Good morning ladies!
How are you guys doing? I'm quite unmotivated this morning. My two guys stayed home today because DS has his Dr routine apt this morning. He had a great bday party at the daycare and I got rave reviews about the cake. Please, don't think I'm bragging, I'm testing my work right now to see if I truly have business potential there, so any comment is info I can use for that purpose. DS came back home with a huge helium balloon and he kept playing with it, hillarious! He played way more with his balloon than with the gift the daycare lady gave him, how classic!
Anyway, I feel unmotivated this morning because, already, commute is starting to take its toll. 2h30 every day, it really is a waste of time. We've spent months trying to find other solutions (moving, other transportation, and so on), there just isn't one. I feel quite trapped. My position here allows me to do research, it's a rare privilege. Plus I have a permanent job. The pay isn't what it should be, but it's decent and something I can count on. With private practice, your schedule changes constantly, you get paid more but you never make the same salary each month, and of course you can't do research. We almost made a big change in March, but DH isn't ready to quit his job because he makes a super good salary. I understand that and I don't want to rush him.
I really, really hope I'll become pregnant with this FET. It would give me hope. Because we'd be expecting, obviously, but also because I would leave for the holidays and take another long break from the commute. And, who knows, between now and the end of my maternity leave, things might be really different and I might finally see what better career options I could choose. For now, I just know I must be patient and wait, and sometimes it's harder to wait in the dark.
Thank you so much for your kind comments on the cake and Jérémie!
Anissa, we're on pins and needles!!!! How's that beta???? *HUGS*
Rio, you,re very generous, thank you so much! Oh, I've read the studies, it's the first thing I did back when I began IVF. I know that avoiding stairs, bedrest, and so on, doesn't change the outcome at all. But opinions on lifting weights during pregnancy are extremely varied. Some will tell you that you should avoid lifting anything heavy during your 1 trimester because it could cause tears in your uterine wall. Some will tell you to be careful only because your center of gravity changes later on, your joints and back too and you could get hurt or fall. So basically, it ranges from "don't ever lift anything because you'll miscarry" to "hey, lifting weights is a great way to keep in shape during pregnancy and prevent muscle loss". It always comes down to a comment I once read here... no matter how you look at it, if an embie is in a great enough shape to stick to you and grow, it will, and if your body is able to make it happen, it will... there's nothing much you can do during the first trimester to prevent miscarriage, unless you have an identified medical condition. So I guess I'll lift my son whenever needed and, if I don,t feel right afterwards I,ll change my behaviour.
Yaaaaayyyy for the dates! Oh, it's always exciting to start your meds, it's something tangible!
Did you plan anything special? Nope, I'm not a cake decorator, but I'm giving it a try to see if I might do it part-time one day.
Hi there, thanks for your comments, and yeah my meds are no longer making me sick, barely some burning when my stomach empties so it's all good!
EShepherd, Hi! It,s great to meet you! Hehehehe I also hope this will be your last IVF, good luck! I,m sure you'll like it here, it,s a great source of support and information!
Super duper for the ultrasound and blood tests!!!!! Grow follies, grow!!!
Okay, must try and do some work! Love ya,