Friday, December 30, 2011

Slam book Friday...

I missed a Friday or two... but heres todays!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

It looks like we might be preggers!

I took my first blood beta HCG test on Tuesday at 8 am. Got the call around 11:55 that it was positive. The # was a little low, 17.8 to be exact. Now, the minute she said it was positive, I was over the moon happy but then she says... but the number is a little low. Immediately all of the wind in my sails was gone. I know that its stupid because I have been working very hard on having faith in the process and trying to remember how every door has opened. Right down to the money. We really didn't think it would be possible til February or March of 2012~

We have been very blessed in the whole process. My body responded well to the meds, I  produced more follicles than expected and even got 20 eggs on retrieval day... that in itself is amazing. We ended up with 12 that were healthy and good little oocytes! We transferred 2 and have 4 frozen for later... Thank you God for the many blessings!!! Having said all that, Chris has been super optimistic and faithful in this whole process. I have been too, to an extent~ I have been and still am afraid. I am sitting on pins and needles right now waiting for the office to call and tell me whether or not my numbers went up... more specifically doubled!

Before I had a chance to publish, I got the call... my numbers doubled. We are now at 34. I will take that for sure! I will repeat again next Tuesday which will be in 5 days... I am guessing it should've changed alot by then!


Chris Tomlin " I lift My Hands"

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Todays the big day~

So I went for my blood test today... haven't heard the results yet! I feel like I am on pins and needles waiting. I have been feeling a little nauseous... my girls are sore... I am sure those all good signs. I have faith that God is going to do exactly what is best for us right now. I also have faith that whatever it is I will get through it, either happy or a little sad! Chris sent me a text this morning and told me to read this scripture.

Jeremiah 29:11
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.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Lots to Report!

I have lots to talk about! I guess its been so long because I haven't felt like sitting in front of a computer and I don't like blogging from my Ipad!

So here goes...

I had my Egg retrieval on Tuesday the 13th! We got 20 eggs! Wowza! I was so excited I cried like a baby when they told me! Dr B said that I did better than all of the girls in my rotation, even ones 10 years younger than me! I felt pretty rough for a few days, extra emotional and really bloated and (tmi) constipated! After fertilization, we still had 12 oocytes! Yay for good eggs and sperm. I did not like the 4 shots I had to do in between the 2 procedures. Progesterone oil is not fun! Both hips were sore and Chris hated giving them to me!

Progesterone oil and big needle. YUCK!!

We did a 5 day transfer which was on a Sunday! I was bloated on the day of and still am... Dr B said a little bloating is good... I hope that I am in that range... We put 2 little embryos in. I'm calling them tic and tac... as in my little tic tacs!
here the little ones are!

How cool is it that I get to see them at 5 days post fertilization. Most people don't get to see that! I am super excited, a lot nervous and terrified all at the same time! I'm kind of relieved that we are right around the corner from Christmas because it not only gives me something to do, but something to blog about to in the mean time! I get a blood test on Tuesday after Christmas to find out if the little ones stuck or not... I am not sure when or how we will announce the news. I'm not even sure how pregnant I will be on Tuesday if I am!

Philipians 4:13
I can do everything through him who gives me strength.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Slam Book Friday!

Here's todays page...

Went for my 3 rd sono today, nothing to really report yet, waiting on blood results and to see what Dr B wants to do. Josie said it could go several ways. I will more than likely go for another sono in the morning. There was some fluid on my left side that she said needs to be watched but in the mean time to drink Gatorade and eat lots of protein. So... that's what my diet will consist of for the next few days. Yuck, except I really like fruit punch flavored Gatorade!  So still in limbo!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Overachiever

I had my second sono this morning. Super early drive to Odessa but it was a good visit! My sis was able to be there with me, its exciting that she is getting to be on this journey with me. She saw the first sono where my ovaries were normal and then today... the were doing their job and doing it well. Dr B and Josie both called me an overachiever and that I was definitely the winner with so many follicles. Left side had around 18 with really good measurements and right side had 10-12. Yay me! I'm so thankful my body still knows what to do. Dr B did remind me that not all of them will have little eggs but she was still proud of me!

We have a busy rest of the week, another visit on Friday and possible retrieval sometime early next week! Yay... ready to get this show on the road!

here's a song for today... love!
Jamie Grace... Hold Me

Monday, December 5, 2011

And then there were 3

I went to the doc this morning for blood work and sono. Looks like I have 9 or 10 follicles on each ovary that seem to all be close in size. Woohoo, I was actually worried that there would not be any... I know its silly but my brain is weird that way! So today, we add a new shot to the day, Menopur. This is a follicle stimulating hormone mixed with LH which is a luteinizing hormone to stimulate egg maturity! Another sono on Wednesday to see where we are. Maria also told me that I will start to feel pressure from my ovaries soon. They will definitely start to grow as the eggs mature.

On a different note, we got snow last night, so much so that they cancelled school today! We didn't even open the office til 1! It was absolutely beautiful driving to Odessa this morning. God is so amazing. I needed that reminder! We sometimes forget to see the beauty in the small things!

this is how my front yard looked at 7 this morning!

Colossians 1:16

For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities-- all things have been created by Him and for Him.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Slam Book Friday!

So one of the blogs that I read,that you can read too here had a great idea for slam book Friday.. I know I have already posted today but I thought I would do this... so 2 posts in one! My plan is to do this every Friday. (hopefully) so
here's todays page

Yay for great ideas and wonderful blog friends!

Day at the Hospital

Chris' surgery went well. I guess it really wasn't surgery as much as injections in his lower back under anesthesia... He was never completely knocked out, just enough to be loopy as heck when he came out of it! He was super chatty when he got back to recovery. He was cracking me up cause I could hear him coming long before he got to his little curtain room. We had a long wait to get started but once he was back, we got out of there pretty quick. I am excited for him to be pain free.

I am not getting any better at giving myself shots. I have managed to do a couple in the last few days but, it still stinks. I am 100% convinced I was not cut out for a medical type job and certainly not made for giving myself injections...  I will get through this... it will be worth it!

Its beginning to feel like Christmas, I love this time of year. Christmas lights, Christmas music, the story of Christmas. Its for sure one of my favorite times. I love the shopping, the giving, the receiving (I am a girl afterall), the family time but most of all I really just love the meaning. Jesus is for sure the reason for the season.
Luke 2:11
Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.