Tuesday, June 30, 2009
So, I got my first post-partum period yesterday. A few things about it now...
1) I knew it was coming, because I was SUCH A GROUCH the last few days. I even though to myself "man, I must be pre-menstrual, because I'm being such a b*tch". Now, I've had reasons to be grouchy--my hubby lost his wedding ring (which I found) and also lost the keys to the house (which have not been found) all in the same day. I still have to call the locksmith...
2) I don't have a migraine!!! No headache at all. It's really a miracle, and I think my sister should get pregnant just to get rid of the migraines...it's so worth it. :-)
3) It's actually a normal period...like heavy. I haven't had a heavy period in years...not since pre-birth control (aka my teenage years). I'm hoping this means my body has figured out that it is female and should be having normal, regular periods and might even get pregnant on its own eventually (like in 2010).
4) My hubby was shocked. He was like "it's so sudden"! And I'm like "uhhh...I stopped breastfeeding and thought my body might be trying to ovulate about 2 weeks ago, so it's not "all of a sudden".
5) On that train of thought, I don't think my body actually ovulated, because when I thought my body was gearing up for it, the OPKs all were clearly negative (I mean not even a light test line...) even though I had copious amounts of EWCM.
**IF YOU'RE STILL READING THIS AND YOU'RE RELATED TO ME, YOU MIGHT WANT TO SKIP THE NEXT BULLET**
6) Because I don't know if I ovulated, I don't know if my progesterone was up during my "TWW" (I don't know what else to call it...). The reason I'm curious is because I actually actually was producing my own lubrication, and I wasn't in horrible pain during s-e-x. That is a change. A biiiiig change. And a good one! :-) If I don't have to have painful, natural lube-free intercourse any more, I'm going to rejoice by having s-e-x every day. lol
**OK IT'S SAFE NOW**
7) I also have to figure out birth control now. I refuse to go on any hormonal birth control, because I do not want my body forgetting to be female...again. So, it's onto other methods. Condoms are not allowed for Jews, so that's no good. (And it's not a particularly happy form of birth control for married people anyway.) I'm thinking of just using a spermicide of some type. Yes, I know it's only 70% (or so) protection, but really. I didn't get pregnant in 2 years of TTC except for a miscarriage after an IUI and a healthy pregnancy after IVF. HOWEVER, if my body has figured itself out, I might actually turn out to be fertile now. Who knows. I won't know until I start trying again. And if by some strange miracle I get pregnant while using spermicide, it's not a huge deal. At least it's 100% reversible with no side effects and won't freak out my body. I even found some suppositories which look much easier to use (and are less expensive) than foam or film...and I'm used to suppositories from taking progesterone.
That's all for now...I'll keep you posted on how my body is working.
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
P.S. Big happy birthday to my hubby last Tuesday!!! He turned the big 4-0. Eep! I'll have to post a recent photo of him without his ugly beard, so you can see how much of a babyface he has.
P.P.S. Happy birthday today to my best friend, Melanie! She's the big 2-5. :-) Now she can rent a car without being charged extra for insurance!! hehe
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
More info about the Senate version of the bill is here at Senator Gillibrand's blog, and here is the full text of S. 1258 Senate bill.
What you can do:
Please feel free to post on your blogs, message boards, and FB pages!
Here is an example of what I wrote my senators. Feel free to copy this and edit it for your own!
Please support the Family Building Act (S. 1258). Even though Massachusetts is the only state that requires insurance companies to cover infertility, every state needs to follow our example. And even Massachusetts isn't perfect. Insurance companies put severe caps on the dollar amounts and number of cycles they will cover for procedures. That needs to be stopped. If someone is having trouble getting pregnant, the last thing they want to think about is how they only get $10K or 3 cycles to make it work. And if that fails, they're on their own. What if they want to have a second child or a third? Will they be turned down because they've already used up their $10K? We need insurance companies to realize that infertility is like any other disease and deserves FULL coverage. Thank you!
Saturday, June 13, 2009
The investment guy at my workplace wants me to come and be his administrative assistant, but I'm not sure if they're going to pay me enough to make it worthwhile. I'm still waiting to hear back from HR about that. In the mean time, I don't even have a babysitter if I do decide to go back! (Except my mother-in-law, but she's only here until July.)
That's really all for now. The twins are doing well, and we're soooo happy to have my mother-in-law helping out for a few weeks. She is a saint!!!
Monday, June 8, 2009
In other news, my mother-in-law is coming!!!! She'll arrive tomorrow evening, and I can't wait. That'll be another set of hands...and one that knows how to cook and enjoys it! YIPPEE!
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Alan Alda (Capt. Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce) was born in Jan 1936, making him 36 when the show started Sept 1972 and 47 when the show ended in Feb 1983. He is now 73.
Wayne Rogers (Capt. John Francis Xavier "Trapper" McIntyre) was born in April 1933--he was 39 when the show began, he was 41 when he left the show in March 1975, and he is now 76.
McLean Stevenson (Lt. Col. Henry Braymore Blake) was born in Nov 1927--he was 44 when the show began, he was 47 when he left the show in March 1975, and he died in Feb 1996 at the age of 68.
Loretta Swit (Maj. Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan) was born in Nov 1937--she was 34 when the show started, 45 when the show ended, and is now 71.
Larry Linville (Maj. Frank Marion "Ferret Face" Burns) was born in Sept 1939--he was 32 when the show began, he was 37 when he left the show in March 1977, and he died in April 2000 at the age of 60.
Gary Burghoff (Cpl. Walter Eugene "Radar" O'Reilly) was born in May 1940--he was 32 when the show began, he was 39 when he left the show in Oct 1979, and he is now 69.
Jamie Farr (Cpl./Sgt. Maxwell Q. Klinger) was born in July 1934--he was 38 when the show started, 48 when it ended, and is now 74.
William Christopher (Lt./Capt. Father Francis John Patrick Mulcahy) was born in October 1932--he was 39 when the show started, 50 when it ended, and is now 76.
Harry Morgan (Col. Sherman T. Potter) was born in April 1915--he was 60 when he joined the show in Sept 1975 (although he was actually in an episode the prior year called "The General Flipped at Dawn" where he played a really crazy general), he was 67 when the show ended, and he is now 94!!!
Mike Farrell (Capt. B.J. Hunnicutt) was born in Feb 1939--he was 36 when he joined the show in Sept 1975, he was 44 when the show ended, and he is now 70.
David Ogden Stiers (Maj. Charles Emerson Winchester III) was born in Oct 1942--he was 34 when he joined the show in Sept 1977, he was 40 when the show ended, and he is now 67.
I find it highly amusing that in real life David Ogden Stiers is the youngest and not Gary Burghoff, because the character of Radar was supposed to be like 20 yrs old! And to put it in perspective, every one of these actors is older than my mom, only McLean Stevenson and Harry Morgan were older than my dad and my father-in-law, and my mother-in-law is nearly the exact same age as William Christopher. How bizarre!