Tuesday, March 31, 2009

We're having a baby!

A lot of people have emailed me with questions about our wonderful news.  
First, I want to say "Thank You" to all who have lifted us up in prayer the past few years.  I have felt you on your knees & to say I appreciate it, is very much an understatment.  I have said this many times before, but knowing someone is spending time with the Lord on my behalf, is very humbling & I will be forever grateful.  
We went back on Saturday, March 7 for the IUI.  Dr. S wasn't in the office that day, so I saw Dr. A.  That was the first time I'd seen him & was super nervous.  He put me at ease the moment he walked in the office.  He had a big smile on his face & said "Happy Ovulation Day"!  The procedure took less then 2 mins & our wait began.  
Our wait was filled w/ mixed emotions for me.  I knew I had only released 1 egg, so my chances of conceiving were slim.  I started off w/ high hopes & as the days passed I lost all control.  I had a complete meltdown & declared that I didn't want any more kids, that God gave us Davis & that was it.  Danny looked at me & said 
"Your pregnant!".  
WHAT?  Did he not just hear what I said through my tears sitting in the kitchen floor?  
"Yep, that's pregnancy talk." he declared.  
That made it even worse for me b/c I knew I was going to end up dissapointing him yet again.  
I was scheduled to either take a home pregnancy test or call Dr S on March 21.  I had read on the message boards that someone took it early just to see if the trigger shot was out of her system.  So, I picked up a couple Dollar Tree tests & thought I'd give it a shot.  
I took the test on March 19 & received a VERY faint positive.  I have received a false positive before, so I was very weary of telling Danny about it.  
I did break down & convince him to meet me for lunch & I showed him the test (in a sealed baggie).  We both were cautiously optimistic, but I decided to call my Dr.  He wanted me to have blood work the following day to confirm a pregnancy.  
On Friday morning, I went for my blood work at a local lab in Louisville.  On a trip to the grocery store I picked up a digital test & ran home & took it.  When the 'positive' appeared on the screen, I wanted to scream like a school girl!! :)
Needless, to say, the blood results showed I was pregnant.  I had other one on the following Monday to verify the baby was growing.  
Some have questioned if I should be sharing our good news this early.  I don't think it matters.  I know that those same people who prayed for this pregnancy will also pray for a healthy baby.  I want everyone to be able to celebrate w/ us during this time, as we're very happy & excited.  
I can't help, but compare this pregnancy to my last one.  I miss my baby & wish we'd be preparing to celebrate his 1st b-day in May.  My eyes can't see the big plan, but I trust a God who is in control & I take comfort in that.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Wordless Sunday?

OK, so I was going to post my wordless Wednesday picture on.... Wednesday, but we'll be traveling & I just couldn't wait!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Not Me Monday!

Not me monday Pictures, Images and Photos

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

I did not learn this week that I am really bad at keeping a secret.  I mean really bad!  
Kurf (Shhh...) Pictures, Images and Photos

I did not head to the attic to start pulling out clothes for spring & summer.  I also did not start packing up the winter stuff & vowing that no matter how cold it gets in the 'ville, I would not wear my Columbia coat again till after October.

I did not eat out everyday this weekend.  Nope, not me!  I cooked homemade meals all weekend & they were delicous!

I did not celebrate my little guy turning 4 this past week.  No way!  That would just be crazy!  He's still a little baby!

I want everyone to head on over to MckMama's blog & take a moment to pray for her baby Stellan.  He is sick in the hospital & isn't doing well.  Please take the time to lift this baby boy up!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Who are you?

I love looking at the feedjit on the right of my page to see all the traffic.  
I don't think I know anyone who lives in a lot of the locations, but I'd love to know who you are.  It's OK, go ahead & stalk me!  I stalk, um mm... I mean follow blogs from people I've never met, too.  It's makes me & my life feel more normal! HAHA
Or better yet, stop by & introduce yourself in the comment section of any of my posts.  I love to make new friends!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

My trips to Florence Y'all & Cincinatta!

In the past 11 days I've made 4 trips to either Florence Y'all or Cincinatta.  In some cases, I've made stops in both destinations.  We weren't making these trips just for Johnny Rockets, but we did make a stop there at least once!
We were going to see a fertility specialist that I had been refered to by many different people & had done some research on him & liked what I found.  They have 2 different offices, one in Florence Y'all & the other in Cincinatta.
March 25, I went to my cycle day 3 appointment.  This appointment was in Cincinatta & my friend Lynn & her baby Teddy went w/ me.  The appointment went well, Dr S seemed to be happy w/ what he saw.  Lynn, Teddy, & I did have to make a quick stop at the Levee for some Johnny Rockets!
On cycle day 3 I started the follistim injections.  These are ovulation inducing drugs.  Here is the schedule & dosage of the injections for this cycle:
cd 3 125 iu
cd4 100 iu
cd5 125 iu
cd 6 100 iu
cd7 100 iu
On March 2, I headed back to Florence Y'all, this time alone.  The nurse had written down the date, time, & office location for me.  I arrived in Florence Y'all to find out, that office didn't open to later in the day.  I frantically called & they told me to drive the extra 15 mins to Cinci & I would be seen there.  
Dr S said I had one follicle that was growing well.  It was already 12 mm, which is good & fat.  He really seemed pleased w/ what he saw.  So, he wanted me to continue the injections for the next 3 days w/ the following dosage:
cd 8 125 iu
cd9 100 iu
cd 10 125 iu
Today, cycle day 11, I headed back to see Dr S.  My appointment was in Cinci again & I went alone.  On the way there, I ran into a bit of excitment.  
I was driving down I-71 w/o a care in the world when an unmarked police car turned his lights on & pulled me over.  The officer wearing a suit came up to the driver's side of the car & barely reaching my window showed me his ID & informed me that he was Sgt X w/ the Kentucky State Police.  He asked where I was headed.  I handed him my Driver's license.  He asked if I had insurance on this vehicle.  I was driving Danny's Jeep, so I began looking for the insurance card.  He said "I'm going to go run this, you stay in the car".  I didn't respond b/c I was still frantically looking.  He repeated "Ma'am, please stay in the car & put your hands on the steering wheel".  I acknowledged him & did as told.  
Kentucky State Police Pictures, Images and Photos
The next thing I saw was Henry County Sheriff's car & another police car pull in front in front of my Jeep & beside me.  The KSP officer was running my information.  Just as quickly as they got there, the other 2 police cars pulled out.  
The KSP officer walked back to my window handed me my ID.  I had my insurance card in my hand ready to hand over.  He just said "You're not who we're looking for.  Be careful & drive safe.".  
He went back to his car & pulled out going like 90 mph.  I'm not sure who he was looking for, but I'm thankful it wasn't me!
I did make it to see Dr S.  He again seemed pleased & I had 1 fat follice that measured 18 mm.  We'd liked to have seen more, but 1 is better than nothing.  
He directed me to take the ovidrel, which is a trigger shot that makes me release that follice & turn it into an egg.  I take it tonight. 
We are going back to Cinci on Saturday morning for the IUI.  We're thinking about going to either the zoo or aquarium while we're there.
I guess we're starting the 2 week wait & I know it's going to kill me!