Location: Washington, United States

I began my TTC journey in January 2005. It finally worked with the 5th IUI and along came Eliana! I started trying for a second (T42) a little over a year later, and was thrilled to get pregnant on the second try this time. Jacob soon joined our family! Not sure if I am done at two, but come along for my journey in motherhood. If you stop by, please leave me a short note! I like to know when I have visitors. :)

Sunday, March 20, 2005

Easter conundrum and other things..

So, as I think I mentioned earlier, my parents have decided to come out this Easter. I was pretty happy about that and I thought my aunt was going to be happy to see them. My mom was worried that it might upset her, but I said I didn't think so.

I was wrong.

I emailed my aunt on Friday night when I heard about my parents trip, and just asked how she felt about having two more people for Easter dinner because my parents were thinking of coming out. I received an email back from her about an hour later, a forwarded message, no note. I waited at the computer for about another 20 minutes thinking she was going to respond. Nothing so I went to bed.

The next day, I call her to set plans for the quilt show today. She never mentions anything about the email so finally I ask her. She tells me that she doesn't think she wants to visit with them at Easter, but she could see them Saturday and have her husband and son help her with dinner (you may recall that I had agreed to cook Easter dinner for her at her house about a month ago...). I tried to reason with her, but she would have nothing of it.

So, I call my parents and let them know that if they are coming out with the purpose of seeing and visiting with me, then come. However, they are coming out to see her, then this may not be the right time. We agree that I will tell her that I am still coming to cook dinner on Sunday and that they will go visit other family and friends that day. I email my aunt back telling her the same and finalizing plans for the quilt show (leaving here in about an hour...)

I guess I will see what she has to say today...

Other news. Well, today is cd14 and absolutely no hints of a line on the OPK. My temperature is totally wacky and I am worried that this cycle is another bust. I go in for a follicle check tomorrow after school...I don't know what to do if there is nothing again. Do I give up right away like I did last cycle? Do I hold out in hopes of an egg later in the cycle? This is also complicated by the fact that my parents will be here right around my "usual" O times cd20-23. They don't know my plans, or at least, I have not told them my that will be awkward if I am still waiting to O and peeing on OPKs and then running into Seattle for an IUI...

Last little pondering of the morning. I received a brochure in the mail yesterday about cord blood. What got me hooked into reading the pamphlet was the fact that in the future possibilities section they mentioned diabetes (both I and my dad have) and Parkinsons (my aunt). It costs about 2000 dollars from what I can tell plus a yearly storage fee. Is it worth it? I don't know...I mean, there is no guarantee that they will have found ways to use the cord blood when I or someone in my family will need it, nor that it would even be a match..Of couse, there is also no guarantee that I will ever get pregnant in which case this is moot..LOL. Anyway, I have been thinking about it...

Have a great day is rainy and windy here, much like the last time my aunt and I went to this quilt show. LOL


Blogger carrie said...

Why are you holding back on telling your parents what's going on with TTC?

I'm not going to tell you how to live your life or anything, no assvice here, I'm just curious since I haven't told my parents about being pregnant or moving to another country.

I hope it all works out for you.

March 21, 2005 12:43 PM  
Blogger Katrina said...

Excelelnt question. LOL. The only answer I can come up with is that I am scared of my parents, yes, that is right, scared of them even though I am 30 years old. LOL. I suspect they may disapprove (it isn't proper you know...) and so I think it would just be easier once it is a done deal and I am pregnant.

The other thing is I just don't know how to bring it up. Though I would like us to be close, we really aren't. I mean, I think I blogged about this this summer, but I have honestly never felt open to talking to them about things that really matter to me ever since they betrayed my trust and read my diary when I was about to turn 16...The reading of my diary was a large part of it, but that wasn't was the accusations afterward that really scarred me...

March 21, 2005 9:23 PM  

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