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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thank You

So, here is my Thanksgiving post. I don't even want to write a post, because I love the one my husband wrote so much, and I don't want it to not be the one all the new readers read. He's a funny guy right? Yeah, I'm lucky, he's a good one!

Anyway, today was a lovely Thanksgiving feast! My mom made the turkey, stuffing, and sweet potato casserole. My sister brought the mashed potatoes, another type of stuffing, and Butternut Squash soup. I made some different veggies, a corn bread casserole and homemade Mac and Cheese. Add biscuits and cranberry jello mold and it was A LOT of food! And there were only 7 adults there! It was crazy. But nice to have such a mellow family Turkey Day. The kids would only eat the mashed potatoes, mac and cheese and this cranberry jello mold. Oh well, maybe turkey just isn't there thing.

We did the tradition of going around the table and saying what we are thankful for. There's so much, sometimes it's hard to remember. Especially when you feel like you are dealing with one bad thing after another. It's nice sometimes to stop and take a moment to appreciate the good. Like my husband, my amazing amazing husband. Seriously, I have no idea what I would do without that guy. He's my better half, my heart and soul, the love of my life. I know how lucky I am to have him, and I try to let him know, a lot. Obviously I'm thankful to my amazing kids. They make me smile and laugh on a daily basis, and definitely keep me young (and tired!) I'm thankful to my parents who have given me unwavering support and love throughout my life. I'm thankful to my siblings, who show me endless love.

I'm really really excited about the upcoming transfer. Oh, did I forget to mention that! We are in the home stretch (well, kinda). My sister's retrieval is set for Saturday! Wow. Which means if it's a Day 3 transfer it will be this Tuesday! Day 5 will be Thursday! Oh. My. God. How did we get here? The good news is that the end is in sight! The bad news is that I have to start my PIO shots on Saturday night. For those of you that aren't infertility savvy, that means Progesterone in oil. It's a big-ass shot that goes in, well, your ass (cheek). It's intra-muscular, so it's a long needle. And it's not all that much fun. But it's necessary. So, those start Saturday.

I'm really hoping to get a positive pregnancy test in the next few weeks. It would be such a great holiday gift for my sister. And she really deserves some good news right about now.

So, Happy Thanksgiving to you all! Hope you had a great day!



Anonymous said...

Wow it totally slipped by me that the process was happening SO fast, I thought there were at least a few more weeks!!!

Fingers crossed, toes crossed, and prayers up (hey they can't hurt right) for a BFP!!!!!! And here's hoping for 10 weeks of PIO ;) ;) ;)

Intending To Be Parents said...

Oh wow that crept up quick! Good luck with the upcoming transfer!! I can't believe her retrieval will be this weekend! I know those PIOs are bad :( But hopefully you'll get that positive result the first time around and will only have to go one round with those nasty needles! I don't know about you, but my moist heating pad was my savior during those shots! I felt so terrible when our surrogate had to do those! Wishing you all a successful retrieval, transfer, and a BFP for Christmas!!!

CappyPrincess said...

Yup. I remember the days when my kids wouldn't eat much of anything either. Now it's getting them to stop eating that becomes the bigger issue.

I hope it was as wonderful a day as you described.


Stacie said...

The time has flown by (because I am not of Lupron (-: ). I am so excited for your upcoming transfer. That would be the best gift for your sister ev-er!

Much love to you.

Anonymous said...

oh sweetie- i am keeping my fingers crossed for you are amazing for doing this for your sister.

Aimee said...

WOW...what a feast! I want some of the cornbread cassrole and Mac & Cheese!

The PIO shots are not as bad as you think, I stabbed my butt for a couple months myself. LOL