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I've Been Swimming!!!

I've been swimming.  I've been swimming (in my Beyonce' Drunk in Love voice).  Hi guys!  I hope all is well with and for you!  I've been having an enjoyable time learning how to swim!  S. and I have been taking lessons for about a month now and I am enjoying them.  Yesterday, we met a new instructor.  GUYS!!!! She is PHENOMENAL.  So, let me not take anything away from the other instructor.  She was great as well, but this woman has me back kicking and swimming.  I went 25 yards!  I was super excited about that!

I'm also excited about the strides I've been making in the class.  God is so good.  My back was kicking my butt yesterday.  The water in the pool made it wonderful. I was able to relax, swim, and float for about 45 minutes.  When it was time to get out of the water, gravity immediately returned and my back once again reminded me that we were in this together.  Wow!  I promise I won't be able to deal with back labor at all.  Please no, Lord!

I got home and was able to feed everyone an actual home cooked meal.  Oven Baked BBQ Chicken, Sweet Peas, and Corn on the Cob.  I am assuming everything was good because the kids went through that meal like they were famished!

Nothing fancy but it worked for us...
After dinner was done and bedtime routines established, the kids were put down and I sat downstairs reading on my phone for a while.  Pretty soon, it was time to go up myself and my back twinge reminded me that I am so looking forward to getting back into the water!

Talk to you all soon.


Is anyone else hungry?

DISCLAIMER: This post contains information about our pregnancy. Because I know all too well how these kinds of posts may affect my fellow #ttcsisters and #ttcbrothers, I include this disclaimer to forewarn you. I understand how much these posts can sting and promise to continue to add the disclaimer on any post that may be related to this pregnancy (assuming viability) so that you may have the option to bow out of reading. I understand.

Hello everyone!  I hope all is well!  I thought I'd take a couple of moments to discuss how HUNGRY I am.  I'm sorry ya'll.  I'm trying not to be, but for the life of me, I am famished this AM.  I woke up and left the house at 8:40 to take my son to a medical appointment in prep for his upcoming sixth grade year.  Before I left I had yogurt and my multi-vitamin, just to take the edge of of any some coming hunger and to give the baby some energy.  We went to the doctor, finished the appointment, and I dropped him at school.  On the way to the office, I stopped at the local Wawa and ordered a cheese quesadilla (cut into three pretty large wedges) and a small strawberry smoothie.  I devoured them when I made it to the office fifteen minutes away.

Immediately after eating, I am filled with a huge desire for something else to eat.  I'm hungy!!  Now the problem is, I have already eaten a healthyish meal.  I should be good for a while.  I am NOT.  I am HUNGRY!  Why am I hungry?!

Seriously, I could eat a house right now.  Am I the only one this is happening to?  Help!


IVF#2 2dp5dt: Conquering the TWW

Hello everyone! Today is 2pd5dt. I’m not symptom spotting as I feel it’s way too early for that. I am treating my body as if it is already pregnant. I’m making sure that I give my body nutrients that will assist in contributing to the babies nutrition. I’m also coming up with ways to beat the notorious two week wait. Today hasn't been so bad.

I did read a few blogs of other #TTC sisters who have gone through there before me.  Most received their #BFP at some stage in their journey.  A few didn't at all.  I read not to compare but because I genuinely enjoy walking the journey with them and also because it keeps me distracted.

Today, I was supposed to have received a call from my RE's office informing S. and I if there were any remaining embryos for freeze.  On the transfer day, our doctor informed me that we had 8 embryos dividing.  We transferred two.  That left us with six.  I was hoping to hear something today about how they've progressed.  So far...nothing.

This happened during our last cycle as well.  The office ended up waiting a full day to see if the embryos would continue dividing.  They didn't.  They all arrested and were discarded.  We received our BFN a few days later and are now in this cycle.  I can't help but wonder if history is repeating itself.  There is one exception.  I received an email from the cryopreservation lab asking what we would like to do with embryos.  But there was no mention of any having been preserved.  I don't know if that is a new protocol as we have already signed wishes for what we would want to have done if any survived or if we actually have some snow babies.  I'll be calling tomorrow for sure.

So that's one way to keep me focused off testing and symptom checking and focusing instead on other things.  It should be a bit easier than usual.  I have a lot to keep me occupied during this TWW. (See list below). I know my little ones will be on my mind more and more every day, but I’m determined to make everything beautiful for them and myself. No stress at all!

TWW Plans
  • 12 Dec Wishing my father a Happy Birthday!
  • 12 Dec Christmas Worship Service Rehearsal
  • 13 Dec Meetings at work (but I won’t be stressed!)
  • 13 Dec Youth Christmas Worship Service Rehearsal
  • 14 Dec Bible Study
  • 15 Dec Little K’s School Winter Concert
  • 16 Dec S.’s Holiday Party
  • 17 Dec Marriage Ministry Meeting
  • 17 Dec Christmas Parade
  • 18 Dec Christmas Concert/Worship Service
  • 19 Dec Young Adult Choir Rehearsal
  • 20 Dec Wrapping Christmas gifts in the PM
  • 21 Dec Late night meeting
  • 22 Dec Prep for Annual Family Christmas Eve celebration
  • 23 Dec BETA
I will talk to you soon!!!


Decisions, Decisions...

You know the saying "Be careful what you wish for"?  Well, I have got to be more careful about what it is I wish for.  It's been on my head for quite some time now that I would like to seek new job opportunities because I feel I have I can't progress any further where I am. and because I want to see what else is out there.   I love the office where I work.  The fifteen minute commute makes it heavenly in an area where commutes average an hour to an hour and a half. (S.'s commute was 2 hours just because of the traffic!) I even enjoy my coworkers and my supervisors.  But I've been wanting something more.

On a whim, I decided to apply for a job where the description matched everything that I've ever wanted to do.  It's in my field (the real one that I got a degree in :) and it comes with some pretty great benefits.  The recruiter called and had the initial interview and immediately moved me to the next level in the hiring process.  Plus, he believes that the income could be higher than what I requested.  

BUT, the part that I didn't see in the description was it's about 40 minutes away from home.  That's not bad but with our  area traffic, the location [which is a major employer in our area] turns into an hour plus commute unless I leave crack of dawn in the morning. That might be doable, but someone has to put our oldest on the bus and while S. can do so now, what happens with my mother in law has those conflicting early morning weekly medical appointments.

Sigh.  What to do, what to do?  I haven't even spoken to S. about it because we have been so busy this weekend.  I've been thinking about it hard though.  Especially the money and benefits.  With them, S. and I could start IVF much sooner than later.  The extra income would be more than appreciated as we try and do more for our family. 

Think about it.  We could start birth control next month to regulate and then be on the road to IVF by March.  That would be amazing!!  But there are cons.  This is a timed contract.  It exists for 9 months and then the contract ends.  It could be picked up again, but there is no guarantee.  The place I work now is guaranteed for five years.  It's stable in a time when stability is sorely needed.

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If I take the new job, I'd still have to figure out the morning blood work and lab visits and medical appointments so that my new schedule isn't compromised.  The job I work now allows the flexibility to work from home, get the job done, etc.  Only thing is it doesn't challenge me and that is frustrating. But the other job is short...UGH...What do I do?!!!

Decisions.  Decisions.  Decisions.

Pray for me, ya'll.