Tuesday, September 3, 2013

More from Colorado

Have I told you all how much I love Colorado?!  This state... don't be surprised if I pack my bags and move here for good!  We've been trying to enjoy ourselves as much as possible in the midst of doctor's appointments, ultrasounds and blood draws.  Everything seems to be coming to an end - my best guess is that I will trigger tonight for a retrieval on Thursday.  I should know for sure later this afternoon.  My right side has still proven to be a complete bum ovary, but my left ovary is certainly pulling the weight with about eight good sized follicles as of this morning.  I'm pleased so far with my results - I know that I will never be someone who produces oodles of eggs, so if I can get eight, then I'll be glad thrilled!

On Saturday, we spent the day at Breckenridge.  Nick has been there before to ski, but it was nice visiting during the summer when there wasn't an ounce of snow on the ground.  He took me to his favorite place that he remembers... a little crepe cart/stand.  I devoured a banana foster crepe and then made my way to a french bakery and shoved a croissant down my throat.  Those extra 5 lbs have now turned into about 7 - I'm not kidding.  I was weighed this morning for my IVF Physical.  Awesome.
On Sunday, we headed over to a nearby town to do some outlet shopping.  I was really excited about my new purse, which I have been eyeing at Nordstrom for weeks, but didn't want to spend the money on.  Then, we went to the pool, and I watched my husband try to perfect his handstands.  Seriously.  That's my husband.  I think I gave him an A- on that one :).  Nick got back at me for taking a picture (and then posting it on my blog) of his handstand skills by ordering a frozen strawberry coronita at dinner that night.  I was so jealous.  I still am.  I might make Nick drive me to that Mexican restaurant immediately following my retrieval (actually, that's probably not a good idea... kidding... I guess I'll stick to Starbucks)!
We brought three Netflix DVD's of Breaking Bad with us and finished the first season on the third day that we were here.  LOVE this show!  We bought the second season at Target yesterday because we just couldn't wait to get home for more Netflix DVD's.  We devoured this amazing banana pudding ice cream while watching our show last night.  And yes, that is a half gallon tub of it... I know, I know, I'm gross.  But, this flavor didn't come in the pint sized containers, so I begged Nick to forgo his usual Ben & Jerry's milk & cookies flavored ice cream to share this with me for the rest of the week.  It's SO good (we don't have Blue Bell ice cream at home, what the heck?!).  Luckily we only had sushi for dinner last night and then hiked/walked Tinsley Trail again in anticipation of devouring that banana pudding ice cream deliciousness!

20 comments:

shay said...

Aw, you guys are so cute! Love how you're having fun out there! And that's awesome, i hope you can have your retrieval Thursday! :)

the blogivers said...

Move to Texas and you can have Blue Bell all the dang time! :) I know you aren't in CO under ideal circumstances, but I think it works out nicely that you all get this quality time away together while you're there!!

Emily said...

I give Nick's handstand a 10!!! hehe

Glad you're still enjoying CO. You couldn't have picked a better place to travel for IVF. I do second the move to TX for more Blue Bell comment though. ;)

Praying for your successful retrieval this Thursday lady!

JenS said...

So glad you're able to enjoy CO while you are there under not so ideal circumstances. My in-laws live there so I get to go a couple times a year and it really is so breathtaking.
Good luck with retrieval. Sending good, healthy egg vibes your way.

GatorGirl said...

So glad your trip is going so well! I love Colorado myself, and am totally jealous that you are having such a great trip. Praying for you and your results while you are there!

Aramis said...

I want to eat all the things you're eating! Congrats on the eight follies, that's pretty damn good. I'm jealous!

Emily said...

A big woot woot for the 8! Enjoy the rest of your time there!

bellehavendrive said...

Well well well, aren't you having QUITE the stim cycle vacay, my friend!!! I am loving your left ovary right now!!! And any weight you gain won't matter because you'll have a beautiful bump soon anyway. ;)

Janet said...

Sounds like things are going really well ☺ You two are so dang cute!

dspence said...

Eight? Woohoo!! So exciting!

I'm glad you two are turning this into a vaca, too. So sweet!

Gypsy Mama said...

8 on one side?! Holy, you must be feeling quite bloated! haha I am glad you are getting good numbers. I am still hoping and praying for you! xo

Laura said...

I'm so glad that you guys are still making the most of your time here! I loveeeee Breckinridge, that is one of my happy places that I like to go to visit whenever I can. Your new purse is so cute, and perfect for fall, great find!! I need to try that ice cream now, it sounds good. You have been in my thoughts and I am praying for a smooth retrieval and some great fertilization! I can't wait to hear how it goes!!

Team Harries said...

I'm with you, I want to move there too!!! So glad you are able to enjoy the beauty and each other - your pictures are all too cute! Thinking about you sweet girl

rainbeforerainbow said...

I agree with Aramis-- I want to eat all the things you're eating! Especially the banana pudding ice cream. Yum!
Good luck with the retrieval. Sounds like all is well so far!!!

Amber said...

Banana puddin ice cream? My husband says you can never go wrong with anything banana! I want to eat what you are eating also. Congrats on the 8 follies. I would have been jumping up and down for 8, but never did get that many. Hopefully between your last cycle and this one, there is a baby in there for you guys!!!

Becky said...

Yay for fun times in Colorado! Isn't it awesome here? Glad you guys are making the most of your time in this beautiful state! :)

Mrs. Lost said...

I'm glad you guys are having so much fun!

Sally said...

You two are sooo cute and I'm glad you've had a great time in Colorado!

Sally said...

You two are sooo cute and I'm glad you've had a great time in Colorado!

Jessah @ Dreaming of Dimples said...

It looks like you and Nick had such good downtime time together in Colorado. I'm so happy for that. XOXO

 
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