Friday, March 20, 2009

Send In The Clowns????

Came across this link on a message board. Had to share. Bwahahahaha!!! But wait, what if you’re clown phobic? Technically known as Coulrophobia. Now I’m not phobic, but my father surprised me by showing up at my 5th birthday party in a clown costume. I didn’t recognize him and was freaked out by this 6’ tall clown towering over me. Doubt that would be good for implantation!

Now, for cycling and traveling news. Final lining check was this morning. One of my favorite REs was not scheduled to do monitoring this morning, but popped over to do my ultrasound. Sweet! Her exact words were, “Your lining is beautiful!” It measured 12.5mm this morning. Let’s hope this was the LAST empty uterus ultrasound. I’ll start progesterone on Sunday.

Travel plans — OY! Had a mini meltdown on Wednesday after pinpointing the date with the Canadian RE and then checking airfares. (Hormonal much?) My original plan was to fly up after work on Tuesday for the transfer Wednesday morning. Well, let’s just say the airfare for that was INSANE! About 3 times what I paid last month. I emailed the RE about the logistics of taking an early morning flight Wednesday morning and going straight to the clinic from the airport. This will still be almost twice what I paid last month, but what can I do. She thought that would be fine and was very reassuring. So, please think good flying weather thoughts for me early Wednesday morning! (BTW, I saved a few dollars on my tickets by choosing in advance not to check luggage, so please no big gifties to the hotel, or it will cost me $50 to check a bag on the way home!)

Got the same hotel as last time bidding on Price1ine. A little more than last time, but only about $4 a night more. Still a fantastic bargain. And I know the lay of the land there now. I know what’s good on the room service menu and what’s not. I know where the closest convenience store is, so I can stock up on soft drinks and munchies without paying mini bar prices.

Feeling sad that I may not get to see Angrycanrn this trip. She’s currently out of town dealing with her ailing father in law. He’s damn lucky she’s willing to help him, considering how he’s treated her and the kids! I’m hoping things are resolved soon, so she’ll be home in time, but if not, I know she’ll be there in spirit.

I will have you all with me in spirit! And of course I will have my computer with me to keep you updated.


Shinejil said...

I think clowning would be about the last thing that would improve my fertility. Clowns are so creepy. I also can't believe that with all the different studies doctors could conduct that's the one they chose. I suspect a clown conspiracy.

Have an excellent trip and a great transfer!

Mo said...

would you have time for margaritas monday night before you head out?
rosa mexicano again? i'd like to send you off in style and have a feeling i may need to drown my sorrows.


Kristin said...

Wow, wow, wow...I can't believe its time again already. I am pulling hard for you chica!

AnotherDreamer said...

Clowns!!!! EEEEeeeekkkk!

Ahem... Good luck Dora!!!!!!!!!!!!
Fingers crossed!

Billy said...

12.5mm! what a lovely lining :-)
Wishing you all the luck this cycle!

Bella said...

So excited for you! Good luck!!!

Nikki said...

Clowns? Oh boy!

Good luck next week Dora! Rooting for ya!!

battynurse said...

I don't know if I would be that into the whole clown thing either. I'm not afraid of them but not really interested. My little sister hates them and was afraid of them as a child. I think she's still sort of freaked out by them.
Sorry airfare was so much more expensive. I hope that all goes well anyways. I'll be thinking of you.

Baby Smiling In Back Seat said...

You didn't say how long you'll be there. I'm with a certain mutual friend this weekend... should I suggest another get-together?

Hooray for having plans firmed up!

Anonymous said...

just a few more days!
hoping for beautiful weather and wonderful thaws and transfers.

Michelle said...

Time is just flying by. I am crossing everything for you. Good Luck I really hope it works for you this cycle!

decemberbaby said...

12.5 mm is fantastic! I certainly hope that's the last empty uterus ultrasound for you.

Call me when you hit our fair city.

debbie said...

good luck! keeping my fingers crossed

Edenland said...

I didn't click on the link because clowns are CREEPY.

However, I am sending you up MUCH love and positive thoughts, Dora. Hope you have a nice time .... and a WONDERFUL transfer.

Nic said...

Happy ICLW! Hope everything goes well. I am not a fan of clowns!

Pepper said...

Sending you some belated, but heartfelt good wishes! I hope the travel and transfer go beautifully.

Cara said...

Sounds like you have it all under control..the flight, the hotel - but I wish you could see Angrycarnn too!

Great Trip and Great Transfer thoughts abounding!