Monday, June 29, 2009

Here it is... what do you think?

Left outer Ankle Before

Left outer Ankle After

PS. It's hard to take a picture of your own outer left ankle.


I got my tattoo on Saturday!! It turned out nice. The tattoo artist couldn't do exactly what I wanted him too, but what he did was beautiful. I'm on the work computer right now, so I can't show a picture of it, but I will try to remember to do that when I get home later. I am extremely tired today.
We had our friends visiting from London all weekend, and we had a lot of fun. I really enjoy them a lot. They're like family.
OK, well this was just a quick little update...
Hope you are all doing well...

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Like Rain on Your Wedding Day

We're back from the wedding up north. It was a beautiful ceremony. Just perfect. It rained for most of the day, but stopped just in time for the ceremony to begin.
Lucky for them, Angela and I are "back-up plan" kind of people. At the last minute, I decided to put my small tent gazebo in the car, "just in case" It was a good idea. The boys loved the Idea of using it. They were a tad worried that they would have to get married in the cottage, and squeeze in the 21 viewers. But it turned out the lesbian's saved the day. As I mentioned we had the gazebo, and a couple of our other friends went and bought a tarp and set it up on the deck. So... the guys got married down the bottom of the stairs of the deck, under the gazebo, and the audience watched from the shelter of the tarp on the deck. Had it not stopped raining, it would have been perfect.
Here are some of the pictures from the wedding.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


Not that Screwed up.

Well, Aunti Flo came right when I was expecting her. So it seems my body is not too screwed up. (except for the milk like nipple discharge issue... apparently normal- who knew?) I am now very excited for the trying again process. It has taken me a while to get here, but I am raring to go.
Can't wait for the first week of July!
This weekend, Angela and I are headed back up north to witness the marriage of our very good friends, (the donor) S, and his partner MT. It is going to be a beautiful ceremony right by the water at the cottage. The only part I'm not looking forward to is the drive.
Angela's parents were supposed to look after the dogs for us, but her mom ended up in the hospital with an infection, and her dad had knee surgery on Friday, so I am not sure that will work out. We are pretty well out of options for dog-sitters, but can take them with us if we absolutely have to. They get very anxious in the car, so we would rather not subject them to the 6 hour car ride.
I had a nice visit with my dad on Sunday night. We went to my brother's house for a BBQ. My dad and brother both drank a little too much.. LOL... so that was interesting to say the least.
I ran out to get my youngest nephew a little pool for the yard, because his big brother and all his friends were at the neighbours swimming, and the poor little guy was left behind. (still too small to play with the big boys). He was happy with that for quite a while. I managed to snap a few really cute photo's of him playing with the hose. Part way through the "swim" he decided that he did not need his pants anymore, so there are a few of his little boy bare bum too... ever cute!! I will try to post some later, when I get home...

Monday, June 8, 2009

We Decided not to

After some research and much consideration, we decided not to go ahead with inseminating this month. I have read on some web pages that if you get pregnant after a miscarriage, before you finish one full cycle, you have an increased risk of miscarrying again. Another reason was that we weren't all that organized for it and we had very limited time. As well, I am thinking of getting a tattoo to honor the baby that we lost, and although much of my research proved that you could in fact get a tattoo while pregnant, it may not be a great idea, due to the stress etc, on the body caused by the pain. (I have three tattoos already, and non of them were painful). I had better get to that tattoo though. Maybe I will go tomorrow on my day off to find out what my options are. Both Angela and I are off tomorrow. It may work out nicely..

On a sad note, My uncle John passed away last week. He was diagnosed with cancer in January and passed on June 3rd. He was such an amazing man, and I will really miss him. He definitely touched everyone he met in some way. Rest in Peace Uncle John.

My dad came from China to be with his sister during this time. I haven't yet had a chance to spend any time with him, but hoping I will soon. I am hoping that he brings my aunt with him any time we do end up getting together. I love my auntie and am sad that we don't get a chance to spend very much time with her. It is one of those things, you know? We could spend more time with family, but for some reason, we let our lives get in the way.

Should be another 4 weeks, until I can do the insemination. That is assuming that my cycles will remain the way they had been before the pregnancy. It's just so unknown at this point and that is frustrating.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Just Stuff

Well, I peed on a stick last night because I had this funny feeling that I was ovulating... I really wasn't planning on checking these things this month, I was going to wait until after the first official aunt flo visit. I gave in. I have no will power. LOL... The stick told me, that indeed I am ovulating. (do I know my body or what?). Now, I am tempted to call up the donor and have him over today to do his thing. I should warn him, so he doesn't waste the goods. But again, I feel like I should wait longer just so that my body can go through one normal cycle. I just feel a little unorganized. On the other hand, I feel like 5 weeks (a normal cycle for me) will be a long time to wait to try again. If we do this today, we will know the outcome before the boys get married in 3 weeks. Oh.. the stress of decision making.