 30 plants, probably 6-8 different varieties), peppers (30 plants, 2-3 varieties), cucumbers, eggplant (not planted yet, probably 2 varieties), garlic, onions, shallots, leeks, carrots, lettuce, beets, radishes, green beans, basil, and parsley. I'm hoping to grow some pumpkin or winter squash, too, but we'll have to see how that goes. We get way more food than we can use right away - in the summer, I preserve a lot of it by canning and freezing it, and we give some away to friends. I do most of the actual gardening work. My husband is in charge of watering and he helps with bigger projects like the fence.

So anyway - that was my weekend. I'm actually feeling very positive about the IUI after all, but I'm trying very hard not to get my hopes up. More injections, suppositories, and plenty of waiting to come.


  1. Sounds like you are making good use of the weekend!

    Don't get me started on all the 2ww's. I hate them and try to stay as busy as possible.

    Good luck!

    Mr. Shelby

  2. Sorry they were running late! Good luck!

  3. Your garden sounds I can't wait to see how much it produced. Sorry about the wait at the clinic, how frustrating. Hoping right along with ya, love! Thank you for the supportive comments today. It's much needed.

  4. Wow -- that's some garden! I'm feeling like a big shot because I planted 2 tomatoes and 3 basil plants last weekend.

    Thinking good thoughts for you in your 2WW.

  5. I'm really hopeful that the IUI will be successful for you. And your garden sounds amazing!

  6. i haven't been very good at iclw either, but here i am, how many clomid iui's do you and your doc plan on doing? will you be trying iui with injectables?

  7. Garden sounds wonderful! I keep thinking I want a garden but when it comes right down to it I don't know that I would manage to keep it up.
    Oh and I see the same doc as you. I see Dr. Z more often (or did). yes they are always running behind but it's usually because he takes the time to spend answering your questions and doing things right.

  8. Sounds like you had a good weekend after a bad week. I'm jealous of your garden. I would love to start a garden, but there is no good place in our yard. Maybe a co-op would be a good option for us.

  9. oh jeez, i hate to hear that. my husband wasn't to keen on ari in the beginning either, i think it makes them feel less manly or something. now that it's been nearly two years and i've had surgery and been through other treatments for endo and infertility he sees that it is absolutely necessary in order for us to have kids and he is totally on board. i hope you are able to move forward as well.


Thanks for sharing your thoughts!