Sunday, July 20, 2008

... Onward and upward ...

Well after starting my 2nd round of injectibles and seeing the Dr. a couple of times he realized that my eggs were not growing as they should. Not necessarily a bad thing. Body just says WHOA...too many hormones, I am shutting down production!! So this cycle ended with no IUI. Dr. K says to not "count" this cycle. So really we have only done 1 round. He put me on meds to start a new fresh cycle.

Today I got that new fresh start. So I made the same call that I have made several times! Here is to hoping this cycle works and while in Kansas good news comes our way!!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

... Moving forward ...

Well, the days of being careful what I lift and caffeine free cokes are no longer!! IUI #1 failed. I hate to say failed, because maybe it was just a trial run. After all, it was my first round. They hadn't worked with my body before. So now they have. I have higher hopes for this round.
We are being more aggressive with the injectables. Hoping for more mature follicles. I still have lots on each side, with no cysts (which can happen after any round of fertility drugs), so that is great news!
I started my second round of injectables on Friday, July 4th (happy independence day). Again, I had a wedding, again at Arden Hills. So AGAIN, Dave drove the drugs to me and I shot up AGAIN in the parking lot! Funny to start round #2 the same way we started round #1!
The second day of shots we had supper at my parents house for 4th of July! So I had to scamper off to the bathroom, just as everyone was sitting down for dinner, of course! Oh well. One day they will find out the truth, and we will all look back and laugh!
So here is to fingers crossed on round #2...maybe it will bring 2 babies!! April, what a good month to have babies (and anniversary's!)
I go back in on Wednesday, July 9th for a followup ultrasound.

Round #1

We had our final ultrasound on Father's day. I thought Sunday's would be slow, but apparently not! I got a little jumpy when the doctor was running late due to a delivery that morning. We had to make it up to my dads for breakfast around 1030. Keeping secrets can sometimes be tough and stressful work! Whew. We made it! Sadly, we only had 1 good mature follice. But it only takes one right!? So we did the trigger shot on Monday night. Dave did wonderful, of course!

We went in for IUI #1 on Wednesday, June 18th at 840am.
We dropped of the "specimen" and went and had breakfast at Mimi's cafe. What an experience eating breakfast and waiting for "the" moment. Hoping and praying that we dont have a repeat of last time and that all the numbers are where they should be.
Once we got into the room, it was a surreal moment. Thinking this could be it. Weird to think conceiving a child would take more than one person, let alone in a sterile room with bright lights. The Dr. was nice. One we hadn't seen before. After the procedure, which took all of maybe 3 minutes, it was a relief and stressor at the same time.
Dave and I joked around, saying "was it good for you?". Then he was gonna take a nap!! hahaha
I am so lucky to have such a supportive and involved husband. There has been many times that we have gone in to see only women, with no partner, being seen. Though for some that may be a personal choice.
We prayed over my belly in hopes that a baby would soon be growing in there!

Just a note that portions of this blog may be graphic. This has been a long journey, and keeping a detailed record is important to us. So if you are queasy, there may be parts you need to skip over. Also, any decisions regarding our children, the pregnancy, parenting ideas, are something that we consider carefully. If we decide to share them on the blog, please be cautious of criticism. We fully intend to research ideas thoroughly that we are thinking about.
We are excited to share this wonderful journey and welcome you along for the ride!!

Thanks! :)