Sunday, August 29, 2010

First Famers Market

OK so today I dragged the husband to the farmers market held at the Royal Melbourne Showgrounds, which he was so pleased to have to get up on a Sunday morning before 9am, NOT.

It wasn't as big as I thought it was going to be, especially as it was the last one for 4 weeks, while the Royal Melbourne Show is on, thought that there would be a huge amount of stalls but really it was quite small. However I did not let that and the grumpy husband stop me from walking past all of the sellers at least twice.

Let me tell you I have never seen vegetables so large before! And to think they are not genetically modified to become so big but are naturally grown. Since the husband was there I didn't manage to take any photos but next time I will, because until you see the actual size of those beetroot or swedes, you just will not believe me, not to mention the size of the carrots!

So we brought some beef sausages, hamburgers (which we will be eating tonight) and some porterhouse steak, some tomatoes (although I still had store brought tomatoes in the fridge), lettuce, brown onions, potatoes and broccoli.

On the way home we brought some fresh bread from the bakery along with the hamburger rolls. So dinner tonight will have the majority of ingredients from the market and bakery but the cheese is still Kraft, sorry shoot me, I like my Kraft cheddar. Anyway, I feel really good about the fact that most of it should be good for me and delicious

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Sorry for the MIA

Sorry guys that I've seemed to me missing, I'm not, I'm reading your blogs, but I really don't have much to tell you about.

I'm working heaps, 11 hours per day at work, we have to save allot to get over the the US to get to our babies in waiting. They are at least tucked away in their clinic waiting for us to arrive.

I don't know if I have told you about this great gift. We were graciously donated 10 frozen embryos by a great family, a family I have never met in real life, a family that I have never heard the sound of their voices, their laughter but only read about their tears, frustration and finally joy over the years. A tie I will have with them forever and hopefully a successful pregnancy and birth of at least 1 child that will mean the world to both my husband and I. Only someone else who has gone through infertility can understand.

I have done some investigation myself, Google is a great source and found that the donor of the sperm has had live births before, by memory I think there is 2 boys and girl born from this sperm, of course this makes my heart warm, to know that my chance to be a mother is one step closer.

I wonder if it will stop those comments from who seems like a good friend, like, that coming from someone who isn't even a mother. You know I may not have been a mother to my own child, but I have looked after other peoples children in my own home like they were my own, when those who 'are mother' choose not to care for their own children. I don't know but sometimes looking after others children that have been hurt by someone like their mother or father, it is harder than being the natural mother, maybe they should look at that. They may not be out blood but when they bleed, I bleed too, when they cry, I cry too, when they accomplish something I accomplish it too.

Isn't funny when....

You start to eat a bit healthier and you get all of the questions?

And that's not to say that the people asking the questions have ever noticed what you have eaten before or even that they have even spoken to you at all since you worked with this employer??

There is someone at my place of work that I like to call 'the one that walks amongst the clouds', yes that's right, the person is not only tall but seems to have a string on her nose that pulls it upwards.

One morning this week I happened to be in the kitchen at the same time as 'the' when my supervisor was like "take a look at this thing with her healthy food, she's going to cook an egg in the microwave, gotta see this", of course I was using a microwave safe egg poacher, to which 'the' asks "is this part of some sort of diet?" as I'm pulling out my food to place in the fridge.
I have 2 containers of salad, I'm working 11 hours a day people, and some left overs from dinner to have for lunch along with my salad.

Why does that have to be a special diet? I must admit I am still reading my new book, Changing Habits, Changing Lives, and yes it has me thinking in another way about what I am eating but please, its not the first time I have had salad at work.

Why is it that people can't wait for you to fail, is it so they feel better about themselves? Is it the Aussie way? I just don't know. I do think its sad to be waiting for someone else to fail just so that a comment, that of course stings, be said. What do you want to be the first to say a horrible comment? Do waste your breath, you are not the first, you are the last in a very long line of people to say something they thought was witty but in actual fact shows how much of a callous person you really are.

Now to the book, LOVING THIS BOOK!

Why did I not look it up before now? Thanks Kristy for telling us about it on your blog. Although I must say, the husband, Dazza thinks I've gone crazy, but I'll show him, when he starts feeling better, that its linked to the quality of food that we have changed to. He may not be happy to be dragged to the farmers market on a Sunday morning, but he will do it and in a short time I think he will be the one getting the car ready to get to the market.

So far I have made some small changes, like trying to go organic. But can't wait to continue on this little life change and see where it takes us to.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Embryo Adoption Video

I wanted to share with you a feel good story from You Tube and I hope that one day soon I will be one of the lucky ones holding a baby in my arms. Although I have thanked my donor via email and blog, I would love to give them a big hug now for even giving us the opportunity to try this. In Australia, their isn't necessarily the option for us as there is a long waiting list for not only embryo donation but also egg donation. We are truly blessed to be given this opportunity and one we do not take lightly. Hope you enjoy the clip as much as I do, it gives me a renewed hope every time I watch it.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

The Video

Gosh what can I say, this touched me so much and there is just so many of them on You Tube but I first saw some of it on Facebook but had to share it.

Sunday, August 08, 2010

Little Miss Sicky

Little Miss Alyssa is sick and has been airlifted to Melbourne from her country home, she's only 8 weeks old. She has a horrible case of bronchitis and the hospital she was in didn't have the equipment to be able to see her through this. Being airlifted to Melbourne could be a good thing but they have moved her to the other side of the city because our Children's Hospital didn't have a bed for her in the unit!

So I ask that my cyber buddies say a little player that she makes a full recovery and is home real soon.

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Brought me a new book

That's right, got me a new book to read after reading Kristy's posts.

I brought off EBay Changing Habits Changing Lives, I have only read chapter 1 (I'm a slow reader) but I like the way she started the book about when we were younger how we used to eat at school and on the way home from school at the fish and chip shop (God who didn't do that?) and how we didn't seem to have such weight problems back then to what we have now.

I makes me think she may have a point here and maybe what she has got to say will make some difference to me. So what have I got to lose except for the $17.95 I paid for the book, well nothing I hear you all say, oh and any extra excess weight maybe. But I think it will take more than a book to move that. Which is where the trusty tready comes into play ;)

Keep smiling people


That's what I will title this post, frustration!

Do you realise how hard it is to have a language barrier when there is no reason for a language barrier?

When the country and person you are speaking to speaks the same language but there is some sort of barrier there.

If your trying to guess what I'm talking about, well it's that new clinic I have on the other side of the world, in down town USA.

I send emails and only get half information back or no information at all.

Not only do they call me in the middle of the night when they do call, when they email they seem to go around what I have asked them and give me other stuff that I still don't know why they emailed it to me!


So I have again emailed them, tried to make my requests as simple as possible so that they can follow them and we'll see what we get.

Can anyone who lives in down town USA tell me when it comes to blood work what a GC is? They also want Chlamydia DNA cultures? WTF? Is that just standard blood work where you are?

I have already told them I have had a pap test and now they also want a Mammogram, which thankfully I had done in November 09 anyway. Whats with all these, what seems unnecessary testing? I'm sure they all are in together to cost us as much money as possible.

OK, enough whining, on a good note, our new embryos have arrived at the clinic although they say they don't have any information on them so they have to call the lab they came from for info! Pretty sure my donor told me that she placed a envelope in with the embryos from the lab but now my clinic can't seem to find it, I hope they can find the right opening when its time to transfer them babies....... I shouldn't even joke about it ......