There are a few things I've yet to mention, and since I'm bored to tears today and wanted to blog (with no huge IF updates), I figured I'd give some random off-topic updates.
First, Simba, our youngest kitty (1 of the litter we had in our upstairs office bathtub- see this post) turned One Year Old yesterday :) Happy Birthday, little guy! We're so glad his little pee-pee is doing better.
Second, tomorrow is my parents' 40th Anniversary. Originally, my sisters and I wanted to throw them a party in the Church hall, but my Mom caught wind of it and insisted we not have a party. So instead, they are getting a blessing during Mass tomorrow (by the priest who married DH and me), and we're taking them to a fancy restaurant for brunch. I'm looking forward to it!
It's also my 2nd oldest sister's 37th birthday tomorrow, and she's having a little soiree at her place tomorrow night. We promised to bring a bottle of wine, and I was looking forward to drinking... even though I knew I'd be post-Peak at the time. But after the appt with Dr. Kwak-Kim, and the treatments I'm taking now just to ensure that implantation is a possibility... well, I probably shouldn't chance drinking. I'm supposed to test on Monday, too.
DH is next door "talking" with his mother. We decided it would be best for him to express to her how the past 3 years have affected HIM, 1-on-1. Since he's her son, and there's an unbreakable bond there, we thought this would be the best way for us to "get through" to her. I know she wasn't thinking, and wasn't doing anything intentionally... but I'm sure this will help matters.
Another update: I've somehow, without planning it, become the face of Catholic Infertility in the state of New Jersey! Through starting the Support Group in the Diocese, I've been put in touch with tons of people who are doing research on infertility in general or specifically from the Catholic perspective. The latest development is that I asked my NaPro Dr to come speak at our next meeting (in September), so the woman from the Family Life Office, who has been great in helping me to advertise, etc. had the Diocesan newspaper come out and interview her for a special full-page article on FertilityCare and the Support Group!! My Dr asked me to come to the office for the interview, so that the journalist would get additional info for the article, and he even took a picture of me, the Dr, and the Dr's mother (who is the other Practitioner at our office) for the article.
What was funny was, when the journalist first showed up, me and the Dr's mother spoke with him first, since the Dr was in with a patient. He sat down with us and said, "Just to let you know a little about why I'm here... there is a new ministry in our Diocese, a Fertility Support Group, which was actually started up by a couple who are patients of the Dr's..." I'm famous :) Though, I'm not sure if being a famous infertile is really what I ever aspired to be!!
Last update, which relates back to the first one, we ended up with TWO MORE pregnant stray cats early this summer, and now we have 1 litter of kittens about 5-6 weeks old living in the upstairs bathroom, and another litter 1 1/2 weeks old in my ILs closed-in sun room. They are all gray. The ones upstairs are adorable :) The mother to that litter is a muted tortie, and 1 of the kitties is, as well. I don't get why everything on this property is super-fertile except for me, though!! Even our garden was ridiculous this year... everyone we spoke to had a terrible year for tomatoes. Not us! I made homemade tomato soup last week which was KILLER. Sooooo good. But seriously. Enough with all the fertile stuff surrounding me!
'Tis all for now. I'm reading an excellent book by Christopher West, "The Good News about Sex and Marriage." Terrific read, I highly recommend it.