Ethan's Age

Friday, January 21, 2011

New Blog Friday!

Happy Friday everyone!

First off, I'd like to mention that I am featured as the New Blog over on "New Blog Friday" at the wonderful blog "Infertility Overachievers."  You can click on the button on the left to visit Aly's blog and get to know me a bit better and find new people to follow as well! 

That being sad, I'd like to point our new readers to some of my favorite posts! 

* A Fred Meyer grocery checker dares to comment on my recent purchases.
* A post where the two worlds, Blog World Julia and Real Life Julia meet, and it creates some unsure people!
* The ugly part of infertility rears it's ugly head --> Jealousy
* The post where I analyze how my estranged father and I will relate if I have a baby.  Check out the comments, as it created some controversy, leading to this post where I battle whether or not to lock down the blog.
* Yes, but do I take my socks off?  Do you chat with the Dr during an Internal Ultrasound? Need I say more?
* Craving a Pop-Up Video Style Blog Post?  I've got an app post for that!
* My husband makes a rare appearance on the blog!
* Low sperm motility... equals divorce?
* Those people who ask... a bit too much. 
* The post where I talk about something very personal, and dear to my heart.

I hope that helps you get up to speed about all things Julia!  Welcome again!!

Monday, January 10, 2011

I Am A Surgeon, and You Can Be Too!

Well, bills are still rolling in for my surgery I had in the middle of December.  I have decided, however, that I could have done this surgery myself.

Why do you ask?

I perform surgery daily during the back end of the 2 Week Wait. 

Starting about DPO Day 8 I resume my investment in the Pregnancy Test business, and start testing.  Is this logical? No.  Through oodles of research, I've been assured that any test before around day 10 just isn't reliable.  Does this stop me? Not really.  Not at all.

However, Once I see that 1 line on the tests, I perform microsurgery. Why waste 10 years doing medical school and residency? Here's what you can do to be a surgeon too! 

1.  Grab pregnancy test with surgical instruments.
2.  Grab Bobby Pin retracting instrument
3.  Take the bobby pin retracting instrument and insert  it into the seam and open the Pregnancy Test Cavity.
4.  Pull the test apart and extract the test strip
5.  Examine with a Magnifying Glass

10,000 Dollars Please!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The New Year

Well, I'm officially back at work, on a modified work plan for one week to phase me in.  I've been working the full day in the office, and rather like it.

I'm technically on Day 6 past ovulation.  I've had some major cramping/internal pressure (not sure how else to put it), which could be an implantation sign, I suppose.  I've taken to not thinking about it much, though I've been so busy since the New Year I've not had time.  I've also taken to relying on the OPK rather than the temp change for Ovulation.  The fact that I can wake up and hit the snooze alarm until the "OMG I'm going to be late!" moment, and not have to waste another 2 minutes on temping is glorious.  I'm going to try to wait until day 12 or so to test, because I can't stand the negatives for 6 days in a row until then.

We've started to roll in the bills for surgery.  It's amazing how much a 1 hour surgery costs, but we are SO thankful to have insurance, as right now the total out of pocket stands at around 800.  However, we've yet to get the Dr Awesome bill for her services, so it will undoubtedly be more.  Either way, we are also blessed to have a person in our lives who has offered to pay for half of what it ends up costing.  It seems like we might need to give them some of their money back, as we anticipated a higher bill..., but we are waiting until we are sure that we have a final total.

I've noticed I've gained a few new readers!  Thank you for joining me, and feel free to comment away (Though you must sign/log in to comment, and it is moderated.)  I will respond to each one!  In a few days I'm going to spot light a few of your blogs, so if you'd like that, please comment below with your blog address so I can get to know you (if you are new) or come up with something clever in a spotlight!  I love new blogs to read, so join in the conversation!