June = Whirlwind!

28 Jun

The past month has been a little hectic. I was in my brother’s wedding and immediately after I got really sick with tonsillitis. The wedding was gorgeous and it actually brought my brother and his wife closer to us in a lot of ways. They now know that we’re trying to have a baby and were very very excited for us when they heard the news. That felt really good to know that they cared so much. We found out that I wasn’t pregnant the day before their wedding so that was a little disheartening. There was so much going on though that it was easier for me to try not to focus on that too much and just move on. June was just not our month.

About two days after the wedding I got tonsillitis and was referred to a specialist. I was diagnosed with G.E.R.D (gastroesophageal reflux disease) and the doctor put me on a few prescriptions to try to get it under control. I’m happy that it seems pretty controllable for now and that he didn’t just decide on surgery to take them out as I feared how that might set us back.

Attempts at trying to make a baby in June were…interesting. Our donor had the dates marked on the calendar but somehow screwed up and booked a camping trip about an hour and a half up state for four out of the five days we had planned to try. I was less than pleased. Mrs. Elyima was her usual optimistic self about things and nudged me along with an encouraging sense of adventure. So, we went. I was sick as a dog but I rested when I could and we got all of our tries in. If she can guilt me into trying to conceive in a tent, then I thought it was only fair for me to guilt her into riding some of the rides there that she would NEVER otherwise go on.

Look at that face. She's terrified! That's love, isn't it?

The only other thing that was really frustrating was that even though I started taking ovulation tests on day 11, I was just not able to get a single positive test. It’s entirely possible that I could have just missed my surge and we still caught the ovulation. I guess only time will tell.

So we’re back on our two-week-wait again. *sigh* My boobs hurt today and I’m trying not to get too excited about it but that’s generally a good sign. I hope I’m not crazy.


4 Responses to “June = Whirlwind!”

  1. Lex (Crazy Lesbian Mom) June 29, 2011 at 4:49 am #

    Wow – insemination in a tent; that’s a new one! Good luck – sounds like it could be really really positive news!

    • elyima July 1, 2011 at 6:43 pm #

      We’re keeping our fingers crossed, thanks!

  2. Michelle July 1, 2011 at 5:33 pm #

    People make babies in tents all the time. Not unusual at all. I’m just gonna say right here and now that Mrs. E sounds like an absolute CHAMP!

    Sending fertile thoughts….

    • elyima July 1, 2011 at 6:43 pm #

      She really is a trooper. I totally lucked out!

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