Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Happy New Year!!

Wow. I cannot believe this year is almost over! It's wild.. So much has happened. It started with our 1 year anniversary. We went to Disney and had a wonderful time. They gave us little buttons that said "Happy Anniversary". Very cute and they gave us some preferential treatment. We were in Epcot looking at the America exhibit when this guy in costume came up to me and asked my what my name is. I told him and he said "Oh! I have been looking for you!" Then he gave us a certificate saying "Happy 1 year Anniversary" Then he took us to the little restaurant and told us we could pick any dessert we wanted. So we did and as we stood there waiting for the desserts to come he exclaims " Hear Ye! Hear Ye! We have Mr and Mrs. M(last name) here celebrating their first anniversary with us tonight! " At that point everyone started clapping and cheering. It was really cute.

Then in May my MIL retired from 35 years of teaching and we had a huge party. It was really neat to see all these people who came out to celebrate this occasion with us.
In June we went to Alaska. That was awesome!! I felt like I was in a movie or something. Everywhere we turned, there was beautiful scenery and the people we so nice. We got to see a bear and a moose in the wild. We got back with a lot of wonderful pictures. I cannot wait to go back some day and show our kids all of the beauty of the Alaskan Wilderness.

When we came back we started TTC. We started seeing the RE at the end of June and by August we were pregnant! It was the most exciting and nervous time of my life. In September we lost the baby. I have never felt a pain like that of finding out my baby was gone. I did a lot of crying and soul searching. I never want to feel that pain ever again! In October, I finally passed the baby and we started TTC again. In November we got to see our family and it was so wonderful to have something to take our mind off of TTC. So, that was 2008 for us. I am hoping for a wonderful 2009 for us and for all of our friends and family!!

On the TTC front, we went to the RE yesterday and as I had suspected, it was a little to early. I have 3 follies in one ovary and 2 in the other. To which, DH says "Quints?!?!" LOL. He is soo funny. The follies are too small measuring at 10-11 mm. They would like to see the follies around 18mm. So, we go back on Friday. I am praying for nice big healthy follies! I already ordered the HCG shot and recieved it in the mail today! Wow, talk about customer service!! It got from Maine to Florida in about 24 hours! So, here's to hoping I will be Oing this weekend and we will be doing what we need to do. If you know what I mean *wink wink*

Well, that is all for now. If you have gotten this far, thanks!! Hope everyone has a happy and safe new year! Talk at you all later!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas and Happy Hannukah Everyone!!

So, today is Christmas.. I am feeling ok,I guess. I just finished the Clomid last night. I swear this medicine is messing with my head.. I don't like being a royal bitch from hell. Yet, everything is annoying me. Even things that don't normally bother me are pissing me off. I hate this. I want my normal self back. I am sure my dh feel the same way. =(
On a lighter note, we are going to my mom's house this afternoon for Christmas. It should be fun. I like hanging out with her. I just hope I can keep my attitude in check... We are actually doing our gift exchange on Saturday because my mom fell on her bad knee again so she couldn't go shopping. My mom is the last minute shopping queen! LOL.

On the TTC front, our appointment for a follie check is Monday! I cannot wait to see how many follies we have. So, it looks like we are still on track for Oing on New Year's Eve! I think that's pretty cool. I just keep praying for success this time around....

Well, that is all for today.. I have to go check on my creamed corn now. Hehe. Hope everyone has a great holiday! Talk at you all later! =)

Friday, December 19, 2008

AF is here!

Well, AF made her grand entrance yesterday at about 9:00 AM while I was at work. Luckily I had protection and caught it just in time. So, this means I will be Oing around New Year's Eve! That's pretty cool. I am still pretty optimistic about all this. I went to my RE this morning for a baseline U/S to make sure everything was clear to start again. Everything looked good. The nurse started talking about possibly doing a Hysterosalpinogram to make sure there are no blockages in my fallopian tubes. They have to do cultures before they can do the HSG to make sure there is no unnecessary bacteria that might get into the uterus during the procedure. Well, they tried to do the culture this morning and couldn't because there was to much blood down there. So, if we do not get pregnant this cycle they will try to do the culture again and the HSG. I am hoping and praying extra hard that I get pregnant this cycle so I do not have to have the HSG.

In other news, I am pretty much ready for the holidays. The presents we got for our nieces are being sent out this weekend and I need to wrap my mom's gift and we are all set! Sunday is our family's Hanukkah party! I am excited! I cannot wait to see everyone. I cannot believe this year is practically over! Where did it go?? So much happened to us this year. I will be doing a retrospective some time next week so stay tuned! Well, that is all for tonight. Hope everyone has a great weekend!

P.S. If anyone has had an HSG, please tell me about your experience. Thanks!

Monday, December 15, 2008

RE Appointment Update....

So, we went to the RE this morning and the test was negative.=(
I'm bummed. I was really hoping and praying for a positive... Hopefully next cycle. DH is bummed too. He almost looked like he was going to cry... So, all my "symptoms" were just PMS rearing it's ugly head. I am actually starting to get cramps right now. This sucks! Now we wait for AF to show up. Then we will try again.. What else can we do? I wanted soo much to be pregnant for Hanukkah..

OK the pity party is over. Time to look to the future and get ready to start again. I am hoping AF comes by Friday. That would be nice. That would mean we would find out around the middle of January. Our 2 year anniversary is 1/14/09. That would be such an awesome anniversary gift!!!

In other news, work is going well. Our holiday party is on Thursday. We are doing secret Santa and I forgot to buy my gift for the girl that I picked. I will go out and get it tomorrow or Wednesday. On Sunday is the family Hanukkah party. That will be fun. I really love getting together with the family. For Christmas we are going to my mom's house. I am excited to show her what I got for her. She will be THRILLED!! LOL. I got her a new set of pots and pans. She needs them. She hasn't had a new set for like 30 years!!! I think it's time for a new set!

Well, that is all for today. Hope everyone has a great evening and I'll talk at you all later.

P.S. CONGRATS to my BFPB Laney on her BFP this AM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Happy Friday!

I cannot believe this week is over! I was totally expecting it to go sooo slow but it actually went quick! Not much new going on in here.. Last night DH and I went to see the funniest comedian I have seen in a long time! His name is Jeff Dunham. I am sure I have mentioned him here a time or two. At first we weren't going to go b/c the tix were so damn expensive but last night my DH got a call from his cousin. It turns out they decided not to go and gave us their tix!! How nice, right?! We have to thank them properly. The show was awesome!! he was so funny and didn't skip a beat! DH and I are still bouncing lines from the show off each other and laughing.. LOL.

My mom went to the Ortho doc yesterday and he have her a shot of something in her knee. She's not sure what it was but she says her knee doesn't hurt as much today! Yaay! Small victories. I am hoping this means she is on the road to recovery..

On the TTC front, as you know, we will find out on Monday if I am pregnant. Very exciting! I still have all my "Phantom" symptoms.. Here's to hoping they are the real thing! My mom is soo excited to find out too. She keeps asking if we will really know on Monday. She even wanted to know if we would have a u/s to see the baby on Monday. LOL. Gotta love Mom. I told her no we would only know if I was pregnant or not and if I am then we have to wait another 2 or 3 weeks to "see" the baby and hopefully a HB. She's so funny.

So, as for plans this weekend, we really don't have any. At least nothing new.. Just laundry, grocery shopping and visiting my mom and his mom. Same old.. Hope everyone has a great weekend and wish me luck for Monday!!!

Monday, December 8, 2008

3 Months Ago Today....

we found out about the M/C.. I cannot believe it has been 3 months. Sometimes it feels like yesterday and sometimes it feels like a million years ago. I think I have moved on. I will never forget my little Eggbert but I really think I am ready to be pregnant again. I still get sad when I think of what could have been and all that but I am a big believer in things happen for a reason.. I just hope and pray that the next pregnancy goes full term and my DH and I end up with a healthy, happy baby. I really feel that I have grown as a woman because of this experience it and has changed our relationship for the better. We are more committed to having a family and we will be more appreciative of whatever God gives us.

In other news, my phantom symptoms are in full force now... Between the tiredness, nausea, moodiness and bloating I am a mess. I could fall asleep right now! I hope these are the real thing. My body loves to mess with me so I can never just say to myself "I feel like crap. Oh, I must be pregnant!" LOL. I told my mom about my "Symptoms" and her first reaction was "Oh yeah, you must be pregnant." I love my mom very much but she just doesn't get it. She was one of these women that sneezed and got pregnant. It's funny trying to explain to my mom about how fertility treatments work and the art of Ovulation and Baby-making! LOL. She's usually the one explaining things to me.

Well, that's all for tonight. Hope everyone is having a great evening... Thanks for listening to my ramblings. Talk at you all later!!!

Friday, December 5, 2008

9 more days..

but who's counting! In about 9 days I find out if there is someone growing inside of me!! I am so nervous, excited, impatient and a little scared. Just scared that IF I am pregnant, that something will go wrong.. I am trying to think positive! Ha! Get it, positive! LOL. OK, OK lame joke. hehe. I am starting to get phantom symptoms which doesn't help. I am tired (more so than usual), VERY moody (poor dh), a little nauseous but at night instead of in the AM and a little more hungry than usual... Aaack! This is making me nuts! I also think that I am comparing how I feel right now with how I was feeling before we found out about the 1st one.. It's totally messing with my head.

On the work front, I joined a new agency because I found out that the one I am working with is being dropped from the hospital that I am at and I really want to stay where I am at. I was hoping they would hire me permanently but supposedly, according to the assistant manager, there are no spaces. I know for a fact that is not true so I have to go talk to the manager of the department. Wish me luck! I am just hoping once the new agency gets all the paperwork they need that it will be a seamless transition from one agency to another and I can continue to work at the hospital that I am at... We will see what happens.

Well, that is all for tonight. Hope everyone had a great Friday and has a wonderful weekend! Talk at you later.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Happy December

Well, it's Monday. Boo. My nieces and their parents are already back home by now. They left this AM. It was sooo incredibly awesome to see the family and spend quality time with them. They absolutely LOVED the museum! I was so happy to see them having a blast and running around everywhere. On Sunday we just hung out at the mall and relaxed. No big plans. I was sad to say good bye. My older niece actually cried. =( She never cried before when we left. We will be seeing them in 6 weeks so that's cool. We are going up in January to visit them at their house.

On the TTC front, I start my Progesterone suppositories tomorrow AM. I have to take 2 a day vaginally. That will be interesting. I remember last cycle it got a bit messy but I have figured out how to keep it from getting all over the place. On Friday I take the second half of my HCG shot. I really hope all this works and that the baby sticks! We go in on December 15th for the pregnancy test!!! Aaah! I cannot wait!

Well, that is all for tonight. Hope everyone had a great Monday. Talk at you later!