Thursday, March 20, 2008

Walter Ranch

20 MAR: We finally took the plunge and bought a small piece of property in Rockdale, Texas! I say small but it is actually 17.38 acres to be exact. It's beautiful! Rob is very excited to finally have a piece of property to call our own!! Our realtor was excellent!! Overall we had an amazing experience shopping for property before settling on what we are temporarily calling Walter Ranch!!! The property has 2 miniature donkeys! Yes, we now own donkeys too! Never in my wildest imagination did I think we would own donkeys!!! Also, it has a 1/2 acre pond which we are affectionately naming "LONGORIA LAKE". (Longoria is my maiden name for those who do not know.)

Proud Land Owner!!

Our Favorite Tree!

Andrew Swinging

Meagan Swinging

Me with Mom and Ellie

the girls


view of Lake Longoria

Rob's personal Golf Tee

Rob with Meagan and Andrew by the lake

Rob fishing at Lake Longoria

fishing with the kids!

Day view of Lake Longoria

Sunset at Lake Longoria

Saturday, March 1, 2008

The Baby Making Scheme

1 APR: Our Baby making "scheme" started the first week of April. Actually, the "western medicine" started in April but I was already doing other creative fertility methods...I was excited and scared to do this all over again. I did feel that I had a bit more control.
While I was on vacation my mother insisted that I visit with an homeopathic "doctor". (not sure if she was a real doctor as all she prescribed was vitamins). I started a fertility homeopathic regiment. All natural products. I was even drinking aloe vera juice!!! (helps cleanse the uterus and actually not bad tasting at all!) This was a 30 day ritual that I intended on finishing before we started our in-vitro procedure. ( I was taking about a dozen or more pills a day---before breakfast, after breakfast, before lunch, after lunch, before dinner, before bedtime!!!)
Secondly, I started Chinese acupuncture and cupping. We started doing this every Sunday in China Town! Very interesting and very relaxing! (highly recommend both!!) Rob was so incredibly supportive through all my crazy ideas that he even did acupuncture once to show his support!! Plus, my acupuncturist put Rob on crazy chinese herb pills for fertility.
(Rob was also taking a whole slew of vitamins. Zinc, vitamin C, sellenium, omega 3, etc. )
When I say, we did it all, I really do mean it!!