Monday, April 30, 2007

Shots, more shots, and more to come...

So far things are going good on the IVF front. Not sure if its my naivety on what I am doing, or because I have read and read about this procedure or the fact that, frankly, my life goes really fast paced most of the time, so I just don't have time to linger on it...

Anywho...started out taking 10 units of Lupron on April 17th, and now I am down to 5 units of Lupron and 300 units of Gonal at night. Tomorrow I get blood work, and they will then tell me what next. So far, not sure what I think of the clinic. They are friendly and nice, but, aside from when I come into get bloodwork, they are mainly a faceless bunch who leave me voice mails on what the next steps should be. Not sure if this normal, but at least for right now, this is right for me. I prefer to just do it on my own--I will call to ask questions, but generally, I like to be left alone to my own devices. And so far, while I have a general idea of what is going on, I do like the fact that they are giving me this piece meal.

In other news, went to Philly for part of spring break. It was wet (this was during the Nor'easter), the hotel was below expectations and Philly has some big city problems that are more noticeable than, say Boston. Let's just say, reminded us of back home in Michigan (like, say, Detriot). But the things we did were fun, including going to the Franklin Institute and seeing the King Tut Exhibition (the main reason we went) and the Giant Heart (!) (Michael went into it 3 times). Also went to the Mutter Museum (HAD to do that) and Eastern State Penitentary. I have some pics, shortly will post some. All in all, it was fun, and after the first downpouring day, the rain did taper off, and we were able to enjoy the things we did.

Michael at Eastern State Penn. A stabilized ruin, abandoned as a prison in 1971. It is supposedly haunted (Ghost Hunters has been there).

The Giant Heart at the Franklin Institute.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Black Belt Club!

So, who knew he would actually want to commit? Not I!

Michael has decided he wants to practice and actually be a part of the Black Belt club in his karate class. I am wondering if its because he looks good in the black uniform....

I am definately proud of him, especially for the way he convinced us that he indeed would practice more and his understanding of the higher level of commitment.