Happy July everyone. Can you believe this year is half over already? I can’t. Time is really flying by. It’s hard to imagine that it’s almost been a whole year since my last IVF cycle. What started as a short break for the holidays turned into a 10 month ART hiatus. I’m about ready to get back into the game with IVF #4 once the lab reopens later this month. If that doesn’t work I think I’ll try again with FET #2 (as long as my lone frostie makes it). It’s important to me to have a plan for what the next thing will be if an upcoming cycle doesn’t work. It helps me remember that there is hope in each next try.
So here I am fresh off a vacation. I went to my hometown for a week to visit my family (sans hubby – It’s easier and more relaxing for me this way). It was great to be home. Living in NYC, I really miss Florida sometimes. I only made it to the beach once, but it was glorious. Here’s a panorama pic for your viewing pleasure. Jealous yet?
I also got to pet a newborn donkey. My mom and stepdad have some property and the neighbor’s cows graze on it. Well apparently, if you put donkeys in the pasture with cattle the donkeys will make a bunch of noise and frighten off any coyotes that would otherwise eat the baby cows. I know, crazy right? One of the donkeys gave birth on Friday. Here’s the baby with it’s mama.
These are of me with the baby on Saturday. Soooo cute (the baby donkey, not me).
Moving forward, before I get to my next cycle, I really want to try to get my diet under control and create a routine for exercise and meditation. Routines and I are like oil and water – we don’t mix – so this will be a significant challenge for me. In an effort to be more accountable I’m going to blog about it. It’s all part of my infertility journey so I feel like it’s OK to post here. Hopefully I won’t bore you with the details. To jumpstart the food stuff I’m going to try the 21-day sugar detox again. I tried it once before and only made it 7 days in before I caved and had Chicken and Waffels for dinner. They were worth it, totally delicious. But instead of getting back on track I let myself go back to eating whatever I wanted. It’s past time to try again. So I’m starting tomorrow. I’m going to the movies with the hubs tonight (read – eating popcorn and candy) so starting today was not an option I was willing to consider.
If anyone is interested in joining me, let me know. I’d love to have a partner in crime. If not, that’s cool too, just wish me luck!