Friday, September 25, 2009

2 week wait...

one of the hardest things I have done....I was a Kilgore College Rangerette, high kicking in 100 degree...which seems so easy now compared to this!!

In nurse school they teach us about this feeling you get when you know something is going to happen...it is called impending doom. And I guess this is how I feel right now (like something bad is going to happen)...I don't know why, I am trying so hard to keep a positive attitude, I know things happen for a reason, I pray all the time. I pray to Mother Mary, I pray to the Lord, I thank God for all of the wonderful things and blessings in my life, and I know what is going to happen, will happen, what is done, is done....but

THIS WAITING REALLY SUCKS!!!

Of course, when I am sitting at work, I google every little symptom I have. I even had to call the nurse about one thing...one funny thing we talk about, I told her that I really don't feel pregnant, and she said, "if I had a crystal ball for every time someone told me that and they were pregnant and then when people say they have every symptom of pregnancy and they were not pregnant, I would be rich!" I guess that made me feel a little better... I am just getting impatient. Kyle is out of town this weekend in Washington D.C., playing golf with his sister. But the will be back early Sunday morning. So until then I am sitting by myself thinking about everything...I need something that is really going to take my mine off of this...any suggestions? So, I guess I am done venting! And no, it really did not make me feel any better.

But, I do love God and trust in Him that he has a plan. I just wish I knew what it was and I would calm down a bit!Thank you to all for listening to me and I hope you have a wonderful weekend and Happy Friday!

Love,
Andrea

Thursday, September 17, 2009

The Blastocyst...

where transferred successfully to me on Tuesday. Dr. Valdes seemed to be SUPER excited about the cell division of the blastocyst (embryos). She kept going on and on about how beautiful they were and how they were ready from a new home. She transferred 2 "beautiful blastocyst" to my uterus and when she was done transferring them she said, "OK...we will see you two beautiful blastocyst in 8 1/2 months." Kyle and I both laugh! Then next day I talk to my nurse Gloria and she reported to me that 4 embryos where frozen. Then I told her about how excited Dr. Valdes got about my blastocyst. Gloria told me, that she never says anything that she DOES NOT mean, and they my blastocyst did look really, really good. So I have been at home since the transfer taking it easy. (trying not to get to excited!!!)

Lots of things are going on at my house this week. Kyle's parents have been in town, which has been very nice. I am very lucky to be blessed with such WONDERFUL in-laws. My mother-in-law has done very bit of my laundry and will not let me lift a finger. And my father-in-law is putting the finishing touch on Kyle's newly remodeled office (which is pretty much in our backyard). The tile floor was completed today and looks really good! So, Kyle's business will be out of the house before I know it!!!! YEA for that!

I will keep everyone posted on everything that is going on. I tryed to scan in a picture of my blastocyst, but it will not download. So sorry for no pictures. Kyle and I should find out in about 2 weeks what the status of my blastocyst is...and I will let ya'll know! Until then....

XOXO,
Andrea

Monday, September 14, 2009

EGGS RETRIEVED!!!

Me in Recovery

Last Thursday I had the egg retrieval! All went well! But I did not feel to well for a few days after, so it has taken me a few days to let everyone know what happened!!! We arrived at 0730, and was whisked right into the procedure room, were they started my IV and I waited. You know..it's hurry, hurry, hurry to wait, wait wait! hehe! Kyle did not get to join me while in the procedure room...because he was doing his own business! Then my wonderful doctor came in and started ASAP!!! I remember waking up a bit in the procedure, but she gave me a few more IV margaritas and I was good to go! After the procedure was over, I woke up and Kyle was right by my side!!! It was so sweet and nice...the first thing I immediately asked was.....HOW MANY DID THEY GET??? He said 19-20 mature follicles is what Dr. V said!! I was so excited! So then we went home and I slept the rest of the day. Friday my nurse G called and told me, they really retrieved 24 follicles and 16 FERTILIZED!! She called me an "egg producing machine!!!"
Well, today I talked to nurse G again and she said they (the embryos) are doing GREAT and moving right along!! So tomorrow we will go and Dr. V will transfer the "blastocyst" (remember back to biology and cell division...my favorite topic) back into me. Then I am on pretty much bed rest for the next couple of days....But I am definitely going to take it easy because I WANT THIS TO WORK!!!! So I will be hanging out doing nothing.

I will let y'all know how we are doing ASAP. I just want to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for there kind thought and prayers! I love it when you ASK question and want to know what is going on with me and Kyle and this process! I know that when you, ask YOU CARE!! And that is the most important thing to me! I am so lucky to have people care the way y'all do! I love you all so much!

Love from the bottom of my heart,
Andrea



Sunday, September 6, 2009

Stimulated Baby!!!

I went to the doctor this morning and after the ultrasound tech left the room, I quickly grabbed my phone and took a picture of the screen!!! The numbers next to the words "Rt Ovary" and "Lt Ovary" are all of my EGGS!!! That right count'em up!! There are allmost 30 oocytes!!! So the nurse call me and told me to stop one of the injection and they will see me on Tuesday for another ultrasound!!! So we are getting close to the egg retrievial!! YEA!!! There is only one bad thing about this...I feel like I am holding a ton of rocks in my lower abdomen, which is making me very crampy. But I am willing to do whatever as you all know!

Hope everyone is having a great wekend...I am back to work tomorrow... :( oh the life of a nurse!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Let the fun begin...

Hello everyone!

I just want y'all to know, the In Vitro process has begun! To keep everyone updated on the process on in vitro, last month I start taking birth control pills and 1 injection in the middle of the month everyday to depress all of my hormones. And last week I started injection to "BOOST" all of my hormones, so I am able to produce lots of eggs!!! I have been giving myself 3 injection a day. At first it did not bother me one bit, but a few days ago I starting having bruising at my injection sites (abdomen)ouch!!! So now I have rotated my injection site to my outer thighs. The injections still hurt in the thighs, but I will live with it to get a BEAUTIFUL result in the end!!!! So this week I have been going to the doctor in the medical center every other day and having lab work and ultrasound done. Yesterday I had 9-11 folices...which is very good. I will return tomorrow and Sunday for more ultrasounds and blood work, and on Friday I will speaking to Dr. Valdes about my progress and when we are going to schedule the egg retrieval. I will be sometime next week. Kyle will have to come with me because I am having "IV margaritas" or in medical terms, moderation sedation...and will not be able to drive home! Then they will fertilize Kyle's "swimmers" with my eggs and 3-5 days later they will be implanted in me!!! And that how I think the process is going to go...But I will make sure I keep y'all update!

Sorry for no pictures with the post again, but Kyle has the camera this weekend in Port O Connor fishing...so sorry, I know the blog is so boring without any pics!! I will put some up when he gets home. I have lots of pictures to post because last weekend we took a trip to Georgia to see my cousin Trammell get married!!! Lots of fun and lots of great picture to show everyone!!

Everyone have a great weekend!!

XOXO,
Andrea