Sunday, July 25, 2010

a hiatus from the every day

So, right now I am sitting at a lake house about 3 hours north of where we live. I am enjoying the breeze off the lake and the lovely view. I am also enjoying time away from our house and the every day responsibilities that arise at home.

I am not enjoying the bloat I already feel, even though I am not currently on any medications. This past week I broke down and bought a pair of maternity jeans. The first pair I got, I did not like and in MBL's words, "They pushed my butt down and made it look weird." They are in a pile to be returned to the store. Then I went to one of my all time favorite stores, Tar.get, and they came through for me! A fantastic pair of jeans that do not make my butt look weird and are the perfect length (which is hard to find since I am 5'3"). I worse them last night when I was feeling fat and they are comfy!! I bought them because the stims make me bloat and I full intend on needing them after our next IVF. I am feeling quite positive about our upcoming cycle and I am anxious to get the show on the road. Only 3 more days until I start lup.ron.

On another note, I have been spotting since my hystero.scopy and although I got my positive OPK Tuesday night, my temperature has still not shown that I have ovulated. I'm wondering if I should be worried, or if I should just go with the flow. I just don't want to have to be on lupr.on for 3 weeks again before I am able to start stims. So, let's hope that everything goes just as it should!!


  1. I hope that you are able to have a nice, relaxing time at the lake. Good luck this cycle!


  2. I totally borrowed maternity pants from a friend for the bloat....and it's not bad enough to need them! It's worse in the evening right after I shoot up, but I still can't fit into hers! But I plan on needing to keep them! I definitely gained pudge, but it's not what I thought it would be. Course, I've still got 4 or 5 days of injections left, so we'll see....Enjoy this little break.

  3. Ahhh - I am counting the hours until our vacation! There is something that I just treasure about being away from the routine of home. The patterns that we fall into at home sometimes make it hard to relax in that wonderful way that when you are away, there is a freedom that prevails.

    Thanks for your comment on my blog earlier. I have a really hard time, well with all of this, but especially when any part of 'the plan' changes. Changing the date of the SA is, in my delicate mind, a change to the plan, and hard for me to deal with. I am glad that you understand!

    Enjoy the rest of your time away from the grind!

  4. I totally get the maternity pants! After my first cetrotide shot my stomache went like a soccer ball! I had to use two elastic bands tied around the button hole on my jeans and then looped over the button to keep my jeans up as I certainly couldn't do up the zip, much less the button.

    Wishing you all the very best for your upcoming cycle.

    Happy ICLW.

  5. Yay for great fitting jeans. Enjoy the time away.

    ~Happy ICLW~

  6. I hiatus from the every day sounds lovely! I am glad you are feeling so positive about your next IVF - I hope it's your last!

  7. Sending you good good good good vibrations!

    Yea for Target oh how I love thee

  8. Wow, I think I need maternity jeans just for pms bloat! Ha ha, good for you. Best of luck with your cycle!
    ---Happy ICLW---

  9. I hope this is your cycle! Also, Target rocks. :)

    ICLW #91

  10. hope this cycle works out for you!
    happy iclw!