French Toast and Frustration

I’m 12DPO today, and it seems the length of my luteal phase is sitting just around 12 days. So why am I surprised that my temperature dropped like nobody’s business this morning? Seriously, there was a .4 degree drop…to wayyy below  coverline. I know I shouldn’t count myself out until my period actually shows up, but I’m just so frustrated. I’m hurting…its been an entire year. Shouldn’t SOMETHING have happened by now?

Monday should be a decent day. I finally have the ultrasound scheduled by my reproductive endocrinologist to check my internal stuff for cysts, blockages, and weird formations. I’m scared, mostly because of my family history. My mom has a bicornuate uterus (check it out…basically its a heart-shaped uterus, nearly split in two). She had serious complications when it came to actually giving birth, but I’m worried that the same thing is going to manifest in me by making it nearly impossible to get pregnant. We’ll see though – answers are answers, and I’m hoping for something.

I’m spending the weekend with my parents, because J is away for work. So this morning, wallowing in the pain of another failed cycle, I dragged myself out of bed and made stuffed French toast for everyone. Technically its not baking, but I’ll share anyhow.

Nutella-Stuffed French Toast (for wallowing and failed cycles)

4 slices thick-cut raisin bread
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup Nutella or other chocolate spread
maple syrup
 
Whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla and cinnamon. Set aside. With a sharp knife, carefully cut a pocket into the raisin bread – slice a slit about 3/4 of the way through the bread, so that its sealed on three sides. Stuff with a tablespoon of Nutella. Dip each slice of bread in the egg mixture, and fry in a non-stick frying pan until golden brown. Douse in maple syrup, cover in powdered sugar, and spend the rest of the day on a sugar high.

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