Monday, October 29, 2007

The Verdict Is...........

I'm happy to announce that I will be having a little bambino for my intended parents S&J!!
I'm so excited for them and I will be keeping a bit of a journal here, you'll probably see pictures from time to time as well....hope you all enjoy my journey as much as I plan to!!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Mercy Killing/Right-to-Die

Inspired by

Do we have the right to end our lives if the quality has be severely compromised?

Should someone else be held legally responsible if we've asked them to end or help end our life?

This is a subject that I tend to sit on the fence about really but I want to know how others feel about it.

Watching my father suffer with Lung Cancer for months and knowing that the treatments that they were giving him were not really helping, I had thought about this....especially after my cousins son, upon learning that is Great Uncle Bill was really sick and going to die relatively soon, asked her, "Mom, are they going to put Uncle Bill down?"

Such a heavy statement from an 8 year old. When she told him that we don't do that to other humans, just to animals, he was apalled. I can't remember the exact words he used but he said something along the lines of 'we won't let our animals suffer but we let each other suffer?'...and it made perfect sense to me!

Why is ok for us to not let our animals suffer any terminal illness or compromised quality of life due to old age, but not our loved ones??

Why is it so horrible to want them to rest in peace rather than suffer in life? Especially when they've expressed that they would rather not be alive anymore because they are in pain...why is it so surprising that they would feel this way?

I really feel that our own selfishness of not wanting to let a loved one go is the reason we can't imagine doing this to our loved ones.

What do you think? Should terminally ill and geratric patients with no quality of life left be able to make a decision like this? And if they are mentally incapacitated, should their immediate loved ones and sole caregivers be able to make this decision for them?

And if so, where do we draw the line?

Tuesday, October 16, 2007


Egg retrieval is set for Thursday and transfer will be Sunday!!!!

I'm ready to make a baby for my intended parents!!!!

Fun and games

ABCs of Music
List your favorite band or artist from A to Z.

A. Alice in Chains
B. Michael Buble
C. Cake
D. Ani DiFranco
E. Elton John
F. Finger Eleven
G. Green Day
H. Sarah Harmer
I. Incubus
J. Jane's Addiction
K. The Killers
L. Led Zeppelin
M. Maroon 5
N. Nine Inch Nails
O. Our Lady Peace
P. Presidents of the United States of America
Q. Queen
R. Rage Against the Machine
S. Sarah McLachlan
T. The Tea Party
U. U2
V. Veruca Salt
W. Weezer
X. Bush X when they were that?? lol... this one was hard!
Y. Neil Young
Z. Rob Zombie

Monday, October 15, 2007

Survey Says?

Well, they've decided. We will see how the 3 little follies look in the morning...if there aren't anymore to join those 3 lonely follies, we will cancel this cycle and move on to the next one...hopefully it will yeild more eggs. If not and the same thing happens, we will move on to donor eggs. Send lots of eggly thoughts please!!!

Kinda sad news

Well, as you know we're in the middle of cycling for IVF transfer. My intended mother (aka IM) started her medications a few days ago to make her produce a bunch of eggs...only it hasn't really worked all that well. There are only 3 mature follicles, and for those of you that don't know much about cycling, just because there are follicles, doesn't mean there are eggs.

So, it looks like we will be using an egg donor and if that's the case, we are definitely delayed by a month or more :(

I was hoping to be peeing on pregnancy tests in 2.5 weeks! I don't think that will be happening now...IM was going to talk to her husband about what they were going to do, either chance it with her three follicles and get nothing or just wait and use a donor.

At this point I think they will choose a donor...but I'll come and update when I know more!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Sorry it's been a few...

But I bring you this...I will post more about my thoughts on it later....but it's pretty eye opening and really not that far fetched.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

How much is 2% of barely anything?

As a former Ontario Works recipient, I still feel the need to soapbox about stuff like this.

In December 2007, the Ontario government will increase OW recipients monthly income by 2%. This is a joke to most, really, because they barely get anything as it is, and then they add 2%....for example, while on OW I received the following for myself and my two boys:

Basic Allowance: 559
+Maximum Shelter: 583
Total: 1142
-Child tax benefit clawback 122
-Support I never recieved 50 (I was supposed to be recieving it but never did and OW took it off my cheque anyway)
Total OW income $970

$970.00 x 2% = $19.40

Nineteen dollars and forty cents. That's how much extra I would recieve on my cheque per month were I still on OW.

A single person on OW receives $548.

$548.00 x 2% = $10.96

A whopping eleven dollars per month. Two bags of milk. 2 or 3 bus rides. A box of cereal and 1 litre of milk.

It's just ridiculous that they've increased it by TWO percent!

Yet their pays have been increased by 25%.

I don't know how they sleep at night. I invite them all to live for just ONE month on the income of an OW recipient. They'd cry! They wouldn't make it to the end of the month and still have money left.....