We just had our first weekend away from the kids - we left friday afternoon and returned sunday afternoon. It was wonderful. I wasn't feeling like I needed to get away from my kids, but rather that Jim and I have had very little time to focus on each other these last couple of yers, so we took the opportunity to do that. And to celebrate our 10 year wedding aniversary. The weekend was perfect, we enjoyed our time together, relaxed, ate and drank too much, etc. And the kids did just fine without us.
I think a little "us" time was also appropriately timed right before this FET transfer - coming up on friday (on our actual aniversary day). It was good to get in the right frame of mind, slow down the crazyness that our days can be sometime, get a little pampering and deep breaths.
No news to report on the cycle really. No more lupron. Day 2 of PIO, and it's going just fine. Just like riding a bicycle - it comes right back so easily. I have my method down and it works great for me... I use a 25g needle instead of the prescribed 22g needle - it's less traumatic to the ass, and the oil still comes out just fine. First I warm both the ass and the oil-filled syringe with a heating pad for 10 minutes or so, then we do the shot with the smaller needle - the nice warm oil flows out easily, and then (time permitting), I sit on the heating pad for another 10 minutes after. This historically has resulted in minimal soreness for me. Hopefully that will continue to be the case this time.
Transfer is at 2:00 on friday. I have acupuncture at noon. And a friend arrives to sit with the kids at 1:00 - the only person IRL who knows we are cycling this time. She's a dear friend whom I met online during my early days of IVF - we had a lot of similar experiences and made a wonderful connection and she lives only about 20 minutes from me.
that's all for now.