Thursday, July 30, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Each of those patchwork pieces was made with Grungeboard (Grungeboard is gray, pliable synthetic material, similar to soft rawhide) and EACH one was embellished and inked and distressed by ME J FUN! I am not quiet finished embellishing but here is a look at my almost finished piece. Here is a look at some work in progress:
On the IVF front, I am still taking my “Stimulation” medication and will continue to do so until my next Dr. Appt on Wed morning at 7:15am. I am beginning to feel like a pin cushion but it’s all good – this is the easy part. I am feeling a bit nervous this go around since they will be putting 3 embryos back this time instead of the two they did last time. I just keep telling myself that even though they put in 2 last time we ended up with ZERO babies so I suppose I should look at it that way. But HOLY MOLY if we end u p having triplets I will calling in ALL favors from ALL of you cause I am not exactly sure how we would do it. But we would, and it would be FANTASTIC! I know Sarah will be a super big sister no matter how many babies we have. I am so looking forward to her help the most.
Big Hugs to all!
Friday, July 24, 2009
It took awhile for us to get to this point, to be ready to go through the emotional toll that the IVF process takes on us. But I am so ready, WE are so ready! Ready to get this started AND get this over with. I am so excited for the upcoming weeks that it will be hard to focus on much else… but I will. Things are good.
Yesterday was the Baseline Doctor appt (bloodwork and Ultrasound). Everything looked good so I got the go ahead to start the meds. My first med is called Lupron which keeps me from ovulating. I took one injection last night and 2 today. Tomorrow I will add the injection medications Menopur and Gonal-F which will stimulate my ovaries and “beef” them up. So that means 4 shots a day until Wednesday when I go back to the Doctor for them to check my progress.
The shots are actually really easy (at least these ones). They are small needles that I take in my stomach. I barely feel them. So far the only side effect I have had from the Lupron is hot flashes… so crazy. One minute you are fine the next minute you feel like you stepped out of a sauna.
On a scrap note, I am so excited to be going to my local scrapbook store Rubon Rouge tomorrow to take a class from the FAB Tim Holtz. I am really lucky and honored to have the opportunity to take one of his classes. I will post pics of the project when I complete it.
I have been scrapping a lot more lately.. my MOJO has been flowing! Here is a recent layout I did of Sarah and her friend Allana (you can see her Mom’s Blog Run DMT here)
Thanks for stopping by. I will keep you posted on my progress.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
We had a great 4th of July with the family first and then with great friends in the afternoon and into the evening.