I didn't get a chance to post yesterday. I spent all last week setting this week up to be very busy so that I wouldn't stress, so now I am stressed AND busy. So, I went in yesterday for my bloodwork. They called with the results, my estradiol should be above 50 and it was 89, so I am good to start 2 patches today, then 3 on Thursday, 4 on Saturday, have my blood tested again and my lining checked on Saturday at 7:45 AM. If the lining is greater than a 8, then Brett and I can leave for our trip:-) I'm hoping it will be fine. My only real concern at this stage in the game is that my lining will be too thick. But, nothing I can do right now...
This weekend we went to the farmer's market again and got more plants. Last year we started seedlings in a little greenhouse thing in the house and moved them outside where many died, but many survived and became a hugely overgrown, healthy garden. This year, I didn't want to do the greenhouse thing with the little packets of seeds, so we bought plants from the farmer's market ($2 for 6 plants). We planted tomatoes (Roma, grape, and beefsteak), zuchinni, yellow squash, green, red, yellow peppers, basil, cilantro, and broccoli. We just planted seeds of greenbeans and peas also. In a few weeks, we will do cucumber and be done with it. So, here are some beginning pics:
Here is the "gate" to my garden. The fence looks a a little ghetto, but it is temporary and we just needed something to keep the dogs out. So far it has worked...
Yup, they are right at that front gate, when I was running around this morning, pulling boxes and pots off of these plants at 8AM since we had to cover them b/c of frost overnight. Frost! its almost memorial day! but the plants don't seem to have suffered.
One of the beefsteak tomatoes...
Some pretty Gerba daisies I found at the market and replanted. Don't they make you want to smile?
Some landscaping. Brett and I are decent with the gardening (him better than me) but we are not great at landscaping and our house really needs some color...so we are trying!
I have a totally "out of left field" question. Has anyone watched the HBO series, Tr.ue B.lood? I ask b/c I've read the books and loved them but I have seen some ads for the show and am not impressed with casting, plus I've heard that the show is more violent/erotic/harsh than the books, which are kind of light and funny and entertaining. I kind of want to see the show but we don't have HBO and I've thought about renting the DVDs or even buying them if I thought I'd like them (I never buy movies or music or anything, not sure why) - I even considered them as a fun thing to do while on bedrest but I'm afraid I'll be annoyed and not like them. What did you guys think? anyone?
Besides that, I'm nervous. Brett's nervous. We're all a little on edge and I am super-glad that we are going on a little light vacation on the way there. I need the distraction. Now, how to eat on the road with a gluten-free diet? I think I have to pack a cooler, but I have to first find decent tasting gluten-free bread! We usually do sandwiches, which isn't so easy GF. I make life so difficult, right?
Oh, and I might as well go All-out and tell you exactly how crazy I am. On the IVFC board there is a thread about CGH/microarray and the success rate is incredible! I mean it is nuts. Everyone is pregnant. A few weeks ago this made me feel GREAT. I was like "this is going to work, look at everyone else- they are all pregnant!". Of course, as the FET approaches, I am a saying the opposite. "Oh crap, with all these pregnancies from CGH and microarray, someone has got to make up the bad part of the percentage. So if they are all pregnant, I probably won't be!". So my brain went from focusing on the 89% success rate to the 11% failure rate. I know this is somewhat nuts and irrational, I also know it is kind of understandable, but it is still stressful.