Monday, June 17, 2013

More follicle checks

Ok I had a lot of visits that were pretty much the same. We went in Thursday (the 6th), Saturday, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. The follicle that was 15 stayed at 15 except on Sat. It shrank a little. Finally on Wednesday it grew to 16 (which the nurse told me on Tues that if it was at 16 when I come back in we would go ahead and do the hcg shot). So I was really happy to see it at first. Well then there was another guy around 13mm so the nurse who was doing the u/s said we could go ahead and do the hcg shot or do two more days of shots and let the second guy catch up. I had two vials of medicine left so we thought it would be good to use them up and having two follicles are better than one. All together I did 12 days of shots. Friday we went in and the 16mm one grew to 19x22! But we couldn't find the other one. So they gave me the hcg shot and we scheduled the IUI. We were pretty excited! Saturday at 8am we went in to give them Joshua's guys so they could run tests. Finally 45 mins later they took us back. We got Joshua's results and his count is at 23 million and mobility is at 87%. All of that is really good! So we did the IUI. I didn't feel a thing, it was great! So now we wait to test. I will post in my blog if I am pregnant after I tell all of our families. We can't wait!!

Father's Day was great! We had already bought him a workbench so he can start with woodworking. But Sunday morning I surprised him with a new drill. He loves it! It's going to be nice to build things exactly how I want them.

Saturday we are headed to Ohio for the week to look at houses. Then the 30th I am going to see NKOTB in St. Louis with Tracey! I'm very excited!  

Monday, June 3, 2013

Follicle Check!

We had an appointment today at 9:15. I had an u/s done to check the follicles in the ovaries. Left one was up first! There are two in there that are around 9mm each. The right one is doing real well. One of the follicles is 15mm!! If it was 16 we would've done the trigger shot and the IUI tomorrow. But it's not so we have to wait. I can't remember the other one's size. She gave me two choices. I could not do the shots of Brevelle and let them try to grow on their own and go back on Thursday to check or take a vial today, tomorrow, and Wednesday and go in on Thursday to check. They should go up 1 or 2mm in size everyday on their own but since I have leftover shots from a year ago and they haven't expired we decided I do the shots. We are pretty excited. Looking back at last year's post, the follicles are growing much better on just taking the pills! Woohoo! Well until the next visit :) Goodnight!!

Thursday, May 30, 2013


Today I had a hysteroscopy done. I really love the staff at my doctor's office, they are great! For a hysteroscopy they put a camera in you to look at your uterus. I didn't feel it inside me at all. We were even watching it on the screen which I thought was gross but Joshua thought it was pretty cool. Dr. Thompson was making sure Joshua wasn't getting squeamish and we told him he watched the delivery so this was nothing! He found some plaque on my uterine wall which was probably from the placenta so he just scraped it off. I didn't feel that either but watching it was so weird, he just kept poking at it until it was all gone. Everything else looks great and I go back on Monday to get an ultrasound done to check for follicles and hopefully get a refresher course for the injections. We are getting excited. Right now I am on letrozol pills for ovulation and I take 5mg a day until Sunday. Well that is all for right now. When Joshua uploads pictures from our camera I will post the ones we took over memorial weekend when we went to Phoenix to celebrate his sister-in-law's birthday. We had a blast!! Thank you all for your prayers, we really appreciate them! 

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Mom's visit and more

My mom came to visit us on the 23rd til the 30th. The first night she was here we played Bunco with the Kirtland Spouse Club. It was so much fun and I won the most buncos! I got a $50 gift card to The Elephant Bar. We also worked on Joy's room to put up some clothes in bins and separate neutral clothes from the girly ones in case our next baby is a boy. Kind of exciting that we won't be finding out the sex! Friday night we went to Girl's Night Out at Hard Rock Casino and Hotel. That was a lot of fun! We got two massages, a 10 minute relaxation, and some tinsel in our hair (which is still in mine). Also mom got my Mother's Day gift, an Orgami Owl necklace with a purple heart, a wing, and a J will be coming later. I have been wanting one so I am very excited she got one for me! Saturday Joshua and I went to a Renaissance Fair while mom stayed home. It was fun to see.

One of the neat pictures that Joshua took.

Mom left on Tues and we had a great visit with her. Yesterday I went to PWOC (Protestant Woman Of the Chapel). It was awesome to see everyone. Have I mentioned that we have a great support system here? Because we do!!

Joshua and I have started Couch to 5k. I have been wanting to be able to run so we are finally doing it. Last night was week 1 day 1. I thought I wasn't going to make it. But he motivated me (more like yelling, haha) and I did not stop running when I had to run. Luckily right now you only run for 60 seconds but it's the longest 60 seconds!

As promised here are pictures of Joy! She is so beautiful and I am so lucky to have these pictures.

She had so much hair!

The hospital had this ring and gave it to us after they were done.

In fertility news I started my second month of birth control today, so at the end of this month I get to schedule my hysteroscopy and start my ovulation pills.
Until next time :)

Tuesday, April 23, 2013


I can't believe I haven't gotten on here since May. It's just easier to update on Facebook. Everyone pretty much knows we got pregnant. I had the most wonderful pregnancy. But sadly we lost Joy Annette by a cord accident at 40 weeks and 3 days on Feb 11th.

We were so blessed to even get pregnant so I never complained or took advantage. I enjoyed the time I had with Joy. I miss feeling her kick and dance. And oh man was she beautiful. I will be posting pictures of her on here soon. But for now I have a picture of her footprint on my sister's necklace.

We are seeing a fertility dr again so we can get pregnant before we move to Ohio. I saw him on April 4th and he did an ultrasound on me to see what the next step would be. He found some tissue still in my uterus (we saw it too!) so he put me on birth control for 2 months so I can flush it out. When my second period starts I call to schedule a hysteroscopy. I can also start my ovulation medicine then too and hopefully do another IUI. We are excited we can move forward in the right direction.

I was told I won't lose another baby that way again. I will be watched very carefully my next pregnancy for my sanity. I would go to the dr everyday if I could. Also I was told they will take him or her out right when she or he is ready. If that means a c-section, I am ok with that. If I have to get induced and deliver, bring it on. I did exceptionally well even knowing the outcome.

I hurt everyday bc I don't have her with me, but we can't change what happened. I just have to put all my trust in God.

We also have been blessed with the people around us. Both our families got to come to her Memorial, which her Memorial was so beautiful. Joshua found a song that is now her anthem, called One More Day by Rocket Club. The video on youtube is incredible.

I wish everyone could've met Joy but we all will again one day and that brings me peace. Also knowing that Memaw and everyone that we have loved and lost are up there loving on her helps me so much.

I want to say thank you for all the kind words our friends have sent us, the flowers and plants are beautiful, and the dinners that were provided for us were amazing. We knew we liked it here but now we absolutely love it and our friends here. THANK YOU!!!!

I am pretty sure I have said this before, I am not a good writer. I have so much to say so I am all over the place. I apologize. I am hoping to keep up to date with our journey on here. I won't be very public on Facebook but you will be able to read everything on here. Thanx for reading!