Fo' shizzle

I wish that I had the energy and motivation to write a more eloquent post, but I don't. I'm tired and in denial that the students start school again tomorrow. Boohiss. As exhausted as I feel, I didn't want to clonk out without updating about today's lining check and sharing a couple of other interesting tidbits.

Chance and I met for breakfast this morning before the appointment at the semi-famous, but quaint Clary's Cafe in the historic district of Savannah. It was prominent in the movie Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, but who really cares about cinema nostalgia when there's a big plate of French toast stuffed with cream cheese and strawberries with whipped cream sitting in front of you?

The appointment – not stellar, but not hell in a handbasket, either. I have another pocket of fluid and my lining only measured 6. Through the years I've had four other transfer cycles and one mock cycle, and in each of those my lining measured anywhere from 9 to 14 at the check. I'm only mildly concerned. When I had the fluid in the first cycle with Mia, it resolved itself before transfer. The current pocket of fluid is MUCH smaller than the last – at least by half. I don't doubt that it will be gone by the time we get to transfer.

The lining on the other hand – blech. I've never had an issue with that before, and I surely don't want to start now. Even before talking to my nurse coordiator a few hours later, I only had a minor spazzniption before my rational mind told my crazy mind to calm the fuck down. My nurse confirmed what I had already told myself – my estrogen levels are fine, so there is no need to increase to five Vivelle patches or add in any supplementary forms of estrogen. There are still at least 9 to 10 days before retrieval, so we have about two weeks before we get to transfer. That's plenty of time for my lining to thicken up. Chryl (her name is really spelled like that) reassured me that they weren't the least bit concerned and had every confidence that my uterus would behave. Then she called me "sugar pie" and I immediately wanted nothing more than to eat a sugar cookie the size of my face. Ahem. All in all — I'm not very worried and I also think that my lining will be just where it needs to be for the transfer. I really could have done without this particular screwball, though.

In other news, I've been asked to be a featured blogger on Wellsphere in the Pregnancy and Fertility Community. Huzzah! I don't have all of the details yet, but my entries will likely go up on the Website (am I the only post-Grad school freak who still capitalizes Web, Website, and Internet?) soon after I submit them. They'll post copies of entries that I've already posted here, which caters to my procrastination and laziness. Maximum exposure. Minimum effort. Chuckle.

Finally: XXXLXV — one picture everyday for the next year. Why? Because I won't be able to lie to myself, it'll keep me honest. Time somtimes has a way of dulling the extraordinary and overexaggerating the mundane. A snapshot from each day will help me remember the moment as it was.

Finally, seriously — Nip/Tuck, anyone?

Okay, one more thing — way back from lunch today, my work partner in crime and I passed by this in the school parking lot:

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Who in the hell thought that shit up? Pun totally intended. I laughed my ass off as we passed by and I made Carrie drive back around so I could take these pictures.

Then Carrie said, "You have to go back and take a picture of that bucket!" So here's the bucket:

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I don't even want to imagine why someone might need a bucket of shit. Do they not even bother to rinse that sucker out? 

Yes, we did look like a couple of idiots taking pictures of the shit machine. 

That's some funny shit.


  1. Kristin on January 7, 2009 at 7:01 am

    Hoping your uterus behaves itself form this point forward.
    And, thanks for the laugh. Those pics are a hoot.

  2. Julia on January 7, 2009 at 7:57 am

    Your uterus is a pro at this. I’m sure it will be all good in hood.
    Loved your shitty picture of the day!

  3. Calliope on January 7, 2009 at 9:57 am

    sucks about the fluid- but it sounds like it is a totally resolvable thang. HURRAH on the daily photos!! and HUGE CONGRATS on the Web gig. SO proud of you!!!

  4. Carrie Holmquist on January 7, 2009 at 10:33 am

    That’s some funny shit!

  5. SCY on January 7, 2009 at 10:42 am

    Go linng go! And that shit is darn funny – I Lurve their catchline – so witty! 🙂

  6. Former IM on January 7, 2009 at 11:13 am

    “I only had a minor spazzniption before my rational mind told my crazy mind to calm the fuck down.”
    HA…I didn’t know I had a new name…I have to be honest…my rational mind is kinda long!!! LOL
    Love you sweetie and everything is going to be great!

  7. Moxie on January 7, 2009 at 11:17 am

    Oh gawsh, Former IM. Are you going to make me call you that now? “Former IM, Oh Rational One.” I think not. Okay, maybe 5.3% of the time I’ll call you that, because usually I’m the one talking YOU down out of the rafters. Ain’t that right, Miss Eeyore? 🙂

  8. Stacie on January 7, 2009 at 11:24 am

    What an interestingly ‘crappy’ business that is to be in. That shit bucket is just icky, haha.
    I hope everything goes well with you and your lining. That’s good that you have two weeks for things to look up.

  9. Former IM on January 7, 2009 at 11:25 am

    well yes..yes you are the one luring me down off the rafters with a twinkie but this time it was me waving the sweet yellow cake so of course I am going to point that out to you!!
    Just remember we must take turns..the world couldn’t handle both of us up on the rafters!!!

  10. Debbie on January 7, 2009 at 11:55 am

    My lining was only 6.2 at my last transfer and that little embryo had no problems digging. That’s gotta count for at least a little relief for you, right?

  11. Moxie on January 7, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    That’s actually a huge relief, Debbie! Kaelyn stuck around with a lining of 7, so I hope that I have at least that. If I don’t, I hope that I can maintain the 6 and NOT have transfer canceled because of it.

  12. Alicia Millis on January 7, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    haha!! that is a great truck!
    I am glad the linning number is nothing to worry about! that is great news! I can’t believe it is only 9 days till transfer! ahhh! i am so excited!

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  14. tash on January 7, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    If you’re not worried, I’m not worried.
    I am a bit worried about that truck, however.
    And yay on the gig!

  15. mrs spock on January 7, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    Hey, that’s cool, they’ve asked me to be a featured blogger in the Parenting category…Doesn’t this make us Blog Cousins?

  16. sara on January 7, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    Hmm…I’d rather think about cookies than shit, but either way you made me laugh! I hope that uterus of yours behaves and you have a kick ass cycle sweetie!

  17. Gwendolyn F. Holmes on January 8, 2009 at 10:36 am

    Now this kind of stuff is the shit that makes life interesting and fun. The humor of it all reminds me that we need to take time and find something, each day to laugh about, smile about, and see the humor in.
    Moxie… my MommyLady psychicedness tells me all systems will be a go and you will have a silverlining to surf over the rainbow with!

  18. k77 on January 9, 2009 at 6:18 am

    From French toast stuffed with cream cheese and strawberries with whipped cream to shit bucket in one post, you are truly gifted Moxie lol.