Monday, September 19, 2011

Psychedelic Sock It To Me!

A HUGE thank you to the one who sent me these awesome socks:
Aren't they gorgeous?! They definitely lifted my day!

I don't know who the person was who sent them, but THANK YOU!!

What is "Sock It To Me"? It's the brainchild of Roxy Saucebox over at The Smartness. She's done this before. The idea is to send fun socks (or office supplies) to someone and receive a fun package of the same from someone else! I never buy fun socks for myself, so this was a treat.

The theme for this year was:  
It has been roughly a year and a half since the last SITM Exchange. Reflect on the past 18 or so months – how has support from others, either in the blogosphere or otherwise, helped you? 

Here's what I've been up to:

  • Feb 2010: recovered from 2nd ectopic pregnancy (Methotrexate anyone?) from my FET and the passing of my dear grandma and my lovely cat Fluffy (three losses in a row, splendid!)
  • Spring and Summer 2010: time off of treatment
  • Fall 2010: prepare for IVF #3 with Dr. Z
  • Jan 2011: IVF #3 = BFN, no frosties. Total heartbreak. Stop treatment
  • Spring 2011: no treatment
  • Summer 2011: marriage crisis and begin marriage counseling and rebuilding my marriage
  • Aug 2011: Hail Mary donor sperm IUI = BFP! High betas (twins?)
  • Sept 2011: First U/S: singleton sighted!! 2nd U/S: heartbeat
  • Current: 8w1d pregnant. Next U/S on Thursday. Hoping the little one is sticking around.
It's been a real roller-coaster of a couple of years. I have to thank my Resolve leader for encouraging me (over and over) to go for donor sperm IUI. She helped give me hope when I had given up entirely.



Adele said...

Beautiful socks! And I'm thinking such good thoughts for Thursday's ultrasound.

Marissa said...

Awesome socks!

You've had a rough 18 months--really hoping the next 32ish weeks go perfectly for you, and the next 18 years are everything you hoped. :)

Poppet said...

Love the socks - there is also an exchange on Ravelry for knitters. I'm not part of it (I'm too disorganized) - but my friend is and she loves it. They call one another "spoiler/spoilee".

Take care. Looking forward to Thursday.

Anonymous said...

Great socks :)

Can't wait to hear about Thursday's u/s!

Lynn said...

Yay! Those are from me! Did the card not come with it? I promise that I ordered a card to go with the socks. Sorry if you didn't get it :(

Glad you like them :D And here's hoping to a great and uneventful pregnancy!

Jem said...


Thanks you much for the socks! I love them!!!!


Lynn said...

You are most welcome, my friend =D I'm enjoying following your journey!

JW Moxie said...

Ah - I was just about to tell you that it was the lovely Lynn who sent your socks to you! I've met Lynn in person and she is every bit as sweet as she seems through the 'puter!

I love your socks, Jem!