Merry Christmas Everyone !
Today is stim day 12 of Lupron for my sixth IVF cycle. Above is the first picture of my baby girl, Harper Jean, who would have been born a year ago today. Today, I honor her memory and miss her so much. How I wish she would have made it. She is my angel baby. I do not think I will feel complete on a Christmas morning until I am holding a child in my arms….
Today started with my Lovenox injection, followed by a nice quiet breakfast with my entire family, except my brother in law who is in Iraq working. We then started opening gifts. My mom was blown away by her gifts: Burberry bag, Tiffany & Co. Holiday Mug, Ancestry.com DNa kit, UGG Australia shoes, Heated Blanket. My mom gave everyone Amazon.com giftcards. I gave my nieces and nephews giftcards to their favorite food places or stores, my sisters: one three designer sweaters, the other a velour leisure suit and a hooded top, my brother in law in Iraq: a Gucci wallet, my other brother in law: giftcard to his favorite store, my cousin: Visa giftcard, and my videographer: Amazon.com giftcard. I only purchased Christmas gifts for my Godmother and my best friend. Typically, I only buy gifts for friends who either buy me gifts or if they are having a party/event. I have too many friends, so I normally just bake something delicious and ship it to everyone else when I have time. I have to go out this weekend and get a giftcard for my doorman. I have a friend in the Bay Area who is having a birthday party again this year, so I got her a Tiffany & Co. Holiday mug. Every year, I normally just get her a new mug or wine glasses from Tiffany & Co. Who doesn’t like receiving a little blue box?
I went to Union Station this morning at 11 am and picked up Mark (videographer) and my cousin Chris, who lives in DC. Mark is going with my mom and I to the beach for a week and we will be filming segments for my reality show.
We are all chilling today at my sister’s house in Northern VA and may go out tonight to see Concussion at the theater. We leave at 3 am so I hope I have enough energy lol.
My brother in law grilled chicken wings, ribs, chopped chicken bbq, and my sister cooked a roast and a ham. We are also having mac n cheese, slow cooker collards, string beans, string bean casserole, sweet potato souffle, potato salad, peach cobbler and a whole bunch of other stuff my sister has whipped up. I cooked Thanksgiving Dinner and hosted at my condo at the beach and everyone came in, so I am chilling for Christmas AND Easter ! My other sister will be hosting Easter in North Carolina this year, unless we decide to take the family annual trip to Orlando at that time. Then she will have to cook there lol. I am retired until Thanksgiving ! I will definitely have my meal catered if I am blessed with my babies, because I will not feel up to cooking a spread after a c-section !
Tonight, I will be doing my Lupron injection and taking the LDN at 9pm. That is it for me…
I hope everyone is having a fantastic Christmas and I hope we all have babies en route in 2016 !!