Plain Jane has a what?!?!?

After 3 years of infertility, now learning how to be a mom.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007


I religiously read my RSS feeds and get bored when I have no feeds left to read, so I figure it's time to return the favor by actually posting something of my own. It's a novel idea, I know.

So to catch you up a bit:

We had a birthday party for Joe on March 11th. There were 75 people in attendance. I don't think I saw him once that day other than to put his cake in front of him. It was an overwhelming day for all invloved and I was glad when it was over. I think this gets me off the birthday hook till he's at least 5, right? This was the picture that went on his invitations

We just got back from Ireland the 14th of April. It is an amazing country. They really do love kids there. They were very considerate of Joe and never once was his stroller kicked or were we given the eye-roll because he was in a restaurant. The scenery is breathtaking and all of the pictures you've ever seen don't do the country justice. Now that my feet have gotten wet for European travel, I can't wait to do it again.

I nursed Joe for the last time on the 19 of April. It was just a random day and, at the time, I didn't realize it would the last time, but I made the decision on the 20th to see how it would be if I didn't nurse him to sleep and he was OK. So the 19th was the last day. I was/am sad about it, but I also didn't want to get to the point where he absolutely had to nurse or he wouldn't sleep.

I haven't had a period since May 28, 2005. Yep, you're reading it right, almost 2 years. The only reason I remember the date is because it's the holy grail that gets you into your appointments to see the OB. So I had my annual about a month ago and decided that I would try the NuvaR1ng for birth control. I thought I had convinced myself that I wasn't going to go back on any sort of hormonal birth control, but I. HATE. CONDOMS!!!! And let's face it, the pull-out method we've been using as of late isn't so reliable, not that I think I'm fertile or anything, but I don't want to tempt the fates. So I was toying around with the idea of a M1rena but didn't know if it would be worth it to have it taken out in just a couple years. I did some research and thought I'd give the ring a try. Now, I'm currently taking provera to have a period and once that happens I will give the ring a try. If there's anyone out there who has experience with the ring, good or bad, let me know.

I'm still working full-time and two of those days I work from home and it's getting even more difficult with Joseph's increasing mobility and curiosity. It's still worth it most days.

I won't leave you with any empty promises of posting more often, but I will post again.



  • At 4/26/2007 12:42 AM, Blogger Dramalish said…

    LOL... how funny is this?

    I must admit I haven't checked your blog in quite a while, but just decided to today.

    Lucky me!!
    Ireland sounds fantastic. I hope to go next year.

    75 people??? Holy shmoly lady! We had half that and I thought I'd lose my mind!

    Good for you with the nursing. I need to take a page from you. I don't know how to stop.

    Hope to hear from you again soon. Joe is FREAKIN ADORABLE!

  • At 5/04/2007 1:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    What a FABULOUS picture!!
    He's so darn cute.

    I'm glad you had a good time in Eire.


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