Tuesday, January 24, 2012

And reality sets in...

Oh my gosh, I am so tired!  I knew what a puppy entailed before I got one, but it was a bit of a shock to suddenly lose all of my independence in one day.

Mr. GG has work dinners M-W this week so it's just me and Stella after work.  Usually I stay at school until 3:30 or 4:00 even though we are done at 2:30.  That's out.  Also, when am I supossed to get my accupuncture and go to Yoga?  I know that I can't stop living my life and I won't, but until she's able to be outside during the day I feel bad leaving her alone for even a minute in the evening.

But I love her : ).  I'm trying not to cuddle with her too much so that she won't totally prefer me over the crate, but I do love her warm little body on mine.

Technically it's been 22 years since I've had a puppy and I forgot about the "mouthing."  I only know the term today because last night I googled "my puppy won't stop biting me."  I made sure to yelp loudly and quit playing whenever she was too rough but still, the constant gnawing is frustrating!

Everything is going pretty well though.  She was able to hold it for 3 1/2 hours twice yesterday so I think we're in the clear for no accidents in the crate.  I think we're going to get a dog walker to come for the mid-day exercise and feeding because Mr. GG's schedule is not very consistent.  Does $300 a month sound reasonable?  That's the cheapest I've been able to find for every day 20 minute visit.

We had one less night-time pee last night, but a lot more whining - probably because she had already slept all day!

And don't worry, I won't turn this into a puppy blog...


In other news.  Today is CD9.  I finished my Clomid (50mg) on 7 and started Estrace last night on 8.  I am really not fond of putting pills up my you know what.  Really not fond.  I am going to try to make a later accupuncture appointment today (after puppy potty time).  And hopefully I'll be on my way growing a really thick lining!  I'm going to shoot for 8mm since I've never been measured over 6 before (and 5 last month).

Ultrasound is on Thursday and I imagine IUI #3 will be on Sunday.

Maybe-baby's due date: 10/22.


  1. Wishing so much that your 3rd IUI is successful! My insurance only covered 3 so I remember how hopeful I was.

    Hang in there with the pup...it is a LOT of work but totally worth it. My fur baby is my love (blogged about him last week)! So glad to connect with you and follow your journey. Good luck.

    1. Thank you so much! My insurance covers zero which is unfortunate but I doubt we're going to go beyond three so it would be especially awesome if this one works!

  2. Ha ha ha! Your "don't worry i won't turn this into a puppy blog" made me laugh at work. Feel free to keep those cute stories comin' though, love pets! It's funny how a pet can completely dominate your life (in a good way.) When we were house hunting, we had cozy corners in mind for our cat. And vacations, we always had to find someone to come feed/keep her company. So happy for you and Stella :)

    1. Thanks : ) She's trying to prevent me from typing right now, but I will not be stopped!