Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Day 7 of Stims......Coasting.........Wheeeeeeeeeeeeee

Well, this is turning into quite the eventful IVF cycle! I am what you would call a hyper-responder. You would think this would be a good thing but apparently it is not! The RE called me today to tell me my numbers jumped from 1600 yesterday to 3186 today. So they want me to stop taking my Gonal F tonight and only take my Lupron. They said I can coast for up to 4 days with no problems so hopefully my numbers will jump down tomorrow to under 3000 and my follies will continue to grow no problem and everything will work out. Which I am sure it will and if not well, oh well, we can just consider this a "learning" cycle and hopefully have better luck next time. But seriously, pray my numbers go down!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Day 6 of Stims

Well, Well, Well. I had my ultrasound and bloodwork this morning. I have over 20 big follies and more smaller ones. I am really starting to feel them too! Its so strange! So, the nurse called and said Dr. Nulsen wants me to reduce my Gonal F to 75iu's and go in for bloodwork again tomorrow! The good news is my E2 levels are starting to level out and they were only at 1648 today! They were thrilled! I am too! Then I have my ultrasound and bloodwork scheduled for Wednesday too and hopefully..........I am praying they will give me a ER date at that appt!!! I just want these eggs outta me!!!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Day 5 of Stims

Well, my E2 levels were 1100 today! Yikes. They doubled since yesterday. Now I am getting worried!! They reduced my Gonal F again to 112 so hopefully they dont freaking double again tomorrow! So tomorrow I go for another ultrasound and more bloodwork. I am so nervous!!! I just dont want to overstim and have this cycle be cancelled but I have a feeling thats where we are headed.

And to get my mind of off my IVF cycle this month I am clearing out the 3rd bedroom.....its currently my "office" that I dont use. And getting it ready to be a nursery! I know, I know.....kinda premature to start planning the nursery but hey, I'm gonnna have kids one day whether or not I get pregnant on my own or we end up adopting so It will eventually be used!

Well, I am off to clean out my closet......Its a wreck. I can't find half of my shoes and can't stand it any more!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Day 4 of Stims

Okay, I'm starting to feel something......particularly something in my left ovary! I went for my bloodwork and ultrasound this morning. I have 5 good size follies on the right side and 3 of the left (dont ask me why my left size hurts more?) the RE said there are lots of other follies but they are not big enough to count yet but she said they will be in a few days and she expects "lots more" eeek. Scary. My E2 levels are 525 today and they reduced my dose of Gonal F again today to 187. I have to go for more bloodwork AGAIN tomorrow morning. Then I have another appt for Monday for more bloodwork and another ultrasound. Yippee......this is just so much fun! Lol....insert sarcasm here.

So, on a side note, Its been a good day today. I got up at 6:00, got to the Re's for 7:45, then Gary and I went out for breakfast at Denny's, then we went to Old Navy where I got some T-shirts and a couple zip up hoodies, then we went to Kohls and I got a pair of flip flops and Dh got some T-shirts, then we came home and cleaned the house. Now I am contemplating what to do for the rest of the day......Its only 6? I am thinking maybe we should go out to eat???? I dont feel like cooking.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Day 3 of Stims

Well, I am on day 3 of my Gonal F and I don't feel any different. I don't know what I was expecting to feel......but I don't feel it! So I had to go for bloodwork this morning. That was a nightmare. The girl didn't get my vein right so she had to move to the other arm so now I have two bruised arms and I have to go back for more bloodwork in the freaking morning. I dont have a vein left to poke! I hope I dont get her again tomorrow! So, I get to have more bloodwork and a ultrasound done again tomorrow. I can't wait to see how many follies I have and try to find out when they think my ER and ET day is going to be! As nervous as I am about being put under for the ER I am actually kinda excited! I can't wait to just get this all done and over with and get in the TWW! Hopefully by this time next week I will be just about done with this craziness!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

"I wish my husband would stand there like that"

Thats exactly what a woman in the isle said to Gary as he was standing there patiently waiting for me to pick out the perfect pocketbook. At that moment I realized I really do have the greatest husband in the whole entire world. So, I was wandering around and around looking at the pocketbooks and had 3 of them wrapped around my shoulder, I didn't really feel like I "loved" any of them though. I was trying to explain to Gary what I was looking for so he could help me look although, its kinda hard to explain a Hobo bag to any man. After I think he has the concept of the Hobo bag down and we are looking Gary points to a girl down the end of the isle. I couldn't figure out for the life of me why he was pointing at her so after me snipping "what" five times in a row at him he says to me "Is that a Hobo bag"? Sure enough she had the perfect bag wrapped around HER arm! She had that look of uncertainty about her as she wandered around looking at the rest of the bags, the look that said "Do I really love this bag, or do I really wanna spend this much money tonight" I knew it was only a matter of time before she put it back down and when she did I was gonna be there to grab it! Finally after following her down every isle trying to look non-chalant I decided she was onto me and was getting teritorial. You know how woman are, if they think you want something they have then suddenly they want it more? So, I backed off......way off. I went to look at the wallets while she wandered a little more, but I had Gary stay close enough to the hats to keep a good eye on her. Suddenly, I lost her??? And my bag? I had no idea where she went and thought maybe she headed to the register with my bag!! Next thing you know Gary rounds the corner with a smirk on his face and my Hobo bag in his hands! At first I thought maybe he mugged her for his hormonal wife? But she eventually put the bag down and when she did Gary was there to snag it! After I got the bag and looked at the tag I knew why she put it down......$129.00 for a bag?? But Gary said that because I have been so good with my IVF cycle so far he didn't care if I bought the bag. And it was so pretty.......a beautiful cream color, perfect for spring, and Italian leather....how could I say no to a husband who was telling me to buy it?? So, off the register I went! And home with my new bag I am!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Stimulate me baby-Day 1 of Stims!

So, I went in today for my baseline and needless to say it was pretty gross......there is nothing like having a ultrasound probe stuck in your bloody va-jay jay! So much fun! The good news is I got to reduce my dose of lupron (thank goodness because I am starting to go loopy from it)and I got the okay to start my Gonal-F today. So, Dh gave me my Gonal-F while I did the Lupron at the same time. So that was my exciting day! I get to go back on Friday for more bloodwork! Yippee.

Monday, March 23, 2009

My crazy black lab.....

So, it is amazing my lab has lived to be 4. Its not that we are not good lab owners or don't take care of our dogs, but really you would have to own a lab to understand what I am talking about. Harley has managed (in the 4 years we have had him) to single handedly eat shingles off the side of my house, the side of my couch (while my niece was dog-sitting and fell asleep for 10 minutes) countless pairs of my panties, heals off of days old pairs of new expensive boots, corners of my chair railing in the kitchen, and to top it all of tonight he decided to sneak into the office where we have all of our kitchen stuff stored while we are remodeling and somehow managed to wriggle the top off of a huge Tupperware storage container and pull out a bottle of puzzle glue!

I wish he stopped there............nope, he chewed the top off and proceeded to lick as much of it as he possibly could out before Gary caught him. All I hear from Gary is "this can't be good"......that's never good to hear out of your husbands mouth! After carefully inspecting the bottle it says 100% safe and non-toxic so I think the idiot is safe but man, talk about a scare! So that was my excitement for the night! The lab strikes again!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Shopping Therapy

So, Gary had to work a double shift today, so I thought what better to take up my Friday night than to go shopping with my mom?? So we headed out to the mall. Surrounded by teenagers I started my shopping spree at Macy's looking for a new pair of shoes (I know, I know, I just bought 2 pairs of shoes 2 days ago.....but like I said before, I love shoes!)I instanly spotted a cute pair of ballet flats in 3 great colors! I decided to go with the bronze color after much debating with my mother and trying on the silver and gold ones too. Then I decided I need some new jeans so off to the Gap I went! After picking out 15 different pairs and going through the hastle of trying them on, wondering when the Gaps sizes started running so small, coming out, showing my mom, checking out my butt and deciding they made me look fat I came out with 2 pairs. Which is better than no pairs! I then swung over to New York and Company and found a great grey trench coat that was $90.00 but on sale for 50% off, then I got my 25% off for being a AAA member so came out with the trench for $33.00! Can't beat that! My final stop was at JCPenny's for a new pair of sunglasses that I scored for $15.00! So, that was my night, pretty fun and eventful if I do say so myself!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Babies R not Us!!!!

Okay.............quick rant..........Gary just got a call from a friend of ours that they are expecting their second baby! And he just had to throw in that his wife was only off birth control for 3 days. Oooh way to kick someone when their down huh? Lol! Now, I'm not really upset, maybe a little jealous but not upset. I will just use this as inspiration to keep going!!

The Ugliest Kithen on the planet.......

So, since I have nothing else to blabber about today I thought I would post some "before" pics of the kitchen. Hopefully Gary will be done with it by this weekend and I will be able to post the "after" pictures. Gary started sanding the cabinets in these pictures so they look two toned!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The Joys of New Shoes!

So, yesterday I stopped off and got 2 new pairs of shoes. I love shoes! "Shoe" was actually my first word and if you looked into my closet it would make perfect sense to you! Nothing makes me happier than going out buying a new pair of shoes and getting home and trying them on with all my different outfits. The fun part about doing IVF is I actually have a excuse for buying all my shoes. Each time I come home with a new pair Gary gives me the "whats in the bag and tell me its not another pair of shoes look", and I give him the "I've been shooting myself up with needles and can buy whatever I want look" and then I win and the looks are over with and I run to my room to try on my new shoes!

There is however a downside to new shoes *gasp* Yes, I know its hard to believe but I went to work today with my cute new black Mary Janes on and by 11:00 my feet were killing me, by Noon I was walking around in my barefeet, and by 2:00 I was contemplating going upstairs to our pharmacy to buy some blister bandaids. Unfortunatly my feet were killing me so much in my new awesome looking shoes that it took me 2 hours to get the courage to put the devil shoes back on to walk upstairs! So I got some blister bandaids and a blister sick.....a staple in any shoes fanatics world! The blister stick is made by Bandaid and you just rub it on it magically stops the friction between the shoes and your foot and magically your feet feel better! I know that if I can just wear the shoes for one whole day they will be broken in enough the next time I wear them, but its so hard getting through that first day of hell!

On a seperate note. I am on day 6 of my Lupron! Go me! Only a few more days before I start my Stims!!! And the day I start my stims you better believe I will be going out and buying myself a new pair of shoes!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Holy Gas Batman!

So, since I started on this lupron I have had the worst gas ever! I know this is probably TMI, but its my blog and can talk about what I wanna talk about! So, around noon I got this bright idea to count how many times I **farted** I lost count around 20 something! It is getting to the point where I cant leave my office at work in fear I am going to let one lose in the hall! They are sneaking out at the most inopportune times (like there is ever a good opportunity to fart) ie.....today after work when I stopped at Payless to buy some new shoes and bent down to grab a shoe and TOOT!! Thankfully there was only a 13 year old boy in the isle (dont ask me why a 13 year old boy was in the girls shoe isle??) and I'm older than him and can fart in a isle if I want to! Now Gary would say I am a farting machine at home......honestly, I'm not, I think I fart a normal amount personally. Well, enough about my farting rant. I just realize I said fart a million times in this blog! Lol, I guess "passed gas" would have been more lady like but hey get real......there is nothing lady like about farting! Alright, off to take my gas making lupron! Gassy days here I come!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Needles, Needles who likes needles???

Well, I am in the middle of it now! On Thursday I started my Lupron. Needless to say it was scary. Gary was excited to give it to me, me on the other hand.....not so excited! So, I iced the area (my belly) for about 2 minutes and closed my eyes and clenched my fists and next thing I knew it was done and over with and I didn't even know he did it. So, I guess needles aren't as bad as I thought they would be. So, I stay on the 10 units of Lupron for probably another week and then I go to 5 units and start my stims. Fun! Fun!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Almost D-day

So, the past few days has been a whirlwind. Sunday the Pharmacy called and set up my med order for my IVF and those are being shipped tomorrow. Tomorrow Gary and I have our injection class and then Thursday I go in for my bloodwork and start my Lupron. I have NEVER been so nervous in my whole darned life! It is all happening so fast, I have no idea how I am going to handle all this. I guess, I will just have to take it one day at a time and pray everything goes smoothly. Hopefully in the end I will be holding a adorable little baby in my arms!

Gary is almost done with the kitchen. It is coming out beautiful. I cant wait to see it all done. So far everything is just about done except a couple more coats of paint on the cabinets. I am hoping he can get it all finished before I start my meds.
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