Posted in November 2012

Unflattering moment of bitterness

Normally I’m one of those IVF ladies who really doesn’t get upset when I see babies or pregnant women. I don’t mind facebook announcements and photos. I don’t mind being told about pregnancies over coffee or at parties or just in passing. I like baby showers, looking at baby bumps and that first visit when … Continue reading

Before I forget…

I don’t know why, but after every important appointment with our RE I forget about half of what he says. So here goes my list: 2nd day of my next period I start BCPs (this would be early Dec) and call the office Office is closed for xmas and renos for the first 3 weeks … Continue reading

Back in the saddle

Tomorrow is my first appointment with my RE since the miscarriage. During my last visit, he put me on birth control for 21 days to ensure I had a heavy period that would (hopefully) flush out any remaining placental tissue. That period has passed (ended Nov 9) and now we’ll be checking to see if … Continue reading

Manly Matters

Manly Matters

Sperm Banking Last week, DH tried to give a sperm sample for freezing. I say ‘tried’ because he wasn’t able to extract very much baby batter. He gets performance anxiety at the Dr’s office. We’re banking it as a back-up for this next round of IVF, so it’s on hand (pardon the pun) in case … Continue reading

Rebel, Rebel

Knock on wood, but things are looking up. The two new people hired for our team are picking up the slack, enabling all of us to have evenings and weekends again. Hooray. To celebrate this newly discovered territory, aka “evenings”, I have started running again. It was inevitable. In one weekend, I a) picked up … Continue reading

What’s new pussy cat?

What’s new pussy cat?

There’s nothing like adding a new member to your family, albeit furry, to remind you that you have a lot more room in your heart to love than you ever thought possible. Our new kitty, Josie, nee “Baby Girl” is a poufy bundle of entitled cat diva. I love watching her swish her massively fluffy … Continue reading

I like food & moving my body

I like food & moving my body

Food tastes good. And I work out. meal plans & exercise log Nov 11- 18 Monday– fibre cereal, tripe, vegan creamy broccoli soup*, spicy lentil soup, salad, apple, nuts. 20 mins spin & 20 mins weights. DONE Tuesday– travelling for work, who the hell knows….. Wednesday– Holy Crap, vegan creamy broccoli soup, protein chips, raw … Continue reading

I’m alive

I’m alive

Let’s start there. Yes, I’m alive. I didn’t fall off the face of the earth, although right now, I sure feel like I may as well have. Last I wrote on here I was on the upswing, the extra weight was coming off, I was putting together a schedule for self-care and I felt like … Continue reading