Monday, July 23, 2012


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.