Thursday, February 21, 2008

The Hair

Like I said, the pictures don't do it justice, and I am wearing no makeup or earrings, but you get the idea.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

An exercise in thankfulness

Things I am grateful for:

1- This man, who is strong, handsome, supportive, and intelligent. I can't imagine my life without him.

2- My sweet Dorothy, who brings constant joy and laughter to my life. She is my gift!

3- These girls, my two nieces, who I have the privilege of watching every day (that's my mommy in the picture with them).

4- All the family that is a part of our life.

5- We have a place to live and a job that has provided for our needs.

Those are just a few things to be thankful for.

Friday, February 01, 2008


I tried to upload the cutest video, but pictures will have to do for now...

Dorothy loves her boxes.

My favorite haircut ever (the day we found out I was pregnant in December).

Our crazy, so-unlike-Oregon snowstorm over the weekend.

Turkey and dumplings. I needed some comfort food on Monday (the day of our most recent miscarriage). Need I say more?

My something to smile about.....

I had my follow-up appointment with my new OB yesterday morning. Initially, I was going to demand to see a specialist... maybe I should have, but she seemed to be very proactive. She's doing several blood tests for me, and a few for David as well. Regardless of what (if anything) she finds out from the blood tests, when we do try again we will both have a round of antibiotics at the beginning of that cycle. If/when I conceive, I will be on progesterone supplements from the moment I find out that I am pregnant. If we can make it through the first trimester, the plan will be the same as with Dorothy: cerclage at 13 weeks, weekly progesterone shots/ultrasounds, and probable bedrest and contraction meds. My OB did ask me if I wanted a lot of children. What a loaded question! But rationally, I know that one more full-term pregnancy is all I am shooting for. Her advice was the same, that she only wanted to see me go through one more pregnancy, and she'd like to see me go for a tubal (or vasectomy for DH) after that. I can live with that. With the struggle it has been to even get where we are, it's probably best physically and emotionally not to pursue it any further after two children. She advised us to wait two normal cycles before we try, so that would put us tentatively trying again around the beginning of April IF my next two cycles are on the short end, as I tend to be irregular. That's it for now!