Believe It – Or Not (and a cake recipe)

Over the past few months I’ve discovered several IF sisters at work – and it turns out we all go to the same fertility center.  While we don’t talk about it a lot at work, from time to time we’ll share an update and check up on each other.  It’s amazing how close the IF world is – we are definitely not alone! 

Just about five weeks ago a co-worker, V.,  was talking to me about an upcoming procedure she was going to have in the next week to repair her fallopian tubes to hopefully get her and her husband on their way to their first baby.  Another co-worker, M, just passing by overheard us talking and went on to share her story.  M is newly married for the second time, and she and her husband would like to have a child together.  After the birth of her fifth child she had her tubes tied.   (Oh yes, there are five of them already, including a set of twins conceived naturally).  She was scheduled to have an out-patient procedure to have the tubal ligation reversed that week.

Today, five weeks later, she is pregnant.

I am in awe.


And just ’cause you’ll probably need it after that true story:

Cream Cheese Butter Cake

8 oz soft cream cheese

1/2 c warm water

1 box butter cake mix

2 tbsp softened butter

1/2 c sugar

1/2 c oil

4 eggs, room temp


Mix together the cream cheese and water with mixer.

Add cake mix and butter, mix

Add sugar and oil, mix

Add eggs 1 at a time, mixing well

Grease and flour pan, bake at 325 for 45 min.

I’ve made it in a typical rectangular cake pan and in a bundt pan, and both came out great.  I usually use cream cheese frosting.  For a bundt, I heat the frosting in the microwave and pour it over the top. 

My husband is so vanilla he actually eats it with vanilla ice cream.  That’s a lotta vanilla.


9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Michelle
    Aug 08, 2009 @ 00:01:36

    It is so nice to be able to have IRL people to talk to about this CRAP!

    That cake sounds so YUMMY!


  2. iamstacey
    Aug 08, 2009 @ 00:30:43

    It IS nice! The cake is wonderful and SO easy! I can’t cook worth a crap but that recipe always comes out great.


  3. Pie
    Aug 08, 2009 @ 09:36:11

    Mmmmm, that sounds ymmy, Might have to make that tomorrow.

    Just catching up on your blog. Glad to hear the IUI went off well, and keeping my fingers crossed for you thru the 2WW. How are you doing? Gonna POAS?


  4. Kate
    Aug 08, 2009 @ 12:13:03

    Have I said lately that I love your blog? You share a “Seriously WTF!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!” story and then follow up with just what I need to deal with that feeling 🙂


  5. meinsideout
    Aug 09, 2009 @ 19:01:27

    Wow. On both the story and the cake – I will be trying that.


  6. Clare
    Aug 10, 2009 @ 15:47:36

    That cake is dangerous! I’m gonna make it when I need some serious comfort food!


  7. iamstacey
    Aug 10, 2009 @ 20:44:09

    It’s wonderful! And so easy!


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