Monday, September 29, 2008

Half the family knows... and What's with Cheryl

So this weekend we told my husband's mom about everything.  It felt really good to lay it out on the table.  I think that she took it well for the most part.  But I got the impression that she thought IVF was too drastic a move.  She didn't say anything though.  Just asked random questions about egg harvesting (which scares her) and how many embryos will be placed (she is also very scared of multiples).  

What I really wanted her to understand was where we are coming from, especially in our planning for the holidays.  Their family has big Christmases.  Lots of gifts, lots of decor, and lots of food.  We switch off between visiting my family and his for Christmas
 every year.  And this year it is their turn.  But if my IVF schedule gets in the way, well obviously I'm not traveling anywhere.  My husband is really upset about this but I just don't care.  There is no way I'm putting this off for one more month.   I think he will feel better about it if his family comes to term with us possibly not making it home.  

So what is with Cheryl Burke from Dancing with the stars.  I think she is looking a little heavier.  Not bad.  I think she looks great actually but not as skinny as she looked in past years (as in the photo below with Ian Ziering).
  If she has put on some weight 
and is still strutting her stuff I think it is a great thing for television.    This season she is paired up with Maurice Green who I once upon a moon had a major crush on.  I was a high school 200 meter sprinter with
 a thing for Olympic stars.  Anyway, I like this pairing but really think my overall favorite is Warren Sapp.  For a huge guy he really has twinkle toes.  I think he has the good shot of winning the mirrorball this season.  


E_Sharp said...

Doesn't telling just take such a huge weight of your shoulders?
I hope that she (and your husband) are OK with the whole not travelling for Xmas thing. I mean, if it all works out like it should, you'll have a new addition to the family to bring around next Xmas!!

alicia said...

I am glad you were able to talk to them about all the IVF stuff. It must feel better!

SAHW said...

I think it's really good that you told them...I never could work up the nerve to do it, and it was hard juggling all sorts of TTC stuff around them, and them not understanding (obviously, they couldn't, since they didn't know) why we were being elusive or I was tired or in a bad mood...hopefully this makes the whole process easier on you.

Sweet Georgia said...

I'm glad you were able to discuss it with your Mom. It makes life so much easier once people know and understand why you're acting a certain way.

As to Cheryl, both my DH and I think Cheryl's put on some weight. I still think she looks phenomenal and she's my favourite dancer.

kirke said...

My husband said the exact same thing about Cheryl. Maybe it was that gold outfit?

I find the more people I talk about IF to, the more I want to talk about it. It's gotten to the point where my lunch crew at work is saying, "Please don't tell us anymore about your follicles."

Rela Pantaleon-Manigsaca said...

I like your MIL reaction.

Yesterday, my husband and I finally told my in-laws about the decision we have to make re IVF. I totally did not expect their reaction - maybe it was just me. I wish they had the same reaction as your MIL though.

Arpee said...

ooopsss.... that was me above...

I blog on IF separately under my pseudonym Arpee @ The Saga of Becoming Fruitful