Friday, May 29, 2009

Here we go again...

The ultrasound this morning went great. No cysts. Ovaries looked calm. She didn't even have to have bloodwork done. Tomorrow starts 150mg of Bravelle for 5 days then another ultrasound next Thursday.

Depending on how her body responds to the Bravelle it might interfer with a trip to Chicago she wants to take next weekend but we're really hoping things will all fall into place so she can still go.

I've been finding it harder & harder to stay positive. To not let the stress and the lack of money get to me. I find myself jealous of my friends IRL who got pregnant on try 1, 2 or 3. Not that I'm not happy for them but it makes me more sad for myself. A girl I know who got pregnant on Try #3 was asked to talk and advise a "friend of a friend" on the process and help her and her partner go in the right direction to start TTC. I was listening to her advise and it was the advise of someone who didn't have problems. It was the advise of someone who assumes the person she's talking to doesn't have any problems. Of course, my response was "give her my number if she wants to talk to someone who's been through hell". I know.... Not everyone has gone through hell, but until you have you just can't relate.

Enough of my complaining. It's not very attractive. :)

Have a great weekend everyone and wish us luck!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Here we go again...

Process is starting all over again. Good thing about TTC is Day 1 usually shows up a couple days after you get that BFN and you get that flicker of hope all over again.

Ultrasound tomorrow morning. K will be on all injectables this cycle. I have no idea which ones or how much yet. We'll find that out tomorrow, but I'm glad that the RE is being aggressive. Just found out that "being aggressive" comes with a price. The injectables for this cycle cost us......$2,200.00. OUCH!

We went out for dinner last night. It was wonderful spending some time together. We had a few drinks to toast to the new cycle.

That's about it. I don't have much Non-TTC news. We have a ton of work to do around the house. We have all the materials we need to get all of it done, so now all we need is time to get it all done. :)

K will be going to Chicago to again soon to see her cousin who is going through a bad breakup at the moment and her Grandma needs some help with a few things. Then She'll be going to Arizona during our TWW to see her Mom & Step Dad and help them with some electrical work they need done. I'll be home alone during all of that still working 2 jobs and taking care of the puppies. Speaking of the puppies they have been extra adorable lately. They know just how to cheer us up during these times. I don't know what I'd do without them.

I hope everyone is doing well out there. There has been alot of pregnancies lately. I hope some of those good vibes rubs off on the rest of us still out here trying.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


We tested yesterday morning and it was a BFN this cycle. Bloodtest is today, but we didn't test early so I'm sure the HPT was accurate.

On to K's Try #3.

Monday, May 18, 2009


TWW is going by pretty fast because we are just so busy. We have so many projects around the house that need done so we really haven't been obsessing yet.

K's on the progesterone this cycle so that will give her all the symptoms of being pregnant whether she is or isn't. BUT....

K's having weird cravings. She hates mustard and pickles. I eat her pickles. This weekend she ate mustard and pickles all weekend. On her burger Saturday at work and yesterday with brats.

Sign??? Maybe. I thought is was very cute.

Friday, May 15, 2009


We are in another TWW. Insem Wednesday went well.

Remember I mentioned before that we switched donors??? His count was only 11 million. Our previous donor had counts of 29 million and 23 million but we still ended up with BFN and he doesn't have any reported pregnancies. This new guy may only have an 11 million count but he does have reported pregnancies so I'm hoping for better luck.

My birthday was yesterday. All I wanted for my birthday was not to work (either job) and to spend the day with K. That is what I got and it was a wonderful day! Best birthday ever!

I have a couple days of catching up to do with everyone so I'm hoping for good news only! Have a great weekend everyone.

Monday, May 11, 2009

TTC Update

K had an u/s Saturday. The follies were still growing. Slowly, but growing. She had another dose of Bravelle Saturday night and they had us make another appt for an u/s for this morning. Today is cd15. K's cycles are usually shorter so we've been worried all weekend that she was going to ovulate on her own and we would miss it.

We had another u/s this morning and she has 2 perfect size 18mm follicles and we're triggering tonight and insem Wednesday morning.

We only do 1 insem a cycle. What are your feelings or experiences regarding 1 insem vs. 2 insems? My RE's office said there isn't any real research out there that says 2 is better then 1. It's more about the timing. Just wondering what your thoughts are.

I still need to catch up on what's going on with everyone else so I'm hoping I see some good news.

Also, GOOD LUCK to F from luckylittle13. She is having surgery today.

Friday, May 8, 2009


Anyone who follows F from Luckylittle13 read that we met for lunch yesterday. And anyone who doesn't follow her should be because she is amazing. I have no idea how to link her in this post (I should learn how to do that) but she is in my blogroll.

It was so nice to sit with someone and be able to talk so freely about something that most people know nothing about. Be able to say something without stopping after every sentence to explain what a word means or what some process is. It was like having the support of this blog in front of my face. I really thought that I would be the one supporting her and being the "listener" because she is going through so much right now and my role has changed in my journey, but I was wrong. I talked just as much as I listened about what I have been through and how it is being on this side of the process and she was sympathetic and warm. At the end of our 2 hour lunch we parted hugging like old friends.

I'm looking forward to watching this new friendship grow. Thanks F.

TTC Update...

K's had her ultrasound yesterday morning. The follies haven't grown as fast as we would have liked. The follies that were 14 & 14.5 were both at 15.5 yesterday morning. We go back again tomorrow (Saturday) morning for another follie check and insem will most likely be Monday. K had a really bad day yesterday. The u/s was a rough one. They were pushing and hurting her a bit. Then had a bad blood draw. Got her allergy shot after that and had a bad reaction which was very painful the rest of the day and to top it off had to get another shot of bravelle. I had to work both jobs yesterday so other then being there at her appointment and giving her the bravelle shot before I ran into Job #2 she was alone yesterday and I feel terrible about that. Sometimes just being able to lay with her head in my lap while I rub her head makes everything all better.

Congratulations to my friends Heidi & Julie!! Their son was born yesterday. Little Leo Daxton Robole 7lbs 8oz. 20 1/2 in. Their family blog is also in my blogroll.

I hope everyone has a great weekend and I hope to have a good TTC update on Monday!!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Ultrasound Update

U/S looked good. She has 5 follies but 2 are right now measuring at 14 & 14.5. The other 3 are measuring 11, 11.5 & 12. So, most likely only 2 will probably be the right size by insem but of course there is a chance of all 5 being ready, especially because we are adding injectables this cycle and if that was the case we would need to make the decision to insem or not to insem if there are 5 follicles. My RE would not want her to carry 5 and K does not want to be "that" mom.

Has anyone been faced with this decision? Any advise or experiences to share?

We go back for another u/s Thursday morning. We'll know better then if we'll have deal with that situation or not.

Monday, May 4, 2009

We walked for...

Our friend Colleen was diagnosed with MS this past October. Yesterday was the Minneapolis MS walk. The walk is 6 1/2 miles. K and I thought we were going to only be able to walk 1/2 of it because K had to be at the airport by 11:30am. But we were able to do both. We walked all 6 1/2 miles and got her to the airport in time to catch her plane. After I dropped her off I went home, changed into something comfy & became a couch potato for the rest of the night. I was so sore. We walk roughly 3 miles every time we walk the puppies so I didn't really think 6 miles would kill me, but IT DID.

K has an u/s tomorrow morning to check out the follie action going on. We'll be told if she'll start the injectables or not.

That's all the news I have. Hope everyone is having a good Monday and I hope May is a good month for BFP's!