Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Taking the Plunge

My temperature took the mighty plunge this morning.  I was up to 98.7 yesterday and then back down to 98.0 today.  That is my coverline temp and I'm 13DPO so I'm guessing AF will be here just in time for Christmas Eve if not tomorrow.  My leutel phase is usually 16-17 days so with my luck, she'll be here Christmas Day.  Oh joy.  I'm trying really hard to pick my spirits up and I know I have a fight on my hands with AF looming and my hormones being all PMS'y and what not.  I am very excited for BJ and the Little Guy to open their presents and that helps some.

The Little Guy and I were fortunate enough to be able to take a tour of the White House in all its Christmas glory last night.  I don't think I've been in such awe ever in my life.  Besides being absolutely beautiful, it was amazing to know the history of who walked the halls before me.  I picked the Little Guy up from school and we headed downtown.  We ate dinner (which was really good) and then we walked over to get in line.  It was cold but we came prepared.  Our tour time was scheduled for 7:00 so we got in line early.  We have learned our lesson from going to the Easter Egg Roll.  We got in line at 6:06 and were in the White House by 7:00.  The couple in front of us and another couple behind us were scheduled for 6:00...we did GOOD by getting in line early.

The Little Guy had a good time, too.  We both could have hung out longer after we walked through but we have a hefty drive home and we both had to get up early this morning.  BJ said he may just come with us next year.  I sure hope so.  I really missed having him there.  It was definitely something I would have loved to share with him.

I have one present to pick up today and then wrap and then I am 100% done with shopping and wrapping.  Everything else is wrapped and hiding away just waiting to be uncovered and placed under the tree.  I can't believe how close Christmas is and how fast it will be over.  Shopping was definitely more of a challenge this year because neither of us received a bonus.  I know how fortunate we are just to HAVE jobs, believe me, I do.  It's just that I have gotten a bonus for 9 years in a row and it really helps with holiday shopping.  I'm sure once the credit card bill rolls in I will really be missing our bonuses.  Especially since I know my husband will not stick to a tight budget.  If he wants me to have it, he buys it.  I'm more thrifty.  I look for free shipping, 1-day sales and things like that.  I plan ahead.  He is spur of the moment, fly by the seat of his pants.  Hopefully he didn't do too much damage to our card.  :-)  And he told me that whenever gift wrapping was available, he was taking advantage. He hates wrapping.  Poor thing.  I told him that once the Little Guy gets better at wrapping that we can pay him a small fee to wrap all the presents...except his own of course.

I hope that all of you have a wonderful, splendid, joy-filled, exuberant, safe and happy holiday - whatever you may be celebrating.  I hope that 2011 brings a baby to your arms or at least to your womb.  For those of you that are already mommies or expecting...I hope that your children continue to grow and thrive and bring joy to your heart.  May God bless each and every one of you, from my heart to yours.


Alex said...

I'm so very sorry for the temp plunge - that sucks. I was hoping you would get a little Christmas surprise...

The trip to the White House with the Little Guy sounds wonderful! I'm so happy you could spend this time with him.

Merry Christmas, my dear. I hope you have a very nice holiday!

EC said...

Sorry about the temp plunge (although I am stunned by the length of your luteal phase - so long!), but everything else sounds really lovely. I am crossing my fingers for 2011, as well. Have a merry Christmas!


someday-soon said...

Sorry for the temp plunge {{{HUGS}}} Hopefully the witch stays away until after Christmas at least.

The tour of the white house must have been amazing! Happy you got to do that with the Little Guy =)

Hope you have a wonderful Christmas too my friend!

A said...

I am not temping, but I fully expect CD1 to be Christmas Eve, too. I am sort of in denial about it- I think the case of wine, manhattan ingredients, and beer in my pantry for my family's visit will help if I do start. Who am I kidding, WHEN I do start...

It is unbelievable to me how we are carrying such a cross of IF, and then in addition we have to feel the pain of a new cycle on such a family-centered holiday. It is just awful, really.

callmemama said...

Ugh, I'm sorry :(. I hope AF doesn't wait 'til Christmas to rear her head. Actually I'd wish she didn't show her face at all, but the least she could do is leave Christmas Day alone!
I've been wanting to do the White House Christmas tour for years. Our old boss' wife's dad runs the show down there (does all the seasonal decorations) and offered us a private tour, but we were always so busy or traveling and never went. Guess we missed that bus when we quit :(. Oh well...
Hope you are able to have a wonderful Christmas with BJ and the Little Guy, despite AF's impending arrival!

Sarah S said...

Sorry to hear your temps took a plunge.

Wow getting to see the White House must have been very Cool!!!

Happy Holidays and Happy ICLW

Esperanza said...

So sorry to hear this cycle was a bust. Not a great way to spend your holiday. I hope that you can still enjoy the special day with DH and the little guy. You are always in my heart and in my thoughts. I hope 2011 is your year.

Jem said...

I was always terrible at taking my own temperature. It was always all over the map. You are so in tune with your body!

~Jem (ICLW #5)

Rochelle said...

Soooo hoping that AF didn't ruin your Christmas! May 2011 bring you a successful pregnancy and more joy than you could ever imagine!! Lots of hope and love from ICLW #110!

Miss Ruby said...

Sorry to read about the temp plunge.

Your tour around the White House sounds brilliant!!

~Happy ICLW~
♥ May your New Year be filled with Hope
And remember in 2011 to....
♥ take risks regularly and love hard & without fear
♥ cry frequently but laugh daily