This is a blog about me, Ally, 44 now...trying to conceive baby #3. After 5 years, several miscarriages and heartaches we finally did it. Ava Lynn was born on January 30th 2009. Now I have two teenagers and a baby! Ally wants three is now complete. It's all gravy from here on in...

Sunday, April 30, 2006

13 DPO

and still waiting. I have no symptoms except for extremely sore nipples still. I will test tomorrow and if no AF by Tuesday, then I will go in for a blood test. I tested on 9 DPO and got a ffp but I think it was cause the test was bunk...oh well, I will wait one more day.

I went to the orthopedist and was told I tore the main ligament next to my knee. Seems like my knee dislocated after the fall and took the ligament with it. I have to do physical therapy exercises for 2 weeks and go back. If I am still in pain then I will have to do an MRI to see if I tore anything under the kneecap. Nice huh?

No other news to report. I am loving the updated baby pics girls...keep em coming. Les & Liz...I really hope this is it for you...I'm praying like mad. Jamie, get to that dr. already! Jess...I'll holler at cha later!

Hugs all around!!

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Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Getting Better

I am starting to walk on my own without the use of crutches or a what if I still look like a 90 year old trying to cross the street. Tomorrow is my follow-up appointment with the orthopedist. I'm sure I will need some sort of physical therapy as I still can't bend my knee or straighten it fully.

On the TTC front...I am 9 DPO. The only symptom I have to date is very sensitive nipples. I thought it was just me or maybe wishful thinking but my hubby commented on them (we were being frisky). I will test tomorrow but I never get a positive that early so I will try to be optimistic.

Nothing else exciting to report. I hope everyone is doing well. Jess...why haven't you been on yahoo...we need to catch up. Jenn, so good to talk to you today. Chassy, I will pm you in a little bit. Jamie and need to be on yahoo dammit! Liz, I am so hopeful for you this month. Heather M & Heather the pics! Everyone I missed, be well !!

Have a great day!

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Saturday, April 22, 2006

Days I'd rather forget

It's been a helluva week. First I fall and hurt my leg so's so black and blue it's sickening to look at. I'm using a walker now to get around which isn't pleasant but I guess it could have been alot worse.

On other news, today would have been my due date for the twins. Tomorrow would have been my due date for the first baby I lost...not a good month for me at all.

I am 5 DPO and no symptoms...hell I'm so sore being pregnant is the last thing that's on my mind...maybe thats a good thing.

I hope everyone is well...I haven't been online's kind of a far hobble from the couch. If you find yourself here and reading this, tell me how your doing.

I hope next week is a better week altogether.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2006

To the Emergency Room


I need to see a specialist in about 5 days...according to the diagnosis I got (I didn't read it til this morning) that I tore some ligaments. If It doesn't heal properly with rest, then I have to get aMRI (regular Xray doesn't show everything).

For now, I'm hobbling around (with a walker) and iceing it as much as possible...Its purple and swollen all the way down my shin. If I get the gumption I will post can't even believe how bad it is. Again, stupid me.

Well, I am a total idiot. I was hanging curtains and I couldn't I decided to stand on a bookcase. I fell onto my treadmill and screamed bloody murder. Kelly called 911 and the ambulance came. 3 hours later, at the ER and several xrays later...the doctors determined that there were no breaks or fractures...just badly sprained. One leg brace and a set of crutches later...I am hobbling along and in immense pain. Doctor said it should take 2 weeks to totally get back to normal.

I hope I didn't screw up the IUI ! Like I said, Im a total idiot.

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Monday, April 17, 2006

The seeds have been planted...

Now we wait.

The IUI went fine...very little discomfort. The doctor said it was a terrific sample and after taking another ultrasound (all seven eggs were a good size with one being HUGE *cringe*) determined it should be a good viable month.

I will be testing on May 1st. If I can hold out that long.

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Sunday, April 16, 2006

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One day two bunnies were walking through the woods when they saw some deer poop.

One of the bunnies said, ''What is that?''' 'They're smart pills,'' said the other bunny. ''Eat them and they'll make you smarter.

So he ate them and said, ''These taste like poop.''

''See,'' said the other bunny, ''you're already getting smarter.''

FYI: IUI is scheduled for tomorrow. Send lotsa prayers our way! Thanks and have a great Easter!!

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Thursday, April 13, 2006

Thanks Easter Bunny...

for giving me so many eggs!

I went to the RE and had a scan. It is CD 11 and I have one really nice size folly on the left and 7 follies on the right. He seems to think two will be fully mature in the next couple of days.

I have since restarted using my monitor and have been getting highs for the last three days. If all is well, I will get a Peak by Sunday and do the insemination on Monday. If the peak comes before that then I have to give Dave's sample on Saturday with insemination that day. I hope it comes later because he will be in Houston on Saturday attending a funeral (his uncle passed away yesterday).

So, that's it...been hectic and I haven't had time to let everything fully absorb. Maybe that's a good thing.

I will be back sometime this weekend to answer emails/blogs. I hope all is well.

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Tuesday, April 11, 2006


Been a shitty couple of days:

Recap -

Saturday we went to Houston to see the Astros play. We went out with a friend of David's and his fiancee. All I heard was wedding talk for 5 hours...Ugh.

Sunday we wanted to see Dave's uncle who is battling cancer and since has developed pneumonia. That was really hard to see him. My aunt is a rock and I feel badly for the family. They've been married over 50 years.

Sunday night around midnight Kelly wakes up...or should I say throwing up. We were up on and off all night with her. Michael just wouldn't go to sleep.

Monday - I keep Kelly home from school and get Mike ready. Backpack on, he throws up all over me and the front foyer. Needless to say, he didn't go either. I call the dr...get in to se eher about 9:30...long story short...viruses all around and shots in the butt for nausea.

SO, it's been interesting. I finally caught some sleep last night...good thing because they are both home today...they are feeling better and eating solids again...Hooray!

On TTC news, I'm CD 9...done with the Clomid and going to the RE for a ultrasound on Thursday. If all goes well, I will be inseminated on Monday.

Thats it...I'm still feeling blah...but hey, at least I'm not puking.

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Saturday, April 08, 2006


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Wednesday, April 05, 2006

My 100 things...

I saw a few people doing this and I thought I'd give it a whirl. See if it inspires you to do the same.

100 Things about me (no specific order applied)

1. I have brown eyes. I like my eyes.
2. I have a middle name- it's legally Mary but I changed it to Marie (after my grandmother whom I adored).
3. The handles on the cups in my kitchen cupboard have to face all in the same direction. It’s a tick.
4. I hate to wear shoes
5. I met my husband on the Internet.
6. My husband is German, I am not.
7. I speak 2 languages, 1 fluently and 1 semi-fluently.
8. I used to have long brown hair, but it has been very short, black, red and grey. It's currently short.
9. I love chocolate – the dark 70% Coco type.
10. My parents were married for 50 years when my mother died of heart disease..
11. I love the combination of pink and red, especially for clothes.
12. I have naturally very white teeth.
13. I hate beer but I love Shmirnoff(sp).
14.I am a neat freak.
15. I can’t iron or polish shoes, but I am a good cook.
16. I played the clarinet for 5 years.
17. I've been watching All My Children since I was 10 years old.
18. I can’t sing, but I sing along to my music while driving.
19. I have never been to another country.
20.My favorite store is one that carries shoes.
21. I suffer from a mild case of road rage. People just don’t know how to drive ;-)
22. I am the youngest of 5.
23. I would have loved to become a hairdresser – maybe I will some day.
24. I love my Volvo. I smile every time I see it.
25. I despise my father. He's a sorry excuse for a human being. My mother I loved but never really understood.
26. I don’t like most cheeses – I love parmesan though and mozzerella.
27. I hate people that don't buckle their kids in the car. I want to roll down the window and scream at them.
28. I am happily married to my best friend.
29.I Always have nipple-itis...even in the summer.
30. I would never do plastic surgery for purely cosmetic reasons, but I don’t judge people who do it. I don’t know if I would do it if I had an accident and would be disfigured.
31. I can’t watch horror movies and only a few thrillers – I am too chicken.
32. I hit a car on my road test and still passed.
33. I can’t dive headfirst into a swimming pool. I always land on my stomach.
34. I am always cold – I hate being cold (which probably accounts for the nipple-itis). The Better Half is a natural source of extreme heat for me.
35. I have long thin feet – shoes generally fit perfectly. I have a “tiny” addiction to buying shoes (and purses for that matter).
36. I don’t like canned tuna – fresh grilled I love.
37. I have every fucking symptom of PMS.
38. I always wished that I could swim with dolphins...this past weekend we went to SeaWorld and I got to pet warmed my heart.
39. My favorite actor is George Clooney.
40. I miss my IPP sistahs.
41. I love to work invigorates me.
42. I have 4 siblings and I rarely speak to any of them.
43. We moved around alot when I was a kid and I was terribly unhappy.
44. I chew on the skin around my fingernails. It’s a horrible tick that I inherited from my mom.
45. I love to read. I am a very slow reader though.
46. I love Charlie Brown.
47. I sing when I clean, it makes it go faster :-S
48. I was pretty poor growing makes me appreciate what a great living Dave can provide for us.
49. I was diagnosed as having hypothyroidism and must take pills for the rest of my life. I was also diagnosed as having Generalized Anxiety Disorder but thru meds and therapy...I am much better.
50.I wouldn't travel to certain countries because of their government situation, i.e. leadership.
51. Taking down Berlin Wall, in my opinion, has been one of the greatest political/societal achievements of the last century.
52. I love pasta in any form. I make it myself once in a while.
53. My mother always told me what a big child I was and what a bad labor it was, hense being born on Labor Day (as she said).
54. My mother had 2 sisters and wasn't particularly close to them because my father was very controlling.
55. I am currently (ok for the last 4 years) trying to loose 10 lbs. It’s not much, but it seems impossible.
56. I really hate to fly.
57. I had two tattoos but hardy show them because people might think I'm tacky.
58. I can lick my nose with the tip of my tongue.
59. When I was a child I wanted to become the first female president...or an actress.
60. I used to write poetry but looking back, I was just a lonely kid.
61. I never sleep completely naked although I like to be naked.
62. I make my own italian cookies.
64. I did drugs as a teenager. Smoked pot and cocaine...peer pressure sorta thing. Now I can't even stand someone that smokes.
65. I turn 41 this year.
66. I have dated 3 guys at one time. I was exhausted and eventually found out.
67. I love animals, except for jellyfish, spiders, frogs and flying insects….
68. I have a cat & three dogs and thinking about a salt water aquarium.
69. I am the mother of two beautiful kids (boy and girl).
70. I am not a sporty person, but I do run fairly frequently.
71. I can’t wear tights or panty hose, I get totally itchy on my legs…it’s psychological. I show my legs in the summer though without anything covering them.
72. I am fanaticial about putting hand cream on.
73. I hate computer or video games, especially those involving weapons.
74. I get seasick easily, also on planes.
75. I am a SAHM but I admit I miss working.
76. I get chronic headaches. I think it's allergies.
77. I like to watch TV in bed but my hubby doesn't. He prefers sex. LOL
78. All time favorite movie (since it came out) “My Cousin Vinny". " & Rain Man".
79. I had major surgery on my nose & hands (my fingers were cut off as a kid).
80. I swear alot! ( I think it's the New York in me)
81. I obsessively drink iced tea. I like vanilla coffee too.
82. I am so scared of miscarriage..TRwice is enough.
83. I will be married 7 years this June.
84. I got a speeding ticket last week. 47 in a 45... stupid ass cop.
85. Before falling asleep at night I fantasize about something exciting that will change my life.
86. I always wanted another child before I was 40. My parents were very young when they had me and I liked that a lot! That didn’t work out for me though.
87. I have a sweet tooth.
88. My favorite city at the moment is San much to do here.
89. My high school sweetheart still has a thing for me. We dated 5 years.
90 I don't know what I'd do without my computer.
91. I always had a nick name...Ally – except from my mom who used to call me "Oddy"...don'task me why.
92. I believe in God and his plan for me...I just wish I knew what that was.
93. I met the NY Yankees when I was 10...they came to see me in the hospital.
94. I really feel it's my destiny to have a child with David.
95. I immediately start to cry when watching Birthing Stories on TV. I don’t cry much otherwise.
96. I have developed allergies since I moved to SA....I think it's the cedar trees.
97. I have freckeles all over my back.
98. I just moved into a new home which I didn't even choose. Thank God he has good taste and knows what I like.
99. I am an optimist. Always have been, and I hope I always will be. Sometimes I get down but not for long.
100. I want David have a biological child. I want him to hold his son and daughter for the first time. I have never seen him cry and I think this would do it.

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Monday, April 03, 2006


16 DPO and no AF? What gives? I have never had that long a luteal phase, even when I was on meds. I tested yesterday and wasn't FMU so I dont' know if that makes a difference.

What to do besides sit here and freak out??


CD 1

I calculated wrong...what a goober I am. Oh well, it's onto Clomid and IUI this cycle.

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