I can't believe it's my 100th post, I often thought of deleting this blog but it has really grown to be important to me. I love looking back and seeing how far we have come and to remember all of our fond house memories (yeah!) and our ongoing struggle with infertility (boo!). We are so very blessed to be in the home of our dreams, that we built together, and has both of what we have always wanted in a home. It makes me appreciate our new home all that much more looking back to all of the issues that we had with our first home. The funny thing is that we still drive by our old home every now and then since it is just down the street from us. We love to see what they have done to it. So far we have been happy to see that they have been keeping up with the landscaping and have been making improvements. We put a lot of blood, sweat, and tears into ripping out all of the overgrown bushes and vines and definitely created a nice blank slate for them to work with. We did notice that they somehow seemed to break a front window (typical bad luck for that house as you know) and the shed door appears a little worse for wear, which makes us even more grateful to be out of there. It is so much nicer to be on this side of our housing adventure. I would much rather watch it from afar and not have to live there anymore!!!!!
We had our third IUI with Femera last week. Although we are hopeful, we are trying to remain positive and try not to put all my eggs in one basket so to speak. We have three more of these if this one doesn't work out. There will be six in total, so we are just hoping one will work for us. We were really upset about the first two not working but we now know that it's a 10% success rate for each one so hopefully one out of the six will work for us. Femera seems to be decent as far as fertility meds go. I have heard the horrible nightmares of clomid side effects and haven't really experienced any of it which is one reason why my doctor is prescribing this over clomid. I did gain a few pounds like I knew I would but I guess it is all for a good cause!! I did slack off the last few months on working out since I was so nervous about interfering with conception, however, not working out only increased my stress level.
We had our annual summer neighborhood picnic yesterday. We had such a great time drinking and socializing with the neighbors. We had to take the party inside to a nearby neighbors house once the storms hit. We didn't end up heading home until after 9pm completely drunk and exhausted!!! It was so nice to finally hang out with our neighbors, it is such a great group, and we all want the same thing. A sense of community.