Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Posted by Caitrin at 1:35 PM
Monday, June 28, 2010
You guys read about my Kindle obsession not too long ago on a previous Top 2 Tuesday, so I will not bore you with another post about how much I love my Kindle (but in case you didnt read that previous post, I LOVE MY KINDLE!!!)
2) I had a hard time with picking one more item (since I obviously wouldn't be able to take a mall with me- wait Taylor, would that be cheating?? :)) so I let Husband pick the 2nd item- since he knows me better than I know myself sometimes. So Husband said my 2nd item would be........
I do LOVE popcorn too- I eat it a lot! Husband likes to make fun of me too because when I eat popcorn I always have to lick the butter off the bag, too- I know, gross, but at the same time its sooooo good!
Now, I did ask Husband how he expected me to be able to cook popcorn on an island- and he said that the island would be hot enough that I can just leave a bag out in the sun :)
Now normally, I try to combine Top 2 Tuesday with a post about something else as well, but to be completely honest- I am beat! So my bed is calling my name right about......now!!!
Posted by Caitrin at 8:10 PM
Sunday, June 27, 2010
My parents divorced when I was very young (just 1 year old) so spending time with my dad was always a special treat- since I did not get to see him every day. In the beginning, I lived close to my dad so I was able to see him every couple of weekends and I was young enough that I dont think it was as hard on me. Several years later, though, my mom and I made the move from California to Texas and spending time with my dad became much more of a challenge. I was limited to seeing him around school breaks since we were not as close anymore- and anytime I went to visit I had to fly (which can get quite expensive). Over the years and my many travels back and forth, I learned how amazing my dad truly is! At a time when he could have backed down because of how "hard" it was, my dad stepped up: keeping in constant contact with me, always wanting to know how school was going, and buying me a plane ticket anytime I wanted to come see him. He continued to support me throughout college and helped me "get on my feet" when I was ready to finally get my own place. He has always supported EVERY decision I make and has given me nothing but unconditional love- and I could not ask for a more supportive or understanding dad. I will admit there were times that I hated life because I did not have my parents together like other kids in school and there were times when I would feel like my heart was breaking whenever I would get back on that plane to fly home after visiting my dad, but I now know that all of that sadness and hurt just made me appreciate my dad even more! I can only hope that Baby Hill loves his/her dad as much as I love mine!
Here are a couple of pictures of me and my daddy years ago.....
Husband's mom, me and my stepmom:
Posted by Caitrin at 6:11 PM
Friday, June 25, 2010
First, I get to start the progesterone pills- again. Once I have completed those, I will go in for an ultrasound to make sure everything looks ok to move forward with treatment. As long as everything looks normal, I will begin another cycle of Clomid. Since Clomid alone has not worked in the past, I will be taking hormone shots as well at the same time. Then after both the Clomid and shots, I will go back in for another ultrasound- and this time they will see if there are eggs ready to be released. After that.....we say a lot of prayers that everything works!
Of all the options we discussed, we chose this because while I may be desperate for Baby Hill, I am not desperate for 10 Baby Hills- no octomom here! So this is a big step forward for us, but at the same time we have chosen a "conservative" option. (This is probably the time where I should point out that everyone is different- this plan may not be the most logical for others. I use the word conservative lightly because while this seems like a more safe route to take, I would never judge other people's decisions to pursue more aggressive treatment- and it is very possible that I could end up pursuing other options as well. I know that some people may read this that have chosen different paths, and to that I say "great! whatever works best for you!")
So, Husband and I are looking forward to what may come of the next couple of weeks! It feels so good to know that we are finally moving forward (rather than standing at a standstill while we complete all kinds of tests). I am also anxious to share everything with all of you along the way!
Now, I have put cleaning the house off long enough- I think its about time to actually go do it! My dad is coming to visit for the weekend and I am so happy I have some good news to share with him :)
Posted by Caitrin at 2:37 PM
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
So....I am off to Dr Ku bright and early on Friday morning and cannot wait to hear what he has to say! This test was the last obstacle Husband and I needed to overcome before starting treatment! (you know I will be counting down the hours until Friday morning!)
And, of course, I will let you all know what comes of Friday's appointment! :)
Posted by Caitrin at 2:04 PM
Monday, June 21, 2010
Now, of course I wouldn't want to be on the show with Nick and Jessica, but a similar show starring Husband and me!
I grew up dancing throughout my entire childhood, all the way through high school. If only I was still in shape.......
I have already read all of your blogs to catch up on how you all celebrated your weekend and loved all of the pictures everyone has posted! Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend!
Friday, June 18, 2010
The test itself was not a long procedure- it was just the experience of it that I did not enjoy. As I laid there, staring at the ceiling, several things went through my mind: 1) This is VERY AWKWARD! I have always had a female doctor and unfortunately the doctor doing this test was an older male, so this was the first time I had had a male doctor "down there" 2) PLEASE let the results be normal- as long as they are, I am able to begin treatment. As with past appointments, I googled everything about the test before hand so I was very aware of what they could possibly find. 3) After those earlier thoughts had passed, I thought about this whole experience: all the tests and doctor visits, all the stress and tears, and all the prayers Husband and I have been saying, hoping for some good news at some point. And I thought about how I hope in a year or two from now, I am able to look back on all of this and think of how it was totally worth it- becasue I will have Baby Hill in my arms!
They did not go over the test results with me today, since the test was not done at my doctor's office- but luckily, I already have an appointment scheduled with Dr Ku (our fertility specialist) for next Friday. Now, if only I can worry about other things in the meantime!
After that very uncomfortable and very stressful start to my Friday morning, I decided there was no better way to improve my day then to indulge in some retail therapy! I had actually had my mind set to be "good' and avoid shopping today- but who was I kidding??!! As I drove past one of my favorite shopping centers on my way home I JUST HAD TO STOP!
So I spent some of my time here.........
If any of you have never heard of this store, you should really see if there is one by you! (they have stores in several different states) They also have all of their clothes for purchase online as well, but that is just not the same as shopping in a store! I absolutely love this store- they have the cutest things and their prices are Husband-approved!
Here is my favorite purchase from today.......
It doesnt really look like anything special in these pictures, but it is so cute on! I love the ruffle neckline and this dress is soooo comfortable! I can't wait to dress it up with some fun jewelry!
Now, the reason for today's blog title (and why I was trying to be "good" today by not shopping) is because Husband and I are counting on doing some major damage at the mall tomorrow! He is in desperate need of more work clothes since he has this new job- and just our luck, Nordstrom is having a sale!! :) So we have decided to make a special day of it and drive into Dallas (we live about an hour north) to go to one of my favorite malls and then spend the day together out and about! I am very much looking forward to our "day-date" tomorrow!
Hope you all are having a Fabulous Friday!
Posted by Caitrin at 5:57 PM
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Vegas!!! And since we will be going in less than 3 months, my brain is already on overload trying to get everything booked and planned! I am a HUGE planner so I always have to know which restaurants we will eat at, sights we will see, shops to stop at, etc before a trip- Husband normally hates my OCD-ness when it comes to things like this! He would rather just show up and go with the flow- NOT my style at all!
So far I have booked for us to stay at THE HOTEL at The Mandalay Bay- which means I can spend most of my time here.........
Monday, June 14, 2010
As for our weekend......let's just say that if I were ever in a position where someone was wanting to torture me, I now know exactly what they can use...... Yard work! I have always known that me and yard work do not get along, but this weekend I really learned how much we hate each other! I just do not see the fun in sweating, aching, being bitten by bugs, or getting dirty! And to any of you who are able to garden or who enjoy yard work, I have so much respect for you! Because I really wish I was good at it, but I can very confidently say that yard work and I will never be a match for each other!
Husband and I had decided it would be a GREAT idea to completely re-do our flower beds this weekend! As much as I hated the work, I was very proud of the result! I took before and after pictures to share with all of you- but please be aware that our flower beds looked HORRIBLE in the beginning! Husband and I did not have a chance yet this season to go through and pull the weeds, so I will admit they were a bit of a mess before we started!
Husband starting on the digging:
The finished product! I am so proud! (Husband was very quick to point out that in this picture he had not yet mowed, so our yard does look better now too!)
Friday, June 11, 2010
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Since I am done for this month that means I am now that much closer to this month's test: a Hysterosalpingogram, or HSG test. I am NOT looking forward to this test and it does not sound like it will be a pleasant experience! (I will be having dye injected into me so that an x-ray can be taken of my lower abdomen area) Luckily, Husband's new insurance kicked in this week because I do not want to think about how much a test like this would cost without insurance coverage! I have not yet set the date for the test but it will be sometime within the next 2 weeks- and you all know I will blog about it!
*On a complete side note, I got to have lunch with Husband today for the first time since he started his new job! It makes me feel so good seeing him so happy about this new opportunity!
Posted by Caitrin at 5:34 PM
Monday, June 7, 2010
This weeks topic is: TOP 2 BOOKS!! I figured what better day to join than on a day where the topic is all about one of my very favorite things: books! (2nd to shopping of course!)
After a late start Friday morning, Husband and I drove up to Tulsa, Oklahoma to see our besties- J and K. It took 4 long hours- during which Husband was going insane listening to my off-tune singing and crazy driving- but was worth every minute! This was just the weekend we both needed!