Monday, November 2, 2009

Favorite holiday coming soon!

September and November are my very favorite months of the year.  September brings the cool-down from summer heat, apples, new pencils and of course my birthday. However November is what I look forward to most because of fall leaves, turkey, and pumpkins wrapped up in Thanksgiving!

Sandwiched between Halloween and Christmas, two holidays I didn't celebrate growing up, Thanksgiving was the big family holiday to enjoy. Most holidays we celebrated, people had no idea what they were. But Turkey day was something I could enjoy without any explanation.

So today I sit on my tremendously comfy couch, anticipating the upcoming holiday. My parents and sister are flying in for most of the week since hubby will have the most limited schedule out of all of us. I love love love that my family will take the time and trouble to fly out to see me. I have been contemplating things to do during the week along with a fabulous menu for the big day and probably several days after. I can't wait to eat the leftover pumpkin pie for breakfast with absolutely no guilt!

In the meantime, I am tirelessly devoting myself to Dr. Google in continuing to evaluate my IF and adoption options. While I am pretty sure that we will be doing a donor cycle or something to that effect, I want to evaluate some of the adoption agencies so I'll be prepared in case it doesn't work out.

Around my birthday, I lauded this year as my lucky 33rd year. After the disappointment of this last negative IVF cycle, I feel like I have been adrift in knowing what to do next. And yet, there have been some really good things happening at the same time. FairyEgg's offer to help started this off. Now, another amazing offer has hit the table that might allow me to cycle in LA while staying with my family. While I don't have all the details yet, I'll be having a phone consultation with an RE out there on Thursday.

Stay tuned!



  1. Sounds like you have a wonderful Thanksgiving to look forward to. Wishing you the best with the upcoming decisions you have to make and your consultation.


  2. I am a Christmas girl myself, although we did a big T-giving dinner at my house. My husband does all the cooking except for my go-to pumpkin pie recipe! We do ours early (already did last weekend) since the in-laws are snowbirds in Florida. We are also having the big family Christmas party at our house for the first time this year...ooooh, nothing like a little pressure when I'll likely be in the middle of a cycle!

    I am getting discouraged the more I read about the length and depth and cost of adoption procedures. Any asshole can get knocked up, but if you want to provide a home you have to pass a hugely invasive home study and be nearly angelic and inhumanly patient. Since it can take years. Not awesome. Thinking more about the donor egg cycle instead...or donor sperm (since it's predominantly MFI). Still kind of want to try one more time with own parts. Just like gambling, it's for the entertainment value since you know you're losing money. Good times, good times.

    Hope your holidays are great! This is my favorite time of year, too!

  3. Yea! What time are you talking with him? While you will be out here with me?

  4. We still have to hold out hope that 33 is going to be the best year!!

  5. Hi, thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving me a comment!

    I love this time of year as well!

    It seems like you have a few options, I pray that your heart finds the one that is perfect for your family. I would personally love to just adopt without going through foster care, but I simply can't afford it right now-same with IVF. It is crazy and irritates me that money was standing in our way, so that is why I thought foster care. I graduate in a year, then money will not even be an option! :)

    I can't wait to read about your post after talking to the RE on Thursday-Good Luck!

  6. Same RE as me? I wonder! I flew to LA too :)

  7. Oh, I can't wait to hear what other options you have with the RE in LA. You are going to have to grow some more fingers to count all the options you've created for yourself!! way to go!

  8. Yeah, I totally wonder how I wound up with the shitty eggs. I smoked in my twenties and sometimes think it's because of that. I also wonder about the things my 16 year old teenage mother was exposed to while I was in utero. I mean, really, how in the hell does this happen?! I kind of questioned my fertility in my twenties--had a steady bf for about 8 years and rarely ever used protection and never ended up pregnant. I always considered myself *lucky* then. Ha. My luck hasn't changed much these days and would definitely not consider myself lucky at this point. Shit. So damn stupid. I guess there's not much I can do and that's what keeps me from driving myself insane with it all, there's absolutely nothing I can do. If I have shit eggs, I have shit eggs. I will continue to take vitamins and royal jelly hoping it can pull a good egg out of the bunch, but I'm definitely not holding my breath.

    October/November is definitely my favorite time of year! So pretty. The leaves are the best when they're changing--although they're pretty much blown off since it's been so rainy here. Have you ever seen snow? Beeeeautiful! ;)