IVF #6 – Stim Day 7 – The 411

I have made it through a whole week of stims.  So far, outside of a waves of a little queasiness, I have had little side effects form the meds.  I have noticed that the inflammation with my achiles tendonitis, is subsiding as well as the pain.  The LDN coupled with the Naproxen seem to be the magic pills so to speak.  I am still staying off my feet as much as possible.  I walk around the condo and also went out to dinner, but I am not walking or running 6-7 miles a day.

This morning, I created another recipe that I started on for the Orange Cranberry Brioche.  This dough is soooo pliable and silky.  If it tastes as good as this perfect textured dough looks, then I have created the perfect brioche on the second attempt !   The first was delicious, but I wanted more of a rise to the bread.  This second recipe did give me a nice rise.  I punched it down, kneaded it, and put it back in a proofing bowl and will refrigerate is overnight. I will take it out in the morning, knead it, roll it into a rectangle, add the cranberries in the center and then roll the dough into a log and cut them and put into the mini loaf pans to rise for three hours before baking.  This second dough has 2.5 sticks of butter in it and six eggs.  I can not wait until the loaves are baked so that I can see if I have a winner.

I am also going to make Bourbon Vanilla Sourdough Waffles tomorrow as well so that I can get rid of some of the sourdough starter I have been growing.

I am looking forward to my baseline on Wednesday morning so that I can start the estrogen injections !  I am ready to get this show moving and get these twins in the womb ! 🙂

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