Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Superman, Batman, or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle

I was at Fred Meyer yesterday buying my turkey for Thanksgiving dinner, when I saw they were having a HUGE sock sale.  I happen to love fun socks, although I don't actually have very many myself.

Well, I got to thinking.  I've spent an awful lot of time at the doctor's office being told to get undressed from the waist down, but you can leave your socks on.  I always make sure on ultrasound day that my legs are shaved and my socks don't have holes in them.  haha

Seeing all the fun socks, I thought now, wouldn't it be great to wear a pair of FUN socks to these appointments to help lighten the mood.  I find myself always nervous for these appointments, PRAYING for enough eggs to continue with the IVF.  Now I'm experiencing the same thing with my sister, going to her appointments.  How many little eggs you have in there Sis?  In addition to that, I have my OWN appointments during this process to check my lining.

Okay, so anyway, I'm at the store checking out the socks and see Elmo, Cookie Monster, and other fun ones.  But I was drawn to the Superman, Batman, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle socks.  I wanted to get a pair for Sis for her egg retrieval day and a pair for me to wear on egg transfer day.  I thought we could use some extra super human powers for those days and maybe the doctor and nurses would get a kick out of the socks as well.

I was leaning toward Superman myself, but thought I'd better check with Sis to see which she would choose.  So I called her and asked, if you could choose who would it be?  Great minds think alike.  She chose Superman.

Here's a picture of our socks.  I can't WAIT to wear them!  I really do hope they help bring us strength.  If anything, maybe it will just help make the whole thing a little less stressful.

I also asked my husband the same question, not that he is getting a pair of socks, but just for fun.  (Although, maybe he SHOULD get a pair of socks considering we kinda need his little swimmers to be Superman-like)  Who would you pick?  Superman, Batman, or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle?  His answer: "Well if it's for Halloween I'd be a Ninja Turtle because that would just be a cool costume.  But if I was actually going to BE the character and have his powers I'd have to pick Superman.  Could you just imagine what I could do in sports if I were Superman?"

I love the fact that I can have these types of conversations with the people in my life.  It just makes life more interesting and fun.

Now, with all that said, if SPIDERMAN were an option, I would have definitely gone with Spiderman.


Update on where we are at:  Sis started the stim injections on Sunday.  Today was her first follow up appointment to see how she is responding.  She has 9 eggs that have started the race and are right where they should be and 12 little ones that hopefully, maybe a few will join in and catch up with the others.

Side note: When we were at her suppression check prior to stimming, the doctor explained to Sis to think of it as a race.  All her follicles were at the starting line and they just needed to see if there were any cheaters that started early.  Nope.  They all were behaving nicely.  No cheaters!


  1. What a great idea!! I wonder if thats wher eso woman get the sock exchange idea from?? Although I think that may just be some UK thing.

    I couldnt help but noitice that Hawk Girl was not an opition. I guess because it if was it wouldnt be any choice :D Hawk Girl would win each and every time ;p

    1. LOL yes Hawk Girl would definitely be a good choice :)

      I've read about some people doing a sock exchange. It sounds like it would be kinda fun!

  2. Cool idea about the socks. Good luck with the IVF cycle.

  3. Some humor can be the lifesaver getting through IF. I love your superpower socks!
    Best wishes fir your cycle.

    1. Thanks for visiting my blog! Here's an ICLW hug right back at ya :) (I visited your blog too, but it wouldn't let me post my comment for whatever reason)

      I am curious where you are traveling abroad to for your IVF's? That really is a steal on cost. What a great find! Although I think it would be very difficult to schedule around work. I have trouble with that as it is. I wish you all the luck in the world for baby #2!

  4. Best of luck with this cycle! Such fun socks!! Fingers crossed for you!

    In response to your comment.. Yes, trouble seems to find me. In fact, just yesterday, as we were cooking Thanksgiving dinner... The stove decided it had enough. It broke. We had to cook the remaining Thanksgiving dinner on the grill. True story.

    1. Oh my goodness! Thank goodness for having a grill then. I don't know how you do it, as I think I would have had a huge mental breakdown if I were you. Just keep fighting the fight, and eventually that tide has got to turn, right? I'll be praying for you.

  5. I love the pair you chose!

    I'm here from Creme. Sounds like you've been through the wringer since you bought these socks. Sending you my best wishes with your family-building efforts.

  6. Very cute. Love the levity you brought to what can be such a stressful situation.

  7. You are so cool and I keep thinking, I could not love this niece of mine anymore than I already do. But I keep reading these blogs and think darn, I love that girl!!! You are funny, strong and just so darn lovable!!!! Again,
    tears welling up in my eyes over even the humor!!!