So what's been gong on?
- I have been back at work for about a month now. I haven't really talked about what I do. Basically, I work freelance on film productions. I'll leave it as general as that. It sounds much more glamorous if I don't tell you exactly what I do on said film production. I didn't work for about a year because of the current state of film production. Practically nothing shoots here in LA. It did when I started this, but over the last several years I have had to spend more and more time working on location which means I am away from home usually for 3-6 months at a time. I have worked in New Orleans, Berlin, Hawaii, Virginia, Kentucky, Chicago and North Carolina over the last few years. I am sure I am forgetting some location. Needless to say, this lifestyle isn't very conducive to baby making so I decided if I couldn't work at home, I just wouldn't work for awhile while we gave IVF a shot. SH works freelance, as well, so we both had to basically just take the year off. It ended up being worth it. We have used up our savings and now have a
littlelot more debt than we would like, but we can fix that. Because we want to try and stay together during my pregnancy, we decided that whoever got offered a job first would take it and we would both travel wherever we needed to go and I'll find a local OB. I drew the short straw on that one and in a couple of weeks we are headed to Detroit. Well, the greater Detroit area. Not exactly high on my list of places I want to spend 3 months (sorry if any of you live there or are from there) but work is work and now I won't lose my health insurance before I have these babies. My OB ok'd me to travel as long as I come home by about 28 weeks so that is what I am doing. Now we just have to figure out what to do with our pets while we are gone.
- On Saturday, I met, live and in person, Jenny aka Stupid Stork and Kharini of My Fertility Blog and we ate the most decadent red velvet pancake at a cafe full of cute young waiters and it was heaven. Just one pancake was needed because this pancake was bigger than my head. Thankfully, we were smart enough to order some protein to go with that or I would have been in a sugar coma for the rest of the afternoon. I really enjoyed meeting these two amazing, funny, and just really lovely ladies. It is so nice to sit and talk to people who get it and know what it's like. It's also fun to attach a face and real live person to a blog. Especially a blog that can be as personal as an IF blog. My only concern is their insistence that, due to the size of my belly, I have a 3rd baby that they believe must be hiding behind a kidney or something and has so far not been noticed by my doctors. I veto that idea. Veto.
- Mother's Day. I haven't really celebrated Mother's Day in years because my mom doesn't live in the same city as me. I send a card and a gift and I call her, but there is no brunch or full day of activity celebrating mom. Because of that, I have managed to avoid feeling completely depressed every May because I pretty much just ignore that the day is happening. This year felt a little weird. I don't feel like I am yet entitled to really get a Mother's Day celebration and certainly didn't expect or want one, but I was more aware of it and aware of how different next year
shouldwill be. We ended up spending the day with my aunt and uncle who were never able to have children. She would have been such a great mother and instead became the aunt who spoils all of her nieces and nephews. She is throwing me a baby shower and it may be the shower to end all showers. Just our two families is already about 30 people and she told us we could invite as many friends as we want. It can be as big as we want. I could probably hand her a guest list of 100 people and she would say ok. (Sidenote: I do not have 100 people to invite nor do I want to invite 100 people to a baby shower). She brought us two baskets full of baby gifts and two really large boxes of newborn diapers. Plus, the card with the gift had a check in it that had an extra zero I was not expecting. I am her first niece (she was only 12 when I was born) so I have a special place in her heart and she can't wait to spoil these babies. She also knew about our IVF as we were going through it so she was especially excited for us when it finally worked. My uncle even told me he was always happy when one of my cousins got pregnant but he is way more excited for us than he ever was for them. They know what it's like and they didn't get their happy ending and it breaks my heart.
Well, I think that's all I can cover for now. I should probably get back to doing some work I am being paid for. At least I look busy with all this typing.