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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

100 Million

Last month I posted a title that was 20 million. Well that was the count on the semen sample that I brought last month, this month it was 100 million. HOLY COW. That's a LOT of, um, swimmers. This morning I went in for our IUI. Tyler went to his meeting, so we'll see if the joke from the last post will be a life-long joke if we become pregnant this month. My sweet husband took me out to El Toro for lunch after his meeting/my IUI. It was nice to spend some time with him. I like that restaurant for a couple of reasons. 1) the food is good. 2) the waiters actually speak SPANISH. It irks me when I go to a highly labeled authentic mexican restaurant and my waitress' name is Jennifer. Uh-huh. So it was fun to speak spanish with the waiter. It's fun being able to speak another language. I enjoy being able to communicate via spanish or chinese--limited as it is. Tyler took me to see his new office, they moved him to another building. I came home and watched the netflix FRASIER 2nd season 3rd disk in full. Tyler took Anna to swimming lessons and when they came home we ate fish & veggies. Tyler is now with the missionaries. He is such a good man. Whenever my hormones are fluctuating up and down--he's always there helping me, comforting me. He is SO perfect for me.

I want to thank those who commented on my last blog. I wanted to write exactly what I was feeling last night--so I could remember it. We all have good days and bad days, but most people don't want to share those bad days, they want others to think everything is going just ducky even when it's far from the truth. For example, when someone asks you how you're doing--you automatically say you're doing well, even if you've had a terrible cold and feel awful. Why do we do this? Why should we present a front that isn't how we truly are? Well, if you're looking for truthful feelings--I post them on this blog. No sugar coating here...thanks for reading.


Kathey said...

WOW! 100 million sounds like really good odds.

Melisa said...

I'm glad you are honest about what you are feeling. It is very refreshing. I've often thought of changing my blog so I can get one inaccessible to the people I want to gripe about. hahaha

Carina said...

You know, the same thing has occurred to me in the past few months...why should I answer that I'm "good" when I'm feeling like a train ran over me? I'm not! I've taken to trying to answer more's kinda nice to get real feelings out, don't you think? I'm glad that you're so truthful on this blog. It makes me want to follow suit so I can get some frustrations out sometimes! Good luck with the IUI; one of these days, you'll be rewarded for your efforts, I'm sure of it.

Anonymous said...


Did the doctor(s) give you any idea of how quickly you would know if you did get pregnant? I just wanted to get a good idea of how long to wait before I read anything about it on your blog, or if I should just wait 3-4 weeks and then ask.

To those of you replying on being truthful when people ask you how you're doing: I AGREE. We should be able to state how we feel without being made to feel guilty or without worrying if other people then feel uncomfortable. I would never belittle this opinion. But let me say from my experience that people might start to avoid you if a trend develops. I dealt with that response due to my depression. That particular response is not fun.

You can't always change how you feel, but I've noticed that when I try to feel happy, it's easier to actually feel happy. It's kind of like that cliche about smiling. I've also noticed that regular sunshine helps. But let's be good when we're good, tired when we're tired, and stressed when we're stressed. And then let's encourage the happy days to return frequently. Just my $.05's worth.

Jill, let us know when there's positive news. It WILL happen, I just don't know when.