Monday, April 29, 2013


Today I just do not feel put together. My house is a mess and I cannot find anything when I need it.

I am suppose to go check on my boss's cats while she is away today. I checked to make sure I knew where her key was last week and found it. Today, I can't find it!!!! I didn't get a chance to look for it either because I was running late to get Va to daycare and me to my dentist appointment.

I am sure it is just a case of the Mondays but I get so overwhelmed with managing myself, Ava, Ava things, the house, life, and my marriage. When we were first married it took awhile before I got in the swing of things with being a wife and I guess it is the same with being a mom.

I absolutely love being a mommy but just wish I had a fairy godmother that kept my house cleaned and organized!!!

Yes, organization! That is what I must work on. I feel everyone will benefit with some organization in our household. But first I MUST study for my CPA exam so that it is my last ever! Life will be so much better when I am not being suffocated by this exam!

Happy Monday!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Body after baby

I have been squeezing myself into my work clothes for the past month thinking that I would lose the remaining 15lbs of baby weight and of course 10 more!  But, I am not doing enough physical activity or eating right for that matter for my body to even consider losing the weight.  Yes, breastfeeding has helped the poundage come off but it is a slow process and I love cookies way too much!

I went shopping yesterday for some new pants.  I want some khakis and I need some shorts that will fit my new curvy body.  It was a successful trip in the fact that I had some QT time with my girlfriend but unsuccessful in the pants department.  Everything that fit my waist was way to big in my butt/thigh area and everything that fit my butt/thigh area was way to small in my waist.

At Christmas time I did buy a couple pair of jeans and now they are too big in the butt/thighs.  They have also been referred to as my ‘mom’ jeans.  They so are ‘mom’ jeans too but they are also comfortable!  I was never a big fan of super low rise jeans.  They hurt my back.

I keep telling myself it took 9 months to put the weight on (really 10-11 months- thank you fertility medicine!) it will take that much time to lose the weight.  However, I am sure it would take less if I did something about it.  And of course avoided cookies on most days! 

Since Ms. Ava hasn’t been sleeping well due to a congestion the last few weeks I have been exhausted and unable to get up to use our bowflex.  But I am going to have to make that a priority.  I would prefer to do it in the morning but maybe I am going to have to workout after she goes to bed for the night.

Meanwhile, as I type this there is a commercial for the new coolwhip frosting and I so want to try it!

Happy Sunday!

Please note I am not a person that needs to be crazy skinny.  I love a athletic body.  I am 5'7'' and at my skinniest been 135lbs and now I am 165lbs.  I would love to be somewhere between 140-145.  But mostly I like being tone!  I love seeing muscle definition.  

Wednesday, April 10, 2013


Back in March, I saw a newsclip on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams about new IVF technology.  You can read/watch the newsclip here.

How fascinating?  To be able to watch your embryos grow nonstop is so unbelievable cool to me.  During our IVF process, I loved getting a microscopic picture of our growing babies.  It was the first time it became real.  Then getting pictures from our ultrasounds before being released back to my normal OBGYN, it was just amazing.   

More importantly, the embryoscope allows the doctors to monitor the embryos in a control climate at all times; whereas, current practice the embryos are removed from the incubator to be check which increases your risk.  The article says a woman under 34yo has a 45% chance of conception with IVF but the embryoscope may increase the conception rate!  That is just amazing! 

A big fear of mine with doing IVF was spending all that money (approx $11,000 out-of-pocket) and not ending up with a healthy pregnancy/baby.   I am sure it is a common fear for people struggling with infertility and any chance to increase the conception rate is a blessing. 

What do you think of using an embryoscope?