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Welcome to my blog! Me and DH are 27. We met at the end of our senior year in High School and married three years later on June 25 2005. We have been TTC for over 3 years. Now we are expecting twins in June. I hope to encourage and be encouraged through our journey.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

I'm such a baby!!!

There are so many women out there who have been giving themselves injections. I can't do it. I have a mental block or something. So yesterday when they decided to switch things up on me and give me a different trigger shot, I had to get one at 8:30 pm and one this morning at 8:30am. Normally my husband gives them to me. At 8:30 this morning DH was at work. I had to make an appt with the nurse at my RE's office so they could give it to me. I'm so pathetic!

On a more positive note...I'm so excited about tomorrow!!

Oh and thanks Kristi for the hyper stimulation advice. That's why they switched my trigger. Since my estrogen is over 4000 I would have more than likely hyper stimulated. This new shot will keep me from doing that. But I will still try the drinks and foods you suggested.

I will try and update this weekend on how may they are able to fertilize!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Cycle update

I went in this morning and everything looks great. I have 12-13 follicles on each ovary. I'm waiting to hear back form the doctor on whether or not I will trigger tonight. I hope so.... If we do that puts ER on Thursday and 5DT on Tuesday.

AHHHHHH I can't believe its here and this is really happening!!!

My entire family keeps telling me this is it. Could this really be it??




UPDATE: Just spoke with the doctor. We are triggering tonight and in the morning with Lupron. I updated my side bar....

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

It's offical....

We finally started meds last night. Friday the doctor called and said that my TSH levels went from a 7 to a 4.1. Woo Hoo. I had my baseline BW and US yesterday. Everything looked great.

If everything stays on track we will have our beta Oct. 22 Which is just a few days before DH's birthday! Wouldn't that be a great birthday present?!?!?

Now for a funny story about last night. For some reason I get nervous about the injections. I have only had the Ovidril injections right before the IUI's so this is definitely different. As soon as DH walked in the door I bombarded him and said OK lets do the injection now. I didn't want to be anticipating it all night. Well this threw him off, he already gets nervous about them. Only cause he doesn't want to hurt me. So after I was done mixing everything, I put the needle on and took the cap off. I jumped up on the counter and was waiting. I had him so worked up he dropped the syringe on the floor. Before it hit, he was fumbling around with it trying to keep it from hitting the floor. Surprisingly he didn't get stuck anywhere. We didn't lose any of the meds in the process so we just switched out the needle. I felt bad for him. I know he hates doing it but that's the only way it will get done. I CAN NOT give them to myself.

The poke itself didn't hurt, the meds going in did a teeny tiny bit. But afterwards it felt like I had been stung by a bee. I had the urge to scratch or slap it. Today my tummy is sore to the touch. Now I know why they told me to switch sides each night.

If you have gone through any injectables were you able to give them to yourself?

Now for a quick side note. Yesterday my sister had her baby! Bristol Leighann 6lbs 1oz 18" long. She is so sweet.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Such a roller coaster....

The past few days have been so crazy! Sorry for such a long post!

First off my hubs loves his Gan.der Moun.tain Credit Card. He gets points every time we use it and then they send him a gift card for the store after we have accumulated so many points. So you can imagine how excited he was that I have been putting all our medicals bill on the card. Well two weeks ago when I went in for our teaching session and for them to test my Thyroid I paid a certain amount on the card and then planned on paying the rest today. I made sure I paid the bill Monday so we would have a zero balance for today. I even checked it yesterday online to make sure the payment posted, it had. So this morning when I tried to pay, DECLINED!!!! Twice. How embarrassing! I called and of course you can't get a human to save your life, I even tried the "cancel your card" option thinking that would definitely get me a person. Nope.

After I got back to work I tried calling again. I don't remember the actual option I pressed but luckily I got a human. So after all the calling and waiting she told me I'm not the account holder (DH is) and she can't tell me anything. Its privacy laws. So I said, let me get this right, I can spends thousands of dollars and pay the bill but you can't tell me why its declining with a zero balance???? Her reply was: we are open until nine if you would like your husband to call then. AHHHHHHHH

Yesterday I got a letter in the mail from my insurance company. Anytime I go to the doctor and use insurance it will send me a letter showing how much my copay was and if I owe anything to the doctor. Well as you all know I had the hysteroscopy two weeks ago. So the letter I got yesterday was showing the details from that. I had to meet a 350.00 deductible and other than that I was told I shouldn't have to pay anything else, since I had insurance.

The letter yesterday said after my 350.00 deductible they (my craptacular insurance) only paid 347.00 of the 6,067.00 charge! So you (me) owe the surgery center 5,719.00 WHAT?!?!?! Start of mini heart attach and mental break down!!!

This morning when I went to the doctor I asked about it, so she gave me their billing centers number. I called and explained the letter I got. She chuckled and said let me guess, it says you owe thousand of dollars. Me: yes, 5,719.00 to be exact. Her: Just disregard the bill all you owe was the 350.00. Your insurance sent that because our surgery center is considered out of network. Me: chocking back tears said thank you and hung up. I literally cried afterwards! I was so relieved

PS- we didn't close yesterday on the refi. LONG story but it was becuase of .40 cents! Yep you read that right! Everything is situated so hopfully at 5:00pm today we will close.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Refinance

We have been trying to get our house refinanced for the past 2 1/2 months. Everything under the sun seems to have gone wrong. Our appraisal came back to low for us to keep paying our taxes and insurance ourselves (I hate Escrowing) So in order to not have to we have to come to the table with money. I didn't really want to, especially cause it is taking from our saving that we have set aside for IVF. Today we are supposed to be closing but they have been telling us that for a week now. If we don't close by today our rate will expire. I keep telling myself that GOD will take care of us and we will be able to refi at 4.5% (isn't that an awesome rate????) get pregnant our first IVF, have great eggs to freeze and have money set aside for the next frozen transfer (siblings of course). Sounds like a lot but my GOD is awesome and I know it can happen.

Tomorrow I go in for them to check my Thyroid again. Dr. G has been putting off us starting the meds because my levels are to high. If tomorrows levels come back good we will be given the green light to officially start the meds. The only bad thing is, if they don't get the results back until Friday then I have to wait until Monday for the baseline and to start meds. Also if the results come back high he will adjust the dose, make me take it for another 2 weeks before he will test me again. If this happens I think I might go crazy. The anticipation is killing me. I had it in my head already that we would have a late June baby. Our 6th anniversary is June 25th.

I shouldn't put myself through all the different scenarios of how far I will be at certain time of the year. I know that when I do get pregnant and have him/her the timing will be just right and all this waiting will have been worth it..... so much easier said than done, if only I could follow my own advice ;)

Hope every one's week is going good.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Got the IVF Schedule

We went in on Thursday for our teaching visit. They gave us all the info to mix the meds and how and when to administer them. They also took my blood again to check my Thyroid to make sure it was looking better after starting me on the meds. He called me back Friday and said that it was still high for me to double my "baby dose" and check it again in two weeks. So instead of today being my last day of BCP and starting the stims Friday I will have to stay on the BCP until they check my Thyroid next Thursday. :( I wish I could just have one problem free cycle....Is there such a thing?

So, if things go good next week I'm hoping to start stims Friday night 9/17/2010. Egg retrieval 9/29/2010 and have a 5 day transfer. Which would put the beta around 10/18/10. Man that is an eternity away! All of these dates are hypothetical and could change through out the cycle.

I will be taking 150 Bravelle and 150 Menopur in case you were wondering.

Hope everyone had a great holiday weekend.