Sunday, February 27, 2011

And the wanting comes in waves....

Yesterday morning I had a follow-up ulstrasound appointment. My previous appointment was Wednesday, at which I had an 11mm follie on my right and an 8mm follie on my left.

Luckily on the weekends, hardly anyone is working at my doctor's office. This includes residents or whatever you call doctors-in-training. So no Oaf wanding for me! Yay!

So yesterday I had a 9 and 10 on the right, and an 8 and 13.6 on the left.

Yes, you are reading that correctly. The 11 that was previously residing on my right ovary decided to A) pack up and head out, B) shrivel up a bit or C) migrate to the left. Ok, I realize A and C are silly options. So I guess it shrunk. If that doesn't make you feel like you are getting old, I don't know what will!

My RE said something about the 13.6 "winning the race". I didn't ask, but I really hope he doesn't think I will only ovulate one mature egg this time! I am REALLY hoping I get all 4 mature. Does that make me sound greedy? Or irresponsible? I hope not. We've just NEVER had a positive result with one egg, and our only cycle with two was not positive either. I want as much of a chance as I can get!

I am continuing on the vial-and-a-half of Bravelle for another couple of days, and I will return to the RE on Tuesday morning.


For some light reading yesterday, I was browsing through the big informational booklet(?) thing that came with my Bravelle. I sort of knew this in the back of my head, but did you know that FSH is derived from the urine of post-menopausal women? Yep! Thanks for the pee, grannies! So weird....

Also, in that booklet, there were tables and charts of studies they've done with Bravelle. There was one study conducted on 72 women that resulted in several multiple pregnancies, but one of them was sextuplets!!! Yikes! But in those studies, they give a really high dose of Bravelle initially (like 3 or 4 times what I'm using). Interesting nonetheless!


Today's musical selection is by The Decemberists, and entitled "The Wanting Comes in Waves / Repaid". Enjoy! :)

Friday, February 25, 2011


Well,'s random number generator, 1 - 69, gave me the following numbers:
59 - earrings
29 - bracelet
35 - pee sticks

So, congratulations to Aly from Infertility Overachievers (earrings), Julia from Adam and Julia (bracelet), and  Jess/Glass Case of Emotion from A Little Blog About the Big Infertility (pee sticks)!

Please email me at xunaffectedbyyou at aol dot com by Monday at the latest so we can work out shipping details!

Thank you to everyone who entered, and thank you so much for reading my blog. I can't even express how much I really appreciate your comments and support. <3

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Let sleeping dogs lie... on your pillow.

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The deadline to enter is tomorrow at noon EST. So enter, if you haven't already! :)


Not much to say today, so Kelsey spam it is! She loves napping on the couch. Especially when I leave my pillow there...

Here she caught me taking a pic... she is totally giving me the stink eye!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The highs and lows of my RE's office

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I had an appointment this morning with my RE for an ultrasound to see where we stand. This appointment left me feeling pretty much the opposite of my appointment last week.

Last week, my RE was attentive and helpful, spending an hour answering my questions and discussing protocol. Today... yeah. Not so much.

I get called back and head to my normal u/s room. I'm waiting, up on the table (just sitting! I've decided that I like that much better than being all propped up with my lady parts on display when they walk in) and they come in. First, my doctor. Then the oaf who yawned at my vagina once upon a time enters, followed by hippie nurse.

I'm ok with Oaf watching, I mean, he's done it before. As long as he doesn't yawn. But this time, RE hands Oaf the wand!! Uh ohs.

Oaf has no grace. He walks up, holding the wand like it's going to bite him. He jabs it towards me. I think I might have cringed. He attempts to insert it. His aim is off; he is too high up the lady part mountain. I should have put out the welcome mat.

Finally he gets it in. I think I just popped his wanding cherry. Potentially even his inserting-anything-into-a-vagina cherry as well. Lucky me!

I had one 8mm follicle on my left ovary, and an 11mm on my right. The others, which were only on the left side) were too small to measure. Oh, the disappointment. RE says that it's like my ovaries are two separate people, because they are responding so differently. Awesome! I love being a freak of nature!

So they leave, and I have to spend a few minutes and 10+ paper towels wiping up the GOBS of u/s wanding lube left on the insides of my thighs. Wtf?! Geez.

I head to the consultation room. I sit. RE is muttering to himself and entering info into the laptop. Oaf is sitting with his elbows on his knees and his head in his hands, looking at the ground. Was my vagina that fucking traumatic, dude?! Really?!!!! (FYI, I'd like to note that I like to think I have normal-looking lady parts. Nothing deformed or missing or extra...)

RE says he wants to up my dosage of Bravelle by half a vial (yay math and more work in the mornings!). I told him that I already did one vial of Bravelle before I came, so what should I do about that? He sighed. A disappointed sigh. I felt like I just let my dad down or something. It was awful! He said that he "guesses" we will start the 1 1/2 tomorrow.

So, I go back in on Saturday for another ultrasound. RE was sure to tell me to not take my Bravelle before the appointment. Awesome.

Needless to say, I left feeling a little...bothered.


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Baby please don't lose your faith in the good earth

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So I never officially updated my blog as to what my current status is. AF did in fact arrive, unwelcome and unannounced, on Thursday afternoon. This made my cycle a whopping 23 days! I got in to see my doc the next day, and took with me a big list of questions.

Here is the summary:

My blood was drawn for two tests: a vitamin D deficiency test, as well as something called TPO, which from what I understand is some kind of antibodies in your thyroid. I will find out the results of those tomorrow.

We are also going to stick with the Bravelle and practically the same protocol. Instead of starting off at 150iu, however, we will just start at the minimal 75iu. I had so many measurable follies early on last cycle, and he wants to get that number down a bit.

I am also going to start with progesterone suppositories after ovulation for luteal phase support. I've never had an issue with my LP before, but this last cycle it was only 11 days (typically it has been around 15 or 16).

So, I am on my 4th day of Bravelle injections, and go in tomorrow morning for an u/s.


My RE, who as we all know has been less than satisfying, actually spent an hour with me going over all of my questions. I was impressed and very appreciative. Here is what we discussed:

1) My LP from this cycle. He inisists it was in normal range, even if it was shorter than my previous ones. For this upcoming cycle, I am going to use progesterone suppositories for LP support.

2) Regarding more extensive testing: I mentioned several tests, and asked if any were applicable. I mentioned: AMH, Prolactin & TSH, Karyotyping (genetics), clotting disorder, vitamin deficiencies, antisperm antibodies, post-coital (for checking for hostile CM). Out of these, the ones he thought would be worthwhile were the Vitamin D deficiency and TPO, which is testing for antibodies in my thyroid, or something like that.
- Clotting disorder and karyotyping he ruled out b/c they are mostly used for checking on multiple m/c's
- AMH he ruled out b/c my FSH was good, and AMH is generally checked along with Antral Follicle count to see how many eggs could be retrieved for IVF. It's not really a test that would show us anything about my situation.
- Regarding antisperm antibodies & hostile CM... he said that the post-coital isn't necessary b/c we are bypassing the CM anyway with the IUI. Also, the general consensus on post-coitals is split. More recently it is not believed to be an accurate test. As far as the antisperm antibodies, if my DH had them there would be some evidence of such in either his S/A or when he gives his sample for IUI. There is no evidence of such as of now.
- Vitamin deficiencies and TSH (thyroid) - These were the only ones he thought worthwhile, although not TSH exactly. My TSH levels were great on my last CD3 b/w appt (1.1 to be exact), but he wants to check for these antibodies. I can't remember what he said about the study that looked into them.

3) Regarding a laparoscopy and Endo/PCOS.... There have been several studies in a few countries basically saying that the success rate of being pregnant after a lap for mild to moderate Endo is the same as if you didn't have the lap and just kept trying. He is hesitant to do such an invasive surgery for no real justification, other than completing the check list of potential problems. No Endo has been seen on any u/s, and my tubes are clear and there is not endo blocking them. I agree with him here. As far as PCOS, I do not exhibit any of the symptoms, although with as many follicles as I produced on the Bravelle last time in the early cycle days, he said that could be considered like pre-PCOS. But with not having any other symptoms, there is nothing else to back that theory up.

4) Double IUI and extra hcg booster post-ovulation - The double IUI, based on research and cost efficiency, isn't really worthwhile, in his opinion. As long as the first IUI is done prior to the rupture of the follicle, there is no reason that 2 should be needed. I asked about the hcg booster, and he said that in the past, it led to people over-stimulating. So now, they do progesterone suppositories instead to avoid that.

5) Strict/critical morphology - This was tested back in Aug 2009, and was normal. He mentioned my DH having variable motility, and he cited 63% motility on the last sample for the IUI (prior to being washed). Because it is being washed, though, it's not an issue.

6) He found this study from the Netherlands in which he entered mine and DH's basic info, and it gave me a 26.7% of conceiving on my own in the next year with no treatment. I guess they tested the people in the Netherlands who had to wait a year before their government-funded IVF. They found some of them became pregnant on their own. Here is the website, with a predictor: Please keep in mind that this is used for women with unexplained infertility.


The last song I heard before getting out of my car is stuck in my head! Vampire Weekend's "California English". Enjoy!

Monday, February 21, 2011

100+ Followers Giveaway!!! (!!!)

Hello and happy Monday! Ok, it may not be a happy Monday for you, necessarily. It is for me, because it is still my weekend! Even though I have a cold, I'm incredibly happy to not have to go in to work. Kelsey is curled up beside me on the couch snoozing, Pandora is on... good stuff!

So let's get to it! It's my promised giveaway!


There are 3 prizes total! Jewelry and pee sticks, what could be better?

First is a beautiful pair of earrings. They are amethyst and silver, with a sterling silver hook. They were purchased from Beads2Blessings, an Etsy store founded by Katie at Removing Roadblocks. She and her husband are using the proceeds from the Etsy store to help fund their adoption.

Next up, we have a beautiful bracelet! (Ok, I really feel like Rod Roddy from Price is Right at the moment...). It is a fertility bracelet, made by Jenna at Among the Blossoms, purchased from her Etsy store, Bloomtastic. She has some gorgeous bracelets, and I've had my eye on this one for a while! Here is a description of the bracelet, taken from the Etsy page:
"This bracelet features amazonite, carnelian, moonstone and tigereye, along with chinese crystal. It also features a butterfly charm. Moonstone is said to enhance fertility in women and help them conceive. Amazonite is known as the hope stone. It helps to balance the wearer. Tigereye is said to focus the mind and help direct thoughts. Carnelian is said to promote planned reproduction, balance and heal a woman's reproductive system, and alleviate pms. Butterflies are a symbol of transformation and change. Butterflies are a fertility symbol in that they are thought to bring children. This bracelet measures 7 1/4 inches (not including the clasps)."

And finally, some pee sticks! These are the pink-handled Wondfo tests, which are quite sensitive. They are cheap yet pretty reliable. Definitely good to have on hand! I'm not exactly sure how many yet, but at least 10 and maybe 25, depending on what deals are happening on Amazon later this week! :)


Mandatory entry:
  •  Post in a comment below the prize you'd most like to win, followed by your next choice - 1 ENTRY

 Extra entries:  
  •  Mention my giveaway with a link to this post in your blog or on a forum you frequent! Link it to me in the comment - 1 ENTRY
  • Become a follower! If you are already a follower, or just became one, submit a comment saying so! - 1 ENTRY
  • Tell me why you follow my blog, how you found my blog, or how you found your way to this post! - 1 ENTRY

So... there is a total of 4 possible entries per person! This contest runs until Friday, February 25th at noon EST. I will use to choose the winners, by assigning each entry a number, and letting choose 3 numbers. One prize per person. I will announce the winners on Friday, and they will have until Monday to contact me with their email addresses so we can arrange shipping.

Good luck!! 

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Pregnant horses and a Jeep!

Happy Saturday!

I plan to post the giveaway on Monday! So be sure to check back to see what you can win and how!


Last week I stopped at the local dollar store to pick up some cheap tests. Here is my account of what ensued:

Well, I went to the $ store after work. I head back to the corner where the HPTs are located. There is a $ store employee near the HPTs, arranging the soap. When he sees me picking out some HPTs, he says, "We have some cheaper ones up front."

I respond with, "Cheaper than a dollar?" And he says no, that he didn't realize they had the cheap ones back here. "Usually they keep them up front under the register because the high school kids steal them." I nod and smile, and continue loading up my arms. I was buying 10 of them, and you know how they come in those boxes...? Well my arms were completely full as I headed back up to the front of the store.

He notices me heading up that direction, and says "Are you all set?" I say yes, and we walk together up to the front.

When we get to the register, there are already 2 people in line waiting for him. I fall in behind them, and he starts ringing up the first lady. She looks back at me and says "Something on sale?" I say, "No, just cheaper than anywhere else," and smile politely. I didn't really want to tell her that I'm a tad obsessive, lol.

She then goes on to say that when anyone has a lot of one item, she usually checks it out to see if there is a good sale. I just smiled and tried to look friendly, even though I was starting to get embarrassed. I'm not sure she would have been interested in what I had (she was at least 55).

At this point, another person is in line behind me, so a total of 4 of us are in line. Right after she was done talking, the cashier looks at me and says, "We have people come in and buy a lot of them for their horse farms. I guess they use them to tell if the horse is pregnant or not!!"


I was mortified!!!! The 3 other ladies/groups in line all turned and looked at me slightly and politely laughed... it was soooo awful!! My face was so red. I could not wait to get the hell out of there!

Looking back, I should have said I had a damn horse farm, that he guessed correctly! Ugh!


Buster and I bought a new car on Thursday night! Well, it's used, but new to us. A Jeep Grand Cherokee! It's black and shiny and I love it! The interior is a little beat up (I'm thinking the previous owner had some messy kids), but I don't care too much about that. For now it will just be Kelsey back there anyway :)

But this was the day I started bleeding. So my failed cycle wounds were fresh.

After we worked out the financing terms on the car, we head in with the paper work guy to sign a bunch of stuff. Of course, he tries to make polite conversation by asking if we have kids. We reply "No we don't," and leave it at that. A few minutes later, he asks, "So do you guys just not want kids or are you waiting?".

You couldn't just leave it alone, could ya, guy?! Ugh. I tell him we are trying. He tries to talk a little more about it, but I was resolute in my silence. Thankfully he dropped it. He was trying to sabotage my retail-therapy-induced high!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Super sad face

Just wanted to make a quick post letting everyone know I'm alive. I tested BFN this morning, which bummed me out. I am 12 dpo (CD24). I am also bleeding, as of 20 minutes ago. No idea what that is all about, as my normal cycles last at least 28-29 days. I'm feeling completely defeated and hopeless right now.

If the bleeding turns into AF (which I'm thinking it will, at this point) I will call my RE in the morning.

I promise I will get the giveaway stuff together, but it probably won't be until the first of next week. So bear with me if you can.


Monday, February 14, 2011

Good, Bad and Ugly (Really ugly, actually. Grotesque even.)

Last night Buster and I struggled to find something to watch on television. There was nothing on. After flipping through for way too long, Buster left it on one of the Showtime channels, which was airing The Wild Wonderful Whites of West Virginia.

First, let me state that I'm not a huge fan of any show that casts such a poor light on an entire state, needless to say my home state. Second, I'm not a huge fan of the "creators of Jackass". That being on the movie poster is more likely to make me never see the movie than to watch it.

Even though I swore I would never watch such filth, I was slightly curious to see what it was all about. For those who haven't seen it, it's about a trashy family in the hills of West Virginia who have lived off of government checks for their entire lives, all the while doing lots of drugs, murdering people, etc. Upstanding citizens.

We watch some drunk shenanigans in a bar. Then the main White, Jesco, talks a bunch to the camera about how his "brain cell" is damaged. Apparently he only started out with one.

Here the movie goes into territory that makes me uncomfortable. Some lady, who is on so many drugs she can barely mumble out a coherent word, is driven to the hospital to go "pick up her baby." I guess she had a baby a couple days ago. Well, they get to the hospital, and some other trashy lady is there telling her that CPS took the baby, "probably because it was on drugs."

So the mother starts sobbing and saying things that only partially sound like dialect. The trashy lady driving her proceeds to go to Taco Bell and order a fajita. The drive-thru attendant tells her that they don't have fajitas. She then requests mozzarella sticks. WTF?!!!

Fast-forward to that night. Mother, trashy driver, and some other trash get all "dolled up" (ok, that phrase should never be used to describe them) to go out to the bar. While at the bar, the new mother is snorting lines off the back of a bar bathroom toilet, and talking about her baby, and how God wants her to have her baby.

I can't help myself. I start crying. I tell Buster that I really don't want to watch this anymore.


I want to cry thinking about it now.


On a happier note, I have reached 100 followers! I am now coming up with my list of prizes, so stay tuned and I will have that promised giveaway soon!


And today is Valentine's Day. I hope all of you have a wonderful day!

I started out my day by doing what I swore to myself (and proclaimed to many others) that I would not do. After having an incredibly vivid dream in which I was in labor, I woke up and POAS. BFN. Actually, 2 BFNs, one on an Answer and one on a $ store test. Sigh.

I'm only 9dpo, and I know it's still early. I just really wanted to give Buster the best Valentine's Day ever. And now all I have for him is a card :(

Friday, February 11, 2011

Are you pregnant yet??!

No, I'm not, thanks for asking.


I really like my co-worker. She is really fun and zany and just overall a cool lady. She has a 10ish year old daughter. She is always asking me when we are having kids, and if I am pregnant yet.

I don't have the heart to tell her that it's not coming that easy to me. Mostly because every time she asks, it is in front of multiple people. I'm not embarrassed of my struggle, but I also don't want all kinds of random people knowing.

But it's just enough of a kick in the gut to ruin my mood and bring me down a few notches. So much for my Friday afternoon high.


I love this song. Iron and Wine with "The Sea and the Rhythm":

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Kelsey & half of a pound

Per Lindsey's request, here are some new pics of Kelsey! She is nearing 7 1/2 months now. Time flies! She also might be the sweetest dog ever in the history of dogs. Yeah, I said it!


On another note, I had my weigh-in yesterday. I lost half of a pound... lol. Well, it's better than nothing, right? I am down a total of 8 lbs so far. I'm really buckling down this week and hope to lose 2 more, so I can have a double-digit weight-loss number!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Puppy Hell and the IUI

Before Saturday, I would have never imagined there could be a puppy hell. I love puppies. The more the merrier, right?


Buster and I are house/dog-sitting for his parents while they are on a fabulous cruise and going ziplining in Honduras. How amazing does that sound? Super amazing, if you ask me. Way better than 20-degree, snowy weather coupled with a bunch of crazy dogs.

The in-laws have 3 dogs: Haley, a 9-year-old husky mix; Buttercup, a 3-year-old Golden Retriever; and Lulu, the spawn of satan. Some of you may recall, Buster and I (along with my FIL, BIL, SIL) got Lulu for my MIL for Christmas. She stayed with us for 6 days while we kept it a secret from MIL. Those days were torturous, as Kelsey (our Golden puppy) and Lulu constantly wrestled and played. It was stressful!

Apparently the in-laws have been slacking a bit when it comes to training Lulu. When she left our house, after 6 days, she was well on her way to being potty-trained. She also did not whine in her crate overnight.

Now is a different story, however. She has some accidents in the house, but not an insane amount. But she wakes up every morning at 3:30 and whines in her crate, incessantly, until we get her out. The past two nights, one of us has gone down to let her out to pee at 3:30, and then put her back in her crate. At 4:30 she starts whining and barking again. It dies down after a bit, and then she's back at it at 5:30. At this point, I might as well get up and get ready for work.

It has been 3 nights of this, and I'm feeling like a zombie today. I think tonight I am taking Kelsey back over to our place and staying there with her. I hate to leave Buster with the little devil-dog, but I have to get up early for work, and he understands that. I also have a MAJOR project due next Wednesday, so I need to be on my game!


We had our IUI on Saturday morning. Buster's count was 163 million, 63.3% motility pre-wash; and 68.7 million, 86.4% motility post-wash. I had some good O pains on Saturday, and we BD'd on Sunday morning for good measure. I feel good about this cycle. We covered our bases, I had 2 nice eggs, good sperm count...

I am not going to test until at least Monday, February 21. That will be CD28. I should probably wait until the following day though, just in case.


Today's musical enjoyment is brought to you by Discover, and entitled "Swing Tree". Enjoy! :)

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Two is better than one, right?

My appointment this morning went well!

After I arrived and was hanging out in the waiting room, alone, I decided to chat with the receptionist. She is really nice to me every time I come in, and she knows my name and is quite sweet. As much as I'd love it if the receptionist at my RE's office didn't need to know my name, it still makes one feel welcome.

So I approach her and mention my doc, and ask her if he hates me or if he is "that way" towards everyone. She knew immediately what I meant, and said, "His bedside manner sucks!"

Well, it's good to know I'm not alone! I told her my friend Aub's theory that he is bored with making babies for people. I also told her that the only time he really showed some genuine excitement during one of my appointments is when I told him that my husband is an Electrician. He told me he always wanted to be an Electrician someday (Bizarre, I know!). I joked to the receptionist that I would have assumed plumber would have been a more suitable transition, but whatever. She liked that joke, which made me like her even more.

She also said she wouldn't say anything to him, which I believe. And actually, it's not like I really said anything that was too harsh. I mean, his bedside manner DOES suck, and I didn't even say it!

So we get interrupted when the hippie nurse (wearing fur-lined, tie-dye crocs) calls me back. She's always very happy and I like her a lot as well. I told her that her shoes were fancy, and I heard the receptionist laugh. We talked of the Crocs for a few minutes while she escorted me to my exam room.

This time, I just sat on the table like a normal person—not like it was a show-and-tell exhibit and my lady parts were the attraction. Dr. RE comes in, followed by yet another strange doctor man, and then hippie nurse. I get into position, and thankfully this time Dr. RE dildos me.

He starts reciting the size of every follicle out loud, so hippie nurse can write them down. I hear lots of numbers below 10, some above, but none higher than 13. This is all on the right side! One of the last ones he says on the right side is 18.7mm. Hmmm.

He moves over to the left ovary. Another half-dozen small follicles later, I'm starting to really worry. Please don't let me just have one mature follicle again! He is swirling the wand around and I can tell he got into a heavily-populated area (perhaps a village of eggs?!). He calls out that there is an 18.6mm on the left side. He finishes up (meanwhile random strange doctor man is yawning. YAWNING! I mean c'mon, my vagina isn't that boring, is it?!) and tells me to meet them next door when I'm dressed.

I head into the consultation room with Dr. RE and the weird doctor man who has yet to say anything (he must be learning a lot from my RE). Dr. RE says that we got more than one follicle, which is what I wanted. I agree (even though I'm secretly just a tad disappointed I didn't have 3 or 4. But more on that later). He says he wants me to trigger tonight and we will do the IUI on Saturday morning. He also mentions that tomorrow is his birthday. So I say, smiling, "So you are going to be feeling a little rough on Saturday morning from celebrating?"

He responds that he might feel rough from coaching a hockey game that they will most likely lose. I tell him that perhaps he will have good luck on his birthday. He mentions that he will be old enough to collect social security. Then somehow we start talking about how he wants to retire to South America. Wow, what a difference in his attitude and demeanor! He was actually happy talking about Chile and Argentina!

Then he looks at his laptop and says, "Where was I? Oh yes, hCG trigger..." I then apologized for making him come back to this harsh cold reality. And that was it.

At least I know he's not a robot.

Dr. RE wants me to only take half of my trigger shot, which would be about 5,000miu (iu? miu? I never know which to use here). He doesn't want me to take all of it just to avoid overstimulation.

So there we have it! Like I mentioned earlier, I was a tad disappointed with only 2 mature follicles. I was really hoping for 3 or 4, just for an even better chance of conceiving. But, two is double what I normally have. So I'm ok with those numbers.


On a random note, I was nominated for several awards in the past couple weeks, and I really appreciate my fellow bloggers thinking of me! I am currently too overwhelmed and busy at work to re-award those awards. I apologize, but I do really appreciate you ladies thinking of me! <3

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Does Pandora know I'm infertile?

For the past couple weeks I have been beyond annoyed with the stupid advertising on Pandora for that Natalie Portman/Demi-Moore's-child-husband movie. I find Ashton Kutcher abhorrent, although I love Natalie. The teasers they played on Pandora for the movie were as relentless as they were repulsive. And nowhere near funny.

I knew it only had limited time to remain on there, and for that I was thankful.

Fast-forward to this week. The inundation of the week is a new show on Lifetime, called "One Born Every Minute". Yep, it's about babies. Being born. Constantly.

Photo from the "One Born Every Minute" page on the Lifetime site.

Here is the write-up on the Lifetime website:

The Real Miracle Is Surviving Each Other
“One Born Every Minute” takes an in-depth look at life inside the maternity ward at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, as expectant mothers enter their final stage of pregnancy. From the delivery room, to the operating room, to the front desk, to the nurses’ station, 40 cameras roll 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to capture the high drama, humor and overwhelming emotion of childbirth as new lives begin and others change forever.

They even show a preview. Granted, this show looks slightly more appealing than "A Baby Story" or "I'm Pregnant and..." (Personally I think it should be renamed, "I'm Pregnant and...Your Not!").

Still. I'm over it! Please stay off of my Pandora. Plus, the ads associated with it are nauseating. A photo of a woman in labor. Making that labor face. Get off my screen!!! Ugh!

Give me Project Runway back, please. Take your labor and babies back to TLC where they belong!


In other news, I had my WW meeting today. I lost one pound! So I'm down 7.5 lbs total. I hoped to be doing better at this stage in the game, but I will take what I can get. I need to do better this weekend... but I'm not sure how, considering it is my sister's birthday and the Superbowl... ugh!
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