Saturday, May 31, 2008
Today was pretty mellow, but I did get to have my very first "real" haircut. Mommy has been cutting my hair since I was born, mainly because I don't have a whole lot of hair and Mommy is "frugal" (a.k.a. - cheap). But today she and Daddy took me to a real salon. Mommy even fessed up to the hairdresser that she's been cutting my hair with her scrapbooking scissors. Lucky for her, the hairdresser said she was pleasantly surprised what a good job Mommy had done. Yay Mommy! Unfortunately, my parents (being the quality parents that they are) forgot to bring their camera for my first haircut photo, so Daddy was forced to snap a picture with his cell phone camera. Good thing he has such a high quality phone!
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Otherwise, life is pretty mellow. Daddy's been super busy at work and has thankfully found some time to relax in the evenings. Mommy met a consulting deadline on Tuesday and has been able to relax a little since then. All in all, life is good! Hope things are good with you too!
Monday, May 26, 2008
Sunday, May 25, 2008
I just wanted to tell you about Drew, so that as you're all reading this you can lift him up in prayer. I've been asking Mommy every day to pray for Drew and his "owie", although something tells me she's praying for him anyway. Please pray for his recovery, for the medical team that are helping him, and for strength for his Mommy and Daddy. We love Drew very much and are looking forward to him coming home! Thanks for the prayers!
Thursday, May 22, 2008
- IF they can get you to ovulate on Clomid, there's still only a 4% chance that you'll get pregnant that month. That statistic only goes up to a whopping 8% if you pair it with an AI treatment.
- Of those patients who successfully ovulate as a result of taking Clomid, around half of those will NOT be able to concieve within 3-6 months.
- If Clomid and AI doesn't work within 3 months, then you move on to taking hormone injections. The success rate for injections and AI is 18% each month.
- For women under 35, the success rate for in-vitro fertilization (IVF) is 50%. For women ages 35-37 it is 36%. For women 38-40 it's 25%.
- Average cost for AI ~ $300 a month. Average cost for IVF ~ $8000-14000 per month.
Thankfully, I know that God is much bigger than a pile of statistics. Can you imagine paying $8-14K for a treatment that only has a 50% chance of working? Pray we don't get to that point. We appreciate everyone's prayers so far!
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Today I convinced Mommy that I was Dr. Doolittle. While playing in my pool, a mourning dove perched on a chair about 3 feet away from me. It sat there for about 5 minutes while I screamed "BIRD! BIRD! BIRD!" in its face and Mommy repetitively reminded me not to touch it. It must be a young bird because it just sat there and looked at us and Mommy was probably 2-3 feet away from it snapping pictures!
Anyway, I hope everyone out there are finding ways to beat the heat! Stay cool... or come hang out in the pool with me!
Sunday, May 11, 2008
And of course Mommy got to practice on Auntie Dee Dee. It's pretty hard to take a bad picture of DeAnna and Mommy was so excited to try out a new lens that she bought. She also wanted to try taking maternity photos because Aunt Dee is pregnant with Baby Calista! Here's some of her favorites...
Then Daddy and I made Mommy french toast AGAIN this morning (yes, she's spoiled) and we all went to church. And this evening we're all going to go out for Mother's Day sushi (Mommy's choice). So Mommy has basically been soaking this for all it's worth. Good thing we love her so much! Happy Mother's Day everyone!
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Other than my recent Tom Bergeron obsession, life here is pretty normal. This week has been busy with gym classes and birthday parties and lunch dates with friends. We've continued to enjoy the nice weather, but Mommy is finding it hard on her allergies to be outside for long periods. If it wasn't for allergies, this would be the best time of year! Hope you're all enjoying the weather free of sneezes!
Sunday, May 4, 2008
With the warm weather, most of our spare time is being spent in the yard. In fact, last night Mommy and Daddy did their part to support the economy by buying a small climbing structure for me to enjoy. Here's a photo of it from the Toys R Us website.
Mommy didn't get a photo taken of ours yet because by the time they got it together it was getting dark and I had to go to bed. But I've already enjoyed playing with it before church this morning and I'm sure it will be a lot of fun this summer! Hope you're all enjoying the great weather this weekend!
Friday, May 2, 2008
Editted to add: Just wanted to add that Steve came home early today with FLOWERS! Alright, did I marry the most amazing man on the face of the planet?