updatey post

I feel like I have so many updates that it is overwhelming and then don’t post at all! So here are some brief status blurbs.

TTC #2

I heard from the embryologist that the 2 blasts didn’t make it to freeze, so we are most definitely looking at our last TTC attempt. I am feeling very zen about everything and just happy to be finally reaching the end of my TTC days, whether we end up with a new baby or not. I hate living in limbo like we have for the last year and a half. Now it will be over one way or the other. I’m relaxing and taking it easy and trying to feel any little cramps or tugs or pulls even though I’m sure it’s too early πŸ™‚


We have put in offers on two houses, but feel like it is unlikely that we’ll end up getting either one. The market is insane. There are very few homes for sale and even fewer good ones. Those good ones get multiple offers above listing price so you just have to kind of luck out and get one. When we put in the offer on the first house, there was only one submitted so we were feeling good. Then our realtor told us there were 12 offers now and we’re pretty sure we aren’t getting it. Bummer. On the plus side, Monkey LOVES looking at houses. It is so cute! We are lucky he likes it because we don’t have anyone we can call on the spur of the moment to watch him so we can rush over to see a place that has just come on the market. Did I mention this market is crazy-making? Sigh.


Monkey started preschool on Wednesday after some last-minute panic on our part because he is still not potty-trained. We were going to just pull him until next year, but we talked to the teacher and she was reassuring and said he will not be the only one having potty issues. We just put him in underwear and let the chips fall where they may. We’ve taken a more laid-back approach and while we haven’t seen concrete results yet, we are seeing Monkey sitting on the potty willingly. That is a big improvement over where we were, so we’ll take it slow and easy. One thing that is working to keep him sitting on the potty happily is playing with his light-up turtleΒ with the light off and door closed. It is pretty cool! We’re just visiting the potty regularly to “play with turtle” on the potty and hope he will at some point pee on there so we can praise him and let him flush it down and make a big deal. It’s a start.

Back to preschool – he is loving it. It is all outdoor so he comes home filthy dirty, but hey, that’s part of being a kid, right? The fact that it’s a co-op is also nice as the other parents are sympathetic to you issues (like say, potty-training) so you feel supported and like you have all of these resources for information. So far, Mommy (DW) hasn’t left Monkey there on his own, but on Monday she is going to go for it. Neither of us think it’ll be a problem in terms of any separation anxiety. We just feel bad that some poor sucker will have to change his peed on clothes at some point. Like I told DW, I’m sure she’ll be returning the favor on her workdays πŸ™‚

I’ll do a protected post soon with preschool pics, so let me know if you need the password.

Six days to beta!


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9 responses to “updatey post

  1. Love the updates. Major FX for your beta!!

  2. Sounds like Toronto house hunting. Everything goes to bidding wars and usually unconditional offers win. I don’t think it is the same for you by the sounds of it. Usually offers here are only good for 24 hours and during a bidding war you are literally camped out in your car at the property while your agent (and all the others) present. You pretty much know the same day. We couldn’t stomach it or the prices (selling tens of thousands above asking). Yay suburbs.

    I think Monkey’s preschool is fantastic!

    And finally…. I can relate to wanting to just know one way or the other re: TTC. We’re still in that limbo and will be for a long time. I’ve vowed to pay for sperm storage until 40.

  3. Kirsten

    Hi, I’d like the password if you don’t mind sharing. I’ve been following since around the time Monkey was born but never asked for the password for some reason. My wife and I also live in SoCal so I completely understand the crazy real estate market!

  4. Can’t wait to hear in 6 days! Glad Monkey is enjoying school and good luck with the house-hunting.

  5. I have fingers and toes crossed for you guys on both the house and some strong betas! πŸ™‚ I’m so glad that we’re renting a house out here in LA. The housing market is terrifying for us and I’m frightened for when that day comes. Very, very frightened.

    • Yeah, the housing market pretty much SUCKS. We would just back off for a bit, but with the prices being a bit lower and the interest rates also being low, this is the time for us to get in there. I’ll be glad when it’s done!

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