Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Wacky Wednesday

Today is the day I have been waiting for...

We got up at 4am and got ready...we headed out at 4:45am for Indy. My appointment was at 8:30am their time (7:30am out time). We got to the doctor, I gave my blood, and we headed back to the ultra sound room. She started it and I couldn't take my eyes off the screen. Watching her find the one follicle and measure it...I can't explain how excited I was when I saw 22mm. It grew 7mm in two days, thanks to follistim!!!

After I saw that and the technician said it was at 22mm and the lining was looking really good I felt a renewed sense of hope. We are actually doing this. We are going to attempt to have an IUI....FINALLY!!!! We have gotten farther in the past 3 weeks then I have in 4 years with Schultise. He didn't care about me. He didn't treat my situation, he didn't treat me as a person.


This doctor in Indy is treating me like a person, crazy I know! I know of another couple facing the same troubles as Jeffrey and I. Her and her husband also went to Schultise and she also has PCOS like me. Although her and I are going down a different path...but we are aimed at the same goal, an IUI, or a baby to call our own. Now that is a doctor that is personalizing every situation different.

SO....Jeffrey and I will be heading back to Indy on Friday. Jeffrey needs to be there at 8:30am to do his thing and my appointment for the IUI is near 10am. We will drive home that day and I will be on bedrest (per Dr. Jeffrey) for the rest of the weekend.

This is the beginning of OUR journey....You all are in for a wild ride....hold onto you hats....keep your hands and feet inside the vehicle....we are FINALLY on track for Baby Finley!!!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Just another manic Monday...

So here we go again....I wish I had more exciting new for you my fellow readers but alas I do not....try and follow...

Well my wonderful in-laws drove with me today to Indy so I wouldn't have to go by myself. They ended up driving which was awesome and they took me out to lunch (which they didn't have to do) and it was a neat experience. This restaurant was so cool! It just like a home cooked meal. I really appreciate them taking the day off to take me to my appointment.

We get there I give my blood sample again. Then I head back to the ultra sound room. I was getting excited because the little black spots I saw were bigger! (Those little black spots were follicles the little guys that turn into eggs, btw.) The one they are watching was 11mm on Friday. It was 15mm today. I am once again upping my dosage of follistim to 100 and hoping that by Wednesday that they are at 18mm so by Friday we will be able to do the IUI.

Not the greatest news BUT it is progress...the most progress we have made in 4 years. Although I am completely exhausted and all this driving back and forth to Indy is really wearing me out already.....

Friday, February 22, 2013


We went to Indy last night after school to avoid the snow/ice/sleet mess that came through. After we passed Terre Haute we were in the clear. We got to the hotel, checked in, dropped our bags off, and walked across the parking lot to Max & Erma's to get a bite to eat. We were waiting to get seated and it cut lose! Sleet and Ice...we beat the storm by 20 minutes!!! Lucky us!!

Well we go to the doctor today to see if my eggs we ready and mature enough to go ahead with the IUI. They were not. :( I had two of them that were close but not big enough. But that is OK when I was charting my cycle before all the crazy fertility stuff I usually ovulated on or near day 20. So I wasn't really surprised to find out they weren't ready on day 11. So I will be taking my dose of Follistim back up to what it was and I will be going back on Monday morning to get the lab work done and ultrasound again. Hopefully by then my eggs will be mature enough to do the IUI on Wednesday.

That is all for now my friends....Until next time...or...Monday! :)

Thank you Kim for making the Cheese-It commercial reference for the "Not mature enough" saying...kinda made my day.... :)

Tuesday, February 19, 2013


Let me tell you HOW NICE it is that my doctor personally called me to ask if I had any questions about the shots I have to give myself AND to tell me that she wanted me to dial down my dosage since I'm senstive to it and she didn't want me producing 10 or more eggs for the IUI...

WOW!!! I am so thankful for her. She is like a God send! How cool is that for her to check up on me. Maybe this is meant to be...something good will happen soon...This doctor is going to make it happen!

Sunday, February 17, 2013 brother got married over the weekend...

It was great!! I really couldn't believe it she is the best and I'm so happy she is finally officially family and I have another sister! My brother is one very lucky man!!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Our Fertility Journey starts today....

Here we go people....Jeffrey and I got up at 4:30am to head to Carmel, IN (North of Indy). We went to see a fertility specialist. I know a big step for us. I was sick of spinning my wheels with a doctor who didn't care about me. Who just spouted information and left the room. I'm now with a doctor who actually sat with us to meet us and go over EVERYTHING. Each step we will take and what we need to do in each of those steps. 

Basically, we went today to just meet her and talk to her about our steps that we need to take. Well she went farther than that!! She took blood for blood work, did an ultrasound of my girly bits, and we are on track for an IUI this month. 

I got a shot in my butt to bring on a period. Then when it starts I call the office to set everything up. On Day 3 of my cycle I will be taking Letrozole from days 3 - 7 on days 8 - 10 I will give myself a shot once a day of Follistim. Then on day 11 I will get one shot of Overdrel and I will go into the doctor to check on my eggs to see how they are doing. Then we go in a few days later. Jeffrey will do his thing and they will then do the IUI in the office. 

The chances of the IUI taking this month are ok but possibly unlikely. Would I love for it to happen the first time and we won't have to do it again...HECK YES! But I will take what I can get. I'm just so overly excited that we are finally on the right track and we have a doctor that actually cares about us and isn't after money alone. 

I'm also on a special diet (KINDA) I'm no/low carb and 1200 calories a day. I'm off Mt. Dew. I'm back on Metformin and these next few months will be a whirlwind! Hold on to you seats....We are finally on track for Baby Finley!!