Monday, June 8, 2009

Random Thoughts

My cousin graduated this weekend. Congrats T! It brought me back to the time when I graduated and now I feel so old.

My birthday is in 3 weeks! Woo hoo!

I bought an OvuLite from Amazon and it's on it's way. I'm excited to use it. I read a review on the OvuLite and someone mentioned that they put their husband's semen on the slide and looked at it through the microscope. I thought it was gross, but now I wanna do it too! ha!

Also I started checking my CM and charting a few days ago. It's not as much of a hassle as I thought it would be, though I'm not quite sure I'm doing it correctly. I understand the basic idea of how to check it, I'm just not sure I'm getting the CM near my cervix as they suggest to do. My fingers don't reach that far up. And I'm not sure what time of day to check it. Any suggestions?

I found a chart on BabyHopes.com that is proving helpful as well.

Luci's funeral was last Wednesday, which was 2 weeks after her birth. Mr. H and I went to the cemetery after I got off work to visit her gravesite. She was not buried in the same cemetery as Sam and Jack. Her parents chose a more quaint cemetery in a nearby town and it was really beautiful. Every headstone was different, there were several wind chimes in a hovering tree and it backed up to a wooded area. It was really peaceful.

I wanted to attend the funeral, but Luci's mom stated that she only wanted her family and A. there. So I worked while A. went. I sent along a bouquet of berry colored roses and a card for the family. I wish there was more I could have done. Some of you have asked if I was going to speak with her and be there for her, but there's a language barrier. They are from P.eru and her English is about as good as my Spanish--lacking. I can get by, but I can't carry on a conversation by any means. Though I manage to communicate with a 2 1/2 year old quite well.

While web surfing info on CM, I decided to google 'pictures of a cervix' and I landed on an awesome website, called Beautiful Cervix Project. I obviously don't have a beautiful cervix because mine is effed up, but I have to admit, I was very intrigued.

View at your own discretion. If you're not afraid of the female anatomy, then click HERE to see detailed pictures of a cervix throughout a 30 day cycle. It is fascinating and I want to buy a speculum and have Mr. H take pics of me. I think he'd do it...I should ask him first, hold on for a second...He's laughing at me, but he said YES!

Seriously, go look at the pictures, you might learn something. I know I did. I really do think it would be awesome to have pictures of my cervix (or someone else's) throughout a pregnancy. Since my cervix practically thinned away and became non-existent, I think it would be neat to see the progress, especially in the second trimester, when things seem to go wrong. Any volunteers?

That's all for now. Have a good day!


Anonymous said...

3 weeks to your birthday! Glad the charting is going ok. heading out shortly to the airport. Still a little stunned over all the stuff with the April Rose blog. For once, I don't know what to say. Totally get the how cervix thing, but won't click over right now as have to leave shortly! Take care honey and I'll "talk" to you when I get back xxxx

Anonymous said...


If i could have pictures of my cervix i would throw darts at at it.

Congrats on grabbing the bull by the horns and ordering the kit.

Virginia said...

Um, wow! Not sure what to say. Perhaps a bit more than I needed to know, but interesting even so.

Yeah. Wow.

Hennifer said...

What do you want for your birthday! You must post a list of wishes!

I'm so sorry to hear we both were attending babies' funerals this weekend.

I'm so heartsick.

I'd love to see the cervix pictures but I'm at work. Maybe I'll remember to check back here when I'm on a private computer

Kristi said...

I'm glad to hear that you're taking an active role in charting & such. I hope that it brings you one step closer to having a baby in your arms.

Sophie said...

I've seen that site before, it so darn helpful! I always hear about testing/checking cm in the early morning.

mrsmuelly said...

An ovulite...cool! You must post how cool it is when you use it. Watching CM is fun, right?