Monday, July 30, 2012

Maybe this week will be better

Last week was crazy!!!! It all started with Monday morning having IUI #3, the hubby had to take off the first part of his shift since I needed him there. We were able to meet at the RE's office, do our thing and then both go back to work. Then work for me was crazy. It was the first week that my boss was gone. I am now doing a million times more work than I used to do. I hope this will be reflected when they do my annual review soon. Then after a crazy day at work it was carnival week at the fire house. So basically every day I woke up around 7am so that I could leave for work by 8am. I would work until 5pm then head home. As soon as I walked in the door I let the dogs outside then I changed into some shorts and a firehouse shirt and then I let the dogs back in the house and then I left for the carnival. I worked at the carnival each night until 10pm and then I would go home do a load of laundry and then go to bed. It really made for a long week. At least it helped me fly through the first week of my 2WW. So only one more week until beta day. I hope that this was it, lucky #3. This week should prove to be pretty busy too but nowhere near as bad as last week...... at least I hope so.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

I'm a bad blogger

It is very possible that I am the worst blogger on earth. I am so sorry that it has been so long since I have provided you with an update. Well let's see where do I begin????? On the TTC front, I am currently in my 2WW. I had IUI#3 on 7/23. My body responded very well to the Clomid and Bravelle again. I had 2 follies on my right side both at 23mm when I triggered so here is to hoping that this time worked. I still have not been able to get my IVF consult moved up so if this IUI is a fail we may try 1 more while waiting for that consult.
Things at work have been crazy!!!! While I was on vacation in June, my boss called me to tell me that he was leaving the company. I started to get very anxious since I had no idea who I would be reporting to and how my job duties would change. My boss gave the company 4 weeks notice so that was nice, since we needed time to wrap up stuff he was working on and redistribute his work load since they will not be replacing him. Well on the Monday of his last week, the company did a huge work reduction and 30 people lost their jobs. I thank goodness was not one of those people. But with the company downsize and the change in my department I have been working my butt off. I have felt like a one legged man in an ass kicking contest. So as if that wasn't a bad enough day, I came home to find my kitchen had flooded while I was at work. So now we are trying to deal with the clean up and repair of that. If it is not one thing it is 20 million other things. I am getting to a better place workwise and our house is getting back to normal so hopefully that will mean that I will become a better blogger. I have missed you all and I hope that you have missed me. I will try to be better.

Friday, July 13, 2012

I'm back

Well after another vaction, this time to Hilton Head, SC I'm back. We had a great time while on vaction. Lots of beach time and lots of great food, both things that I love. The only down side of the vacation was starting my period the day we had to leave. What a double whammy!! Having to end vacation and start a new cycle in the same day, it just doesn't seem fair. So this means that we are on to start IUI#3. We are doing the exact same protocol as the first 2......because apparently my body responds so well. Right?? I would think if it was responding so well I would be pregnant by now :::sigh::: Anyway I went in for my CD3 appointment and we are a go. So tonight I will start the Clomid for 5 days and then I get a day off, then a shot of Bravell and then back in to see what's going on in the ovaries. If all goes as it has the past 2 cycles we are looking at IUI#3 on 7/23.
I spoke with the head nurse today and she and I thought it was a good idea to get on the schedule to have another consult with Dr. M about where we go next (IVF) since we are on the 3rd cycle and that is how many we initally spoke about doing before moving on. I am glad I had the conversation with her since Dr. M's next available appointment isn't until August 22nd. They have put on the wait list so if I can get in before that we will try to do that. Ideally I would like to see him before the first week of August so that we can hopefully roll right into the IVF cycle if we need to. I am still hoping that we won't need to and that IUI#3 will work but I need that back up plan just in case.

Thursday, July 5, 2012


I often hop around blogworld and read various blogs, from cooking, fashion, travel, family, pregnancy, adoption and infertility. Today I was reading a post from a freind who is currently in the long process of International Adoption, You can check out her blog here. It has made me think a lot about adoption and understanding more about the process. Hubby and I have come to the conclusion that it is not a road that we choose to ever go down, but I admire those that do go through with it for their strength in such a trying process. As I was reading her blog I came across a quote which is the purpose of my post today.

As I near the end of yet another 2WW I hope that this is the cycle we have been waiting for. I know deep in my heart that when I do finally get pregnant this will be the baby we have been waiting for and it will be so worth it, but sometimes it just gets really hard to wait for something that you know will be so great.

I hope that you all had an amazing 4th of July!!!!

Monday, July 2, 2012


So perhaps I have been MIA. I have a great excuse though. We did our second IUI on June 22nd, as soon as we left Dr. M's office we hit the road for a week long vacation at the beach in Ocean City, MD. We had such a great time and it really helped keep my mind off that evil 2WW. We actually got back from vacation on Friday night the 29th but a pretty bad storm hit our town and we ended up running fire and ambulance calls until 3am. Saturday we worked on our washroom project which is basically finished. YEAH!!!! Then Saturday afternoon we went to a party and then the hubby and I went out to dinner at Texas Roadhouse, Yummy!!!! Sunday more work around the house and then Monday I am back at work. I am not really a big fan of having to be back at work but at least I only have a 3 day work week before we go on yet another beach vaction. This time we will head to Hilton Head Island, I can't wait!!!!
Sorry that I was MIA. I will try to get better at this blogging thing.