Something old, something new

This is really starting isn’t it? It’s hard to fathom, with all the stops and starts that I am really, truly starting my DE cycle. I have my first appointment Wednesday morning for a base u/s, injection “training” (lol, like I NEED that… I’m a flippin’ expert by now), consents, and the holy-cripes-there-goes-my-bank-account payment for my cycle.

I’m nervous. So much can go wrong. This is worse than cycling by myself. How do I chase the bad thoughts from my head? I really want to focus on the positive.

Today was David’s first day at his summer camp program (run by his old school he went to for preschool and pre-K). He’s going just a few days a week… mostly to have fun (swimming, field trips, crafts, etc)… but also to keep all the knowledge he gained in Kindergarten front and center.
He was uber-excited to go today… talking about it all weekend and in the car on the way there. When we got there he met his old teachers who just love him to death, and a few kids returning for the summer. It was all going so well until I hugged him to leave…

He buried his head between my hip and elbow, and started to weep. I felt so bad!! But I know that this is the age that separation anxiety is at a peak. I specifically picked this program because I knew it wouldn’t be a huge stress on him (being comfortable with the teacher and some of the kids), but there’s no escaping a six year old that’s tough on the outside and a mommy’s boy on the inside.

I’m sure he’s fine. I’ll pick him up today and I’m know he’ll have a bazillion stories to tell me and will already have forgotten about the morning.

I sooooo remember this feeling he’s having. I was like that at his age too.

Six. On the verge of conquering the world, and yet still wanting to be little and led by the hand.

Last point-

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On my mind this week…

Oh, it’s been awhile since I had one of those “all over the map” posts. This will be one, so be forewarned… I’m still coming off my vacation funk.

I told myself I wouldn’t do it, but I am feeling the need to comment on the Jon & Kate thing. Yes, I am guilty of watching the show from last Monday (and past shows), and… ugh… I have so many feelings about it. I’ve been reading a varied bunch of posts, many that bash Kate and/or Jon, and curiously, many that are starting to come out of the woodwork that grant sympathy to Kate.

Here’s my short comment… Making money off the backs of those children (fully knowing that this media frenzy will haunt them f-o-r-e-v-e-r) is wrong. I’m sorry. I don’t care if it they are doing it to secure themselves financially. Not good enough. Plenty of people have large families and make it work and aren’t television stars. And, don’t get me started on the “you should have thought about that in the first place” trail of thought. It gets the infertile part of me all riled up.

Sell your books, use the profits for more teeth bleaching and fake spray-on tans… create a J&K+8 clothing line for all I care.. but take the damn cameras off those kids immediately… if you really care about their health and welfare.

And that’s all I have to say about that.


David is graduating Kindergarten in less than two weeks! I just can’t believe my baby is almost done his first year of school. That just flew by. Next Tuesday, I volunteered as chaperone to his school field trip to the zoo. I just can’t wait to ride a school bus with a bunch of 5/6 year olds. The last time I rode on a school bus was to a Frat party back in my college days. aaaah, memories. AHEM… different type of bus trip… entirely.


I am having a really hard time readjusting to work. Honestly, something happened to me on vacation that activated the “procrastination chip” in my head. I sincerely need to get back into the swing. Maybe I really did relax too much. Is that possible?


I am catching up on the gazillion shows I DVR’d while I was gone. Shocked at some of the finales.


And, I just realized that I have to get my list together for David’s “official” birthday party (with the family) next Saturday. This time of year, everything just seems to take off and run at breakneck pace.


Lastly, please check out my “last” 23andMe post up over at my review blog…here

…and have a pleasant weekend!

Pregnancy Loss and Genetics

[I’m still on vacation… but check out my latest post forn 23andMe] So, having personal experience with regards to recurrent pregnancy loss over the years, it’s a natural question to wonder how genetics play a part in miscarriage.

Is there some sort of mystery that lies in my genome that holds the answers? For my situation, I think not likely…

…Read the rest of this post over at BagMomma Reviews