Thursday, November 28, 2013

Getting closer!!

Just thought I would pop in for an update.I had my lining check on Tuesday and they said I was good to go for my December 3rd FET!! My lining was at 9.4 which the nurse said was just right. They said they want it not too thin but not too thick. I guess they shoot for anything above 6 but below 12(?) Not positive on the last number as I kinda stopped listening as closely to what she was saying after she said "perfect" :-) Anyways I am to continue on meds as previously instructed until friday.At which point I stop my Lupron and decrease my estrace.Then on Saturday I add in my Prometrium.Wow is this moving fast!! I can't believe my transfer is less than a week away. Happy Thanksgiving Ladies!!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

We have a transfer date!

So after about 6 weeks of looking at profiles we finally decided on a set. It is a set of 7.Five of them are 4 day and two are 6 day blasts. I am scared and excited all in one.I started Lupro.n shots about 2 weeks ago and will begining my estrac.e this weekend.I cannot believe how fast this process has moved.We were told back on April 1st of this year that it would probably be at least 9-12 months before we were matched. Never in a million years did we think we would be matched so quickly!Let alone be having a transfer this year. Our official transfer date is December 3rd! Which is only about 2 weeks away!That's just crazy!! I have to say that even though I have had three previous transfers (only 2 successful) I still am super nervous.I feel like I am a newbie starting all over again and have the same fears as I did in the begining. I guess it's because I know that even though you can do everything just right and take all your meds exactly there is no promise of a baby or if that you get pregnant that you will stay pregnant.( I have had 3 mc's) Am I alone that I only truly breath a complete sigh of relief after I am home with my baby in my arms?

So recently I have noticed that ALOT of fellow bloggers have finally achieved their dreams of building families and it makes my heart smile a huge goofy smile! After 4+ years of blogging a lot has changed and it seems several bloggers have quite blogging :-( I miss all you ladies,you all will never know how much your love ,support and friendship has meant to me over the years! Even though so much has changed I do hope that I will continue to hear from you ladies and that I "meet" new bloggers/friends as I try to get my blog active again.I hope that I can be there for the "newbies" just like some of you ladies were here for me. Infertility is a really difficult road but we can get through anything that we set our minds to and we can do it as we always have TOGETHER!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Looking through profiles for weeks now....and a visit with a fellow blogger!

We officially received profiles to look at on August 12th in the mail. They arrived while we were on a family trip so we had to wait until we got home almost 2 weeks after that to look at them. It was so hard waiting. Our official waiting list wait was just under 4 and a 1/2 months. Much less then the initial 9-12 months they first predicted at my RE's office. We have already passed on the first 2 sets we were sent and are still currently looking at 4 other sets that were sent a few weeks later. We have struggled a bit more with deciding and may still continue to wait for the next sets. We have passed for various reasons one main one was a possible serious health concerns and another was set size. We have one set that we are strongly considering but it does not contain the in depth profile that we are used to as they came from another RE's office that closed. My RE took on another office's patients and embryos after they closed. The doctor from the other office that closed was diagnosed with a serious illness. My office said that the embryos coming from them look good but they just did not do in depth profiles and they use a way different grading system. For us it is hard to select a set that does not have the in depth profile because we love knowing as much as we can about the people who selflessly donated their precious embryos.We want to be able to share that with our babies someday.Both offices are anonymous donation but my office collects a lot more personal information from the donors.Their office 1 page my office 12 pages hobbies ,religion, occupation,medical history, musical ability and so much more! Huge difference! Also I have to say that my RE and his office are wonderful! And they are awesome at what they do so it's hard to feel like I will as successful using this other offices embryos. We may still choose the the set with less info it's just a stumbling block right now that hubby and I are talking our way through with each other. I will share more about all of this once we decide on a set. We are going to go get our bloodwork done tomorrow. I can expect about 14 vials drawn from me and hubby only gets about half that. Lucky guy!I need to get my sono and mock done soon now that I FINALLY got a period again. I asked my OB's office for progesterone to help induce it after it didn't come back after stopping nursing. I waited 6 months and it wouldn't come. After I took the progesterone it came back but I only got it 3 extremely heavy,irregular times. It then disappeared for over 3 months until recently.I have no idea why but at least it will allow us to move forward sooner. The RE planned to induce it soon if it didn't show. On other news we recently went on a family trip up through the top of Michigan and around down through Wisconsin and back up to home in Michigan.Which officially we now have driven entirely around Lake Michigan :-) Our main reason for going to Wisconsin was to see a fellow blogger Tammy. We have met before but we were soooo anxious to see her, her husband and meet their daughter for the first time! And they too were able to meet my entire family as they had only met Mason last time and he was only weeks old and now is 3 and a half! Wow does time fly! It was good to see them and we miss them already! We are sad that we don't live closer to them :-( and we can't wait to see them again!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Baby girls turns 1 and a special announcement!!

Well little girl just turned the big "1" about a week and half ago. I still cannot believe how fast the last year has gone! She has been a complete joy to raise and seems to be trying to grow up quicker than her brothers did at her age. She started walking at 8 months and now at a year is running and into everything.LOL She started talking early too. I was hoping I would be able to savor a bit more baby hood but she has other plans ;-) I am not sure how many people are still really following this blog but for those of you that are I have a special announcement.A month and a half ago we got back on the waiting list for donor embryos!! Yes I know we are crazy for wanting more kids,or atleast that is what some people would say. But I have always wanted a large family and I thought that infertilty had taken that dream from me. Hubby and I dream about several grand children in the future to share the holidays with and the support system our children will have in each other. We were told when we got on the list that it could be a 9-12 months wait which I was okay with since I am currently in the process of losing the rest of my pregnancy weight. I am down 10 pounds but need to lose more. We figured we might as well wait while we are not ready to to move forward so it won't be such a hard wait.The office did say that I could call anytime and ask where we were at in our wait approximately so I did so yesterday. They said that they are guessing that we have about 6 months left, maybe more. There are a lot of factors that go into how the list plays out like people who pass on sets of embryos due to all kids of factors like medical history of donors,quality of set, number in set,race,hair /eye color, location of donor or other living child from donor (cannot be within 30 miles of another child). Also others that are currently pregnant tenatively stay on the list until the get to about 12 weeks,just in case.Anyways here we go again we are currently waiting and also excited even though it will probably be several months before we get matched but in the meantime I will be trying to get healthier so I am ready when they are :-)

Friday, April 26, 2013

It has been FOREVER!

It has been so long since I have kept up with blogs or blogged myself.I do truly miss all you lovely ladies! I keep telling myself that I need to get back into it and try better to keep up with everyone but then life takes over. I am currently in the process of trying to get all the pregnancy weight off of me,yes I know know my daughter is 11 months :-( But so far in the last 5 weeks I have tried really hard to change my eating habits and also have been exercising and so far I am down 10 pounds! I still have 25 pounds to go to get my pre pregnancy weight.I am really hoping that I can get back there I miss my clothes! Well little girl is now 11 months old and soon will be 1 year on May 4th! I cannot believe how fast the last year has gone! I seriously feel like it was only a couple of months ago that I had her.She is such a happy go lucky baby there isn't a day that goes by that she doesn't make me smile and feel blessed to have her!She did have the worst colic EVER in the begining that is why I first dropped off that radar when it came to blogging but when she was about 3 months she was put on Zantac which helped so much! Even after the start of the Zantac I will not say that sleeping was her strong suit. I seriously was starting to think I would NEVER sleep again! But at about 10 months that finally changed it was a slow change but now she will finally sleep 8-9 hours at night. I know that is still low compared to other little ones her age but I will take it over the up every 2-4 hours that she was doing up until then. I started to feel like a zombie and blogging was that furthest from my mind even though I missed you all! So add the lack of sleep to being a homeschooling mommy of 4 and well you get the idea! I need to go over my blog list but just getting through a few them I have noticed that there are quite a few new pregnancies,births, adoptions, embryo matches and others begining new cycles and I am soo happy for all of you! I also know that there are still those that are waiting,hurting and struggling and I want to let you know that my heart still aches for you and I am still here for anyone that needs an ear or a shoulder. I can't wait to hear and read what everyone has been up to! Catch me up ladies!

My snowflake items

My snowflake items
DH got me these after we officially accepted our set of snowflake babies