I came back from vacation and had 61 new blog posts to read. I’m pleased to report that I read each and every one. You ladies have been busy, and it’s only been a week! AND I was reminded that June ICLW starts today, which of course I totally forgot about. So I felt obligated to post even though I don’t have much to say until tomorrow.
To any new visitors, welcome! I just did my second IVF and as of right now, I’m pregs. I have my third beta tomorrow and I’m sort of dreading it. This cycle has fluctuated wildly between borderline cocky confidence and overwhelming frustration and anxiety. I want to get past this part of the unknown. I want to just be happy to be pregnant without the impending sense of doom that something terrible is about to happen.
The beach was great, though Rehoboth in general is ex-pen-SIVE. I’m sunburned and cranky because of it, but I know in a few days I’ll have a healthy-looking tan. Yes, I wore sunscreen. But I’m not really great at re-applying and Thursday was literally the most perfect beach day in the history of perfect beach days. So we sat out from 10 a.m. until about 3, and it was glorious. As nervous as I was to take the time off work, it ended up being just fine. I came back today and got everything done in preparation for the weekend. One sucky thing is that my office sponsored an Ice Cream Social to celebrate the first day of summer and of course all the ice cream and toppings had corn syrup, so I had to abstain. I swear, after all this sacrifice, this kid/these kids better be grateful (but you know he/she/they won’t be).
In other news, Eric was offered and has accepted a new job, which I am so excited about. This new job is closer to our house AND the salary is better, so really it’s a win-win. Oh, and he’ll now be officially making DOUBLE what I make, with an Associate’s Degree to my B.A., because I chose to waste my money on a liberal arts education instead of computer science. Not that I have a clue what I’m doing with computers. Actually, figuring out WordPress was no small accomplishment. But yes, I’m very proud of him and happy that he’ll be home earlier and all that.
I’m rereading what I wrote and even boring myself. I’m sorry guys, I just don’t have a lot going on at this moment. Pregnancy symptoms? Zero. Nothing. My boobs look smaller, if that’s even possible. I’ve been avoiding corn syrup and fructose foods like the plague but I’ll admit that I’ve snuck some bread and pasta, so I haven’t been a very good Paleo girl. Blame it on vacation. I know I shouldn’t, but I’m kind of counting on the Prednisone to block any crazy immune responses when I slip a little bit. I can say that I’ve not touched packaged, preservative-filled food in a long time. But homemade rice pudding at the farmer’s market in Rehoboth? Oh my God, worth cheating and having some sugar and dairy. At least it wasn’t made with evil, evil HFCS.
Ok, time to go apply more aloe. Hopefully I’ll be back tomorrow with some good beta news, then we can all hold our collective breaths until the U/S. And the next one. Basically, you’re allowed to exhale on or around July 22nd. Thank you kindly.