Sunday, October 7, 2012

Infertility Study and Other Things

In my area, a local University is conducting a 6-month long infertility study that has 3 stages. It starts with weight-loss and then teaches how to keep the weight off. After that they see how many couples get pregnant on their own. If you don't, then they provide fertility treatments.

We are seriously hoping that we're able to get in on this study. I meet all of the criteria for participants. Apparently all the men-folk need is a willingness to participate, where as I need to be sufficiently fat enough and unable to ovulate. Go me. There is no way we'd be able to afford something like this on our own and it is kind of the answer we've been looking for.

Wish us luck!!

In other news, Hubbs started his nanny gig and is surviving it. lol. Our almost 2-month-old niece is the biggest troublemaker out of the 4 kids, but he's doing well.

I hurt my back at work and have been struggling through my schedule with mixed levels of pain. The doctor thinks there's some ligament or tendon damage after a weird pseudo-slip off of a step-ladder.

We're considering me dropping down to just one job since they've offered me more hours as well as a potential transition to manager in November. Whilst I do really enjoy both jobs, companies, and the people I work with at both... I think it would be better if my schedule wasn't completely jam packed every day.

Hubbs' birthday is tomorrow. We're going to celebrate today since I can't really be there tomorrow, followed by cake and prezzies on Wednesday. I have a field trip for school that day and got off work for my afternoon job just for the occasion. I like having our birthdays close together, it's also nice because for 3 weeks, we're the same age and I'm not a year older. lol. October is crazy birthday month in our families. Hubbs is the 8th, my cousin the 11th, our niece is the 15th, mine the 26th, my brother's the 29th. It's a lot to remember, but we manage to make it work.

Hubbs and I are also both writing books!! His is more of an idea that he kind of outlined, mine has blossomed into a 5 chapter, almost 6,000 word wonder. So far I'm pleased with it, but haven't really put it out there. Hubbs has read my introduction and really likes the premise, but hasn't had time yet to read the new additions. I don't have much free time, but on weekends occasionally if something comes to mind, I'll add it in. I know where I want the story to go and I think I'll be able to get there soon. It's really exciting and fun. I'm hoping that by the end of 2013 it'll be done and I can self-publish. My SiL has offered to proof-read it for me and I'm thankful for that. I think she'll bring a good perspective. She has a bi-weekly column on a pretty substantial website so I definitely value her input as a writer. Also, my mom has self-published 2 books, none of which have received much acclaim, but she's done book signings and other such shenanigans. 

It seems like everything is going pretty well for us, and I hope the same goes for you all as well.


  1. I always love to hear about others writing books. It is on my list of things to do. Do you participate in Nanowrimo?

    1. Ooh I had never heard of that! The one I'm writing now is my first attempt, I'd hate to put it aside to start a whole new book for November. lol. I told my husband to sign up though, it looks really awesome.