Can you believe that this was the last full week of March? March is awful in Illinois. Monday of this week we got 2 inches of snow, Monday of the previous week it was almost 80°… Mother Nature is super bitchy in this part of the country in March. I am SO ready for April!
By far my favorite moment of the week was dinner with these wonderful ladies! All that was missing was Jessica who was unable to come! #sadface Jodie and family have been home all week since the kiddos are on Spring break so we've been visiting and catching up as much as possible. I can’t wait for the day our house is done and we can have them over as guests!
My second favorite moment this week was finally getting our plan for IVFx4. I started BCP this week and am hoping to schedule my Lupron injection soon for endometriosis prevention. Stimming and retrieval/transfer is set for the week of May 11th. I wanted to clarify because I was asked by someone about why birth control is used in IVF protocol. I know it seems totally counter-intuitive, but what BCP does is puts the doctor in total control of the cycle and also helps to down regulate hormones. It can also be used to diminish cysts, or unhatched follicles. BCP is used for lots of different things in the IVF process, just wanted to clear that up a bit for those of you who weren't sure.
I caved and bought this amazing new Bare Minerals kit called The Full Reveal. It’s a 6 piece kit that comes with eye colors in Nude Beach and In the Nude, Lasting Brown eye liner, luminizer in The Awakening, Simmer Glaze lip topcoat and Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in Break Away. All for just $50! Plus it comes in the THE CUTEST bag ever. Perfect colors for spring!
umm, yes please to all of this!
Favorite house update:
The fire place for the win this week! We found an old rail road tie with some stakes in it and we stained it and hung it up for our mantle. Joe said I can use the stakes to hang Christmas stockings and other décor from so that’s pretty exciting! Also we poured the concrete for the hearth and trimmed out the rest of the fireplace and it’s looking gorgeous! Joe also brought the DVD player out so now work has become a second to movie watching at times. Tile was also completed in the master bathroom and we get measured for the glass doors and partial glass shower walls today. And the kitchen back splash is almost done too! Really hoping I hear back from Home Depot on that granite bathroom vanity top they f’ed up a month or so ago too! We are getting really really close to being able to get inspected for occupancy. The biggest things left are the septic and electrical which Joe is working on a little each day. Joe also said that I can start moving some of our stuff from the storage so I’m hoping to get started on the kitchen stuff this weekend!
Favorite thing I’m looking forward to:
We have yet another interview this weekend with a local pod cast in our area called IV Small Talk. They are going to be interviewing us for NIAW (National Infertility Awareness Week) and I am so happy to be getting the word out as much as possible. I feel like we are really doing our part to spread awareness about infertility and hoping that sharing our story can inspire others to share their own. I’ll be sure to post a link to the pod cast for both iPhone and Android users once it’s up.