Tuesday, March 18, 2008

to do

H and I had a great vacation in Florida. Very relaxing. We took in a couple spring training games, ate a lot of good food and got a little sun. The weather wasn't fantastic, but there were a few good days. I didn't really think about trying to get pregnant the while we were away. I did have one conversation with my aunt. She can sort of relate. She was able to get pregnant and had a child, but labour was a horrible affair for her. There were a lot of complications and the doctor was complete inept. She ended up having to have an emergency hysterectomy - I think she was 24 at the time. I talked to her about the option of adopting. She and my uncle tried to go through the process of adopting, but found there was too much red tape and just too hard emotionally (that was a little over 30 years ago). She was a good sounding board.

I had a dr.'s appointment yesterday - it was an appointment to get a family physician. This doctor was fantastic. She made me feel incredibly comfortable, she was caring and present and didn't rush me. It's too bad she's not the doctor I will be dealing with at the fertility clinic. That appointment is on April 2nd. I'm just waiting to start my period so I can do the CD3 blood work to take in with me. H. has to do some blood work and sperm analysis. He's going to get that done too in the next week so that we have all of the results for our appointment on the 2nd.

On the whole temping front - it's been a bit of a joke. I can never remember to take my temperature. I guess I'm going to have to mention it to H to remind me.

I have been giving my life a lot of thought lately. There are a few things I need to do in order to be ready for a baby.

1. Lose weight (i'm significantly overweight)
2. Eat more nutritiously.
3. Clean up my house- particularly the spare bedroom.

1. Lose weight: Well, I joined the Women's Only Learn to Run program at my local Runn*ng Room. The first night was last night and I really enjoyed it. I wouldn't go so far as to say it was fun, but there was definitely a feeling of camaraderie.

2. My dr. recommended Salba - it's an extremely nutritious grain (comes from Chia as in Chia pet) It helps with diabetes, high blood pressure etc. In addition I'm going to start eating more fruit and vegetable. I am really low on this right now. I think I'm done with diets. I just want to monitor what I eat and work out.

3. Spare Bedroom - right now it's a mess. I think it needs to be cleaned up, organized and cleared out to get ready for a baby. I don't want to go so far as decorating it, but I want to know that when I get pregnant the room will be ready. I kind of feel like it's symbolic of our life and by keeping it disorganized we haven't made room for a baby in our life.

So, that's where I stand today.

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