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New look, a long run, cysts and bad comedy



So Scrambled Eggs has a new look! I wanted a new, clutter-free look for the blog for the new year. I also fell in love with the header font and REALLY wanted to do something with it. With no invitation jobs in the queue, I decided to use it on the blog. What do you think? Would you like to see some other features added? Is the text an ok size? It really peeves me when sites have font that is too small and I’m afraid this site might be one of them. Let me know and I’ll make additional adjustments so you don’t have to squint. 🙂

Yesterday morning I went for my first long run with my running buddy. It was cold, gray and rainy. Not ideal running weather at all! I seriously considered standing my friend up, but realized her water bottle was in my car. I could not let her dehydrate so I went. Here is what I did:

5 minute warm-up walk
25 minute run at an 11:30 pace
5 minute walk
10 minute run

We did a total of 3.8 miles and it felt amazing! Y’all, this is the most I have run in my entire life. Even as a little kid I did not run. If someone had told me last year that I would become a runner a the age of 31 while dealing with infertility I would have laughed in their face. Me? Run? FAT CHANCE!

Yesterday, however, there was some tectonic shift in my mind. Suddenly the huffing and puffing, the burning legs and sweaty armpits felt good. I got the exact same high from this run as I do from lifting weights, doing yoga or spinning. It was delicious. It was better than homemade chocolate cake. It might have been better than cuddling cats… (but don’t tell them I said that!)

Tomorrow is the baseline ultra sound and estrogen check for IVF 1.0. I’m almost 100% certain the cycle will be canceled before it even starts as my period never showed up. I had a tiny bit of old blood, but no cramps, no fresh blood. I knew this would happen. I told the doctor and nurse that I really don’t have periods any more and they sort of blew me off. I suspect it is because I have some monster cyst that is pumping out hormones and confusing everything. Great.

Last night Mr. Husband took me out to see a night of comedy at our favorite dive bar. Of the 7 comedians, 4 of them told jokes about being pregnant/having pregnant wives. One guy, who was really very funny, had just found out his wife was pregnant. They went for the first ultra sound, which was transvaginal because it was so early, and they got to see the tiny baby and even hear the heart rate. He was telling jokes about it and everyone was laughing and I just broke down in tears. I could not stop them. I was that old woman in the bar crying while everyone else was laughing. Pathetic.

This has  been a rather bipolar post… First I’m all pumped about the new look and my long run, then woe is me and my infertile messy lady parts and damn those happy comedians and their pregnant wives! I think I’ll go make myself feel better with some chocolate and a peppermint tea 🙂 Happy Sunday to you all!




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  1. January 29, 2012

    Love the new look! I’ll be thinking of you tomorrow as you go in for your baseline. It’s not over till the RE says so.

  2. January 29, 2012

    Good luck tomorrow. If it isn’t a go, ask if you can take 2 or 3 weeks of BCPs to bring on a fresh bleed and shrink any cysts. I have used this method several times!

    Love the pretty new blog.

    • January 29, 2012

      Unfortunately I have been on BCPs for 6 weeks straight. Even they don’t bring on a period anymore. 😦 This probably does not bode well for the success of my IVF.

  3. January 29, 2012

    The new look is super cute! I love fun fonts 🙂

    Sending positive thoughts your way for tomorrow and I hope all goes well!

  4. January 29, 2012

    I would have cried at that comedy set, too 😦 BLEH!

    Good luck tomorrow!!!

  5. January 29, 2012

    I like the new look too! Especially the art work on the right. Don’t worry about the non-comedic comedy. He obviously did not do a good job! Good luck with the baseline!!!

  6. January 29, 2012

    First of all, all the little icons on the sidebar are adorable! The new font is nice and clean. I miss your little rooster at the top though 😦

    Yeah for the run and what looks to be a new healthy hobby for you! As far as the comedians, I can’t imagine. I would have been in tears too. I didn’t even like seeing previews for What to Expect When You’re Expecting the movie. Infertility bites.

    Best wishes and baby dust for the baseline…try not get too worked up about it.

  7. January 30, 2012

    Hoping for no cysts for you. With each of my frozen transfers I had practically no period at all, as in I never once grabbed a tampon or wore anything to bed – and All my baselines were fine (you do bcps and Lupron with frozen too). So I hope it is all good – don’t give up yet! And great run btw!!

  8. Rachel @ Eggs In A Row #
    January 30, 2012

    I love the new look! You know what annoys me? When people have colored backgrounds with colored font. What the hell am I supposed to do about that?

    I love that you get the “high” from working out…I do too. I just have to remind myself that so that I will workout. 🙂

  9. January 30, 2012

    Yay for the runners high. I got to that point as well before the hard-core-ivf-treatment started. I do miss it and am a bit bummed I didn’t start running long ago. But am planning to take it up again.
    Comedians are not always fun. That is that.
    The icons on the right are really cute and I like the clean look overall. The text wouldn’t be my first choice though but that’s probably me not being used to read it. It still looks good 🙂

  10. January 30, 2012

    Love the new look!

  11. 35life #
    February 1, 2012

    Love the new look and love that you are running!

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