Good morning ladies!
How are you doing? I'm a bit tired, but other than that it's been a great day so far. I worked quite late on the cake yesterday and had a blast!!!!!! Wow, working with fondant is really neat! The recipe worked great and I had fun modeling it. My first cake is really not perfect because I had not anticipated how the losange design would be really tricky on the rim and sides of the cake. So the top is
, the sides are okay and the rim is
. BUT if someone asks me to do that design again one day I know how I'll do it...
I'm glad that I got two nice pics of the cake so I'll be able to use them for promo. I absolutely can't wait until I do my Maypole wedding cake on Saturday; I think it will actually be way easier than my first cake because I won't have to figure out an intricate pattern of losanges. Covering two tiers with one layer of fondant will be super easy!
Other than that, almost no cramps or very mild. The nicer side effects of estrace have finally kicked in; that's the other reason why I'm tired (yup, I had energy left after cake decorating!)
I just hope it stops before my 2ww because then it becomes really tricky, LOL!
Thank you for your encouragements, I'll definitely give cake decorating a serious try!!!
So, has the snow melted away yet? Here it melted yesterday... and believe it or not, the grass seems greener!!! It looks like the extra water, even frozen, did it good! Go figure!!! I'm glad the PMA is back!!!! Embies, stick to your mommy!!!
Oooh looks like you have a nice ER coming!!!! You'll have your own soccer team with that!
And yeah, I see what you mean... you spend time looking forward to your tmt, and then you await the exciting part that seems to take ages to arrive... and then when you,re in it, things move fast and you realize that you'll soon know if it worked or not. It's great because it could be a positive, but it's also a bit of a dread because a BFN means losing hope for this cycle. I'm realistic, but optimistic too, and I love expecting good stuff from the near future!
Right now, everything is still possible, see what I mean? Sooo, how was the u/s???
Thanks for sharing more details about your sister's wedding! It looks like it was quite a party! Wow, mac and cheese in martini glasses, how original! Makes me think of chef Bob Blumer who serves pound cake fries with raspberry ketchup, cooks salmon in the dishwasher and serves whole meals on a painter's palette!
Awwww, must have been so romantic, dancing your first dance again, what a delicate attention! Is your normal mood back? maybe it's just the hormonal transition? Hehehhe an IVF veteran, Auntie Pebbles, used to say "Now repeat after me, "It's not me, officer, it's the meds!!!"
You're well on your way now!
Is there something that scares you in particular that you'd like to talk about? *HUGS*
it's great to make your acquaintance. Don't worry, before long you'll be an IVF expert. First times are always a bit scary, and it's always an adventure. I'm sending lots of baby dust your way!
my best friend Anne has male fert problems. Her husband's sperm has a nice count, but there is a complete absence of motility. They went through all sorts of emotions, it's still an issue for them because they only told their parents and no one else (not even her siblings). I don't know if you or DH want to talk about it, but if so I could ask my friends if they're willing to discuss the issue with you guys.
*hugs* hi there, it's great to have you back! Yeah, some meds have a huge impact on your mood and health, and others, pffft! I was a bit concerned that I would really feel the effects of downregging, but I had one hot flash in two cycles, and that's about it!
Stimming is at the door I see! Are you getting excited a bit?
I totally agree with your RE! Eat the same food, and wear the same clothes! And stop shaving! Oh, wait... that's for sports... hum, but maybe it also works for babies, who knows?
How are you doing today hun?
Okay, gotta go. Take care everyone!