My latest DIM

Oh, you've never heard of DIM? It's kind of like DIY, except I did it myself, instead.
I'm pretty sure it'll catch!

All cell phone pictures, but I was very excited with how it turned out.
I painted on Saturday & then assembled on Sunday.

What you need:
Webbing (mine was 1.5" from Joann's. I looked at Joann's and Hobby Lobby, but this was the thickest webbing I could find. I wanted something wider, if you know if any places w/ wider webbing, please let me know!) 
Masking Tape
Acrylic Paint
Craft Glue
Metal Hook (I got a set of swivel ones from Joann's)
Paint Brushes
Newspaper (or in my case, wax paper) to cover your work surface
Metallic Vinyl

Step 1. 2. & 3. tape a pattern onto the webbing. Let paint dry. Peel tape off.

Step 4. Admire

Step 5. Measure, cut, & glue metallic vinyl to the webbing & attach the hook.

Also, Weston likes to use my hand to practice IVs.
I got 3 pokes last night, but he got an IV going! That blue blur in the center is a fatty bruise.
I think he hematoma-ed me.

Also, Weston has not been feeling well lately. This is what he looked like all day yesterday.
Bundled up on the air mattress in the middle of the room looking mostly pathetic.
He's been really nauseous. We're pretty sure he's pregnant.


Hi, there!


It has been ages since I have avidly been blogging.

Well, here's why.

Weston & I tried to get pregnant starting at the end of February 2011.

We haven't had any luck.
I've kind of been on a hiatus from the blog world for a while because A. the mommy blogs I loved reading were starting to be too hard to read B. I had a hard time blogging about things when my thoughts were constantly on something else C. We do not have the internet at home.

If you want the details,
here's a watered down version of what's up.

I have a weird Uterine anomaly that we were told puts me at a high risk for second trimester miscarriage.
So, we started trying just in case we have some miscarriages before getting a baby to hold.

We have had no luck.
We have been in & out of doctors offices for 2 years.
My OBGYN that has been over my "uterus stuff" for the past 3 years started the fertility testing & all of that early, because of my uterus issue. He said no concern is really given regarding fertility until a couple has been trying for a year or so.

We have had every lab test & infertility treatments that I think exist.
I even had an exploratory surgery.
None of the tests showed any cause for not being able to get pregnant.
My complete septate uterus (google it) should not be keeping us from actually getting pregnant.

We have done 4 cycles of Intrauterine Insemination.

Nothing has worked. It's been an exhausting process & at times I've gotten pretty discouraged about it. I have tried every folk lore you can think of to try to get pregnant. I have also heard some pretty weird remedies from acquaintances of how to fix our "infertility."

February 28th this year I searched for a research study that covers the costs of IVF (In-Vitro Fertilization).
This procedure is generally between $10,000-$20,000 on average.... per cycle.
My mom nicknamed it one expensive lottery ticket!

I swear it was a whisper from heaven the day before to search for a study.
I searched and found a study in NYC that covers all the procedural costs of the IVF.
We pay travel/accomodation expenses & the costs of the medications involved.

I took all the preliminary screening questionaires & submitted my complete medical history.

We did all the prescreening labwork.
This study has been going on for 5 years & it ends in June. JUNE.
Wow, answer to prayer? Yes.

I received an e-mail last Friday that we were accepted.

We fly there minimally 3x in the next 2 months.
Please please keep us in your prayers!

We fly out on Wednesday for our first visit & will be in NYC until Sunday the 31st!
Weston will have a 26th birthday to remember!
Starting in NYC & ending in UT!

I would love any New York tips & tricks that you might have!
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