Thursday, 25 October 2007

The verdict is in...

I relented... I rang the empathy-free nurse. Thank God she had no bad news for me and she even gave me DH's results - not only of his karyotype tests but his HIV and Hep tests too. He's planning to sue of course, not for the blatant breach of privacy but for the fact that they have labelled him an "apparently normal male". I too have been tarred with this slanderous "apparently normal" brush.

Hmmm. Normal. What does this mean? I guess it means that we are set to go another round and if it fails we can't blame our chromosomes. But it will not fail. Failure has been removed from my vocabulary. This next one is the one. Its my turn *stamping of foot* I have been very good and waited somewhat patiently but now its my turn.

I should start sniffing in about 2 weeks. Woohoo. Now, where did I leave that spare $5,000.....

Tuesday, 23 October 2007


Nothing much is going on here - which I am not complaining about!

Work is frantically busy so DH is the stress ball from hell. Our house is still half burnt down and no work is due to start in the foreseeable future. We can't cycle again until we have received the all-clear from the chromosomal tests. I should ring the nurse to ask if she has the results yet but Doc said he would ring personally as soon as he got them [read; as soon as he returns from his latest holiday]. I would rather know now but on the other hand I would rather hear bad news from Doc than his unfortunate nurse who was born without an empathy bone.

So we do what we always do.... we wait... after all that is what IVF is about, for us anyway...

Saturday, 13 October 2007

8 things you don't know about me...

Oh no I have been tagged.... Topcat wants me to tell you 8 random things about myself, so lets just dive right in shall we.

8. I am going to an Elton John concert in December. There, I said it out loud [kind of..]

7. I used to work in Child Protection, amazing really since I absolutely hate confrontations. Not so amazing that I burnt out within 5 years.

6. I am a huge wimp - I am scared of spiders, heights, swimming where I can't see the bottom, and sometimes I am even scared of the dark!

5. I was sexually assaulted when I was [very] young. This has obviously affected many aspects of my life, one of which is my strong belief in karma - because the mofo died of testicular cancer ;-P.

4. On my wedding day, DH's aunt told me I looked like Kim from Kath&Kim. Hmmm. Noice. Diffrent. Unusual.

3. I am a sucker for a sad movie [Babel is my latest sobber] but I also love British comedy [Black Adder, AbFab, Little Britain].

2. I knew that my DH was my soulmate almost as soon as we met, despite the unfortunate problem of us both being married to other people at the time.

1. I come from a long line of spinster/childless women and am secretly terrified of what the results of my chromosomal testing will show in 2 weeks.

Wow, I wasn't expecting to go so deep, sorry about that! There are so many women on this ride that I would like to know more about, so I am tagging two of them: LL and Bean from BayBeasts.

PS: HUGE Congratulations to Leni who has finally got herself a positive that looks like it will stick. Go Leni!

Tuesday, 9 October 2007

To Do List

It is a beautiful spring day here. A few Simpsons clouds in an otherwise faultless blue sky with a light, fresh breeze. My two cats, Scaredy Cat and Super Cat are stretched out on the paving in the courtyard. The most gorgeous little birds flitting cheekily around them. There are just a few blossoms left on the fruit trees and the weeping cherry [above photo taken a few weeks ago], all of the tulips have flowered this year and look just stunning. We have had quite a bit of rain lately so the grass is freshly mowed and green. The crepe myrtle I thought was dead has leaf buds everywhere and the azaleas below it are flowering. Days like this remind me why I love living in the country and having land around me.

However, beautiful days like this also show the areas of the garden I have neglected lately. We are not doing any IVF this month so I really must make time to get out there. When we are doing an IVF cycle there are so many things I can't do - some of them are like 'rules' but others I think are just my superstitions, like not handling cat poo [which can be dangerous for pregnant women] or horse poo [which probably doesn't matter], but it tends to keep me out of the garden a bit anyway.

There are loads of other things I plan to do this month while we are not cycling, such as:
Indulge in a feast of sushi and sashimi and a bottle of wine
Have lots of baths [had one last night - mmmm so relaxing]
Go to the local swimming pool at least once
Fertilise the fruit trees
Clean out the horse's paddock
Set up a compost heap
Have a day at a Spa with the girls [no kids allowed]
Get an exterminator in to kill the flying ants that are attempting to colonise our lounge room
Plant poppy seeds for summer
Walk every day

I will let you know far through the list I get....

Thursday, 4 October 2007

The Drama Queen Awards...

And the Drama Queen of the Year Award goes to... *drumroll*.... Evil Stepmonster! *slight smattering of applause*...

Oh my god, I am so overwhelmed. I don't know what to say! I never win anything! Oh there are so many people to thank! First of all I must thank my ovaries for all their polycystic-infertile fun this year, and my uterus for that lovely miscarriage adventure. Thanks also to the electrical fault that almost burnt down our entire house and everyone in it. Oh, and the Screaming Banshee and Loser Boyfriend deserve a huge mention for the total lack of common-sense and responsibility they've demonstrated this year. And last, but not least, my stepson Batman for getting mindlessly drunk on the weekend, borrowing Loser's car and crashing it into a house! Thank you all so much for helping me to win this fabulous award!

My life used to be so quiet. Seriously. Before I met DH I lived on my own in a tiny wee house in a dodgy area of inner-Melbourne. Not so much as a whiff of danger or fear or drama for the whole 3 years I lived there.

Now look at me. All I did was marry a man with 3 kids and a psycho ex-wife, and try to have a baby. My life has turned into a bloody soap opera from hell! I am so sorry you have to read all this crap, but if it wasn't written down I wouldn't believe it...