One. Some Unexpected News
I went in for a beta test since AF hadn't showed. She called back and told me I had actually just ovulated… God is my body confused! Now I have to wait another 2 weeks, AF should show up by March 11th (hopefully before!) then we can start the IUI process over again. I've said it once and I’ll say it again, this waiting is the worst! If AF doesn't show then they will induce it with progesterone. Another two weeks isn't really putting us any farther than we originally thought, but I’m ready to move forward! We decided if this IUI does not work then we will be considering IVF more seriously. There is a slight chance that we could get pregnant on our own this round too, but I'm not holding my breath for that!
Two. Baby Shower Fun
Jen’s baby shower turned out to be so much fun. We got to tour her newly renovated home, check out that absolutely adorable growing belly of hers (usually it’s covered by a smock when I see her!), and enjoy some great food & some good laughs. She wanted it to be more of an open house where she just opened presents as people came & didn’t have to sit in front of everyone and open things, well, it didn’t turn out that way and she ended up front and center with an audience. She was less than amused. She pretty much made Maddie (her step daughter) open everything for her and me clean up her mess, but I was happy to do it for her. She can’t bend as easily anymore! It was great to spend some time with my favorite ladies.
Three. Winter Continues
Yep, it’s still here. We have snow forecasted for and . It’s still in the single digit temps, and next week we are only looking at the teens! Spring, where are you already!? I’ve absolutely had it with this winter!
Four. A quiet week and weekend
This week was pretty uneventful & it looks like this weekend is going to shape up to be the same. I think a trip to Home Depot to do some price comparing is definitely in order. Maybe some book reading, possibly some shopping. Like I said, we have snow forecasted so there won’t be much to do!
this is my forecasted weekend
Five. House planning continues
First and foremost, we got our settlement on Thursday so now are 100% committed to the house. We knew what we were getting, we were just waiting for the actual checks. Now we can truly move forward with our plans & close that chapter of our lives!! We had our plumber come by the house this week to give us an estimate which we were very happy with. We've gotten some other bids back and realized that we really need to do as much “shopping around” as possible. There are so many ways to save money, although it’s not as convenient as getting everything from one place, there are definitely cost advantages of looking at other options. There are a few things that we’re pretty dead set on paying a little more for, one being the lumber, fireplace, front door, & possibly kitchen cabinets. We still haven’t gotten an estimate on that yet, I’m sure it will be pricey, but the kitchen is one place I won’t skimp.
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