Sunday, November 28, 2010

It looks like we will be cycling next cycle!

I was in the shower (yes, this is totally G rated) and MH walked in. I don't even know why I blurted this out, but I asked him if he wanted to cycle or wait until after the holidays. He came back saying he would like to do it next cycle. Squeeeeeeeeee!

I think deep down that is totally what I wanted to do, but the thought of all the monitoring appointments around the holiday just scared me, but hearing it from him made it all go away. My temps have been up for the past two days indicating possible ovulation, though I temped a few hours later than norm- the reason for the open circles. This *may* be a normal cycle (which thrills me because it would mean I O'd all by myself) lol I won't get my hopes up since it could just be the later timeframe. If I didn't ovulate and it's an anov cycle, this cycle could very well go into Christmas time anyway

We have our injectables class on 12/10. I'm pretty stoked to start this round :)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope everyone has a wonderful day tomorrow with friends and family :) Be safe, and as always, enjoy yourself!


Monday, November 22, 2010

New RE, new plan!

Ok, so my consult appointment went so, so well! My RE was super nice and informative, and really listened to me. He went over all the different options, mentioned that with my age and health we have a great shot at getting pg (he thought my lining may have been my main issue the last few cycles).

I told him cost is a concern since we don't have thousands of dollars to spend right this second, so we ultimately decided on doing a cycle with Femara on days 3-7, then adding Bravelle from approximately cd7-10. Then depending on when I have mature follies, I'll trigger and use progesterone (this will be my first cycle with progesterone).

The doctors office has one sample box of Bravelle, which will save us hundreds of dollars, and then a few of my lovely friends have offered to give me their leftover unused vials of Bravelle- so hopefully if anything we'll just have to buy one or two vials, then the Femara, prog and ovidrel!

Did I mention that I LOVE this office?!? Hopefully this gives us our little bundle of freakin joy! :)~

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Make first gluten free baked good. Check.

So tonight I decided to make cupcakes for the hubs, and got the bright idea to try a gluten free recipe just for kicks.
Soooooooo, I was beyond surprised at how good it tasted! I totally recommend trying it for those who are starting out on this diet. The full recipe is in my food blog, on the right side!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


First off, I love change. If I could, I would rearrange my furniture all.the.time.

But that's not what this is about. I promise :) So, seeing a few of my 3T ladies going through or starting acupuncture got me wanting to start back up again. Soooo, I called an made an appointment for next Monday! She was so excited to see me back again (I think I am a challenge for her) hehe

Ok, so again, not what my point was for change. ::sigh:: focus Papps.
A fellow bumpie turned IRL friend started this diet that her acupuncturist and RE recommended for her IVF, the gluten free diet. I decided while I'm on my break, to try and cleanse my body as much as possible. After talking with her and reading up on it, I think it's totally do-able (although the lack of pasta could do me in) :o)

I remember my acupuncturist trying to tell me how good for the body it was, but I pretty much laughed at her and told her that's not for me. Well, one year later with no luck.... this lady is changing her mind.

Happy Eating!


Monday, November 8, 2010

Our Winter Break

So, since DH and I have decided not to cycle this upcoming month or two, we thought it would be nice to use some of the money saved to take a short vacation. We decided to go Mt Bachelor, Oregon to board a bit. Should be a nice relaxing getaway

So, we're going here
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For a little bit of
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In this powdery goodness
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We're still going to try and save for the upcoming cycles, but I personally think a snowboarding trip is much needed! LOL

Friday, November 5, 2010

Looks like this isn't our month either

I'm pretty devastated. I know it's not over till the fat lady sings, but well, you know. I used a Gold Digital First Response so the odds of the neg being correct are pretty damn good at 13dpo.

Plan is to sit out this next cycle, set up a new appointment with ORM (the new clinic) and move to a new RE. I'm hoping this break will give me peace of mind, and allow me to be unmediated for the first time in 5 months. These last months have been really hard on me emotionally, and I need to get the old me back.

I really have no words. A big thank you to everyone who has been so supportive of me.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

New Blog Name :)

Thank you for everyone who posted on my blog or PM/emailed me with suggestions. After thinking long and hard, I decided to change the title from Live, Laugh, Love and Learn to Our Arduous Journey. I think it describes our life at the moment.

Hope I still keep you mildly entertained :)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Autumn in Oregon

I love this time of year :) So I figured a walk would do me wonders, so I went out today on my lunch and decided to take a few pictures of our scenery. These are all taken either from the road I work on, or on our property itself.

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