Monday, 20 February 2012

Taking advantage of a hiatus

Not a lot to report on the fertility front.  My period came and went, and with it went the injections. Sweet, sweet, non-stingy relief.

Now I have a bit of a hiatus as I wait a couple of weeks before starting the Primulot to bring on the next period, which heralds the start of the Frozen Embryo Transfer cycle.

I have learnt my lesson, last year when every break was stymied by IVF - either cancelled or (in the case of Paris) overshadowed by a failed round of IVF - we didn't manage to take a proper holiday.

So the husband and I have booked a few days away next week. We are taking the long-postponed sleeper to the Highlands of Scotland where we will cuddle under thick blankets, read by a log fire, walk, curse the Scottish weather and try to spot haggis nesting in their natural environment. We're then going to head to Edinburgh, where we met, and kick leaves and revisit the now closed pubs where we use to hang out.

It won't be all fun and games, I've got a couple of rules to follow during the holiday:
1) Eat and drink to excess
2) Don't, at any point wail, "Why can't I have children?"*

* There is no point anyway, every time I do the husband always gives the same, compassionate, reply "Because God hates you."


  1. Have an awesome time! I am so jealous!

  2. That sounds like a lovely trip, and just the thing before you start the FET. Enjoy!

  3. Hope the haggis show you a glimpse of themselves! To improve your chances, remember they can only go one way round the munro, depending on which two legs are the longest and which two are the shortest. Find out which way that is and you are part way there...

  4. Good call Wig, I also hear that if you softly croon 'bright eyes' they sneak out of their burrow and sob softly on the heather.

  5. Sounds like a wonderful trip! And your husband sounds an awfully lot like mine. :)

  6. And here I thought the haggis was something to avoid at all costs...

    Enjoy your getaway!

  7. Because God hates you.

    You have to laugh. sometimes they know how to snap us out of our self induced misery.

    Fingers crossed this is the one. I can feel it in my waters. Or something like that. x

  8. I may have just fallen in love with you both with that last line.

  9. A sleeper to Scotland.. ah. A trainspotter's romantic fantasy!
    Very envious over here, I love trains.

    Have loads and loads of fun.

  10. I'm with Twangy - I love the romanticism of a sleeper to Scotland.... some day....

    Hope you have a good time with himself up there and good luck dodging both the inlaws and those haggises! Is that the plural of haggis??

  11. P.S. Have you ever told us the story about how you guys met in Edinburgh?

  12. I'm so jealous! Scotland (particularly the islands & highlands) is one of the most beautiful and serene places on earth. Have a wonderful time!

  13. Are you really not telling your in-laws?! It has never occured to me not to mention to mine when we will be nearby but I might have to employ a similar tactic next time we head to Wales.....It has been worth reading your blog for this tip alone - thanks WfI!!

  14. Your husband's reply sounds a lot like what mine would say. Sarcastic butts. ;-)

    Scotland sounds wonderful! I would love to visit ANY of the British Isles. So far, of all of Europe, we've only gotten a tiny bit of Germany and the Netherlands. Loved it though.

  15. Enjoy yourselves! It sounds like a much-deserved break and I hope you eat and drink yourselves silly.

    (Nothing like a dead-pan husband to put it all in perspective, eh?)

  16. Sounds amazing! We have booked a near identical trip for April. Have a fantastic time and enjoy kicking back and having a few drinks before the womb prep starts in earnest x

  17. It's the last line that made me bust out laughing! I needed that today. Thanks. Enjoy the break. Hope the three step program for the holiday is manageable. What will you do without those injections and a sore ass? With no meds or sharps container to travel with, why even bring a bag?

  18. That God is such a spiteful man!

    Your trip sounds fantastic. Have a fabulous time!

  19. Yay! Welcome back to my part of the world! It's a shame when good drinking dens close down but luckily awesome new pubs keep springing up - especially down Leith. Enjoy your holiday!

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