Our journey through infertility, failed adoptions and now parenthood through the miracle of embryo adoption/donation.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Hello 2nd Trimester!

Today is the last day of my 1st trimester. It also marks the last day of my medications. Can I just say how excited I am to stop taking them?! I am super, duper excited!!! I am also looking forward to less migraines and less fatigue. This pregnancy has been very different than with Maddie. Part of it may be due to having Maddie and an in home daycare. Before I was not working and was able to relax and rest as needed. With a houseful of kids and no break I tire out quickly. And the migraines. Oh, the migraines! I had them last time but they were not as intense. This time they have cause numbness in the left side of my face. Is has not been fun!! I had a whole RX of my migraine meds left but I got rid of them just so that I wouldn't be tempted to take them in a moment of desperation. Especially when I wake in the middle of the night and can barely function. I was afraid I would take one without thinking. So instead I take Tylenol. I am not even sure why I take them as they are about as effective as a Lu.den's cough drop. I pray that they ease up now that I am entering my second trimester.

On Monday I have my 12 week appointment with my OB. I am nervous about this appointment. Not because of the pregnancy though. My OB just hired a new nurse. And I know her. She is one of my sister's very close friends. One that I see at parties, baby showers and BBQ's. And now she gets to see my vag. And worse, my weight. I am going to insist that she not be a part of my care. There is another nurse that can do it though she is not always there. I don't want to make a fuss but I will insist upon a different nurse. Maybe I am being a diva but I don't feel comfortable with this young, thin, pretty, fertile friend of my sister knowing my weight, seeing my vag and knowing my personal biz. I know that she is bound by HIPAA laws not to talk about me to anyone, but I don't want to take that risk. If the OB and office cannot accommodate me I will be requesting a referral to another OB. If this happens I will cry. I have been a patient there for 9 years. It has been the one constant in the years of infertility hell. The only one to be there for almost all of it. He is also the reason Maddie made it. Other dr's (on call one and ER one) both dismissed concerns that he took seriously and was able to correct before I lost her (low progesterone, allergic reaction to meds, and pre-e). I love him!!!!! But I need to feel comfortable as well. So pray that this works out.

That about catches everyone up on the bambino. Maddie is doing great. She is very excited about Halloween. She can't wait to go "Hallow Treaking". Not sure how she came up with that but she is determined to call it that. LOL We are going to a trunk-or-treat tonight and tomorrow night and Boo at that Zoo tomorrow. I will be sure to get photos of her in her Dorothy costume. She is quite adorable if I do say so myself.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Looking for a couple that has donated embryos

I am active on several infertility forums and often read posts from couples with embryos that they are unsure of what to with them now. Understandably many of the struggle with idea of donating them to another couple. I would love to have couples that have donated to write a guest post for me to post here on my blog. I think that it would be good for those that have received embryos to see the other side as well as for those that are considering donating their embryos. If you or anyone you know would be interested in writing a post or even just answering some questions please email me at agreateryesblog@gmail.com.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Our little jelly bean

All went well last week. Our little bean looks like a bean. Here he/she is just hanging upside down. 

My first OB appointment went well too. My official due date is May 9th. I am now 9 weeks and beginning my wean protocol for the meds. I have switched from PIO to suppositories. My hips appreciate it!!!

Praying for those gearing up for an FET soon. Praying for lots of BFP's!!