Friday Blah.

Friday, October 22, 2010


That's pretty much the only way to describe my mood today. This week will definitely go down in the suck category for me. I wish I could blame it all on the hormones (which are about 50% of the problem) but other parts of my life have been equally annoying. It started Monday with a moth infestation in my kitchen, coupled with a kid with a fever. Tuesday brought on more injections, more doctor appointments, and more of the same on Wednesday. The LM had a rough week again at school, and after a meeting with the director yesterday we have been advised to take him to an occupational therapist to have a look at his impulsivity and physicality. Ugh, there is nothing worse than hearing that your kid may or may not have a problem. After feeling like the mother failure of the year, I had an awkward encounter with an old friend last night which luckily did not deter a great reunion with some of my old peeps which was long overdue. Today, I am feeling the effects of a great night, but definitely regretting that last glass (ahem five glasses) of Malbec that somehow made their way into my bottomless glass. Today, I also got some so so news on the IVF front. We still have quite a few, about 7/8, but they are still pretty small and taking their sweet time growing. Retrieval now looks like it is Monday or Tuesday, and if these babies don't get in gear we may only have a few viable eggs. This is great for the hyperstimulation, but not so great considering we want as many as possible to freeze in case this cycle doesn't work out. More waiting, and watching, which means more injections and trips to the doctor. 

Did I say blah?

Well, at least the weekend is here and it's bound to be better. My mother-in-law is arriving at the airport any minute, the The Head of the Charles is here (my favorite Cambridge event), and tomorrow I am going to attempt to play matchmaker for some very dear friends of mine. 

As I was trying to figure out what to write today I stumbled upon this picture. Since I pretty much feel like an evil bitch on the inside, can't I just look like this evil bitch on the outside. No? Oh well, a girl can dream.


1) This picture totally makes me want to have short hair again, 2) if I had that Birkin it would totally be strapped into the LM's baby seat, 3) those legs + that skirt + the shoes = perfection, 4) there is no way in hell she is riding that bike wearing that.

Hope you all had a better week than I did... at least it's about to be over!


jaimie arnold baird said...

cheer up friend!! and you could so rock that outfit riding your bike! breathe deep- next week is a biggie for you! sending you big hugs from my couch xxoo

Polly said...

Sorry you had such a crappy week YM. I hope next week is a better one for you.

arti said...

Hi hun!! I hope you have an amazing weekend! You're in my thoughts! xo
ps. I was in cabo for a week and could NOT wait to get back and read!

Sarah said...

YM - I Just adore your blog! I too have had a difficult time recently, but your happy ways, crazy life and cheery posts have helped keep me sane! And make me feel that my crazy life is normal too!! So as we say in Scotland "keep your chin up" Will keep you in my thoughts xxx

Anonymous said...

Listen "Waldo" ....I'm sorry, I couldn't resist. I think the comment is hilarious. I'll bet you look fab in your new glasses. Sorry to hear you're feeling blah but you're right, it is the weekend and things will look better.

Your blog is wonderful and I love to read what happens in the day of the life of a smart, young, pretty mother! What you wear, what you want to wear, what you think, what you do, all ads up to one pretty terrific person. So cheer up honey and have a yummy day. xo

Cdn Mom

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Holly said...

I'm sure things are going to get better soon! Just think positive!

I can't believe your son's school advised you to see an occupational therapist because he's impulsive. Please. All children are impulsive and hyperactive. The best thing you can do is let him run around outside for a couple hours after nursery school every day and lower his sugar intake. People are so overdiagnosed today. I'm sure he's totally, 100% problem free!

Anonymous said...

Did you say he was in school 5 days a week? Maybe that is too much for him to sit and pay attention. He sounds like such an active kid that maybe he just needs more time to develop the emotional maturity required for school. Can you drop him back to 2 or 3 days? What do I know right ;)? I don't know him :) But you do right so if you listen to your gut, does he need time to mature or does he really need some assistance? It must be so stressful - It sounds like such a sucky time for you! Things will get better.

Meaghan said...

As a mother of two boys, I can tell you that impulsiveness and physical activity are VERY NORMAL for three year olds. They get more control over their impulsiveness as they grow. My kindergardener is just now learning good control (he is the one we started the ping pong balls with when he was almost five!); he is five and a half. I recommend the book "The Way of Boys" by Anthony Rao. I have many friends who have used OT for help with fine motor skills and have had both of my boys evaluated at one time or another. We decided to wait to see what they would "grow out of" rather than start with OT. Some of my friends swear by it though. Per the OT recommendation, we do a lot of really strenuous activity (think obstacle courses) when and I think that helps get the 'crazies out'. You know your child better than anyone. Trust yourself. He does.