Tuesday, January 31, 2012


I just realized that many of the blogs I follow are not over on the right.  HMMM, going to have to get that corrected ASAP.


I went to the doctor yesterday morning.  The doctor, himself, drew my blood.  I have never had an actual doctor draw blood!  I was impressed. I also have no bruise today which is very impressive.  Then I went and had an ultrasound of my ovaries.  The Doctor performed the ultrasound too!  Again, in the past nine months I have had several ultrasounds and non of them were done by the doctor!  Dr. said I should be very proud of my ovaries.  They look great...both of them.  They are showing multiple follicles so that is great too.

So, here is the plan for the next nine days or so...
  Jan 30-Feb.3 take the clomid
  Feb 6 - have the HSG
  Feb 7 start the OPK, once I get a positive on the OPK, I will have the IUI the next day.
  Feb 8 - another scan of my ovaries
  Then I will go into the dreaded 2 week wait...I reminded the doctor that I tend to ovulate on CD12, he told me that with the Clomid, it may make me ovulate a bit later.  So...ideally I would like to have the IUI on Feb 9th.  (My birthday, in case I haven't mentioned it, LOL!)

I really think that this is going to work, I BELIEVE it will work!!!  I BELIEVE that I will have a take home baby/ies this year!

I spoke to my cousin last night.  he is in residency for OB/GYN.  He said everything sounds great and standard.  I have no explanation for not getting pregnant other than my hubby is three hours away most of the time!  He believes that this will be successful!


Saturday, January 28, 2012

CD1 **Updated**

 If you are not interested in reading all about my female issues and the process of the IUI, then stop reading (although, I think there are only a handful of people who read...) 

So, I started my period today.  I have never prayed so hard for Aunt Flo to start!  I am going to call the doctor about 9:00 am.  But I am assuming that I will be making a trip to Cleveland on Monday for labwork and an ultrasound.  I will also start taking the Clomid.  I am SO excited.  I can't stand it!


I called the doctor this morning and I am to be at the clinic between 7:30-9:30.  I will probably get there about 8. 

Sunday, January 22, 2012


Yes, I am still running.  The fertility doctor told me 20-25 miles per week.  So far I haven't hit that number since it seems to be so cold.

I went out this am and ran 6.  It was awesome.  The sun was shining and it is actually really nice to run without a training program in place.  This is the first time since 2004, that I haven't been training for a May half marathon/full marathon.  I am just running for fun. 

The temp this am was 14 when we started and about 20 when I finished.  Now I am bundled up in sweats and a blanket.  Getting ready to take a nap.  I haven't gotten one in awhile, so I am going to enjoy!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Yesterday was Jeff's appointment at the fertility doctor. He had blood work done as well as a urine test, then...he had to leave a 'sample'  I win best wife of the year, since I encouraged my hubby to look at porn!  HA!  We are at the point where we just want to be pregnant that it doesn't matter anymore what we have to do.  As I told him, at least he got to be behind a locked door, everything for me is for several eyes and people present!

When our child(ren) ask if we planned them, the answer will be YES!  Baby, you are very planned!

WOW!  I had to stop posting to answer the phone it was the dr.  He called to give an update.  Jeff's sample was good.  His swimmers are fast swimmers and all looks good!  YEAH!!!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Weekend Update

Jeff and I were busy this weekend.  I hate those kinds of weekends. 

Yesterday we cleaned and cleaned some more.  We had an OPEN HOUSE today. 

We got up this morning and cleaned more!  I have done 9 loads of laundry this weekend all lfolded and put away!  GO ME!

We had the OPEN HOUSE and I was told to not expect much.  It is 'that time of year' where people don't come out to look.  Our realtor told me he wasn't expecting anyone.  WELL, we had two families!  yes, two.  SO now we wait and see...PLEASE HOUSE SELLING gods...help us get this house sold!

Tomorrow is the appointment for Jeff and his swimmers. :) 

We are moving forward!  I needed this past week!

Tomorrow I am also going to get out to run.  I canceled my run this am for fear of not having enough time.  So I need to get out to run.

Last week at Weight Watchers I lost 4.2 pounds...how?  not sure!  But a loss is good!!!

Now let's get me a baby!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

WOW - A new plan and renewed excitement

So, I went today to see the Fertility Specialist!  Can I just say WOW!  He is amazing!  I immediately liked him.  He called me back to his room (after I filled out a million forms) himself.  We went to his office and we just talked.  He said he doesn't believe we have a fertility problem.  He believes that we have a timing issue based on the fact that my husband is 2.5 hours away Monday morning until Friday evening. 

So here is what he said:
First, he told me I no longer need to take my temperature everyday.  (Yippeeeeeee!!!)  He said that temping is great, but I have done it everyday for the past nine month at 4:30 am.  He can tell I am ovulating based on my labwork and the past temp.

Secondly, I no longer need to use my Ovulation Prediction Kits.  I will use the ones he provides me.

Third, he said his job is to get me pregnant the safest, cheapest and fastest way possible.


the Plan:

We are going to start with IUI next month!!!!!
Jeff will leave a 'deposit' on Monday.  The 'deposit' will be frozen to use for the IUI
On Day One of my next cycle I will call his office and set up CD 3 testing as well as my HSG.  On CD 3 I will also start Clomid
I will be monitored with ultrasound and his ovulation prediction kit and when I am ovulating we will do the IUI. 

I am VERY excited, we are moving forward and we WILL have a baby by the end of 2012!!!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Where do we go from here?

So, the doctor called me Monday about my CD3 blood work.  He said everything was normal.  I asked him about an AMH (I think that is what it is called) it measures the amount of eggs you have and the quality.  He said that he couldn't do that test but he would refer me to a Fertility Specialist if I was interested.  I told him that I think that would be great.  So, he said that based upon my age and the fact that it has been 6 months since the miscarriage, he thought it was time.  So he did the referral and gave me the doctors name and number and told me he would send everything over to them.

I called and fully expected to WAIT longer to see a specialist and GUESS WHAT...I am going TOMORROW.  The nurse told me that my waiting for appointments is DONE!  She said that they will do what needs to be done to get me pregnant!  Just what I needed to hear.

So, look tomorrow for a new plan.

On an entirely different subject.  The weather has been FABULOUS for NE Ohio.  I have run for the past five days.  Planning on the rest of the week but we have to see about this front that is allegedly coming in for Thursday!

Friday, January 6, 2012


I had my pity party and now feel better. I have to remember "I" am not in control.  "HE" is in control.  I need to step back and allow him to lead me.

I am borrowing this quote from a friend of mine.  I read it yesterday and it really spoke to me.  I want to print it out and frame it next to my bed.

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding." Proverbs 3:5

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Pity...party of one...Pity?

So far this year isn't going so hot.  I guess, I should be happy that in the snow storm I have run 3 times this year.  I did get my Cycle Day 3 labwork done (waiting for results).  I am still scheduled to get more labwork done after I ovulate.  The HSG test cannot get scheduled for this cycle.  This is the test I have been trying to get done since October.  This time there is no radiologist who is able to assist on the procedure.  I am very upset by this and after shedding some tears, I am trying to pick myself back up.

It is SO hard with Jeff gone Monday morning through Friday evenings.  I miss him even if we just sit on our couches and watch TV together at least we are TOGETHER.  Last night I came home from running, took a shower and sat by myself  until I decided to just go to bed to watch TV.  It is so lonely.

I am really struggling with the fact that I should be having a baby in six weeks instead of still trying to get pregnant.  I am still not 'over' losing the baby.  Apparently, everyone things I should be fine and dandy, but I am not, maybe I would feel better if I were pregnant again, but maybe not.  I am still mourning the loss of our first baby.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

2012 items to strive for!

I don't want to make resolutions for 2012. I am aiming for goals. Somehow that sounds better!

Get pregnant and stay pregnant for 9 months
Sell our house and move to Delaware, OH
Try to run at least 4 times a week.
Try to eat clean. I need to clean it up, big time
Try to do a Bible study at least quarterly.
Try to keep to my house cleaning schedule
DECLUTTER...this is good we are moving...I don't want to move crap
Finish watching the TV show "How I met your Mother"

I think that is good enough for today. The first two items are the most important. I will be calling the doctor this week to get the testing show on the road!