Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Another Day Another Shot!

Well, today is the day I add a new shot to my regimen. Now I will have a morning shot and an evening shot! Good news though... I managed to give myself the morning shot... course I didn't have a choice since Chris was already gone! Lets see what happens tonight! I think its gonna be a day by day thing! I'm getting excited though because today's shot is what will stimulate my ovaries to create follicles... next Monday's sono should show some! Next week is gonna be a busy week... 3 appointments with a possible 4th on Sunday... its all monitoring to see how the eggs and follicles are growing!

On a different note, in the morning Chris is going to the hospital for injections in his back... it has to be done under IV sedation which will probably not be any fun what so ever... Thankfully I just have to hold his hand and make sure he is OK! I'm pretty good at that... He'll be doing the same thing for me in a couple of weeks.

Love these verses...

Isaiah 40:31
But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Mark 11:24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Thanksgiving and shots aplenty

So its been awhile... mostly cause I've been super busy. Between shots everyday, Thanksgiving, Black Friday and my normal routine, I am exhausted!

 I did have all of my little family together on Thanksgiving and it was great! I noticed Ryan was pretty quiet and so I asked him why and said he had forgotten how busy our house is! It's pretty funny since he used to be add to it! I did get a few pictures of us all together.
of course nothing serious at first

This might just be our Christmas card!

My how my family has changed! love love love these guys! Can't believe we are in the process of adding another one (or two)haha, Chris just kidding!

I went to the Dr today for my base line sono. I got a call tonight saying everything looked good, my estrogen was normal. I start the Follistim on Wednesday... hope the shots will get easier cause as of right now they are not... the last 2 days I haven't been able to give them to myself. Thank goodness I have a good hubs and he's willing!

I'm working hard on getting my Christmas shopping done, I really only have Christian left plus stocking stuffers! Yay me! I've got the family tree up, still need the momma tree! All in all it was a great holiday week.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Breaking Dawn

Yesterday was a big day in the Gafford household... We started our IVF officially. I gave myself the first of many injections over the next month. Surprisingly it was easier than I thought, maybe its because I had an audience. I don't know, what I do know is that this mornings shot didn't go so well. I couldn't muster up enough energy to get the needle in my skin. Its like I was in slow motion... Oh well, I did get the shot, just a little more painfully than I would've liked!

the meds

The reason I couldn't find the energy had a lot to do with my late night... Midnight showing of Breaking Dawn

It was great, a few things were a little cheesy maybe but so what?! I loved the wedding and Bella's freak out on the honeymoon . But I think my favorite part was the imprint scene with Jacob and Renesme! All in all I am a little frustrated that I have to wait an entire year for the end. BOO!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Injection Training

Today is the day... I am going for my injection training. Right now, I think I am excited to just get the ball moving. At 1:30 I will probably be nervous as all get out! I'm not really sure what to expect.

I figure there will be a lot of these...

Probably a few of these!
But also a lot of these!

I am super excited that my sister is going to go with me, she will be there for moral support since Chris has to be at work. He had his visit yesterday. So... here's to hoping and praying that this is Gods plan and we are on the right path!

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29: 11- 13

Monday, November 14, 2011

Friday Night Blues

It just occurred to me that last Friday was my last high school football game. BOOOO! I don't know what we are supposed to do now... next August is sure a long way away...

We had a great time in Dallas... let me just say that their new stadium is unfreaking believable! The jumbo tron goes from the 20 yard line to the 20 yard line... crazy big. It makes watching the game kinda hard cause you don't know where to look!
 See how big it is!

Getting ready to play!

Coin toss on the Cowboys Star!

Our Mighty Bulldog Band!

So on Saturday we got up and spent the day in Ft Worth at the Stockyards! We had a great time, walking around and watching all the people! They do a cattle drive down the street twice a day, it was cool. Of course not high paced enough for Chris and Christian!

love this kid!

These guys are so silly but I wouldn't trade em for nothing!

We brought Kaden Kent a mustache party kit home... here he is showing one of them off! Such a funny kid! I think I will keep him!

funny funny boy!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Playoff Weekend Ahead

Geez, I sure have been missing lately... Its been crazy busy and going to only get crazier...

Last weekend was our last district football game unless we made the Play-offs... Somehow we did by a mere accident. It was between OHS and MHS. Amazingly both teams lost but OHS lost by more so we get to go... (its some weird math thing!) So... this Friday we get to take a road trip to Dallas for a play-off game and my kiddo gets to march at the new Cowboys Stadium. Now me personally... I couldn't care less about the Cowboys but... they have a brand stadium that cost a bajillion dollars!

Now lets go back to last weekend. Other than football, Chris and I got tattoos...

this is Chris' its on his left forearm and its HOT!

I chose this because we are about to embark on my dream when we do IVF

We also drove to Carlsbad and watched a friend fight in his first MMA fight... He won, it was pretty cool! We went with some of our friends, no kids just couples. All in all it was a great weekend.

I'm looking forward to this weekend for the playoff game. Kaden is staying with his Grandmommy which will give us some much needed time with Christian.

Halloween Weekend

We had a pretty good Halloween this year... we went to a party on Saturday night. Chris, Kaden and I all 3 dressed up. Chris went as Mike "the situation", Kaden was a zombie and I went as a waitress from Merlottes Bar. (true blood) I was actually intending to be Sookie but the blond wig was dumb.Christian wasn't feeling it so he stayed home. The party was a great time!

Sunday we did our normal thing... menu, groceries and laundry!! And of course Walking Dead!

Monday was a pretty rough day... we went to the funeral for Christians friend. I can say with 100% certainty that I don't want to ever do that again. It was hard for me on many levels.

Monday night was trick or treating with Kaden. He had a pretty good time, he got candy, jumped in the jumpers and hung out with us, Kevin, Jo Beth and Madeline!