Friday, July 26, 2013

Oh, you shouldn't have...

I woke up this morning to heavy cramping. I went to the bathroom with a HPT in one hand and a tampon in the other. I used the tampon, officially declared IUI#3 a bust, and marked the day as CD1.

As you may know from previous posts on this blog, this came to me as no surprise. I've been bracing myself for a BFN even before we began this cycle. I told my doctor flat out that I didn't believe this would work, but agreed to go through with the cycle because of his advice. I knew all along that I'd be calling to set up a laparoscopy and not a beta test. I hate that I am right.

The icing on the cake is that AF made no exceptions this time around with playing her cruel mind games. She was late. Even still, I never had more than a second of hope. Her final joke for this cycle was that she was late so that she could arrive on this day, July 26th, our fifth wedding anniversary.

If this is your idea of an anniversary present, well, you can take it and shove it!!

Nonetheless, I decided a little while ago that I wasn't going to let IF ruin anymore special days. So I took care of myself and moved on with my day... funny thing is... it actually worked! I had an amazing day celebrating with My Johnny :)

We got each other a total of five anniversary cards. Funny that there's a card for each year! We did not plan that, but it sort of worked out that way. John got me a gorgeous tree... honestly, I don't know what it's called, but it's beautiful!

Anniversary Tree!
He always gets a combo gift from me because his birthday is five days after our anniversary. This year, he got a new TV. He says it's as much a gift for me as it is for him, but who's he kidding?! I'm always running! I don't have time to watch TV :)

We went on a hike with the doggies then to our training class. It was so much fun! Coda is a natural on the trails! He wanted to run a bit, so we ran. He wanted to go in the water, so he did. It was nice to see him come to life on the trails. He's going to be my bestest running buddy :)
Mocha & Johnny 
Cici & Coda
Even Mocha had a good time on our hike!! I can't wait to do it again :)


  1. Sorry about your cd1, but I'm glad you had a nice anniversary! Also, Coda is so cute! He looks like he has gotten super comfortable with you guys and that he is happy with his new family!

    1. Thanks! He's such a great dog! He's a lover and fits in perfectly with us!!

  2. Sounds like you had a great day!!!

  3. Sorry about CD1 :(
    Happy anniversary!! Sounds like you guys had a great day. And I agree with doodmama, Coda is so freaking cute!!

  4. ((Hugs)) I'm glad you guys had a nice anniversary :-)

  5. happy anniversary love! ps it's a hibiscus tree ;)