So far this 'natural cycle' business is going ok. I have to keep reminding myself that I'm actually IN a cycle. There's been very little I've needed to do which is a nice. I had a scan with my FS yesterday. One small 12mm follicle on day 9. I am now pissing on OPKs till Monday (day 14) and if I don't get a positive before then I'll need another scan. But essentially we are just twiddling our thumbs waiting for ovulation. We've decided to only put one back this time. I was keen to try two again but Scout was concerned that if we used two and got another BFN we'd be out of embryos and back to square one (ie putting up with me on crazy hormones again!) so we've decided to be 'conservative' with our last two. Of course my FS also reminded me (again) that it's possible one or both of our frosties might not survive the thaw so perhaps we will be up for another stim cycle whether we like it or not. Ugh ... I really hope that doesn't happen. Losing one or both in the thaw would be more than a little disappointing. I really don't wanna think about that.
Anyway aside from TTC, we have put up our christmas tree and lights :). A little early I know, but we need to be ahead of the game with everything we have going on in December. We also have spiders everywhere outside at the moment so I had to cobweb the eves before putting up the lights and I got Scout to spray as well. Spiders don't really bother me but Scout is petrified of them and of course when you spray they come running out everywhere so she was beside herself for awhile out there dodging them as they came spiraling down on they're webs left right and centre. I felt a bit bad making her do it but I can't be around the spray so I couldn't help her. Anyway I think she felt better once she got the upper hand but it was touch and go for awhile there!
Apart from that, Charlie participated in the Colour run last weekend which she loved. We will all have to do it next year. And today I got a little award at our last staff meeting for the year which was also combined with a Christmas lunch. It was a staff recognition award that your peers nominate for and I got a $50 voucher out of it so I'm pretty happy with that :)
We also had an absolute stinker today - 39 degrees Celsius. Dunno what that is in fahrenheit, but let's just say it's bloody hot and apparently it got up to 45 degrees in a few other areas which is nasty. We live in a high bush fire danger area so it's always a worry when the temperature spikes and the winds pick up. Anyway I am going to attempt to get some sleep now but I'm not sure how much luck I'll have since it looks like we're in for a hot and sticky night. We only have aircon in the lounge room so we may well have to sleep on the floor down there if we don't get a cool change anytime soon. Anyway here's some pics for this post ...
|Charlie before the run :)|
|The girls decorating the whole tree on their own this year.|
|The lights up after annihilating the spiders :)|