Sunday, October 16, 2011

the city sleeps

It's a gray Sunday morning here in New York, New York. The city is quiet (at least in this neighborhood!). And it's nice.

The hustle and bustle of the city is taking a toll on Buster and I. We aren't used to it, and it can easily put us in a foul mood. 

Yesterday, we visited the American Museum of Natural History. 

It was great! We saw a show at their planetarium, and really, we could have left after that and I would have been happy. I had only been to a planetarium once in my life, and it was when I was a small child. I barely remember it, but I know I loved it.

This one was no different. It was wonderful. 

The museum itself was quite crowded. TONS of strollers, threatening to run us over at any second. Lots of bobbing and weaving on our parts, trying to avoid crashing into people, or being crashed into.

After the museum, we headed back to our NYC home, which is in Gramercy Park. Both subway trains we had to take to get "home" were so jammed! I've never seen one that packed, and they are usually quite filled during the week with people going to work and whatnot. 

It really gives claustrophobic new meaning.

But anyway...

How 'bout the good stuff?

Friday I had an appointment at the clinic. I had 5 to 9 follies sized 11-14. They are incredibly pleased with my response! My estrogen was 1100 something. Friday night, I did my last shot of Follistim. I am continuing with the Clomid until further notice.

I go back in today for another appointment. I can tell my follies have grown. A lot. My lower abdomen is aching. Tender to the touch. But, it's worth it!

They are estimating my egg retrieval to be on Tuesday. 

I'm pretty disappointed with my packing for this trip. I really need some stretchy pants. Jeans are painful at this point! I guess I'll *have* to do some shopping while here in NYC... bummer! ;)

I will update more soon!


  1. wishing you so much luck for your retrieval. NYC can be like that sometimes on the weekends, especially at the museums. But, I find the residential areas to be low key and not so crowded.
    P.S. subways are crowded on the weekends at times b/c they run less frequently- I tend to cabs when I am knee deep in stimms, no patience of subway

  2. Good luck I can't wait to hear how it goes enjoy the city!!!

  3. Can't wait to hear how many eggs you retrieve! Sounds like you are responding perfectly!:)

  4. Good luck with the retrieval! And you are so smart with your packing. I 'accidentally' forgot shoes when I went to New York. Oops, guess we have to shop. LOL!

  5. So excited about your awesome response to the meds. This is so exciting Kara....hoping everything goes smooth on Tuesday!

  6. Hooray for good follies! It's so exciting to watch them grow! I'll be thinking about you on Tuesday!

  7. Wow, your body is really responding well to the meds, sounds like you'll have some great follies come retrieval day. Good luck Kara!


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