Hi to the small group of everybody who is following this blog. There's some to catch you up on.
First of all, our first foray into adoption fizzled. I found out that it wasn't going anywhere when I overheard The Husband talking to a friend and saying "things are going so good right now, I don't want to change anything." Which was, needless to say, aggravating, but whutcanudo? So that was in the spring of 2011, I waited a year and we talked about it again, and I offered that we could go for another round of infertility treatments, but at the end of those, if we weren't pregnant, I wanted his promise that we'd go ahead with the adoption.
So, this past May was all kinds of fun. My body reacted to the Clomid with pregnancy symptoms and for a little while we thought that we might actually be pregnant, but the stick never turned blue. The doc ran some blood tests and came back with a diagnosis of Low Ovarian Reserve, said the words "egg donor" and that was the end of that. We are now off to the races on getting ready for a kiddo.
We're getting back on track, and that's great. I didn't write in the interval because a hundred posts about "I want a kid but B is scared so we're not going to get a kid and boy am I pissed" isn't really either enlightening or therapeutic.
Our second home visit is a little over a week away. The house is a wreck. We're putting a new floor in upstairs, replacing the carpeting with bamboo one room at a time. We've decked out the kiddo's room (formerly the guest room). It used to be furnished with a boxspring and mattress that rested on the floor, a folding chair beside it as an end table, and a hand-me-down IKEA dresser. The dresser's still in there, but now we've added a real bedframe, a matching end table, and a bookcase. When I came home with the bookcase, B made a comment about that room now being the best furnished room in the house.
In other news, shopping clearance furniture at World Market, you find some fabulous deals.