Alisa. 37. New Hampshire. Married for almost three years to this wonderful, funny, smart guy. Previously married. Went through in-vitro fertilization to have my five year old magical son Keegan. Stepmother to the charming Isabelle (6). Gushingly in love with our baby boy Harper(1). Policy Wonk and dreaded bureaucrat. Lover of fine cuisine, honeybees, truly romantic moments and the underdog.
Curried Beef Short Ribs

Note: I found this was more realistically four servings.

Finishing this dish with lime zest and juice brightens its rich flavors.

Yield 6 servings (serving size: about 3 ounces ribs, 2/3 cup rice, and about 2 1/2 tablespoons sauce)

2 teaspoons canola oil
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The Burning

It appears I have been lax in my posting and reading. I have been really tired the past few days and have beeen trying to get to bed earlier. I started my nightly shots this past Sat. These are the follicle stimulating hormones (FSH). Which basicaly are putting my ovaries into overdrive. They take forever because I have to mix several vials together using a large needle. Then I switch to a smaller neeedle for the injection. When the meds enter my skin they burn like crazy. So I try to go bed right after and when I wake up it is all better. I still do a smaller dose of the morning shot but that doesn't hurt at all now. I am combatting the headaches with constant water and it helps as long as I remember to eat too.
I go back to Dartmouth this week to check how the shots are working. I should have a better idea then of when we will have the retreival. I am not a big fan of these shots but it will all be worth it. When I get that positive pregnancy test, they will be a blur. But I will always remember what I went through for this. I will always remember what other couples went through too. I am so thankful for the medical technology that has made this possible. What a world we live in.

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