Sunday, November 21, 2010

Staycation Celebration

Our staycation celebration was lovely. A. and I arrived at the hotel around 5 (I was in class all day so we couldn't leave earlier) and we just chilled in the room for the next few hours. Have I mentioned lately that I am loving red wine?

We went for a delicious dinner at a trendy little resto in the area. A. had elk carpaccio and risotto (two kinds - goat and lobster) while I enjoyed a simple arugula salad and homemade gnocci - yummy. Of course there was wine, lots of wine!

After dinner, I took A. to my favourite dessert place in the city and we had these:

(LC, I used to LOVE diet coke, but have decided to continue not drinking it, but don't worry, I am more than making up for it with the amount of coffee and speciality lattes I am consuming.)

(Seriously, this is quite possibly the creamiest milk chocolate fondu I have ever tasted.)

After dessert, we took our time walking back through one of my favourite streets with trendy shops all ready with their holiday windows and then hit the sheets for some much needed rest.

It was so nice to escape our heads for the night, go out and have fun. We both really needed it.

This coming week is filled with craziness for me. I am hoping to finally connect with NN tomorrow to work out a plan and then have my WTF with Sch.oolcraft on Tuesday where I will be grilling him on his thoughts about testing the remaining embryos (your thoughts on this are so welcome)j followed by Parent Teacher Conferences at the end of the week. I'm exhausted just saying all that. Needless to say, its going to be an emotional roller coaster of a week.


This morning I reached out to two IRL IF sisters. One suffered a devastating pre-term loss of a DE IVF with no remaining embryos. The other, new to the tribe. It was not easy for me to put myself out there, but I have received so much love and support from all of you, that I wanted to do the same for these women.



  1. That fondue looks amazing! :) So glad you had a wonderful evening.

    I don't know what to say on the testing. I am grateful we did the testing. However, it didn't seem to make us get our miracle.

    I also have a regroup with Sch on Tuesday... small world!

  2. Sounds like your lovely staycation is just what you needed before hectic times!

    Good luck with those conferences. Ugh.

  3. Hey R...sounds like a great evening!! Shiraz is my favorite wine...merlots are tasty too. Hang tight for your roller coaster weekend. Once you make the big decisions you'll hopefully relax for a bit until the transfer. And so glad you were able to connect with two IRL IFers this weekend. Have a great week.

  4. I'm so glad you had a nice little mini-vacation. Those desserts look so amazing!!
    I've already given my testing 2 cents on IVFC... I hope you can find a solution that brings you peace no matter what. And I hope you make it through your busy week.

  5. Sounds like a fantastic staycation! Hope this week isn't too stressful for you....

  6. OMG, looks so delish! Glad you had a great night out. I hope this will be a better than expected week for you. I like the new background.


  7. thinking of you and glad you enjoyed your time with A. good luck getting a plan in place.

  8. The WTF appointment is critical. Going into it prepared can leave you with a better sense of closure. You are wise to reach out for thoughts on how to address the remaining embryos.

    What are your thoughts? I don't know how to frame a response.

    I asked my RE about CCS testing. Actually, now that I think about it, I think I called it PGD as that is the term I am used to my clinic throwing around. (Note I need to determine exactly what the difference is b/w the two...)

    Anyhow, my RE told me it is not too late. The remaining embryos can be thawed, tested (again, she may mean PGD, not CCS), and then frozen again. There is risk associated with it but we didnt get into details.

    Is this the kind of thing you are considering?

    I want to help, but don't know if I have any information that is of value.

  9. What a lovely weekend you had, I am so glad that you guys did this.
    Good luck with your appts this week, I will be thinking of you.
    Those real life conncections sound great for you, altough I am so sorry that you have all gone through so much. You are lucky to have each other.
    thinking of you...

  10. Yum... that fondue looks amazing! Best of luck with your consult tomorrow. I hope Dr. Sch has some suggestions and helpful info for you.