Posted by: katedaphne | April 9, 2008


Yep, I got psyched out — no “rent” today after all. Whoever said FET cycles were easy never met my stupid body I guess. Tomorrow I go in for a blood draw, they want to check my progesterone and, get this, BHCG. Yeah, somehow I don’t think a beta is what I need right now. But I understand they have to do what they have to do. The IVF coordinator told me the lab closure I was worrying about will not be a problem and will not delay us a whole month; even if we hit it, it will only be a couple of days and staying on the estrace will just carry us right over it. So good, one less thing to worry about.

No, I did not come home with a dog. But I did talk to Mike about it tonight. He is reluctantly agreeing to give it a try. I say — Hey! It is just a LOANER DOG! If you don’t like it we can always give it back!! — Like that will happen. But it gives him an “out,” in his mind, which I think is necessary sometimes. I am hoping to get two little female Maltese. I wonder if I can get the paperwork set so I can pick them up Saturday and spend the weekend with them?

Still sleeping like crap. I was hoping the gym would help with that but — not so much. Last night was awful. I just popped a lunesta so hopefully tonight will be better. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Speaking of the gym, we have gone faithfully every other day since we started. And yesterday, our in-between day — we walked 3 miles around the neighborhood. Today we lifted weights and then rode on the recumbent bikes for 10 minutes. Did you know going at difficulty level 16 (out of 20) for ten minutes, for a total about nearly three miles, burns only 50 calories? I’m scandalized, it feels like it should be a LOT more!! THAT’S the kind of info that should be on nutritional labels! “This cookie requires 15 minutes on the treadmill to burn off.” THAT’LL help people change their habits. I am not even on a diet but I am definitely thinking about food in a new way since we started this.



  1. Glad to hear that the lab closure won’t be such a big deal after all, sorry about the irony of a non-cycling beta.

    And you’re totally right about nutritional information on packets!


  2. Yay for getting some loaner dogs! I’m sure Mike will fall in love with them.
    It’s crazy how little exercise burns – I think you keep burning at a higher rate right afterwards though. And building muscle give you a better metabolism.

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