Monday, February 9, 2009

I'm stewing.

(Here is a picture of Piglet looking pensive because I could not find one of myself, and I've decided posts without pictures are boooooring, yo.)

Surgery is over. I'm on the mend.  Piglet is night-weaned (only through the grace of God and because of dh's unending patience).  I am Googling blogs about IVF for second babies. I'm obsessing about the coming four or five months. I cannot stop thinking about and planning the next series of events in our lives.  My brain just prattles on and on even when I beg it to
S T O P.  

It's like my brain is one of those tickers on the trading floor at the NYSE.  

Here are the top things I'm stewing about / must do before we start the IVF process again:

I.  Gradually wean Piglet entirely.  This is the foremost and most challenging task.  So challenging in fact that I can't quite get my head around it.  Piglet is proving to be extremely difficult t0 wean and I am S T R E S S E D.
II. Go on a trip for four or five days all by myself so that we can fully accomplish #1.  I don't believe it will happen otherwise.  Still deciding where to go but will probably be to Hotlanta to visit Rebecca and Rach.

III. Take Piglet and Der Hund (and my darling husband of course) to the coast for a long weekend.  This kid needs to experience the Oregon Coast with his dog before he potentially becomes a big brother.  

IV. Decide about preschool for Piglet.  Should we do something this coming fall?  Should we wait it out until he's the more traditional age of three?  Montessori? Waldorf?  Co-op? 

V. Start acupuncture again.  (I am in LOVE with my acupuncturist. She got me through my first two rounds of IVF.  She's my lucky charm).  Start taking the extra special, holy-crap those are expensive, prescription prenatals again.  Lose five pounds.  I could stand to lose ten, but what's the point when I will gain them back from fertility meds?  I lumped these all together because in my brain's filing system, these go together under "health and wellness."  See?  Even my brain is organized.  Just another reminder that I'm crazy.  Holla!

Okay, now back to our regularly scheduled counting sheep program.


Anonymous said...

Weaning... sigh... I am right there with you. Not for the same reasons, but ready to wean nonetheless. Luckily D will take a bottle so that certainly helps. I can't remember how I did this the first time. I think I just totally cut out daytime nursing and nursed just before bed.

Btw, totally jealous that Piglet has cut out the nighttime feedings. What a fabulous side effect of the surgery!

Good luck with your're not crazy... just a mom!

Megan said...

Wow - that's a lot going on in your brain! Many decisions that are all leading you on the path to further joy. And good luck with weaning - is it required for IVF? Max nursed until I was 5 months pg with Luke, and my milk dried up. I hope that it goes more easily than you think!

Caroline said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog. Your little piglet is gorgeous! It sounds as though you have a lot of plans for the future. I hope that you can have your second baby. Two of my friends have just had their second IVF babies, and now feel that they are done with IVF forever. I wish I had that feeling!
I'll be following your story too!

Anonymous said...

You are such a planner! I hope you have some time to relax. I finally watched grey's from last week - wow. A ton happened in one episode. PS: I love Reid's haircut :)

Emily said...

Thank you for your comment. Piglet is beautiful!!! You are one lucky mama!

Tara said...

Number two huh? Oy... And I only say that because our littles are so close in age. ;-) Can't wait to hear more.