Friday, February 27, 2009

Beta #1

So it's 67. Not spectacular, but my dr. wants it to be at least 50, so I'll take it! Of course I was looking for a number that would hit it out of the park, but this one is higher than my last two IVFs, so I hope that means it's gonna stick! The nurse was excited when she called me and said that this was a "great first number". I am going to think positively and believe what she says. I go in Monday at 8:15 for Beta #2. Please pray for good doubling numbers!!!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

I am feelin' the love!

Wow! You all have overwhelmed me with your generous outpouring of support! I've said it many times before, but it makes me feel SO good to know that you all are out there thinking of me and celebrating with me! THANK YOU!

I hope we get good news tomorrow. My beta is at 8am. Since we've been here twice before, I'm terrified we'll have a repeat. I'm hoping, praying, begging, that this is it for us. PLEASE GOD, let it be.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Ummm, I think it worked.

This happened yesterday. 'Nuf said.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Ann Taylor Loft, why have you forsaken me???

For those of you who don't know, I love to shop at Ann Taylor Loft. (I love Ann Taylor, too, but my town's not cool enough to have one.) Anyway, I'm a petite flower and their clothes fit short me to a tee. So when I was a full time teacher, I worked at the Loft during the summers and sometimes a few hours a week during the year just to get the oh-so-amazing associate discount.

When I was working there (before ttc) I heard the rumor that they were going to start a maternity line. I was so excited and looked forward to the day when I would have a need for that line. Well, soon it came out, we started ttc, I stopped working there, and I was still so excited that when the time came, I'd have cute, comfy, well fitting maternity duds.

Fast forward to now. Still no baby. Still no pregnancy lasting long enough to need more than an occasional unbuttoning of the pants. Of course today, in a rare hopeful 2WW moment, I go to the Loft website to see what cute offerings they have in the maternity section. Imagine my horror when I realized that they have done away with their maternity line! It is no longer! SO not only has IF taken away my innocence, my money, and my life, it's taken away my ability to purchase Ann Taylor Loft maternity!!! F*#k you IF!

(PS...Can you tell I'm hormonal by my snarky tone?!)

Sunday, February 22, 2009

I hate waiting!

So, here I am, 4 days post transfer, and I'm going crazy! I go through moments when I'm sure it didn't work, then moments when I'm sure it did. I know by now that I can't read anything into any symptoms or lack thereof. I'm just really tired, constantly twingey/crampy (that started today), sore bbs (which I know is from the progesterone), and that's pretty much it. I'm ready to get back to work tomorrow and get my mind off this wondering. I'll let y'all know if anything else transpires. In the meantime, please continue to send up those good vibes for me!!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

FET #1b is Complete!

Everything went perfectly yesterday! Both of our embies thawed beautifully - a 4AA and a 4AB. After I heard that they were okay, I was SO much calmer! I had acupuncture in the transfer room for 20 minutes, then the RE came in and did the transfer. He said it went great and that he hopes it's twins! He also said they went to the exact right spot in my uterus, so they must be girls because they followed directions! Haha. Then everyone left the room and I had another 20 minutes of acupuncture. Then we were outta there!

Mr. C is now calling me "the incubator". I'm just chilling out in my bed catching up on reading and sleep. This is my favorite part! My beta is a week from tomorrow, Friday 2/27. Here are some photos from yesterday for your viewing pleasure.

These are our beautiful blasts! (Sorry, the black rectangle is blocking out my personal info.)

Here we are in the transfer room, all suited up and ready to get the show on the road!

Meditating during acupuncture (or as Mr. C calls it, "hole punching").


Mr. C. just made this silly cartoon with our blastocyst photos. He's so crazy! :)

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


Well, tomorrow is the big day! My transfer is at 2:30. I'm excited, hopeful, and happy that today is my last day being NOT pregnant! Please send up prayers, good karma, sticky thoughts, good vibes, WHATEVER, for me tomorrow. I'll send out an update when I get home tomorrow night. Ttyl!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Thank you and I'm a dummy!

Thank you SO much to all of you for your well wishes on my FET. You make me feel so good! I've said so many times that the online infertility community is the best support system in the world. I love knowing that there are people out there who I've never even met who are rooting for me!

In other news, I am a dummy. A lot of you commented that you found my blog through LFCA or L & F. What is that? Is it something that is so obvious that I will feel ridiculous when you tell me? My brain's not working, so help me out girls, and thanks for finding my blog and following my story!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

My FET in ON!!

I had my blood work and ultrasound this morning and all systems are go! My lining is at 7 and it was 5.9 at this point last cycle, so yippee! I'm crediting acupuncture. Hopefully it will get to around 8 by next week. My transfer will be at 2:30 next Wednesday, February 18th.

This morning when the nurse was talking to me, she calculated (on one of those wheel thingies) what my due date would be if this works. It's November 5th. Today at work I was drinking a bottle of water and happened to look at the expiration date printed on the bottle. It said November 5, 2009. A sign, perhaps?? (BTW, I didn't ask her to figure that out, she just whipped out the wheel and told me before I knew what was going on. I would probably prefer not to know, but oh, well.)

The best news of all is that tomorrow will be my last day taking L.upron! I am so excited to bid adieu to my headaches. Please say prayers that the third time will be a charm!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Headache Hell

Yes, I am in headache hell. HELL! I'm sorry to complain, but I just have to get it off my chest (head, in this case). It's the L.upron. My head feels like it is going to explode 24/7. The only relief I get is on my acupuncture days. That's twice a week, so the other days are miserable. Also, caffeine helps a little. My heavy duty migraine pills don't touch it. It's so bad that my vision is now blurry. This morning in church I didn't sing because I couldn't focus on the words in the hymnal! I'm hoping that I only have to take the L.upron until the day before my transfer, so that would be a little over a week. Okay, enough of the complaining! If you're still with me, thanks.

Just for fun, here's a photo of me in the funny shirt I bought this week. It says, "Facebook. It's my day job." Hahaha. I love Facebook!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Funny Names Meme

FET update - We have date! My transfer will be on Feb. 18th. I'm currently on L.upron, E.strace, and V.ivelle patches.

Here's a funny meme from F.acebook. I nominate all my readers to cut and paste this to your blog and fill in your own answers!

2. YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (first 3 letters of real name plus izzle.) Kelizzle

3. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color and favorite animal) Yellow Dog

4. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (your middle name and street you live on/or neighborhood if it's a number) Elizabeth Heathwood

5.YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first name) Galkel

6. YOUR SUPERHERO/CRIMINAL NAME: (Your 2nd favorite color, and favorite
drink) Green Izze

7. YOUR IRAQI NAME: (2nd letter of your first name, 3rd letter of your last name, 1st letter of your last name, 2nd letter of your moms maiden name, 3rd letter of your dads name, 1st letter of a siblings first name, and last letter of your moms first name). Elghcn

8. YOUR WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (parents middle names). Porter Davis

9. YOUR GOTH NAME: (black, and the name of one of your pets). Black Dunkin

10. YOUR HOOD NAME:....first 3 of your first name and add -iqua.... Keliqua