Hello…? Does anyone still check this blog?
I have had a very busy week! It started with my CD5 with Dr H on Tuesday. Then Wednesday through to Friday was planning and shopping for SIL’s baby shower. Cape Town has been experiencing a heat wave as well, which made all the running around that much more tiring. The only time I nearly cracked up, was walking through the baby clothes aisle at one of the shops. I don’t know what came over me, but there I was, getting all mist eyed over a tiny clothes set.
The baby shower was on Saturday night, and I was so busy organising the whole thing – there was no time to get reflective and sad. I was also really happy that my SIL got so much stuff. They are newlywed, and need all the help they can get.
In between all of this I have been spending time with my 4 year old niece – she is adorable. She has the wildest imagination, and on Saturday night at the baby shower, she was dressed up like a fairy princess. She had on these bright pink, plastic, high heeled shoes, and her sequins and netting fairy dress, and kept exclaiming, “Aunty Mands, this party is beeeeaaauutiful! I can’t believe it! Look at all the pretty balloons!” (If I get permission from her mom, I’ll post a pic of her.) She is my godchild, and I love her like my own.
Sunday was the Argus, and my mom and I drove the men into town at dawn’s crack. The Hoff did a record time of 3 hours 12 minutes, and my dad did 4 hours 37 minutes – brilliant for a first attempt. We saw the Hoff off, and then walked to the start to see my dad off. It was a perfect day, slightly cloudy with no wind at all. I am very proud of both of them for exceeding their expected times.
I have also been trying to hook up with an old school friend Lea, who I know also reads this blog. So sorry Lea, it’s been hectic! Hope to see you before I leave though.
IF Update: I have taken all of the Gon.al F injections – I am pleased to announce that I did not morph into a slimy green monster! They are mild in comparison to Clom.id. I am going to see the doc much later on for CD12 and hopefully trigger injection. I have been getting lots of twisting sensations in my ovaries, and a “full” feeling – I am hoping for more than my usual measly one follicle turnout with paper thin lining. I’ll let you know later.
*A note to the Hoff. I know it’s always a whirlwind coming down to Cape Town. Planning the shower took up a lot of my time, and I have been very distracted with all the goings on. I am very sorry if I neglected to spend enough time with you down here. It’s never intentional, that I can promise. I realise you are out of your comfort zone here, and I appreciate your patience. I also appreciate your support this cycle. I was not happy to wait until we got back home to do the next one, and that has made this trip a little more whirlwind-ish as well. You supported my decision to do this cycle so soon, and I am very thankful for that. I know the guys get a hard time about the cycles not affecting them, but they have to put up with us every month, and I am sure that eventually it gets tiring for them too.