Monday, July 1, 2013

Rewind and Colorado: Day 1

Yup, that's right... today is Day 1 in Colorado!  Ahhh!  But, before I get to that, let me back-up... Last week was crazy.  Just c-r-a-z-y.  Day 1 of my cycle was on Monday morning and waking up to AF truly couldn't have stressed me out more.  Monday was the.one.day that I was hoping would not be the start of my cycle... I was traveling for work on Monday until Tuesday evening and knew that if AF came on Monday, I would absolutely need to be seen for a local blood draw and a baseline ultrasound the next day.  BUT, not being at home, I needed to find a different local (to where I was) doctor's office, who would be willing to help me out.  As stressful as this was, thankfully, it couldn't have turned out any better.  Phew!  I ended up getting the 'all clear' on Tuesday afternoon and was told to start my stim meds on Wednesday morning.  Oh, and I was told that my travel to Denver date would officially be Sunday the 30th (yesterday).  We booked our one-way flights (we decided to just wait and see how things go here in Denver, and we will book our flights home once we definitely know when my retrieval will be), hotel reservation and rental car and the next morning, I began my twice daily regimen of injections and pill-popping. 

The rest of the week flew by and I spent my weekend preparing for a week+ away from home while enjoying the best family-time ever.  On Friday, my cousin flew in from Washington D.C. and her visit couldn't have come at a better time.  It was just what I needed to keep me from worrying like crazy over what the next week and a half may (or may not) bring.  My sister, cousin and I had a great time together, which is no surprise.
I took my cousin to the airport bright and early on Sunday morning and then rushed home to pack.  We had an engagement party for Nick's cousin yesterday afternoon and left early so that we could catch our flight out of Boston at 8 p.m.  We arrived at our hotel after 1 a.m. last night (well, I guess it was technically this morning) and I woke up bright and early this morning for my ultrasound and blood draw at CCRM.  I suppose things are progressing as they should - I'm truthfully trying not to put too much thought into any of the results that I see on the ultrasound screen.  Every day is a new day and I'm just praying that with each new check, more follicles are able to be found and measured. 

After my appointment this morning, Nick and I had breakfast at the hotel and then drove south to Colorado Springs where we visited the Garden of the Gods.  We walked through some of the trails in the park and almost forgot why we're even here in the first place!


22 comments:

Sarah Ish said...

So excited for you Aubrey, wishing you the very very best!

Amanda said...

AHHHHH! I'm SO EXCITED!!! I can't wait to hear how everything is going! And I'm SO glad that you're using this time to see and experience some of Colorado! You should take a day trip north if you have time… BEAUTIFUL!

Praying that this is the start of something wonderful! Love you, friend!

Erika said...

How exciting!! I'm glad you got to have such a fun weekend before this crazy train began. And I must confess to being a little jealous that yall are wearing light jackets in those pictures...I've totally forgotten what that would be like. :) And your lucky Nikes! Good choice. :)

Laura said...

Wow, what a crazy week you've had! Yay! I'm glad you guys made it safely. I look forward to hearing all about how it's going. I'll be thinking about you and sending many prayers, and positive thoughts your way! We live in Colorado Springs :), I'm glad you got to see the Garden of the Gods, that's such a neat place! Hopefully you guys get to explore more of Colorado during the week, such a lovely state!!! XO

the blogivers said...

Goodness, you have been busy! A very good excuse for the radio silence :) I know your time in Colorado is not a "vacation," but I'm glad you all are able to have a little time to yourselves in a place as beautiful as CO. Praying!

Team Harries said...

Very exciting!! Great pictures. Glad you got to enjoy beautiful CO too!

Team Harries said...

Very exciting!! Great pictures. Glad you got to enjoy beautiful CO too!

bellehavendrive said...

I have been following your blog for a little while, and I wish you the very, very best. What an exciting time! You and your husband fit right in at the Garden of the Gods! Colorado Springs is my hometown, and my husband proposed to me in "the Garden." I hope you're enjoying your time in Colorado. Blessings to you and your follicles!

Risa said...

Wow! So exciting! Can't wait to hear how everything goes!

Gypsy Mama said...

Oh my gosh I am soooo excited for you my friend!! I also travelled for my IVFs and it is nice to make a little vacation out of it. I'm sending you tons of good vibes and can't wait to read your updates! xo

jAllen said...

wishing you the best!

nogoodeggs said...

Thinking positive thoughts for you from across the globe!

JoJo said...

Wishing you the best on this upcoming cycle. Extremely excited for you.

Aramis said...

Wow, your cousin looks like she could be another sister! So typical for AF to show up on the ONE day that's inconvenient. But now it's all go go go!

Suzanne said...

OMGoodness!! I'm so excited that your cycle has started!! I will be thinking of you so much these next several days and hoping for the best response possible! Can't wait to hear how things progress!! Best of luck and have a blast in Colorado. It's so nice to be able to enjoy things outside of the needles and ultrasounds!

rainbeforerainbow said...

You've been busy! I'm glad you're enjoying the scenery while you're there. Very excited for you!!!

Amy said...

Yay yay yay! So much excitement with a new cycle and change of scenery!

Sally said...

Glad you get to relax and sight-see a bit while you are there!! Excited for you!! Dang, you have had a lot going on in the last week, so nice job out of you for staying sane so far :))) Thinking of you, girlie!!! xoxo

Jessah @ Dreaming of Dimples said...

Yay for great family distractions! And what a beautiful area...so glad you're getting this show on the road and making the best of your time in Denver!

JenS said...

My husband is from Colorado Springs. Garden of the Gods is beautiful. Glad you're getting to enjoy the area while you are there.

Em said...

LOVE that you forgot why you're there. That's got to be a great feeling...and all of that fun and relaxation has got to help the process along, right?

Amber said...

At least you get to have a little sight seeing adventures to distract you! Can't wait to catch up and find out how everything went!

 
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