Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Doctor's Appointment

I had an appointment this morning to look at my ovaries via sonogram. Lovely fun. Best I can tell with my measly knowledge of medical terms and peaking over the sono-tech's shoulder while she filled out the report, everything checks out normal. No surprise babies... bummer. Although, she did say I was ovulating! Woohoo! So, let's pray for one or two mature eggs and good timing :)

I have a follow up appointment to discuss the sonogram as well as my blood work with a nurse on Monday. Daniel gets to come with me :) That means, we get to spend the whole day together (yes!). I'm sure it will be filled with lovely things like renewing our driver's licenses and grocery shopping, but hey, I'll take it.

So far, I'm feeling back to normal. The Metformin was kicking my butt. I did skip my dose yesterday morning... oopsy :) I'm hoping I don't feel better just because of that, because that would not be happy.

Going to meet Daddy-o at the cafe. LUNCH DATE! I love my Dad :) He's the best.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Pills are not my friend... yet.

I started the Metformin on Thursday night (I had to wait to get some blood work done). I woke up Friday morning feeling sick to my stomach and knew, this was not going to be fun. I am typically sensitive to medication. If I take a Benadryl, I will be out cold in a matter of 30 minutes. The Metformin is wreaking havoc on my poor stomach and I have literally been queasy and nauseated since Friday. My doctor says it won't last... it can't last, I cannot live this way. However, I've been able to eat larger helpings and I'm losing weight! In the past, I eat very little and gain weight, so this is a nice change, especially since I need to lose 19 pounds to reach my goal.

I'm making many changes as far as my lifestyle goes: eating better, becoming increasingly more active, less computer time, and even getting better about maintaining my home. I'm tired of feeling like a failure in so many ways... ironic, since my laziness is the source of my feeling like a failure, and I always feel good when I decide not to be lazy. Maybe I will write a more detailed post on that later, but for now... I need to go shower and clean my house. I'll be babysitting my cousin's precious baby boy tomorrow and won't have time to clean.

Have a happy week!

Friday, April 23, 2010

It's a Love Story

When I was 8 years old, my best friend invited my family to go to church with her family. It was a freezing cold January morning. There were fierce winds and freezing rain, but we decided to brave the weather and go to church... in a barn. It was the very first Sunday for Gateway Baptist to meet, and the only place available to them was in a rickety old barn. (Kinda like the beginnings of Jesus :) There were a handful of families there, most of whom I'd never met before. Among them were 2 brothers, Jeremy and Daniel. I liked them immediately. Despite being older than me by 7 and 5 years respectively, they didn't try to ignore us little kids.

Time went on and soon Jeremy and Daniel's mom came to church with them. (We weren't meeting in a barn anymore). My mom and Carol quickly became best friends and our families started spending a lot of time together. Jeremy and Daniel were like big brothers to me and my little sister, Kristen.

11 years ago, the 2 families built their homes right next door to each other. I couldn't be more excited about living so close to my "brothers." However, time marches on, and the boys were growing into men. Jeremy moved away. Daniel got a girlfriend and proposed to her. It would change mine and Daniel's relationship forever. You see, somewhere deep within me, I was jealous of his fiance'. To make matters worse, she treated me and my sister badly, and would tell us to go away when Daniel was home. He later broke up with her, but got a new girlfriend. I never would have imagined falling in love with Daniel... not with the history we had. But seeing him with her, and how happy they were together was unbearable. I had a sinking feeling every time he brought her home. I couldn't explain it.

In 2005 I graduated from high school and had my first date. It turned into a relationship which quickly went south. Daniel came over one day to say hello and I was getting ready for a date with my boyfriend. No one in my entire life had looked at me the way Daniel looked at me that day. It was strange and awkward, and completely wonderful. Not long after that, my boyfriend left me for his ministry.... a.k.a. former girlfriend. I asked God to show me what kind of man my husband was, so that I may watch for him. God gave me a list of specific attributes. The more I read them, the more this man sounded like Daniel. Sure enough, 10 days after the break up, I went on my first triple date with Daniel. We hardly said a word to one another the entire night, but it was one of the happiest nights of my life. It felt natural. When he walked me to the door that night, he said goodnight and looked at me the way he'd looked at me before. And I knew, I never wanted to be with any one else, Daniel was the man I wanted.

Daniel moved back home and we were spending more and more time together. Taking walks and sitting in the driveway between our houses until 4 am talking about nothing. One night he shyly asked me to be his girlfriend, and then if he could hold my hand. Later that week, he carved our initials into an old magnolia tree in the middle of a beautiful garden.

It wasn't long until we were talking about our future. In October of 2006, he took me on a picnic in the garden, and we stopped by the old magnolia tree. Next to our initials he had carved "Marry me?" He knelt and pulled the ring out of his pocket and simply said, "I love you, Kimberly. Will you be my wife?"

We married on April 14, 2007. My love for him grows everyday. I cannot imagine life without my Daniel.

Monday, April 19, 2010

April has been lovely.

It has been beautiful this month! The weather has been perfect for being outdoors, and we've finally gotten 2 rainy days this week. Our grass is out of control!

This year has been designated as our "outdoors" year. Last year we bought the house and did a substantial amount of remodeling inside. So, this year will be the year the outside of the house gets a much need face lift. I've been trying to keep up with the weeding. We're going to put in a large flower bed across the middle of the yard and a small rose bed in the corner by the road. We'll be planting 2 trees (one in front and one out back) an oak and a pecan. We're going to build a deck off of the back of the house, and will eventually cover it with a pergola. I hope to get the vegetable garden tilled by the end of the year also. I need to scan the "blue prints" onto my computer and post it here. However, I have misplaced my printer software, so that won't work.

Monkey had her babies today! She has 4 little cuties. The first one is a tortoise shell calico, she's the largest. Then a ginger tabby, a gray tabby, and tiny little buff tabby that looks like Monkey. I have named then Jennyanydots, Weasley, Soots, and Demi respectively. I may have already found homes for 2 of them... good news. As in love with them as I already am, I do not want more animals. Monkey started labor on my bed at 8 this morning. I promptly moved her to the box, where she stayed (thank goodness). She was in labor for about 5 hours, and did wonderfully! It's been a chore keeping Lucy at bay, she's seems really worried about the cat.

Update on my fertility: I saw a new doctor on Friday. I love her! She's spirited and fun, and also really on top of things. She's probably in her late 50s, her name is Marian Z. She's starting me on Metformin to treat the PCOS and I will also be taking Clomid to ovulate. She believes she'll have me pregnant within 6 months. I hope she's right. Which reminds me, I need to go pick up my meds now. Have a happy April!