Saturday, October 27, 2012

My box full of tricks

Today is the day that I break into my box full of tricks. I start stims for IVF tonight. I really can't believe that this is happening. So what's the plan you may ask??? Well I will do 187.5iu of Gonal F and 75iu of Menopur. This dosage will be for Saturday, Sunday and Monday night then I will head in for monitoring on Tuesday morning to see how things are going.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

All aboard the IVF Train

Today marks my last day on BCP's. 19 long days have come and gone and I am finally done. This IVF train is leaving the station. Early morning baseline monitoring tomorrow to show that all looks good and then get my calendar to start shots on Saturday. I can't believe this is actually happening. I feel like someone needs to pinch me.

Where have I been?

Since my lasy post I have been sailing the blue ocean. I went on a 7 day Disney Cruise and had a blast!!!
Here are a few pictures of the paradise we visited. St. Thomas, St. Maarten, and Castaway Cay. I know that I can hear a couple of you right now saying that you would never go on a Disney cruise because there are too many kids. Well you are wrong my friends. There are so many adult only areas that you can sometimes forget that there are even kids onboard. And if you have kids it is awesome too because there is so much for them to do in the private kids clubs that they don't even want to be around their parents. So totally a win, win situation if you ask me. We had such a great time on our cruise that we even booked our next cruise for November 2013, I can't wait!!!!!

As much as I was sad for the cruise to end I was happy because on my drive home I got to visit my best friend Katie (you can check her out here) I also got to meet her beautiful twins for the first time. I am in love with them!!! (Katie, you did a great job!!) After my short stop at Katie's it was back home so that we could get back to work to pay for everything. Work has been out of control busy since I got back so that is why I haven't posted. Don't worry though, things are starting to get exciting around here so I promise there will be more updates on the way and I promise I won't make you wait too long.

I think that Joe was thinking about seeing if he could transfer down to Castway Cay. I'm game!!!!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012


I often find myself entering into all sorts of sweepstakes in the hopes that I may win something exciting like a new house, new car or even a kitchen makeover. Of course I never win anything like that, EVER!! But a girl has to be able to dream, right?
Well this morning I actually won something. Okay, it wasn't something big like a house or a car. But you have to start somewhere, right? I woke up to am email from explaining that I had won a free book giveaway. The book is called Let's Eat: Recipes from My Kitchen Notebook. They tell me it takes about a month for the book to arrive. I can't wait!!!!! Because is there is one thing you know about me, it's that I love food. So how can I go wrong with this book.
Once it arrives I will let you know and of course give you a little review.
Let's Eat: Recipes from My Kitchen Notebook

Monday, October 1, 2012

The Positives and Negatives

Today is 15dpiui and beta day. I woke up early and decided to POAS. It was the first time I did it this cycle, but the outcome was no different than any other cycle. Yep that's right it was a Big Fat Negative. I still went into the RE and had the blood draw done for my beta and now I await the call from my nurse. I haven't cried about it yet today, which seems weird to me. I am upset, no better yet I am pissed that 5 IUI's and nothing. What gives???
But with each negative there is a positive. Not being pregnant now means that I can drink while we are on our cruise next week. I fully intend on enjoying myself on this cruise. I will take this time to reset my mind to gear up for IVF. I'm not really sure how/when the whole process starts(I will know more when Nurse D calls). I know that I will be starting BCP at some point in time, probably this week. And double good news about my next cycle starting sometime this week means I won't be on my period while we are on the cruise either. Can you say winning????