Monday, January 25, 2010

Back from Dr. Wonderful

and he is wonderful! He is so confident that we will get pregnant with  my eggs and DH's sperm. He looked over all our history and the best plan of action is to do IUI without any meds NEXT CYCLE. WHoo Hoo! I actually wasn't expecting it to be that quick. Because I have very regular cycles then he doesn't see any need to put me on meds, yet. I will do OPK's at home and when it turns positive we call and go in the next day. The only slight hiccup and I don't see that it will be a problem is that we did have a chemical pregnancy last January so he wants me to do an HSG, a hysterosalpingogram is an X-ray of the uterus and fallopian tubes which allows visualization of the inside of the uterus and tubes, just to see if there is any blockage or abnormalities. I will go in a week after I get my period to do the procedure and I will know the results that day. If all is clear then we move ahead with the IUI, if it is not then we have to go back in for another consultation. I feel a lot better and I have a new found sense of hope. I know that this man will get us pregnant. Whoa, I never thought I would say that another man besides my husband would be getting me pregnant. Ha!

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Today is the day

I am about 3 minutes from leaving to go to the RE's office for the very first time. I am so excited and nervous! Neither one of us could sleep last night, I think I got about 4 hours and my hubby got about 2 1/2. eek! Keep you posted . . .

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Sunday, January 24, 2010

Tastefully Simple

Today I am hosting a Tastefully Simple party. My sister became a consultant a few months ago so she drove down for me this weekend. I will post some pictures later this afternoon. There slogan is "The food you love in the time you deserve", basically they are meals or dips that only require 1 or 2 ingredients that you most likely already have in your fridge, like milk, eggs, or cream cheese. Here is the link to the website Tastefully Simple.

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Thursday, January 21, 2010

nothing to blog about

I feel like I have had nothing to blog about the last week or so. I am biding my time until I go see the RE on Monday. I am nervous, excited, and expectant (not in the good way). We have no idea what to expect from this visit but we are praying that it gets the ball rolling on a new treatment plan.

I went to see my sister in Alabama this past weekend, with my Dad for his birthday. It was a great trip but way too short. I overheard him talking to my Grandmother while we were up there about DH and I going to the RE. What I didn't overhear was what exactly he told her, if you ever want anyone to know something you tell my Grandmother. I got a call from my cousin yesterday and she didn't even say hello the first words out of her mouth were


"Is there something you want to tell me"


"Not that I am aware of, why what did you hear?"


"You are going to a fertility clinic Monday to be artificially inseminated and your Dad is paying for half and your in-laws are paying for the other half"


"Oh really, let me guess who you heard that from. . ." 


I don't know how my Dad got all that from me saying we have a consultation with an RE on Monday. Wow he is going to pay half and my in-laws are paying the other half! I hope that part of the story was true. Jeez you would think I would have been told that. I had to set her straight and I am sure everyone in Alabama thinks I am being inseminated on Monday, whatever.

It is going to be a very long 3 more days, thank God my weekend is chock full of things to do and hopefully it will fly by.

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Sunday, January 10, 2010

A Mother's Love

I came across this website yesterday for fundraising. A Mother's Love is a fundraising site for couples trying to raise money for either adoption or infertility. You send her $25 for the fundraising packet and you get catalogues and order forms. There are tons of products to sell, basically it is like when you were in school and friends and family bought things and the money went to some school function. Same premise here, it sounds great. I think we are going to go for it in order to start saving money for our treatments.

It was started by a woman named Valerie who had trouble conceiving and had 2 failed domestic adoptions, here is a blurp from her website.


"After 3 failed Invitro Fertilizations and 2 failed Domestic adoptions, I am now the adoptive Mother of three beautiful children!  My husband and I adopted our Daughter at birth, from Gulfport, Mississippi in July 2001.  We then adopted our Son from Tobolsk, Russia in November 2001 when he was two years old. We just adopted our new Daughter from Fort Mohave, AZ in July 2007.
I believe every child deserves love and the support of a family.  I can still see the faces of the children left behind in my Son's orphanage.  I have made it my mission to assist people with the hardship of paying for Adoptions and Infertility costs.  That is why I started this business."

I think it sounds worth looking into. Is it too good to be true?

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Friday, January 8, 2010

I had no idea!

Ok, I had some idea of how much it would cost for our dream to come true. I called the RE's office back, that I scheduled our consultation with, and asked how much the initial office visit would cost me.

 $350!!! That includes the office visit and initial cervical exam, that's it.

What? Because I got suckered into agreeing to change my insurance plan to an HSA I have to pay the full contracted price for an office visit but it all goes toward my deductible. Well isn't that swell. Considering I only have $500 in my HSA account since opening it 6 months ago. I am totally freaking out. How am I going to pay for meds, ultrasounds, blood work, let alone the actual IUI. I honestly don't know what to do now. I feel so close to making this happen that I didn't really think about the money.

I am hoping that since our issue is male infertility factor that most of it can be billed to my husband's insurance instead of mine or paying out of pocket. I just pray that we reach the $2000 deductible before I get pregnant that way all of that is covered 100%. Just one more obstacle I have to face in order to have a baby.

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Thursday, January 7, 2010

First steps

Ever since spot appeared I started to freak out about making an appointment with an RE. If I don't do it soon then several months could go by and then we are looking at having a baby in 2011. I can't even say that aloud without hyperventilating. I called 3 specialists in the area that are highly recommended and was only able to reach 1 of them. We have a consultation scheduled for January 25th in the morning. I have no idea what to expect or even what he is going to ask. I am however a teensy bit excited that we are taking this next step. I have about a million forms to fill out in the mean time and I have to get all of our infertility records together before then. Eek we are really doing this. . .

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May have spoke to soon

Just went to the bathroom and her little sister spot is here. Usually this means I will start the next day, I guess we will see tomorrow.

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Gag :x

I cannot stop gagging! Everything makes me gag. Brushing my teeth, yawning, thinking about gagging . . .I hope this is a good sign. I am expecting AF any second only because she always shows up. I have no signs of her arrival though. Don't I say that every month. Oh well. I am going to try really hard to wait until I am a week late until I test. Even though the pee sticks are calling my name over and over "Erin, Erin we're in here, come and pee on me" I know I am losing my mind.

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