Funding IVF

How the heck will we fund this magnificent pregnancy magic?

Well, we’re going to try the cheesy crowd-sourcing method. We have a lot of people in a lot of different areas that love us. Hopefully this will make the process a bit easier for us. We’ll see how this all shakes out. We have a while before we have to really think about this.

www.gofundme.com/charro

Consulting

Yesterday we met with our doctor and left with 4 folders of information on IVF. We are switching to femara for a few cycles and then we’ll need to move on. It’s so much info and so overwhelming. I can’t even think about all the things they discussed with us. The one thing stuck in my mind is needing to lose 20lbs or they can’t anesthize me. Lol. Weird things always stick out.

So, putting off thinking about IVF allows me time to sperm shop. We need to buy these puppies this weekend because my next cycle will be here before I know it. Eek.

Keeping it short and sweet because you’ll be reading all about everything as it moves along.

The Great Flood of 2015

On Saturday we had plans to go see a day time movie to avoid the evening crowds. Everyone goes out for Valentine’s day in this city and we knew there would be nowhere to get dinner or seats at a movie. So, we went to the 1pm showing of Kingsmen: The Secret Service. We arrived and NO ONE was there, shortly before the movie began about 20 people joined us to view the movie. It was lovely. We were eating our popcorn and enjoying the movie until about 2:45pm.

C’s phone starts vibrating and it’s our apartment complex. I check my phone and we have missed a call from his mom who is home alone. C leaves the theater to check our phones and comes back rushing me out of the theater. I’m imagining the building is on fire or some other tragic event. He is anxiously calling the apartment complex and I call his mom who is hysterical. Our apartment was drowning in HOT WATER! She had called maintenance 3x in the past 45 minutes but no one had shown up to shut the water off or help her. I called maintenance and they said “yes we have received some calls about that.” Ugh, no one had come out to turn off the water though. C spoke with management and on our 10 minute drive back maintenance was at the apartment.

We arrived to a great view:

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The water had kept going from the kitchen into our dining room and living room. The carpet was removed and 5 days later replaced. They just replaced the carpet today. 5 awful days of stinky grossness and our living space crowded with all the things that needed to be dried out and returned to their proper space. The bookshelf you see here is warped and making its way to the garbage tonight. New bookshelf will be bought soon!

The kitchen was a disaster and, looking back, very amusing to look at.

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The toaster was water logged. This green pitcher was empty on the counter and was overflowing with water. The side of our refrigerator, all my cute notes and the best kitchen timer ever ruined. It took hours for most of the kitchen to dry out. The under counter area was also full of water. Every muffin tin, pan, my crockpot, everything!

The culprit was the handle to the hot water. When my MIL was washing dishes the handle came off in her hand. It was a geyser! Water shooting straight into the upper cabinets and into the kitchen. It was running so long that it made it into the carpeting.

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Today the carpeting was replaced completely in the dining room, living room, and our hallway. Tonight we had to put the place back together. We had moved furniture to make it easy for them and they still needed to move things around more. We no longer live in a disaster area, yahoo! I would not wish this mess on anyone. I am also sad that we missed the last ten minutes of the Kingsmen. It was a really great movie that we’ll have to catch up on at a later date.

Walking Disaster

On Tuesday I fell in the middle of a busy street. There was no ice, snow, debris. I was literally standing there and fell into the street before I knew it. This is not a first occurrence for me, I fall frequently. When I was in Seattle in November I fell and sprained my ankle and roughed up my knee. This time, I really roughed up BOTH knees and by the time I walked the one block to my office I had a knot on my leg. I called the DR and was in the office in about an hour. Fastest appointment ever!

The result: I hit a blood vessel which is why I got a knot instead of my normal bruise. The knees were pretty rough and they put some cream on them and bandaged them up before sending me on my way. The real kicker of this appointment was the Dr was very concerned with my balance – lack of. I ended up with a referral for Vestibular Therapy. She thinks something is setting my balance off and I should get it checked out. I do tend to walk slanted rather than in straight line and I run into things and fall on a regular basis. So, I’ve got to make an appointment with that specialist person to see what the heck is making me so clumsy.

Did you know clumsy is a medical diagnosis? That’s what my referral says “Clumsiness: lack of coordination.” Geez, I feel like I picked the right clown name from my “old days” – the name is Clumso. hahaha.