Paris and ivf plans

Im off to Paris today. My Eurostar was cancelled last minute so i had to rebook and now come home Friday morning for a meeting in town with one of our providers CEO at 3pm. The glam life of travelling. At least its train which is so much easier than flying. And better for the environment.

But before going to the train today im helping George hand in some rings in Highbury and Islington. Running all over the city like a ninja.

We had our ivf appointment yesterday. I will start the supressor medication while im in Sydney (its to stop the natural cycle so that they can plan when everything will happen) and then once im back we will start the treatment in early April. They went through all the steps, injections (with a serious needle, George will handle that shit…), scans every three days, egg retrieval, then mixing the egg and sperm in the lab and if any of the embryos survive 3 days later do the implantation and hoping for the best.

Since i just turned 37 there is the question of implanting 1 vs 2 embryos. Lower chance of a baby with one but ‘risk’ of twins with two. Guess we need to have a talk about that.

So yeah, lots of information and things to think about. I also need to speak to work when im back from Paris since this means i need to be in and out of the hospital in April. Speaking of work. I just got promoted to Director of Customer Engagement. Feels awesome and weird at the same time since this takes up so much of my time. I barely know whats what at the moment.

Holiday badly needed.

Speaking of holiday. This is the suit George is wearing being the groomsman for Ben at his wedding. Looking hawt. But not cheap…

After shopping we went for dinner at Byron. I was craving a burger. And milkshake apparently. Hey there banana goodness.

And then it was time for a play we booked in December. True west with Kit Harrington and Johnny Flynn. Everyone knows Jon Snow and Johnny is from one of George absolute favourite shows Lovesick.

Overly excited since we’ve heard amazing things about the show. Its by Sam Shephard and tells the story about two brothers and their relationship while writing a screenplay for a movie.

We were on the third row…

Jon Snow was veeeeery close.

The theatre were full of very young girls clearly being there for Kit. Ha, poor girls seeing the absolute opposite of GoT. Especially since he played a deeby, nerdy guy in ugly clothes.

The aftermath.

I loved the play and so happy we went. Our promise to ourselves this year was to try anf keep our mind of things with fun outings like this and it worked. I forgot all about putting needles in my belly and was all giddy coming home.

Spring signs

Im going to show you all the epic photos from my bday lunch on the Saturday. Love my friends and all the amazing gifts and bday love i got.

But first an update on all the baby stuff. We are having our coordination meeting today and after signing and reading through all the consent forms yesterday its all becoming very real. I knew it was some real shit but its becoming very clear that April will be a heavy month. Its like 4 different medication and 2 different injections and surgery and recovery and epic side effects.

As George said yesterday ‘im sorry its so onesided’. So am i buddy. Even happier now about holiday first.

London gave me the first signs of spring yesterday. I was on my way to the massage George gave me for my bday and loved this little sign of things to come.

The massage was great but she said that im super tense, probably because im too tall for my desk at work. Which is true. My back, and my neck, have been acting up for the last couple of years and thats probably the reason. Damn being so tall.

A serious pile of papers. I think it was around 10 different forms that needed to be filled out.

I had a bit of spredable gin while going through all of that boring stuff. Suprisingly nice. Thank you Lollo ❤

Using a very sexy pen for our signing. Thank you Marketa, Dan and Lucie for this beauty.

Look! I love snowdrops. And they were everywhere in the park this morning.

Some epic cake goodness

What a weekend. Im feeling kind of ok today but i was struggling yesterday. Cant remember the last time i did 3 day in a row. Still life in this old gal.

More cake on Friday. Or maybe that was my first cake? Either way, cake!!

Ha, the team singing to Sita and me. I feel like we are pro cake blowers.

And also very cute when we cut the cake together. Even if she is half my size…

In the evening we had a work meet up. Havent seen Stevie in ages and i even missed that old geezer Henry.

It was Sitas bday drinks and since her friend is on a show called Extreme Cake Makers and had made Sita a bday cake the whole thing was filmed.

Team becoming famous.

Look at this cake!! Perfect for a make up and fried chicken loving queen lika Sita.

Boys enjoying them cookies.

After too many drinks (yes, the plan was to not stay longer than 9) we left around 11.

Took selfies of myself in the cab because thought i was pretty AF. Love drunken me. She has a lot of self love.

An epic birthday

The world is slightly tilted today. Quite hungover. Guess that was always going to happen when we went out and about London town and everyone wants to celebrate me with a shot. Thank you London. Also kind of fuck you.

Me on my way from work yesterday. Style inspiration was russian princess. Feel like i nailed it.

Just when i was about to walk out the door someone came with flowers for me. Not a secret admirerer but my very open admirerer from over the seas. Jules!! Roses, tulips and hyacinth. The smell!! Love it.

My house is now filled with flowers again.

Before we left the flat for dinner we decided to have a pickleback. Always to celebrate.

Yum, yum, yum.

Tube couple goals!

Before dinner we went to Home and Found for a drink. Because people are legends we they all gave me birthday shots and all the love.

Then dinner at Blacklock. They even had a birthday card for me. I mean come on, talk about being spoiled.

A plate of meat. Not unhappy about that.

And because George is a legend and everyone loves him we got the dinner for free. I think this is actually how it feels being a princess. Thank you my love for making that happen.

Then we went to two more bars. For more free drinks. Not needed. At all. But sometimes its fun not caring about the should dos. Like Mikey said ‘thats tomorrow Cissis problem’. True.

Came home, passed out and got drunken photos from George being very drunk in the bathroom.

Perfect birthday. Really was. Love my life.

More birthday

The best thing about birthdays (except for all the love maybe) its that SO much happens all day. Easy times. Here are some more pictures from the day and i havent even left work yet.

The dress George gave me. Photographed in a bathroom. Im classy like that.

Love it. Its long sleeved, ankle length and my favourite colour green. I know i have a lot of dressed but this is a more dressed one for autumn and spring. And it makes me feel pretty.

He might have been given a little push in the right direction for this…but he still chose from a lot of different suggestions and im very happy with his choice. Love it.

At lunch the team took me out for a bday lunch. We went to a newly opened italian resturant around the corner from work.

Not only did they treat me to lunch they also gave me very thoughtful gifts. Shizzle for my garden. Love it.

Haha, Natalia drawing Woolly.

A very happy birthday princess opening gifts.

And finding a hidden picture of Sita in there. Basically the best gift.

Love my team and really feeling the bday love. Not having been my best for the last couple of months, especially not at work, i always feel bad toward the team so this made me very happy.

Happy, happy birthday me

Happy birthday me!! Ive decided that im the most princessy birthday girl ever today. Nothing else is important today than enjoying the love from friends and family. Feels like a worthy goal.

My day has been off to a flying start. Woken by breakfast in bed and all the cuddles form my man and hound. George, being amazing, gave me a lovely green dress from stories and a massage. Its for Monday, the day before we go for the appointment. To help me relax. I dont deserve him…

And my phone has been going off like crazy all morning. The best things with birthdays is that you just feel loved. People send you that little thought and it warms. Especially in times when its easy to isolate yourself.

So to all of you. I love you too. I really, really do.

Came home yesterday to lovely flowers from mum and dad. With a cute glass vase as well. Will definintely keep that. With my love for flowers there are always loads around the house.

Gratilerer. This made me smile. Because its both wrongly spelt by someone here in UK but also norwegian spelling from my dad. Double awesome.

Tried to call and say thanks for the flowers but no dice.

So we had chill times on the sofa instead. There was leaving drinks at work but i just didnt have any energy and since there is dinner tonight, bday drinks for Sita tomorrow and bday lunch on Saturday i decided that i didnt have to. Look at me acting my age.

Family ❤

Told you, pretty banging wake up. Definitely birthday princess.

Ha, tried to psyche George by telling him he had to make me a cake. When he looked a bit stressed i told him one of my swede treats would do. And here we are. Vacuum cleaner galore. Yum.

Woolly was lessed impressed by all the bday shenanigans. So i gave him a treat. Ill make him love my bday.

Totally am. Party like a pickle.

Ha, like a little tired birthday package.

Yes, even the weather is on my side. Not my cold sore though that keeps bleeding all the time. February is cold sore month, think i have one for pretty much all my bdays. Oh well, still a princess.

All the grey

The day before the big day…Valentines…haha, nah, just kidding of course. Who cares about love when its all about me!?

This year i have warned George i want breakfast in bed after last years debacle when he didnt even give me a cup of tea in the morning not to mention any bday gifts. Im not a princess but hey, there is a minimum of bday glam to be expected.

Its not all about me this week though. Its a leaving drink at work tonight and a bday drink for Sita on Friday. We’ll see what i can be bothered to join, im old now, cant do 4 days in a row.

Yesterday i made George night by telling him we could order thai. I also made us some padron peppers. Excellent dinner if i may say so myself.

All the grey in our flat. Including Woolly. We are mud proof.

Ma boys chillin. We started watching Titans. Love it. I have been looking for a good super power teen series and here we go. Its all dark moody and broody but liking it so far.

Walked to the park this morning. In my PJs. I mean come one. I might be one day from 37 but im now a woman walking my dog in my PJs. I dont even know what to do with this.

Too tired in the morning though so will definitely happen again. Soz.