Thursday, July 20, 2017

(IN)FERTILITY FRIDAY

Hey guys! Sorry for no post last Friday. We had our annual girls trip to Hammock Beach and honestly there wasn't much to report in the fertility world. This week though, I am happy to let you  know that I am 2/3 of the way done with my birth control and haven't killed anyone yet. LOL Honestly it hasn't been too bad. The key is being around other people so I behave myself and don't jump off the deep end. It also helps that we have been busy vacationing, swimming, and packing for another vacation. I have one week left of birth control then I am home free.

The Lupron shots start up again on Saturday and I will be on that for almost a month. It's a small little shot with only 10 mg so I don't mind it too much. Plus this time I am approaching it with a chubbier belly hoping the shots won't hurt as bad! (I didn't plan it that way, but I haven't worked out much and definitely haven't watched what I eat.) Oh well.

We are headed to the keys on Saturday for our annual Lobster week. This time my friends Erica, her husband Mike and 2 kids are staying with us so that should be fun introducing some new people to the craziness of it all. I am mostly packed. I did the girls clothes, my clothes, organized my meds and toiletries tonight...so basically it's just last minute stuff like food, sound machines, pillows, blankets...things we use every single day.
I've got my shots, calendar, and pills all organized like a 90 year old woman LOL
 So onward we march just over 1 month till transfer day. It will be here before we know it. And to respark my baby fever, Tuesday I went and visited my best friend Alicia's new son at the hospital. He is so precious and tiny. I love newborns!   Praying for one again someday! :)
 But in the meantime we are staying busy. We went to see the Ugly Duckling play on Wednesday and we took our babies bowling today for the first time. (It was the dolls first time LOL) I died when Blakely even put socks on her baby so she could bowl. She had it push the ball down the ramp and everything. Haha

So off we head to the Keys on Saturday. I will probably not do a post next week on Friday since I won't have my computer but I will do one when I get back. I'll post pics on Instagram all week if you want to stay in the loop though. Talk to you all soon!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Cousin Fun

For the past 3 weeks, Walker and Waylon have been in town staying with Grammy. So we have had lots of fun going to the pool, playing at chick-fil-a, storytimes, church, and more swimming! Here are some pics of all the cousins over the past few weeks!









Monday, July 10, 2017

Cashiers Girls Trip 2017

2 Weeks ago we spent a week in Cashiers with David's Aunt Linda, cousin Mary Beth, and niece Collier. Gammoe and Dodaddy were there too. Gammoe sent Delainey to the Trillium country club camp for her birthday present so up North we went. The girls were champions traveling in the car. It took us 9 hours up and 10 hours home. They watched about 6 movies each way, stopped at chick-fil-a to eat lunch and play, and ended the last leg of the trip with ice cream from the gas station. On the way up we pulled off the road and took a pic at a scenic photo spot; we finally saw the light at the end of the tunnel or curved road should I say. :) 
 Delainey was in camp all 5 days and got to do lots of fun activities. She went to a rock climbing gym, horseback riding, and white water rafting. On the other days they swam in the lake or pool and played all types of fun games. She loved the camp and can't wait to go back next year.

While D was away at camp we stayed busy by working out, going to Asheville one day to have lunch and shop, going to the Highlands to shop, taking long walks around the house in the mountains, and really just enjoying the beautiful scenery. We went to the country club one night for an all you can eat Pasta buffet which was lovely as well! 



 It was a nice relaxing week and I really enjoy our annual trip to the Mountains. Now if only I could get Dave to join me :) Hopefully next year or sometime this fall we can all make a trip!





Friday, July 7, 2017

(In)fertility Friday - FET Round #3 starts now

Hey guys! Sorry I have been MIA lately. We were out of town for a week and have been busy with swim and playing with our cousins. I honestly have about 4 posts I need to do with tons of pictures, but for today I will just do my fertility post. 

Last time I did it, my HCG level was at 15 and we were needing it to drop to 5 or less. I also needed to do a blood draw on Day 3 of my period to get insurance to cover another FET. Of course I got my period while in Cashiers, so Mary Beth and I made a day trip to Asheville and hit up the Labcorp there. We had lunch at a delicious brunch place called Tupelo Honey and then shopped a little before heading home. It actually was nice to get out and see Asheville for the day. I got that blood work back and all looked fine with it. As far as my HCG goes, I went for a blood draw on Monday and got a phone call from the Nurse practitioner on Wednesday. She said my level dropped to 6. Luckily she said that was good enough and I could stop the blood draws and move on with my FET calendar. So off we start today.
Today I start the crazy lady birth control for the next 3 weeks. Hopefully it goes by quickly. And in 2 weeks I start the lupron shots again. My stomach is still tender from all the shots, but all the bruising and lumps have gone away. I like to tell myself the reason my stomach still sticks out is because of lumps, but that is definitely not the case. Too much food for this lady! LOL So the countdown to transfer begins. 7 weeks as of yesterday and this will be my last 2 frozen eggs. Hoping God saved the best for last! Let's get those prayers started up again for healthy baby at the end of all this! Talk to you soon! XOXO