Saturday, December 6, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Mike was actually able to climb right out of the car and then help me, which was good because I was a little bit more banged up. The ER doctor said my X-Rays all came back clear and we just had superficial scrapes... I am so amazed.
I remember as soon as the car started to slide thinking 'oh s*^t this is not good'. I knew we were going to roll but the funny thing was I wasn't scared. There was no 'life flashing before eyes' episode, I just remember knowing that we had to hold on and get through it.
Monday, November 17, 2008
Game started out amazing!! On the very first play after the kickoff, it appeared that an Idaho player had been brought down right on the edge of the field by a Bronco, but then wait... he was still running... running all the way down the field, TOUCHDOWN IDAHO!!! We couldn't believe it, and neither could the other team!! Sure enough he was never actually down, he just rolled over another guy and kept running, Idaho scored and they scored first!!! they were actually leading!!!
The crowd was going crazy! So much fun... that really didn't last all that long. Idaho kept it close up to half time, it was Idaho 10 Boise 17 at the half, then the 3rd quarter happened, it was not pretty!!! Boise showed why they are ranked #9 in the nation. At least we had a good quarter though.
We were really glad that we got to go since Mike will only be here this fall and next fall, then he'll be graduating in May of 2010. Next year they will play in Boise, so we saw it while we could!
Friday, October 17, 2008
So, now here I am a month later from when we first decided to use donor insemination to get pregnant. The paperwork was sent into the cryobank, but I realized I hadn't heard back from them. I called and they said they sent me an email? I never received one I'm pretty sure, even went through my spam file. Anyway, so I sent the additional information that they needed and hopefully I'll hear back soon. But, even if I do, I'm not sure about starting treatment this cycle?
Here's why I'm not sure, I'm officially unemployed at the moment. It's not like we don't have any income to pay bills and live off of (unemployment insurance), but should we be going into further debt and possibly bringing a child into this world when I don't have a job? I'm confident that I can find one, I'm just not sure how soon. This isn't the best job market right now, you know? I have health insurance, for now, that I pay for, but I know it's going to be changing come January 1 and I don't know how much its going to cost at that point, yikes!
The plus to going through treatments now, versus when I'm employed is that I can drive up to Spokane with no problems, I don't have to come up with some story for an employer on why I'm late to work that day. If I had a job, then when I had to go in for an ultrasound on day (Cycle Day) 12, I would be late getting back to work. Then if all was well at my ultrasound, I would have to go back up to Spokane the very next day. Can you call in sick/late two days in row with a new job? I certainly wouldn't want to tell them I was trying to get pregnant.
Also there is the fact that I'm not getting any younger. If I got pregnant right away I'd still be 34 by the time the baby is born. And fertility just gets worse the older I get. As the doctor said, at my age, I just may want to make it work...
You know, when I was 29 and we started trying to get pregnant, I never in my wildest dreams thought that I would be 34, still not have children or at the very least be pregnant. It just doesn't seem right you know?
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Tomorrow morning I'll get a phone call from the doctor's office letting me know if I can start the medications. If I do then 5 days of lovely hormonal drugs. Woo hoo!
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Called the RE today, and we are all set. I'm going to pick up my fertility drugs at the pharmacy this evening. Then it's 2 pills (Femara) a day for five days starting on Thursday, $123 for the Rx, crazy!! Tomorrow I find out how much the Follistim will cost me. On Tues next week, I start the Follistim - two shots, yikes! Then I go in for an ultrasound and some testing on 10/4, 7 am!!! Then if all looks good, they will give me a shot to trigger ovulation. Mike will have to 'leave his sample' and then the Dr.'s office will wash them all up and as Mike says "leave 'em at my front door".
If it sounds complicated, well, it really kind of is.
We are hoping that we are making the right decision. I'm just starting to get a little bit worried. I'm 33 years old!! We started this whole trying to conceive thing right before my 29th birthday. We were certain we would be done by now. So many of my friends who started TTC after I did already have two. Things are little bit up in the air around here, when we moved to Idaho last Jan I was able to keep my job that I had in Folsom, which was great! But, while it sounded great on paper, it didn't work out so well in practice.
So, I'm really starting to look for work up here. I know I won't be able to make anything close to what I was making back in California, but really, life is so much cheaper here, it's not that big a deal anyway. And, well, I'm already so happy knowing that I'll be doing something different soon.
We weren't going to worry about starting IUI until my next cycle, but AF was 5 days late this past cycle and well, she's never late anymore so I was getting really excited, but sure enough she showed up. It really got me thinking though and really wanting to be a mom and to get that BFP (Big Fat Positive - on a pregnancy test), so here we are, spending money we don't really have. We'll make it work, we always do.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
As many of our friends and family know Mike and I have been trying to get pregnant for quite sometime. We've seen a few different doctors and have found out that I 'probably' have less than perfect eggs, and Mike's swimmers are a little slow. Neither of which really should be stopping us from conceiving. Now, please don't respond to this with, 'just relax' or 'don't think about it' or 'just get drunk and do it in the car' -- none of those have worked we've tried it. In fact based on what I've read we have probably been a little too laid back on the whole system of trying. Sometimes I pay attention to the calendar, sometimes I don't. We've tried 4 cycles of Clomid (ovulation inducer), that was NOT pretty, and NOT successful.
Finally we went to a RE and while I'm not to sure about his bedside manner, he's the only one in with in 4 hours of our house, and he's given us a little bit of hope. Sooo.... I think I'm going to start this blog, for no other reason that at least typing these things out will probably help me.
Our next step is IUI. I don't think that we are going to start this process until October, for a few different reasons that I don't really feel like getting into at the moment. So this maybe the last post for a while, or who knows maybe I'll jump in as necessary.
Monday, May 5, 2008
So a little background on the kind of things I might be posting on:
Mike and I moved to Moscow, Idaho in December, well he moved in December with all our stuff and I followed about 6 weeks later. Six weeks, is a long time when you are used to being with someone everyday and night. It was a very strange situation and I sincerely hope we don't have to do something like that again!! We moved here so he could get his BS in Physics from the University of Idaho. In Roseville, it would have been so difficult for him to go to school full time and not work, everything is just so much more expensive. Here he can go full time while I work to pay the bills. I look at it as an investment.
In the meantime I am working from home. The company that I work for was able to work it out so that I am able to continue working for them, not necessarily in the same capacity, but I'm really thankful for the opportunity.
So - I'm thinking this blog will let all our friends and family far and wide keep up with so many of our new experiences. Because let me tell you, Idaho is much different than California!!