Monday, December 03, 2007

Best birthday present

I've been a bit tied up so unable to post.

On Friday, Mr G's sister, her 5 yr old daughter and her 20 month old son arrived from Israel to stay with us. It was FULL ON. So full on in fact that Mr G joked we should stop the treatment! Not a minute to ourselves whilst the two (gorgeous) children demanded full time attention. In between clearing up, getting food ready, entertaining them and getting them to Mr G's Dad's surprise 70th birthday party, we had little time to do very much at all. Does make you think how much life changes when children come along...

Cycle news - I stopped the Prim.olut on Friday and have been waiting anxiously since then for the pe.riod. The clinic had set a deadline of 4th Dec to get started. I was so anxious, i haven't slept v well - also perhaps due to having a 5 yr old in our bed one of the nights - and have constantly stressed about it. On Friday one of the nurses had told me that I had to start my stims by Tuesday 4th (ie: day 3 of my cycle) when I'd thought I only had to be on day one. When the period hadn't shown up by Sunday night, i thought we were game over for this month. (And for next month as my next period would be over the Xm.as break) Anyway, when I got up this morning I held my breath as i did the TP tango and there it was...finally. I rang the clinic, who failed to call me back the first time, to see if I could start a day late. I can. So tomorrow, i'm off for a scan to check all's well inside and for the Dial.apan - the sea.weed dilation device...

On the birthday front, i've had a wonderful 39th. Mr G arranged a surprise birthday tea for me, my parents and some of my friends at a London hotel. It was wonderful and I was totally surprised by it. He's SUCH a wonderful husband. We spent the night in the hotel and went to a smart L.ondon restaurant for breakfast, which other than my stressing over the "will I/won't I get my cycle this month stuff" was also wonderful. We spent all of today strolling round the Chris.tmassy Lond.ond streets, chatting, eating and generally enjoying being together. I love my husband so much - he's made what could have been a miserable infertile birthday into something really special.

Right - he's now nagging me to relax, so i'm off to watch a D.VD with my gorgeous boy.

A longer post and detail on the seaweed tomorrow xx

14 comments:

Knock Me Up said...

I'm so happy you were able to get started! I hate that anxiety right before a cycle starts.

Sounds too like you had a wonderful b-day. It is nice to have such supportive husbands indeed.

I really hope all goes well for you over the next couple of weeks.

Merideth

calliope said...

just giving a wave to another December cycle sista. I think we are on very close time lines- I am set to begin stims on 12/4.

Good luck!

Becks said...

Pheww what a relief, I was thinking about you earlier and wondering if you would get to cycle before Xmas. Fingers crossed for you x

JJ said...

Yay-glad for the GO!
Lovely birthday, indeed! Your hubby is very sweet to you. Sending you the BEST wishes!

andi said...

Very pleased to hear you got it in time!!

I am doing another one tooooo. It seems sooo close to my last - but the doc didn't seem to think it was a problem.

Let's hope we both have good news for christmas!

soapchick said...

Happy Birthday! I'll have to come back and read your blog some more, but it sounds like my story - I'm 39, married one year, male factor too. Best wishes!

tryingin2007 said...

what a great birthday present!

have a happy one!

Almamay said...

Happy Birthday!

My Reality said...

Happy Birthday, Portia!

The Town Criers said...

Happy birthday!

Ms. Planner said...

Happy Birthday - your special day sounded wonderful...

Bea said...

You're off! And happy birthday - glad you enjoyed yourself.

Bea

Jen said...

Happy Birthday! And I would love to hear your take on the seaweed... I am set to get my first stick this month.

Good luck!

seattlegal said...

I'm a bit late, but just wanted to wish you a happy birthday!