Two weeks from today we will know if we’re pregnant. Wow. I have such mixed emotions about that. I’m excited because I COULD BE PREGNANT IN TWO WEEKS, but I’m scared to death because I have had *so* many bfns. I can’t handle any more of them.

Yesterday’s ultrasound went *almost* the way I’d hoped. I had six eggs with two reaching maturity today and two becoming mature tomorrow. Four isn’t bad, and the doctor said our chances of quadruplets is 1-3 percent. That’s a risk I’m willing to take. So, tonight when I get home I’ll take the Ovidrel. I’ll ovulate 36 hours later. It’s so nice to know *exactly* when that will happen. The doctor said timing might have been our problem. Since I’m reacting so well to the Clomid, we know that production isn’t my problem. Either I wasn’t ovulating or we just couldn’t get the timing down right.

The doctor said she thinks we have a really good chance of getting pregnant this time. I really hope she’s right. If we do, our baby will be here right around the time that Ryan and Ori get back from Taiwan, which would be awesome. Please send some calming thoughs my way. I’m really going to need them over the next two weeks!

The Laws of Ultimate Reality

Law of Mechanical Repair
After your hands become coated with grease, your nose will begin to itch and you’ll have to pee.

Law of Gravity
Any tool, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner.

Law of Probability
The probability of being watched is directly proportional to the stupidity of your act.

Law of Random Numbers
If you dial a wrong number, you never get a busy signal and someone always answers.

Law of the Alibi
If you tell the boss you were late for work because you had a flat tire, the very next morning you will have a flat tire.

Variation Law
If you change lines (or traffic lanes), the one you were in will always move faster than the one you are in now(works every time).

Law of the Bath
When the body is fully immersed in water, the telephone rings.

Law of Close Encounters
The probability of meeting someone you know increases dramatically when you are with someone you don’t want to be seen with.

Law of the Result
When you try to prove to someone that a machine won’t work, it will.

Law of Biomechanics
The severity of the itch is inversely proportional to the reach.

Law of the Theater
At any event, the people whose seats are furthest from the aisle arrive last.

The Starbucks Law
As soon as you sit down to a cup of hot coffee, your boss will ask you to do something which will last until the coffee is cold.

Murphy’s Law of Lockers
If there are only two people in a locker room, they will have adjacent lockers.

Law of Physical Surfaces
The chances of an open-faced jelly sandwich landing face down on a floor covering are directly correlated to the newness and cost of the carpet/rug.

Law of Logical Argument
Anything is possible if you don’t know what you are talking about.

Brown’s Law of Physical Appearance
If the shoe fits, it’s ugly.

Oliver’s Law of Public Speaking
A closed mouth gathers no feet.

Wilson’s Law of Commercial Marketing Strategy
As soon as you find a product that you really like, they will stop making it.

Doctors’ Law
If you don’t feel well, make an appointment to go to the doctor, by the time you get there you’ll feel better. Don’t make an appointment and you’ll stay sick.


Tomorrow is it. We go back to Atlanta to find out how I responded to the Clomid and if we can proceed with trying to get pregnant this cycle. I’m not too worried about how I responded since I had such a good response last time, but there’s always that little bit of fear in the back of your mind. What I’m most afraid of is that the doctor will tell me there are too many eggs again to continue with this cycle.

Best case scenario: five eggs with three mature. That’s a guesstimate going off last time’s 10 eggs with seven mature. Since my dosage of Clomid was cut in half, I think five is a pretty good guess. We’ve decided that even if all five are mature we’re going to go ahead this time. I mean really, what are the chances of all five being fertilized? Famous last words, huh?

Ready to be Back to Normal

I’m so over this whole feeling sick thing. I’ve never had an allergy attack this bad before where I feel like I have the flu. Apparently it’s hit a lot of people in this area pretty hard. I know of several people who were out of work this week with symptoms I’ve never heard associated with allergies. I wonder what it is about allergy season this year.

Last night, my parents called us on Skype, and when I answered I was mid-cough. They mimicked my coughing to mock me. Not very nice, I tell you. They thought it was hilarious. *rolls eyes*

Sigh. I hope Joe gets back soon with my Sudafed.

The Sick House

So we’re all sick here at Casa de Schulman. I think what we have is just a *bad* case of allergies, but at any rate, we both feel like crap. My mom, who happens to be a nurse, said that sometimes bad allergies can make you feel like you have the flu. That would be how I’m feeling. Joe’s in bed all congesty and headachy. I can’t sleep because I can’t breathe, so I’m sitting here with a large arsenal of tissues.

Boy, are we going to be fun this weekend or what?

Joe Schulman Photography

Joe’s photography business has been officially launched. He put an ad in one of our local papers and has some prospective clients. Check out his Web site. I’m really excited about this. This has the possibility to grow into something pretty awesome.