One week until we start IVF#6

I haven’t had much to write about lately. We start our long protocol in exactly one week. I am anxious to start and get through all the little milestones. I have had a short-fuse lately and I think it has to do with the anxiety and expectation for this next cycle. I get angry, then I cry uncontrollably….this is how I know I am stressed to the max.

I had quite a big promotion at work about two months ago…and it is a lot of work. Too much. I am definitely feeling a lot of added pressure. The salary increase is amazing, especially with an IVF round coming up….but money isn’t everything. I am going to have to re-organize at work for the next couple of weeks, as I know I cannot handle work and IVF at the rate I am currently going.

During this upcoming cycle I have scheduled weekly massages, and I am meditating both morning and evening now. DH is really being amazing and helping me wind down and focus on the positive. I am not sleeping very well so need to get that under control. On the positive side I have lost 10kgs, so I have met my goal of losing some weight before IVF. That feels good….I still have another 10-15 to go, but I am on my way. Slow and steady wins the race!

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Searching for my perfect Easter egg!

This morning I woke up with a flipping cold. Boooooo! I really hope this doesn’t get worse because it’s Easter wknd…or a long wknd for us heathens as my mother likes to remind me. DH and I have been on an eating plan (I hate the word diet) for two weeks now. DH has lost 3kgs and me…only 1 measly kg. I was hoping for 3 as well. It appears to be working, albeit slowly. I am trying to lose at least 10 kgs before our next cycle. DH is looking extra hot, amazing what 3kgs lighter looks like. This improved hotness has been helpful because I am in my ovulation week, so we are giving ‘natural’ conception one more kick at the can. A girl can dream!

I am pretty much off work for the next 5 days, so I will be relaxing, reading and generally chilling out. We don’t have family here, so Easter is no biggie. When I was a kid my Mom hid chocolate eggs all over the house…I can’t wait to do that too one day. Happy Easter friends….I hope we all find that perfect egg we are looking for 😉