Barbados Day 4- and a Follicle Update!

Friday May 16th, 2014

 Back to the Fertility Clinic- finally! We had a 9am appointment where I was quickly whisked into an exam room, scanned, and done by 9:15.  My follicles were moving along great, but the doctor asked that I continue medications for one more night to ensure as many mature eggs as possible.  That meant that I’d be giving myself my HcG trigger shot on Saturday night, and egg retrieval would be scheduled for Monday.  Both the doctor and the nurse were very happy with my progress, and did not see any signs of Ovarian Hyper Stimulation Syndrome (OHSS).  Such good news!

Next door to the clinic there is a fresh juice and smoothie bar.  I got a large “Cleanse” juice- kale, spinach, celery, and apple- just what I needed! Eating healthy while on vacation is always a struggle, so I plan to make this place a regular stop for the rest of our trip.

After walking back on the beach trail, we stopped at some chairs in front of our hotel and ended up taking naps under the palm trees.  I just can’t get over how beautiful it is here.  We are trying to soak up every second.

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That night, we headed to an event we’d looked forward to all week:  Oistin’s Fish Fry!  Everyone (from the bartenders, nurses, cab drivers, etc) told us we HAD to go to Oistin on Friday night for their weekly fish fry.  We were also told to get down there early, as the sea turtles like to hang out nearby to munch on the scraps the fisherman throw into the water.  The turtles were huge, and gorgeous!

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Afterwards we headed for the food.  We loved our meals, drinks (check out Randall’s $7 Rum & Coke), live music, shopping, and the tons of people who came out to celebrate the weekend.  It definitely lived up to the hype- we had a blast!

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