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The Stars Must Be Aligned…


happy stars

Today was a great day!  It started with me just not feeling like going to work.  It’s been raining here like crazy and I just wanted to lounge in my bed and veg out.  But I didn’t have any real excuse not to go in; especially after I just had a two and a half day work week last week.  So I pried myself out of bed and prepared to go to work.

I was at work for about two hours when my boss told me that he wanted to take me to lunch; this was right after he had a meeting with our human resources person.  So I was thinking to myself what in the world could he want to talk to me about.  There wasn’t anything pressing that I was working on at work so it couldn’t be about a project.  Maybe he was sensing my lack of motivation lately…

The time for us to go to lunch came and we casually walked to the restaurant sharing small talk about current events.  We got to the restaurant and was seated at our table, still sharing a few laughs.  This calmed me down a bit as I thought if it was really serious he wouldn’t be so jovial.  After we ordered our food and the waiter took our menus he asked me: “So how’s everything going?  Are you happy here?”  I took a deep breath because I couldn’t tell him that yesterday I was actually contemplating looking for a new job.  And it’s not because I hate my job but I was feeling like I need a change.  I decided to tell him that I am good, even though sometimes things get a little slow and it can get a little boring.  Due to the nature of our work cycle ebbing and flowing he understands this so I felt “safe” telling him that.  He told me that he understood and gave me examples of what he does to try to break up the “boredom”.  And what he said next was totally unexpected!  He said: “Well I just want you to know that I think you’re doing an excellent job and I really enjoy working with you.  Because of your hard work I’m giving you a promotion and a pay raise.”  Talk about unexpected blessings!  I started mentally calculating what my new paycheck would look like.  This will certainly help with my baby making plans and ultimately the costs of taking care of the baby.  I was happy!

We finished our discussion about my new title and what new role I will have and then proceeded to talk about non-work stuff.  I finished my lobster and tomato grilled cheese sandwich and then we headed back to work.  As I was sitting at my desk I didn’t think the day could get any better.  But it did!!!  My cellphone rang and I saw that it was Dr. N’s office.  It was Nurse R and she was  finally calling to discuss my test results.  My  tsh levels had not moved.  But my prolactin levels went down by half and she said that Dr. N was very pleased with that.  She told me that even though my tsh levels did not move, she was clearing me for IUI!!!  I was stunned because I prepared myself for the worst.  She told me to keep taking my prenatal vitamins and Dostinex to keep my prolactin under control and to check my email for my IUI protocol.  She told me to review it and we would touch base tomorrow to discuss it.  I hung up the phone with another smile on my face and thought the stars must be aligned in my favor today.  I received two pieces of information that will have a positive impact on my future.  The first will help facilitate the second.  The day couldn’t get any better (although my mom said that hitting the lottery would be the icing on the cake — lol)!

So things are finally starting to progress.  I have so much to do to prepare for my IUI — mainly going through my list of sperm donors that I have narrowed down and finally choosing one.  I guess I know what I will be doing this weekend!  🙂


5 thoughts on “The Stars Must Be Aligned…

  1. Congrats on your promotion! And of course congrats to your TTC promotion too. I’m super excited for you!

  2. I finally had to close my eyes and throw a proverbial dart at my small list of favorite donors to pick the one. If he fails 3 IUI’s I will try the other. :). It was the hardest part of the process for me.

    • It certainly is hard. I haven’t paid to see any pictures yet because I was trying not to be superficial and base most of my decision off of other things. But now it’s time to upgrade and see what they look like and throw that proverbial dart.

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