I just booked a trip to Hawaii for my anniversary. I am so excited! My husband and I are heading to Oahu on January 28th to Oahu. We are staying at the Turtle Bay Resort on the North Shore for 4 nights. I've you've ever seen Forgetting Sarah Marshall, the movie was set primarily at the Turtle Bay Resort. After 4 nights, we are heading to Maui where we will be staying at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa for three nights.
I've never been to Hawaii before. In fact, this is basically my dream vacation. We didn't get a honeymoon, and haven't traveled very extensively at all. I am SO beyond excited about this trip. It is really something to look forward to, and I think I'll have fun with the planning as well.
My husband used to live in Hawaii years ago when he was in the Army, so I think that Oahu is a special place for him and I'm looking forward to learning something more about him after all these years together. I also have always had it in my mind that we would start a family after we've had the opportunity to take our dream vacation. Of course, in my mind we would go to paradise and get pregnant on vacation. We all know that isn't going to happen!
As far as my IVF plans, I am going to schedule a meet up with Dr. B in mid January. I hope to start BCPs with my period in January, and start stimming when I return from Hawaii. I think that the timing will work out ok. If not, I'll put it off until February / March. I want to do one cycle in the winter, and, if that's not successful, I'll wait until after Mother's Day (and my miscarried baby's due date). So, I don't mind waiting a bit. I also need more time to work on my weight loss plans. To date, I've lost about 30 pounds since I was pregnant. I want to lose another 10 to 20 pounds before we try again.
That's my story. Welcome all ICLWers!