Meg: good luck w/ the cleaning. That's great about your in-laws. I didn't mean to complain about mine this week. They really are amazing people who have welcomed me like their own daughter. I'm sorry that BIL is a bit of a pill. Hopefully his wife can wrangle him. That's wonderful that you are hosting everyone. Do y'all have a specific menu that you follow every year? Or is it potluck?
That's too funny about your DH. I'm quite the piddler myself. Does he like to do anything in particular?
The RE doesn't want to see me today. Just going on faith the everything looks great. I think that technically I could have done the ER tomorrow but he wants to give us the best shot by waiting until Thursday. I am SO glad that we switched clinics last year. It has made such a difference. They seem much more patient-centered.
We actually aren't having the Easter meal at our house. We are going to my parent's house and they are all welcome to come. I'm sure DH's parents will come since my parents and them get along well. Idk about BIL, he'll probably have to leave to go home even though it's not that far of a drive. That's what he did last year.
DH just likes to work on stuff outside when he can.
Is your RE going to see you before you trigger or will you trigger tonight for ER on Thursday? Having a nice clinic makes the experience so different. I loved my last RE even though I drove 7 hours every other day to be monitored.
I just talked to my mom and they are cleaning up our leaves at our lake house. They went up to work on their place and filled their big covered trailer 1 1/2 times with leaves. Now they are working on our place. It's so nice of them to do it. We worked on leaves a bit in the fall but there are just too many trees.
Still haven't started on cleaning yet. Got side-tracked downloading music. I need to start soon otherwise the day will be gone before I know it.
Hi girls! Sorry I went AFK yesterday. Work got a little hectic, then when I got home DH wanted to got to 3 different marinas to check out the slips to rent. We bought a cruiser last year and want to keep it in a wet slip w/ electricity so we can enjoy it the entire summer. I am getting excited about that. We had a different boat last summer and did not enjoy it as much (it was much smaller.)
RE's office called yesterday to let me know that my E2 levels were perfect (176.) I am to continue on same dosage and go back on tomorrow for another scan. :yahoo: It made my day to know that I am responding "perfectly" according to my RE. Eeek!
Jenni - :yahoo: you are triggering tonight!!! Lots of prayers going your way :) I am sorry to hear about your childhood and your brother. I did not have a great childhood either, but that was brought on by the war in Bosnia. My brother and I did not spend the war years together (I was with my grandmother and he was with my mom.) After the war there was this jealousy between us. He felt that I got the better end in everything while I was miffed that the was hoarding my parents attention all the time. Typical teenager stuff. Well the sad part is he still brings up the old stuff from time to time, but our relationship has been much better ever since he joined the marines 9 years ago.
Meg - Sorry about your MIL. I am glad that she has recovered from all that. My MIL is a strong, vital woman. She is very good to me and we respect each other a lot. She lives with my BIL and SIL, she takes care of their DD. But on the weekends she comes over and the weekends she does not I miss her a lot. She is like a second mother to me, I even call her mom :)
I totally understand your daughter when it comes to bikes. When I was 9 I fell of the bike and scratched the left side of my face. There are no scares but I never rode a bike again.
We don't have Easter plans as we do not celebrate it (we are Muslims, not very religious, just spiritual.) My mother is Catholic (I always say she is a non-practicing Catholic) so she always makes a lunch or dinner and we spend christian holidays with her. But she is out of the country, traveling across Europe, so nothing planed.
Jina - I understand about trying to keep up, but it is so nice to be part of the conversation :)
Oh, I asked my RE about exercising and he said to do as much as I feel comfortable with. Pilates and light jogging is good with him. I asked him twice about pilates, explaining about the core muscles, and he said it is ok. He did say that if it hurts to back off. Tonight I am breaking out my pilates dvd :D
Meg (and anyone really): what kind of music do you like? I'm always on the lookout for good music. Crazy about the leaves at the lake house. So sweet of your parents to take care of your house as well.
Mimi: I'm sorry about your childhood experiences as well. I can't even imagine what you went through. Yay on your levels!! That's wonderful!!! I'm so happy that you are responding so well!!!!! So cool about the boat.
I trigger tonight at 7pm. I brought my shot with me at work since I'm heading down to the in-laws house tonght for a sleepover while DH is gone. I haven't seen them in a few weeks and I miss them. Looking forward to spending some time with them.
I forgot - I've been doing my yoga while on my shots and it hasn't been a problem. Granted it's not as much on the core as Pilates but so far no issues. I'm going to take this week off obviously but will pick it back up again next week depending on how I feel. I've also been walking 2 miles a day. I really do think that it helps get the blood flowing.
Hi all! Just back from my pre-BCP appt. Hopefully everything is good to start. I should get a schedule soon, but it'll be a while until I actually start the IVF meds. It was kind of weird going back to the office, but everyone was so nice and friendly it made me feel better. I still don't feel excited, or anything, just kind of dull about the whole thing. I don't feel negative about it, I just don't feel sure about it working. I'm sure my emotions will change a million times before the end of it all.
Everyone who has mentioned families....aren't they wonderful and frustrating at the same time? I don't know how I got so lucky with my in-laws. They are just wonderful. But, I still feel more comfortable having my own mother here to help during the IVF cycle. Jenni and Meg-so great that your siblings have overcome drug addictions. I can't believe some of the similarities some of us have.....my family has been dealing with similar issues for a long time. It's difficult on so many levels. And I've had to separate myself from it at different times, and just focus on my own family. Especially right now-this itself is enough to deal with.
Meg-the bike ride sounds lovely...you may have inspired me to dust mine off! I've been mostly running lately. Good luck with your Easter planning too.
Jina-hope that cyst is shrinking, shrinking shrinking as we speak! I am sorry you are feeling down. Are you an exerciser? Are you somewhere that is sunny right now? Not trying to push anything on you, but I have just been feeling so much better mentally since I started exercising and getting outside again...maybe it would help you a little.
I am off to tackle the mess that is my kitchen. Okay, the mess that is my whole house. :)
wow, I just hit reply and there were all these new posts from when I started mine!
Mimi-glad everything is starting out well!
Yes, my RE said that exercise is good for the mind and the body, therefore it cannot be bad for IVF. I am ashamed to say, but I gained 10lbs last time. I lost it, but wow I could not believe the scale. I am not thin to begin with. I was 231lbs last May, I got to 180 in December. I still want to loose another 30-40lbs, but IVF has put a stop to loosing and I am just trying to maintain.
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Mimi...so glad that everything is going perfectly. Hope you find a good boat slip. We have a boat also. We have a boat slip in our association marina. DH lucked out getting the slip about 7 years ago. There was a 10 year waiting list at the time and then they added more slips in which meant the ppl at the top of the list had to get a boat and lift.right away and some of them passed it up because of that. If you have the slip in your name you have to have a boat registered in your name on the slip. They are kind of hard to come by. I'm sorry you had a tough upbringing also. I'm glad you and your brother are getting along a bit better now.
Kara...it's so hard going into a new cycle after having a failed one. Hopefully once things get moving you will feel better about everything. I also feel very lucky on the in-law part. DH's family is great (except for that one brother). He has 4 siblings spread out over the US. 2 of them are military and his sister's DH used to be but is now retired. They now live 5 hours from us so it's nice to have them closer. We get along very well.
As far as music goes I like just about anything. Right now I'm listening to the Beatles. Our library has a thing where you can download 3 free songs a week. With 5 of us in the family we get 15 free songs a week. It's called Freegal. They have good current music on there also.
I got started on cleaning finally. Had to take a break to come up and get the vacum for the basement. Thought I'd stop by the computer.
Forgot to mention that I haven't called the water meter ppl yet. I'm not in too big of a hurry to have them come over. They let it go for 5 months so they can wait. I'm still p*ssed about the whole situation.