Thursday, September 4, 2008

Fun times at Ridgemont High

In a little over a week, I will officially celebrate my 30th birthday. Sigh. Thirty seems so old to me. Old. Older. Oldest. Yuck. I've actually been dreading it. Even thinking about it now makes me want to cry for some reason. 

Babe constantly reassures me that thirty is not old, but of course he says that: he's forty-two. He asked me what I wanted for my birthday, and I told him that for my 30th birthday, the big 3-0, I felt like he should give me thirty presents- one for each day of this month. He laughed and told me I was crazy. (Thanks anyway for the idea, Nity). He's been so sweet these past few weeks, bringing home a few small gifts for me "just because." Thinking about that makes me smile. Thank goodness he loves me, even though I'm turning thirty. (wink)

My best friend, also affectionately known as "Peah,"  is flying into town this weekend to help celebrate the "birthday that shall not be named." Because my FET transfer is scheduled for Thursday the 11th, I wanted to take it easy next weekend, so I asked her to come early. I also want to drink and enjoy myself prior to my FET. We have some fun dinners planned this weekend, and I hope to take some pictures to post in the next week or so.  

With this exciting weekend, a busy work schedule next week and then the FET on Thursday, perhaps my birthday won't be so bad, especially if this cycle ends up bringing positive results. A girl can only hope, huh?

I've also taken up walking in the morning and at night. I have never been focused on exercise at all. I mean at all. I know exercise can only help me so I am doing a program with work to try and walk a certain number of steps per day. I wear a pedometer all day and have been purposefully walking at least three miles per day. And for someone who doesn't exercise, I'm pretty proud of myself. Don't burst my bubble and tell me you run ten miles a day or something. Let me have this moment to relish in my three-mile progress. (Giggle)

Babe and I have also decided on Domestic adoption instead of International adoption. With my crazy work schedule, I haven't had a chance to find the "right" agency yet, but I'm definitely still planning to pursue our new direction and have lots of paperwork to look through and process rationally. Thank you all for your love, support, and encouragement. You have been so wonderful, and I'm honored to be a part of your journeys as well.

I know I've been majorly slacking on commenting, and I apologize. I cannot tell you how busy work is right now, and I'm drowning with how much I have to do, much less try and have a personal life. I promise to be back soon and catch up, but please forgive me if I don't comment on all your posts.

I'll post more about my weekend (hopefully with pictures included) and details about my upcoming FET very soon. 

Until then, take care. 

For Babe: "An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets, the more interested he is in her." (Agatha Christie)


Alex and Jill said...

Didn't you hear...30 is the new 20! I can't believe I'm turning 32this year! As long as we don't look it, that's all that matters. ;)

Good for you for exercising...I haven't stuck with my routine. Eeeks!

Good luck on this FET...praying this is THE ONE!!


s.e. said...

I turn 30 on the 11th (your conception day!). When is your day? I actually think that 29 maybe was worse but I haven't focused on it much yet.

I hope the Lupron is being kind and good job for walking!

(And I will try to post or email about my sisters response soon!)

Alex and Jill said...

Hey docs office is going to mail my calendar to me while I'm on vacation so I'll know when the actually transfer day is when I get back. What was your protocol for this FET?

Mandy said...

Happy Birthday! (a little early) Go and have some fun this weekend, give yourself some TLC! Sometimes that can be the best thing for a good outcome. If it makes you feel better, remember I turned 30 two months ago. We are looking into adoption right now as well, it kind of scarey. And it doesn't help that the agency we were looking at burned to the ground 2 weeks ago. I guess we will have to look for another agency. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!I will be thinking of you.

Just Me. said...

I turned 33 recently and I don't feel like it. :) Well, actually, when I first hit 30 about 3 years ago, I was a bit upset too. Anyhoo, you still look young and nobody can put this hot-lookin' WonderWoman down!!!! :)

I will be praying really hard for you for your coming FET and also for your domestic adoption.

Have a great weekend and I just love the 30 presents idea! :)

Cathleen said...

I think the thirty presents idea is genius. :)

I have so much hope for your upcoming FET. I will be praying!!

alison said...

Happy, happy birthday! :) I hope you have a fabulous weekend and a great birthday week!

Evergreen said...

I am wishing you the best on your FET next week. I truly hope you get the best birthday present ever in about 3 weeks -- double lines!!

Bri said...

Happy Birthday and good luck with the FET. When my mom turned 50 several years ago, I got her 50 presents. A few nice, typical presents and several small ones - like nail polish and nail files and stuff. It was so much fun for me, and she was so excited!

I Believe in Miracles said...

Sorry about the 30 presents not working! But I think Babe is going to do something awesome. Hope you get to celebrate big time this weekend. ;o)

I'm so proud of you for walking!! That's awesome. Congrats.


Shelby said...

Oh, man. Why didn't I think of the 30 presents idea?

Speaking as someone who is newly 30, I wish you a Happy present-filled birthday!

Happy Not-So-Newlywed said...

I love the 30 presents idea, but I highly doubt my husband would go for it either!

Great job on walking (I wish I had the motivation to do that!) and can't wait to hear the details of your FET.

Have a great weekend!

poppy.f.seed said...

30 is way young, to me! (I was 33 when I got married). I think 3 miles is great. I hope your FET goes wonderfully! After mine I tried to just breathe and relax and think positive thoughts.

CTagsGirl said...

Happy Birthday! I loved the 30-gift idea! Babe sounds like such a wonderful hubby...what a blessing! Wishing you nothing but the very best of news for your upcoming FET.

Have a wonderful time with Peach!

*giggle* I loved the quote. :)

courtney said...

Hey, happy early birthday! I'm totally going to steel your 30 presents thing in a few months when it's my turn for 30. I think you should re-visit that.
Enjoy these next few weeks, and I'll be praying for you.
Good luck!

Lost in Space said...

I remember feeling the same way when I was approaching 30. Then it came and went and I was like, "Whatever." It's just a number and I can still act like I'm 25 whenever I want (even though my 35th is quickly approaching). LOL. Enjoy yourself and have the best 30th ever!! I can't wait to see your pictures!

I am so stealing the 30 presents idea (except it will be 35). (:

Great job on the walking. LOL about the 10 mile runners. Who are those people? (:

Good luck next Thursday with the FET. I will be thinking of you and praying for the best possible outcome.

Congrats on deciding on domestic. Every step is a big one. I hope your schedule slows down a bit soon!!

The Baker's said...

Happy Birthday,
I hope that you have a great weekend. I will be thinking and praying for you this week on the FET. I hope that this is it for you hun.
COnrats with the decision on the adoption, that is exciting.

Just Me. said...

Hey there, it's Wed, 10 Sept for us and I remember you having your FET on Thurs, 11 Sept. I hope I got the date right. Anyway, just wanted to give you a huge huge hug and have been praying for you.