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My baby girl is four months old today. I seems impossible that I have ever been without her. Can I say that maybe that is because she has always been with me in some way? That sounds more than corny, but I will refrain from taking it back. Because it's true. Her newest habit is putting her head on my shoulder and cuddling. I can't see her face when she does it, but my husband says she smiles. Best. Feeling. Ever. There are things I want to talk to you about. Work. Health challenges in a newborn. Breastfeeding. Cloth diapers.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2010 at Boo to a Goose
So I have this Boston Fern that hangs in my bathroom. I call it "Fern." I know, creative, right? It started out great, but it didn't winter well. It really needed to be repotted, but I figured that it could wait until spring when I could do it outside. turns out you can't neglect them like that. Today I attacked the poor, nearly dead thing with a pair of manicure scissors to get all of the dead stuff off. (It was mostly dead stuff.) There is still a little life in it though, in those last few green fronds: I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2010 at Boo to a Goose
We live in a pretty small house. Not tiny, but not anything you could get lost in. In fact, sometimes I drive past smaller houses and wonder how people manage to get all of their stuff into such a small space, especially since we just fit into the space we have. Now it's time to add a whole other person and that person's stuff. Ack! The room that will be the baby's room used to be the guest room/my office. I really liked having a central place to call my own, but I am willing to trade that for smelling... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2010 at Boo to a Goose
My husband keeps referring to having three more months to in three more months for my belly to get bigger, three more months of being out of breath, etc. I keep reminding him that we are now in the countdown of less than three months. Maybe it doesn't sound like a big difference, but it makes all of the difference to me. Two and a half months more of each little thing doesn't sound as HARD as three months sound. Especially when it comes to meeting my new baby. The shorter sounding the wait, the better. So. The third... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2010 at Boo to a Goose
I am a relatively private person. Too bad for me, since there is apparently no privacy allowed for a pregnant person. I am fine with most of the comments that I get, even from strangers. This morning, however, I really had a hard time maintaining any level of stranger courtesy. Here's the story: I was at the crosswalk near my building. There was only one other person waiting to cross--a middle aged man. My crosswalk etiquette does not include conversation. Apparently that isn't everyone's style. Middle aged guy asks when I am due. Hmm. Have I done something to make... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2010 at Boo to a Goose
So, yesterday's post was a wee bit whiny. Sorry about that. I really have to watch myself--negativity is my tendency. I have to make a real effort to put a positive spin on things. The upside to that is that when I am able to stay positive, I really appreciate the feeling. Like most things, it's worth more when you have to work for it. That's how I feel about this baby. I know I would have loved any baby that I might have had. I know other people have no trouble making families and they love and appreciate them.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2010 at Boo to a Goose
Well, we are at 26 weeks and things seem to be moving right along. I am a little concerned about the baby's movement--sometimes I feel a lot, sometimes there is hardly any all day. I almost wish I had purchased one of those silly dopplers so I could reassure myself that everything is OK. Instead, I spend time trying to "wake up" the baby just to feel some movement. Why yes, I do over-think things. Thanks for noticing. In other news, I have started to get frustrated with the politics behind baby gifts. Some gifts have started to arrive. (Mostly... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2010 at Boo to a Goose
Maybe the reason that I don't ever get around to writing a blog post is that I feel like my parameters are too narrow. I initally started the blog to write about dealing with infertility after two years of being unable to concieve on my own. (Yes, I know husbands/partners are required--that's not the OWN I was referring to.) Since we were so fantastically lucky as to find ourselves pregnant after a mere four IUIs, I wasn't really feeling like I had the right to go on writing about infertility. Especially when some of the blogs I read feature women... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2010 at Boo to a Goose
So it's not really a blog if you only post once a season... I've been holding off, trying to decide what I want to share with the universe and what I should keep to myself. Long story short, the fourth IUI worked. We found out that I am pregnant in October and I am due at the end of June. I have been very careful about saying anything because I don't want to have to retract or explain if something happens to the pregnancy. The thing is, I can feel the baby move now, so it seems so possible that... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2010 at Boo to a Goose
This cycle we have chosen to do IUI with injectables. This follows the three IUI/Clomid cycles that were obviouslt unsuccessful. I was getting to be very comfortable with the Clomid cycles, even though the Clomid itself made me a weeping fool. The cycles themselves went like clockwork, we got used to the process, and the only problem with them was that they didn't work. This cycle is so different that I feel like we started all over. The injections were initially intimidating, I worried about them quite a bit. I'm used to them now. The day 3 ultrasound was also... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2009 at Boo to a Goose
There was this little girl at work today. That's not entirely unusual-sometimes people bring thier kids in-but there was just something about this little girl. She was everywhere at once, smiling and happy, and her mother was very aggrevated. The thing is, she wasn't being bad, just...enthusiastic. She kept interrupting her mother and me, first to show me her necklace, to hand me a book, to give me picture she had drawn. It was the picture that broke my heart. It was the most typical picture a child would draw: a house with a sun shining on it and a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2009 at Boo to a Goose