I now have 50 people following my blog! And there still could be some lurkers out there :) It's just amazing to me that people are actually interested in what I have to say. Thanks for being with me on the good days, the bad days, and the really bad days. Your support means so much! So thanks for sticking around :) I think I'm going to participate in the next ICLW (International Comment Leaving Week) at the end of March. This allows more people to find me and for me to reach out to other bloggers. So I'm going to give it a whirl.
Last night I also stumbled upon the blogger "stats" button. I'm a little embarrassed to admit that I didnt even know it was up there. I clicked on it and I was AMAZED. It tells you how many people have viewed your blog, in what countries, at what time. I was in awe. I've had over 10,000 views or something like that. And people viewing from all around the world. Malaysia, Japan, Russia. All over the place. I guess I've always known that since my blog is public, anyone anywhere could see it. But it's just shocking that those people may have come back more than once. Which in a way is cool, but why not become an official follower of the blog instead of creepin' in and out :) I know we all have tons of people reading our blogs, but I was just in shock last night to see the actual stats on the screen. So thanks, Blogger, for that fabulous tool...
Did I tell you we got our official Adoption packet in the mail the other day? I looked through it briefly and delicately. I was almost afraid to touch the papers, I was being very careful with them. It was exciting to get the packet, but overwhelming too. I was almost reading the "Fee" page behind covered eyes. We can't start anything until September anyways, but I just want to be prepared when the time comes...
Nothing really to report yet. AF is a few days late but I've been having cramping on and off. Haven't officially decided what we are going to do with this next cycle. Probably will try a non-medicated with trigger and IUI. But if my numbers arent looking good after a few RE visits, then we'll probably cancel that cycle too. My birthday is April 7th. And I've already been thinking about how wonderful it would be to be pregnant on my birthday. I go through this every year. But maybe this year will be my year :)
Our house smells amazing today. This morning I made cinnamon rolls (which were heaven btw!) and I had to make cinnamon muffins for a thing at work tomorrow. The overpowering scent of cinnamon is very much welcome. Considering we made cheddar cheese popcorn the other night that smelled (and tasted) like a combination between feet and vomit. Ew.
Speaking of smells, hubby and I had a random funny converstation the other night:
Hubby: " You know another reason why I love you so much? Because you always smell good."
Hubby: "Well, except for when you get home from work."
Me: (Laughing) "What?! What do I smell like then? Kid poop? Kid vomit?"
Hubby: (Laughing) "Noooo, you smell like a school. You know, the way schools smell. A hospital type of smell."
Me: (Lauging) " A school smell? I can't smell it!"
So, now I'm curious does anyone else recognize this school smell? Do you guys think schools have a distinct smell? I know what hospitals smell like (yuck) but never really sniffed a school haha
I got a really nice fb email from my friend "N" from high school. And it really touched my heart. She reads my blog and had even struggled with some IF with her first child. She is now pregnant with her second. You know those moments that happen where your like " Wow, there really are some good good people out there"? Well, that was this kind of moment for me. She had said that she delayed her pregnancy fb announcement because she didn't want to hurt my feelings. I feel horrible about this, but how sweet of her to even think of me! Then she asked for my address because she wants to send us her stash of ovulation tests and pregnancy tests. Wow. :) I can't wait until I'm holding my baby someday and I can reach out to someone who's having trouble and say " How can I help make it better?" I get excited thinking about donating any leftover meds, or tests, or fertility statues, or bedazzled pill boxes. I will want to help other IF girls out there in any way that I can! So, thank you "N" for making my day :)