Log In Sign Up

Jenny's TTC #1 Journal


Welcome to the JustMommies Message Boards.

We pride ourselves on having the friendliest and most welcoming forums for moms and moms to be! Please take a moment and register for free so you can be a part of our growing community of mothers. If you have any problems registering please drop an email to boards@justmommies.com.

Our community is moderated by our moderation team so you won't see spam or offensive messages posted on our forums. Each of our message boards is hosted by JustMommies hosts, whose names are listed at the top each board. We hope you find our message boards friendly, helpful, and fun to be on!

Like Tree109Likes

Reply Post New Topic
  Subscribe To TTC JOURNALS LinkBack Topic Tools Search this Topic Display Modes
  #81  
April 9th, 2012, 09:10 AM
Belita's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 12,105
I hope you caught your Easter Egg!
Reply With Quote
  #82  
April 9th, 2012, 04:21 PM
JennyLee's Avatar TTC #1 after loss
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 3,112
Thanks Robyn, me too! Looks like I O'd on Saturday, and I'm pretty happy with our timing, so just keeping my fingers crossed

We had Easter dinner with my family on Saturday night. My sister was in town with my 4.5 month old nephew. I hadn't seen him since, oh wow, I just realized since the day I got my bfp, which was also his baptism and Super Bowl Sunday. Well that's a depressing realization to add to this already depressing day - I was supposed to be 12 weeks today and have my first appt with my OB. They kindly called to remind me of that appt last week. Sigh. When I called to cancel, I did get an appt scheduled with the PA I was seeing for fertility before I got my bfp, so at least it got me to finally do that.

Anyway, back to the weekend, Easter dinner was good - always great food with my family! We're getting together with DH's family this weekend, so we had nothing going on Sunday. We tried to assemble the shed in the backyard - EPIC fail. The wind kept picking up, and we got half of the walls up before we decided that we couldn't possibly get it done. I would have needed 4 more arms to hold everything up. So we had to disassemble everything, and lug it all back to the garage. What a waste of several hours - will not be attempting that again until there is no wind in the forecast!

Well, I am in for a crazy week at work, so we'll see how much I'm around. Have a great week ladies!
__________________
Jenny (31) & Scott (38)
TTC #1 since 1/11, Unexplained Infertility
M/C 2/12
Polyp Removal 11/12
4 failed IUIs

IVF #1
Started stims 9/27
ER 10/8 - 24 eggs, 15 fertilized!
Blast transfer 10/13, 4 snowbabies
Very faint 10/18 (5dp5dt)
Beta #1 10/23 - 339!!!
Beta #2 10/25 - 856!!!
U/S 11/14 - Heart rate 144!

Abigail arrived 6/28/14!




My Belly Pics
Reply With Quote
  #83  
April 9th, 2012, 06:18 PM
blueeyes25s's Avatar Expecting #1
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Green Bay, WI
Posts: 4,186
It looks and sounds like your cycle is back to normal... so yay!

Sorry about the shed... from my experience nothing is ever as easy as it seems! Good luck trying to put it up again.

I can't wait to see pics of your garden when it's done too. I have to start prepping my pretty soon.
__________________

Forever missing my angel 2010

Reply With Quote
  #84  
April 10th, 2012, 10:59 AM
kbpeanut's Avatar Scooter!
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: san diego, ca
Posts: 12,174
Wow, that's no fun (shed!). Eeek. Hope your week at work isn't *too* nuts
__________________



Thanks *Kiliki* for my amazingly perfect siggy!


05.24.2011



Our TTC Journey | View my pregnancy journals here or here
Reply With Quote
  #85  
April 10th, 2012, 11:21 AM
Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Derbyshire, UK
Posts: 4,983
sorry about your shed, i feel your frustration, hope it goes better for you next time

I too hope that work isnt too manic for you this week
__________________

Thank you Vicki for my amazing siggie!

Reply With Quote
  #86  
April 11th, 2012, 03:27 PM
JennyLee's Avatar TTC #1 after loss
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 3,112
Not much going on with me. Didn't sleep well last night, so I'm tired today and my temp was worthless. Oh well, 4 DPO isn't a particularly important temp day.

I am making a deviled chicken thighs recipe tonight that I found on Pinterest. I've been wanting to try it for awhile, so I hope it doesn't disappoint. Gotta go get started - hope everyone is having a good week!
__________________
Jenny (31) & Scott (38)
TTC #1 since 1/11, Unexplained Infertility
M/C 2/12
Polyp Removal 11/12
4 failed IUIs

IVF #1
Started stims 9/27
ER 10/8 - 24 eggs, 15 fertilized!
Blast transfer 10/13, 4 snowbabies
Very faint 10/18 (5dp5dt)
Beta #1 10/23 - 339!!!
Beta #2 10/25 - 856!!!
U/S 11/14 - Heart rate 144!

Abigail arrived 6/28/14!




My Belly Pics
Reply With Quote
  #87  
April 11th, 2012, 03:37 PM
kbpeanut's Avatar Scooter!
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: san diego, ca
Posts: 12,174
Seems like everyone I know had a crappy night sleep last night! Whats up with that? I'm going to look up your recipe...sounds yummy Let us know how it turns out!
__________________



Thanks *Kiliki* for my amazingly perfect siggy!


05.24.2011



Our TTC Journey | View my pregnancy journals here or here
Reply With Quote
  #88  
April 11th, 2012, 06:42 PM
JennyLee's Avatar TTC #1 after loss
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 3,112
This was delicious - Deviled Chicken Thighs. I doubled the cayenne and used spicy brown rather than dijon mustard, but otherwise followed the recipe exactly. The chicken was juicy and the breading was crispy and flavorful. Made with this - Parmesan Baked Potato Halves - so simple and tasty. DH is loving Pinterest
__________________
Jenny (31) & Scott (38)
TTC #1 since 1/11, Unexplained Infertility
M/C 2/12
Polyp Removal 11/12
4 failed IUIs

IVF #1
Started stims 9/27
ER 10/8 - 24 eggs, 15 fertilized!
Blast transfer 10/13, 4 snowbabies
Very faint 10/18 (5dp5dt)
Beta #1 10/23 - 339!!!
Beta #2 10/25 - 856!!!
U/S 11/14 - Heart rate 144!

Abigail arrived 6/28/14!




My Belly Pics

Last edited by JennyLee; April 11th, 2012 at 06:45 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #89  
April 11th, 2012, 07:13 PM
BabyBirdies's Avatar over the rainbow?
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Manhattan :)
Posts: 1,851
I agree Karin, everyone at school was totally dragging today! I'm hoping to get some good sleep tonight - and I don't have school tomorrow, so that helps.

That sounds like a great Pinterest recipe. We've found a couple of great ones - particularly good things to serve when we have people over for dinner and stuff like that.
__________________

Thanks Jaidynsmum for the siggy!
My fertility blog: Only Infertile



NTNP since March 2012, TTC since August 2012, HSG = one blocked tube, SA = normal, 1st RE 7/11 - took a zillion tests, 2nd RE appt = Tubal issue with PCOS tendencies, possible polyp, August 2013 - possible polyp, September 2013 - new job, insurance change! January 2014 - new insurance, March 2014 - new RE appointment, then surprise BFP!

Reply With Quote
  #90  
April 11th, 2012, 08:14 PM
kbpeanut's Avatar Scooter!
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: san diego, ca
Posts: 12,174
Yum! I am adding this to my list of things to try. DH loves that I found Pinterest. Until recently, I did not cook. At all. Maybe tuna casserole once in a while, but now, I'm finding all this stuff to make, and for the most part, it's yummy! Glad it turned out great!
__________________



Thanks *Kiliki* for my amazingly perfect siggy!


05.24.2011



Our TTC Journey | View my pregnancy journals here or here
Reply With Quote
  #91  
April 12th, 2012, 05:38 PM
blueeyes25s's Avatar Expecting #1
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Green Bay, WI
Posts: 4,186
I wonder if I can use chicken breast instead of thighs...I'm thinking why not. DH is a picky eater and this like something he would eat!
__________________

Forever missing my angel 2010

Reply With Quote
  #92  
April 12th, 2012, 05:56 PM
kbpeanut's Avatar Scooter!
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: san diego, ca
Posts: 12,174
I always substitute breast for thigh if the recipe calls for thigh. I don't like thighs, personally, and breasts always work fine...the only difference is that thighs are juicier

Jenny - how's your work week? Tomorrow is friday!
__________________



Thanks *Kiliki* for my amazingly perfect siggy!


05.24.2011



Our TTC Journey | View my pregnancy journals here or here
Reply With Quote
  #93  
April 12th, 2012, 06:03 PM
JennyLee's Avatar TTC #1 after loss
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 3,112
I find the dark meat juicier and more flavorful myself, but you could certainly use breasts. I like that thighs are harder to overcook

Work hasn't been as bad as expected. Our huge order came in late, so now next week will probably be bad while we try to make up time. Oh well, time goes fast when it's busy.

No interesting dinner tonight, just spaghetti. Nothing interesting cycle-wise either. Excited for Friday though!
__________________
Jenny (31) & Scott (38)
TTC #1 since 1/11, Unexplained Infertility
M/C 2/12
Polyp Removal 11/12
4 failed IUIs

IVF #1
Started stims 9/27
ER 10/8 - 24 eggs, 15 fertilized!
Blast transfer 10/13, 4 snowbabies
Very faint 10/18 (5dp5dt)
Beta #1 10/23 - 339!!!
Beta #2 10/25 - 856!!!
U/S 11/14 - Heart rate 144!

Abigail arrived 6/28/14!




My Belly Pics
Reply With Quote
  #94  
April 15th, 2012, 06:49 PM
JennyLee's Avatar TTC #1 after loss
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 3,112
Had a very nicely productive day today. I attempted biscuits and gravy for the first time this morning. It turned out okay, but not great. I think I need some fattier sausage, as what I used hardly rendered any fat. I will be trying to improve on it, for sure. After the morning's rain cleared out, we got our garden boxes filled with our compost/soil mix (that we had to haul out of the back of DH's truck), got the grid installed on top, and planted some of our carrots, lettuce, parsley, cilantro and onions. We still need to get the fence around it (for the rabbits), but DH had left the necessary tools at his shop. Then I went in to do laundry and make cookies (butterscotch potato chip), while DH brought the rest of the compost over to his friend/business partner's house for his garden. We watched the end of the Cards whooping up on the Cubs, and chilled for awhile. For dinner, I baked these stuffed chicken breasts we get from our favorite meat locker and made some twice baked potatoes. Now just finishing up laundry and catching up on JM!

In cycle news, I'm 8 DPO and feel nothing. No clue when I'm going to test, as I'd really rather not do it on a work day, and it was too soon this weekend. Maybe I'll just wait until next weekend, though I got my BFP at 10 DPO before...
__________________
Jenny (31) & Scott (38)
TTC #1 since 1/11, Unexplained Infertility
M/C 2/12
Polyp Removal 11/12
4 failed IUIs

IVF #1
Started stims 9/27
ER 10/8 - 24 eggs, 15 fertilized!
Blast transfer 10/13, 4 snowbabies
Very faint 10/18 (5dp5dt)
Beta #1 10/23 - 339!!!
Beta #2 10/25 - 856!!!
U/S 11/14 - Heart rate 144!

Abigail arrived 6/28/14!




My Belly Pics
Reply With Quote
  #95  
April 15th, 2012, 08:19 PM
kbpeanut's Avatar Scooter!
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: san diego, ca
Posts: 12,174
I need to improve my B&G recipe too...the taste was great but the consistency off. A fattier sausage is for sure key for taste. Im on my phone or would write more, but I think I need that cookie recipe. No, I KNOW I need it! Pls share xx
__________________



Thanks *Kiliki* for my amazingly perfect siggy!


05.24.2011



Our TTC Journey | View my pregnancy journals here or here
Reply With Quote
  #96  
April 16th, 2012, 07:49 AM
JennyLee's Avatar TTC #1 after loss
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 3,112
Here's the cookie recipe - Butterscotch Potato Chip Cookies. The only problem I had was that mine came out kinda flat, but that's probably because I made them bigger than directed in order to use my cookie scoop. I wasn't sure about the potato chips, but they're good! I think there's a kind of toffee taste to them.
__________________
Jenny (31) & Scott (38)
TTC #1 since 1/11, Unexplained Infertility
M/C 2/12
Polyp Removal 11/12
4 failed IUIs

IVF #1
Started stims 9/27
ER 10/8 - 24 eggs, 15 fertilized!
Blast transfer 10/13, 4 snowbabies
Very faint 10/18 (5dp5dt)
Beta #1 10/23 - 339!!!
Beta #2 10/25 - 856!!!
U/S 11/14 - Heart rate 144!

Abigail arrived 6/28/14!




My Belly Pics
Reply With Quote
  #97  
April 16th, 2012, 09:11 AM
kbpeanut's Avatar Scooter!
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: san diego, ca
Posts: 12,174
They sound deeeelish! I pinned on pinterest so I wouldn't lose the recipe. DH doesn't like butterscotch, but I LOVE it.
__________________



Thanks *Kiliki* for my amazingly perfect siggy!


05.24.2011



Our TTC Journey | View my pregnancy journals here or here
Reply With Quote
  #98  
April 16th, 2012, 06:58 PM
JennyLee's Avatar TTC #1 after loss
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 3,112
DH is the butterscotch lover here - I like it fine, but he loves it. He also loves potato chips, so these are a natural for him

9 DPO today - started feeling some cramping, whatever that means.
__________________
Jenny (31) & Scott (38)
TTC #1 since 1/11, Unexplained Infertility
M/C 2/12
Polyp Removal 11/12
4 failed IUIs

IVF #1
Started stims 9/27
ER 10/8 - 24 eggs, 15 fertilized!
Blast transfer 10/13, 4 snowbabies
Very faint 10/18 (5dp5dt)
Beta #1 10/23 - 339!!!
Beta #2 10/25 - 856!!!
U/S 11/14 - Heart rate 144!

Abigail arrived 6/28/14!




My Belly Pics
Reply With Quote
  #99  
April 17th, 2012, 04:06 PM
JennyLee's Avatar TTC #1 after loss
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 3,112
Tested today. Shouldn't have. I just can't stand the thought of going through an entire day not knowing I was if I could know I was. I need more willpower. Feeling more cramping today. Probably just the corpus luteum shriveling up and dying or something.

Waiting for DH to get home to grill burgers. I season them up so they have a smoky taste - yum!
__________________
Jenny (31) & Scott (38)
TTC #1 since 1/11, Unexplained Infertility
M/C 2/12
Polyp Removal 11/12
4 failed IUIs

IVF #1
Started stims 9/27
ER 10/8 - 24 eggs, 15 fertilized!
Blast transfer 10/13, 4 snowbabies
Very faint 10/18 (5dp5dt)
Beta #1 10/23 - 339!!!
Beta #2 10/25 - 856!!!
U/S 11/14 - Heart rate 144!

Abigail arrived 6/28/14!




My Belly Pics
Reply With Quote
  #100  
April 17th, 2012, 09:23 PM
JennyLee's Avatar TTC #1 after loss
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 3,112
I told DH about the bfn, and he was pretty upset, which just made me sadder - feeling like I disappointed him
__________________
Jenny (31) & Scott (38)
TTC #1 since 1/11, Unexplained Infertility
M/C 2/12
Polyp Removal 11/12
4 failed IUIs

IVF #1
Started stims 9/27
ER 10/8 - 24 eggs, 15 fertilized!
Blast transfer 10/13, 4 snowbabies
Very faint 10/18 (5dp5dt)
Beta #1 10/23 - 339!!!
Beta #2 10/25 - 856!!!
U/S 11/14 - Heart rate 144!

Abigail arrived 6/28/14!




My Belly Pics

Last edited by JennyLee; April 18th, 2012 at 07:38 AM.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Topic Tools Search this Topic
Search this Topic:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:00 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0