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Sunday, August 2, 2009

Waiting for AF

Hello to the long lost blogosphere!

I have been away for a while, but I am ready to be back! My body isn't yet ready to be back, though, since I expected my period yesterday, and haven't gotten it. For years, I was you-could-set-your-watch-by-me-regular, but that was of course, before I started having sex. And trying to get pregnant. I love Mother Nature.

I'm drinking Sobe lifewater like it's going out of style and checking constantly to see if I have started spotting yet, and nope, nothing. And honestly I'm not expecting it for a few days, because ever since I'm been off the pill I get massive cramps and backaches the day or two before my period starts, and I haven't gotten either one of those yet either. Unless being with abotu 60 women nonstop for the last two weeks has screwed up my cycle. (More on that in a moment.)

I wish it would just come, so I can make plans for this cycle.

I've been in a great place lately. Literally and figuratively. I spent the last two weeks in New England at an amazing two-week "mini-MBA" for Executive Women that my company sent me to. It was like summer camp, I swear. I was with 52 of the most amazing women I've ever met and the faculty and staff were wonderful. Our every whim was taken care of. We did rock climbing, pilates, yoga, kayaking, canoeing, and ate the most amazing food and Espresso Martinis, too. Oh yeah, and we learned strategy, finance, leadership, negotiation, and shareholder value from some of the best professors in the US. All in all, a brilliant time.

And a great reason not to cycle in July.

But I'm back.. and ready to cycle now. It's not like I was thinking about it a lot, but of course, put together a group of 52 30-and 40-something career women, and you're bound to find several stories of infertility, IVF, adoption, and surrogacy. And since women move so effortlessly from the professional to the personal, several of us shared stories of our journeys.

But I hadn't thought about it constantly. There honestly wasn't time to read my work email, much less the AJLI blogs that I was addicted to. I also had forgotten about the fact that my acupuncturist had said he wanted to see me 6 times before last cycle and this one. Oops..that's 6 times more than I've actually seen him.

So, on my way home, I called and booked myself for a last-minute appointment late on Friday. I'll need to write another post about how I feel about spending all this money on something I'm not sure helps at all. But whatever, I did it. And I made another appointment for next Friday.

Sorry, there is not much to report. Hopefully my next post will be tomorrow and it will say that AF is here. I really want to fill out a calendar in ink.


sophia said...

Welcome back! Glad to hear that the last two weeks were everything you hoped for. Hope Carlos had a good time on his adventure too. And I'll send some AF thoughts your way.

'Murgdan' said...

Welcome back. Glad you're in a good space. I have learned to treasure good spaces...

donna said...

Glad that you've had a mental break from all this. Hopefully your body will be refreshed too.

Also, are you totally jealous that I met and got to hug Mel from Stirrup Queens at BlogHer last weekend? I was just too befuddled to get my picture with her.

Beautiful Mess said...

Welcome back! Your retreat sounds like a lot of fun. Glad you enjoyed yourself.

I'm hoping AF shows up so you can get the show on the road ;o) Sending you lots of love!

Gabby said...

yes, donna, i am jealous! i tried to watch a clip on youtube, but i got distracted. i did hear lots of laughter, so i'll need to go back and really watch it.

Michele said...

Welcome back! And your mini-MBA meeting sounds like a blast! (esp those martinis!)

Hope that AF shows herself so you can start your next journey!

Our Journey... said...

Welcome back : )

Pie said...

Its good to hear from you again, welcome back! It sounds like a wonderful trip, and I'm glad it was rejuvenating.

Flower said...

Welcome back.

Eileen said...

Just found your blog and I think it's great. You have an award waiting for you on my blog today

Anonymous said...

Welcome back and glad to hear you had some good times and mind off the baby making drama.