Saturday, December 31, 2011

Ta-Ta 2011

As 2011 draws to a close I, like many others, reflect on it's events.  In most ways, it wasn't a very eventful year.  I work at the same job as I did this time last year.  Our financial situation is better (at a cost), so that's going in the positive column.  My family has remained intact, another positive.  My friends are happy and healthy.  I gained an honorary nephew and the promise of my first niece next April.  I've made new friends and strengthened friendships with old friends.  I celebrated two new marriages. I've watched my son grow day after day, amazing me along the way.

There were a few negatives of course.  Much of the year was spent trying to add to our family.  Easily the low point was my miscarriage in June.  But for the most part, I've been lucky this year.  My losses were few and my gains were sweet.

All in all, it seems like it was a year of promise.  Promises of good things to come.  It was a year of growth and learning. I learned a lot about myself.  I'm stronger than I knew. 

2012.  I like the sound of it, if for no other reason than I prefer even numbers.  Yes, I'm a little strange that way.  I chose to go into the year with hope and goals. Of course, I would like to have anther child this year.  I would like to (again) try to get healthier.  I'd like to do some thinking about what I want from my life.

So here's to 2012.  I hope that all of you that are reading have a great year ahead of you.  And now, if you'll excuse me, I have a cocktail, a husband, and a night of relaxation ahead of me.  Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Christmas Rush

I always feel like it starts just after Thanksgiving.  It's easily my busiest month at work.  Add that to family functions, holiday parties, doctor's appointments, and of course Christmas shopping and I am a BUSY girl!  My husband and I were both down with strep throat last week, so I'm playing catch up in a pretty major way.

We got Tyler's tests results back, FINALLY. I had to call to get them about 2 weeks ago and call again yesterday to get the letter I should have gotten ages ago.  Long story short, his tests were normal, although they did note a few episodes of acid reflux.  They didn't suggest any new treatments, stopping treatments or even setting up a follow up appointment.  I've lost all respect for that office.  He has an appointment with the doctor that our PCP wanted him to see originally (We went elsewhere because the wait for an appointment was several months) in January.  Perhaps things are as good as they can be, but I want to be sure.

Thanksgiving didn't bring us the BFP I was hoping for, so now I've started my first round of femara.  I'm trying not to focus on it too much this month.  Ha, we'll see how that goes. 

Aside from that, Tyler is SUPER excited about Christmas!  We put up the tree Sunday and my mom and I even made our own new tree skirt.  I think it will be a very fun Christmas!