Monday, June 29, 2009

The Weekend Report...

After spending my Thursday evening/early Friday AM doing THIS...I laid pretty low this past weekend... I got all of about 2 1/2 hours of sleep on Thursday evening so I hit the sack at 6:44PM and was sleeping by 7:20 (I know, I missed the end of Wheel of Fortune!) :) and managed to zonk out for 12 hours...

Reebsie and I were lazy until it was time to head down to get a pedi and hang out with J.T. No pics? Not sure what happened... but no worries... I made up for it the rest of the weekend...now ONTO happier times!!!

I love my new little friend... I think he feels the same about me...
or not?
This was by FAR the most ADORABLE thing I had seen that day... CJ is ALL about "rides" (as you will see in the video with my annoying voice) but he has never been on the jet ski...only the 4 wheeler from what I understand... didn't take him long to fall in love with this "toy" though... he MUST be related to those two people he calls Momma and Dada...adventerous spirits must be bred? :)
I LOVE the little leg!!!!!! Like father like son?

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Sunday afternoon we had the pleasure of hanging at GA's graduation party. NO. I'm not thinking about the fact that we are now THAT much closer to her leaving... instead I will choose to poke and make fun... She was valedictorian, top in her class, best graduating GPA and when you are home schooled... I'm sorry... those jokes just NEVER get OLD! :)
The whole FAMILY... she really IS family (no matter WHAT!) :)
Speaking of family.... GA's sister is due to have a baby girl 3 weeks before Teenie Mouse is set to arrive... FUN profile pics! :)
Ah... and KShnides was there... love this little girls spirit and I hope she understands the big shoes she is going to have to fill while GA is gone to college... we need SOMEONE here to love on... get ready KShnides :)

EDITED TO ADD PICS: 67 Quills and friends that can't be beat...

What started out as such a lovely girl's movie night IN...
Went VERY VERY WRONG around 9:50PM when they were starting to leave. Rebound came bombing through the front door (used his head to open it) and we started screaming. Laura Jane thought he had some sort of animal in his mouth that was going to get released in the house and I knew IMMEDIATELY what was wrong. I ran for the phone to call J.T. and in the meantime, Mama H and Joyce were documenting. I have to be honest. I was NOT a nice girl at that point and did NOT want pictures taken but now we have yet ANOTHER story to tell and I AM glad I have the pics at least for the documentation for Husband...
You should be able to click on the pics to make them bigger...
The deal with the porcupine quills is...you have to pull them out with plyers because there are barbs on the inside so you really have to grip hold and yank. When the first one came out, and Rebound yelped and there was blood... I realized really HOW bad it was going to be. Course in my mind I thought there were about 15-20 at first glance... who would have known... 67 later...and this picture is not even when we were done... oh I WAS done... (after pulling 38 of them) but Mama and Papa H were still working away in what was then referred to as "the operating room" pics of that below...
Meanwhile on the couch... at 11PM at night...
and at about 11:05PM... only a GLIMPSE of the hair that was swept up in the process of the whole evening...
Where much of the pain was caused... :(
and TWO days later... we were both still traumatized and I found him in HERE... that's not MY closet... pretty sure he was READY for his Daddy to come home and baby him...I know I was...

(Originally posted on 6/26 @ 3:09PM) Remember THIS...(the first pic in the post) they must be like RABBITS because there is another one... at this particular moment it is still alive but I ASSURE you... that will not last.

I am not emotionally or physically able to tell the WHOLE story right now... I will be back with pictures (in true blogger fashion Mama H snapped pics while Country Mouse was TRYING to keep it together) but it is still WAY too fresh and I have only had about 2 1/2 hours of sleep... BUT... I DID want to get these up here and I'll be back with more pics and the WHOLE story....

This is Team H ~ a direct quote from Mama H. She and Papa H make a FANTASTIC team, especially when it really REALLY needs to matter. I could NOT have done last night without them. Thank you...honestly... doesn't scrape the surface.
This girl did just this... she was the perfect compainion to love on and snuggle and calm the boy...it's what she does... and then she calmed and loved on his Mama after everyone left and I really DID break down...

This one, J.T. (not the "Dude" because he was not home) was our go-to girl on the phone. Walking us through instructions and def. the girl you want when there is a crisis and you need someone to SMACK YOU... you know those people... telling you to $uck it up and DEAL... they are very important people in a crisis and I was SO thankful for her via the phone last night...early this AM (12:15 to be exact) and again while I was at the vet before work....
And this one did NOT plan on the adventure she got when she left the lake but she stayed until the bitter end, holding ME up, encouraging ME and loving on ME. She was the calm... the one that did dishes and swept the hair (and there was HAIR EVERYWHERE) that would have been enough to build 2-3 Rebounds....she def. has the gift of helps and she was a HELP last night...
Last night was supposed to be a relaxing movie night and fun times with girlfriends... I have no doubt that God hand-picked the women that were with me last night during my "time of need" and I am BEYOND blessed by EACH of them... (and Papa H... can't leave the boy who rescued all the damsals out :) I will be back with... "the rest of the story"... zzzzzzzzzzz
What's that? Where was Husband? Oh yes... not home.

Friday, June 26, 2009

FF, Part 4, Calling in the big guns...

If you have missed any of Fertility Friday and want to get caught up... Click HERE for all the details.

You'll have to bear with me... the next few months the details are a bit blurry since I did not keep very good track after Aug/Sept 2008...

In August 2008 we were bumped up to 200mgs of clomid... remember how I felt on 50mgs? Yeah... you can just about imagine how that went down... I was so emotional I cried just about everyday. Could NOT keep it together... I know you are all thinking "you are a crier anyway CountryMouse" but it is a different emotional battle. Where you can SEE that it is totally NOT a big deal that your shoe has come untied, but you just CANNOT force yourself to deal with it.


A month later we did it again... there was a whole lot of this...and more of this...



that looked like that...And in September we came up with yet another "plan". I was scheduled for an HSG when/if AF showed up again... Pat was brutally honest with me... she told me "it isn't a good time. It's not real comfy and if I didn't have to talk to you ever again I might not let you know how bad it really is... but since I have to talk to you and work with you again I don't want you to be surprised" GREEEAATTTT. I also was not able to do another clomid cycle because it would be too late I guess in my cycle.

I think that the devestating parts were of course going through all the treatments but at the same time being limited by other tests, timing, schedules, etc. You are riding this rollercoaster up and down and by the time you are gearing to go up again you are ready. Then they throw a curve at you and say... no... this is not a month we can do anything. And you know... it is just one more month that you are further from your dream....

And as if this wasn't bad enough I was not the only one who was supposed to be getting checked out. Tough to get a teacher into any appointments but certainly ones that require timeframes and that are in the "big city". Lots and lots of stress at the Mouse House that is for sure...

I took a friend with me to the HSG and it wasn't AS bad as Pat had made it out to sound. Course 800mg of Advil and 2 X-strength Tylenol helps. We found out that everything with the testing DID check out "fine". Husband was "fine" and my tubes were clear. I was still an "unexplained" IF case of a girl who never got AF on her own... and in October we ran with another cycle on a different med...it did the same thing as Clomid but they were obviously hoping for different results. And the same things showed up... the meds worked to get me to O and I had enough progesterone to sustain a PGCY yet still....nothing... I was tired... we were headed into the holidays... the timing of things would have had us trucking back and forth to the "big city" during Thanksgiving and Christmas and we decided to just let it go for a couple of months, enjoy our families, friends and the festivities without the pressure of $$, time and energy going into our journey that had almost been a year long.


And what do you know... November and December... Infertile Girl got AF... all on her own... no meds. Course you can also see that if AF came... there was still no little person growing in my belly... and through much prayer, thought process, discussions and time....we decided to go with the big guns after the new year...

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Three guesses...



and the first two don't count... one where Reebsie and I went tonight... if you listen carefully I'll ask him :) Do you think he loves it there as much as his Mama? :)

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Wordless WAY back Wednesday






Monday, June 22, 2009

The Weekend...aka the SUNDAY report

I took no other pics this weekend... so all yah got is yesterday...and really, if we are honest...it isn't even capturing Father's Day really... just mostly the little men in my life that I ADORE :) Sharing cereal mix with Grampa... "want one?" :) Meanwhile relexin' on the couch, snoozin' in someone's arms because apparently this is what he does all day long so he can pah-ty all NIGHT long...:)

I'm telling you... we are like TWINS... don't you think?? :)
Ahhhh and lookie who showed up to do the "baby whispering" :) These next pics are as Sky saw things....(hence Mommy's head zipped off a little on the top :)
I took the camera back to capture "tickle, tickle tickle"...
He's actually REALLY good at it... made her giggle :)
And look who woke up... just in time for the ride home...