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Picture Picture: Math in the Nude

It’s been a while since I did a Picture Picture. This morning I was eating breakfast while Professor Husband gave his dissertation one last proof. The light was low and the mood was so… I don’t know, academic, that I just had to try and capture it. He patiently pretended a camera was not 2 feet from his paper and let me play. I’m quite pleased with the shots, although he took one look at them and rolled his eyes saying, “Great. What do you call these? Math in the Nude 1, 2 and 3?” What ev’s Professor. One day you’ll appreciate that I took the time to document this moment 🙂

This is my least favorite, but I had to include it as it is the most “nude.” For the record, Professor was wearing shorts. 🙂


Dr. B called yesterday and informed me that my fasting glucose and insulin tests were all within the normal range, putting me in that funky relm of PCOS where your body and blood deny the diagnosis but your ovaries say otherwise. I’m relieved to learn this. While having funky blood numbers would have put me within a more solid diagnosis, I’m really glad that something is NORMAL. Normal is a nice place to be, even if your ovaries still look like giant bags of trash.

Dr. B explained that we can move forward whenever I am ready. First I need to get my records faxed to his clinic, and then work on having our embryos transferred. In the meantime I can do a 10 day run of progesterone to induce a period. Around CD3 we’ll do a baseline ultrasound and blood work to see how funky the ovaries are at the time. If my levels are good and I don’t have any big cysts he said we’ll go for a non-suppressed transfer – meaning no birth control and no lupron! Just sweet estrogen patches and progesterone injections and when the ute is nice and plump we’ll transfer the next embaby.

Y’all, this makes me so happy. I hated the month of birth control before the last transfer. Hopefully things will be nice and normal-ish in there and we can get FET 2.0 started sooner rather than later.

That’s all for today. Sorry for the lack of posting and commenting lately. Our Internet is not working properly at home and making it difficult to post/read/comment. Hopefully it will be fixed this weekend.



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  1. August 1, 2012

    Yay! I love the photos, but more than that I love this new doctor! Your next FET sounds like will be so much easier than the last one – BCPs and Lupron are tough.

  2. August 1, 2012

    Nude math is the only kind of math I enjoy. 🙂

    It’s great that you’ll be spared a bunch of extra meds for your FET and that your bloodwork came back normal. Two less things to stress about!

    • August 1, 2012

      Jenny, you crack me up. 🙂

  3. August 1, 2012

    Totally giving props to the Professor for being so patient during the photo-shoot. The pictures are lovely, btw.

    Glad to hear that you’re moving forward soon! Fingers are crossed!!!

    • August 1, 2012

      The professor is a ridiculously patient man. I don’t think I give him props nearly enough for it. Thanks for reminding me. I’ll be sure to tell him how much I love him tonight!

  4. veetamia #
    August 1, 2012

    Love the pics! I think he will be glad you took the time to document that ‘special’ moment later on ja,ja And sending positive vibes for your next FET! Glad to hear you are doing good 🙂

  5. August 1, 2012

    haha, love the math in the nude! Too cute. Also, good luck with the upcoming FET stuff. i never got to do a “natural” FET because we travelled far and wide so I had to have a set date, but they sound fantastic, and so much more laid back!

  6. August 1, 2012

    Best of luck on the FET! And yes, those pictures are great, as usual. That’s so sweet that he just let you play 🙂 I’ll be thinking of you, girl!

  7. August 1, 2012

    Don’t let the normal insulin and glucose levels throw you off track. Many women with rip-roaring PCOS have normal fasting insulin and glucose levels and it is these women who respond best to metformin (so yes, it’s good that your levels were normal). PCOS is certainly much more than a simple insulin resistance problem–if that’s all it was, then every type 2 diabetic would have PCOS and most type 2 diabetics (who by definition have significant insulin resistance) do NOT have PCOS or problems with ovulation.

  8. August 1, 2012

    You take fabulous pictures!!
    I am just starting birth control for our IVF and am not particularly looking forward to any of it. Fingers crossed for a good FET for you soon!!!!

  9. August 2, 2012

    i’m the same way with PCOS – only lovely cysts! to be fair, i did have one bw that come back showing higher LH than FSH which can mean PCOS apparently but it was after my first miscarriage and my new doctor says it doesn’t count (plus more recent bw doesn’t show that). my RE still has be on metformin b/c of the lowering of m/c risk at 1500mg.

    yay no bcps – it is a huge pain to wait it out! good luck and hopefully your FET will be right around the corner!

  10. August 2, 2012

    First of all, those pictures are fabulous! Second, I found that I don’t have insulin resistance either with the PCOS. Looks like things are moving forward well for you!

  11. August 2, 2012

    Love the pics!

    Hope all goes well to get FET 2.0 going soon!

  12. August 4, 2012

    I love those pics! Especially the last one. I really like the sound of doing a non-suppressed transfer. Praying everything looks good in there!

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