Not much to report on the TTC route since the past week was that in-between week of waiting for AF to take off and mull over possible adjustments to our game-plan before my fertile window for this cycle. Easter weekend also meant two business days were lost too, so my clinic still hasn't called regarding my ultrasound. And the technician who did the ultrasound said that everything looked normal to him (during the process), but they have a specialist who looks at the images and writes a written report that gets forwarded to my doctor, so he couldn't really tell me anything. And, he had to send me out into the lobby with water twice because my bladder was only a quarter full when I arrived (early, thank goodness) in spite of drinking the recommended amount of water an hour beforehand. So, when in doubt, drink an extra glass of water before you leave the house if you ever have to do an ultrasound!
In the meantime I called and scheduled an appointment for G to drop off his specimen for his SA, which he did on Tuesday. He was super cranky about it, and if there's a next time I suppose we better make sure we schedule for a day where he's got nothing work-related to do or he'll be pretty upset with me for a few days. He has also been freaking out because very little came out so there was practically nothing in the cup, and this has added to his anxiety about there being something wrong with him. He has made a lot of comments about adoption in the last few days...sigh.
To stay grounded I've thrown myself into my roller derby training. On Thursday I went up island to spend the afternoon with my dear friend MJ and her baby Wes, who utterly amazed me with how he's so focused on trying to walk and talk--he's still a baby but I can see him striving so hard to become his own person and how he wants to start gaining his independence a bit! I am completely enamored with him when MJ and I visit, and I will shoot down any negative comment about gingers made in my presence because of this (just a heads-up)! Anyhow, we went to Bikram yoga for an hour and a half and, even though I was super sore from derby practice the night before and it has been about a year since I last went to a Hatha yoga class (which I find already pretty easy since I started with Iyengar when I first began my practice 4.5 years ago, and a bit of Moksha), I'm super proud of myself! I had to make a few modifications on a couple of poses and I couldn't get as deep a stretch as MJ (who has been going once a week and also working super hard to get back to Pre-baby weight since January), but the instructor commented afterwards about how I've retained my awareness of posture and alignment for each position. All those details like "shoulders back and down" and "knee over ankle" or "square the hips" from Iyengar were still built into my body-awareness and made it easy to correct myself when I needed too. Bikram was intense but awesome, and I felt so great afterwards! I really need more yoga in my life!!! Sure, it doesn't really make a difference to losing weight, but it will keep me well stretched, and benefit my balance for derby.
I also have done really short light jogs last night and this morning with Zoe-dog, which isn't much of a work-out, but we really liked that. It also means she doesn't stop every two feet to sniff obsessively, which bugs me sometimes when we're on a walk.
I dreamt about painting last night too. It was really nice, especially since I haven't had many opportunities to be creative within my busy schedule.
Anyway, my fertile window should start tomorrow! Wish us luck!