Thursday, March 15, 2012

Leaving on a Jet Plane!

My spring break has been utterly divine so far. My days have been filled with sleeping, blogging, running errands, cleaning my house, and playing Just Dance 3. Exciting? No. Deliciously lazy? Yes. Hey, after 26 conferences, I have no guilt.

Tonight I head to Los Angeles to see my family and my BFF from high school for 5 days. When I say a BFF I mean it. This is a friend so close to me that in 2008 we traveled together, cross country, for weeks and still love each other madly. That's friendship. Someday I'll blog about that trip. It was a truly amazing, life changing experience.

Since my parents live in the dark ages technology wise, I won't be able to blog. This is making me especially sad, because it is supposed to rain the whole time! The weather gods fucking hate me. Well, at least I'll have time to finally watch Downton Abbey on On Demand.

KG can't go with me on this trip, which makes me sad. I know I have said it before, but I am a lucky girl and I get pretty homesick without him. He swears after about a day of gaming and drinking beer, bachelorhood loses its luster and he gets lonely too. He swears the kitties are sad when I'm gone too. On the upside, he usually does an outstanding cleaning job for me when I go on trips. <hint, hint>

In TTC news, my pre-Lupron ultrasound came back "perfect." I don't know if that word has ever been used to describe my ovaries before. We have the green light to begin Lupron the day after I get back from L.A. IVF #2 will be underway next week!

I am really trying to swallow my fears about this cycle, and focus on it as a fresh start. That is a really hard goal to meet though. Although I know many people who needed multiple IVFs to succeed, I don't know any who had failed fertilization, who went on to have babies. Here's hoping that ICSI is the answer.

By the way, if you haven't headed over to Stirrup Queens for Mel's Toasts, do it now. It will make someone's day and is just the burst of positivity this community needs.

I haven't attached a song to a post for a little bit.

Today's choice is the newest single from Jack White, "Love Interruption."

When the White Stripes first emerged, I didn't like Jack White at all. But, over the years, he has really proved himself to be a musical genius. He plays tons of instruments (a la Prince) and is a chameleon style wise. If you have never listened to his other bands, especially The Raconteurs, you are really missing something incredible.


  1. Have a great relaxing, fun weekend before getting back to the grind of ivf #2. Things seem to be starting out great with your scan!

  2. Have a safe and wonderful trip! And I hope the sun makes an appearance for you while you're in LA. Regarding IVF: I know people who have had success with ICSI following failed fertilization from the first round. So I believe it can happen!

    And thanks for the song. I wasn't much of a Jack White fan either, but his recent work with Tom Jones helped me see the light.

  3. Have so much fun! I love Jack White.

    I think ICSI is the answer!

  4. Have a safe trip! And congrats on your ultrasound. This IVF is already off to a GREAT start!

  5. Hope you have a wonderful trip! Keep enjoying your break, you deserve it.

  6. Congrats on that perfect ultrasound!
    Have a great time in LA - walk around the farmer's market or catch a movie at the arclight for me. :-)

  7. Followed you back from the Lushary to say that we had 0% fertilization on our first IVF cycle and now have a 20 month old running around, so it does happen. If you go to my blog, you can see the time line.

    Congratulations on your perfect ultrasound and fingers crossed that this cycle is the one for you!

    1. Thanks so much for commenting! Wow, looks like you got pg on your own after all, too! Congrats!

  8. Yay for the perfect check up!

  9. Hi... here from Cyclesistas :)) Great news that you're cycle will be underway next week :)) FXd for you and so wonderful that your scan went well :)) I have a private blog but happy for fellow blogging IFers to join me :) Just email me via and I'll send you an access link... my updater blog (to get posts via Reader or RSS is Looking forward to sharing this journey with you xoxo

  10. Have a wonderful trip home! And I love the raconteurs!

    So glad everything is in order for IVF #2! We are going to be cycle buddies :)

  11. Sweet shout-out! Can't wait to see you tomorrow!

  12. Have a wonderful trip!! Enjoy your time with your BFF. Congrats on your perfect-looking ovaries--sweet!

  13. Being lazy is sometimes just what is needed. Have a great trip! So exciting you get to start soon!

  14. Hey there,
    Found your blog through the list for IComLeavWe and just had to start following you! As a fellow teacher I am very jealous you are already on your spring break. My last day of work before break isn't until the 30th. Have a fun time in Los Angeles! :-)


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