Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Family & Cycle Update

The whole point of this journey is to grow our family. So it seems so ironic that now, right now is when we lose someone. My brother-in-law did pass away on Monday a few minutes after they removed the respirator. I'm so glad that two of his kids were there to be with him in his final moments. They are planning to do a memorial service sometime in the upcoming months when all of the family can get together. I know that there is anger and sadness amongst the family, so I hope that by that time, some of the anger will have passed. My nephew was incredibly sweet in telling me that we could wait until I was done with this cycle so I could be there, since I'm family.

Today I was thinking about the loss of my BIL in terms of our future family. Some of my favorite memories as a kid are with my aunts, uncles, and numerous cousins. Towel fights, fourth of July firecrackers, thanksgiving meals, lots of hugs and head rumples... I'm sad that my kids won't know their crazy uncle and whatever fun he would have had.


Our cycle is indeed continuing on schedule. FairyEggs wrote me an email the other night saying she felt like a pincushion. I laughed knowing exactly the feeling. Her first bruise came to visit on day three thanks to some handy work by her husband. I mean that in the nicest of ways since I always had several little bruises dotting my stomach! The other good news is she's feeling swollen and the muffin top is starting to come to visit! I'm hoping that this is a good sign that the drugs are in fact working. Wheee! It's torture to wait until day seven to see how the follies are doing! Torture I tell you!

Tonight I got to do my own little twist for my delestrogen shot on my right upper butt cheek since hubby was at a night class. Hehe. Apparently he is better at it that I am since I immediately spurted some vampire juice and he has yet to breech a vein. Hmmph.

In two days we'll be heading to California....then the fun will really start!



  1. I'm so very sorry to hear about your BIL, and I think it's so sweet and thoughtful that your nephew wants to accomodate your cycle. I'm keeping your family in my thoughts...

  2. Sorry to here about the passing. I hope you continue to update after I throw you on a plane! :) Also- if FairyEggs is reading this... you should do another post now that you are in the 'thick of things'!

  3. I am sorry to hear about your BIL. No matter when, loss is hard. But I can imagine that it is tough now because of all the meds. Glad to hear FE is hanging in there and can't wait to hear how Friday goes.

    Hugs and peace for your family at this time of grief.

  4. So sorry about your BIL to. :(

    2 Days! So close!!

  5. Its so hard when there are so many positive hopeful things going on...and other things are so sad...I guess that's how life is though...

    So excited about this cycle!!!!!!!!

  6. I'm really looking forward to follie updates, ET stories, and fertilization reports. Good luck to you and FairyEggs!

  7. I'm so sorry about your brother in law. You guys are due for some good news, right? Many hopes that this cycle will be it for you.

  8. You are going through so much right now. I'm very sorry for your loss, but simultaneously excited for your cycle. I agree with you, bloating must be a good sign! Can't wait till Friday's update.

  9. Not like I'm going to see you in 12 hours or so... but left you an award on my blog! See you tomorrow friend!