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Still Blessed!

Posted: November 21, 2008 in Family, Life, Uncategorized
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So far so good.  40 isn’t bad at all. I still can’t believe that I’m 40, but I have no complaints thus far.

Shug is doing great.  His physical therapy is going well and now that he has his AFO, his foot isn’t bothering him as much.  He’s doing so well that we’re going home this weekend.  We’ve been with my parents for 3 weeks now; and while we are so very thankful to them – it’s time to go! 

So I finally decided on my 40th birthday gift. I had a hard time deciding, but I realized that all I wanted was a day to myself.  I’m going to spend 5-6 hours at The Spa At The Crescent tomorrow.  This is all that I want and I that I need. 


My period started on Friday afternoon. Thank you God! I was so worried that I would have to take meds for my period to start. Years ago, before I became irregular, I had 32 day cycles. So maybe my body has decided to go back to the old days. Who knows, I’m just glad it came.
Jefferson, Jack & Jethro

The Boys: Jefferson, Jack & Jethro

We’ve spent the weekend house and dog sitting for my parents.  They went back to New Orleans to visit my aunt.  Her life is slowly coming to an end. She’s in a hospice facility and is semi-comatose. She’s my mom’s oldest sister.  It’s all so sad.  I think she would have let go a while ago, but my cousin is not ready for her to die. My cousin is an only child and she has been in denial for the past six months.  She really believed that her mother would get better. I think once my cousin accepts that she is dying and she’s suffering, I think my aunt will let go. I pray that happens soon, it’s hard to see her like this. She’s such a strong woman, a lot stronger than she ever gave herself credit for.  Last week when she was still able to speak, she called herself pitiful and pathetic.  My aunt is far from pitiful or pathetic. She was a school teacher for 40 some odd years. She was still active in her union until earlier this year when the cancer attacked her brain.  She’s a beautiful woman.  Strong willed and very opinionated like the rest of the Berzat/Francois women.  Prayerfully she’ll get her wings soon and we’ll come together as a family and celebrate her life.
My cousin sharing her hair

My cousin sharing her hair

My cousin sleeping with her Mama
My cousin sleeping with her Mama

I called my RE’s office this morning and spoke to the IVF nurse.  We’ve decided to continue taking Met.for.min and not go forward with IVF.  My regular gynecologist will take over monitoring me.  I wish this was about money, but it’s so much more than that right now.  I’m so full of fear; I’m fearful of the unknown.  I’m not in a good place emotionally, and I can only imagine what I would be like if IVF wasn’t successful.  If we change our minds, hopefully it will be before my 40th birthday in November. We want to enjoy the time off and prayerfully it will all come together…..someway….somehow…..


Posted: July 1, 2008 in Uncategorized
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What does pregnant feel like? Does it feel like this? I’m not so sure now. I don’t think I have any pregnancy symptoms. I’m not so confident today.  I’m not going to POAS; I don’t think I can deal with seeing one line.  My beta is on Thursday.  We’ll have the results by 1:30 PM.  Until then I’ll continue to wonder……..what does pregnant feel like?


Posted: June 23, 2008 in Uncategorized
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I’m still crampy and I’m having twinges from both ovaries.  I ovulated from both ovaries, so I guess that makes sense.  I might need to back off reading stuff on the internet. There’s too much information out there and I’m a self diagnosed hypochondriac so I don’t need any help.  I want to stay as relaxed as possible during the two week wait.  That’s easier said than done. 

So Friday afternoon Shug (my husband) called me to let me know that he found two puppies.  He went on and on about how he wants to keep them.  Now mind you we already own Clyde the Shi Tzu.  He was so excited about how affectionate and cute the puppies were.  How could I say no.  So I braced myself for meeting them when I got home.  They are the most adorable puppies!  They had to have run away or got loose, because they’re well fed and healthy.  We decided to name them Chloe & Tchopitoulas (a street from our home town New Orleans).  We’ve been looking around my parents neighborhood and also a little beyond to see if anyone has put up flyers.  We’re taking them to vet tomorrow to get them checked out, but they seem pretty healthy.  If no one is looking for them, we’re definitely going to keep them. They’re a great distraction during the two week wait!  


Posted: June 21, 2008 in infertility, iui, ivf, ttc, tww
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So I’m trying to figure wordpress out. I have no idea, how to make this thing work. I’m thinking of importing my Live Journal account to this one. But I’m also thinking about keeping them separate.  I have to figure out HOW to  import before I do anything.

So today is the second day past my IUI.  I’m still crampy and just a little bloated.  I guess all of this is normal.  I was perfectly primed for the IUI.  My lining was thick, I was ovulating from both ovaries, and Shel had a 58 million count.  We couldn’t ask for more. Now it’s in God’s hands.  If it’s his will, then it will be. Prayerfully it’s in His will…..