Showing posts from December, 2015

Looking forward: Lessons from 2015

The year is coming to an end, and in my usual fashion, this is when we stop in our tracks, look back and decide if we had a fantastic year or totally hate it. When 2014 closed, I was looking forward to 2015 and welcoming it with open arms as I thought things at work were starting to become stable, and I can spend some time on J and of course our IVF journey. There were unexpected changes in the start of the year, and then it became a period of understanding, adapting, learning and lots of stress.

A walk in the park: Choa Chu Kang Park

The man and I decided quite randomly, during a car journey that we should attempt to visit a different park each weekend morning since we are all early risers. This is our attempt to spend quality time with the boy, encourage outdoor activities as well as reduce screen time. Fresh air on a weekend morning sounds like a great start to the day doesn't it? So, here's our first, and off we went to Choa Chu Kang Park . As short walk from Choa Chu Kang MRT Station, this part is nicely tucked against some lush greenery and spreads over 11 hectures. According to the NParks website, the park has 4 main areas. Well, we managed to cover one area which has 3 dfferent playgrounds. Heaven for the boy I suppose. Entering the park, walking along the fitness stations. 

1st FET Failed: Another baby hope dashed...

... right before Christmas. Source After our successful stimulated cycle and retrieva l, we took a break at the suggestion of our doctor. We agreed that we will get the transfer done 3 months later (which is November). While waiting, I decided to get my health or rather system back on track by going for acupuncture. We have always heard it helps to "tiao" our bodies and can be extremely helpful in increasing success rates of IVF.