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10dp5dt – Beta #1

I had blood work early this morning.  My RE called me this afternoon to let me know I was pregnant and that if things keep progressing the way they are Coen will have a sibling soon.  My beta level level was 228! I go back on Saturday for another blood draw and hopefully my numbers are doubled. I forgot how nice it is to find out early but also how stressful it can be to worry about if everything is alright and counting down the days until you’re out of that danger zone. FRERs are still getting darker. Here are today’s and yesterday’s tests.

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Chocolate Protein Shake and Accountability

FET #3 Update

Hopefully everyone had a good holiday and spent some time relaxing.  We had a nice and relaxing Christmas and I got lots of great stuff including a food processor.  I have been cooking a lot lately and it is going to save me a ton of time.   I think I spent hours making salsa this summer with all the chopping I did.   I am back to work today, out tomorrow for the hysteroscopy and then working Friday.  So it is a nice and short week for me.  Next week I am out Monday but working a few hours from home on New Years day so I can’t imagine it is going to be that crazy of a New Years.  I am excited for the new year and our next cycle.  I hope soon after the surgery they will be submitting our paperwork to insurance so I can come off the horrible birth control pills and start our FET cycle.

Since the holidays are over for the most part and I fell hard of the eating clean wagon I am going to do everything I can to get back on it so I can be nice and healthy for this next cycle. This E-card made me chuckle.

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I really think it makes a big difference.  This last FET I was eating really good and felt amazing during the cycle even without being able to workout after transfer.  I also didn’t gain any extra weight.  The past FETs and IVFs I let myself indulge during the cycle and really felt gross.  I am vowing to eat clean here so maybe I will feel some accountability.  I have no problems with working out.  I workout 5-6 days a week and love it.   It is food that is my weakness!  I don’t expect to be perfect.  I just want to be good 90% of the time.  I started the morning with a nice protein shake.  I have been making one that tastes like a frosty.  It is so good.  I usually eat oatmeal for breakfast but I was still feeling full from yesterdays festivities.  I make sure I ALWAYS eat something for breakfast.  It is extremely important to eat within the first hour of waking to get your metabolism moving or it could lead to face stuffing later on.  Trust me I know!

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Chocolate Protein Shake

  • 1 scoop of Chocolate Protein Powder
  • 1 package of stevia
  • 1 tsp of cocoa
  • 1/2 c milk (lactose free)
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1 tsp-1T of Chocolate sugar free jello powder
  • pinch of Xanthum gum to thicken (optional)
  • Lots of Ice

The surgery is not till 1:45pm tomorrow so I need to find something to keep me distracted.  They want me there an hour and half early which I think is a bit much.  We will need to leave the house around 11.  I am thinking maybe some shopping for half price Christmas decor for next year or maybe a little reading tomorrow morning will keep my mind off of not eating or drinking.  I just finished Dark Places by Gillian Flynn which was really good.  My friend gave me a copy of The Name of the Wind which is already starting to suck me in.  It is more on the sci-fi or fantasy side which I usually don’t get into but I think this one will keep my attention.  I love finding a good can’t put down book.

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