Well, I am here in the Mile High city. The altitude is not kicking my ass as much as usual, but I still get winded walking up a flight of stairs. Oh, sea level, how I miss you and your ample amounts of oxygen. Here are few thoughts on my trip so far.
The Good: It snowed yesterday! I woke up to a lovely winter wonderland. It was only about an inch so it will probably be melted by the weekend but at least I got my snow. Also, my niece (who is turning 16 next week and drove me around yesterday. Gah!) just got a new puppy. Lucky for me I am staying with her and my sister-in-law this visit. So, I get to spend the next 10 days with the most adorable 9 week old black lab. I might just die of cuteness overload.
The Bad: Seeing my pregnant sister-in-law is harder than I anticipated. (This is a different sister-in-law than the one I am staying with) SH's brother and his wife are expecting their 2nd child. Both were conceived with IVF so it should actually be an easier pregnancy for me to handle. But, this is the worst I have felt around a pregnancy. (I have been trying to follow my acupuncturist's advice and not drink but that went out the window on the first day. Wine is the only way I will get through this) I think the main reason is she did her IVF cycle a few weeks after me this summer so had mine worked I would be a few weeks ahead of her in my pregnancy. I think seeing her belly is just a constant reminder of where I had hoped to be right now. I have many other reasons for feeling a little bitter about her, in particular, having another child. I think that deserves a post all it's own, though.
The Ugly: I am ovulating. As we speak. While it's not likely we are going to get pregnant the old fashioned way, it also isn't impossible. So we keep trying. Only this time we had to sneak away from relatives to have awkward baby-making sex and hoping no one came looking for us. Not sexy time at all. Sigh. This also means that in about 2 weeks, barring a christmas baby miracle, I should be starting stims for IVF #3. Yay?