Doing that thing where you add periods in between things so that people don't accidentally search our your blog cracks me up! But, I did it anyway. I'd hate for some poor individual searching for info about the show (which I love- but annoys the crap out of me), to end up accidentally on my site. In any event, I took a look at those pics of Sherman wrestling with the sprinkler and determined them unfit to print. I'm not the best photographer and they came out very blurry - but next time, I'll do a video! I always forget about that neat little digital camera feature. So, here is Sherman's first video - of him working out. Storyline: A few weeks ago Sherman indicated an interest in the treadmill every time I got off of it. So, Brett and I decided to put him on it and start it. It was a little rocky for about 5 minutes and then he was hooked. Now, whenever I finish up a run, he waits, then jumps on the treadmill, in the proper position and looks at me, looks at the tread (where it comes out of the front) and then looks at me again until I turn it on. He LOVES it. I turn it on for him, and go about doing other stuff (a little yoga maybe, or some laundry, etc). He happily stays on it. When I hear his nails clicking on the front of it, it means he is tired of it and I turn it off. So, here he is...too funny! Oh, and beware the basement mess- we are in the middle of remodeling and moved everything around and pulled the walls down, etc. So, though he needs to lose no weight (unlike his mommy) Sherman is now the biggest loser:-)
On the IF front - I talked to my nurse yesterday b/c I had concerns about the bi-yearly shut down at CCRM and how close my FET is to that. Last time I spoke with her, we estimated my AF for 31 days (b/c I'm usually at 26 but lupron always makes her late) and that put me for the FET on May 29, CCRM's last day before shut down is the 30th! She said if AF was even later, I wouldn't get in until June 16th!!! So, that freaked me out- what if my lining is too think then? She said it was possible. That little thought has festered. So, now that I am 3 days into lupron (and the delightful headaches that accompany it), I got really nervous about this shut down. My nurse laid my fears to rest (love her!). She said if I am just one day late, then we can proceed with the original date. If I am very late (which is unlikely), then they can fit me in on June 12 (we want to stay with Dr. G for transfer and he's only there on certain days). Since AF has NEVER been later than day 31, I am going to just plug along and see how it goes. At least I feel a little better. Still not completely comfortable but what can I do?
To answer a few questions posed to me in the comments. We are just transferring 2. That is all that is currently allowed for CGH normal embryos since the success rate is so high. They just don't want high order multiples so we had to sign the consent that we wouldn't transfer more than 2 a couple of months ago in order to proceed with CGH. In case one of them thaws poorly, we will throw in that no result embryo, otherwise that will be saved for possible future cycles, I think. I have had a lot of people on an online board try to convince me to do a single embryo transfer (eSET) since the success rates are so high and singletons are so much safer to carry. However, we decided a long time ago that we would do 2. I just have a horrible track record on one hand, on another hand I don't think we can afford another transfer soon so we have one shot for success. Finally, I'm not all that tiny (granted I weigh more now than ever before in my life) but I am typically around 5'6 and 130 lbs and am very healthy. Not that that means much, but I do hope it will help me carry twins if that is what happens.
I will start to post pics of the garden once we have planted. Last year we started way too soon and had a jungle in our spare room b/c the seedlings grew like weeds wayyyy too early. So, in the next few weeks, I will add my growing garden to the things I blog about!