Life While Waiting….

I’ve been thinking about my blog a lot, obviously, thinking is all I have done.  No writing, little cooking, hardly any baking (except for a work project), no fertility treatments, just busy with life.  Since buying my own dental office, I have been very busy with work.  I love the new direction my career has taken, it’s kept my mind busy but I also have missed being in my kitchen and spending time writing on here.

I thought I would share a few pictures of some fun things that have been going on.

Teeth cookies

Teeth cookies

I baked these teeth cookies for baskets I made for the other offices that are in the building my office is located in.  I used a premade dry mix for the cookies, but made a homemade butter cream.  Every dentist loves sweets!  I made some toothbrush cookies also, but they didn’t turn out as expected, so they didn’t make the cut for the baskets.

Ikea cabinets

Ikea cabinets

Hubby and I went to Ikea three times in the past month to look at kitchen cabinets while they were having their 20% off sale.  We finally bit the bullet and ordered cabinets that will be installed in my office over the next few months.  This delivery to our garage was over 4000 lbs and we still have more items to pick up that were out of stock.  Hubby is very handy and will be building them in our garage over the next few months and somehow will be installing them in my office to replace some very old dental cabinetry.

Golf course

Golf course

Hubby and I were recently in my home town for a weekend.  We arrived on a Friday and played golf with my Dad where I golfed as a kid growing up.  The weather was a sunny 84 and we had a nice time despite playing terribly!

Bestie Amanda and I

Bestie Amanda and I


We met up with some friends for drinks while visiting.  This is one of my absolute best friends, Amanda, we’ve been friends since grade school and she is a wonderful Mom to two great kids!  We grew up dancing together, and then went to middle school, high school and college together.

My baby Maya

My baby Maya


Of course, I had to throw in a picture of my baby, Maya, this is her cuddled up on a loveseat in my old bedroom right next to my Pound Puppy that I HAD to have.  I won second place in a school Jog-A-Thon, could have walked away with a new TV, bike, stereo, etc., but nope, I left with the Pound Puppy.  I don’t think it can ever be given away for the pure principle of how much I wanted it.

Hubby and I are traveling later this month to California for a wedding and then back to our favorite vacation place, Hawaii.  Once we return, we’ll be starting up with IVF #3.  I’m doing the same protocol as IVF #2, but we have decided to add the growth hormone to the protocol.  I’m willing to give it a try, seems like most studies are either positive or neutral, so we figure it can’t hurt.  A lot of people I know who have been trying for a very long time have wonderfully become pregnant, it gives me hope that success can follow many failures.  I still need to get my head into the game of optimism, faith and positivity!

I’m doing a lot of yoga right now and not following any sort of dietary changes, just enjoying life as much as I can.  I haven’t shared anything about my infertility with my new employees, but with the crazy schedule of IVF #3 I will have to share with them soon.  I’ll be coming into work late quite a few days to have all of my ultrasound and bloodwork appointments.

I’d love to hear any IVF #3 success stories…..please share!


13 thoughts on “Life While Waiting….

  1. Wow, life IS busy!! Not necessarily a bad thing if you ask me. 😉 so glad to know alls well with you Nikki. I don’t have much to offer along the lines of #3, but know that you’re in my prayers….. Sending hugs! 🙂

  2. You are super busy! I commend you for passing the time between cycles so productively! I just sat around and waited.

    I have read many, MANY people who had success on the third try. I think the average number of cycles to achieve success is 2.2, or something like that, so I would think success on cycle 3 or 4 is very, VERY likely.

    Cute cookies! And enjoy your trip!!!

  3. The cookies are so cute! Wish I was your neighbor. 🙂 Love that picture of you and Amanda looks like you two were having so much fun. Can’t believe June is just around the corner, lots of prayers and good thoughts. xoxo

  4. I was hoping for pictures of the toothbrush cookies 😉 And BTW, you took Maya with you to your parents house? Did you take lil B also?

    • I’m too embarassed to post them.  Yes, Maya and Bode travel with us everytime to visit the “grandparents”. 🙂

      Sent via the Samsung GALAXY S™4, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone

  5. PS, when I had to clean out my old room when my parents were moving, I kept my Pound Puppy (and a whole bunch of my other stuffed animals).

  6. I LOVE those cookies!! So cute 🙂

    So, I am an IVF #3 success story! The big thing I did differently that cycle was to do intense acupuncture during the cycle with an expert recommended by my clinic. She also did a special treatment right before the transfer that increased blood flow to my stomach, and who knows, I’m sure luck was definitely involved, but that was the cycle my twins were born.

    • You give me hope Jessica. I did intensive acupuncture with IVF #1 and 2, I took a break with my FET and haven’t been back. I have an appointment with my RE this Friday, so I might ask her if she thinks I should return to the acupuncture. I really liked the acupuncture, but felt defeated after IVF #1 and 2 not working.

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