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Monday, January 4, 2010

Back to work....

Well, the day had to come - today I went back to work and whilst I am dreaming of winning tattslotto and living in the lap of luxury for the rest of my life, it wasn't too bad. I do have to get this project done and it is good to have something to focus on to pass the time!
I booked in for my '6th week' scan today (except it is going to be on the 7th week!) and wasn't able to get in until the 15th Jan - waiting is not really one of my strong suits as you all know from my past crazies! I am feeling pretty good though I had my worst bout of lunchy sickness today - felt very ordinary but a little bit better after having lunch and then a bit of a lie down. My estimated due date is 3 September - how exciting!!
Mostly I have been feeling very positive about the pregnancy but I have started to worry over the past couple of days. I don't know where the worry has come from and it comes and goes but I am hoping that it is alleviated with the ultrasound on Friday week.
One stupid worry that I have is my weight. I mean, I know that I am going to put on weight on during the pregnancy and thankfully the lap band helped me to lose heaps of weight and I know that I will be able to lose the weight with it once the baby comes, however, one of the effects of the band is to take away hunger. This is excellent for me because I am one of those people that is an addictive eater so if I am hungry, I just eat and eat and eat and eat. So the worry for me is that once the band is loosened off, I am going to go crazy ape bonkers and put on ridiculous amounts of weight. I have asked Journeyman to help me so that we can be healthy throughout the pregnancy, hopefully it will be all good!
Journeyman and I had been considering buying a bigger house and keeping our two bedroom unit as an investment property but we have decided that it would be too stressful to do it this year, we will do it at a later date. So, this means that we are going to finally finish renovating the unit this year - whoo hoo, new kitchen, new decking outside and all of the niggling little jobs finished. It will be gorgeous when it's done!
Well, it is back to waiting again - keep me company?


  1. When I asked my surgeon about the pregnancy question, he said that some women don't have an unfill during pregnancy. So, I'd recommend just waiting and seeing how it goes. Make sure you are taking your prenatal vitamins and folic acid. If you don't need to let some out, why do it?

    Welcome back to work!

  2. Ugh, the first day back blows. At least you have something to be excited about now! :D The 15th isn't too far away. Are you going to post sono pictures? I hope so!

    Good luck with your project.

    Happy to hear things are going well with JB!

  3. Am here waiting with you! I can't wait to hear how your u/s goes!

    I feel the same way today - why can't I just win the lottery. The new years vacation was just too short.

    I hear you about the food. I am one to just eat and eat too. I've noticed a drop in appetite since taking glumetza for a while (for PCOS) - at least I think that's the cause - so, with my foot in the door, I've found it's now easier to limit my eating. Maybe it will be the same for you? I've taken to eating healthier foods and asking myself if I'm full after eating little bits at a time. I have more but with each additional bite I remind myself that I feel better when I don't eat like a maniac and that my goal is to get pregnant so, would I rather be pregnant or eat more? Anyway, wishing you luck!

  4. It's all about waiting in the land of fertility treatment, isn't it? Don't worry, I'll keep you company, and I'm just as impatient as you.

  5. Congratulations Journey Girl!! I hope that your scan goes really well on the 15th! I came across your blog by accident when searching for donor egg stories. I stayed up LATE reading all of your posts and couldn't stop reading. You have made me laugh and cry on a number of occasions. You are a very brave woman. I'm an Aussie too, from sunny Queensland. I was very interested to hear about your donor story because it's something that I may have to start looking in to. I'm recently started with a new specialist who is fantastic so I'm hoping that this year brings new options and happy endings. I'm one of those difficult cases, where "nothing is wrong" but "there must be something wrong". It seems I don't ovulate naturally so I went down the chlomid path, got that sorted easily, then after six months on that, did three cycles of IUI. No luck with that so started IVF in Dec 2007. I have done 4 fresh cycles and 4 FET's. Have had 5 early miscarriages along the way :-( Just started another FET cycle this week. We have both had every operation, test possible to see what the potential problem could be. Nothing comes up! I don't take alot of the FSH drugs and last collection I got 20 eggs - crazy! 75% fertilization rate and transfer blasts. I have just started on the dreaded clexane injections, steroids etc to try to elliminate any blood clotting disorders. I would like to email you and keep in touch (if you don't have any objections), particularly about the donor process. Thailand is a special place to us too because we had our honeymoon there and went for a holiday just prior to our first IVF. Let me know if you have an email address that I can email you on. Best of luck to you and your husband. PS - I have a fur baby too who is extremely spoilt and I also count everything!! :-)

  6. Wow!

    If you can go two days early, Aunty Lifeslurper will be very happy to accept a 1/9 birthday Journey Baby delivery...LOL!

    Now, I am sure we can all understand your concerns over weight entirely....but it would be a shame to let this issue distract you from this wonderous time in your life.

    You know what the weight struggle is like - painfully so. You have spent the last year ramping up your efforts in a serious way to prepare your body as Journey Baby's first home....and done a bleepin' brilliant job! You can continue this work over the next months - ensuring both Journey Mother and Child remain healthy throughout this time. It just doesn't need to be as strict as it was before.

    You CAN do just have to avoid obsessing over it and looking to be 'perfect'.

    Pity the pregnant woman who (up and until pregnancy) has never had a problem with her weight....throw in a bit of the ole 'eating for two' and weight for those dramatic body changes you already know so well.

    Give yerself a break. Ease up. Be healthy, but enjoy yourself a bit, enjoy your pregnancy, enjoy your future family.

    LS x