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Snowflakes and almost the weekend….

Happy Valentines Day!!!!  We don’t really celebrate the day so Doug will be going to hockey tonight and I will be doing homework and hitting bed early.  Tomorrow I will officially 5 weeks.  So far I am feeling pretty good.  I am tired but still chugging along. I went in for my second beta on Monday which was 428!  So the doubling time was 42ish hours and I think they like to see it at least between 48-72.  I am finally getting more comfortable with this pregnancy and my constant fear of it being taken away has decreased a little after the second beta. I go back in again next Monday for my last beta and then they will book an ultrasound.    My betas are on the higher end but not extremely high which would almost guarantee me twins.  It could go either way at this point.  I am just hoping for one strong little one in there. My RE was concerned with my size and having twins.  I KNOW it is possible but I would like the least risk pregnancy I could get.  That being said I will be happy either way.  Just ready to find out!

I can’t believe the weekend is almost here!  Last weekend was our celebratory weekend and we also had snow, snow and more snow.

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There was so much snow when I woke up Saturday morning I literally had to toss Duncan outside because the snow was over his head!  He wasn’t so helpful while I shoveled the back deck.

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Now this was not a fun task but the hubby did most of the front because the snow blower died so I felt like I should help out.  It was light snow so it was more time consuming than anything.  Luckily a neighbor let him borrow their snow blower the next day so he could do the other half.  Isn’t that what always happens? The snow blower dies on the day of a blizzard.

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Offically Started FET #3…..

Another snowy day!  We have not had too many of these this winter so I don’t mind it.  Duncan loves when I make him pose outside in the snow. You can just tell by his facial expression. Ha!

Duncan in the Snow

I did my good deed and attempted to drive into work.  After about 45 minutes of driving I was only 15 minutes from my house.  At that point I said “this is crazy” and turned around and I am working from home today.

Snowy on the road

This is after I turned around.  There was only light traffic heading home instead of that stop and go.  But I love the way the trees look after snowfall.

FET #3 Update

Friday came around and I had still not heard anything back from the clinic.  I gave them a call because I was on my second pack of birth control and needed refills to make it though the weekend.  I left them a message and maybe 5 minutes later I get a call back saying we heard your voice mail and it looks like insurance is approved.  Argh.  Not sure why they didn’t call me sooner.  So annoying but anyway YAY insurance was approved.  So my first baseline ultrasound and blood work was Monday and I started estrace that night.  I go back to the clinic for a lining check next Friday the 25th.  I HOPE my lining is good and we should be transferring January 31st!  That’s only 2 weeks from tomorrow!  Yes, I have a million exclamation points because I am that excited.  This off cycle was soooo long.  If this one works come October I will be getting one hell of a birthday present!  I so am hoping this one is it.  We both finished our Z-packs and I will be on another antibiotic before transfer so I am praying this does the trick and I end up pregnant.

First day of December….

After the bad news I cracked open a bottle of wine.  I also ate a bunch of crap food and went to bed early.  My plan was to wake up and go to the gym but I forgot I had to work this morning.

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When I woke on this fine day in December it was snowing.  It looked beautiful out.  So peaceful.  Duncan loves the snow.  If you notice he is starting to get grey under the chin.  My poor baby is getting older.

Duncan in snow

I plan to get going on a new workout routine.  I always feel when I get a new one it gets me excited to go back to the gym.  To be honest I am tired.  My body is tired.  It has been through a lot this past year.  I am going to listen to it and take it easy today….unless I get some crazy boost of energy.  Maybe a CAFFEINATED coffee would do the trick.  Yes, I can finally have caffeine again.  I also plan on searching for some new recipes.  I like to cook in bulk on Sundays for the week.  Then when I get home from work I don’t have to stress about making something.  I think I need to go out shopping for some Christmas decor for our mantle soon.  It is looking quite pathetic with just two cheap stockings hanging.  I also need to decide whether I am going to take a class next semester. I took this one off.  Can you tell I am trying to fill my head with anything not TTC related?  Oh and for the record….yes I know I have not updated my age yet from 29 to 30 in the about me.  I am just not ready to admit I am in my 30’s.  Happy December!