Thursday, March 22, 2012

No wonder

Now that this is all sinking in, no wonder I was taking naps every day for the last couple of weeks, getting up in the middle of the night to pee, and I broke down and cried in a restaurant on Sunday afternoon because the pizza they brought me was all oily and slimy.  LOL  I made a huge scene at the restaurant, sobbing with the napkin covering my face.  The waitresses apologized that their food made me cry and offered us whatever we wanted on the menu for free.  LOL  Now you know how to get free meals!  Have a crazy lady cry!

So, now that I know it's all because of pregnancy, I don't feel so bad about those naps.  I just got up from a 2 hour one, and I had to force myself to get up.  But, I feel like I could go back to bed and just sleep all night!  

I think it's totally crazy how I thought I had started my cycle on Monday, sent my chart off for cycle review, started making plans to go to Omaha for an ultrasound series, and even bought a nonrefundable plane ticket so that my husband could fly from Omaha to Dallas for a conference he has to go to.  Oops! Apparently, kayaks do work!  Ha ha ha!  Now there are two totally cute kayaks that we have used once sitting in our garage.  

It's funny, I think my guardian angel prevented me over the last week from buying a dress I really wanted.  I got a 50% off e-mail from, and there was a dress in the store that was super cute, but they didn't have my size.  When I went online, they were only offering 30% off, so I left it in my "cart" and decided to think about it some more. When I went back, they were sold out of my size online.  I guess my guardian angel knew I wouldn't be able to use the dress!  ha ha!

I can't believe we'll have a baby around Thanksgiving!  What a great time to have a baby!  I just pray that everything goes well.  I am nervous because of our past miscarriages, but at the same time I feel hopeful.  Thank you a million times over to my prayer buddy and to everyone who has prayed for me! I have found out within the last day that there were friends of friends who have been praying for us and nieces and nephews sacrificing for us for so long and we didn't know.  It just brings tears to my eyes.  How wonderful is our holy, apostolic, catholic family!  

PPVI said I should have an ultrasound around 6.5-7 weeks, so I have one scheduled for April 16.  They also told me to start progesterone injections, 200 mg.  Luckily, I had some PIO left over from before I started with PPVI.  But, it's only 50mg/ml, so I had to have a 100 mg shot in each cheek.  Ouch!  Oh, I just got a vm from PPVI while I was on the phone with my sister in law.  My progesterone was 28, so they want me to stay on 100 mg twice a week.  Ok, so one less shot.  That will be nice.  But, I tell you what, I will gladly go through whatever shots I need to.  And, I am offering all of it up for my prayer buddy.  I also offered up all that darn waiting yesterday to hear the news!

I know I am always curious what people were on when they conceived, so here is my list:

Optivite vitamins
500 mg sustained release b6
Citracal calcium
FloraSource probiotics
FertileCM (I just took it twice a day)
low dose naltrexone
HCG on peak +3, 5, 7 & 9

And, my husband had been taking pro.xeed plus and mucuna pruriens.  

I am still in shock and can't believe it!  It doesn't feel real!  Could there really be a baby in there?  Oh my goodness!  I cannot wait for the ultrasound, to be able to see that the bloodwork is not lying to me.  A baby by Thanksgiving?!  Amazing!  Thank you God!  Thank you Jesus!  Thank you St. Gerard!  Thank you to everyone who has prayed for us for so long!  


  1. Oh my goodness!!! I've been offline for a few days, so I missed this earlier, but how wonderful!!! SO glad that kayaks really do cure infertility, and I'm so happy for you! Praying things continue to go well!!!!

  2. WHOOO HOOOO!!! I don't checks the blogs for a few days and return for this!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OH MY!!!! That is an awesome HCG number!!!! And get ready for more naps.... I'm currently a big nap fan!!!!!!! Congrats MAMA!!!

  3. Yay!! Congrats!! I am so happy for you! Prayers everything continues smoothly! :D

  4. I just told The Man that I found a new treatment for us...I wish you could have seen his face when I said (in a totally serious tone): we have to buuy kayaks. Priceless!

    How awesome to learn of all the prayers and sacrifices offered up for you!

    Keep taking those naps and grow baby grow!

  5. You have been on my mind so much today! I am so happy for you! Knowing the struggles that fellow IF'ers go through only makes a positive pregnancy announcement that much sweeter. Continued prayers for you!

  6. I know how you feel about the waiting and about the worry after past miscarriages. I'm there now and I don't think the worry will go away till I feel the baby.

    I'm keeping you in my prayers and also that the baby will continue to grow and all will be well.

  7. Kayaks! Who knew! :) I am so, so happy for you! Keeping you and your little one in my prayers. Take as many naps as you want...I remember how exhausting that first trimester was. Even this third trimester is not as tiring as the first was. Hang in there! You get used to the shots eventually. :)

  8. I missed this!!!! Hallelujah!!! Over the moon happy for you ;)

  9. Congratulations! Hmmm....kayaks... ;) Rest/nap as much as you need/are able to.

  10. I'm still so freaking excited for you!!! Who knew .... Kayaks. :-)