Tuesday, November 30, 2004

you say its your birthday . . .

It's my birthday too.

Tomorrow I turn 32. Yikes! Where did the years go. I could swear I should only be 27 or 28.

My husband and I got back from our Thanksgiving trip on Sunday night. It went better than I expected. The relatives were all respectfully supportive of our infertility issues and my cousin's baby wasn't annoyingly cute. Cute he was. But not in an overly annoying way. Though it did tug at my heart strings to watch my husband play with the baby. If anyone was meant to be a father, he is.

We got the results from my husband's chromosome testing back while we were home. All good news. No abnormalities, so we're still good to go with using his sperm if they're able to find any in March. That's quite a relief.

I'm sorry to have to admit that I'm still on the whole fantasy pregnancy kick. So much so that I bought an HPT yesterday afternoon and peed on a stick for the first time in months. It was negative, of course. And I expected it to be. My period is due on Thursday and I really hope she arrives on time so that this little fantasy isn't dragged out any longer than necessary. Still, how amazing a birthday present would a positive be? I know, I know, don't worry. I'm just dreaming.

I do have to say that even my mother-in-law jumped on the miracle pregnancy bandwagon when I started feeling lightheaded on Friday afternoon. I promise it was without any prompting from me. I tried to whisper to my husband that I was feeling dizzy and she overheard and said "Maybe you're pregnant." I nipped that right in the bud. It's one thing for me to live in a dreamworld- it's quite another to invite my in-laws along for the ride.

So as soon as the blood starts flowing later this week, I can call up the new RE and schedule my mock transfer in January. Am not looking forward to the procedure, but am definitely looking forward to moving along towards IVF.

In the meantime, I have a breakfast in bed to look forward to tomorrow (a tradition in our household) and a Norah Jones concert tomorrow night.

Happy Birthday to me.

7 Comments:

Blogger amanda said...

Happy Birthday!!! Sounds like you've got a great day planned (you know, the breakfast in bed and concert part, not the looming period part.) I hope the big 3-2 is a great one.

3:58 PM  
Blogger Indigo Wolf said...

Happy birthday to you! Today happens to be my dad and uncle's birthday as well. No, they're not twins, they were born two years apart. Anyway, I hope you have a great time. :o)

9:13 AM  
Blogger Sheri said...

Happy be-lated birthday!

1:38 PM  
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Even though you know that sadness (anxiety forum) is a part of life, let's try to make it a small part of life.

With that said, here are a few tips to help you feel better when you are feeling down in the dumps. They are easy to do, easy to practice every day and they work!

1. Stand up straight, sit up straight. When your body is in alignment your energy can flow and when your energy is flowing freely, you can flow.

2. Smile! Yes, just smile. Easy to do and effective.

3. Repeat positive affirmations. Things like "I feel good", "Positive energy flows through my body", "I see the good in all".

4. Listen to some music that you like. It doesn't have to be anything specific, just something you enjoy. Certain types of music work better than others, but experiment and see what works for you. Studies have shown that Classical music and new age music work best.

5. Take some time out for yourself, relax and read a book, do something for yourself.

6. Meditate. Meditation is an excellent habit to develop. It will serve you in all that you do. If you are one who has a hard time sitting still, then try some special meditation CDs that coax your brain into the meditative state. Just search for "Meditation music" on Google or Yahoo and explore.

Our outside work is simply a reflection of our inside world. Remember there is no reality just your perception of it. Use this truth to your advantage. Whenever you are sad, realize that it is all in your mind and you do have the power to change your perception.

These tips will lift you up when you are down, but don't just use them when you are sad or anxiety forum . Try and practice them everyday, make them a habit. You will be surprised at how these simple exercises will keep the rainy days away.

On a final note, if you are in a deep depression that you can't seem to shake, please go see a doctor. This is your life and don't take any chances. anxiety forum

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