Monday, January 21, 2013

Post get-a-way update

Hello ICLW visitors! Happy International Comment Leaving Week! I hope you enjoy my blog. I look forward to reading your comments and following along with you too!
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We are home! Even after just a short weekend away, there is nothing better than coming home to our two fur babies and our own bed. 

  
Cottage Grove was fun. Cold. But fun. We didn't do much wine tasting since the vineyards were all 40 minutes away; driving all over I-5, in the fog, after wine tasting didn't sound very smart to us. So we opted from some shopping at Cabela's instead. I scored a super cool new coat and my husband got some fly fishing stuff, duh! We basically just hung out at the Village Green Resort. We walked the dead garden in the freezing cold, hung out by the fire in the lounge, watched some football (I am SUPER stoked about the teams going to the Superbowl!!) checked out the covered bridges, and what they called "downtown" or Main street. I doubt I will go back there in the winter again, but I bet the 14 acre garden is beautiful in the summer!


We did go to Saginaw vineyard and tasted about 8 wines. The Marechal Foch was awesome and the blueberry wine was interesting. While I was there I picked up these two really sweet trinkets to give away to a couple lucky ladies that are apart of a private Facebook page I am a part of. 


All the women in the group are struggling with their own battle of infertility. The group gives unconditional support, hope and constant compassion. We all share our stories, heart ache, and insecurities as well successes with one another. They have become my "friends". I thought it would be fun to send them something in appreciation. Last week the gal who runs the page and the author of "Who is this "Fertile Myrtle?" sent out some homemade soap to a lucky group member. Just cause.

Random acts of kindness RULE!

Today is also CD#11. I have been taking my OPKs daily and the line has gotten darker! I plan to continue testing until at LEAST CD 21. I am usually a late ovulator and with the PCOS I could have several positive false positives in a row. I am one of those that need to watch the line fade.Yes, it can get expensive, lol! 

 This is what the tests look like up to today.


I think this is still early to get a REAL positive, but isn't it funny how a test can test darker at 9am than at 415pm on the same day? Or are my eyes wishing something there, that isn't?
I never know what my darn body is doing- or going to do! It really is hit or miss. I will continue to test and see what happens. It is ONLY CD 11, Teresa! Don't give up and stop rushing it.
Lets hope that we see a REAL dark line in the test window soon and that ovulation happens!










22 comments:

  1. Hi Teresa! Did you figure out how to sign up for ICLW?

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    1. Toni- I sure did! thanks so much for giving me the info! I am #57 on the list! ;-)

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  2. Hi Teresa. Happy ICLW. Nice to meet you! Look forward to following your journey.

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    1. Hi Jessah! Nice to meet you as well! Your blog is awesome!

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  3. Happy ICLW! Looking forward to following you!

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  4. Hi from ICLW! Glad you had a fun getaway!!!

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  5. Hello from ICLW! Good luck this cycle!

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  6. Hi from ICLW too. :) I love your furbabies and we love wine tasting too! We lived in the San Francisco Bay area for 10 years before moving to central Texas in 2009. California had some good wines, but we went wine tasting at some wineries in the Texas Hill Country last year and I was shocked at how good they were too. I would love to go again, except I am in the process of a FET cycle using adopted embryos, and if I get pregnant obviously no wine. :) Good luck to you!

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  7. Hi from ICLW! I'm looking forward to following your cycle. Good luck to you!

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  8. I love your blog design! I look forward to following your journey :) p.s. vineyards are so beautiful My husband is from Chile and I love seeing the vineyards when we visit.

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    1. Thanks! The vineyards were dead dead dead! It was freezing while we were there. I hope that we can visit this summer so that we can experience the beauty! I would love to go to Chile!

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  9. That sounds like such a nice weekend! I hope it was just what you needed. Happy ICLW!

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  10. I went apple picking this fall and while we were there did some "wine" tasting. It was a bunch of wines made from fruit other than grapes. I think we tried blueberry. Interesting is a good word. Some of the other ones tasted like cough syrup.
    thanks for stopping by my blog.

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    1. Oh, I have always wanted to go apple picking! Hood River Oregon is beautiful- and they have orchards upon orchards!! I might need to do that this summer!

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  11. Oh, you were pretty close to my hood! Do you live relatively near Cottage Grove? I'm just north of Corvallis.

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  12. Hi! What is the facebook group for infertility?

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    1. It was a group dedicated to women still fighting IF. A FB support group ;-)

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