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Monday, April 5, 2010

my easter gift

Jesus wasn't the only person who returned this weekend. My crazy aunt finally decided to show up--and on Sunday, just like I asked her to. I did end up testing again on Saturday morning, just to be sure. But I knew Friday's test was accurate. I managed to hold in the tears (for the most part), and I didn't scold myself too much for letting my mind get carried away. It is so hard to find that balance between staying positive and becoming too positive. I think that line gets so blurry for all of us. It definitely did for me last week.

So I'm back on the IUI wagon. My CD 3 appointment is tomorrow at 7:30. How ironic that I will start the morning of my 25th birthday with getting wanded by the cooter cam, but it is what it is.

Speaking of birthday, we got the celebration started early this weekend since my big "quarter century" mark falls on a Tuesday. Friday night, Joey and I went out for dinner and drinks. It was a weird night, mostly because I was still in a little bit of a funk from my BFN. I did manage to have enough to drink where I thought, "Hey, now would be a perfect time to go get my last tattoo fixed!" And so that’s what we did. (More on this in a later post.)

By Saturday, I was feeling better. My mom took me shopping in the morning and bought me some cute clothes for my birthday. Then, in the afternoon, Joey took me to get a smoothie and a pedicure. But the real fun started with dinner. My husband, the wonderful man that he is, told me to get dressed up and we went to Emeril's for dinner.

We ate tons of good food and had a couple of drinks. Then, we met up with some of my best friends (like Hayley!) and did nothing but drink fruity drinks and sing along at the piano bar until 1:30. It was such a great time, and my throat still hurts from singing so loudly.

And Sunday, the fun ended. I was slightly hung over (what I would do to be pregnant, so I could give up alcohol and feeling like THAT!) and AF announced her arrival in the middle of our trip to Home Depot to buy our flooring and our refrigerator. We managed to get some work done on the house before I just couldn't take the cramps anymore. The rest of the day was spent doing laundry and napping. My mom made cupcakes, and she and Joey sang me Happy Birthday, since we'll be at my in-laws tomorrow for the "real thing."

I didn't think much about my negative or about infertility this weekend, and that was nice. I'm sure it will be fresh on my mind tomorrow, though, as I get ready to turn the calendar to age 25 and cycle 24. But I'll save that depressing post for tomorrow morning.

26 comments:

Rach said...

Sounds like it turned out to be a very good weekend! Love the pic.

Marla.z said...

Mmmmm. Yummy Emeril's! Sounds like a totally fun night. The next morning - not so much. Lol!

Al said...

I'm glad AF is here so you can get moving on your IUI. Excited for you to get back to treatments.

Happy early birthday - it sounds like you ended up having a great weekend despite the let-down and getting the run around from your crazy aunt. The piano bar sounds fun!

Jin said...

Love. Your. Dress. And. Shoes!!!

Glad you had fun though!

Dawn said...

Very cute pic! It sounds like you had a wonderful early birthday weekend (except for that crazy aunt!).

I hope you have a wonderful birthday!

Jessica said...

Sounds like a good weekend, with the exception of AF. Good luck at your appointment tomorrow.

someday-soon said...

Happy you had a great weekend =) I love that picture of you and your DH, your dress is beautiful! Hope you have a wonderful b-day tomorrow and the cooter cam *lol* is only a small blip in the day.

Trisha said...

i adore your outfit, TOO CUTE!! glad u had a good time, and goodluck with the next IUI.

Stefanie Blakely said...

What a nice early birthday weekend! That is, until the bitch showed up.

That pic is absolutely precious and your shoes are fabulous, pretty girl!!

Is that a sneak peek of the new place? Would love to see some more!

Jen said...

I LOVE your dress and shoes!

Yay for getting to move onto the next cycle :)

Basic Girl said...

awww, how cute are you two?!? So happy you had a great bday celebration weekend, despite dang AF showing up for it!! And very excited for you to get the cycle going, 25 sounds like a great age to get KU...good luck at the wanding tomorrow morning. I'll be there too bright and early!

Rebecca said...

Sounds like a good weekend overall. I'm glad that AF finally showed up and it's time to move forward! Wishing you SO much luck on your IUI!

And, that is SUCH a cute picture! I absolutely LOVE those shoes!

Happy almost birthday!

Candidly_Andrea said...

Love the outfit! I love getting dressed up to go out.

And as for AF - let her show her ugly face and let you move on to this cycle!

Happy almost Birthday!

suchagoodegg said...

I'm glad you had a fun weekend, got a little tipsy, and took your mind of this stuff. Now let the games begin this cycle!

PS We are birthday buddies! Happy Bday! xo

Hayley said...

I loved celebrating with you! Had a ton of fun! Glad you can get moving onto this cycle finally. Love you! (Don't know why my other comment dissapeared).

Ashley said...

Crazy aunt is right! Showing up unwanted and staying longer than she's invited. I'm glad you had a good weekend regardless. Love those blue shoes by the way! :) And Happy Early Birthday!

A said...

Love your outfit!! I'm so sorry about MHB (aka AF, aka manipulative ho-bag). Praying for you, as always!

Just Me...C said...

Aside from that ugly witch AF showing her face, it seems as though you had a great weekend. (Perhaps she will crash her broom some where else next month :)
Great picture! Love the dress and shoes!

The Millers said...

Happy early BIRTHDAY!! Love the pic! You two are a beautiful couple!

JC said...

I'm glad you had fun going out for your Birthday! That sounds like it was a good time. Good luck with the cooter cam tomorrow ;).

Astrid said...

What a fabulous birthday celebration. You are so beautiful! I would drop dead of shock if my DH ever surprised me to a fancy dinner out - even for my birthday. You snagged a good one.

It's a new year and a new start. I know how lame it is for AF to arrive, especially late (sorry I'm just catching up on all that now), but I know for me it was at least nice to get to 'start over.' Hoping this cycle is the one!

Waiting Lisa said...

Awww, you two are so cute!

Happy Birthday!

I hope you enjoy the day :)

Ashley said...

Can I just say that "cooter cam" is the best thing I have ever read? You are so funny! I've got my own date with one of those this Thursday! Ha!

Tiggs said...

I sent you a twitter request- I've been reading (lurking) on your blog for awhile..anyway, just a heads up so you won't wonder who sent it :)

The Baby Race said...

You look lovely! Love the shoes!

arlnurse said...

I'm so happy that you had such a wonderful weekend! Emeril's is my favorite! I'm very jealous! :)That Joey is definitely a keeper!