Wednesday, February 25, 2009

{Ik ben Gelukkig}

I was downtown the other day and I saw this--our favorite man from Bruge is (finally) opening up his own waffles and pomme frites store.

We are so excited.


No more will we have to wait until the Farmer's Market to enjoy these. By these, I mean crunchy, sweet, imported sugary, Belgium waffles with dutch chocolate and strawberries. Now (oh so soon) we can have them whenever we want--and we will be having them a lot. It be will a waffle revolution at our house.

Monday, February 23, 2009

{You Mean I Have to Relax?}

Easier said then done for me. Scott has threatened to take my computer away, but he knows better.

Here are some of the movies I have been watching during my "down" time.

Lars and the Real Girl
(Loved. loved, loved, loved.)
Ponette (Loved, but maybe not the best choice during an IVF cycle--sad and moving.)
I Capture the Castle (Just like the book, which I had just finished re-reading. I liked it alot, but I didn't love it.)
Christy, Vicky Barcelona (Interesting. I would like to go to Barcelona now--for the scenery, not the men.)
Anne of Green Gables (A sick girl staple.)
Priceless (The French version of Breakfast at Tiffany's-Audrey Tautou is in it, but isn't quite as charming as Amelie--comme si comme ca.)
Pride and Prejudice (I love the BBC version, but the scenery and music in this version are so lovely.)
Ghost Town (Very funny. Kristen Wig is hilarious. Ricky Gervais isn't too bad either.)
Run Fat Boy Run (Thanks Taryn for the recommendation. This was a really funny and sweet movie.)
Breakfast at Tiffany's (Scott swore he hated it, so I made him re-watch. Audrey Heburn is epitome of beautiful for me. Scott (said) he liked it this time around.)
Mama Mia (Hated so I'm not including a link.)

I think I'm about movie-d out.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

{I'm Hopelessly Lost on Lost}

But I like this Proxy theory. I don't necessarily believe all of the connections, but still, very interesting.
I'd like to think that Kate is pregnant and I don't want to believe Penny is dead.
In a way I want the whole two season's to be over and then just watch them all at once.
I can't keep up!

Friday, February 20, 2009

{This is Funny}

This story is funny.

Never underestimate the power of the wedgie (when I was little we called it a Melvin).

Scott is famous for his hookey with a double snookey. I guess school yard lessons can come in handy when fighting crime--oooh, can't you just imagine a Wedgie Super Hero?

{I'm Not Alone}

This video is exactly how I feel about photography. Most of the time. Especially right now as I feel like I make more mistakes than is good for me, that I am not creative enough, am not interesting enough and plainly not good enough. It is good to know I'm not alone in my insecurities--even as I continue to strive towards growth and learning. It also addresses how I feel sometimes about my job. It is a huge part of who I am, but, like the video says, it doesn't cure cancer. I sometimes question the importance of what I do--the big "picture" value.
I'm looking forward to the Spring. I have hopes and dreams of what this next year holds.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

{Love Day}

Saturday morning I woke up to breakfast in bed. I don't think I have ever had breakfast in bed.

Scott made German pancakes and they were lovely.

It was my turn for Valentine's and this year we took things pretty easy. I took him to lunch here and then we checked out this exhibit here. The food was delicious and the exhibit really interesting. I especially liked the duck sauce collage.

We are kind of nerds like that.

Afterwards we went home and slept, and slept and slept and had toast for dinner.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

{Please Please Please}

We had 2 eggs put back in yesterday. One A++ and one A. Nothing else made it and there is nothing else to freeze. For some reason I was positive we would have a back-up and I'm trying super hard not to be discouraged. With 3 years of back luck behind us, it is hard to always be positive. Out of 18 follicles, 13 eggs were recovered, 7 were fertilized and two made it.
I have so many questions that I don't feel like have been completely answered.
Is this normal? Am I normal? Why didn't more work?
I am praying, hoping, praying and hoping that the two embryos hanging out inside of me are going to take. This, I think has been the hardest part for me.
Just waiting.
The next two days are when the magic happens, so please, please, please pray for us!
(and then maybe pray so more. we need all of the miracles we can get. Or really, we just need one miracle. Or I would take two. I would even take three--ok, maybe three would be a little crazy.)

On a side note, it was amazing watching the two embryos go in. Really amazing. We have pictures of them, but I'm too superstitious to post them unless we get a positive result. It would be just be too sad.

{Anne with an E}

What is a girl to do when is she is a bit under the weather? Watch Anne, of course!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

{Happy Valentine's}

I just woke up to breakfast in bed. I love Scott.

Friday, February 13, 2009

{The Egg Keeper}

We got a call from our egg babysitter today. Apparently 7 of them made it (so far) and our 2nd big day is Monday. The doctors are still monitoring me to see if my hyperstimulation is calming down. If it doesn't, we will just have to wait a little bit longer. A bummer side effect of hyperstimulation is weight gain. It is a smidge depressing to have gained 5 pounds in one week.
Nothing fits and I feel like hanging out in my Grover blue sweatpants all day long.

Okay, I actually do hang out in my Grover blue sweatpants. They go nicely with my red coat when I have to leave the house.

I'd like to address Scott's post and say I kind of remember saying all of those things, but in my mind I was just being super friendly and making conversation. Apparently I was slurring my words and falling asleep in the middle of talking, but I don't remember that part. Drugs are tricky like that. For the record, things have been easier than I have anticipated. Mentally draining, yes, but physically manageable.

Thanks everyone for your kind comments. We really appreciate all of the loving support!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

{Retrieval Successful!!}

We're back . . . eggs are frozen . . . first stage accomplished. Everything went smoothly and, thanks to the lortab, my beautiful wife is now resting quietly in bed. Once again, she proved herself to be incredibly tough; I'm so impressed by her ability to handle all of this with ease. Other than some obvious pain and discomfort on the way home, she's been amazing during the whole process. I love you, Lindsey!!!!

In her drugged state, Lindsey held true to form, expressing all of her inner most fears and asking more questions than the nurses could answer. These included worrying about cysts made of chocolate (what?) and cysts with teeth (huh?) and culminated with Lindsey asking for clarification on how to pronounce the word "cryogenic." This even caused the kind nurse to smile and remark that she's "never had anyone ask for pronunciation clarification before." Lindsey, of course, responded, "I'm sorry. I'm a perfectionist."

Thank you to all who have expressed concern and offered help in a variety of ways.

Monday, February 9, 2009

{I Maybe Had a Bit of a Breakdown}

This morning. But now is all okay.

For a few dark hours we thought we might have to cancel the whole thing. Apparently, I'm super fertile (weird, right?) and I was at risk. Things are now back on go and at least we will get to do the first part (harvest) and then we will see.

Fingers crossed and prayers said that all will be well on our big day Wednesday.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

{Repronex, Why Are You So Mean?}

This week I graduated from 1 shot a day to 3.

There is a big difference.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


I may or may not have had sugar cookies for breakfast this morning.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Sunday, February 1, 2009


Is it wrong that I find this so hilarious?

(Found via Jonathan Canlas)