Monday, October 25, 2010

New house, new doctor, new dog... ***update:Pictures added at the bottom

I cannot believe it has been so long since I've blogged! I've just been so busy, and we don't have our computer fixed yet, that I've not been able to stop and write.

This is not good for me. I miss being able to vent and I miss the support that is unique to the blogging world and with with other bloggers.

However, with packing, unpacking, weddings galore, and getting organized along with all the other boring stuff, I could not! However, today, after seeing just how long it had been I thought to myself, "if it makes you feel better...then do it!" :) So, here I am typing with one finger on my iPhone because I am having blogger withdrawals! ;)

Ok, so onto the updates:

The house. Wow. We are homeowners and it feels great! I have all the boxes unpacked but still need to organize the guest room and the office/craftroom! I will certainly post pictures once eveything is organized!

We actually had our annual pumpkin carving party (with my brothers/their wives) here last night! It was great! We grilled out and sat outside on our awesome covered patio! Of course, we carved pumpkins and here's the finished product....scratch that, I was going to upload pictures but it's not letting me (or maybe I just don't know!) on my phone. Once I'm at a computer I'll do a picture post! Anyways, all three families went with the Rangers theme, without even discussing it before! I mean, the Rangers are making history here, we have never made it past the first round of playoffs, let alone make it to the World Series!!! We were all proud of our Ranger themed pumpkins! :)

Next on the list of "new," a doctor. My old doctor who performed the surgery is just not working out anymore. One on one she is great! Following up...not so much. For example, after surgery she said we would go one round "all natural" without meds and then jump into clomid on cd3, etc, because the months right after surgery are the prime "baby making" times and that we shouldn't waste time. Well, once my second cycle post surgery started, I called and asked them to call back.

Cd5 I get a call back saying it was too late this cycle but we would do clomid next cycle. Grr.

Cd1 of this cycle (the 15th) I called bright and early to let them know. I hadn't heard back and I knew their office would be closing so I called again around 2:30 and all I got was, "she's already left for the day but said she'll call back Monday!"

Great, call me back on Cd4...just to be informed it was too late! Needless to say I was very angry! And to top it off, I didn't hear back until cd6 anyways! So it was waaaay too late this cycle!

Big grr to that.

Anyways, so I called my SIL's doctor who was working with her, since she spoke very highly of him, and have an appointment to meet with him tomorrow. He's a fertility specialist and is extremely thorough with what he does. I've got mixed feelings about seeing ANOTHER doctor, this is the fourth since I've been married (three years this past June). So, if you happen to think of me tomorrow, offer up a prayer that this appointment goes well. It's a little heart breaking at times because I was so filled with hope immediately following surgery, and then to feel the same/no closer,'s hard.

Onto the last new...he's 2 months old, has four legs, big paws and a little bit of separation anxiety...our new puppy, Calvin! We always said we would get a fog once we bought a house, and well, that's what we did! He's a black lab we rescued from the shelter and he reminded my husband of his childhood dog growing up, Hobbs, so it was only natural that his name would be Calvin! This is all new to me since I never had a dog growing up (umm, hello GROSS that he liked to eat his old poop and occasionally hump his toy monkey!!) but I'm learning and my husband is a great teacher, so I'm sure I'll not be quite so freaked out by these crazy puppy things, sooner than later! He is sweet though and already understands the word, "no!" so that's good! Also, he'd very affectionate...he loves to walk right with you and kiss you like you are the greatest thing ever to walk planet earth!! ;)

Anyways, sorry it's been so long since my update! I promise that much time will not go between updates again! You'll just have to bare with me when it comes to typos and whatnot because of the whole typing on my phone!

And now that my hand is falling asleep, I think I'll shut up now! You are all in my prayers daily, even if my commenting has been pretty dead (but that'll change!)!!

***Update: Here's a few pictures of recent happenings:

Pumpkin fun...GO RANGERS! The one my husband and I did was the "Rangers" one! :) My older brother and his wife did the Rangers "T" and my younger brother and his wife did "the claw!" Go family time!!


Calvin and his toy monkey...he loves this thing! Thankfully he's only humped it twice and hadn't done it in a couple days. Thank goodness...I could not handle this if it was something that was a regular occurrence!!

And just for fun, I added this of my newest crafts! My Gm had an old fence and I really wanted to make these, although it was harder than I thought!

"You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith."  (Mary Manin Morrissey)


Megan said...

I was so excited to see an update from you! I have missed you and was beginning to wonder where you were!

Major GRR about your doctor! That is ridiculous!!!!! I would be LIVID, and I do not blame you one bit for switching doctors! You need to find one who will be an advocate for your health! Like Sew did for her thyroid! :)

Congrats on the Rangers! So exciting for you guys! Looking forward to seeing pumpkin pictures!

And pictures of Calvin are a MUST ASAP! :) He sounds absolutely precious! Do you ever watch the Dog Whisperer? Cesar Milan is amazing! I don't even have a dog, and I am blown away!

Lauren @ Magnify the Lord with Me said...

LET'S GO RANGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Isn't it SO exciting! I can't believe it!!!!! Can't wait to see your pumpkin pics with the Ranger theme. Sounds fun!!!

YEA for the new house! Can't wait to see pics of that, either!!!

Ann - Building a Nest said...

I'm so glad you're all moved in! I can't wait to see pictures!

Megan said...

P.S. I cannot believe you typed all that with one finger. VERY IMPRESSIVE! haha

Leila @ Little Catholic Bubble said...

TERRIBLY FRUSTRATING about the doctor!! AGHHH!!!!

That puppy is adorable!!!!!!!!!

So glad you are back!

Ann - Building a Nest said...

Calvin is a cutie!

Megan said...

Okay Calvin is possibly one of the cutest little dogs I have ever seen!
And good work on the pumpkins! :)
And I am always impressed by your craftiness!

Lauren @ Magnify the Lord with Me said...


Where are the pumpkin pics? :)

Faith makes things possible said...

The pumpkin pics are with the others I posted! Did it not work?!