Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Next Week's Grocery Budget/Fertility

I have been planning and looking ahead toward what to schedule for next week's menu. Next week is also JC's birthday and he wants a white chocolate fudge cake. Those extra groceries will probably put me above my $60 weekly grocery budget, so I am going to bump the budget up for this week to $75.

I've also been working really hard at moving any extra money over into savings so that we can build our Baby Step 1 $1000 Emergency Fund. We are about half way there!

We also went to a fertility specialist this past Monday, and we feel like we have hope and a plan now. I have been on clomid for the last several months, but this month we are going to bump my clomid up a bit and do artificial insemination. The plan is to do this for 3 months (@ $600/month) and if it doesn't work during that time, move on to something else. The doctor also put me on Metformin, which is a diabetic drug but is also used to treat women with Polycycstic Ovarian Syndrome (I am not officially diagnosed with PCOS). It can help with weight loss so hopefully I can see some results. I have gained over 50 pounds since our ruptured ectopic pregnancy in May 2011.

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  1. I had no idea about your pregnancy, Mindy. I'm really sorry to hear about it now. But I feel like any two people who are so kind and loving to animals are the best kind of people to be parents, and it will surely happen for you guys!

    p.s.) How was the cake? I'm drooling just looking at the picture!

  2. Thank you Martha. We are hopeful that it will happen soon! I have made the cake several times before. It's called White Chocolate Fudge Cake. It is a little time consuming to make, so I usually only do it once a year. I'll be making it Tuesday night.