FET #2 In Progress…..

FET #2 Update

My ultrasound this morning showed my lining at 6.5 mm and my largest follicle was 10mm.  I am on day 8 so this is pretty good news for me.  I tend to ovulate late so the fact my follicle is 10mm already makes me happy.  They like my lining to be 8-10mm and will trigger me when my follicle is 18mm.  I would say they will probably trigger me in a week or less.  I think after the trigger I will be doing the transfer one week later.  Our frozen embies are five day blasts.  This is all so exciting!  I hope on turkey day I have something really to be thankful for!  I am scheduled to go back in for my second monitoring appointment Thursday!  So many emotions going on right now.  Does anyone else find themselves really anxious during a FET or IVF?   It is like the closer I get to transfer day the more and more anxious and nervous I am.  I wish I was one of those people that when I got anxious I went on some crazy cleaning spree but instead I usually tend to turn to food.  I should see if I can change that this time…..but what would be a good outlet I could do when I get anxious?  Hmmm…..

Hurricane Sandy

My work was closed today because of Hurricane Sandy is on her way.  It is supposed to be a nasty one.  We have prepped….took everything inside or tied it down outside.  I can hear the wind howling outside.  Last year this same week we had a nasty Nor’easter.  The good thing is I am lucky to be home with the fireplace blazing and safe and sound.  Since yesterday was a recovery day I did not do a thing.  So I managed to get some cooking done today.  I made some chocolate protein bars and Jamie Eason’s Monster Meatloaf.  I also came up with a Pumpkin Pie protein shake.  It was pretty good.

Pumpkin Pie Protein Shake

1 scoop vanilla protein powder

A few T of sugar free vanilla pudding ( I bet cheesecake flavor would be good too)

1/2-1 C Milk

Xanthum Gum (for thicker consistancy)

Many shakes of Pumpkin Pie seasoning


Lots of Ice

I am hoping we can manage getting through the storm without losing power.  We had cable issues this weekend so I was without internet all weekend.  Not gonna lie…it was painful.  I also hope they cancel work again tomorrow!  I am off Friday so that would make for a very nice, short work week!  I think it is going to be an early night for me.  Snuggling up in bed with my kindle sounds pretty damn good to me.   I better charge that puppy up before it’s too late.