Wednesday, September 20, 2006

4dp3dt - Dear Embryo(s), you are cordially invited to implant...

Today our embyros (if they are still alive) are 1 week old. They are hopefully hatching and starting to think about implanting in the next day or two. Maybe if I'm polite to them, they will stick around?

So we are having an anniversary dinner tonight (I borrowed the restaurant idea from SoCo!). The first in our restaurant celebration marathon...we've picked out a few different places that we either really like or want to try and we're going to hit them over the next week or so. Good thing because I haven't felt like cooking much in the past few days.

DH and I were talking about leather gifts last night -- it's tough! Any suggestions? I really don't want a purse (yes - I'm not a normal girl); he doesn't need a wallet. Are shoes too unromantic? That was the only thing we came up with so far (DH is on a shoe kick right now after our Nordstrom's shopping day out in Seattle). And I won't even mention what DH really wanted to get! ;)

So I'm getting practically no work done today. Unlike Smarshy's high brain-power work environment the illusion here is that people only do about 10% of work and spend 90% of their time making it LOOK like they're getting something done. ;) Which is good for me on days like this but not good when I do care about work. Maybe I should go back to consulting after all...

Would it be weird to put the pic of our embryos on the back of my work badge? People around here do that with pics of their kids and dogs. And probably weirder if I put together a brag book with all of our embryo pics to show them off.

"Here was the very first batch of embies: A, B, and C. Think they look like me or DH? Aren't they so cute? And here is G, H, I, and J. I love their dimples - errr wait - that's fragmentation. Awwww - but I love them anyway."

I have to admit that I HAVE been carrying around our little pic of the embryos, BUT I've kept it hidden and only peek at it every now & then. ;)

So I still am floating around in this little bubble of hope & pretending like I'm 2.5w PG. I think I just really really needed to feel happy for a little while. So I'm going to pretend while I can...

My acu session was nice last night -- completely different set of points now (I think heart and gall bladder to keep everything in & strong?). And I can't get out of there without falling asleep. It's actually more like half-sleeping.

And I'm wondering if my warm & fuzzy feeling is because we're doing the PIO shots in the morning now? On previous cycles we've always done them in the evenings... Just a theory...

Anyway, off to buy an anniversary card -- and I will refrain from signing it "spark + G/H/I/J"...

3 comments:

Jo said...

Nope, you are not weird at all.. I kept every single picture of all our embryos in a book. Do what you need to do to keep yourself positive!

Third anniversary has to be the hardest to buy for so far (unless you are REALLY into leather. Last year I bought a very nice leather frame and had a picture of us put in that was taken during the last year. D isn't a wallet person either, so it worked out great. He can look at it everyday : )

Why are you doing PIO in the AM? Is it better that way or easier?

I hope this time is your time. Good for you for staying so upbeat and positive!!

serenity said...

Happy anniversary!!!

I personally think shoes are the way to go. But then again, I bought my husband two suits for his wedding gift - so clearly I am of the "practical gift" variety of people. :)

The best thing I've heard is that right now - you ARE pregnant until you are told otherwise. Keep thinking these positive and hopeful thoughts!

I am hoping that at least one of them is settling in for a long stay...

Southern Comfortable said...

Happy anniversary! I agree with serenity-- you're pregnant until proven otherwise.

Gifts . . . hmmmm. I really don't think shoes would be that weird, but my DH loves shoes and loves to pick them out for me. Does he need a leather portfolio or a briefcase for work? A leather duffel bag for weekend trips? I suppose a leather club chair and ottoman would be excessive . . . . ;-)

One leather item that D has that he loves is a leather travel wallet. It fits plane tickets and all the other crap you need to keep track of while travelling-- maps you've downloaded, rental car info, etc. I'm not sure how much travelling y'all do, but it's an idea.

I hope you enjoy your dinner! If they have the crab ravioli appetizer, I highly recommend it. I got the salmon entree (with tomatoes, corn, etc.). It was good, but not nearly as good as the cod with crab imperial that D ordered. Yum!