Thursday, April 26, 2012

Lil heartbeat

Wednesday was amazing, I went into the doctors office nervous and left with a huge smile. Not only did I get to see the fetal pole, but I saw and heard the little heartbeat. I can't believe there is a little heartbeat in my belly! (Well uterus!) I can't believe I'm growing a human! I felt so amazing and special that I've finally been blessed with a baby. Thank you lord for answering my prayers...this its such an amazing gift and a much wanted addition to our family.

Baby's heart rate at 6 weeks 5 days into pregnancy is 138 beats per minute. Woot woot! Keep growing lil lentil bean, mommy can't wait to meet you!



Thursday, April 12, 2012

Beta update

My second beta was 1192 on Tuesday. The average for 18dpo is around 400! If you look at my first number and triple it then I should have been at 645! And according to my RE he wanted me to at least have an 860! I'm all smiles, but still praying that everything stays on the right track. I love this little poppyseed so much already.  I cleaned out the nursery last night...we were storing a couple random things in there... I know it's early but I wanted to do something productive.  Next I will work on baby's first blankie! ;-)

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Monday, April 2, 2012

Been a while...

After my stressful IUI... (Watch videos in side bar)... I've been trying to relax.... BUT the last couple of days I've been feeling pms cramps...so I'm expecting AF to show soon.   

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Ultrasound update! March 21st, 2012

If you're a "fan" on facebook you already know done of this info.  I was very nervous sitting in the doctors waiting room because I don't think I had any real symptoms from Clomid.  I wasn't sure if that meant that I wasn't growing a follicle.  They called me into the examination room where I waited even longer and I gradually got more nervous (Seriously I was sweating bullets!). The doctor came in, sweet as always, asked me a couple questions and got down to business.  First he measured my lining, 11.8, and he said that looked great (I'm still drinking Pom Juice and Raspberry leaf tea).  Then my real fears were knocked out of existence when the doctor moved the transducer to the right side of my abdomen.  There it was, bigger than any I've ever seen! A nice fat follicle! 24mm! My doctor said, "oh that's a good size," and I immediately let out a small cry of joy.  He then said we don't want it to get any bigger, so he immediately prescribed Ovidrel to trigger ovulation.  My ultrasound is scheduled for Friday at 10 am...wish me luck!

P.S. None of the follies on the left had any substantial size.


Monday, March 19, 2012

No side effects for me with 50 mg of Clomid!

I honestly do not think I experienced any Clomid side effects, other than the occasional warm feeling... I'm chalking that up to changes in Vegas temperature.  No moodiness at all! my wife lucked out lol! Ultrasound on Wednesday...I'm hoping for at least 1 follie... fx

Monday, March 12, 2012

Cycle day 2 of first medicated IUI cycle

My period started off strange, not much pain yesterday but definitely full flow. I normally have a lot of clotting but none yesterday. Today I have a bit but still not my normal painfully huge clots. (TMI!!) I may just be emotional, but I miss my old doctor's assistant.  She was so friendly! The girl I work with now, although nice, just isn't as warm with her words.  You know when you connect with someone in the doctor's office it just makes this process a whole lot easier. Oh well, at least I have my YT friends!
I will update on clomid later!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Where is AF?

I have no signs that she is approaching.  I'm very confused since the Provera was supposed to jump start this cycle.  If she doesn't come soon I will start to think that it wasn't even necessary to take.  Meanwhile I've ben trying to keep myself busy working on editing this webseries my wife and I created.  I'm super nervous because we have an interview with Film Warz tomorrow.  I mean, what if I stutter or answer the questions less creative than I'd like? Hopefully I can get over my fears by tomorrow!  If anyone is interested on the series the url is www.thegrassispinker.com, I hope you like it!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Feb. 27 Ultrasound

OK I got some news that I never expected to hear. I would have never imagined that I would be experiencing infertility issues. Although I watch many videos on YouTube, and I know how common it is.  It's still not something you imagine can happen to you.  I found out Monday, February 27th 2012, that I was not ovulating this cycle.  Although I had the pain that I normally associate with ovulation, my ultrasound showed minor sized follicles on a day that should have shown larger "bubbles."  Dr. Fisch ordered a blood test and it confirmed that I had not ovulated early. So we are starting over with a medicated cycle.  I'm taking Provera to start my cycle, and when that starts I will start Clomid.  Wow, I thought being a lesbian would be my only obstacle.  I've been staying positive though, because I know our situation could be worse. 

P.S. Psychic was wrong!



Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Sperm Bank

Unfortunately the sperm bank sent us a specimen that was below the guaranteed motility count, fortunately they are not hassling us about a replacement.  They well be sending us 2 more straws to replace the 2 we purchased. Since we only used 1 we will have a bonus straw to use either in the future or as a kicker to this cycle (add with another straw). Good news...I'm feeling blessed this cycle. I won a giveaway today so I'm feeling positive!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Big Fat

Negative... Just waiting for Aunt Flow to show her ugly face. :'(


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Monday, February 6, 2012

2 week wait sucks!

Lol trying to keep my mind off of it, but it's almost impossible!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Hcg and side effects/symptoms

Hcg trigger shot wasn't too bad, but omg I'm having weird symptoms! Extreme hunger and a tingle on the to of my head...hahaha!
The next day I had a positive pregnancy test lol.


IUI today!

Video coming soon, including footage of actual insemination!


Wednesday, January 25, 2012

CD 7

Today is cycle day 7! We ordered the sperm last night and we're super excited about it! I will be seeing the doctor on Monday, January 30th for an ultrasound. This is our cycle I just know it!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Thursday, January 12, 2012

IUI next cycle

I need all the baby dust I can get because we get started with our new donor next cycle!
XOXO

Friday, January 6, 2012

Lesbian Family Diary

Our TTC Journey