Friday night Joe and I went for dinner then to downtown Utica for a wine taste & a quick stop at a local bar. I was definitely needing a few cocktails after the week that I've had. I also only ate soft pretzels and bottle caps for dinner (deep friend jalapeno slices). I was being bad and I didn't care, I needed to indulge a bit.
Saturday morning I woke up to AF. Hooray for CD1! So glad that it came so quickly. I will call the doctor's office to report this & hopefully schedule my next baseline ultrasound and get the plan for a new cycle. This cycle we will be doing a frozen embryo transfer or FET. The positive side of the FET is that I will not be using any stimulating medication to grow follicles. I will only use progesterone and estrogen to thicken my uterine lining. From what I am understanding & from what I've read online, it sounds like I will do an estrogen injection for a couple weeks prior to the transfer. Another positive, this will be a lot less stressful & my hormones should be less intensified than they were for the live transfer.
The rest of Saturday was pretty uneventful. I stopped out at the property to see the progress of the foundation. Saturday night we watched a movie and drank some margaritas and ate pizza. I have to admit, it was a pretty boring evening, but I have also come to appreciate these weekends when there's nothing to do. I did (probably out of boredom) order around $1,500 worth of kitchen & bathroom stuff for the house including a hammered copper apron sink for our kitchen! So pumped!
This is the back of our house. The two bump outs are one of my favorite features. The one showing in both pictures is in the kitchen, we will have a built in banquet with a table, the farthest one is in our bedroom. We will eventually put a door in it that will lead out to our patio... each side of the bump out will have a window letting in lots of natural light, I can't wait!
seriously, cannot wait for this! It was an investment, but worth it!
Sunday we finally got to take a ride. We went for lunch & a few brews a couple towns over, about 25 miles away. We went to the Marina and had a beer and sat down by the water, then we headed back towards our property to see the sunflower field at Matthiessen park. Matthiessen is a beautiful state park about 2 miles north of where we are building. It's got trails, canyons, all kinds of great hiking, picnicking, and relaxing is done there. Lots of people bring their dogs, there is a part referred to as "Frisbee land" where you can fly toy airplanes, it's a pretty legit place. There's a huge field of sunflowers by the airfield that has become a popular place to sight see at the park. We finally stopped out there & I'm so glad we did, it is so beautiful. It was a perfect afternoon on the bike. It's the only positive for me after a failed IVF cycle because it's something that I love to do and it's a huge stress-reliever for me. Hope we can get a few more good rides in before our FET in August.
Ready to kick this last week of July's ass and start moving forward with our next cycle.