Hey Rosie! Hope you're having a good time, we miss you and sorry about your friend. I bet she really appreciates your support.
Taxi, okay so I am loving IBF. I had to look up ICSI, but my first thought was Internet CSI a la crime shows. Or, maybe my home state of Iowa? I bet there's a huge need for CSI there. I tried to come up with what IVF could stand for and I came up with International Vulture Fanciers. Because everyone loves a vulture! Hope your u/s went okay! Keep us updated. I also love the extremely nerdy name story of John Brown the cat. I am a little scared for your future child ;)
I am also sitting here giggling next to my snoring husbeast that you and I are basically internet-shouting at everyone: ANYONE IN THE TWW? haha. We are all kind of hyper this month.
I am going to put another baby picture at the end of this monster post to get things rolling. In this one, I am not topless. Tips are still welcome.
Hi Hykue! I giggled at that fish story, but I have to admit in fun-fact-about me mode that I am actually afraid of fish. I have two main fears (remember I am asthmatic) one is that they will be without water gasping like that. (shudder) and two is that they will swim around in the air and get me, just like was depicted in an air freshener commercial. I think my friends really like that blog...isn't it the one with the Clean all the things! comic?
Aww, Cath, I am so sorry. I know how hard it is to deal with short-sighted administrators. I know it's kind of a backhanded compliment but of course he is thinking about his bottom line which is test scores! I bet you 3rd graders are tested in your state, right? I am curious how much of your displeasure you expressed to him and how responsive he was? Job hunting sucks, but I bet any other school/district would be super-happy to have you. You deserve better leadership than that.
I'm sorry about the news about the male factor infertility. Speaking of crappy men in power, I don't think your doc was very supportive. Sometimes they can be too matter-of-fact. I just want to remind you that although we are laughing about bloody fish and Russian cats and Karate Kid, many of us are in various stages of finding out what kind of interventions we'll need to make this happen for us. You are not alone! When is school over? How set in stone is this grade assignment? Were there other cuts and assignment shifts?
Pitch, I now have to apologize for all the times I called you Pinch. hah. Let's just believe I was doing it on poirpose? I am sorry you're having some uncertainy about your position, too. It is everywhere! I am lucky this year. I am so sick of the budget crisis all over the country every spring, and so many already over-worked teachers having to worry about this.
I promise not to judge you for your baby-baldness. My huz is bald and he's 34 ;)
Welcome KrunchyK! I predict we are going to call you Krunch so I hope you're okay with that ;) If you don't mind my asking, what drugs are you taking now? I was just diagnosed as pre-diabetic/IR and put on Metformin, although no one has diagonsed me with PCOS the treatment appears to be the same.
Caly, I loved that vid. It took me a little while to figure out what was going on, though, which is part of the brilliance. "I'm 48 years old!" I am going to counter with "George Washington". This is also for Taxi's hubby. It is NOT worksafe. ha.
Ram, you made me giggle with "I don't want to fry the thing." Yay for the u/s. I am glad you are feeling things are going right this time. You guys make me laugh saying that 3rd graders have "big kid" attitudes. Actually some of my kids were tutoring 4th graders this year and they were like "Miss, those little kids are nasty! They are little perverts!" I don't know if they were trying to impress my kids or what. But deep down they are all babies, even the 14 year olds. I definitely used to think I would want to teach high school but I do love middle school because they are basically still kids even if they don't want to be.
Actually GSB stands for "Golden Showers Boyfriend: pee on him and he smiles" I believe I am to blame for that.
AFM, body is still adjusting to the metformin but I'm overall okay. I should be O'ing in the next four days or so. No bajingo juice yet. I am still wondering if it's even possible the meds will have helped this cycle, I've been googling around looking for stories.
My schedule is all off, but that's pretty typical of me. It's 3 a.m. I may be starting to recover from the school year but I am still not back 100 percent. I can tell because I have no desire to read, write, or knit.
OH and I finally got a smartphone, a Samsung Galaxy S. I am the tech savviest of my coworkers and friends but almost the last to have a smartphone. I am having fun playing with it.
My grandma and I laugh about this picture. What a worried (possibly poopy?) baby.