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Nashville, TN, United States
I am a mom to amazing twin girls, a wife, and I work full time. I battled infertility for 2 years and over the course of treatments, a twin pregnancy, and raising twins I managed to gain about 80 lbs. I’ve lost about 50 lbs so far and would like to lose another 50 in my quest to become a hot mama.

Monday, August 17, 2009

AF...where are you?

So for the very first time in this journey I am anxiously waiting for AF to arrive! Of course, when I need to to show, it doesn't. Figures. I should be on CD1 of our IVF cycle today...in fact my IVF plan says to start taking the Desogen tonight. I am really hoping that this doesn't push back our cycle even more....we already postponed starting for one month because of a vacation we have coming up and all of DH's travel. Guess I'll just have to wait and see what my IVF nurse says (I emailed her this morning).

UPDATE: My nurse said everything is fine...go ahead and start the BCPs as planned and just anticipate spotting during this cycle. So I guess we are officially starting our IVF cycle as of tonight!!

In other news, some friends of ours are doing their embryo transfer this morning. They go to the same clinic we do. I really pray for them and that this works despite the fact that she ignored the RE's orders to quit smoking. Selfishly I admit that I want it to work for them so I can feel better about what DH and are about to go through and I would love to have her support (because we all know how bitter IF patients get when our cycles don't work!).

Moving away from IVF, our big vacation is coming up in two weeks! We are heading to Oak Island, NC to spend an entire week on the beach with two other couple friends of ours. The last time we took a vacation that long it was for our honeymoon! It will also be a great way to not thinking about our cycle or getting pregnant or any of that. We have rented a huge 4 bedroom house right on the beach. We have absolutely NO plans which is the best part!


  1. Will you be on Lupron during your vacation? Beware, that stuff made me super tired...but on the bright side, I did lose 7 lbs.

    Good luck. The BCPs are the boring part but at least you're starting!!

  2. Hi Emily! I am a new reader of yours, and I left you an award on my blog!

    On the one hand, I hope that AF doesn't show and you can return all the IVF meds in view of scheduling an OB u/s!! On the other hand, I know how frustrating it is to want to get the next show on the road! I will be praying for you!

  3. Wow....I didn't know that Lupron makes you tired! Guess I should take it in the evening. I won't bat an eyelash at losing weight though!!!! that is a welcome side effect for any cyster!

    AF did finally show...but thanks for the BFP wishes! Guess this show is finally on the road!!! Thanks so much for the award. I am a new blogger and am still figuring all of this stuff out...but I am hopping over to your blog now to check it out!!