Saturday, June 30, 2012

Still Takin' It Easy...

Good Morning, friends.
Can you believe it's already the last day of June?

It's a lazy Saturday morning afternoon.  The air is cranked.  The Mr. is watching Toy Story 3 for the fifth time in a row, because he's a big old kid like that.  The kitties are spying out the window at the guy fixing his deck across the way, and I'm taking my last few sips of coffee before officially starting my day. (hey, that rhymes!)

Thursday night, it all hit me. 
It'd been a while since I had a nice cry (that's a whole 2-3 days for me).  I tossed and turned in bed for hours before I snuck out to the bathroom.  I waited until the mirrors turned foggy and the water was steaming and then I sat in the shower and just let the tears flow.  I wasn't really crying for any specific reason at all.  I just had to let it out.
  I needed to release the tension.

And on Friday morning, as Steve and I sat in the waiting room after my bloodwork and ultrasound, waiting to talk to our doctor,
I felt even more tension release.

For many reasons.
Including, high pitched laughter.  Great news.  And some peace of mind. 

Steve couldn't stop smirking when he took my picture in the exam room.  I kept asking if I had lipstick on my teeth (which I'm famous for) or if part of my tush was hanging out.
Nope.  His laughter was a result of my head shrinking and arm growing abilities.
We got new phones this week.  And Steve discovered its new and funny features.

Our ultrasound revealed 5...Yes, 5 eggs.  2 on my left and 3 on my right.  We're happy with that.  And our doctor is very pleased. It may sound like a ton, but I'm looking at it with an open mind.  I said to friends earlier in the week that I could see there being 5.  I had 5 once last year.  And we didn't get pregnant that time.  Granted, that was with Steve's sperm and not the donor's.  
And our last pregnancy with the donor came from 3 eggs.  So, 5 doesn't mega scare the crap out of us. 
Maybe it's also because I'm learning more and more that it isn't in my hands...and what will be,
will be.
We are glad we made that decision a couple weeks ago.

We are hopeful, very optimistic, and ready to see where this takes us.

We have another appointment tomorrow, bright n' early, for more bloodwork and an ultrasound.  And as of right now, there's a chance I will trigger tomorrow and have the IUI on Tuesday or Wednesday.
We shall see.
I'm grateful for feeling like we can still take it easy for a bit.

And a few pics from the waiting room....
Seriously, I can't stop laughing everytime I see this picture!
Isn't my husband a hottie?! He looks like an angry bird! LOL!

We must have snapped about 40 funny pictures in those few minutes.
I burst out into my hyena cackle as Steve snickered loudly. Our doctor walked by us and smiled big, as we heard him say to the nurse,
  "Today's a good day. Everyone is smiling and in a great mood."

I spent Wednesday with Vania.  She came to our neck of the woods
 and we began our day with french toast and blueberry pancakes smothered in syrup.

We took a pretty walk not far from home.

And lollygagged in the sun, taking photos, and picking wildflowers.

I have to give thanks and a few shout outs...
I was spoiled (and teary eyed) this week with heartwarming gifts from beautiful women.

Vania gave me this sweet and "totally me" charm with a card reminding me to
"keep on kickin' ass at all things challenging that come our way."

My dear friend, Kelly, sent me a gift card and beautiful note to pick out a camera bag for Mother's Day.
I am so excited to use it!! No more being bad and throwing "Cammy" in my purse wrapped in a scarf (and mayyybe sometimes not wrapped).

I had a little modeling session with Steve this morning. 
I need a shower.

I was so touched when I got the mail last night and found this pretty necklace from Ashley.
Ashley is one inspirational lady. 
And I will definitely keep on hopin'.

Thank you so much, ladies. <3

There's just half a day left of June.
Make it a good one, friends.

I'll be back next week with some emotions and updatin'.

End Of The Month Lovin',


Jessica @ TheCrazyChaoticHouse said...

Wow 5!!!! I am sure it will happen this time. You are such a incredibly strong and sweet woman that it just needs to take and happen this time around. I can't believe June is already over either. Crazy how fast time goes by. I so need a camera purse too. They are just so expensive! Well at least the ones I saw. Yours is super cute. I am guilty of throwing mine in my purse too;) hope you guys have a great weekend!!!!!!!

M said...

I just bought Toy Story 3 at a garage sale today because I haven't seen it yet...will probably watch it tonight :)

Crying in the shower...I've done that many times and DH hasn't even known about it. It feels so great to just let it out sometimes!

LOL! That pic of you with the tiny head reminds me of Beetlejuice...have you seen that movie? Where the guy in the waiting room has a TINY head!! YOu guys are so funny...and a very attractive couple based on those wacky pics LOL! ;)

Thanks for sending prayers and thinking of means a lot. I peed on more OPK sticks today just so I could see that smiley staring back at me again...I love it! With any luck, we will be in the TWW together!!! <3

steve said...

The other pic was scary. thank you for not posting. l u

Jenny said...

5 is a great number to work with! I hope that at least one of those little guys decide to fertilize and stick around for a very long time. And those pics are hilarious! said...

Oh Maria, I have everything crossed for you.
The new mantra around here is also whatever will be will be.
The shower thing I can so relate to. One day after (A) came home from the Hospital I stood in the shower cried and screamed at the very top of my lungs probably for a good 5 minutes. It was only after I was out and dried off that I realized the Lawn man was outside of the window right below my bathroom!! It's extremely funny to me now. I can only imagine what was running through that poor mans mind! I'm probably lucky that he didn't call 911 lol
I'm praying for a little peace of mind for you in the next few weeks!
Big hugs,

Ashley said...

Woohoo!! 5! That is so fantastic. You are definitely right about what will be will be. I have reminded myself of this so often, lately.

Those pics crack me up! The kids discovered and app like that on my mom's IPad and now they want me to get one! Not gonna happen! haha

I will be thinking of you, my friend! I hope you have a relaxing, peaceful weekend!

Sarah Welte said...

Found you on the blog glad I did. Will keep you guys in my thoughts and prayers :)

new follower from Mommy and 4 Peas in a Pod.

would love it if you would follow back

lovejoy_31 said...

FIVE!!!!! Yay!!! That is awesome. I'm glad that you weren't freaking out about it. I can't tell you how excited I am for you. i know that no matter what you will be just fine, but I am still sending HUGE hugs and kisses. Praying for you every day. I can't thank you enough for your emails and comments since surgery. It has been tough, but I am finally beginning to see the light of day.

Karen Fieri said...

I love that song!! Sending prayers, positive thoughts and peaceful easy feelings your way!!

Kathryn said...

That sounds like great news! Thanks for sharing your journey. New follower from the hop

Kim said...

Sending positive thoughts, good vibes, and prayers your way.

I hope you have a great end to June and beginning to July :)

MrsV said...

I love jumping pictures! So much fun! :)
And the funny face ones! Hahaha we took so many of those when we got our iPad lol and then again when we got our phones.
5 eggs is very good news :) slightly scary but very good news! I hope you have a good weekend!
Ps check your Facebook inbox :)

Kiara Buechler said...

Holy moly, five eggies! Bring on the quintuplets ;-)

Brittany said...

5 eggs.....yay!! That's awesome news!!!! Can't wait to hear how your other appointment went.

I love your new jewelry...especially the boot necklace. TOO cute! You are gonna rock that!

PS the shrunken head picture cracked me up! Y'all are hilarious.

Aleisha McD said...

HOORAY FOR FIVE EGG-A-ROOS!!!!!! Your funny pictures were giving me the giggling like crazy. OH MY WORD, STEVE TOTALLY LOOKS LIKE AN ANGRY BIRD!!!! I laughed and laughed and laughed. (Side note: I miss and love the sound of your laughter! I was listening to the recording of Lilly's rap, and you were cracking up in it. It was making me laugh so hard.) Aw, I also love that Steve was watching Toy Story 3. How cute is that?!? Thanks for sharing all your pretty pictures and your wonderful thoughts and adventures with us. Every time I visit your blog I always think of how loved you are by SO many people. I love your good, kind heart. Happy weekend, my friend! I love you!

Aleisha McD said...

P.S. Your blog looks pretty!

Aleisha McD said...

Giving me the *giggles* not giving me *the giggling.* What am I, a foreign exchange student? Sheesh!

KERRY said...

Hey pretty lady!
Oh those pics are funny, Steve actually did look like an Angry Bird lol
We have played around with that app plenty of times and ended up in fits of laughter!
Fingers are crossed for you guys, as always, I wish you both the very best of luck!
Sending loads of love for a sweet weekend together :)
Cute gifts btw, you have a lot of great friends in your life xoxox

Stephanie N. said...

5! What a beautiful number! <3

I'll be keeping you, your Angry Bird husband, and your beautiful soon-to-be baby in my my thoughts and prayers this week! :)

I can't wait to hear the updates that are bound to follow -- many pretty thoughts, prayers and hope your way! <3 <3 <3

Rebecca said...

Five is such a good number!!!! I have the same photo booth on my ipAd. It's tons of fun. Happy 4th and GL triggering!!

Kathy Radigan said...

5 that's great Maria. I will be praying and sending the best thoughts your way. We have been watching Toy Story 2 and 3 all weekend, yes, my kids love it but the one who really get's into is my husband!! It's a funny movie!! Lol! Take care sweet freind!!! xo

Irish Carter of Dedicated 2 LIFE said...

5 works.....sending tons of prayers and wishing you and Steve the best. I absolutely love your personalities....the pics were great. And....your friend Vania and the trip out in the gorgeous outdoors suits both of you..GORGEOUS!

As always, thinking of you and continuing in prayer to you and Steve.


Heather @ A Little Hope in My Pocket said...

Who hooo!!! 5 is a great number. And I totally LOLed at the picture of Steve. He does look like an angry bird! Keeping you in my prayers.

Kari said...

5?!! You rock girlfriend!! This time will work for you...I just know it!! Thinking & praying for you and Steve!


LOVE MELISSA:) said...

5 is amazing!!! yah!! You rock! I will continue praying as I do all the time. I love all the funny pictures. You made my day looking at them!

~Jess said...

I hear ya on the 5 and being ok with it :-)

Glad you guys were having some fun together!

Rachel said...

Love the new pictures, you two are so silly! Woohoo for 5 eggs! I am thinking of you and hope all goes well for you this week. Big hugs!

Heather Nelsen said...

Five is quite exciting!! Love your trust and positive attitude, Maria. Great things are in store for you both this year. I can just feel it. :)

Have a lovely week!!


Angela said...

Yay for 5 eggies!!! And I LOVE that boot necklace! Oh I want it!
Those pics are freaking halarious :)

Judy Haughton-James said...

The days are certainly moving along Maria! I am glad that you are taking it easy and having a wonderful time. That camera is cool with the ability to have funny pictures to make one smile and laugh. I love your pictures and oh that blue blouse with the rose pink pattern fits you so nicely. I hope everything will work out fine for you as always. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Steve. Keep the faith. Lots of Love and Friendship always.

Cami said...

Five!! WOOHOO <3 You are so blessed. You have such beautiful, special friends too <3

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