Wednesday, May 27, 2009

I am going to STARVE!!!

I am going to starve!!!!

OK OK I know you are wondering what in the world is this crazy lady talking about. LOL
I had my appointment with Doc H and let me start off by saying he is AMAZING!! I found out that for my age and height I am over weight so that is not good. Doc H has put me on a massive diet. Let me tell you I can not eat anything. If God did not make it I can not eat it. If it is meat I can only have a piece that is the size of a deck of cards. I have to eat all vegetables and can only cook in olive oil. Not to mention I can not drink anything either. I am not a vegetarian but it looks like I am going to become one really quick. All of this is not due to the weight, now having to exercise 2 hours a day is but not the diet. LOL He looked at my lab work and I WAS RIGHT. The the blood work shows I am PCOS. I knew it!! He told me my levels are off and I need to be on Metformin. In a few hours I will go for more blood work and Hubby gets to have his blood drawn this time as well :)

Doc H did an ultrasound and found that my ovaries do not appear to have lots of cysts at this time. I am so thankful they are clear right now. But he did find that my endometrium is 7MM thick and I just got off my period this is not good. But the good news is we can fix this.

WE HAVE A PLAN!!!!!
I am so excited we now have a plan and a great doctor!! I left his office with HOPE and 4 prescriptions. I left knowing that I have PCOS and now a doctor knows it and is treating me for it. I left knowing someone is listening to ME!! I have tears in my eyes right now ... It has been so long since someone (doctors) would listen and understand what I am going through that I am so happy to have Doc H.

The Plan

Lab blood work on 5/27/09 Chempanel Basic, HDL, Prolactin, Cystic Fibrosis and others
Take Folgard, 81 mg aspirin, pre-baby vitamins, Metformin (listed below) and additional folic acid prescription.
Metformin = 500 mg tab
Week 1 = one per day
Week 2 = one pill twice daily
Week 3 = one pill three times daily
Week 4 = two pills twice daily
every week after continue two pills twice daily

On day one of next cycle call office to schedule HSG X-Ray
He gave me Valium to take 30 min before this appointment and then Doxycline for 14 days after treatment.

Then we go from there :)

Did you know how many items have high fructose corn syrup in them?? EVERYTHING ..... Well not everything but dang near it. I was in shock at how many products have this in it. I found out from Doc H that high fructose corn syrup and modified corn starch should be considered poison to your body and that of your children and future children. I did not know this at all. I checked and even my mayonnaise has it in it!! Can you believe that?? I mean DAMN it is in everything and it is SUPER BAD for you. Read your labels and see just how much of this crap we are eating. I am floored and I know what I am going to be doing .... throwing all that stuff out that is for sure.

Well I could not sleep and wanted to tell everyone about my appointment. But now that I have I am super tired. Hubby and I went on a 3 1/2 mile bike ride tonight and I think it just hit me. LOL

Baby Dust to all :)

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Tuesday is almost here!!!

Tuesday is almost here!! I can not wait to go see Doc H. My appointment is at 1:00 pm on the 26th. I just know he can help me. :)

Today I made double chocolate fudge brownies. They were soooo good. Boober LOVED them and asked "Mommy can you make these everyday?" I told him if I did that I would be as fat as the house. "Giggles" He told me he would still love me no matter how big I got. I was like that is so sweet but Mommy does not want to gain any more unless I am prego. "Giggles"

The things that kids say!!

Baby Dust to ALL!!!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Last Day of School

Boober is giving me such a hard time today. He knows that he has to get his work done and today is the last day of school. So he is trying to test me. He thinks just because it is the last day of school he can take forever to get his work done. I tell you today I want to pull my hair out. LOL The joys of teaching at home. But I know he is getting a better education at home than he would ever get in public school. With his ADHD when he was in regular school he stayed in the office for not being able to sit still when I was not there. So I started always being at the school in his class helping the teacher keep Boober on track. Then it hit me that he was getting behind due to his condition. I pulled him from regular school and started home schooling him. It is so much better on him but, it is harder on me. The things we do for our kids education!

Do not get me wrong. I love Boober and I love teaching him. He just gets the better of me some days and I need to vent. Then I can get my head back into the work, figure out why he is having trouble and change the way it is presented to him for his learning style. This he could never get in regular school. Summer is almost here!!!!!

Baby Dust to all :)

Giving Thanks

Today I am giving thanks for everything good in my life and for all the good in my blogger friends lives as well. :)

Psalm 100 came to mind today:

Shout to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; and give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.

God is an awesome God!!
One more week to my appointment with Doc H. I am very excited and I know he can help me. I do not know why but, I feel this appointment will be answered prayers. This doctor is the doctor God wants me to see. I feel like he is meant to help me.

Baby Dust to everyone :)

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Update on Baby Ava

I talked to Baby Ava's Dad today and she is doing good. She is still undergoing light treatment and is still on oxygen. She has a heart murmur so they are monitoring her heart. She has a feeding tube in place and is still in the NICU. The NICU nurses said she got warm and kicked off her little blanket and tried to remove her heart monitor the other day. So she is a little fighter. LOL

She is not out of the woods yet and is still in need of all our prayers. Baby Ava's Mom and Dad are a wreck right now so they have not gotten me pictures of her yet. Which is understandable. As soon as I get pictures of this little beauty I will post them so everyone can see her.

God bless Baby Ava and keep her safe!!

Friday, May 15, 2009

That old Funk

You know how you get into one of those old funks and can not seem to get anything done? Well I was in one for about a week. Now that I am out of it I am looking around and DANG!!!! My house is a WRECK!!! I have been doing laundry all day and picking up toys. They are everywhere. Boober has found new places to stick stuff. I have not told him to clean his room in a week so you can imagine it looks like a BOMB went off in there. LOL So now I am running around trying to make this place look 1/2 way decent today. LOL Lots of work!

I got all the paper work done for my RE appointment and now I am just waiting for the 26th to get here. I am not a big fan of waiting. LOL

I have a new hobby. It is Digi Scrapbooking with photoshop elements. I even made a blog about it. Which is awesome cas I never do anything for me. I tend to forget to stop and just do something for me. Which is important we all know. But easier said than done. Which we all know that as well!!

At least I have not forgotten to take my meds. (Due to the fact I have sticky notes on every place I can think of with a reminder.) I home school my son which I am not sure if I mentioned before and we can not wait for summer to start so we can have a break. Boober is ADHD and getting through his lessons some days is really hard. But we manage to get it all done. Bobber is going to be making a money jar tomorrow and decorating it. It is the pool fund. For every book he reads and tells us what the story is about he gets money to put in his pool fund. Once there is enough money in the jar I will take him for a pool day. Somewhere fun like Breakers Water Park. He is super excited about that. :)

I will have an update on how Baby Ava is doing soon. I am going to be calling her Dad tonight.

Well there went the buzzer on the washer. Time to transfer the clothing to the dryer and start another load going in the wash. A Moms work is never done.

Baby Dust to everyone :)

Thursday, May 14, 2009

A Gift for my Mom :)

Well I made a little gift for my Mom today and I wanted to share it with everyone :) I hope you enjoy it :)


This is a page of Boobers 1st birthday. My mom did not have pictures of his 1st birthday and I thought she did. When I found out she had nothing to remember this day I had to make her something super cute. Look how he tore into that cake. LOL I sent it to her this morning and she loved it.
I am so glad you liked it Mom I love you :)

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The New Look

My new look is coming but in the mean time I wanted to show everyone what great work Jen does. This is one of her free blog layouts from her design site. :)


If you are looking to change your blog up and give it a new jazzy style Jen has some awesome fee blog layouts. She also does custom work. Thank you again Jen for what you are doing for my new look and I can not wait to get it up and running.
Well I just love her layouts and I wanted to show everyone how great it looks applied to a blog. This way I get a new look while we are working on my custom design. :) I do want to add that Jen has super simple instructions on how to apply her layouts to your blog. It was easy to follow and took no time at all :)

Baby Ava needs our prayers!!



Baby Ava needs our prayers!!! A friend of ours Ashlei was discovered to have Preeclampsia and had to be induced on 5-10-09. Little Ava Victoria was born at 2:20 am on 5/11/09. She is 2lb and 8oz. She is such a little beauty. She is in the NICU and the nurses tell us she is doing good. But we know how fast things can change. My heart goes out to her mother Ashlei and her father Justin during this time. God is an AWESOME God!! Please add little Ava to your prayer lists. I am making a prayer button for her that will be available very soon.

UPDATE:

The grab it button is now up and running. You can get the code in the bar on the right. Baby Ava does not have a blog so I will be posting her pics on my blog and I will be updating everyone on how she is doing.

I WON THE BLOG MAKEOVER!!!!!!!

I WON!!!!!
I can not believe I won :) I never win anything!! I am super HAPPY and I can not wait for my new look :)
Thank you so much Jen this is going to be AWESOME!!!
Check out Jen's blog here: Following the Footsteps



This is the post were the winners of the contest are listed: Crazy Eights Winners!!!!

Check back to see all the awesome changes to come. This blog makeover is going to be super AWESOME. Thank you again Jen. I can not wait. :) :) :)

Monday, May 11, 2009

Finding something out you did not know!

Have you ever found out something about your self that you did not know and wish you had known? I was filling out all the paperwork for the appointment with Doc. H and called my Mom to get the history questions answered. Let me tell you I found out I have more things in my past history that are big red flags. I just did not know about them. I found out that I had pneumonia from the age of 2 days old off and on until I was 4 years old!!! Can you believe I had no idea of this?? Talk about information I should have known.

I found out that in my family history I have loads of problems as well. :( At least now I know a complete background of everything going on health wise in my family. Let me see here hhhhmmmmm
I did not know that my Mom had a miscarriage before she had my brother. I knew my Dad had cancer. I did not know my grandmother and Mother both have thyroid problems. I did not know my Mom has blood clotting disorders. Which I should have known due to the MTHFR. I knew my mother has diabetes but, I never knew my grandmother has it as well. Both my grandfather on my mom and my dad's side had heart disease. It is amazing what you learn from filling out a 10 page medical history report for the RE. At least now I know all this information and maybe just maybe it will help Doc. H help me to conceive and hold a baby to term. Which I have not been able to do since my son was born. He is almost 9 and I can not believe he is getting so big. I look into his eyes and I can still see my little Boober taking his first steps.

Today I am praying for all my blogger friends and there little ones (grow little babies your Mommies love you so much). It must be the year of miracles. So many are prego right now and I am supper happy for each and everyone of them. :) It gives me hope and shows that God is such an AWESOME God. Miracles do happen I am just waiting for mine. :)

Baby Dust to ALL!!!

CRAZY EIGHTS!!!

Following the Footsteps is putting on a super give away. All you had to do is find the crazy eights in her blog posts and post them in the giveaway to win a blog button or a blog makeover. I have entered a LOT in the blog makeover and I soooooo want to WIN. It is an awesome contest and I would like to take the time to thank Jen for putting this on. This contest is in celebration of her 800th post. That is super awesome Jen!! Congrats on your 800th post :)

You can read all about it in this post: Crazy Eights.
I really want to win one of those blog makeovers :) Thank you again Jen for doing this contest it is AWESOME :) :) :) I hope next time I am quick enough to post a blog entry on any new things she does before it ends. Pop over and check out her blog it is super fun. I promise to be on the ball next time and let you know about cool contests before they end in the future.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Internet was down

Sorry I have not posted in a few days. My Internet and phone has been down for a week. I called the cable company and they finally came to see what the problem was. They got here yesterday and the tech tells me there is errors coming in from the street like crazy. I was like so what does that mean? He tells me well the problem is not in the house it is coming from out side the house. I was like so what now? He tells me he is going to call in the line technicians to run the line and see were the problem is. Well this morning I got a call from the line tech and he asks me when this started. I told him I have been getting digital distortion on the TV and the Internet has been going out for a month. Then I explain the customer service kept resetting the box and said it would fix it. The distortion got bad a week ago and it was 24/7 and the Internet was down completely. The customer service finally set up a tech to come out and he called in the line tech. The line tech told me "Well this is what has happened I found the problem and it has been fixed." I was like "Well what did you find?" He was like "Someone was stealing your signal and that was cosing all the problems." I was like "WTF" He told me that they were tracking down the house that tied into our signal and they would be charging them with theft of services. So that is my sorted tell of how I lost Internet and TV for a week. LOL

Baby Dust to ALL :)

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Awesome News

I got a call from Doc H's office and my appointment has been moved up to May 26th. YES!!! I am so glad I am getting in 2 weeks earlier :)

I took my son fishing and he caught a big catfish. Boober always catches the biggest fish when we go and he LOVES it. LOL I can not believe Boober is almost 9 years old. I wanted Boober to have siblings that were closer to his age. I never wanted to wait this long to have more kids. If I could rewind time I would have started when he was 1 instead of 3 :( We live and we learn. Well that is my ramblings for tonight.

Baby Dust to All :)

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Cycle Day 17

Today marks cycle day 17. I have been super tired the last few days. A friend of mine called me at 3:00 am to tell me he was in the hospital. 6 calls later and it was 7:00 am I was driving across town to get him from there and take him to get his scripts and take him home. Thank God it was only a stone and he passed it fine. But I was so beat from no sleep that I am still catching up on sleep. LOL I am so glad he is better and it was nothing serious.

Today I just slept most of the day. I did manage to get up and do one errand before I was super tired again. Ever have those days where no matter how much you sleep you are still tired? Well that is me today.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

10 Tips for Facing Infertility

1. Keep reminding yourself that you are not alone.
2. Realize that dealing with infertility is an all-consuming process.
3. Stay calm.
4. Remind yourself you are not a failure if a procedure doesn't work.
5. Have a since of humor about this - even if it doesn't seem at all funny right now.
6. Do your research. Then do some more.
7. Listen to your body and your inner self. If you really listen, you'll learn those two are rarely wrong.
8. Don't rule anything out - from antibiotics to acupuncture and from yoga headstands to standing on your head during sex.
9. Find the right doctor.
10. Don't get angry at your partner for not nurturing you - he is hurting and confused, too.

Some of these made me laugh. But I can see the point in each one. I got this from a book I read about infertility and thought I would share.

Friday, May 1, 2009

The moment a woman decides she wants a Baby!!

From the moment a woman decides she wants a baby, trying to conceive takes on a whole new meaning. For most women, becoming a mother is easy. But for others, it's NOT.

Did you know one in six American couples experience infertility? For a woman lost in baby lust, the very world around them stings like a slap in the face. The unfair part? (Yea, as if there could be anything more unfair than not being able to have the family you've always wanted.) Infertility blasts the baby dreams of everyone with this condition, regardless of age, class, or economic standing. From teachers, nurses, and sells clerks to CEO's and celebs like Brook Shields and Joan Lunden. Even couples that already have a child may experience secondary infertility when they try to give their little one a sibling. This is my story. I have secondary infertility. I know the pain and panic of infertility. I also know the blessed joy of pregnancy and motherhood. Somehow my marriage and I have survived this far. Along the way I have learned more about my body and how it functions, how babies are really brought into this world and what to expect when you're trying to expect than I ever imagined. Let me tell you it is allot more complex than high school sex-ed classes lead you to believe!! I have endured the anguish of multiple miscarriages and secondary infertility and let me tell you it SUCKS!!!! Right now I simply feel left out as if Mother Nature is playing a very sick joke on me while God is busy working miracles elsewhere. I know in my heart that God is with me do not get me wrong that is just how I am feeling right now. I did feel alone until I started this blog and found all of the wonderful ladies that are going through the same things I am going through. I am very grateful for the support of each and everyone of you. You are my strength that gives me hope to continue.