Monday, August 12, 2013

It's a...

BOY!!! Wifey and I are having a baby boy. We are so excited. We've had a really long day so I will post all the details tomorrow!!!

Friday, July 26, 2013

26 days since last post and the Liebster Award!!

Lots to share. I can't believe its been 26 days since I last posted. Okay, yes I can believe. This pregnancy has been harder than I thought it would be and I am just plain scared something will happen. So I try not to talk about it!!
So first... Thank you to the mommies over at More than Words for nominating my little blog for the Liebster Award!!!
For those of you who have never heard of the Liebster Award, it’s basically an awesome way for small bloggers to give recognition to other small bloggers (with 200 followers or less) for the contributions they make to the blogosphere.

Here are the rules: 
- Thank the Liebster Blog presenter who nominated you and link back to their blog.
- Post 11 facts about yourself, answering the 11 questions you were asked and create 11 questions for your nominees.
- Nominate 11 blogs who you feel deserve to be noticed and leave a comment on their blog letting them know they have been chosen.
- Display the Liebster Award logo.
- No tag backs meaning you can’t just re nominate the person who nominated you.

And here are my 11 questions:
1. What is the first thing you noticed about your spouse/partner? Wow... I am not really sure. Wifey is the whole package... smart and sexy. I would say I was first attracted to her personality.
2. If you could relive one day of your life, which would it be? The first time I was with my Wifey!! Second would be the day I graduate college... whoot, whoot!!!!
3. Dogs or cats? Dogs - 100% DOGS - LOVE German Shepherds!!!
4. What is your biggest pet peeve? hmm... stressful people.
5. What is your idea of the perfect day? Any day I can spend with the Wifey.
6. What is one television show you watch/DVR every week? Law & Order Special Victims Unit
7. Are you a saver or a spender? Spender. but my Wifeys ways are rubbing off on me and I am becoming for frugal.
8. What made you want to start blogging? I wanted to document this process. Plus when I first looked into starting a family, I read all the lesbian blogs I could find and I hope someday someone who is just starting finds my little blog and finds its helpful!!!
9. What is the best movie you’ve seen in the past year? Good question. I really like Zero Dark Thirty. She kicked ass!!!
10.  Do you have a signature dish?  If so, what is it? No... I cook pretty simple.
11. Favorite outdoor activity? Water skiing. My parents use to have a boat and I loved being on the lake! We no longer have a boat and I hate summer!!!

Okay... her comes the hard part. I am suppose to nominate 11 blogs. But I know a ton of the blogs I read have already gotten this award. So sorry... if you getting again!!

Opening the Door
2 Moms- It can be done!

Now for my 11 questions...

1. What has TTC taught you and your partner?
2. Where would you go on vacation if money was not an issue?
3. Do you have pets? And if so what type and their names?
4. Favorite Meal - Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner and what do you prefer to eat for this meal.
5. Fall or Spring?
6. Favorite winter activity?
7. Who has influenced your life the most (family member, friend, teacher)
8. If you could re-do one thing what would it be?
9. How many kids do you and your partner want or are you done?
10. Favorite thing to do on the weekends?
11. Why did you start blogging?

As for life and pregnancy, things are truckin right along. We had another scare this week. Sunday night I woke up about 11 p.m. bleeding. When this happens its so scary. The only good thing is that it was not gushing. So we went to the ER. The doctor was the biggest jerk and he was the Chief of Emergency Services. He told me and Wifey before checking me out that the pregnancy was either ectopic or I was miscarrying. We told him we are 17 weeks pregnant and have seen the baby several times so we knew it was not ectopic. He did a pelvic exam and said it looked like my cervix was closed but it could be opening. He would not do an ultrasound and did not want to call a tech in. So we left after wasting $50 around 12:45 and I was up all night scared that something could go wrong. At 6 a.m I called the line to get an appointment with an OBGYN. We went in at 11:15 and the baby was in there moving and its little heart was beating strong. She checked my cervix and it was measuring 3.6. She could see fluid in my cervix and the internal pelvic showed lots of brown mucus. But she could not say why I bled again. They labelled it again a threatened miscarriage. This has been pretty stressful; I get scared that something is going to happen at any second but I have to keep thinking positive that this little baby is strong and will keep baking away! We go back to the doctor on the 5th and then we go for our big ultrasound for the gender on the 12th. Oh how I can wait.

While, I have not wanted to jinx this pregnancy... I finally bit the bullet and we bought our first piece of furniture. Buy Buy baby was having a great sale on a crib and changing table. But they did not have them in stock so we paid for one of the 4 that were being shipped. A day after paying we got a call they were no longer getting them. I really liked the crib, so Wifey found it on and ordered it. Today she picked it up and tomorrow we are going to put it together.

Also, my belly is getting bigger; I will have to take a picture soon. It is a really strange feeling. I just want to start enjoying this pregnancy.


Monday, July 1, 2013


Today wifey and I officially got married. We went to the county recorders office and lucky for us today only they were doing same day marriages. Wifey and I are shy so the ceremony was a little awkward but we are so happy to have our license!!! Everyone should be able to get this piece of paper! I have to admit we live in a conservative area and I was nervous about how we would be treated; but we were lucky and everyone was so nice.

I am still on bed rest. The spotting finally stopped last Friday and I had a good weekend. Still taking it easy. The only thing I've done is going for our license. Over this week I will slowly increase activity. I am nervous about going back to work but looking forward to it! Plus I've noticed my energy is really low from being on bed rest and I need to gain it back.

Thursday, June 27, 2013


History was made yesterday when DOMA was struck down and the Supreme Court ruled that the Prop 8 case did not have standing; therefore the court of appeals ruling stands.

Living in California this was a BIG DEAL for me and my family. Wifey and I did not get married the first time when they were issuing marriage certificates. But this time we are getting married. We are just waiting for the go ahead. We will not have a wedding but I do not need that. I need equality and the right to marry the woman I love. 

Yesterday was a historic day and a step towards equality for all. I hope we will all have the same rights very soon!!! 

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Modified Bed Rest

We are still in the early part of this pregnancy and it has been a wild roller coaster. After Fridays scare we had an appointment with our nurse practitioner (NP) Monday. Our little peanut looked good on the ultrasound and she was not sure why we bleed. The NP put me off work for the week to rest.

After the appointment we had to go to member services to get my FMLA paperwork done. Then we ran some errands. I was on my feet more than I had been all weekend. Well around 9:30. I felt a gush and ran to the bathroom. I bleed through my panty liner and underwear. The blood was coming so fast I felt I could not get off the toilet. I called the advice nurse and they told me to go to the ER. When we got there we were quickly taken back. Less than 30 minutes later we saw the little peanut on the ultrasound and it was moving and the heart was beating. The ER doctor could not figure out why I was bleeding. I was sent home to rest.

We decided to do bed rest and yesterday went well barely any spotting only when I wiped did I see brownish/red blood. I also emailed my NP to let her know what was going on. She emailed me back today and agreed that I need to be on modified bed rest and we will reevaluate at the end of the week. So for the week I am home and on the couch. It's boring but I will do whatever it takes to keep this baby safe.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Scariest Day

Yesterday was the scariest day of my life so far!! Well, since my last post the bleeding had stopped and then Tuesday morning it came back. So we went back to the doctors and the baby was fine but they were not sure why I was spotting. So since Tuesday I have been having brownish reddish discharge and tissue appeared in the toilet. 

Friday it seemed the discharge had stopped and I was going out of town (3 hours north) for work. I had noticed a pin drop of blood on my panty liner in the morning but thought nothing of it. We got to our destination early and decided to have lunch; went to the bathroom before and all was good. When we were getting ready to leave I felt pressure and then I stood up and felt something between my legs. Ran to the bathroom and bright red blood was soaking my underwear and was all over the toilet. I was so scared because there was so much blood. I told my boss and then called wifey. My coworkers found an emergency room which was difficult because I have kaiser and was scared about a bill. I have only been once to an emergency room that I can remember and it was so quick. Well this visit was not quick. I checked in waited and hour to see the triage nurse and then 2.5 hours later was finally taken back after bleeding through my pants. I was so scared and alone. The doctor came in and talked to me; he ordered some lab work and an ultrasound. 15 min later the ultrasound tech was in the room looking for the baby. She did not turn the screen towards me. She kept moving and pushing the handle around. After 5 min I asked if she saw the baby and she said yes and I asked if she saw a heartbeat; she said yes. It was a huge relief. But why was I bleeding and why so much. The baby measured on time and its heart rate was 167. She said the baby looked good but could not find why I was bleeding. The ultrasound was a little cloudy because I was constipated. The tech also said my cervix was closed and measured 3.6 cm. The tech noted that my placenta is sitting low close to my cervix. The doctor finally came in an hour later and performed a visual exam. He also said my cervix was closed but he saw a lot of tissue on my uterus (I think) and was not sure why I was bleeding. He was very concerned and thought I should see a high risk doctor. The tech and doctor gave me a great exam and after 5 hours was finally being discharged wearing blue scrubs and a silky gray and yellow shirt... new fashion statement?? My coworkers brought me home. The wifey did not come and get me because she worked all night and she did not know where I was. 
Since yesterday I've only had blood (brownish red) when I wipe but lots of tissue. I am taking it easy this weekend and I tried to get an appointment with a doctor but no luck with Kaiser. I do have an appointment with the nurse practitioner I've been seeing. We need to find out why I keep spotting and keep passing tissue. Plus why did I have the big bleeding. I notice when I do more activity... Like work and walk around the spitting is worse.
Needless to say it was very scary and I felt so bad for my coworkers. I am glad that this baby is hanging on and I hope it continues to stay put and bake.

Monday, June 17, 2013

12 weeks

The We made it to the 12 week mark. I've not  posted for a while because I felt like such a Debbie-downer. Being pregnant has been so much more difficult than I thought emotionally wise. I have constant anxiety and am driving my poor wifey nuts. I will try to be more positive.

On Thursday we had an appointment and silly me thought I had to drink a ton of water for my first ever belly ultrasound. About 40 min prior to leaving my bladder was killing me and I felt like I was leaking. So I went to the bathroom and there was some blood on my little panty liner and when I wiped. Well I freaked out. Freaked the wifey out too. Thank goodness we were on our way to the doctors. I cried the whole way there. I was a mess when we got there. I told the nurse assistant and once the doctor came in she immediately did the ultrasound. Again my bladder was full and uncomfortable. It took the nurse practitioner a second but she found the baby bouncing around and  wifey says she saw the heartbeat. I started to cry and asked if she was sure. Since my bladder was so full she allowed me to use the restroom and when I can back we got another look and heard the heartbeat. What a relief. The baby is still measuring behind. This time by 5 days which still worries me. The NP said everything looked fine and we continued on with the appointment.

The spotting continued and then a piece of dark red tissue passed that afternoon It was small so i know it was not the baby. plus i did not have any cramping. i had a dark red/brown discharge through Saturday morning and then it stopped. I took Friday off and rested all weekend. I hope this does not happen again.

We do not go back till the 17th of July but that's just to hear the heartbeat no picture. Kaiser does not do the big gender ultrasound till 17 or 18 weeks  but radiology hardly had any appointments we don't go ti August 6th - 19 weeks. Can't wait.

Wishing everyone baby dust!!! 

I leave you with our latest ultrasound picture!

Friday, May 31, 2013


Anyone else struggling with eating. I sure am. I will google something to ensure I can have it (like a sushi roll with only cream cheese and cooked shrimp) everything I read will say its safe so I eat; then later I worry and beat my self up.

Today, I went out to lunch with coworkers and I ordered a well done burger. The burger came and when I cut it in half it was pink. So I sent it back. Came back streaming hot. So I ate. I noticed some light pink in it (no raw spots) but I continued to eat at the end I was so upset I almost had a mild anxiety attack.

This pregnancy thing is a lot harder than I expected; I worry all the time. I worry about miscarriage, what I eat, what life is going to be like, etc.

On another note, while my wifey is happy about this pregnancy she is also feeling some anxiety. Like did we do the right thing and how will our child feel with two moms and will society accept he or she! Plus I think she is also struggling with the fact that its technically not related to get. She had the option and She did not want to be pregnant or to use her eggs. So we always continued with me. I've always wanted to be pregnant. So my wifeys feelings are adding to the worry.

Plus, wifey told her parents today and they were not to thrilled. Especially her mother who claimed this would not be her grandchild. Why was I the one having the kid. Her dad asked why we did not adopt so it would both be equally ours.

It's hard for me to see this perspective since my parents have been supportive. Plus, my dad is not my biological father; but he is in every form my dad... heck I even act like him. I do not believe blood makes you a parent or a grandparent.., love does. I just wish my inlaws or my mother in law I should say could understand this. I know it upsets my wife and it upsets me. I hope once the baby gets here she will feel differently. 

Ok enough rambling... Just had to get this off my chest.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

10 weeks

We are 10 weeks tomorrow and today we had an ultrasound. The baby is measuring 9 weeks 5 days. 2 days behind... It worried me a little but the nurse practitioner (NP) assured me the baby looked great!!! 

We saw the heart beating again, little legs and arms and even little fingers. It was so awesome. The NP also let us hear the heartbeat again. At first the baby was squirming around so much that a flat line appeared for a second and my heart dropped but the. She picked up the heartbeat. The little baby was very active today!! Toward the end of the ultrasound she asked if we wanted her to predict the gender... we both said heck ya. From the start I've thought it was a boy. Well guess what she said she thought she saw 3 lines which means its a girl. We won't know for sure for awhile but it was fun to get this prediction!!!!

The NP ordered a glucose test for me... So this Saturday I will be taking it. I really hope I pass so I do not have to take the three hour  test. 

Well, I can't believe we are already this far. I am so excited and still a little scared. But I guess this will never go away... 

In other news I had 5 straight days off and only worked a half a day today. Not really sure how I am going to handle going back. My afternoon naps have been magnificent!! At least it's only 2 full days this week! 

Baby dust to those trying and thinking of my fellow sisters who are growing their little ones!!!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Grow Baby!!!

 We saw our baby for the second time today!!! The little baby has grown so much from last time. The head was clearly defined, we saw its spine, feet and the heart pumping away. The heart beat went from 144 to 176-180!! And the baby was measuring ahead. Seeing the baby is the best!! Our due date on today's picture is Christmas Day!! What an amazing gift! Oh and we have graduated from the fertility clinic. Time to find an obyn.

Also, I wanted to tell everyone I read all your comments and blogs, but I am doing this through my phone and have problems replying or commenting on your blogs... Sorry.

Here's today picture!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mothers Day

Happy Mothers Day to all the moms and moms to be!!! I can't believe I am in this club now!! It scares me. I go in and out of excited and scared! I am excited that this little baby is doing well inside of me, scared of making it to the next ultrasound, birth and then taking care of the baby.

I've been having some intense cramps at times and they scare me. But then they are reassuring because I hope they mean my uterus is stretching and this baby is growing. I've been over analyzing everything, including the ultrasound picture... comparing it to others. Will the worrying end???

In other news, my beautiful wife bought me rises for my Mother's Day!! And just for the heck of it... the second picture is of my handsome boy dog Jake!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Best Day Ever

Today's the best day ever!!!! This morning we had our first ultrasound. I was so nervous and literally shaking. The doctor was about 20 min late but we finally got to a room. Everyone keep asking me how I was and I keep telling them we will know in 5 min.

I could not look at the screen at first, I was so nervous and did not want a repeat of the first time. Soon after the ultrasound was in place the doctors said there it Jis and showed us the little flicker. I have to admit its all a blur and I teared up... I remember seeing it but it was a little difficult. Then he measured and technically I am 7 weeks 1 day and the baby was measuring 7 weeks. He the.measured the heartbeat and it was a 144 and then the best sound ever... we heard it beating!!!!

The due date is December 26th and our next ultrasound is on the 21st.

Saturday, May 4, 2013


So the nurse called back and was not concerned about the discharge. Since Thursday I've not really had discharge just brownish tissue when I urinate. It sinks to the bottom and is not very big but it's scaring the shit out of me. Does this worrying ever go away.

This afternoon I meet a friend at an outdoor mall like area for a late lunch and pregnant woman were everywhere. I want so badly to get to that point and have a big ol belly!!

I am still having cramps and they were pretty bad this morning, my boobs feel heavier but they do not really hurt nor are they bigger, my sense of smell is the same, I am tired, and I have had a couple waves of nausea but nothing bad.

Thursday, May 2, 2013


Last night before bed I went to the restroom and noticed a little bit of brown discharge. Got a little nervous. Went back at midnight; nothing. This morning there was nothing. At lunch I noticed some yellow brown discharge on my panty liner and when I wiped. I am freaking out and can't stop the tears. I am so scared. I called the doctor but have not heard back.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Happy Birthday!!!

Best birthday present EVER!!! My HCG is at 1800!!!! One hurdle down, the next will be May 10th - ultrasound! I am praying do hard we see a heartbeat. But for now... I am on cloud nine and truly believe this year is going to be amazing!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013


I am feeling very emotional today... feel like I could cry at a drop of a hat. I hopes it all my crazy hormones helping this baby and not just the progesterone or estradol I am taking.

Yesterday I felt pregnant but was doubting my body, so during lunch I walked to the dollar store to get a couple of tests. They were completely out!!! As much as I question my faith... some force out there was telling me to trust the previous tests and enjoy the moment. So I am not going to test and will wait till Monday. It's been really hard and I worry about my low number; but I have to have faith. This little one is going to stick around; maybe I am just one of those that implants late and has low numbers. O just get worried when others have numbers way bigger than mine, so please keep your fingers crossed for us!

In other news... cramping has been more intense today and my boobs feel tingly.

Congratulations to all those getting positives... So awesome!!!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Waiting Game

First, let me say thank you for the sweet comments on my last post! I am so appreciative of all of you that read my blog and leave encouraging comments!

I still can't believe I am pregnant!!! I am excited but yet I am trying to guard my heart. After last time I know to keep it guarded! Everything is a waiting and worrying game. Right now I can't wait to hear the heartbeat!!

The cramping has almost gone away; occasionally I get a twinge and some back pain. Other symptoms include feeling bloated and the need to use the restroom but then only a little comes out. My boobs feel a little fuller and I feel "wet" down south (sorry too much TMI). I have had a couple times where I felt nauseas but nothing significant. I almost want morning sickness to help ease my mind that the little embryo is in there and growing.

On another note, I started my new job on Friday and we had a training in Southern California this weekend. My new boss does not know. When we got to the airport I forgot about the X-ray machines and was nervous about going through so I opted for the pat down. My boss looked at me a little crazy but did not say anything. I am not looking forward to it again tonight. I also had to give myself my own progesterone shots which was difficult but I did it!! I keep questioning the location I did them in; thinking did I do them right and where I should, is the baby getting what it needs.

The waiting game continues to the next blood draw on the 29th.

Friday, April 19, 2013


Today was our second beta and it came back at 25. So we are considered pregnant. I feel really calm and positive about this pregnancy, but I am still a little nervous. I have another blood test on April 29th (day after my birthday) and then on May 10th we have an ultrasound. Please continue to send good vibes this way that this little baby continues to stick and grow appropriately!!!

Forgot, our nurse said another patient had a hcg level of 10 at the beginning and is having a healthy pregnancy.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

First Beta

The first beta is in and I am not sure what to think. The clinic says I am pregnant but the hcg is only 11. Please pray it goes up by Friday. I want this baby so badly!!!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

One more day...

Tomorrow is the first blood draw and quite frankly I am scared!!! I want this so bad. I've not had any definite symptoms that I think indicate whether or not I am pregnant. My boobs are a little sore, but it could be the progesterone shots. I had cramping that was pretty intense till yesterday. Today the cramping is not that bad. I constantly feel like my period started and I rush to the bathroom and nothing. I also feel the need to pee more but my mind could be playing tricks on me.

Well in less than 24 hours I will be waiting. The clinic does not call with the first numbers; but I am going to try and call them and get the numbers.

Please send us all your baby dust...

Sunday, April 14, 2013


So we are four days past the 5 day transfer, four embryos were frozen and we have four days to go till our first blood test.

Nothing really exciting to report, my boobs are not sore and I don't think they've gotten bigger. I have lots a period like cramping for the past 2 days and sometimes it's intense. I hope it's the little embryo in bedding itself for a cozy 9 months. I am not sure if I will break down and test before Wednesday... probably not. To be honest I am scared of those sticks; I've experienced to much pain with them, so I will wait for the doctor report... I think :)

In other news, the clinic called Friday and four of our embryos made it to freeze. It's kinda crazy to think that my potential children are frozen.

Off to enjoy this last day of the weekend. Baby dust to all!!!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Embryo Transfer

Today was the embryo transfer. We transferred one grade 2BB blastocyst. We only had the one reach blastocyst on day 5 so we did not qualify for the program that would have covered future FET if this one does not result in pregnancy. It was devastating; in fact tears rolled down my checks the entire time during the transfer. They wanted us to transfer 2 but wifey and I already discussed that we do not want twins and I declined... that was hard too.

Our embryos will continue to grow and we could get some good ones to freeze but we will have to pay for it.

Good news is I got a new job where I work and its a promotion.

Well... I am in bed rest till Friday and we have our first blood draw a week from tomorrow.

Please send us baby dust and sticky vibes... it's been such a long and emotional road and I am definitely feeling defeated.

Friday, April 5, 2013

First Report

I just got the call and it's pretty good! 35 eggs were retrieved yesterday; of them 25 were fertilized and 20 are growing!!!

I hope we get lots a great embryos!!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Eggs, eggs and more eggs!!

I am at home recovering... this morning they retrieved 32 eggs. Not all of them will make it to fertilization but I have high hopes!!!

I am feeling okay. Did not realize how painful this would be; but its all worth it!!! I am drinking lots of water and trying to eat lots of protein.

Looking forward to tomorrow's report!!!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013


Tomorrow is the egg retrieval. I am so ready to not feel bloated. We have some really good follicles measuring between 18 and 21. Last I heard there were about 9 or 10 on the right and 9 on the left. I am excited to see how many we get and then how many fertilize!!

We go in bright and early at 6:30 am and the procedure should happen around 7. Please keep your fingers crossed for us that we get good eggs and lots fertilize. We need 3 good quality eggs to make it to 5 days or we will not qualify for the one embryo transfer program and I need that as my "insurance".

Friday the embryologist will call with her report and I know I will be anxious for it. I was going to take Friday off but I have so much work on my desk I have to go in. Maybe work will take my mind off the impending transfer!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

T Minus One Week

We are one week away from our possible egg retrieval. Today was the start of the constant monitoring. The ultrasound this morning revealed 12 follicles on the right and 8 or 9 on the left with my lining measuring in at 7.9. Right now the biggest follicle is about a 10 with all the others measuring in between 7 and 9. The doctor said this was exactly what he expected and I go back in on Saturday, Monday and Tuesday!

The shots have not been too bad. The wifey is great at giving them and I've really enjoyed the last 3 days because she's been able to give me my morning shot of follistim, but tomorrow I have to go back to giving it myself :(. I am doing 2 vials of menopour at night and 5 ml of lupron and so far only two bruises on the belly. I am more scared for the progesterone.

I am still really nervous about this whole process and pray that we get lots of good embryos!!!

Friday, March 22, 2013

It must be the medications...

Because I have been feeling very down and emotional. This whole process still boggles my mind and has me mad at my body. Why couldn't my body get pregnant without so much medical intervention and will I even get pregnant? I keep trying to push these thoughts out but they keep plaguing my mind.

This Sunday I start the stim meds. Right now I am only doing 10ml of Lupron and I feel depressed and a little hormonally unbalanced... I am scared for how I am going to feel next week. Thank goodness I had an interview for a management job this week who knows if next week I will be able to keep my composure and not break out in tears.

Wishing everyone out in blog land on this crazy adventure sticky vibes and baby dust!!!

Friday, March 8, 2013

No turning back...

First let me apologize for the play by play, but years from now I want to look back and remember this process. I subscribe to a feed on FB about positivity and this morning I was greeted with "Don't let anyone stop you from pursuing what you want to achieve. Life will test you to see how serious you are about pursuing a particular path. Sooner or later, you may face negative feedback. If you do, remember not to let anyone crush your dream."

Luckily for me, I not really faced in one being negative on my dream. I have surrounded myself with people who accept and support me. But this quote really did remind me to not give up on what I want. I want a baby more than anything!! I feel like life has tested me and sometimes I get mad that my body did not keep my first pregnancy nor could it do what it needed to do in later tries. But then I am so thankful and humble that we get to try IVF!! Some do not get to this point and I feel blessed to have the resources (a credit card) to try this!! I know my dream will come true; I just need to remain patient and there's no turning back now, the medicine has been ordered. The total cost of the meds came out to $2150. Cheaper than expected so that was really nice!!!

I am so excited and anxious. This month seems like it is going so slow. I can't wait to be knee deep in this process and closer to a positive pregnancy stick.

Speaking of which, I am not sure if I will test on a stick or wait till our beta. I am sure Wifey will want to wait, but I know I will want to know and could become obsessed with the sticks.

It seems surreal to be at this point!!! April please hurry up and get here.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013


Yesterday afternoon I got the email from the doctor's office with the calendar...

Looks like our egg retrival wil be the 4th of April with transfer on the 9th. It all seems so far away but I know it will come quick. One of my concerns is will my period start on the 18th like they predict???

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

This is for real...

Yesterday, I had the water sonogram and everything looked good!!

I got a call from the nurse this morning and she has my calendar she is sending to me. My meds are being delivered on Monday and next Wednesday we go in for an ultrasound and injection training. Plus we have to pay for this... hello large sum of money going on credit card.

I can't believe this is all happening, by April we will be pregnant!!! I choose to only see the positive in this situation and that is a + pregnancy!!

So excited and so scared!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013


Well my period decided to be a few days late this month, but it finally came and I start birth control pills tonight. I go in for the water sonogram on Monday and then I should get my calendar. Everything is moving so fast... I am excited and scared all at the same time! The retrieval will be some time during the first week of April and then five days later they will put one strong embryo back in me!!

I can't believe this is all happening . Fear, joy, nervousness and excitement are over taking me! I want so badly for this to work and to be able to announce we are pregnant!!

As we continue on this journey I will keep you posted!

Thursday, February 14, 2013


While I am having a great valentines day... I am feeling a little down. This weekend I am going to a baby shower and several people have been posting their expecting news. I try not to be jealous I just feel envious I guess. I wish everyone expecting all the best but a part of me wishes it was me. I know our time will come... I just need to learn patience !

Sorry for the rambling!!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Forgot to share...

Last month the wife and I went dog sledding and we had a lot of fun together. This is one of my favorite photos. Regardless of what happens on this road... I am so glad I am traveling it with my wifey!!!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

C is for Crocodile

Yesterday, the world lost a sweet little boy... Caemon ( Wifey and I have been following his fight via facebook and his blog from the beginning. While I do not know this family, I have been following them for some time - 2 years ago when I was searching how to start the process I came across their blog and have sporadically followed their lives raising their Boy Genius. They are awesome moms who helped their son fight six months of a rare form of Leukemia.

My heart broke yesterday when Wifey told me about the facebook post. I truly believed he would be a miracle. I can not imagine the pain and grief his moms are feeling. I pray for them during this difficult time that they find refuge in each other and strength from their families.

Please visit the facebook page or blog... read about this AMAZING little boy. Should you be moved to please leave a note of condolence for his moms.

Facebook page for Caring for Caemon:!/CaringforCaemon?fref=ts
Blog set up after the cancer diagnosis:

Caemon... you have touched my life in ways you will never know! You inspired me to give blood and become a bone marrow donor. You were here only a short time but touched so many lives!!! Angels walk amongst us on earth and then watch over us in heaven. Caemon, I know your watching over your moms.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The Yellow Brick Road to IVF

Wifey and I decided we are going to try IVF. It's very scary knowing we have one shot at this! But we are going for it in hopes that more than one embryo will make it to the blastocyst stage (I think that's what you call it) so we can freeze them for later attempts.

We meet with the nurse to go over all the paperwork last week. She was sooo nice and I am lucky I have most of the pre blood work and other tests done. So right now we wait for my next period... towards the end of February. At that point I will go on birth control till my next period in March. Retrieval will be early April.

This all very scary but exciting. April is my birthday and I pray I get the present I want!!!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013


Happy New Year!!! It's a fresh start on a brand new year... with brand new possibilities!!! I am looking forward to this year!!! Ali Edwards does a thing called one little word and its a word to focus on, mediate on, and reflect upon as you go about your daily life. A single word can be a powerful thing. It can be the ripple in the pond that changes everything. It can be sharp and biting or rich and soft and slow.

I have always wanted to participate but never did. Well this year, I choose my word -- CREATE!
My goals are to...
  • Create a baby
  • Create a new me by eating healthy and working out (signed up at a gym closer to home yesterday)
  • Create new projects
  • Create healthy meals at home
  • Create cards and remember to mail them for my friends and family birthdays
  • Create a cleaning schedule and stick to it
There's so much more that I want to "create" this year... but the word sums up my goals for this year!!

A re-cap of this past week:
My mom and I went and saw Cathy Rigby's Peter Pan last Friday. I've never been a big Peter Pan fan but I really enjoyed the play. The sets were magnificent, the cast was great and the flying and pixie dust were amazing.

We had a great new year and spent a low key evening with friends! I am sad the holiday's are over and it's back to the grind. The only fun part of diving into work in the new year is pulling out the new calendars. I got a cute little county weekly planner for work and I love it. Each week is a new country scene and it makes me dream about a simpler life.

And just for fun... I am really into hats lately and got this cute one for Christmas.

Happy New Year!!! I hope this year is AMAZING!!!