Saturday, July 23, 2011

"You Gotta Keep Your Head Up"

If you read my post about dancing to "This Will Be" you probably won't be surprised to learn that I relate every aspect of my life to music (and sometimes to movies). I wake up singing random songs (can't emphasize random enough!!!) Even worse, when someone says something that reminds me of a song, I break out in tune. I suppose this would be as good a time as any to tell you that I CAN'T sing. (Funny fact-my mom encouraged me to play the saxophone because I couldn't play and sing at the same time!!!)

Oh, I should also tell you that I never really know the words (I just kind of make them up) and Meg makes fun of me for it. If you're familiar with the song "Come to My Window" by Melissa Etheridge, you know the chorus as, "Come to my window. Crawl inside. Wait by the light of the moon.." Well, for the longest time I thought it said, "Come to my window. Crawl inside. Wait by the light up on the roof." Whoops...

Anyway, back to the point I was originally trying to make...Yesterday, Meg and I heard a song on the radio called, "Keep Your Head Up" by Andy Grammer (I actually heard it once or twice before, but didn't really make any connections to it). The lyrics go:

I know it's hard, know it's hard
to remember sometimes
but you gotta keep your head up, oh,
and you can let your hair down, eh...

It is now our official theme song!

Meg and I were really discouraged after our second failed IUI, so it was nice to see our doctor yesterday and hear him say that Meg's last cycle was perfect and that "humans just aren't reliable at reproduction." He even told us that cows have an 85% success rate and don't need fertility doctors. Wouldn't that be nice???

The doctor seemed genuinely surprised to see us and actually said he thought it worked. He read Meg's chart and had them run another beta just to be sure (it was negative). He did an ultrasound and said that everything looked great. Her blood tests came back with her estrogen at 30 and her progesterone at 0.2 (I'm not really sure what that means, but apparently it's where her levels should be at this point in her cycle, so we'll take it)

We go back in for our next appointment on August 2nd and should inseminate again shortly after.

So, in the words of my friend, Mr. Grammer, Meg and I just need to keep our heads up and live our lives (and relax) and know that our time will come.

We went to the mall after the doctor's.

I saw my second love...

Meg baked chocolate chip banana bread..yum!


  1. I saw your post on baby center (my husband and I have been TTC for 2 1/2 years and will also be on our 3rd IUI my next cycle) about your blog so I came in to read it. Let me just tell you, I love it! I love the way you write, I love your sense of humor and most of all, your positivity. I just wanted to say hi and to thank you. So, thank you! Best of luck to you both!

  2. Megan,

    Thank you so much for your kind words! I appreciate them more than you will ever know!!

    I wish you and your husband the best of luck on your 3rd IUI! Hopefully we'll both be fortunate enough to get our BFP's this month!!

    Keep me posted (and keep following the blog) if you want!!!