Can 1+1 be 3?

Our Journey To conception

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113/365

Work was boring today. I’m finally finishing up a very repetitive project (the same 6 hour process x 11 times… Yeah.) and the phones were dead.

My congestion is slowly getting better, the boys are getting crazier, and the days seem shorter.

I need more time!

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112/365

Trigger tonight.

I think I have a brutal head cold that is being aggravated by allergies. My husband had something identical this weekend. I’m trying to weather out the congestion but it is debilitating at the times when there is negative pressure in my sinuses. It’s a scuba dive without equalizing when I can’t get the pressure relieved. No water necessary.

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http://justmakeitstop.tumblr.com/post/83533872633/my-little-bulleit-baby-has-what-we-initially

justmakeitstop:

My little Bulleit baby has what we initially thought was just dry skin or mild allergies in his ears. He’s not shaking his head like it’s an ear infection, but he is itching and he has these scaly patches of skin at the bend of his ears. We’ve been putting anti itch cream on it and that helps,…

Get some thornit powder from the UK. Just a sprinkle works wonders for whatever it is: infection, yeast, mites etc. If it is dry skin try putting a little olive oil in his food for a while should help.

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111/365

I had a follicle check this morning. I have a beautiful 20mm follie on my right ovary and a “fantastic” lining again. We thought I was going to be able to trigger tonight, but my estradiol is too low. Estradiol needs to be closer to 150 before ovulation and I’m only at 89 right now. I don’t know my estradiol levels from January, but this cycle is essentially identical to it. 7.5 mg letrozole cd3-7, follicle check on cd13, trigger on cd14, ovulate on cd16. The only difference is that in January my follicle was at 19mm the day before trigger, and on the left side. So we’ve flipped the party to the other side. Same day of the week, too. Trigger on Tuesday, ovulate on Thursday.

Fingers crossed. After being sure that I didn’t respond at all because of my recent streak of bad luck, I’m quite surprised I responded. It’s making me feel more positive about this cycle.

And due to it being fertile week, I’m restricting myself from allergy medicine. As everything outside gets a thicker coating of yellow pollen, my nose gets a little runnier. I’m cutting back as much as possible, and using decongestants extremely sparingly. My poor sinuses. I’ve had to use a bit of afrin today to help with the tightness but I’ve taken half of what I normally do. Baby steps.

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110/365

The weekends go by too fast.

Time with loved ones goes by too fast.

Packing up and heading back to DC in a bit.

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109/365

I had an excellent birthday dinner at a steak house tonight. The prime rib was amazing tonight. It took us so long to get down here last night and I’m pretty bummed we have to head back so early tomorrow. But I know traffic is going to be horrible as it will be Easter and also the last day of spring break for NoVA. But work calls.

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Spinning wheel class photo

Back: Ashford Traveler, Wee Peggy
Middle: Lendrum, Rick Reeves Frame Wheel, Majacraft Suzy, Louet S70
Front: Ashford Joy, Antique Childs Wheel
On loan: Louet S10

justmakeitstop these are my mom’s wheels. She’s kind of got a problem!

Spinning wheel class photo

Back: Ashford Traveler, Wee Peggy
Middle: Lendrum, Rick Reeves Frame Wheel, Majacraft Suzy, Louet S70
Front: Ashford Joy, Antique Childs Wheel
On loan: Louet S10

justmakeitstop these are my mom’s wheels. She’s kind of got a problem!

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http://aniesadventures.tumblr.com/post/83131828195/never-in-my-life-did-i-think-i-would-need-to-force

aniesadventures:

Never in my life did I think I would need to force a dog to eat. Bentley seems to be going on a food strike. I’ve declared he is to get ZERO human food while he’s refusing to eat his own food. Which upsets my FIL, but whatever. He still eats his treats and very much wants everything we are eating….

Kirkland (costco brand) actually sells high quality dog food. If you search the dog food rating sites, you will see it’s ranked up there.

Kirkland brand is manufactured by Diamond which also makes Taste of the Wild (pretty sure I’ve got that right). The food is made in the US with no Chinese imports. It’s grain free, no corn, etc. we feed our dogs the Salmon one, it’s their most ‘expensive’ one in the blue bag, that is a higher quality as the normal chicken/lamb ones (which are still good). The select bags (I think that’s what they are called?) we have gotten in Turkey and Salmon before. Our dogs prefer the salmon. The extra oils from the fish help their dry skin that they get every winter, It was $33.99 for I want to say 30-35 lbs.

We have fed our dogs purina, taste of the wild, and Kirkland brand and they’ve by far done better on the quality food. Purina/Iams/Beneful is crap. Essentially anything you can get at Walmart or at a grocery store is going to be filled with by-products, corn meal, and grains. It’s comparable to feeding yourself a big-Mac every day.

As for him not eating, I wouldn’t stress over it. One of our dogs won’t eat for a week or so and then she will eat a whole bowl full. By nature dogs are hunters and they often would go days in the wild between meals. If the food is there, eventually he will eat if he’s not sick and showing signs of illness.

We feed at free will. The bowl always has food in it. The dogs eat when they want, and however much they want. If the bowl gets low, we refill it. I understand this isn’t an option for some dogs to be fed at will, and if it’s not just make sure that you offer him the food at whatever times you feed him.

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growingourlittlefamily:

Things found in my trunk:

4 heavy winter jackets

2 rain jackets

A 40 lb bag of dog food

Lead scuba weights (just in case, right?)
Pineapple juice

Cookie sheets (new ones!)

My husband’s camo crocs

Two pairs of Sperry Topsiders

A pair of flats

One ski glove

Annd fruit snacks.

A coffee mug

High velocity fan (for hotels)

And Tupperware from who knows when

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Things found in my trunk:

4 heavy winter jackets

2 rain jackets

A 40 lb bag of dog food

Lead scuba weights (just in case, right?)
Pineapple juice

Cookie sheets (new ones!)

My husband’s camo crocs

Two pairs of Sperry Topsiders

A pair of flats

One ski glove

Annd fruit snacks.