Wednesday, July 25, 2012

I am crazy

I called the doctors on Monday to get repeat lab work.  I was feeling yucky and the girlfriends had stopped aching.  So, I went in at 9:30 for the results.  I was told that sometimes that happens.So I waited, and waited until 1:30 on Tuesday for the results and everything is fine.  I am supposed to take it easy, drink lots of liquids and try not to worry.  That is the tough part.  I have eight days until that first ultrasound.  It is gonna be a long week.  I think based upon last year's first ultrasound, I am nervous that there is going to be a problem.  I will feel better once I know I am on schedule.  Then I have to wait 20 days until my next dr appointment/ultrasound...more waiting.

I do think I reached a feeling of calm Monday evening.  I realized that there is nothing I can do besides what I am already doing for the pregnancy. I can only pray that this baby will be our 'take-home baby'

I am currently 5w3d.  Only 35 more weeks to go!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Almost week 5

I wish that time would go so much faster than it is. I really cannot wait until Friday, August 3 at 9:00 am.  We have out first ultrasound to see how many babies we have growing.  I am trying SO hard not to be nervous.  I will admit I went to the dollar store and bought a bunch of tests so I can pee without spending too much money.  I really wish I would have some morning sickness, so I would know things are 'okay'...I know I might regret that later and I also know that typically morning sickness doesn't start until the sixth week...more waiting.

Jeff starts vacation on July 26 and will be off until Aug 6th.  I can't wait because our official move date is Aug 4th!  SOOOO excited!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Oh my Goodness

I will admit that I had no feelings positive or negative for the IUI.  I was hopeful, but all symptoms, I chalked up to the progesterone side effects.

In an order to keep my sanity, I did POAS Friday morning before I had the lab work.  The line was VERY faint.  Then I wasn't sure if I was just seeing things.  I really didn't believe it.

I went to the lab and they drew my blood.  I reminded them to fax the results to my doctor.

I headed to Columbus.  I stopped at McD's for a sweet tea.  The doctor called and told me that the blood test was positive...barely.  The beta was 25.  I was to get another blood test Monday.  NO PAINTING!  NOT EVEN ALLOWED TO BE IN THE HOUSE WHERE THEY ARE PAINTING!

POAS - Saturday, line darker
POAS - Sunday, Line Darker
POAS - Monday, line darkest yet.

Sunday after leaving the house, I saw a rainbow in the sky.  I felt a feeling of peace.  

Went back to the lab this am for the second beta test at 9:10.  I left there are 9:40. Waited patiently for the dr to call me.

At about 1:00 pm, Dr called and told me that the result is climbing as it should.  Now it is 190!  I have my first Ultrasound on Friday, August 3rd! 

I am SO excited.  I just can't believe it!  We are cautiously optimistic that this will be our take home baby.  I 'think' the due date will be March 25th.

If you are reading this and are my friend in real life or on Facebook, please keep quiet.  We are going to try to wait a few weeks until we make an announcement.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Day two of No Plans

Last week was an odd one.  For my first week off, Jeff was with me all week.  He was off 3 days and worked from home two days.  This has been my first week of not having him here and no work.  UGH. So yesterday, I ran errands, went to Mass, met a friend for Happy Hour.  Today, I got the utilities switched to our name the day we close on the house and went to Mass.  I am walking 6 miles with my friend and I did a load of laundry.  Really what much else can I do.  Once we move it will be a different story.  I want to get unpacked and settled as quickly as possible so I will keep myself busy all day with that.  What to do, what to do...

Sunday, July 8, 2012


so for those not 'hip' on the assisted reproduction lingo, that mean six days past IUI.  I started taking my progesterone on Wednesday.  I don't think I am feeling anything except side effects of the progesterone, which mimic pregnancy.  Who knows, I can't allow myself to read into anything.  I go on Friday for my labwork.  I have contemplated buying HPT, but really what is the point.  I have one test that I will probably take before getting my labwork, so I can prepare myself!

In other news...we are closing in on our house.  I go down next weekend to paint...then Jeff works the following weekend...then my family reunion...then move!  Whoohoooo!  We are closing in on our closing date of July 31st!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

One year later

It was one year ago yesterday that we miscarried. I was very sad all day I was also very crampy I am hoping that we are making another is very difficult to think that we should have an almost five month old here with us rather than in heaven.


Very early Monday morning we drove to Cleveland for my fourth IUI. Jeff still has a good feeling while I am indifferent- nothing good but nothing bad. This IUI was very different. It took two people to get the catheter in and let me tell you it HURT. Sort of like trying to thread a needle I suppose. Finally they went to get a doctor and he pushed Bach and forth and finally got it The procedure normally takes 5 minutes. This took over 30 minutes. I certainly hope they got it where it was supposed to go. We test on Friday, July 13th.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

The 'new' plan

We went to Cleveland yesterday for another scan. My follicles has grown substantially in the just over 24 hours. There was discussion of continuing the IVF cycle as I now have 5 mature follicles. It was decided to have me do my trigger shot last evening and then have my IUI on Monday. I start the progesterone suppositories on Wednesday.

Jeff has a good feeling about this cycle. I feel indifferent- I want to be positive but I just feel like we are wasting our time by doing the IUI. I pray I am wrong. After all, I will be doing the pregnancy test on Friday the 13th. Thirteen is my lucky number. It is my favorite distance to run(half marathon). Also if we get pregnant baby's birthdate will be 3/13. That is pretty cool.