Friday, March 14, 2008

I'm back

I went on two days vacation - last Friday and last Monday. I haven't been online much. :(
It was nice to get away. We went with family and stayed on a houseboat on a lake. Although the water was cold and we couldn't swim, it was a nice long weekend. The weather was beautiful-pretty hot for winter here in Texas. It was 94 or higher today! I got to help my cousin's wife with her two children - 1 is 2.5 months and the other is 2.5 years. The baby cries a lot, but is sweet when she isn't crying. We had a nice time. I was glad to be away from work. I won't be able to take off for quite some time because of a big project at work that is finished in May (hopefully). After that, we will see. I hope to be pregnant by May.

I have been going to acupuncture and I really like it -I miss it when I'm not going. I have been going about twice a week, but had a little delay while I was out of town. I haven't followed much on diet but they also haven't told me much of what not to eat. They don't talk much during acupuncture. Well one of the guys does....talks nonstop but not about chinese medicine just general talk. Last night he was asking where I was from and it turns out we went to the same high school. He is 3 years older than me. Small world. Anyway, I think acupuncture is helping my stress level. I still have some eye twiches from anxiety and stress, but acupuncture does seem to help that. I started getting that after my loss and I am sure it is related to that and not work. I think I will continue acupunture for my first trimester. My friend who is pg who also goes to the same place as me says she is going twice weekly to help with m/c prevention but mainly for morning sickness.

I also went to the RE yesterday. It was cycle day 1 for me and I got a baseline ultrasound. All looks well - no cysts and my HSG came back fine. Great news! My cycle is underway. I started estrogen today. While I was driving to my RE's office, I thought I might see one of my friends there. Sure enough, she came in after me, apparently we had the same appt time - same dr. Nice that they double book patients, huh? Well, as expected, her DH told me that she was pg and this was her first u/s to find out how many. I'm so happy for her - sad for me, but happy her first IVF worked. My RE is awesome!!! He has amazing success rates. She was just starting to go through IVF when I was already pg and we found out that we have the same dr.