Saturday, July 12, 2008

It's been a long time

As I was sitting down in front of the computer while I'm waiting on my decaf coffee (still off caffeine) to brew, I thought ' I have really been neglecting my blog'. So, here I am after logging on and I can't believe that it has been over a month since my last post. So much has happened, mostly a lot of folks are now pregnant. I am super happy for those folks as it has taken them so long to get there.

DH and I are still TTC but only the au naturale method, which has about .01 percent chance of working with us but hey, we are enjoying it. He has surgery scheduled for the end of July to fix some varicocele which were found during a complete check of his boy parts. After he has healed a bit, then he is going back to the UK for a few weeks to visit with his family. He has two new little nieces that he hasn't met and his nephew is now about 1.5 years old and he hasn't seen him since he was about 5 months old. His nieces have just come home from hospital as they were born at 27 weeks and as you can imagine were super tiny and not able to breathe on their own. One of them is doing well but the other is still on an oxygen tank and will need it for about a year. I would love to go over and see all my in-laws but I don't think I am going to make it over this trip.

As for me, I'm still training for the half marathon that is now only a few weeks away. I think I am ready. I have been running in almost every organized race in Central Park for the last few months. We have become addicted to running and the changes to my body are very nice. I ran 20 miles last week and all I can think of is beating that number. I am a bit competitive. DH and I are planning to do a few more half marathons this year, one is in Las Vegas in December. I can't wait for that one, it will be incredible to run down the strip.

Of course, I would put all the racing aside if I was able to successfully get pregnant. My current clinic strongly encourages you not to over exert yourself while stimming but I think my running is helping me not hurting my fertility. There are so many different opinions regarding athletic training during infertility treatment and pregnancy so I will do what is comfortable for me and hope for the best. What more can I do?! We are talking about trying another IVF cycle in September/October.

Nothing really exciting to report from here. Mostly all I do these days is work, run and sleep. I am completely bored most of the time. Hopefully, something exciting will happen soon so I'll have something interesting to post.


Phoebe said...

Good to see you are back! I hate to burst your bubble though. Decaf coffee still has caffeine, just less than the regularly leaded! Good luck on running your half marathons!

Egged Out said...

Exercise is great for the soul - keep it up and you can reduce it a bit when you cycle next. it's nice to get in fighting shape (I know this from past experience, not my current situation...) Glad to see you back in the blog world -I've been wondering how you are doing. Take care and good luck on the half marathon!