Thursday, June 23, 2011

Pharmacy Degree?

I think I need one! Here is a picture of all of my meds that came in the mail today. How I will EVER figure out how to take all of these is beyond me. Thank goodness I have the hubs, he is good at stuff like that. All of my papers that came said a doctor should be administering these..great!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Busy Week!

Not much going on with the IVF cycle. I am just taking my BC and going on with everyday life like normal. I will end my BC on July 4th and go in for my suppression check on July 7th. This is just to make sure I'm ready to start my FSH on Saturday. They will go back over how to administer those shots and do a trial transfer just to eliminate any unforeseen hold-ups on the actual day.

In the last several months it has been difficult to focus on anything but IVF, but these last few weeks have actually been relaxing just taking my meds and waiting. This week is busy for the hubs and I. Today is our 3 year anniversary! Of course, I would have an in-service this morning :( It was all about the new math series, which I was happy to learn about because it has a lot of awesome resources! We are headed to an afternoon movie in a little bit, I have two church league games, and then Blue Coast Burrito for dinner! We have already watched our wedding video, and I love it every year! Tomorrow, not too much going on but do need to start packing. Thursday, hubs birthday! Friday, Holiday World! Saturday, event with our insurance company. Sunday, leave for vacation! We are going on a cruise to Mexico! It is our third together, and we are so excited! I know its not for everyone, but we love it. I am very thankful for our time to just get away and relax before IVF really takes off, and I am worrying about it.

Its funny how God will put things in perspective for you. I have been so consumed with what is going on in my life, I almost forget to even care about anyone else. Right at that point, He will make you stop and think. I have an aunt who just found she has stage 0 breast cancer. Of course, no stage is good, but it is the best stage to be in. It just made me stop and realize that my problems are not all that is going on, and I am not the center of everyone's thoughts. Therefore, I don't need to be the center of my thoughts and prayers. I am anxious for her and her three girls. I know God answers prayer, and I know he has a plan for both of us!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Cycle Day 2

Is it bad that I am already sick on day 2? Oh, the story of my life. I figured it would be the case, I started a z-pak this morning (hubs and I both did). He was a little sick this morning from it. I have been sick all day. Blah. On a side note, teacher related, I have my administration test in the morning. I have to be there at 730am and its about 2 hours from my house. The best part will be the no traffic morning drive. I do pretty well in the morning, but will crash for a nap when I get home. This test is pretty big deal. Hubs and I are both taking it (not at the same place, that would have been too easy) and it will certify us to be principals one day. What this means, more pay! It was $375 to take the test, so I am really hoping for a passing score! I would be studying, but there is not really much to study. I took the practice test and did pretty well so I hope that is a good sign. I was going to wait a few years to take it, but the state is changing the guidelines and I will have to take more classes in the future. NOT what I want to do. I plan to teach for a few more years because I really enjoy it, and then maybe start to look for an assistant principal job, and eventually move to something on the district level. I mean how could you not love faces like these (a picture from my class last year..what cuties!)

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Cycle Day 1

Well, today is Cycle Day 1 of my IVF Cycle! Wahoo! I am scheduled to start taking my birth control on Saturday, and we start our Z-paks tomorrow. Pretty much that is it for now. Of course as things go with me, there was a problem with the schedule. I was supposed to go in for my suppression check on June 30th, but I will be cruising to Mexico :) Sooo my wonderful IVF nurse pushed everything back a week for me! She is mailing me three extra birth control pills so I don't have to order a new pack. I love cooperative people! And I LOVE that I still get to go on my vacation. As soon as we get back it is full speed ahead with this process. My retrieval is scheduled for the week of July 18th and then the transfer is 3-5 days after that and then the wait to see if "we" made a baby!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

IVF Class

Whew! We went to IVF class at 9 this morning and left about noon. I am continuously overwhelmed and overjoyed at how nice and caring the staff at NFC is. Every single person I have dealt with has been more than cooperative and helpful. We started this morning in a class with 5 other couples going through the process. By far, we were the youngest. By probably 10-15 years. Oh well. We met with the IVF nurse coordinator and she walked us through a PowerPoint on what all we should expect. The worst part was that I have to limit my exercise to just light walking once I get to a certain point, and no lifting weight over 10 pounds. The good part- no vacuum or laundry! The bad part- I'll probably gain 10 pounds. Oh well, I guess that is the beginning of sacrifices of being a mommy one day! Next we met with our IVF nurse. She was wonderful! She also happens to be a LU graduate so that was a nice connection to have. After meeting with her, we met with the financial person who gave us some options for paying for this all. On two teacher salaries, IVF isnt just in the budget :) Hubby has already contacted the people about the loan and if it goes through it will be to NFC in 48 hours! Wahoo! the mix of writing this and doing a lot of other things..I started! So tomorrow, will be Cycle Day 1. I have to call my IVF nurse in the morning and let her know I started. I am so amazed at how God works things. I am actually about 5 days late. Anytime I have a schedule change- like off work for summer break it messes my cycle up. It actually turned out to be a blessing. If I had started last week I would be waiting until July sometime to even get started. That would push me into school starting and make getting off work and to the doctor difficult and stressful. Even if God didn't provide me with a baby the natural way, He is with me step by step through this unconventional way of doing it! I am anxious to see what He has in store for us.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Blood Work

I normally don't mind having blood drawn. Also, let me state that I am probably the worst person in dealing with medical situations. I don't do hospitals unless I HAVE to. I don't handle medical situations well. For example, when I had my wisdom teeth pulled- I missed a week of my bed..on a lot of pain medication. Once, I had an in-grown toenail and I had to have the toenail removed..I couldn't wear shoes for several months..took a lot of pain medication..and barely lived through still, four years later, hurts to touch. So I say all that to say, that going through all of this could be some what of a challenge to me. But, I'm in full steam ahead! Today, I had to blood drawn to test for infectious diseases before we begin HIV. The woman laid down 8 tubes that had to be filled. I immediately was in a panic. Good thing she draws blood a lot and it was fairly quick and I only got a little light headed when she first started! I guess I will be seeing her again quite a bit through this!