Friday, March 18, 2011

Slow and Steady...and a recipe

I had my second follie check today and it was better, my biggest follie was measuring 10mm and the others were not far behind. I only have 6 follies and I am not going to lie, I am disappointed. I was really hoping for at least double digits. This is the only IVF cycle we will have partial insurance coverage for and I really wanted to maximize that and have some frosties. If this IVF fails, we will have to save up before we can try again. I keep telling myself quality is better than quantity and it only takes one good one. She is estimating triggering Wednesday or Thursday. I got back Monday for my next appointment.

Ok so here are the cupcakes I made for the bake-off. They are amazing! They are not difficult, just time consuming but so worth it. I made the filling, frosting, and cupcakes one day and they filled and frosted them the next day.

Chocolate Caramel Cupcakes

I used this recipe for the cupcakes:

I used this recipe for the frosting:

I followed these instructions to make the filling, I used 2 cans and doubled the baking time:

And if you never made filled cupcakes, this is a great tutorial, I used the cone method for these cupcakes:


  1. Good luck. I know it's hard when you dont get the number you want. I only had 7 at retrieval. And wanted also double figures. But hey who knows. That is not an indication as to weather you will be successful or not

  2. You still have a few days for more follies to catch up. Hoping and praying for you!

  3. You are right, it's quality over quantity. Praying for good growth, and maybe a few more follies for good measure!

  4. I'm around 7... quality over quantity, you are right... although it's hard because I'm hoping for frosties too. We have come too far now and just have to keep repeating, "it only takes one" :]

  5. Hang in there! And keep posting! It's nice to know what's in store for me. 1st IVF in April/May for us.

    And I HATE insurance. They've been nothing but difficult! Consider yourself lucky that you have coverage at all!


  6. Oh a blogger after my own heart - cupcake recipes!
    Good luck with this cycle!