Thursday, January 9, 2014

2014.... Here We Go!

I can't believe that we are already almost to the second week of 2014.  I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas celebration with family and friends, and hope your ushering in of the New Year was fun and safe. 

Our Christmas this year was pretty uneventful.  The weather here in MN cooperated, so we had cold but good weather for Christmas eve and day.  We were able to attend Christmas eve service at our church and they had really awesome Christmas music and message.  On Christmas Day, we drove an hour up north to Babe's family and celebrated with all the extended families.  We celebrated New Year's by having a small get together with a few friends at our house and had food, fellowship and played some games.  It was nice and intimate.

As you may know, we have a transfer coming up on January 21st for our adopted frozen embryo(s).  This is a great way to look forward to the new year, with the hope that we will be pregnant and have a baby this year.  So far, I had been on BCPs for about 3 week (done now), am currently on Lu.pron (started on 12/22) and started taking Es.trace on January 1st.  I have my next ultrasound and E2 appointment on January 16th, and if all goes well there, I will start my PIO (progesterone in oil) shots on the 17th. 

It seems like everything was a waiting game, and now the transfer is almost here.  Transfer is in 12 days and we hop on a plane in 10 days!

This Christmas, Babe surprised me with a sweet gift.  He's usually not so great about getting gifts, plus we also agreed that we were not going to get each other a Christmas gift as our little Texas vacation was our gift to each other this year.  Anyway, Babe had heard that I would have liked to get something "snowflakey" to commemorate our embryo adoption transfers..... earrings, a necklace, etc. Well he surprised me with this little silver necklace with a sparkly crystal snowflake!  Sorry the photo isn't the best, but it really is pretty.  

My pretty silver necklace with a pretty crystal snowflake
Speaking of snowflakes, I forgot to post about this after my November transfer.  On our long drive (14 hours!) back to MN from Knoxville, we stopped at a rest stop in Berea, KY which also happens to be the Kentucky Artisan Center.  It is a neat place that showcases art and handmade items by local artists.  I wanted to pick up a Christmas ornament that would be a keepsake from our transfer.  I saw some cool wooden snowflake Christmas ornaments.  I had a hard time deciding between these 2 snowflakes, so Babe said let's get both.  We did transfer 2 embryos, so one ornament for each embryo.  Even though our November transfer resulted in a chemical pregnancy, I'm glad we picked these 2 up.  It is a wonderful way to remember the 2 embryos that I was pregnant with, even if for just a couple of weeks.

Wooden snowflake Christmas ornament from KY
Wooden snowflake Christmas ornament from KY
I am usually not one to make new year resolutions, but I have decided to read at least 25 books this year.  It shouldn't be too difficult, right?  Less than one book every 2 weeks.

What are you looking forward to in 2014?


8 comments:

  1. Such a pretty snowflake necklace. How thoughtful of your hubby! And those wooden snowflakes are gorgeous and a nice way to remember your babies. It doesn't matter how long you were pregnant with them, they are your children and when you get to Heaven, they are there waiting for Mommy. I am excited for your transfer coming up! Praying for some positive results for you and a baby before the year is out.

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  2. What a thoughtful gift! And I love the snowflake ornaments- I have ornaments on my tree to commemorate my lost babies, too. Best of luck with your upcoming transfer!

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  3. Love love LOVE the snowflakes! I'm keeping everything crossed for your upcoming transfer! :)

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  4. Oh friend. SOOOOO hopeful for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  5. We live near Berea and love it (and those beautiful ornaments). Fingers crossed for you!

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  6. This past Christmas my husband gave me a snowflake charm for my bracelet to commemorate our snowflake transfer. I bought a snowflake ornament for our tree.

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  7. Love the snowflake necklace. Nice job, hubby! And I bet the genetic family would appreciate the two wooden snowflakes.

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  8. Love the snowflakes. The necklace is beautiful. Hubby did good!

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