Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The Big Day

My RE's office decided that they were going to take an extra long weekend, so that meant that I was going to have to do the same. There was no doctor in the Annapolis office so I had to go to the main office in Rockville for my IUI. DH got home from work Friday morning and we got all showered up and ready for the big day. We hit the road and went to Rockville. DH had his appointment at 9:30am and mine was at 11:00am. We decided to not leave the office between appointments so we just hung out in the waiting room watching The Today Show and reading. When it came time for my appointment it was quick in and out in less than 10 minutes.
After the appointment we went for lunch at one of our favorite places and then went all around Rockville to some our favorite stores. All in all it was an excellent day. Now let's hope these next two weeks fly bye with some positive results at the end.

All systems go

Well it looks like my body did what it needed to do. After 5 days of Clomid and 2 vials of Bravelle my ovaries decided to wake up. I went in this morning for my monitoring appointment which is the usual bloodwork and ultrasound (aka vag cam). As the tech was doing her thing I was trying to figure out exactlly what she was looking at at what she was measuring. Well it turns out that 6 of my follicles started to respond. Two of which are large enough for them to call them mature and makes me ready to trigger. I have 1 follicle at 23mm another at 18mm (those are the mature ones) then I have 4 that are in the 13-16mm range and will probably have no chance of catching up.
So now here is the plan. Sometime tonight between 6pm and midnight I will do the trigger shot. Then on Friday morning the hubby and I will head to Rockville for his appointment at 9:30am and then mine at 11:00am. I am kind of bummed that we will not be able to do the IUI in my normal office in Annapolis and instead have to go to the main office in Rockville all because some doctor is taking an extra long weekend. At least it means that I get to take an extra long weekend too!!! So that is kind of exciting. What is also exciting is that because we are going all the way out to Rockville we are going to make a date out of it. We will go to my favorite spice store Penzeys. Then after we are all done at the Dr. it should be right around lunch time and we have decided that we are going to one of our favorite restuarants that happens to be in the area bd's Mongolian Grill. Yes all you TTC'ers out there we are going to bd's, LOL!!!I think it is only approriate right after and IUI, don't you? I am so excited about everything!!!! IUI, Shopping, Eating and an Extra Long Weekend, does it get any better than that??? Hopefully I will let you know in 2 weeks. ;-)

Monday, May 21, 2012

Moving right along

So 5 days of Clomid under my belt. Nothing major to report. I took my pill every night at about 9:30pm. I did have a headache about two hours after I took my first dose. The headache was still there when I woke up in the morning. I tried to let it go away on it's own but after a few hours and no luck I decided to take one 500mg Tylenol and within an hour that headache was gone for good. Sunday I had the day off from meds which was nice since we were celebrating my nephews 1st birthday.
Today is the day I get to see how good the hubby is with a needle....I mean he is a paramedic so he should be pretty good, right? Tonight I will do 150units of Bravelle (that's 2 vials, thank goodness it in done in 1 shot and not 2). I must admit I am nervous but it is only one shot and the needle is really small. I will try to remember to take pictures and update how it all goes. I just wish I knew if this medication is working...Guess we will find out on Wednesday when I head in for my next monitoring appoitment.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

It's just like Christmas

When I walked through the door hubby was laying there on the couch taking a nap. I walked over to him and gave him a kiss. He sat up and we started to talk about how my appointment went that morning. As we were talking I walked into the kitchen to grab the scissors so that I could open that box that was sitting on the love seat. As soon as I got the box open and started emptying it's contents I looked over to DH and could see his eyes were wide and he had a huge smile on his face. I am sure that is there was a mirror around I would have seen the same look on my face. We were both so excited about what this all means. We both felt like kids on Christmas morning, so excited about the gifts that we were getting. I know that it might be a little crazy to be excited of medicine but this is so much more to us. This is the hope that some day soon we will be able to add to our family. I just can't wait for that day.

Day 1 of my first medication (Clomid) is under my belt. I took the pill at about 9:30pm and went to bed around 11:30pm. I did have a little bit of a headache when I went to bed. I am not sure if that has anything to do with the meds or if I didn't drink enough water throughout the day. I woke up this morning and the headache was still there. It got better after I showered and I have increased my water a little bit so far today and it seems to be getting better so I am going with the fact that perhaps I was just dehydrated.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Start your engines

Woke up early this morning so that I could go to the RE. I am not really a morning person so doing this is a huge step for me. It is CD3 and that means time for the blood work and ultrasound and wait for the nurse to call me back. Apparently the lab and my nurse rock!!! Nurse D called me at 11:45 am with the great news that all looks good. So now, provided my box of medication arrives today like the pharmacy promises I will start the meds. The plan is Clomid CD3-7 then Bravelle on CD9 then back for another ulrasound and blood work on CD11 (May23rd). At that appointment they will see how things look and see if I can trigger  that night or if I need to wait for a little more growth. So it looks like it is time to start my engines, or in this case my ovaries.

Monday, May 14, 2012

What I've been waiting for...

Well not exactly. In a perfect world I would have already been pregnant, as we know the world is not perfect. I am officially moving on to the next part of my journey. Maybe this really is the start of something good. I officially started yet another cycle on Sunday which happened to be Mother's Day. It was bitter sweet, but it was the first time in a year and a half that I did not cry when my cycle started. That is a big step for me. I guess the reason for no tears to start this cycle is because I am so hopeful. This will be my first (and hopefully only) medicated IUI cycle. I have scheduled my monitoring appointment for 7:15am tomorrow. I am so not a morning person, but for this I can totally make an exception. I have confirmed this appointment with Nurse D, so after my ultrasound and blood work she will go over my calendar as to what I need to do. I have also confirmed with the specialty pharmacy that all of my medication will arrive tomorrow. All I have to say is thank goodness for insurance. I am so excited and nervous all at the same time. I really can't believe that this is finally happening. WOOOHOOO!!!!!!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Low key weekend

Exciting news!!! I just got a phone call from my pharmacy and it looks like they will be sending out my meds to arrive on Tuesday. This should be perfect timing for my next cycle which will be a medicated IUI cycle. By the look at my chart this morning CD 1 should be here any moment (I kind of hope it holds out until Sunday). 

In other news it looks like I have a pretty low key weekend planned. The hubby is working overtime today and his normal shift tomorrow so that leaves me with a lot of me time. I figured I should put a list of things I would like to do and need to do together in an effort to get as much done as possible. If I can get lots done while he is at work then we can lounge around and just enjoy each others company on Sunday. Yeah right, that will never happen. I am sure we will be working on the storage/washing room some more. So here is my list of things that I would like to get done:
  1. Manicure
  2. Pedicure
  3. Finish 50 Shades of Grey
  4. Read and complete the homework for my boater's safety course
  5. Cut the grass
  6. Weed the flower beds
  7. Start the stone work to edge the flower beds
  8. Laundry
  9. Work out Friday, Saturday and Sunday
I am sure that I will not get all of these items checked off but if I could get through most of them I would be so proud of myself. I hope everyone out there has a great weekend.

Monday, May 7, 2012

What a Weekend!!!

Well Friday morning 4:00am my alarm went off and DH and I got up to get ready to head south. We pulled out of the driveway at 10 minutes to 5. A quick stop at Dunkin Donuts and we were on our way to Atlanta. I was so nervous that with such a long trip I wouldn't manage to be able to get all my 10,000 steps in but somehow I did it. We stopped at a few rest stops on our way down and once we got there we took K&J's dog for a walk to ensure that I got all my steps in.
We made it to Atlanta around 5pm and after a quick walk around the neighborhood we went to dinner. We went to this really cool place called Six Feet Under if you are ever in the area you should check it out. Yummy seafood and an amazing drink selection. I had the Shrimp Po Boy and a Blueberry Lemonade, AMAZING!!!
Saturday morning DH and I got up and went out for a run around the neighborhood before we were all ready to head out for the day. Once we left the house for the day we our first stop was breakfast at The Flying Biscuit Cafe. After our bellies were nice and full we made a quick stop at Best Buy and then on to see the place where are friend are building their house. We drove all around the community that K&J purchased in and we did a drive by on some of the other houses that their builder did then we took a trip into downtown Senioa. We did some serious walking that day, poor K and her feet did not like all the walking but she was such a trooper.
After a quick rest back at the K&J homestead we were ready to head out for dinner and our Cinco de Mayo celebration. We invited some of their neighbors a.k.a. The Usual Suspects and went to Verde. Also another place work trying if you happen to be in the area. Watermelon Margaritas and yummy tacos, can you ask for anything more when celebrating Cinco de Mayo? No one got crazy but we really had a good time, then back to the homestead to chill for the night since we had a long drive back home on Sunday.
Sunday morning K cooked the most amazing sticky buns while DH and I went for a walk. We got back from our walk and ate then got cleaned up and headed back home to Maryland. It was such a great weekend but just not long enough. It was so great to see my friends, I can't believe that the next time I see her she will have outside babies.   

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Countdown to the weekend

If only the days of the week would go bye faster. I had a great weekend last weekend as we got so much work done on our house. But I am really looking forward to this weekend. This is the weekend that my husband and I are heading to Atlanta to see my best friend. I have no idea what we will do while we are there and yet I am still so excited. To tell you the truth I don't even care if we do nothing, it will just be nice to hang out with her again. I do have a small list of things that will need to be done while I am there.
1. See the place where her and her hubby are in the process of building their new house.
2. Eat some tacos, since we will be there for Cinco de Mayo.
That's really all I've got at this point. We all love food so there will be lots of eating done. I just need to make sure that I get my 10,000 steps in each day.

Now I just need to get through my workday today and tomorrow and then we will head south. I can't wait!!!