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I’m still here… have been battling erratic blood pressure. It started suddenly mid-September and my blood pressure was in the range of 148/98 which freaked me out. I haven’t change anything other than the weight gained during the IVF process but the change in blood pressure only become apparent weeks after the bfn. I’m thinking it might be from all the salty potato chips and chocolate I’ve been guzzling to damper off the disappointment. I’ve been to see my cardiologist and he upped my meds dosage. I’m monitoring my bp at home somewhat religiously but even after upping the meds dosage the change in my systolic reading is not much at all. You would think all the healthy living and exercising I’ve been doing should remedy the problem right? Butttt… I’ve been naughty and not sticking with the plan 😦

On a happier note, my sister-in-law has given birth to baby girl…yey!! She’s super cute and for now loves to cry! Funny, when my sis-in-law was in labour, I coached her and gave her pointers… me the person with no practical but a hell load of theory on this subject! Hah! She ended up needing to have a c-sect though since she wasn’t dilating pass 1.5 cm and the baby was starting to get weak. But all is well. I’m happy for her and her little family… I really am.

I have some vacation days to use up before the year end. I’m thinking of using them when we do our FET but the thing is… I don’t know when that’ll be… I still have not gotten AF this month! Blahh!!! I wish it’ll hurry up and come already so that I can start planning for a cycle. I can’t believe that we are at the end of October already!! Time just fly….


Love N


Guess what? The very first day of the “eat healthier” plan FAILED miserably! I had a wonderfully sinful, LARGE cream filled cream puff and I LOVED it! Bad N!!!!! Serve me right for not getting dear Hubby in the loop. He didn’t know about my “eat healthier” plan and came home with the giant cream puffs… I can’t say no… I have very little self-control LOL.

So today I’m dusting myself off from my fall and starting a new. Listing all the food I can’t or shouldn’t have is making me awfully hungry and craving them… bad idea! So the deal I made with myself is, LIMIT the bad stuff… don’t deprive. I think that is doable… small baby steps right? I might fall off the wagon a few times but what’s more important is I will keep on trying.

It’s been a while. It always gets like this with me and writing on the blog when things are quiet in the TTC front. There is not much to write about. I’m well but have gained 2 kg!!!!! argggg!!!! It just crept up on me… must be from all the meds I was on throughout the IVF process and then all the chocolates I guzzled after the BFN! I will start to eat health starting today!  I thought I’d better document this on the blog so that I won’t do the “I’ll start tomorrow” routine LOL.

I don’t have a diet plan or anything like that but I’m planning to eat healthier… drop the chocolates and sweets, drink plenty of WATER and LIMIT my carbs… if you don’t know already, I’m a carb addict… yes… I’m N and I’m addicted to carbs!

We will see how this goes. I’m planning to lose the weight I’ve gained before we go for our FET. I wrote earlier that we are planning to do our FET during my October cycle, but I think I’ll let October go for now and decide when to do it when it feels right… and right now October seems too soon.

Well, dear fellow fertility challenged peeps… wherever you are in your journey, I’m praying that your quest will be short and you’ll have your bundle of joy in your arms soon.