Wednesday, October 30, 2013

It's on like donkey kong

Ahh!!! I am so excited. Just got home from my second monitoring appt. It went AMAZING! We were worried about having 4 potential follies which would have benched us. I was really worried about going in and finding out they all grew..

Well! I am pleased to say, we have two beautiful follies! My 14mm follie from Monday is now 16.5 and my 13mm is now 15.3! So, I did another 25iu of Follitism today and will trigger tomorrow morning. We should be looking at, at least, a 20mm and 19mm follie for IUI. Which is fabulous. We are scheduled for IUI on Friday at 2:30pm.

I have no words to explain how happy I am. Last med cycle didn't go as planned and we didn't get this far. It is such a relief to know this is really going to happen.

Here's my pretty follies.

Oh. And my lining is 8.9mm. It's on the lower end of good, it's much better than last time for sure.

Lining- stupid glare :(

Left Ovary

Left Ovary

Right Ovary

Right Ovary

Monday, October 28, 2013


We've had a busy few days.. I'm going to try and go in some sort of order but forgive me if I get off track.

We'll begin with Thursday.  We dropped S off so he can go on his guys Vegas trip. My mom tagged along and after we dropped him off, we went to the outlet shops to walk around. C had a great time walking around and getting to play in some of the water fountains. We left and had dinner at Benihana. My mom and I ordered kids meals and shared with C. It was much cheaper to do that than order two adults meals. We stayed at her house for the whole weekend.

Friday my mom and I took C to the zoo.  He had so much fun running around. He pretty much had free reign to go where he pleased.

Saturday was supposed to be a beach day. Turns out it was an incredibly cold and foggy day. We walked down to the beach and had some lunch then walked home. It was pretty uneventful. My mom and I went to a bar after C went to bed, it was pretty intense people watching. There must have been a ton of Halloween parties going on because the place was filled with people in costume.

Sunday was somewhat of a lazy day. I had to go in and have a blood draw to check hormone levels.  Stupid nurse busted my vein. We took C to a little Halloween carnival where he got to dress up as an elephant and have a pumpkin painted on his face. There was a bounce house he had a blast in as well. He would stay in those things forever if he
 could. We also got  a new stroller. I got a Bob Revolution SE. I am actually pretty excited to start walking/jogging more with it.  We went up to visit some friends while we got S. It was nice to catch up with old friends.

Today.. Had my monitoring appt this afternoon. It was.... Well, it was a date with the dildo cam. I have 4 potential follies. We don't want that many. Right now, we're looking at an 11.3 , 12.4 , 13 , and 14. We dropped my dose to 25iu for today and tomorrow. I'll go back Wednesday morning for another appt and hopefully will be able to trigger shortly after. I am praying one of them dies off so we don't get cancelled. We're wanting at least one to get to 18 or so for trigger. We are hopefully looking at Thursday or Friday for IUI.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Come here my pretty

Here's just a quick little update with some pictures. Hair and a battle wound from the start of injects.

So it begins

Today was day 1 of injects. Again, I was a chicken shit with it. Until I stuck it. And of course I wanted to kick myself for being afraid.  I'll do two more and then go in for blood work on Saturday morning to check levels and see if we need to adjust meds.

The aftermath ((don't mind the crumbs))

Today, I have a hair appointment. I can not wait. I'm getting it highlighted and trimmed. Hopefully getting rid of the roots I have. I am so excited. It's been such a long time since I've had my hair done.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Hit the jackpot

Okay.. Not that kind of jackpot. I wish. Baseline was today and it went well.

Everything checked out and yesterday was the last day of BCP! Praise the lord! We debated between another hybrid cycle and going to just injects. We chose just injects. I am nervous, excited, apprehensive, and ready. The thought of just injects scares me. But at the same time, Clomid didn't give us a great response and thinned my lining. We talked about things and decided just injects shouldn't effect my lining and wont give me the horrid side effects. Yay!

As of right now, the plan is this:

75iu Follitism Wed-Fri.
Check levels Sat. -continue Follitism or u/s-
250iu Ovirel for trigger
& 100mg Progesterone suppositories after IUI

This go 'round I'll get the pen for Follitism. Should be interesting, this is my first time with it. I am really hoping this is the last time. And we actually get to go forth with IUI. I believe we are hopefully looking at IUI sometime next week. If all goes well.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013


Six days until baseline. I called the office today to see if we could get my appt changed. For whatever reason, the BCP is giving me not to great side effects this go 'round. Dizziness, headaches and nausea.

Unfortunately they couldn't change the appt. The best they could do was give me an even lower dose BCP. Though, I was under the impression what I currently have, IS the lowest dose BCP.


I made some Blueberry Cheesecake Cookies today. I figured while C was napping I should do something productive. So I baked. They are freaking delicious. You can find the recipe here. Everyone should try them.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Hello, Brobee

I got C's Halloween costume in the mail yesterday. Since S had our mail key, I couldn't check it until this morning. I am so excited. C and I opened the box and he was so thrilled to see Brobee.

We pulled it out and got it unwrapped. He just stared at it, he had no idea what was about to happen.

We got him all dressed up and took him into the bathroom to see. He was a tad confused about it but warmed up to it. He was so excited that he was being Brobee.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013


Panda always knows how to make things better... Oh and some other random pictures of C from the last couple weeks. 


S's fortune

The cutest elf hat at the store

Some beach fun! 

Connor's first Clown Cone! 

Tuesday, October 8, 2013


Welp. Like I suspected, CD1 is here. Earlier than I expected. I knew it was coming but was expecting it tomorrow morning. I had cramps earlier this afternoon signaling the arrival.

We are officially onto Cycle 20 and will be starting meds again at the end of the month. Baseline is in 2 weeks and we'll get the official schedule of meds then. In the meantime, BCP for me. Yay! /sarcasm.

For the next couple days I'll be enjoying junk food. I am so excited.

Coming to a stop

No surprise here, my temp went down this morning. I expect AF in the morning. While I am not overly sad about it, it puts us now at an exact 3 year difference age gap. This is not where I ever expected us to be. And I never expected us to have a large age gap.

The more I think about it, the more I end up dwelling on the fact that this is not how I would ever imagined our TTC journey going. I have always imagined having my children close in age.  It's just a new normal I'll have to get used to.

Moving on... Halloween is creeping up! I am so excited! I just ordered C's costume. He is going to be Brobee from Yo Gabba Gabba! He loves it and got so excited when he saw it on the computer screen. Hopefully it doesn't scare him when we get it in the mail and put it on! I've got to get him a trick or treat  bag now. Then stock up on some candy to pass out as well. I wish we were decorating this year, but S works on Halloween so it's sort of not worth it. I am going to start collecting Christmas decorations though so I can decorate for that.

Monday, October 7, 2013


Slowly coming to the end of cycle 19. Today is 10 dpo. My temp is still up, which is fantastic. We'll see, I have 2 more days to go before AF is expected.

Symptoms so far:

- Sore boobs still
-Bloat like no tomorrow
-Super gassy

Typically, my boob soreness has faded out by today. Bloat.. Eh, sometimes it happens, sometime it doesn't. Gas.. Let's just say poor S.

I did test this morning with the temp still up, it was negative. But it's still early and I'm not out yet. I have a little optimism going, it's nice.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

A beauty

One of the moms from my BMB with C shared a link to a very beautiful blog post. It is called 15 Lessons Learned from Miscarriage. I'll share the link and if you would like to read, it is there.


Thursday, October 3, 2013

'Bout time

I called the RE this morning because I still haven't heard back from them to set up baseline. The beginning plan is set. I'll start BCP (again) the day after I start AF. Baseline will be on Oct 21. Seems like so far away. I hate so much how long of a wait between AF and baseline is. It makes me so mad. But it makes sense because they are seeing tons and tons of patients, from all over the west coast.

I'll find out the plan for meds/IUI schedule when I go in. I'm thinking it will most likely look like Clomid either 50mg or 100mg, injects 75 iu either one or two days, then trigger and IUI to follow. I also imagine I'll probably need to do Estrogen to help lining again. Obviously I could be wrong and wont know until we go in.

Tentatively it looks like timing will also work out with S' work schedule. Which is a huge plus. On top of that, because I'm going to have to BCP, it will push things back and S wont have to miss any of his trip for his concert. Which is great for him. And means I wont have to hear him complain about it. So a huge plus for me! ;)

As for this cycle.. Today is 6 DPO. I'm thinking I might be out already. I feel like I'm starting to break out, which is giveaway number 1 for being out. I have no other typical 2ww symptoms either. But hey, maybe different is good?

My concert is TWO days! I am getting more and more excited for it. I also recently ordered new jeans and I'm hoping they'll be here before Saturday.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Wait time starts now

Back in the 2ww. I am 4dpo. We have 8 days to go. Hopefully it doesn't go by too slow. We do have some good stuff coming up so hopefully it keeps me occupied.

In other news.  Potty training sucks. Okay so not really.. More my kid who is potty trained and likes to make me mad sucks. He is usually so good at telling me when he needs to use the bathroom.. As of late. He will stand there and tell me, then just start peeing. :| It is driving me batty and making me want to bring the pull ups back. Almost. It just makes me so mad because he knows what to do, he just chooses not to.