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Starting Fresh

>> Tuesday, September 30, 2008

This will be our new cycle #1. I think this is appropriate because we deserve a fresh start with Dr. S. I am going to put the months of Clomid and unbearable hot flashes and bloat in the past!

My blood tests and ultra sounds were completely normal. Today is CD3 and my E2 was 83, FSH was a 6 and my ultra sound (which was pretty neat) looked "beautiful".

I will be traveling out of town for business next week, so our plan has been altered a little. We will start treatment on CD 5, not today. Our new calendar looks like this:

CD 5: Femara - 25 mg. Take 10 pills at bedtime
CD 7-11: Folistim 75iu x 5 nights.
CD 12: Check E2, LH, P4 and another ultra sound. Depending on how everything looks, I will most likely to a HCG shot and we'll go from there.

I was really nervous about all of the shots, but the nurse talked me through everything and I don't think it will be too bad. I'll let you know how Saturday night goes!


If I had a dollar...

>> Monday, September 29, 2008

If I had a dollar for every time we were asked if I was expecting this weekend, we would be rich! I had a lot of anxiety leading up to this weekend. Saturday was the first home game tailgate of the LSU season for me. We are really close with the people we tailgate with, but we are all spread around the state and only see each for the 6-7 home games every year.

I knew that people would ask, but you would think as I stood with a beer in my hand people would get the hint that I wasn't pregnant. Instead, it was just the opposite. It was like they couldn't wait to run up to me and touch my tummy and ask if I was with child - I did have a little PMS bloat. I just hope that we will have good news to share before the season is over.

Mr. Wilson was really great all day, he would quickly come to my rescue and tell people we were just having fun practicing. A couple of the older men told Mr. Wilson how wonderful children are and how much fun it will be to bring your son to his first game. Mr. Wilson is going to be such a great daddy.

I will go tomorrow for my base line blood test and ultrasound. Dr. S. does want Mr. Wilson to do a SA so he knows exactly what he has to work with. Mr. Wilson is being such a champ about that, I am truly blessed to have such a wonderful husband.


Change of plans

>> Thursday, September 25, 2008

Dr. S's nurse called back this afternoon with my blood test results. She said that it looked like my levels were leaning more towards POF (Premature Ovarian Failure). I need to go back in on CD 3, which should be Monday to have my levels rechecked before we move forward with any sort of treatment.

I do feel like my bubble has been burst, I was looking forward to starting our treatment on Monday.


I'm in L-O-V-E with my RE!

>> Wednesday, September 24, 2008

I had butterflies in my stomach all morning. I had a lot of anxiety about our appointment with Dr. S. this afternoon. I don't think it helped that Mr. Wilson and I are both having very hectic work week. When we sat down in the waiting room Mr. Wilson's pants got caught on the chair and his pocket ripped open... I thought it was pretty funny, but he saw no humor in it at all!

We were called to the back and asked a few questions by a nurse. I was really happy to know that I haven't gained a pound. I guess I feel a lot more bloated than the scale can tell. The nurse gave us a lot of information, took our picture (so they can learn us by name) then showed us into Dr. S's office. His office was totally decked out in LSU gear. This put Mr. Wilson at such ease and we totally fell in love with Dr. S as soon as he walked in.

He had reviewed all of my medical history and test results from my ob/gyn. He had a pretty good idea as to what he felt was my issue. He walked us through the possibilities for our infertility and the treatment cycle he would like to try. We will know more tomorrow, once my FSH and LH levels come in, but it looks like I have some sort of issue with my Pituitary. If my blood work confirms Dr. S's initial thoughts, I will follow this treatment cycle.

Day 1 - start period. This should happen on Saturday.
Day 3 - Base line ultrasound and blood tests.
Start Menopur injections, I have to give my self a shot every day through day 11.
Day 5 - Ultrasound and blood tests.
Day 11 - Ultrasound and blood tests. hCG Injection
Day 13-14 - Timed Intercourse
Day 28 - Pregnancy Test

If this cycle works for us, we are looking at a 4th of July baby Wilson!!!

I am more than excited and feel like we are finally headed in the right direction. Mr. W is a little upset that we waited so long to go to a RE. I truly believe that timing is everything, and there is a reason that God had us wait and stick it out with my ob/gym until now. I have a great feeling about this, and I am more than thrilled about not having to take Clomid ever again!


We have an earlier appointment!

>> Monday, September 22, 2008

My doctor's office called this morning and they were able to get an earlier appointment with the RE for me on Wednesday! We are super excited and feel very positive that we will have some answers very soon. I am so happy that we don't have to wait until December anymore!

Our weekend was awesome, the weather was beautiful and the game was great!


CD 21 - Progesterone Level 0.8

>> Friday, September 19, 2008

It's no surprise, my blood work results came in and my progesterone level was 0.8 AGAIN. I really thought that my level would increase with the higher dose of Clomid. The nurse is calling the specialist's office on Monday to get me in to see him asap. I finally feel like the right actions are taking place! I will start progesterone tonight.

On a side note, I am really excited for this weekend. We are meeting my sister and her husband at Auburn for the LSU game tomorrow. It should be a great time with even better company!


Trying to stay positive

>> Monday, September 15, 2008

I am really trying to stay positive, but I doesn't look like I am going to ovulate this month (or ever). After seeing all of our great swimmers last week it makes me so sad that my body won't give them an egg.

I am not sure if the hormones just have the best of me or what. I truly believe that everything happens for a reason, but having a baby wasn't supposed to be like this. I guess I need to listen to Mrs. M, nothing easy is ever good and nothing good is ever easy!

Yesterday was my sister in laws baby shower. I was asked a few times when I was going to start popping babies out. I was also told twice that I better be pregnant next. I just smiled politely and said hopefully soon and yes ma'am.

The weekend started out great, my temp spiked to 97.9 on Saturday... but today it was back to 97.2 - so no ovulation. This is my last Clomid cycle with my ob/gyn. My appointment with the specialist isn't until Dec 1st. It is going to be a long fall.


Lots of Little Swimmers!

>> Wednesday, September 10, 2008

I had my mid cycle check up today. The doctor was so impressed by all of Mr. Wilson's little swimmers he had me come and take a look at them. "Your husband should be very proud of himself," Dr. F. There were tons of them on the slide, just swimming away!

Dr. F. also checked my ovaries and said that my right ovary felt very promising. He said he felt a nice little follicle. I will go back next Wednesday for blood work to see how my progesterone levels are and if I ovulated!


I've Been Tagged

>> Tuesday, September 9, 2008

I'm it!! I have been tagged by Lisa

The Rules:
1. Link to the person who tagged you
2. Post the rules to your blog
3. Write 6 random things about yourself
4. Tag 6 people at the end of your post and link to them
5. Let each person you have tagged know by leaving a comment on their blog.
6. Let the tagger know when your entry is posted

So here they are. 6 random things about me:

1) I LOVE to pluck my eyebrows, its obsessive!

2) I love to be outdoors, but hate to sweat

3) I "picked" up Mr. Wilson - the bait, football tickets

4) I dye my eyelashes

5) I have to shave everyday

6) If I do anything in my morning routine out of order my whole day is messed up

Okay, now I tag:

Mrs. Baker
Mrs. Brummett
Mrs. Manuel


Diaper Cake

Thanks to this link I was able to put together a pretty cute diaper cake for my sister in law's baby shower this weekend. I am not the most creative person in the world, so I was pretty impressed with my creation. I only wish I would have tried this about 4 months ago for my best friend's shower!

On a side note, Gustav must have blown something in the air. My sinus are a mess and I am not feeling too hot.


Only two more days...

>> Friday, September 5, 2008

The Clomid hasn't been too bad yet, although I had the worst headache I've ever had last night. This cycle I have been taking the pills in the evening which has helped a little especially with the hot flashes.

A good friend of mine, Mrs. M, recently pointed out just how much of an obsessive control freak I am. I really can't say that I disagree. I am a total control freak so I guess this is preparing me for parenthood - I can't control everything!

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