Thursday, February 28, 2013

Laugh (Cry), and the Whole (TTC) World Laughs (Cries) With You

So recently I've stumbled upon a couple of awesome infertility blogs. Some sad. Some hopeful. Some success stories. Some downright hilarious. All awesome. My goodness, you guys rock! Here are some that I follow. You can thank me later. You're welcome.

I hope these bloggers don't mind me sharing their blogs here *biting fingernails*

Who Shot Down My Stork
Stupid Stork
999 Reasons To Laugh at Infertility
Chronicles of the Conceptionally Challenged
The 2 Week Wait
Who Shot My Stork
My Lazy Ovaries
Now and Ever More

I love the honesty with which we talk about our struggles. No pretense. Just honesty. As Jay at The 2 Week Wait say, we 'fight the good fight'. There's an invisible thread that links the people in the TTC community. I love the feeling of solidarity that I get, knowing that I'm not alone in this struggle. I have yet to come across infertility blogs written by "the-sperm-donor" though. I'm sure DHs out there struggle as much as we do. If you come across any, please let me know. I'd love to read about TTC from their point of view, wouldn't you?

In other news, AF is supposed to make an appearance today, but she's in hiding. Must be the endometriosis drug that scares her away. Can anyone say PMS?

Wednesday, February 13, 2013


You know when someone says she's been eating/doing something out of the ordinary, people will assume that she's knocked up? Example:

A: I've been eating crocodile burger for three days
B: Is there something you're not telling me? *insert grin*

I didn't realize until now that it's kinda inappropriate and somewhat insensitive, especially when B knows that A has been TTC. What if A isn't pregnant? Don't you think that the assumption would be a tad depressing to A? Forget a tad. A lot depressing. Unless A is really pregnant and tells you so, in which case a grin would not be an acceptable reaction. Come on girl, bring out the sparkling apple juice!

Come on people. As if TTC isn't hard enough without people making assumptions and sticking their noses where they shouldn't be. I realize that often times when people do this, it's because that person is excited for that TTC gal. But be clever about it. Have some empathy. Always, always put yourself in the other person's shoes. I know this because I've been guilty of this crime myself on a couple of occasions. Now that I've heard someone do this to someone else and feeling depressed for that person knowing that she's not pregnant, I'm gonna stop doing it myself. Hey, the first step towards recovery is admission, right?

So let's be intelligently supportive towards our TTC friends ok? And with that, have a good week ahead!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

This and That

The year so far has been really good, Alhamdulillah. Except for that bump in the road to our baby miracle, everything has been swell. Even that bump in the road has a silver lining. At least now I know what really is wrong with my uterus, tubes etc right?

DH surprised me with a Mini Clubman last Friday. It's not a present, mind you. I told him that I'd like to pay for it and I will. I've been wanting one for as long as I can remember and I know that he had been scouring the internet to find one with a good deal, and being the magician that he is, he found one! It's an electric blue beauty and is in a very good condition. The best part is that it's a 1979 Mini Clubman, the year I was born. Talk about being meant to be LOL. I've been driving it to work since I got it, and I love it love it love it! Got a few looks while driving it and one driver even rolled down his window and yelled, "nice car!" LOL

Isn't she gorgeous?


Last week I had my performance review with boss, and the feedback that I got from him was good Alhamdulillah. I was told that he's very happy with my performance last year and that this year he wants me to take on a more leadership role. I say bring it on! I'm hoping to treat myself, DH, my family and my buttcheeks and BFFs this year with my bonus, so I'm hoping that my bonus will be really good this year. Plus, I need to deposit a few bucks in our IVF fund and I have to pay DH back for the Mini so there's that.

Have you guys listened to Josh Groban's latest album "All The Echoes"? You haven't? Well, what are you waiting for? I've been waiting for so long for this new album to come out and my take on it is that it's well worth the wait. His voice is gorgeous. The songs are gorgeous. And he's good looking to boot!

Get it get it get it. You won't regret it

I saw the Grammys yesterday and there was quite a hype on this Ed Sheeran dude, so I'm gonna give his album a listen. I'm hoping it will live up to all the hype, and since the "singer/songwriter" genre is more of my cup of tea, as opposed to all the trash that's been on the airwave lately. Carly Rae Jepsen's Call Me Maybe was nominated for Song of the Year? Seriously? Granted, I'm probably a bit too old now to listen to those kinds of music :P


Got my first shot of Diphereline for my endometriosis last Saturday. That plus the Metronidazole antibiotics that I'm taking is making me feel a wee bit wonky. Been having on and off headaches and a bit of nausea. Does anyone know of any home remedies for headache and nausea? I loathe the idea of taking paracetamol every time the headache and nausea hit me. Fun fact. Did you know that Diphereline is originally used for prostate cancer patients? Yikes!

Since IVF is a no go until at least the end of the year, DH and I have decided to take a holiday. Our options are:
1. Jakarta (no brainer since BFF is moving there end of the month)
2. Japan (almost certain that we'll be going late this year)
3. Hong Kong (a trip with buttcheeks perhaps?)

Any other suggestions? Preferably in the Asia Pacific region. We'll talk about US and Europe in a couple of years LOL. 

I'm currently reading this.

I only read the "chic lit" genre when I'm feeling blue and am in need of a good laugh and this book does the trick and hits all the right spots. It's laugh out loud funny and reminds me a bit of these books by Laura Wolf, which I read eons ago. 

What are you up to lately?

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Happy Chinese New Year 2013

When it comes to festivals, one of the things we Malaysians look forward to is the advertisements by Petronas. Sure, Yasmin Ahmad is gone but I like to think her legacy lives on through these adverts. They are not as good as the ones made when she was still alive, but they're pretty good. I saw this advert for Chinese New Year 2013 this morning, and it made me smile and teary at the same time. Watch it and see if you like it.

Happy Chinese New Year 2013!!!