Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Colorado: Days 2 and 3

Things are progressing here in Colorado.  My follicles are growing, but still, I'm trying not to think too much about what they are (or aren't) doing.  I will have another blood draw and ultrasound tomorrow.  My retrieval is tentatively scheduled for Sunday, but I wouldn't be surprised if that got pushed back a day or two.

Aside from blood draws, ultrasounds, IVF Physicals and genetic counseling classes (a requirement for anyone who is having CCS testing done on their embryos), we've been enjoying ourselves as much as we can while we've been here.

Yesterday, after my IVF Physical, I treated myself to a mani/pedi before lounging at the pool for the remainder of the day.  Then, last night, we ventured into Denver and went to a Rockies game.  We didn't stay too long - the temperature was still in the nineties last night and we were way too hot to stay much longer than it took for us to scarf down a hot dog and pretzel!
After my appointments this morning, I picked Nick up from a local golf course and let him know that we had to trek back up to Denver so that I could pick up some more meds at a local pharmacy.  And because we were only about an hour away, we decided to drive up to Mt. Evans.  Mt. Evans is the highest point, drivable, in North America.  The views were amazing and I'm convinced that Disney's Thunder Mountain ride was inspired by this drive!
And then we sat in traffic on the ride back to our hotel.  Nick loves when there is traffic in places other than Boston.  You see, I complain about the Boston traffic day in and day out and will often say 'We should move here!'...'Or there!' while we're in the car (and in the traffic) and I'm just about to lose myself over the ridiculousness of it taking an hour+ for us to make the 20 mile drive home from work.  So rather than listen to Nick explain to me that Denver is just like Boston, I snapped some pictures :)
Wishing you all a safe and happy fourth of July tomorrow!

13 comments:

Erika said...

What a beautiful place!! At least CCRM is in a pretty place to visit, if people have to come from all over...at least it's a nice place to be!! :) Glad things are going well and that you're finding lots of fun things to do to pass the time! Next time you're stuck in traffic you should tell Nick that in Athens, GA, during 'rush hour' it only takes a max of 30 minutes to drive the 20 miles home. :)

Aramis said...

I have to say, I think it's awesome that you're getting to enjoy such amazing sights while you're undergoing your IVF. Maybe that helps explain some of CCRM's success rates...everyone is so happy and having such a great time when they're not in the clinic! Happy July 4th.

Gypsy Mama said...

Wow, your pictures are gorgeou! It looks like you guys are really enjoying yourselves, that is so nice to hear. I know when I did my IVF in Mexico, being able to sight-see and lounge by the pool definitely helped me to de-stress.

p.s. I love your maxi skirt with the hot pink tank and I also love all the photos you snapped in the car :)

I am still sending you tons of good luck vibes and I can't wait for the next update!

Team Harries said...

Glad you are getting your mind off things and enjoying the pool and the mountains, two of my favorite things!! And a mani/pedi always help! Great pictures. Thinking lots about you two and hope you have happy 4th! xoxo

Becky said...

I'm glad you're enjoying my state so much! Colorado is so much fun and so beautiful! Glad you're finding lots of fun stuff to do here! :) Fingers crossed that things continue to go well!

Emily said...

I love your pics! Such a nice little IVF vacay!
Grow follies, grow!

kharini said...

I'm glad you are having fun! Awesome pictures! You are there at the perfect time of the year!

JoJo said...

Looks like you are making the best of this IVF vacay. Enjoy!

bellehavendrive said...

I am happy to see you're enjoying Colorado! It sounds like you're doing well with the altitude ...? Praying for those follicles to grow grow grow! Blessings to you. :)

Darcy Kristy said...

Love all the pictures! Thanks for sharing! I'm glad to see you and DH are having fun in the midst of all the crazy IVF stuff. Good for you guys!

P.S. You are so beautiful! Such pure and natural beauty :)

Jessah @ Dreaming of Dimples said...

Love your fun pics! What great places you got to see on your trip. I might have to add those to our list of things to do while in Denver for retrieval. Keeping my fingers crossed for Sunday and will be reading diligently to hear the news.

Em said...

I know that this SO wasn't the point of this post, but I LOVE your pink top and skirt. What a cute outfit!

Praying for you right now...

Amber said...

I love all your pictures. You are so cute and adorable! Glad you've been able to do some fun things while in Colorado.

 
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