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January 27, 2006

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M passed his driving test!!!

Solid Matter January 23, 2006

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I bought myself a book tonight… Feeding your vegan infant – with confidence. I am really looking forward to it arriving. I feel I am doing well with D’s food but I want to be sure and I know there are little things that I could be doing better.

I need to get B12 and vitamin C into his diet and I need pointers.

Thump, Drag, Thump, Drag January 22, 2006

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I woke at 4.55 this morning to “Thump, Drag, Thump, Drag”… when I opened my eyes I was met with D dragging himself, in his bag, across my bed to meet me… my baby knows how to get out of his cot! For days he has appeared to not know and always need me to “rescue” him from the pit… now nothing is safe! He can’t yet climb out of the cot so he is “blocked” in with 2 pillows right now and tomorrow I will drop the base of the cot so there is more than an inch of a difference between his mattress & mine.

I seem to be doing “Crisis Management Baby Proofing”… as soon as he gets into something once I move/change/fix it so that it doesn’t happen again.

Today I was a good housewife… I hoovered the living room, dining room, hall, kitchen and utility and then washed the floors in the dining room, hall, kitchen and utility… I HATE HOUSEWORK!! but I love how it looks when it is done. I never thought my living room would be so clear. We really haven’t unpacked since we moved in 19 months ago but D is forcing us to do it now.

For a year I have been telling M that I want someone to come in and hoover, wash the floors and clean the bathrooms… today I told him that the deadline is May 1st… I can’t be expected to pump myself full of drugs, mind a toddler and keep the house… and if I am blessed with another pregnancy then I certainly amn’t going to continue to pump myself full of drug, mind a toddler, grow a baby in my tummy AND keep the house. M’s reluctance to “allow” someone to come in usually involves the words “house” and “pigsty”… I can’t convince him that getting someone to come in and clean is so the house won’t be like a pigsty and we don’t have to clean in advance of their arrival! Hopefully having to keep things organised now that D is on the move will help him accept the invasion.

I could quite happily murder my husband today. I was hanging clothes on the clothes horse this afternoon when I heard plastic rustling… when I looked into the living room M was watching TV and D was pulling the plastic bag out of the bin 6″ away from M!! I called M and he didn’t hear me and when I called him again I was also pulling the plastic bag out of D’s hand and the response I got was “What?”. I have done everything but say “Please don’t have the TV on when you are in the living room with D” and he is not getting the fact that when the TV is on D watches it and M becomes so engrossed in it that he doesn’t notice what D is doing. This evening D fell backwards (deliberately) and M comment was “he did it while I was turning on the TV”… I didn’t say it but I need to “WHY THE FUCK WERE YOU TURNING OFF THE NURSERY RHYMES AND TURNING ON THE TV???”

January 21, 2006

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A slow day in the Twan house. D slept 10 hours last night. YAY D.

M is sitting here telling me to go to bed to “take advantage of him sleeping”… I can’t get it through his head that my body is SO used to waking and moving several times at night that I now wake in pain from not moving.

Goodness this entry is BORING… I feel like fully fledged member of mummyboring!

The World Is Your Lobster January 20, 2006

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D and I went to Weight Watchers yesterday morning and I have lost another 2lbs for a total of 6.5lbs. Needless to say I am delighted. Only 23.5lbs to go to my pre IVF goal.

It was so hard leaving D to go to work today. I wanted to stay home and go for a walk with him and my mother. It was a beautiful day.

He crawled out of the living room into the dining room this morning while wearing only his nappy… when his tummy hit the tiles he tightened up his tummy to get it off the cold floor and looked at me as though to say “make it go away”. He is so much fun to be around. He is laughing all the time and has his own way of making his needs known.

D has been sleeping so well of late. He is going from 8 til 5ish all on his own. I am so proud of him but all of this sleep is killing me. My body was used to moving a lot during the night and now it is now so I wake up STIFF with sore feet… but it is getting better each night.

You’re Away In A Hat January 18, 2006

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I found out today that my serum prolactin was 588 last Monday. In order to cycle in our new clinic it has to be less than 637. The chances of it going back up is incredibly unlikely unless I start to nurse D through the night again.

I proved myself to be Sooper Useful Physio in work today as one of the Sisters broke her knee cap and I stepped up to the plate. She told me at the end that she would pray for me. I thanked her. My nun told her to pray for my son & my husband too. HAHAHA!!

Sr Broken Knee will be 90 in May and when she got into bed this afternoon she made sure that she had her mobile phone so that she could text her nephews and nieces in the US! If I live to be 90 I want to be her!

The CMV situation is cleared up a little… M’s level is 0.521 and the upper limit that the clinic will allow is 0.5… so there is not too much to deal with.

D woke briefly at 10.45 last night & settled without being lifted. He must have woken again between 11.30 & 5 because I woke at one point lying diagonally across the bed, not under my quilt with one arm in the cot. HAHAHA… he woke at 5 and didn’t nurse til 6.50 which is all in all REALLY GOOD!

You’re A Mind Of Information January 17, 2006

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D is 3/4 today. Where has the time gone? I was driving the other day and suddenly thought of the last time that we were alone together while he has still inside me. I was in the shower in the ante natal ward getting ready to be induced and I held my bump and cried. After that there was always someone prodding or poking me and 29.5 hours later D came into the world.

I got a call from the IVF clinic today to tell me that M has tested positive for CMV… he is to be retested in 6 weeks and if the levels aren’t down then we have to rethink cycling in July… we have been pencilled in for September in case the levels don’t come down… the only problem getting the levels down is that there is no treatment for CMV!! So… we have to try to boost his immune system, pray and hope for the best!

Good news for today is that I sold some nappies… YAY me!

Like A Wet Rag To A Bull January 16, 2006

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I had hoped (planned) to be more active filling this in and using it as a diary of our upcoming IVF cycle but I can see that it is not happening that way. TBH by the end of the day I am not in great shape to start stringing great sentenses together and during the day I never think of it.

The current status of our ICSI cycle is that we have confirmed our dates (Egg Collection on July 24th/25th 2006) and we have begun the precycle testing. M and I both gave blood last week to check for a whole host of infectious diseases. I have to say that I am less nervous about one of us having a positive result this time than I was the last time. The results will be back next week so watch this space. I have been booked in to have a Saline Infusion Sonogram on February 13th which I am not looking forward to but is a necessary evil.

D and I went back to Weight Watchers at the end of the first week and I had lost 4.5lbs which we are both delighted about.

The boy is awake so I must go and attend to him…

The Proof Is In The Puddling January 5, 2006

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One thing I really hate is misquoted sayings (the title being a classic example)… the saying should be The Proof of the Pudding is in the Eating…

D & I went to Weight Watchers this morning because although I am a stone lighter than I was when I got pregnant on him I still have a long way to go & I want to be part of the way there before I try to get pregnant again.