Monday, October 11, 2010

I've got to have SOMETHING to do while I'm waiting for school to start...

So, John and I safely returned from Europe last week. If you'd like to get an overview of most of it you can go to
Now I am just at home...doing pretty much nothing...ALL THE TIME...
I start my instructor training and Northwest Hair Academy in November, but until then I am kind of trying to somehow justify getting no housework done even though I'm at home by myself all day.
One rather exciting distraction has been educating myself on the surprisingly exact science of making a baby. I know what you're thinking--shouldn't I have learned this in health class? Shouldn't I know about the birds and the bees by now after two years of happy and wonderful marriage?...well not so fast you apparently uniformed and overly judgemental reader. It's not all that simple. Some people are lucky enough to come upon the accidental pregnancy here and there...but not ol' Cherie, oh no. I've been crossing my fingers for an accident for two years now (27 cycles actually, but who's counting?). But it turns out those people over at Trojan apparently know what they're doing and we've been unfortunately well protected up to this point. I have, however, finally convinced the Mr. that now is a great time to start a family, and I'm not leaving it to chance anymore. I'm being proactive with my procreation, as it were. I am reading books, taking temperatures, checking consistencies, and counting down the days to expected ovulation. My husband claims that he can sense fertility, and while I've assured him that it could take several months to conceive, he is convinced I'm going to get pregnant right away. I don't put any stock in his apparent "sixth sense," and I'm not going to let the whole thing rest on his ability to "just tell," as he says with a nervous gulp. I do hope that he's right, though. Cause I am incredibly excited to move into this next phase of life. Let's just hope I can get the living room cleaned up by the time the baby comes.


  1. I love this! Can't wait for you two to to become three...So So exciting. We may end up in Seattle sooner rather than later and we need to get our friends into the baby community so Nolie has some friends!
    ps. how the heck is Summer a follower and I never knew about this?!

  2. Haha! I love you so much! :D

    And, the good Lord knows, I'm am equally as excited for a little one! Being an auntie is the best thing ever, and to have one more to spoil would bes ooo exciting!

  3. Haha, oh my gosh...I've posted only a few times on this blog, and I NEVER get comments...and I come to look at it today and I have TWO comments and like 4 more followers! I guess baby talk is where it's at, haha!

  4. I'm reading Take Charge of your Fertility, great book. This was my first month of taking temperatures and tracking the state of my cervical fluid and based on that I thought I knew when I was going to ovulate. Sure enough, happened to have a doc appt for something else down there and I asked her if I was ovulating and she said yes, probably that day. Nice to know your on the right track interpreting those books. Good luck to you and John - who knows we may be prego at the same time.