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CD: 14



Feeding humans and creatures always makes me feel better. (this is why my cats are fat and Mr. Husband gained a belly when we got married!)


I had been writing a CD update on Friday, but got distracted when I started writing about family. Writing about family takes just as much creative energy as talking to family. Tonight’s post will be short, too, as I’m pooped after yet another day of kitchen renovation*.



I saw Dr. Hope on, um, I guess Friday (all the dildo cam dates are starting to bleed together) and the news was not super encouraging. We seem to be doing too good a job of keeping me from hyper stimulating – I have one measly 9 mm follicle and a lining of 5 mm.


Despite this, Dr. Hope was still hesitant to hike up my dosage from the lowly 37.5 iu of Gonal. I go back on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. for another scan. He says we will continue stiming until about CD 20. If there is still poor response then we will call this cycle quits.

I’m trying hard to stay upbeat about this. All we are doing is biding our time until his IVF clinic opens in the new year. Right?

I had been doing a fantastic job at not freaking out until yesterday when we went with two families, each with one year-old boys, to a pumpkin patch. What the fuck was I thinking??? Tons of adorable children and pumpkins everywhere. Oh My Gah!

I photograph one of these families on a regular basis and brought my camera thinking I could get some cute family shots amongst the pumpkins. Instead I spent the afternoon taking photos of goats and pigs. Why? Because for some reason these barn yard animals made me terribly happy to be where I am today. They made me remember why sometimes it is good to be the grown-up without a baby. While my girlfriends chased their sons, I quietly escaped with my camera and fed weeds to the critters. I love quiet time with my camera and realize that it will be a thing-of-the-past once we have a baby. (A welcome thing-of-the-past, mind you!)

Nose! I love noses!


I know that everything will work out for the best. I just wish it would hurry up, already. In the meantime, I think I will go devour enjoy a vegan date bar** and feed my cats, who are almost as fun to feed as cute goats and pigs.

* If any of y’all are considering renovating your own kitchen, do yourself a favor and contact me first. I have been living amongst pots, pans, and pantry items for weeks now. This week we are short one kitchen sink and I found myself forced to wash lettuce in the bathtub and heat take-and-bake pizzas in the oven. Someone, please send pre-washed produce STAT!

** Vegan Date Bars have become my hormone crazed food of choice. So moist, so sweet, so oaty. I need to learn to make my own that do not contain a pound of vegan margarine. Maybe once the kitchen is done…



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  1. October 24, 2011

    I love goats and pigs. Is that a weird thing to say? And donkeys. The petting zoo is always my favorite part of the zoo. I love your pics.

    Fingers crossed for you!

    • October 24, 2011

      Not weird at all! I still daydream of having land and some goats and chickens one day. I think about how great life would be to raise my family in a place like this. I also think about how full life could be in my country-house even without children. Thoughts like these make me happy. The fact that my photos give others happiness makes me complete! Thanks for the compliment, it made my Monday.

  2. October 24, 2011

    Those pics just make me smile ear to ear

  3. October 24, 2011

    I love the photos! Thanks for the smile =) I’m an animal lover as well. If I wasn’t so queasy I would have been a veterinarian!

  4. October 24, 2011

    Oh! I have the best receipt for vegan date bars that I’ve made a few times myself, and they are SO YUMMY. here’s the link:

    Seriously, when you get your kitchen back in order, make them STAT. They are better than the Lara bars they are based off of!

  5. October 24, 2011

    p.s. I have an unnatural love for pigs (and cows)! I’m warming up to goats, however.

  6. November 3, 2011

    We renovated the galley kitchen in our first house which was build in 1920. We went the ikea super-do-it-yourself route. I washed dished in the tub for weeks! Once we had all the cabinet boxes built we learned the door front style we ordered was on triple backorder….then it was 3 months of using pliers to open drawers since they had no fronts. Start to finish, it took 5 months before it was totally complete! Needless to say, we won’t be going that route should we ever need a kitchen reno again!

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