I heart compliments

I went to have my day three blood test yesterday. Getting up and heading to the clinic at 9am on a Saturday wasn't my idea of the way to kick start the weekend but it was the only time they could poke me. When I sat down the nurse complimented my veins. I've gotten use to this over the years. The Red Cross loves my veins and always makes a comment when I'm donating, still it's always a little funny to be complimented on something like that.

That compliment is #3 for the baby making process. I think I will keep track of them from now own. Compliments aren't always prevalent and I'll take 'em where I can get 'em!

So in order:
#1 Told that I have a very nicely shaped uterus.
#2 Told that I have youthful ovaries
#3 Told that I have the veins of a phlebotomist's dreams

This of course is a list only someone dealing with IF can admit to having. We've had all this blood work before but it's been a few years and with a new RE we're kind of starting all over.

I go back on Tuesday for more blood work. If I am not complimented on something I may fish for one to see what I get, like maybe I'll talk about how great I am at taking folic acid. I am not above being a sycophant in order to get compliments and or attention. I am an attention whore and I know it.

In other news my evil, crazy best friend has decided that it would be fun to convince me to do a half triathlon. 1/2 mile swim, 3 mile run, 13 mile bike ride. This does not sound like something I would want to do. This involves athleticism and stamina, two things I don't posses. Too bad you can't complete a triathlon just by having youthful ovaries...

I'll have to put A LOT of thought into this. It's been a long time since I did any sort of competitive swimming. I was very good at it, but 1/2 mile with no pool edge to hang onto or push off of seems like a really bad idea. And then that whole bike ride's gonna have to be the flattest course ever for me not to keel over and die. On the other hand I am grappling with this whole getting healthy thing. I know that if I am lucky enough to get pregnant this year that being in shape will help me in labor (yes I know I'm thinking way too far in the future) and I know that the healthier I am the healthier my child will be. So maybe that should be my motivation?

Did I mention that my bf is evil? She gets these's a good thing I like her so much. We have another friend from high school who would also be doing this triathlon so that would be fun...wait, this is nuts, I sound like I'm seriously considering it! No, no, no! I will spend one more month at the gym and see how I feel about this before I even consider this craziness.

Now, I'm off to eat a delicious cupcake that I baked yesterday.


Princess Jo said...

Wow....Congrats on the uterus, ovaries and veins....Veins are one of my many niggles with my body. I don't think I will ever be able to donate, simply because I don't want to go through the rigmarole of finding the veins to start with! Them are tricksy little fellas....


kirke said...

Now I'm super jealous of your youthful ovaries. I've never had anyone comment on my ovaries (I'm going to start fishing the next ultrasound I'm at...)

~Jess said...

What awesome compliments! I always get complimented on my veins.

Good luck with the triathalon: It certainly wouldn't be my cup of tea, but I give you a lot of credit.


Soralis said...

Great compliments! (I have the nightmare veins, so I am jealous! :) )

Wow trithalon, that sounds like a lot of work! Good luck with what you decide!

Take care


Kristin said...

Compliments like those always amuse me greatly.