Thursday, May 22, 2008

I don't know if I have mentioned this before.......

My kid is so cute!! LOL!! Last weekend (yeah, a little late, I know) we went to go see my brother in jail. ( I don't know if I have told this story either. Let's just say he felt like acting like a rebel for a few days. Don't worry, he didn't kill anyone :-) ). So, Dan (my brother) requested to see Jadyn before he got sent to a different place. My mom, Jadyn and I went in to see him on Saturday. Well, Grandma's purse had a stash of tootsie rolls in them. Jadyn grabbed a tootsie roll and hopped down off of her seat. She is looking around and she says "Where's the door Mommy? Dan, Tootsie Roll". I of course had to break the news to her that she couldn't take a Tootsie Roll in to him. Then, Jadyn was sitting up on the table so she could talk to her Uncle Dan through this hole they have you can talk to the inmate you are visiting. It has layers of screen and stuff so you can't hand anything through to them (like drugs or weapons). Jadyn tried her darndest to give Uncle Dan her Taggie. She wanted to "share" it with him! I don't know how he rates because I am hardly allowed to touch her Taggie!!! She must really LOVE that Uncle Dan :-)

Monday, May 19, 2008

How Does One........????

How does one get so many hits and no comments???? Hmmmm..........

Doctor Appointment and Quilts

So, I had my "first" appointment for an IVF cycle today. They did a uterus measurement and a mock Egg Tranfer. It wasn't bad at all. It felt like an insemination. However, I am sure the transfer isn't the hard I also found out that after retrieval I get to give myself shots in the ASS for 2 weeks and if I am preggo it will be more like 6 weeks. BOY, I can't wait....haha!!! I start my Lupron on May 27th. I think I start injections around June 7th. Retrieval is set for the week of June 16th. Let's hope I survive all of this. Especially that huge ASS needle...haha!!

Lately I have been messing around making rag quilts. I don't really know why but it's kinda fun :-) Anyway, Here are some photos of some:

Rag Quilt Burp Pads:

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

My Dear Ol' Grandfather

My Grandpa is falling apart at the seams. I guess at 82 we can just be happy he has had a pretty good life :-) About 8 or 9 years ago he was diagnosed with Colon cancer. They removed it and all was good. About 5 years ago they discovered he had lung cancer which came from his colon cancer from the years before. The cancer had went in to his blood stream but didn't reappear until a few years later in his lungs. For the past 5 years he has successfully beat his lung cancer a few times. Now, my grandfather's quality of life has really gone down hill. He doesn't know if he is coming or going half of the time. So, he now lives with my mother and they have stopped all cancer treatment. Just because there really is no sense in comtinuing his treatment.
Anyway, Jadyn and I went to my mother's to spend the weekend. My grandpa sleeps all day and then gets up 300 million times in the middle of the night to find everybody. I think he feels alone at night because he doesn't hear noise and he thinks everybody left him alone. Well, Sunday night he decides to get up after we had already put him to bed. I was asleep right outside his room on the futon. I asked him what was wrong and he crashed to the ground. Sure enough, he broke his hip. Yesterday he had to have surgery for comfort. They pinned his hip together. They had a fear that if they didn't do it he would be in to much pain to move which would result in pneumonia (?). Poor Guy!! He is just falling apart!!
I still remember when Jadyn was born my grandpa drove to my mother's house to see her. She was 6 days old. How quickly life escapes our bodies :-( It's just so hard to believe that not even 3 years ago he was driving and galavanting all over the place.

So, on another note. I have an appointment Monday with the RE. I guess he is going to do a saline Ultrasound. I guess that helps them to see if there are any polyps or cysts in my uterus. Just making sure there isn't anything in there to complicate an IVF cycle. Of course, I didn't think there was going to be anything to complicate an IUI cycle!!! Egg Retrieval is set to happen the week of June 16th. Now, let's just hope some money falls in my lap for the extra drugs we need :-)

Friday, May 2, 2008


I took a test tonight. I am 15 DPO. It was a BFN. So, I guess we wait for the witch to show her face. IVF here we come. I just can't imagine what the hell the problem could be. Oh well, IVF is paid for ( except for the drugs and sperm). I still have a vial of sperm at the RE so, I may as well put it to good use......... :-) I am sure the IVF will probably take place around Julyish??? I think we have to do a mock cycle first and a saline ultrasound. I am sure I will find out more in a few days after my STUPID period starts!!

I almost died ( ok, not really)

This morning at 3:30 I woke up and I was a little restless. So, I took my temp.....97.6..... OH NO!! That sucks!! I thought for sure I was doomed. ( I'm still not sure, I still might be.) I ended up falling back to sleep until my usual wake up time, 6:00. I took my temp again.....98.1..... Yayyyy!! I am still in the game...... well for now.

Thursday, May 1, 2008


Stupid Fertility Friend took my triphasic message away....... Touch Holes!!!!!