One Night Stand

Apparently, my body was just getting used to the BCP’s as the next day life went back to normal (thank God).  Let’s hope I’m just as lucky with Lupron…which starts this Friday.

Things are progressing over here…I go in for an SIS tomorrow and my mock transfer.  This will determine all is well with the baby-growing location (my uterus) and where exactly they will put the potential poopers.
Kate has genetic counseling tomorrow and soon, we should both find out the results of our blood work for the genetic screening and the RPL panel.   Some of mine for the RPL have come back and so far, so good!

We’re both on prenatals, she’s also on L’arginine for egg quality and I’m on B6 for the ute.
The weather has been gorgeous so we’ve been going out running almost every day as well as yoga and pilates for me.  My RE said I can work out every day right up until transfer so that was great news to hear!

I’ve been weaning K off caffeine…without her knowing it!  Since I’m home now and so is she (she’s on a project working from home since December now), and we’re with each other pretty much 24 hours a day, I’m in charge/control of…oh everything.  
I’m basically a SAHM minus the kid.  Which means, I make the cappuccinos every morning (and do the shopping, run the errands, do the cooking, the cleaning, the laundry,etc etc.).  

So, for the past month, I’ve been sneakily replacing her tin of espresso with half of my decaf to wean her lightly.  Problem is…for all the lack of attention that girl pays to detail, she realized that somehow the container was never depleting.  This is when I realized how precious espresso is to her.  She’d remark “I think we need to go Porto Rico and get more espresso” and I’d be all like, “no, we’re fine; we have plenty.”
Finally one night she asked me and I fessed up.  She was a bit peevish, but I told her if I’d let her know she would’ve played it up in her head and thought she was tired all day long–which she totally was not.
Anyway, she’s agreed that once stims start she will abstain from all caffeine and running until this is over.
This is huge for her, but she is so excited about outsourcing the womb, she’s willing to suck it up!

We’ve both started acupuncture now in preparation of the upcoming cycle..it’s all starting to feel very, very real now and I’m getting more excited and optimistic every single day.
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  • Reply Googie Baba April 28, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    Good luck with the transfer. Jen had a lot of problems with the fertility drugs. I think its some pretty funky stuff. But you guys sound super healthy. We are totally not.

    I am excited for you! Can’t wait to hear what happens.

  • Reply cindyhoo2 April 28, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    Everything sounds so great with your new plan and this cycle seems to be flying past! I am so excited for you both.

  • Reply glamcookie April 28, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    So exciting!!! Also, I LOLed at the espresso thing. Hilarious!

  • Reply Lizzie April 28, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    hey you – i am so beyond excited for this – you sound great and right on track – you know there is a big part of me that is jealous that you get to carry’s K’s eggs – i mean, not that i want to carry K’s, but that i want to carry my partners – this feels so GOOD and right – yay!

  • Reply insertmetaphor April 28, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    I love the coffee replacing story! I also love that you’re feeling excited and optimistic! I know that this wasn’t your first choice way to conceive, but I think it sounds kind of exciting with both of you going to the doctor and preparing your bodies to make this child together.

  • Reply queerstork April 28, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    That is a super doop plan. I love that you two are working together so intimately in all this baby-making stuff. Sounds like you’re definitely on your way to getting that baby in your arms!

  • Reply Eva April 28, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    This sounds exciting. I think that coffee story is hilarious. Wait until I tell Nadia. You go girls!

  • Reply reproducinggenius April 28, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    This just feels good, and I am so hopeful for you ladies.

    I love the coffee story–probably because I have done this very thing for my wife on more than one occasion. Now she asks me to do it.

  • Reply Jen April 29, 2009 at 12:13 am

    It sounds like life is really good right now! I think it is great that the two of you are literally partners on this train and I love your covert means of ridding caffeine. Genius.

  • Reply anofferingoflove April 29, 2009 at 12:44 am

    good luck with the sis and mock transfer tomorrow! im so excited for you two!

  • Reply poppycat April 29, 2009 at 1:05 am

    So excited for you ladies!!!

  • Reply Jackie April 29, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    It was so great to see you and K–even if only for a brief moment–this weekend. You ladies looked vibrant and excited about this cycle. C and I are so excited for you. Things are sounding very positive! Come on Baby Pufferfish!

  • Reply Next in Line April 30, 2009 at 12:44 am

    Best of luck with this next cycle! It sounds so promising.

  • Reply babypants April 30, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    I am really happy that is feeling more real and that you are so optimistic. I have to say this does feel like a fabulous plan. xo L. p.s i love the coffee replacing story.

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