Thursday, August 30, 2012

New motto

Life has not been so easy lately and it has been uber busy. I don't see my hubby a lot with us working a lot and him going to school, our IVF is not going as smoothly as I had hoped, I've been sick with the Metformin and with strep, etc. etc. etc. So I have been complaining a lot about these things and frankly I am tired of it. I need to stop complaining and just be happy that I have my hubby, that we have jobs, he's in school, and that we have the possibility of having a baby some time soon. I found this picture that my friend Lannea shared and it made me realize that there is a lot I have to be happy for.

So this is my new motto and hopefully I can abide by it. I need to be happy with what I have.

Here is one thing I am happy with:

THE UTES WON!!!!! And we got to spend some time together and enjoy the game! =)

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Metformin again?

This drug is consuming my life. I am sorry that you all have to hear about it but it is part of the process. I feel like crap most of the day and I want to complain about it somewhere. I just upped my dose for the last time so I hope my body will start getting used to it like people have advised me it will. Then you all won't have to listen to me complain. ;)
On the 2nd of September, I will start a drug called Lupron. I found on the U's reproductive medicine website a good definition of what Lupron does. So here it is:

Leuprolide Acetate (Lupron): While it is important to stimulate several eggs to mature, it is equally important to prevent the release, or ovulation, of the eggs prior to the egg retrieval. Leuprolide Acetate is administered to prevent ovulation and to increase the number of eggs that are retrieved from the ovaries. This medication is typically administered as an injection just beneath the skin of the abdomen or thigh. Side effects may include hot flashes, headache, mood swings, vaginal dryness, bone loss and painful intercourse in fewer than 10% of women.

Yay for more fun! I know it will be worth it but the next couple months are going to be tough. Please keep us in your thoughts! =)

Monday, August 13, 2012


Last week we had an appointment with the reproductive doctor. They wanted to do what they call a trial transfer. Warning: this might be TMI for some people. They wanted to make sure my uterus still looks good and measured it. The doctor also counted my eggs and seemed concerned that I am making more than necessary. So he put me on Metformin which is usually a medication for diabetes or a syndrome called PCOS and I don't have either of these. He put me on it to regulate my egg production. It has not been a fun drug to take and tomorrow I have to up my dose. It has made me sick most night with nausea and bowel problems. I hope that is has the outcome that the doctor is looking for.

Also, I will be starting my injection medications on the 2nd of September and then the 12th of September with have our meeting with the psychiatrist. I am not sure what is all going to happen during that appointment but I hope that it goes well and won't postpone this again. I hope that this is finally the right time and nothing else will stand in the way. But I know when the time is right we will be blessed with a beautiful bundle of joy and I can't wait for that day. =) 

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

No Fast Food August!

In a previous post I wrote how I was not going to eat out so much this month. Today is the first day of August and so far so good! It was very tempting to stop and getting something to eat after I worked off 1,000 calories in Zumba but I didn't! Wahoo! I waited until I got home and had a slice of cheese and some raspberries! I have a feeling this is going to be really hard because it is so much easier to stop and get something to eat than cook dinner. The summer isn't much help either because it is so hot and who wants to have the hot oven on? Not me! Good thing we have awesome neighbors that bought a grill and will let us talk them into having a BBQ every once in a while!

Anyway...I hope this will help knock off a little weight! Stay tuned to see what happens!

P.S. Today was a lot better than yesterday! I think distracting myself will make time go faster! Here's to hoping! Thanks for all the support! I appreciate how wonderful my friends and family are.