Thursday, December 22, 2011


As most of you know that are trying to conceive know the pressure and torture of the 2 week wait. The time after ovulation until your period. And most of you know that it's so much torture, getting all the fantasy symptoms of being pregnant until the 2 weeks is up and you get your period. That's the most depressing time ever. But then you realize hey its just not my month and you go through that process all over again.

I am officially in my 2ww and its horrible. I've been getting all the symptoms and of course I know its just my body screwing with me. I've been always quick to hope for the best and then get crushed at the end so this time I'm just going to keep thinking negative that way I don't get that heartbroken if the test is negative. I'm sick of getting crushed and my heart broken. I hope this is my month but I don't know what will happen.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Monday Test Results

Went for my progesterone test results and nurse called Monday afternoon to tell me my test results were normal so that's good :) Their lab only goes up to 20 and they said it came back higher than 20...I'm so excited. Today is Tuesday so I have exactly one week to go before I find out if I'm preggo or not...I'm so excited but nervous at the same time. We are prepared to do this again if the first time doesn't work but we have high hopes and hope it works the first time.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Family Pictures 2011

We had family pictures taken again this year, last time we had them done was in 2009. Being a photographer I know how important it is to have family pictures taken every year and I vow to have them done every year. I like to have pictures for my kids to look at 50 years from now. My ever so talented sister in law took these for us and I am so happy. They are already hanging around my house :) 

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Test Results

I went in to see my fertility specialist on Thursday to get all my test results and she said everything looks great. The only problem is there's a problem with my thyroid and I have to take medication to get it under control. Normal thyroid is 4.5 and to get pregnant it has to be under 3.0 and of course mine is at 3.5 so taking meds is the right choice. I go back in for blood work in 3 weeks to see if the meds work or not. I go back in on Monday to check my progesterone to make sure I ovulated and there's enough progesterone to carry a pregnancy. I will update on Monday once I get my blood work done.

I love letting everyone know my progress. If you have specific questions that you want to ask me feel free to email me at :)

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

A whole new blog and a whole new me....

I have many philosophys about life and I try to follow every single one of them.
I do say "life is to short, live like there's no tomorrow."
So since I have turned 30 last month I realize I'm not getting any younger.
I've been trying to get pregnant since I was pretty much 19 when I got married to my husband but really been trying for the past 7 years. I've had a few hiccups as well as my husband but nothing that we can't handle.
So 2 days after I turned 30 I saw my doctor and told him he needs to refer me to a fertility specialist.
I made an appt and got in a couple of weeks later.
My insurance covers only 1 IUI per lifetime but of course it ended at the end of 2011 so my fertility specialist decided we should do it while the insurance covers it.
I went in last week and got bloodwork done to check my thyroid and several other things.
I then went on clomid for 5 days and then on Monday I went and got an ultrasound done to check my follicles. They said I had 3 follicles measuring 16, 17 and 19 (normal is 18). They also said since I have 3 follicles that gives me a chance to conceive multiples...ahhhh! So it was time for my IUI. I went home that night and shot myself with Ovidrel. I'm really afraid of needles and was going to have my hubby do it but I took control and did it myself. It hurt for a second but otherwise it was ok.
So today Wednesday December 14th I went in for my first IUI and it went great.
I am now laying on my couch trying not to move and going to take it easy for the next 2 weeks.
I am excited but nervous and like anyone else has doubts but trying to stay positive and know this will work. There's a 25% chance the first IUI works but I have high hopes and know it will stick.

I am hear to document my experience with infertility and hope it helps someone else out there. I also want to look back on this to show my kids someday what I went through to get pregnant with them.

I also finished school last week, I got a B in my algebra class and an A in my management supervision class, so yay to me. I also got on the Dean's List again. Its nice to know when you pay for school you try your best to achieve.

I will update soon :)