Monday, January 30, 2012

One Week Down

I have had lots of questions from people so far. How is it doing? Do you know anything? Do you feel different? How are you passing the time?

I am doing good. I am trying not to think too much about it. When I think too much about it I start to get really excited. Excited that this could really be it, that I could be pregnant right now. It all gets so real. But then I also get super nervous that AF is going to come, that this won't work and then I try to prepare myself for the letdown. This is about the point my head start to spin and I force myself to think about something else. The unknown is killing me!

I don't feel different yet. Today is 7DPO so it would be the first day the embryos could be implanting, so naturally I wouldn't have been able to feel anything before today.

And to pass that time, I have consumed myself with getting my house in order! I have been doing more unpacking, picking out paint colours, looking up DIY decor ideas, etc. Hopefully our flooring and painting can be done in the next few weeks so I can start putting stuff up on the walls and unpack the rest of the house!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

S & A

I had the privilege of taking engagement photos for Eric's brother and his fiancé, who also happens to be my best friend! It was a lot of fun! I am really looking forward to their wedding this summer!

Monday, January 23, 2012


Well, today was the day.

It's almost anti-climactic. It's done and over. I did the injections, I've had the IUI. I don't feel different, other than slight cramps. Should I?

I am trying to stay calm for the next two weeks. I am going to have to keep myself busy with stuff. We should be painting out house and getting new flooring in the next while, so that is something to distract myself with and keep busy with. After that is done I can start hanging things on the wall and making this house feel more like a home. I can't wait to feel more settled!

I now have this strong desire to buy baby stuff. I found a car seat and stroller combo today, and ALMOST bought it. If it wasn't for my level headed husband, I probably would have. It was the perfect color, and its was on sale. But the stroller was kinda cheap, and we have done no research on what would be the best. I wast just colour blind I guess.

Our other debate now, is who to tell and when. Ideally we would just tell close family until 12 weeks. But nothing about our situation has been ideal so far. And because I have been so open on this blog, everyone will know something is up if I don't post about it. So for now, if I don't say anything on here, I hope you will understand. And PLEASE don't say anything on Facebook if you have questions. 

Saturday, January 21, 2012

U/S #3

Still 3 follicles in the running! They were all around 18mm today. I took my last dose of Gonal-F today. Tomorrow (Saturday) I trigger with HGC, which apparently I will get a rash from, then Monday is the AI day! I also start Prometrium on Sunday.

I am getting really excited, but I am also trying to say calm and not be stressed!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

U/S #2

We have 3 follies in the running. The Dr. said it was a perfect amount! I am gong back Friday morning for another u/s, and probably triggering Friday or Saturday with AI Sunday or Monday!

I don't wanna get ahead of myself, but can you imagine if I would have triplets! Life would sure change. I would be one busy woman! 

Monday, January 16, 2012

First Monitoring!

I had my first monitoring appointment this morning. I paid the $700 clinic fee and then waited in a packed room. I was on the of the last ones there, so I knew I would have to wait the longest. I got my bloodwork taken first, and even that nurse commented on how busy it was today. A while later I was taken for an ultrasound. There was a resident there who started the u/s, then Dr. T came in to double check.

From what I saw/heard, I have 5 follicles on the left and 2-3 on the right. The ones on the right looked bigger to me. I picked up another two days/$300 worth of Gonal F for today and tomorrow, then I go back Wednesday morning for the same thing. Then I will see if I need more meds after that or not.

But from my calculations 8 follicles is too many for an IUI. I don't want to jump to conclusions, but if they all continue to grow this cycle will have to be cancelled or switched to IVF. And I ain't gone do no needles for nuthin'. (Sorry, I read The Help all weekend! Amazing book, BTW)

So glad this is all in God's hands. Thanks so much for all the prayers I have been receiving! 

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Day 3!

I am on Day 3 of injections today. I started Gonal-F today as well, so I did two injections today. I am finding them easier to do than I thought it would be.So far I have been feeling great!

We are slowly unpacking the house. I started the bedroom today. I am running our of clean clothes to wear, so it was time. I am hoping to get it done by tomorrow night. 

We have Eric's cousin and her friend Mandy staying with us until the end of the January when their school semester ends. It will prove a challenge for me to take care of them for the month! Making sure they get where they need to go, making food that they like, making sure they have lunch, etc. Eric and I are so used to doing our own thing. 

Monday, January 09, 2012

Big Changes

Wow! These past few days have sure been busy and eventful! I think I need to break in down into point form:

-I started injections today! I am doing 20 units of Suprefact for 4 days, then on the third day of that I start 150mg of Gonal-F ( Tuesday) for 6 days, then Monday the 16th I go in for bloodwork and ultrasound at 8 am, and then we will see where to go from there! I was so nervous to do the first injection. I did it myself, it took a few attempts until I could actually work up the courage to poke it in. But it was actually super easy and didn't hurt at all.

- We are (mostly) moved in to our new house! I will have pictures up very soon. This is the main reason I have not posted in a few days. We have been very busy with packing, moving and unpacking. The farm is up and running full swing again, so Eric is very busy with that. Have I ever posted where we are moving to?

Well we are buying half the family turkey farm from Eric's uncle, so we are also buying their house which is on the farm yard. It is the same house that Eric's dad grew up in, so we are the 3rd generation of turkey farmers to live in in this house. It is a beautiful house. I am so thankful to have all this space.

Eric is also LOVING living on the farm yard, so close to work. He really enjoys farming, he always gets a little antsy when it is the slow season. He likes to keep busy with work. It makes me so happy to see him happy about this new stage in our life! I am looking forward to when I can be at home with little ones, when he can just walk home for lunch. This is partly my dream too, I have always wanted to live on a farm!

-Eric's brother Sean asked my very dear friend Alyssa to marry him this weekend. I am so excited to have another sister, especially one as wonderful as her! We have had a lot of fun planning the wedding so far, and I am looking forward to doing more. We are going dress shopping tomorrow!

I guess that is it for tonight! This post ended up being more wordy than I originally planned. I don't like long wordy posts without pictures. Sorry about that. To make up for it here is a picture I took today of Sean and Alyssa!

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Last One!

Today I took my last BCP!! Now I just have to wait for AF to come and then call Heartland for directions  as to when to start injections! I am thinking by Friday I will get started.  Can't believe it is here already. I am really feeling the positive vibes for this month!
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