We're back from vacation, have been here for a week now. It was so good, incredibly relaxing, and really the definition of a vacation for the real world. Any sort of "all-inclusive" lifestyle isn't real life. It's an escape from reality, and I took that incredibly literally. Apparently, I think that my vacation body won't gain excessive amounts of weight if I eat and drink whatever I want to (think 4 pina colada's per day and chips with guacamole at every meal...). I actually gained 7 lbs in 7 days, that's some sort of record! At least that's a non-medicated record. I was gaining that much on Lupron easy. But this had no excuse. It was just me, thinking that I could do whatever I wanted because that's how escaping from reality goes!
Along with leaving any sort of sense about food and beverage intake, I left my thoughts of IVF behind. We really didn't talk about it much, which was a great thing. I thought about it from time to time, but never those lingering thoughts that get me in trouble. It was more of a "well I won't be drinking like this in a couple of months" type of thinking rather than the "what will we do if it doesn't work in three rounds?" kind of thought process I was on before we left. It was a great vacation from that reality.
So now we are in that dreaded holding period. It's really ok, though. I feel like we've got a lot going on so that works. B's brother is coming into town next week for five days. Then we're going to Napa for a murder mystery dinner party and wine tasting trip! Then about a week after that we get to start the fun that is "injection time". We got our schedule from the nurse in the mail just before we left, so that was a relief! I'll post the exact schedule when I get home, but it basically says that we start injections the first of July!!! Retrieval will be somewhere around July 22nd :)