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Molly
Southern California
Half of yet another lesbian couple trying to make a baby.
Interests: basset hounds, knitting, writing, cooking, cleaning avoidance, reading, camping, adventures, photography, Indian food, design
Recent Activity
Catch’s spring break started today. She was going to meet me for lunch—we had plans to go for a walk around the park by my office and then enjoy a little picnic. I’ve been looking forward to it all week. This week has been such a strain, and it was... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Stop Hounding Me!
I am so with you! I just want to lie back on a chaise lounge with a book or 8 and my SPF 1,000,000 and not move for a week!
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Weight at Stop Hounding Me!
Not that kind of weight, though. Being 38 pounds smaller is nothing to complain about. I mean the kind of weight that comes with stress. And life. And the combination of stress and life. Things have been rough at work. I can’t say much more than that. There is a... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Stop Hounding Me!
I have this friend who drives me insane about all things weight loss and exercise. A few years ago, I’d guess that she weighed around 275 pounds. She was tired of not being able to keep up with her young kids, and so she started a program of Weight Watchers... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Stop Hounding Me!
It’s taken me some time to (semi)recover from Monday. The other day, I emailed my mom to see whether she’d like to have dinner with me tonight while Catch is chaperoning a dance. I almost didn’t send the email because I knew if she wrote back to tell me that... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2014 at Stop Hounding Me!
Picture this: You've had a long, intense, crazy day at work. You leave the office early when you should be staying late just so you can make it to your appointment with the dildo cam and score some clomid. It's the hottest day of the year so far. The car... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at Stop Hounding Me!
I started spotting yesterday afternoon. It was the middle of the work day, and I was so excited that I practically skipped back to my office after it started. I immediately emailed the nurse at the fertility clinic to let her know. I figured it’s Friday afternoon—better just get the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2014 at Stop Hounding Me!
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I was texting with my mom yesterday. We were talking about the whole OK Cupid/Mozilla CEO thing. This afternoon, when I saw that the CEO had stepped down, I took a quick screenshot from Facebook and texted it to my mom. On a scale of 1-10, how bad is it... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2014 at Stop Hounding Me!
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As we prepare for another cycle of watching and waiting and spending money like it’s going out of style, I feel like I need to have a little chat with myself. Getting pregnant has always seemed so romantic to me. You’re in a relationship with someone you love so much,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2014 at Stop Hounding Me!
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If my last positive OPK was correct, I should be expecting my period to start sometime around the middle of the week (HUMP DAY! OMG, I love that camel commercial too much). Fertility Friend says today is 11 DPO. Of course, having put that in writing, it probably won’t happen.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2014 at Stop Hounding Me!
My doctor actually never even bothered to call and tell me it was high! I had his office fax all of the results from my physical at the end of January over to the fertility clinic and they're the ones who were like, "um--did anyone talk to you about your cholesterol?" Not having much faith in my doctor right now! So. Sick. Of Doctors. Ugh.
Toggle Commented Mar 27, 2014 on Glucose Test at Stop Hounding Me!
I write to you today from the waiting room at the lab, where I am experiencing the utter pleasure that is the 2-hour glucose screening. It involves: 1) getting here first thing in the morning 2) having blood drawn 3) drinking 5 weight watchers points worth of pure sugar within... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2014 at Stop Hounding Me!
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Throughout the (almost) 9 years we've been together, I've told Catch repeatedly that I. DO. NOT. RUN. It's kinda been a thing. I would even get annoyed if we were out walking the dogs and she would get them all excited and run down the block with them. What the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2014 at Stop Hounding Me!
Today, I would just like to thank my body for being vaguely cooperative for a change. Today is CD 18, and I got a positive OPK. Reasonable. I’ll take it. It’s much better than last cycle’s O around CD 33. That means that in roughly 2-ish weeks, we’ll be on... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2014 at Stop Hounding Me!
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In November, I said that I wanted to lose 28 pounds by the time we started trying again. I took an unofficial month-long break from dieting over Christmas/New Year’s because I couldn’t handle the stress of it all. I didn’t REALLY get back on track until we met with our... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2014 at Stop Hounding Me!
My Nana turned 82 last week. As a birthday gift for her, my aunts arranged for the family to come over on Sunday and re-do the landscaping in Nana’s front yard. I assured Catch that there would be so many of us that it would be no big deal and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2014 at Stop Hounding Me!
5 The number of miles I ran on Saturday. No walking. 15.8 The number of miles I ran last week total. 27 The total number of pounds I’ve lost so far. 1.6 The number of pounds I still have to lose to reach the goal the RE gave me. 1... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2014 at Stop Hounding Me!
It's nice to know I'm not the only one who can't flip the switch like that. :) Hope you're feeling good!
Toggle Commented Mar 7, 2014 on Whatever at Stop Hounding Me!
When we decided to pause TTC and get healthy, I looked at the calendar and thought, you can do this. It’s only 4 months. You can be maniacally healthy for 4 months if your prize is a baby. It turns out that I can’t be maniacally healthy for 4 months... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2014 at Stop Hounding Me!
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I’m forcing myself to take an actual lunch BREAK today. My door is closed, my lights are out, my phone is on Do Not Disturb, and Pandora is set to Norah Jones. The result of this forced mid-day peace is my participation in this 11 things thing that’s making its... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2014 at Stop Hounding Me!
Today is CD1 following a fantastic 48-day cycle. It’s also 3/3, and you know how I feel about the number 3. I had resigned myself to waiting out another cycle and pushing things back until mid-to-late-April, but I have to be honest—I’m disappointed. 3/3 would have been a great day... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2014 at Stop Hounding Me!
I love it when Monday mornings are good to me. -24 lbs as of today. I’m only 4 lbs shy of my 28 lb baby-making goal, and depending on how we proceed, I likely still have several weeks left to get there. I remember sitting in that appointment with our... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2014 at Stop Hounding Me!
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One Step Forward: Last week, I ate more wonderful food than should be legal within the span of 7 days. There was the chile relleno on a loaded plate bigger than my head at Sadie’s in Albuquerque. Then there was pollo adovada (and a margarita) at El Pinto in Albuquerque.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2014 at Stop Hounding Me!
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My wonderful wife broke our Valentine's Day agreement and sent me flowers to work today. Here's a side by side of what they were supposed to look like, versus what my poor crushed calla lilies actually lok like. The roses don't look much better. But that's not the worst part!... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2014 at Stop Hounding Me!
Hello from my hotel room in Albuquerque, where I sit desperately wanting to sleep, but unable to not hear my assistant in the room next door talking on the phone with her boyfriend. How she has the energy to be so perky and giddy at 11 pm after a day... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2014 at Stop Hounding Me!