Wednesday, July 28, 2010

IVF #2

First shot done.

It was like old easy. Amazing how I was so worked up about all of this last time. So now tonight I will do my next one. And guess what...I will being doing it at the club. We have decided that we are still going to go to happy hour and try to keep our normal routine. So I will pack up my meds and excuse myself to the ladies room sometime between 7:30 and 8:00 pm. So klassy!

Today I get to hang out at the house all day. Our new phones are being delivered! We were both due for new phones and BJ researched a ton. We are getting the new Droid X from Verizon. Yay!

So hopefully I will get lots done around the house...of course that entails me getting off the computer and getting motivated! The life of a stay at home wife is so rough.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

It is all down hill from here

Well, stims start tomorrow. Still not jumping up and down excited. I am not being negative...just reserved. There is a slim glimmer of hope though. I just want to be a mom.

I had my first filling done by someone another than my husband in about 7 years yesterday. You should all know that I am the.worse.patient. when it comes to dental injections. I cry. Uncontrollably. It starts with the topical...the tears start welling up. I actually laugh a little because I just can't control it and I know I am being ridiculous. Then the needle...yep full on tears rolling down my cheeks, pooling in my ears. And then once it is over...I am good. I become the ideal patient...mouth held open nice and big, calm and collected, follow directions. I felt bad for the dentist...but I did warn him ahead of time. But I would like it to be known that I wish Navy dentists could at least treat their families...I miss him being my dentist!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Thank you Dr. Joel!

I have switched my BCP to taking them at night! Yay! Thanks to Dr. Joel who said I could double up (take another pill in the evening after I had taken it in the morning), I am now nausea free!

So nothing new and exciting...just taking my concoction of meds and enjoying the next couple of weeks until we start the stims. I am trying really hard to not let things get under my skin...easier said than done...and not put the cart before the horse. Although I do find it fun and light-hearted to joke around about how many babies we will have and who will get the extras. (Karen is getting quatro...she asked first!) In some ways it is keeping me grounded leading up to all of this.

And it is official...I will be driving back and forth to Womack for all my appointments. I called Fisher House last week just to double check availability and the policy for reserving a room. Well...they are all booked up. It would have been nice to stay there again but now I will get to see BJ every night...I missed him last time! Hopefully I will only have to drive out there every other day...that would be ideal.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

I'm just sayin'...

I really hate BCP. Hate them. With a passion.

It has been about 2 1/2 weeks on them and they are making me feel sick. I take them in the morning and by lunch I feel so nauseous. Like I am seriously going to get sick. Maybe this is a prelude to being pregnant and having morning sickness. Even my friends have noticed that I am not myself....sorry girls. :( I think last time I took them at night so I did not feel the effects. But stupid me started them in the morning this time....and I am not sure how I can switch back to night without screwing things up.

But other than that...2 weeks until stims start. Wow...2 weeks. Hard to believe it is that close. I think I am still in denial.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

I am an idiot.

Okay, so I got my meds delivered yesterday from Freedom Pharmacy. First when the doorbell rang and I answered the door, I was shocked to see the FedEx driver standing there with a box. I actually said "what did I order?" Yep...totally forgot that my meds were being delivered. So unlike last cycle when I stayed at home all day waiting for that delivery. Today I was lucky that I was even home....I had been running errands, had a meeting and my aunt and uncle had stopped by (they were on vacation in the area) and I had taken them on a tour of the area....basically gone most of the day! Talk about not being overly focused on this cycle.

So while that was definitely a bit of a "head in the clouds" only gets better. I got up this morning and promptly went to take my meds (pre-natal, DHEA, BCP and now Estrace). I get them all out and got a small glass of milk. Thank goodness I had the presence of mind to read the estrace bottle...mainly wanted to make sure how many I needed to take, 1 or 2. Umm...yea. It is not a pill that you is inserted vaginally. Great. That could have been an interesting phone call to Nurse D...hi, I swallowed the estrace instead of putting it up my what do I do?

Maybe I should rethink taking meds in the morning before I have my coffee.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Green Light

Baseline for IVF #2 was yesterday. Everything looks good and I got all my meds...all three bags of them! The wonderful thing? No Lupron!!!! So happy! This means that I don't have to worry about keeping one of my drugs refrigerated. If we have plans for dinner or an event, I can just throw my meds in my purse and go. I feel so liberated!

So the countdown is 3 weeks from yesterday until I start injections. I start estrogen priming this weekend...that is easy...just another pill. That should go nicely with my other pill regimen! And I don't go back to Womack until August 2nd. Yay!

Friday, July 2, 2010

4 Wonderful Years!

We celebrated our 4th wedding anniversary yesterday. Wow....has it really been 4 years? Time has flown by!

BJ had to work...which was fine. Past years we have both had to work...well except the first one which was on a this year was a bit strange to be home by myself but so is this new chapter in my life. lol He got home and we got ready to go out to dinner. (We go out to dinner on our anniversary ever year...hopefully we will be able to keep up this tradition!) We exchange cards....but not gifts quite yet. The traditional gift for the 4th anniversary is fruit or flowers...and yes we are one of "those" couples and we get gifts based on that. Goofy I know but we like it.

We went to dinner at The Melting Pot in Wilmington (about an hour from us) and we had this very cozy table. It was tucked into an alcove and was very private. And waiting for me there were roses! Awww...gotta love him! (You can see them in the picture above.) We had the most amazing food and delish! Cheese fondue that had sake in it...lettuce wraps...great meats and veggies...and of course CHOCOLATE! It was DiSarrano White Needless to say we pretty much rolled ourselves out of the restaurant.

So our gift (we decided to just do a joint gift - to us, from us) is a wine fridge. It was hard to figure out something that fit into the fruit or flowers tradition. But in a round about way it does fit. Follow me on fridge to put wine into which is made from grapes which is a fruit...see perfect sense! We have to figure out which one we want and go get...maybe this weekend?...but that is okay. Doesn't have to be on the exact day!

Hopefully next year we will have a little addition to our family and we will trying to get our nice dinner out in before they wake up! Can't wait for that.