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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Happy Leap Year 2012!!

In light of the wonderful "holiday" today, & the sprinklings of *.*snow*.* outside...

I'm staying in
curling up in a warmed-in-the-dryer blankie
grabbing some hot cocoa
and watching this:

If you haven't seen it yet, today is the perfect day!
Happy Leap Year 


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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Helloo? Yes? Who's this??

I'm soooo exhausted today.

Really for the last week or so I can barely keep my eyes open. I don't know what is going on with me. But all I want to do is SLEEP. I'm sleeping so much I had to get a large bottle of Tylenol gel caps & some Benefiber to keep my system going! Even small trips up & down the stairs or taking the dogs out for a walk are like marathons. 
I feel like I have NO energy EVER.

Oh well.

That seems to be my new catch phrase lately, Oh well.

So I had to go in & see Dr. Rockstar again, for a little bit of a catch-up appointment from last time & for some new symptoms that have popped up... more than likely from the Clomid. While I was there, Dr. Rockstar decided to have me take a blood test to see if  I actually ovulated this cycle. I waited a few day to get the results, to see if this had actually worked, or if the dosage needed to be upped. When I didn't hear back after 3 days, & was due to pick up my new prescriptions, I called in to Dr. Rockstar's office. After confirming all my info, I was put on hold while she found my results. 

"I'm gonna go ahead & talk to the nurse real quick, it will be just a minute, okay?"

*5 mins pass*

"I'm going to go ahead & put you on with the nurse, okay?"

*3 minutes pass*

"I'm gonna go talk to Dr. Rockstar, real quick, mmkay?"

*Another 5 minutes*

"Yea, still here."
"I'm gonna go ahead & put you on with Dr. Rockstar, hold one more sec.."


At this point I'm no longer just calling casually... I'm sitting rigidly on the edge of my bed,  wondering what the hell is going on. Did it not work? Did something show up in my blood work? Are things worse than we thought???

Finally... The calm voice of Dr. Rockstar is on the other end of the line...

"Hi, Jaimie?"
"Yes, Hi Dr. Rockstar."
"Well hi Jaimie, So I have good news. We have your test results back and your levels were definitely up! That's good! That means you definitely did ovulate...So w do not need to change the dosage. Now, because of where your at in your cycle... it's still too early to tell, but if you don't start a new cycle spontaneously by the 1st, I want you to go ahead & test for a positive. If it's not, & you still have not started, go ahead & wait a week, & test again, Okay??"


"Jaimie? You there?"
"Yea, yup. Test on the 1st...Yup"
"Okay okay, good...& Jaimie?"
"I've got my fingers crossed."


I was so caught off guard by all of it that I barely remember saying goodbye. I know that it doesn't mean anything yet. I could just have high levels by being at the end of my cycle. I also know I really shouldn't get my hopes up. But catch me off guard why don't ya?!

So now it's all I can think about.


I've already explained to everyone that if we do find out we are, Ryan & I have decided we wont be announcing it till the second trimester. We feel it will just be a little easier that way. But I HAVE to talk to SOMEONE!!! So I'm talking here. I probably wont say much, since I don't know who really even reads this, but I'm going to say a little more here than I do in person. 

I NEED a place to unload all of these feelings. 
Because I refuse to let them swallow me whole again.


Keep your fingers crossed!

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Saturday, February 25, 2012

I'm sexy & I know it...

I really like these little link ups... 
though sometimes, I think I do way to many of them 
 oh well.

1. When do you feel that you are at your sexiest?
 When I'm cooking. My hubbly always loves it when I cook.

2. What's your favorite magazine? Why?
I would like to say Cosmo... but I'm really sure it's any of the little recipe magazines you get at the check stand at the grocery store. Cause well... this fatkid just LOOVES to window shop recipes.. yes I do! :D

3. What’s something you do more quickly than most people?
I do really well with most kids I meet. 
They tend to like me very quickly after meeting me :)

4. When do you first remember using a computer?
Omg... when I was like 10 or 11 years old. It was a dinosaur of an E-machine with a dial-up louder than school bell.

5. Who is the craziest person in your family?
Breanna. Hands down.

6. What one thing are you craving today?
Asian food.

7. What is your favorite thing to spend money on?
Anything. I really just love to shop... I don't get to do it often...

8. What’s the part of your morning you least look forward to every day?
The "waking-up-morning" part.

9. What are some rules you have for yourself 
that don’t really make much sense?
 Not sleeping in. If I sleep longer than 7 hours, I get in a really pissy mood.
Not really sure why though...

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If I had a thousand dollars...

1. What's your favorite way to spend down time 
(alone or with a significant other)?
Watching marathon episode runs of what ever T.V. series 
Ryan & I are hooked on at the moment...

2. Are you the kind of person that wants things more as soon as you know you can't have it?
No, I tend not window shop a lot, but I don't get over frustrated if I can't have them.

3. If you were given $1000 to spend on yourself, 
what would you buy?
A new DSLR camera. Nikon, Rebel series.. yesss oh yesss..

4. Do you ever go out to eat by yourself?
No, I hate eating alone. I tend to eat to fast when I don't have someone to talk to.

5. What company would you want to do a blog review for?

Oh I unno.. I've never done a review... probably anyone really. 
Maybe GMCR... Were the Hubbly works.

1. I'm feeling
happy, calm, sore, & sleepy.
2. I want
the patience I need right now
3. I need
Tylenol or a Rum&Coke...either would do.
4. I was thinking
I really should go to sleep soon.
5. I wish
for 2 lines.
6. I'm reading
way to many things right now.
7. And as for the weekend, 
tonight I'm looking forward to more T.V. series & ice cream
tomorrow my plans include something special 
and Sunday, I want to clean the guest room!

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Friday, February 24, 2012

Pass It Forward!

Okay I have stumbled on something epic-ly AWESOME.

While I was over at 5ohWifey's blog, I read her latest post about a project she was joining in on. It's from the lovely Ashley over at The Shine Project:


This is probably the greatest idea I've heard in a LONG time! My friends & I used to all do this back in highschool all the time... & I try to do it here & again now... 
but this is AWESOME!

It's kinda like the $1.00 bill "Where's George" project. They are card with little ID #'s on them, & when you pay it forward you give the card to the cashier, and ask them to pass it to the person you paid for. 

 This is what the card looks like:

Then you go home, log in & enter the whens & wheres... & then the process starts all over again! & you can track where your cards go & who they help!
Now if it actually works, this could be really epic!

To get the cards, you can either visit her SHOP & pick out something you like, you'll
 get 1 free card with that... or you can purchase 10 cards for EXTREMELY cheap!! 

My 10 cards are on there way... & I can't WAIT to pass them on! 


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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

My Bucket List

Legos In My Pocket

*Anything crossed off, if possible will be made 
into a link that will take you to "proof" :)

1. Be in 2 places at once.
2. Get a tattoo.
3. Pierce my tongue.
4. Own a house.
5. Own a car.
6. Travel to all 50 states.
7. Have a child.
8. Dye my hair blonde.
9. Go to back to school.
10. Get married.

Alright! As promised, 
here re the first 10 from my bucket list
... More later!

Wanna join in? click the challenge button at the top of this post, 
or just click HERE to get more info about the challenge!!

Trying to start your bucket list?  
Here are some tips to help get you started!

  • Write everything down that comes to your mind without worrying how you’ll accomplish it

  • Don't worry about things that “might” keep you from doing the things on your list money, and the time to do them. This is not the priority.

  •  We all have bad habits and behaviors. So set yourself up for success. Try to think of areas of your life that you feel need improvement.
  • Be willing to step out of your comfort zone. Staying in your comfort zone will never help you in pushing yourself to achieve those big life goals.

Good luck! More tips, trick & ideas to come... 
Make sure you spread the word about
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Challenge your friends, challenge your family, 
Challenge YOURSELF.

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Monday, February 20, 2012

Bucket List CHALLENGE!

You ever written a bucket list?

You know, the things you want to do in your life before you die?

If you haven't... ever wish ya did?

Today I'm issuing a challenge. To any and all who want to participate. 
Write out YOUR bucket list.

Doesn't matter what is on it, or how many things. Just sit back with a piece of paper & a pen, & start writing down the things you want to do, be, have, see...whatever!
All that matters is that YOUR happy with it.

& It's doesn't have to be finished right away... You can keep adding & subtracting and adjusting for as long as you want! That's what makes this challenge so easy.

I started mine a few years ago, & I've been slowly ticking things off here & there... But I noticed when I looked at it the other day, that it really needs an update.
 Some of my wants have changed... & that's okay, cause it's MY bucket list!

& For those brave enough, I extend my challenge:
Share YOUR bucket list here, with all of us!

Just write about it on your blog, and link it back here. It could be one thing... or many!
You never know, you might read someone else's & think... 
"dang! I wanna do that!!"

....I will be posting my list in pieces over the next few weeks, 
along with pointers, tips, & tricks on how to create your perfect list...

So, What do you think?
  Wanna do the Bucket List Challenge with me??

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Friday, February 17, 2012

My hubby is such a bad influence...

With Ryan's days off falling Thurs-Sat, I'm having a hard time keeping up on some of my regular posts. Oh well...
Here's joining in on another round of

1. What do you do when you are really upset to calm yourself down?
I blast Linkin Park. Loud as I can. Through speakers of headphones, I don't care.

2. Do you go all out for V-day or is it just another day?
Kinda in-between. Not exactly a special day, but not exactly a normal day. Ryan & I tend to use it as a fake-date day.

3. Are you more or less productive when Hubs is away?
MORE. Definitely...when he's home, I get almost NOTHING done. :)

4. What is your favorite time of day and why?
 About an hour after sunrise. When everything is still waking up, it's still kind of quiet. the sun is brighter and the air is crisper about that time. It's soothing... 
5. What is your go to karaoke song?
 Right now, it's Black horse & A Cherry Tree by KT Tunstall

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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Happy Heart Day

Valentines day. 

It's one of those days that most couples feel the need to buy sweets, flowers, & stuffed toys for their loved ones to more or less "prove" their affections. Then there is also the people who choose to view this day as a perfect chance for revolt, hosting "Forever Alone" parties full of eating & drinking.

Ryan & I use this day as yet just another reason, to laugh. :)

Instead of buying cards and gifts, we go to the store and pick out the things that we would give each other and laugh and joke about the corny sweetness that occurs on this day.

...He thinks he so funny giving me a bigger puppy than I gave him...

We always have so much fun. After we go get stuffed on food & go home & spend the rest of the night watching a marathon of our current TV series & eating candy till our tummy's hurt.

Here is a video of Ryan drinking his first Martini ever:

Such a great tradition.

Here are some of the cards we found funny this year:

Hope you had a great Valentines / Forever Alone day 


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Monday, February 13, 2012

I HATE this.

Just wanted to let you know, I didn't purposely make it so you couldn't comment on that last big post. I actually was really okay with hearing your thoughts...

But I've been having quite a difficult time removing the old comment system I had on here 
& reverting back to the original blogger commenting system. It should be fixed now, but if this does keep happening... know that I really do want to hear what you have to say. 

My blog just likes to be stubborn sometimes...
Who knew. :)

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My Baby Story

So I haven't wanted to do this post.
You know, the one that talks about everything
that's going on with me on the *baby* front. 

Weird thing is? I have NO idea why. 

Anyone who knows me, knows that it's something I think about every day. It's something I long for, something I would do just about anything for... Something Ryan & I have been more or less trying for the past 2 years for. Something I'm still healing from. 

But with all of that, I've still been weary to write about it here.
I think because when I do that, I actually have to face whats going on.
Weird enough, because this is my safe spot. 

But today, I'm going to anyways.

For the past few months I have been steadily going to see my doctor in hopes that we could maybe figure out why Ryan & I haven't been able to get pregnant again. We were almost positive that we must not even be able to have kids in the first place, since we had gone about 7 years without any kind of birth control or contraception. We weren't trying to have a baby that whole time, it was just one of those if it happens it happens kinda thing.

But in July 2009, Ryan & I ended up in the "baby conversation"... and as it turned out, we were both pretty much ready for it to happen! We decided we actually wanted a baby...

We were gonna give it a try. 

This is initially why we decided to tie the knot when we did. We had been engaged for almost 4 years, but just had never got things going. Figured we had been together this long, what was the hurry! :) But I wanted to be married if we were actually going to try for a baby. 

Now, I don't want people thinking I find this to be a necessity... 
no babies out of wed-lock and all that mumbo-jumbo. 
No, Not at all. I don't really care how a baby is brought into the world, as long as it is cared for & loved as much as possible. That's all that matters to me. We had just been together for almost SEVEN years at that point, so I didn't see why we wouldn't make it official first. There was no reason for us NOT to get married. Plus, I just really wanted to. :)

So we did. On our 7 year anniversary. 
We even ended up with the big wedding I never thought we'd get! It was amazing.

But as soon as the wedding was over... & I'm actually pretty sure there were a few people who mentioned it to us during the wedding... We got the pokes & prods.

"So?? Whens the baaaaby gonna be?? Soooon I hope?!" 

I know this is pretty normal for newly weds to hear, & we laughed it off for awhile since we knew ourselves that we were actually trying. But it never happened. I kept waiting, & counting, & testing... But nothing. Finally almost a year later, I gave up. I figured, coming up on our 1 year married, 8 years together mark.. I figured if it hadn't happened now, 
it probably never would. 
I became extremely depressed. Didn't eat much, wasn't really interested in the things I normally was... I pretty much just absorbed myself as much as possible in Gibby's pregnancy to keep my mind off my own sadness. 

Even worst, is I actually started to get sick. I was nauseous, extremely sleepy, complete lack of any interest in any kind of food, & my body started aching like crazy! For a split second, I thought I was pregnant, but realized all to quickly that most likely that was not the case since I started my monthly cycle. Assuming that was the culprit for all the weird symptoms, I shrugged it all off and moved on as best I could. Very soon though, the pain became different, and the bleeding never did let up. 30 days it lasted before on a whim, early in the morning, I took a pregnancy test. Just to calm my nerves...
Never did I actually imagine to see 2 lines.
We all know what happened next. 
(For those who don't, or want a little reminder, read THIS & THIS.)

It was months before I would even let Ryan touch me again. I kept regular contact with my doctor, Dr. Awesome,  to insure everything was going smoothly since I went the natural, no help route to the miscarriage. Slowly but surely I got better. Eventually we were told by 
Dr. Awesome that if we wanted to try again, we could. But I definitely wasn't ready. I had only just began to let Ryan kiss me again, & the thought of...that... made me sick. Not because of Ryan or anything, just remembering all the pain, physical & emotional, & now the emptiness... it was too much. I was still breaking into tears anytime the miscarriage was mentioned, or even if I saw another pregnant woman 
... I was a wreck.

Ryan was really worried about me, so he made me dinner, and we had a talk. He told me he would wait as long as I needed. He didn't mind at all... and that he really didn't want me to feel pressured to get up and try again before I was ready. So we agreed to leave the thought of pregnancy alone for awhile, and focus on just being together and healing. 

It worked out great, & before I knew it, I was able to talk freely about what had happened. It's definitely something that still makes me sad, but it doesn't send me into despair anymore. I can talk about it, answer questions, and offer my thoughts on the situation without feeling that pain in my gut. 

I even told Ryan I would really like to try again. 

Over the next few months, we tried.. and tried... and tried. When nothing happened again, I immediately talked to Dr. Awesome. She ran a few tests, and did some exams, and taking my history of ailments, including extremely irregular cycles, came to the conclusion that she was thinking I might be suffering from PCOS.

Since Endometriosis runs highly in my family, including my mother having a very nasty case of it herself, I was already aware of this possibility. So Dr. Awesome got me started on Progesterone, on the hopes that it would help me cycle regularly so that I could maybe have a better chance of getting pregnant, while helping a few other symptoms along the way.

Dr. Awesome had me regularly testing for ovulation while taking the medication, & tracking every cycle and sexual encounter. I went in for a few more exams during, but after 5 months with nothing happening, and my cycle starting to become irregular again while still ON the medication... She ordered a few more tests, a few ultrasounds, & Ryan to go get his "manly donation" tested for speed & number. She also recommenced I start seeing an actual OB. She referred me to one she was happy with & that worked in the office upstairs, so I went.

Meeting the new OB, Dr. Rockstar, was nerve-racking. I had been with Dr. Awesome forever, & was very comfortable with her. But as soon as Dr. Rockstar walked into the exam room I was calmed. He was so sweet, and kind, and knowledgeable. He listens, & doesn't make you feel rushed, and tells you exactly what he's thinking. He even joked around a bit with Ryan & I. We couldn't be happier with anyone else. 

After a quick exam, (at this point I've had so many people up in my bits the last 3 months, it didn't bother me at all.) & taking a look at my charts & ultrasounds, & Ryan's results... (Which turned out perfect) ...he asked Ryan & I to tell him our ideal end result. Stunned by this sudden question I clammed up, & it was Ryan that answered. 

A baby. We want a baby.

He informed me of his plan, it's pros & cons, & what the next 3 steps would be if for some reason it didn't work. He also then informed me that he no longer thought we were dealing with PCOS. He was leaning more towards early Endo. 


I wasn't upset, we've known this was going to happen eventually, and I'm actually a lot older than my mom was when it first hit her. She had all 3 of us girls while dealing with Endo before she finally had to get a hysterectomy. No, This wasn't bad news, it was just another hurdle to make it over. 

Dr. Rockstar decided he wanted to take a new approach. A 3 month stint of low dose Clomid to see if we couldn't get a "quick pregnancy"... Then if that didn't work we would move on to some other things. A quick pregnancy? After this long, those two words didn't seem like they should belong in the same sentence. On top of that, fertility drugs made me very weary. He promised me this was not something that would make me the next Octo-Mom, but it would up my percentage for twins by 15%... This made me laugh, since we already have twins that run on both my moms & dad's side... and Ryan's Dad & great grandfather are twins.   OFCOURSE. But, Oh well... We want that baby! 
So Ryan & I agreed to put our trust in him! 

I'm now in the middle of my first "cycle" on the Clomid... Having only finished taking the first set 4 days ago. It definitely adds a lot of scheduling to our lives, what with 

ovu-testing, pill taking, timing sex, preggo-testing  ....uugh!
I really don't have my hopes up for this first or even second cycle to actually work. That's not how my luck goes, but I'm actually trying my best not to think about it. 

Ryan & I did talk about what we would do if I do end up pregnant... who we would tell & how we would tell it... & we've decided. We are going to wait until the end of the first Trimester before we tell anyone. 

That way, the chances of another miscarriage go down to about 20%

& just in-case something does go wrong, I can tell people on my own time... & not have to deal with the "never mind, not preggo" conversations again.

But we are keeping our hopes up!
If it works, it works. I guess we'll see!


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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Daaate Niiiight!!!

Since I didn't get Friday's post up in time,
I'm just adding them both right now. :)

1. How often do you shave your legs in the winter?
As horrible as it sounds, about once a week. Thankfully my leg hair actually slows down in the winter, so I'm only just starting to get prickly by the end of the week.

2. Valentine's Day cards for your spouse: funny or romantic?
 Hubbly & i actually don't get Valentines cards or gifts for each other. (Unless it's candy, & sometimes he will get flowers...but that's it) 
What we do, is go to the Walgreen's for a little bit, walk around & show each other the cards and gifts we WOULD get each other. 
Saves a ton of $$ annnd, it's actually a lot of fun, since mostly we stay in the humor section. :D

3. What are you most looking forward to about spring?
 Warmer weather more often... & PuddleJumpin.. it's my FAV!!

4. What's your favorite way to pamper yourself?
Getting my eyebrows waxed, getting my hair done, & getting a massage... aaaaaaaaaahh.. :)

5. Does your tax return go into savings or do you spend it instantly?
 Since most of the time it takes about a week & a half to get them back, our tax return is pretty much already planned out to where its all going to before it arrives. Anything left, gets spent... quickly. :)

1. Do you enjoy going to a casino now and again?
 Ahaha.. I really never go, I JUST went last night, for the first time in 3 years!

2. What makes you happy most of the time?
My Hubbly. (& Music)

3. Are you jealous of someone right now?
 No, not specifically I don't think so. I don't really understand the process of jealousy. I mean I guess I could say i am jealous of every pregnant woman I see, That's fairly true.

4. You're stranded on a desert island with one fictional character.
Who is it? Why?
It has to be fictional? Crap I unno... off the top of my head...Damon, from Vampire Diaries. #1- He's Hot. #2 - He can turn me so I will survive. #3 - He's HOT. #4 - He's hilarious, & I love to laugh. #5 - HE'S HOT!! Duuuh. 

5. Have you ever been in the emergency room?
If yes, for what (most recently)?
Last time I was in the emergency room, it was because I had had a panic attack while driving and it wouldn't stop, so I had to be sedated.
(I'm seriously prone to them)

6. Where is the last place you drove to just for fun?
Ryan & I love to just cruise. Nowhere specific.. just driving, talking,singly, relaxing... it's the perfect getaway.

7. If you were to make your living as a photographer,
what would love to shoot?
BABIES! Babies & Preggos & Wedding/Engagements. But mostly BABIES!!

8. Tell us about a band you like that we might not have heard.
 Not really a band, but I'm in LOVE with MIKA right now...
Grace Kelly makes my day! :) <3

9. Where was the last place you went shopping? Why?
 Online, shopping for my Mom-in-law.

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"We fly high...No Lie...You know it...BALLIN'!"


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