Thank you Nikki and Momsoon!!! I am highly honored. Ironically, I've always had better guy friends than girl friends and only recently found some amazing women who share common life experiences and who I relate to in general....so it's been really nice to feel like a part of the group:-) So, thank you!!!
Here are the rules of the award: The rules for accepting the award are as follows:Put the logo on your blog or post.Nominate at least 10 blogs with great attitude and/or gratitude.Be sure to link to your nominees in your post.Let your nominees know they have received the award by leaving them a comment on their blog.Be sure to link this post to the person who nominated you for the award.
Now, I am going to cheese out and just say if you are on my blogroll and haven't received the award yet, please consider yourself chosen. The irony is that we all catch up with each other daily and I do believe that we have all linked each other with these fun awards already - or almost all...so I am out of ideas and would have to spend half of the day looking for blogs to tag, lol, and that is just against the spirit of the whole thing!
In the meantime, the bed guy is coming today to check out our "defective" mattress, though I doubt our butts have put enough of a dent in it to show this after only 6 months. But, there it is. In the meantime, thanks for your suggestions on beds - Brett and I are going mattress shopping this weekend and I am armed with your great suggestions!
Besides that, I have a few small updates. First, both of my frozen embryos died upon thaw. I spoke to the embryologist yesterday because I was shocked. If my embies are that weak, what can I expect from the 4 they just froze? Well, little did I know that back in October CCRM was still slow freezing the embryos that weren't doing CGH. So, instead of the >5% mortality rate upon thaw, we had a 25-30% mortality rate and I was on the bad side of that statistic (oh, what else is new?). So, that sucks. I'm just so glad we didn't take Dr. S's advice after my m/c and go in for a FET - can you imagine the disappointment? Then I sent an email to Dr. G about how sad I am about our results, how shocking it is, and whether or not it is even worth sending them out for testing. Of course, he was all positive. Said he was surprised as well that we only had 4, but that he still has high hopes for our normal rate. I didn't want to disagree, but there it is. It is disappointing but I can't change it. However, this is the worst I've ever done and I'm not sure if I am deluding myself by thinking it was just a bad cycle. Is there such a thing as a bad cycle? Or is this a harbinger...? In any event, nothing to do but move forward.