Day: June 9, 2012

Sunny Days

Saturday, June 9th, 2012. CD20, 7DPIUI/8DPO.

Had my post-IUI ultrasound and blood work this morning. Things are typical of past cycles. Lining is 16.5, and progesterone is 28.9.

Nothing out of the ordinary… Nothing that hints at pregnancy.

Those numbers are not the highlight of my day, however.

First of all, I’m posting this from the pedicure chair, so that’s pretty awesome. Still not as cool as my plans for later…

Tonight I have an appointment for my tattoo consultation! I am so psyched about this.

I got my first tattoo when I was 18. It’s pretty much what an 18-year-old, fresh out of the house and off the leash, would get: a Chinese character.

Don’t judge. That was many years ago, and it was popular!

I don’t regret the tattoo in the least. It’s in a spot where no one will see it unless I show them (thank GOD it’s not a tramp-stamp!), and it symbolizes love, which is an enduring theme in my life. However, the love theme is more of a marker of what I was looking for, and where I was at that time.

It’s not that I’ve grown out of my love tattoo, it’s just that I am ready for something new to symbolize where I’ve been since then, and where I hope to be in the future.

I have some ideas for images, wording and placement, but I am leaving the design in the capable hands of a very talented tattoo artist that I have met through many (previously-inked) friends. I love her work, and I can’t wait to get started on this process!

Now I know that pursuit of this tattoo is fully dependent upon what the beta results say next Friday, but I like to plan for all outcomes. In a way, this tattoo is something that can keep me busy for a while if this last study cycle fails. If my cycle fails at the end of next week, I can be free to get started on this tattoo by the end of the month.

If this cycle is successful…? Well then I’ll wait at least nine months, LOL. I still feel like this tattoo would be relevant to my life. I have been through a lot of good times and bad times, and have tried to remain optimistic and hopeful through it all. I’ve journeyed a long way, and a long time. I’ve come far in my life, and I want to pay tribute to both how far I’ve come, and how far I have yet to go.

I can’t wait to show you all pictures. 🙂

Happy Saturday from sunny Michigan, friends!

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