First of all I wanted to report on our Vegas weekend! We had a great time... we ate delicious food and spent some good quality time together. We left Cedar around 3:30 after a quick stop at Walgreens for some last minute make-up items I needed. We missed most of the traffic coming into Vegas and after waiting in line for about 20 minutes, checked into our room at the T.I. (Treasure Island). We were hoping for an upgrade, but it was a busy weekend and I know we can't get that lucky every time. Our room was small but it served its purpose and the bed was so soft!
We changed and headed over to Forum Shops at Caesar's Palace to eat dinner at the Cheesecake Factory. I love that place soo much! I had Chicken Marsala and finished up with a slice of White Chocolate, Caramel and Macadamia Nut cheesecake... it is to DIE for! So yummy! We were both tired after dinner so we headed back to the room and rented a movie, Role Models. It was hilarious but the language was terrible.
The next day we hung out in the room until lunch time and then met up with a friend of mine for lunch at Cozymels, a delicious Mexican restaurant. After eating some delicious chicken enchiladas with sour cream sauce we went back to the hotel to nap. The nap was great!! I love afternoon naps and wish I could have one every day! So after the nap I got ready for dinner and our show. We ate dinner at the Italian place in the casino and then stood in line for the show. If any of you have seen Mystere then you know what I mean when I say... "What?" It was confusing but really cool. I couldn't really figure out a story line other than the whole Circus theme of Cirque de Soleil but I was thinking it may have something to do with a child's dream. There was humor and some very impressive acrobatics. I would recommend it to anyone. I was still awake and ready for more after the show so I talked Skeet into taking me to the dance club. The club was small but there was good music so we stayed until we were forced out by the crowd. There wasn't any room to stand, let alone dance.
All in all I would say that the vacation was a success. I did get some extra sleep and was able to experience something new, which I love doing! I am thinking my next show will be either "Phantom" or "O". I may have to see them all now, I just wish they weren't so pricey. We got a great deal with this one. If we bought 2 show tickets we got our room free for one night. I couldn't pass that up!
Now back to business. I am struggling with a decision. I am thinking about using a blog to journal my FET journey. FETs are not even close to being as extensive and invasive as a fresh IVF cycle but I thought that it may give some people an idea of what is all involved in the process. I wish I would have thought of this with my first IVF cycle but I didn't even know what a blog was at that point. So I am thinking a day by day (or every other day) account of what I am doing to prepare for the FET. Is this a dumb idea? My second question is... should I start another blog and leave this one devoted to my thoughts and feelings about Avery. Another option would be to change the title of this blog and have a combination of both feelings about Avery and our journey with Infertility. So I am asking the readers (if there are any left out there) what should I do?
As for an update on the FET... I was supposed to get some CD3 (cycle day 3) blood work done and start a form of birth control to prepare my body for the medications I will need to start next month. So I waited for my monthly visitor and all I got was some light spotting. Now, a week later, I have to get blood drawn to find out what is going on. They will do a blood pregnancy test and check my estrogen and progesterone levels to try to find out how badly my body is screwed up this time. I am very confident that the pregnancy test will come back negative so that is not really an issue but I would like to know what is going on so I can begin preparations for the FET. I have a feeling this won't be the first brick wall we hit with this procedure.
Off to get my blood taken...