Tuesday, July 3, 2012

A Tuesday Tale

July is here.  And with it, comes hope.
Lots and lots of it.
Sunday, Steve and I headed to our appointment nice n' early and were glad to see all my eggs were still there, growing big and strong.
If you look closely, you can see a couple of them on the screen.

We talked to our doctor about where the week would take us and
 left with instructions to trigger at 6 p.m.
with an IUI to follow on Tuesday.
But my bloodwork came in later that afternoon and showed I was surging .  My eggs were ready to release on Monday. 
 Again, there was no need to trigger. (Sounds good to me!)
Monday would be the day.

Sunday was a 99999 joyful day. ("99999" was Muffin's contribution to this post.  She just pranced across my keyboard.)  We made the most of it.  It being, a mix of productive and carefree.
We just happened to be minutes away from a fabulous little diner...one of my old favorites.
And we also just happened to be minutes away from a few of the offices I clean.
So, after a round of omelets, I put my positive energy into some heavy dusting and vacuuming while Steve kindly tagged along.
And after, I rewarded him with a little surprise...
A trip to the movies.
To see the movie I swore I would never ever go to see - Ted.  Yes, the one with the vulgar and lewd teddy bear that is best friends with Mark Wahlberg. Steve went on and on all week about how everyone at work said it was so good and how badly he wanted to see it.  Did I trust that it was good? No.  But,
I love to see Steve happy.  It makes me happy.  So, we loaded my purse with candy from 5 Below and headed over.
It was vulgar. But, I laughed a lot.  And, I even cried a little...yes, of course, I did.  I told you I cry at everything. Don't judge.
 At least I can pretend to blame it on the hormones. 

Monday, I woke up early.  I took a long shower.  Got ready.  And prayed.  
 I left the house with confidence. 

I sat in my car, overcome with emotion
and ready to kick tush at our IUI.

We sat in the waiting room for almost an hour as our swimmies were a little late being delivered.
But, it didn't matter.
Just like in April,
it was perfect timing...
Our ultrasound showed that 2 eggs had released earlier in the morning.  One was literally making its way out.  And the other two were on their way.
I felt that giddiness again. 
And I'm so happy we're here...not losing hope. Keeping that faith alive. <3

Steve took a quickie video afterwards while I got dressed. *Don't worry, it's just my head. :)

And the wait begins...
My day was made complete with a long, chatty-ful lunch and the company of my girl, Jessica.
Have a HAPPY 4th of July, friends!
Stay cool. <3
I'll be back with more from the past weekend in my next post.
3rd and 4th of July Lovin',


M said...

Yay for good timing...I've got all my fingers and toes crossed for you guys!

We were going to see 'Ted' over the weekend...but never made it. Maybe this weekend!

Finally, we are both in our 2WW!!

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

who hoo!!! Lifting up many prayers for you!

~Rian said...

Yay!!! I so can't wait to hear the results of this IUI. Come on spermy and eggs; y'all need to get together!! So happy for you! And I will be praying. :-)

Our Journey Through This Lovely Life said...

YAYAYAY!!!! Maria! I am a ball of excited tears!! I am praying so hard for you! This is it I can feel it! Sending you lots of love, hope, and prayers!

Kelly @ Stay at Home Trader said...

XOXOXOXOXOOXO SO HAPPY! Thinking about you, girl! The video had me laughing SO HARD when you say to Steve "You better just be taking my face" hahahahahahahahha! What? No Bootie shots, Steve? LMAO! I'm so glad things went so well. I am praying that all goes well, and just crossing everything that this is it!!! LOVE YOU! XOXOXOXOXOXOOXO


Kaylene said...

Good Luck! Two years ago at this time I had a positive pregnancy test, so I hope some of my baby stickiness rubs off for you!

Kaylene @ Letters from Momma

Lauren said...

Prayers prayers prayers are sent your way !!!! Looking lovely in that red lipstick XOXO

lovejoy_31 said...

Thank you for the July the 4th wishes. Same to you my dear. It is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO very hot here. We haven't had one day under 100 since last Wednesday so I have been inside the entire time. It has been a very long month being indoors. I am headed to an outdoor birthday party for a very important 1 year old this weekend though. Probably won't stay long, but at least I will be outside.

Praying for you always my dear. I am so praying that this cycle happens and sticks. I can't even try to imagine what you are feeling, but know that I am here if you need me and I will be saying all sorts of prayers for you. Love you guys!!!

Rebecca said...

Sounds like everything came together perfectly! GL, girl! :). Hopefully the 4th will speed up your 2ww!

No Mexican food in this post.....DISAPOINTED!!! Ha ha j/k... Have a great holiday!

Jenny said...

This all sounds so promising. I'll be thinking of you two over the next couple weeks and sending many prayers and positive vibes your way!

I really want to see Ted. The more I hear people say how funny it is, the more I want to see it. I just need to convince dear old husband first!

Olivia said...

Excited for you :)

You will be on mind a lot the next couple weeks, and you'll be in our prayers!

E and R said...

Good luck!!!! I have everything crossed for you! Sending lots of love and prayers your way and hope that the next two weeks goes by quickly!!

Kerstin@TheRealHousewivesofIdaho.blogspot.com said...

Hoping for you!!! Have a wonderful 4th!!! Xoxo
Ps-I wish I could eat all that yummy food and look as good as you!!! ;)

Karen Fieri said...

Happy Happy dance for all those eggs and a Happy Happy 4th to you guys!!

Kathy Radigan said...

You are amazing!! Sending good thoughts, prayers and lots of love!! Hope you and Steve have a great and happy fourth!!! xoxoxo

Life Happens said...

Good luck with the cycle! Brings back so many memories for me.

(Visiting your blog from Life in the white.house).

Kari said...

So so excited for you!!!

Jon and I went to see Ted this weekend (not by my choice). It was...something else. I just couldn't get over the unrealistic principle of it all. Hello! This damn bear is alive..and has sex with singers apparently? What the crap? I laughed but I spent more of the movie face palming. :)

Kim said...

I have every crossable crossed for you!!!

I hope you have a great 4th!

Kiara Buechler said...

Oh my goodness these next two weeks are going to go soooo slow waiting to find out the news. EEEEK!

Natasha said...

Oh, my hope is strong for you! Prayers going your way over the next couple weeks!

KERRY said...

Yay!! All sounds great so far, thinking of you and hoping for you both!!
You look beautiful in these pics Maria :)
I don't want to see that movie, but I am glad Steve enjoyed it and with a bag full of treats!! Yummo :)
Fingers crossed for you my friend xo
P.S. Have a great week and a fantastic Independence Day!!
Love you xo

My Froley said...

I want to see Ted too ! It looks so bad but so funny. lol. You look beautiful, love the way you rock those red lips.


Angela said...

I am so proud of you for not loosing your hope! How freaking inspiring you are! Sounds like it was awesome timing, fingers and toes crossed and prayers said.
And my hubby went to see Ted with one of his buddies this weekend. I was a little jealous...not gonna lie, I love raunchy every once in a while. lol. hope you have an amazing Wednesday and 4th!
P.S. My daughter saw your profile pic and said "awe she's beautiful!" then she saw the pic at the beginning of this post and says "awe, she's silly too!"

MrsV said...

I'm actually on my computer for once so I thought I would play your video and when I turned my speakers on I jumped probably a good foot in the air because of your playlist!!! LMAO I didnt realize there was music playing because on my ipad I cant hear it.
Ok now that my heart is no longer pounding a mile a minute ( I cant believe how much that startled me lol)
Im super exited for you guys! Like you said the timing is just perfect and a day sooner than you originally thought :) now come on spermies catch yourself some eggs (or even just one egg lol)
Hopefully these next couple weeks fly by for you and you have more happy news to report!

Happy Fourth of July!

Terra said...

I'm stopping over from Welcome Wednesday. Praying for you and the eggs!


Mindy @ New Equus - A New Creation said...

Praying for success for your swimmies and eggs! :) Have a happy 4th! Hopping from LitWH CCC. :)

Judy Haughton-James said...

It is great that you are getting positive news Maria. Keep HOPE alive! That bracelet is wonderful. HOPE is such a powerful word. Lovely pictures! I wish you so much happiness and good things. As always it is great to see your posts. My crazy internet service made me a bit late with your Saturday one but you bet I will head over to your Blog always! Lots of Love & Friendship.

~Jess said...

Woohoo! Sounds like you had some great timing! Plus some fun.

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JP said...

That sounds like a great day! I pray this cycle continues on its good trend!

Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting.

I'm here from Creating Community through Comments Blog Hop over at Life in the White House.

Ashley at flats to flip flops said...

Keeping my fingers crossed girl! Your spirit of determination is amazing!

Michelle said...

Wishing you lots of good luck and blessings! Keep hope alive! Stopping in from a hop. Have a great weekend!

S. Franklin said...

Hey there. Just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award. You can check it out at: http://www.thedivvyspot.com.

Thank you :)

Yokasta Schneider said...

Sending prayers your way.

waitingforarainbow said...

OMG 5 EGGS?! 5!? I just got done reading your last post, and this one. I am so excited right now! I have a really good feeling about this Maria! And you know what?! I feel like July 3rd is a very lucky day, because it's the day my daughter was born.
You are so beautiful, and so amazing. I am so proud of you and Steve, after all that you have endured, you keep on trying. You guys are incredible my dear! You will both stay in my prayers as always... and Haven and I are sending you tons and tons of sticky baby dust!
Enjoy your holiday weekend <3
love you!

waitingforarainbow said...

Whoops, I just watched your video, and realized you got your IUI on July 2nd... it's still lucky though! :) I'm so excited!

Ashley said...

Yeah!! So exciting!!
I hope you guys had a fantastic fourth and that it wasn't too hot!

Irish Carter of Dedicated 2 LIFE said...

Oh I am so praying for the two of you. Timing was perfect and cooperative for you and that is fantastic.

I love your givingness Maria....I'm chattin about the TED Movie and you doing it just because for the man you love. You are a GEM! Hugs to you both.

OH and by the way....why does the food you always post in the pics make me so hungry? Hmmm?


Brittany said...

Sending lots of prayers your way for you, Steve, and your sweet little eggs! Your upbeat spirit always makes me smile...it's contageous and I love it. Keep your chin up, Miss Maria!!!!

Jessica @ TheCrazyChaoticHouse said...

I am a little late here, just catchingup. Fingers crossed for you! Hoping the next posts are happy ones:)) We saw Ted this past weekend. I had to see after hearing everyone talk about how funny it was. It was pretty darn funny but the funniest I have seen like a lot of peeps said. We will probably be buying it when it comes out on DVD:))

Cami said...

YAY YAY YAY!! AHH!!! <3 You are so cute.
Pretty teal nail polish and I love your bracelet!

You are so adorable in your video :)

Pretty sunflowers, too!!


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