Shell's Journey

For anyone who has ever struggled to have a baby, knows that this is an emotional rollercoaster! Thanks for sharing the ride with us!


Friday, September 30, 2005

I found an awesome new blinkie!!!




I love it!!!!!! c'mon little jayhawker.....

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Thursday, September 29, 2005

WTF






I cannot believe that after 5 shots of repronex and 5 days of femara, all i got was a freaking 18mm folly...yeh, that's right just 1!! I got the same result with 100mg of clomid....only difference is that this time we paid $500 for meds instead of $50 in meds......I am so upset, cant hardly believe it. I have to wait for nurse to call with Dr. instructions about when to trigger and when to do IUI.......my optimism about this cycle just went in the freakin' toilet... I talked with the nurse about getting the IVF train rolling......I just need to schedule our consult, which she said was about 3 hours long......

update: talked to the nurse....taking my trigger shot tonight and doing IUI on Saturday morning.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Darn it!!



Went in for my cd10 sono and bloodwork today, hoping for a couple of nice big follies.....well we did have a few follies, but they werent very big.....so I have to do another night of shots... then go back in on Thursday am for another u/s and more bloodwork. Pretty disappointing, now the insemination wont be until probably saturday at the earliest......we had plans to leave town on Thursday evening for the weekend, so now we have to cancel those plans...... oh well C'est la vie!!

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Sunday, September 25, 2005

today is med-free!


woohoo! today is my med-free day, no femara and no shot today!! The last shot will be tomorrow (unless sono shows that I need another)......getting excited for tuesday!! I am hoping the sono shows some good follies!! I had the weirdest dream last night....I dreamt that I kept POAS (pee on a stick)....I took preg. test after test, all showing 2 lines, but I didnt believe that it was true, so I took like 10 ( that is a lot of peeing!) I finally made Jeff go to store and buy a digital brand and the words "pregnant" showed up.......oh man, I hope this dream comes true!!

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Friday, September 23, 2005

2 down.......2 to go





ok, the 2nd shot is done.....Jeff did a great job mixing, mostly, he was much more confident but got a little carried away at the end of process when he was to mix the fluid with the last vial of powder, he shot the liquid in to quickly, causing bubbles in the solution (which you dont want!) we let the vial sit for awhile (hope that is ok) and the bubbles mostly went away.... I am really doing well with shooting my self.....I never thought I would be able to do such a thing!!! I got advise from another injectible chick, she had to mix 3 vials (we have 2) and had to do the shots 12 days in a row......yikes!! She is now happily pregnant with twins! I am getting excited about the sono on Tuesday!! hoping for several (3 0r 4) nice size eggies!!! Thank you to my wonderful hubby for going through this process with me!!!

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Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Shot #1


Man, talk about stressful!! Mixing the vials of powder with the liquid mixture was so stressful! I had to have DH do the mixing...both of us decided that we would not be very good drug addicts or nurses, because it is much harder than it looks!! We took our time and made sure to get it just right....DH did a great job!! After all of the mixing, I gave myself the shot......not too bad. The only thing is that i have a nice sore welt on my belly this morning (ouch!).....lets just hope this works!!! 1 shot down 3 to go!!

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Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Today's the beginning......


well I took my first femara pills this morning.......wondering if I will have any side effects. Clomid always made me moody and gave me hotflashes....tonight is the big one though, mixing the vials of powder and doing the injectible med! I am so nervous about it!! I am more nervous about the mixing part than the actual shot. I gave myself an hcg shot once before, so i am familiar with that part, it is the mixing that scares me!! Jeff will be helping me cuz i had trouble in the docs office just getting the water into the syringe!!!! Wish me luck!!!

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Friday, September 16, 2005

Break over!!!!




Woohoo!! Just got back from the doctor~ Bill the cyst is gone!!! So very happy!!! I am officially TTC again!!!! Cant tell you how relieved I am.....i was worrying about it all night!! My wonderful hubby went with me to doc cuz I knew I would be a basket case if the cyst was still there!! Good thing he came because I got a little lesson on mixing my injectible meds and i know I will totally forget by the time tuesday comes around....so DH was watching and can help! Bad thing about having him there.......he was there when we checked out, the receptionist said "that will be $900 please"........although Jeff knows what all of this costs.....having to actually pay it was hard for him......I usually do that dirty work!! maybe this blog will be jumping now that I will have more to report!! Should be an interesting couple of weeks!

Here is the plan:
9/20~ take femara days 3-7 & repronex (injectibles) on days 3,5,7,9
9/27~ have bloodwork and sono done- possible trigger shot
9/29~ insemination!!

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Monday, September 12, 2005

time for an update?


well it is silly to update since there is no new information....still waiting until Friday, to see if Bill is gone! there is going to be quite a party around here (ok, just in my mind) if he is gone!!! If he is gone (please, please,please!) then I will be given my cycle calendar and will know the entire plan!! woohooo!!! luckily i have a lot to do this week to keep my mind off of friday's appt!! I am the parent volunteer for the Freshman volleyball team, I just found out that I am in charge of getting food for the tournament the school is hosting this coming saturday!!! (yikes!!) also Alexis has 2 volleyball matches this week, Mason has his 18mos doc appt..... I will give a real update on Friday!!! stay tuned.....

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Thursday, September 08, 2005

totally off topic!

VOTE FOR MASON!
Mason's pic is entered in a baby contest....need as many votes as possible.....here is the catch....only 1 vote per computer per day. Voting ends on 9/14!! The link is below!! Mason Patrick J. is on page 27!


Thanks!!

http://www.babiesonline.com/babycontest/votedo.asp

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Tuesday, September 06, 2005

checking in.....

Well really dont have anything new to report......just counting down the days til I have my sono (as of today it is 10 days!). This past weekend was labor day. we didnt do much, but that is ok, it was nice. I watched a lot of the hurricane katrina coverage....so thankful that the people are finally out of there!! It was heartbreaking to watch! Inspired by watching the news, I cleaned out all of our closets and donated several items of clothing and shoes to the relief effort.....Mason had some outfits in his closet that he never wore....still had tags on them, so those were donated too. Also went to the dollar store and bought items like toothpaste, shampoo, deoderant, diapers, etc to donate. A local church was collecting the items to ship down south. I feel a little better that i at least was able to contribute something.

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