Thursday, December 21, 2006

Square One

Sorry for the delay but I've just had a ton of last minute Christmas gifts to pick up before DH and I drive down to Atlanta tomorrow. I am feeling pretty good, although I have just a few more things to do tonight before I can relax. I have been quite creative this year with the gift-giving. I bought DH a GPS system for the car. I gave it to him last night since we could use it for our long trip. He really likes it and even tried it out today on the way to work. I have some small surprises left for his stocking so Christmas Day should still be fun. I got my parents a digital camera, since they still use disposables. I just hope they are able to comprehend how to use it! We bought 2 very nice frames for Rob's grandmother and tonight, we are going to go print off some wedding photos to put in the frames and give as a gift. She couldn't make the wedding in June so we thought it would be a nice way of including her. We got gift cards for some people but I hope that they are able to find them useful. This year, I am looking forward more to giving than receiving. The holidays are less about presents than it is about gathering with family and just spending time making memories.

On a less positive note, AF finally arrived Tuesday night. Around 9pm, I was walking around Bebe when I got "the cramp" and I just knew she was here. I fully expected it because of my huge drop in temp but its still discouraging to actually see and feel it. Oh well, back to square one and onto cycle #11.

DH and I discussed making an appointment with an RE (reproductive endocrinologist) for sometime in Feb/March '07. We think it is a good idea to start thinking about specialists. It has almost been a year since we have been actively TTC so I think it is a good time to start infertility testing. I just have a feeling that something isn't right and while I don't know what it is, I'm hoping that an RE can help us get our baby that we've dreamed of for so long. I researched online and found 2 fertility centers in Maryland that would be a great fit: GBMC Fertility Center and the Fertility Center of Maryland in Towson. I plan to call both of them and see who can fit me in first or who I feel most comfortable with and go from there. It feels good to have a plan of action. I don't feel so hopeless as I did just a few weeks ago.

Well, I'm not sure if I will have internet access while I am in GA so it may be a while before I can post. I hope to be back in time for Christmas but if not, I wish everyone a very merry Christmas and I hope all your wishes come true.

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