Round 7, Days 7 & 8
The weekend was pretty busy but lovely. Friday night we went to our local bowls club for cheap burgers (lettuce wrapped for me) and Offspring played and scooted with all the other local children in a retired bowling green they have set aside for that purpose.
I took Offspring to a Moana singalong on Saturday morning. It was deliciously cheesy and the kids (and adults!) were all singing and dancing through the theatre. Despite a pep talk to myself on the way in, I fell off the low-carb wagon the moment I smelled the popcorn and inhaled a small box before the credits even rolled. I felt like crap in the late afternoon as a result and resolved to try and stay even-carbed for the rest of the cycle. Moana has now been on constant rotation at our house and I'm hoping Dory has a competitor.
On Sunday we were invited to visit and pat some gorgeous "police horseys" with a friend of ours who is police. Offspring fed one a carrot and sat on it's back. Big smiles. Undoubtedly pony club will loom large at some point in our future. I then left Offspring with her father and went to a hen's afternoon/evening. I stretched two glasses of red wine over the whole event. And aside from the obligatory five cheezels (one for each finger) I ate only one cupcake! So proud of myself.
So many early pregnant ladies in the group with gorgeous little bumps! Met another guest who had an IVF baby, first round (it does happen!) and with 9 spare frosties in the bank. Nice to have a related chat.
It was a lot of fun, but more hiving and flushing last night and today from the hormones. My pink cheeks were a sight to behold. It's been a little better since I took that one Zyrtec tablet. I don't feel like I'm crawling out of my own skin. I'm happy to take one if it's only every 3rd day or so. I was actually prescribed them for the hives when I was pregnant, and took them daily, and Offspring appears pretty well adjusted at this stage, so it's really during the transfer and implantation stage and early weeks (if we get that far) that I am worried about the blood flow issue. Pregnancy made the hiving worse and it's never gone back to "normal" so I worry that if this pregnancy is successful the hives will be crazy. Time will tell!