Sunday, March 30, 2008

I'm back...

I can't believe that it has been so long since I posted anything. So much as happened in blogland since my hiatus. I have been reading folks blogs but have not been leaving many comments.

Good news. All the in-laws have left town and DH and I have our apt back!! It was exhausting having folks here for so long. Now for a little rant... The aunt and uncle who stayed the longest is the ones I knew the least and well, let's just say that I know them well now. And I hope I never have to spend that much time alone with them again. Since DH worked alot of their stay, I was left alone with them all the time. They talked and talked and talked and never really said anything. And being Brits they drank about ten cups a tea a day and never used the same mug?! Ugh... how wasteful to just stick mugs in the dishwasher instead of reusing a mug? The real kicker was that they would get up in the middle of the night to pee and would not flush the toilet, disgusting as all the tea they were drinking made their pee smell really strong and made the hallway smell. Disgusting!

I'm also still working on me. I went to the spa last Friday for a massage, mani and pedi at a famous Manhattan spa. Unfortunately, I was unimpressed. It was OK, the real pain in the ass was when I was getting my pedi, a 8.5 month pregnant woman came in for her appt and sat right next to me. And then when I was getting my mani and letting my nails dry, I was asked to move so that preggie woman could have my seat even though my nails were still dry. Just freaking great, I went back to the changing room and went into the toilet area and shed a few tears. I know they had no idea that asking me to move would upset me but it didn't help with my feelings of being an inadequate woman because I can't seem to get pregnant. Anyway, it just wasn't a relaxing experience at all.

DH has been a bit stressed lately so I made an appt for him at my favorite local spa for a massage. I haven't had a massage at the local spa only facials so he is going to report back and I might schedule one for next weekend as I am scheduled to start my next IVF attempt this coming week.

And now to IF treatments. I have not really even thought of them until late last week when I realized that AF is suppose to come this weekend and I had not received my meds. My protocal is different this round and I am going to start off with clomid to recruit follies and then switch to injectibles. I made a decision to do things differently this cycle, I've been going to the acupuncturist once a week, taking my chinese herbs and doing an hour of cardio almost every day. Usually when I start stimming, I stop exercising but not this time. I'm also doing chefs diet which is going to deliver freshly made meals every morning for the next week. This will help me stabilize my blood sugar which is key to growing quality eggs. Hopefully all of this will help me grow more follies than last time and good quality.

Today was CD 24 so AF should have arrived, I am hoping it arrives soon as I want to start this cycle so that I can plan work around the time estimates of ER and ET because of the best news in the last few weeks.... I got the job I was interviewing for!!! I officially accepted last thursday and my start date is 28 April.

I hope everyone is doing well.


jp said...

Congratulations on the new job, that is great news!

I am so glad to hear they switched around the protocol to start with the clomid (and I am glad to hear the acu is working out and that they got you started with the herbs!).

You are the picture of polite restraint about the toilet flushing, although I have heard of people who don't flush at night because they don't want to wake everyone else. I would have put a sign on top of the toilet "please flush"!

Ick about the shoddy treatment at famous Manhattan spa- if the mood strikes you, write them a letter expressing your disappointment at their shoddy treatment and the whole experience and see if they comp you a "do over" (or you could always post something bad about them on craigslist rants and raves!)---

the Babychaser: said...

Holy Christ! Three weeks of houseguests? FAMILY house guests? How the hell did you manage to get yourself talked into THAT?

Maybe I'm just projecting, because I could only handle about three days of houseguests before I slit my wrists. MAYBE a few days longer with a couple of really close friends that don't need any entertainment at all. But that's it. You are a godess. A saint.

Good luck with this cycle. I think it's important to change things up just so you feel like you're controlling the outcome. And these sound like good, healthy, comforting changes.

Thanks for visiting me at my blog!

- Babychaser

Rachel said...

Congrats on the new job! And I'm glad you've found a new protocol for this next cycle - keep us updated.

Working Girl said...

I hope the new job means this cycle will work for you!!! I am happy to have company during the process. Keep me posted!