Monthly Archives: July 2008

Still waiting

It has been 7 days since our first IUI. On Sunday I went for a progesterone test. They like to see a number around 15 and not less than 8. Mine was 3.7. I had to take another shot of the HCG on Sunday night in hopes of selvaging anything that might be going on.

At this point I am not having much hope. I have no symptoms at all. Nothing. I feel completely normal… well as normal as I get. We go for our beta on August 7th. It seems forever away.

As far as Scoop goes, we discovered last night that Chinese food is really really bad for her blood sugar. She went up to a 312 after dinner last night. So no more chinese for us for a while.

Thats about it from the casa de Scoop and Kennedy right now. Stay tuned for more updates.



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Waiting… sort of patiently

Well our first attempts are done. We went in on Wednesday and Thursday for our IUI’s. The procedure wasn’t bad at all. Both days it was over before I knew it, and the second day I had the doctor which so far has been my favorite there. I think we have seen 8 different doctors since starting there in March.

We had our little guardian angel stones that Scoops mom got us with us. Scoop was so cute… before the doctor came in the room, she took them over and rubbed them on the vial of swimmers, then came over and rubbed them on my tummy. We each held one for the procedure.

Yesterday we took our niece and nephew to the Liberty Science Center. It was a lot of fun, but I was soooo tired. When we got home I fell asleep on the couch. Scoop woke me up to eat my pineapple, then I went to bed and slept all night.

I can’t remeber being this tired before. I hope it is a good sign that my body is busy creating a new life.

Not much else to report at this time. We will keep everyone posted.

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Tomorrow is the big day

Well we went in this morning for another check and all systems are good to go! Tonight I did the trigger shot ( I don’t care so much for that particular needle!), and tomorrow morning and Thursday morning we do in for the IUI’s.

I am hopeful and nervous and about a million other things right now. I don’t think I will be able to sleep tonight. I have no idea how I am going to get through the two weeks until I find out the results.

Last night I got my baby fix. At softball I have become the official team babysitter. I had the pleasure of watching two little cuties. Baby Cody ( two months old) and Nick who is a year and a half. I can’t wait to have one of our own.

On Thursday we are taking our niece and nephew to the Liberty Science Center. It should be really fun. They have redone the whole place since we were last there so I am excited to check it out being the science geek that I am. I hope the kids are as excited about it as Scoop and I are!


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Day 9… things look a little better

I went in for another check this morning and things were a little more hopeful. I had doc number 5 today. I have still yet to see the same doc twice. He had a hard time telling what were follies and what were cysts on the right. I asked him about what the other doc said about my tube being blocked on that side and h told me that you couldn’t tell that from an ultrasound. I just love the consistency of information from this place ( insert eyeroll here)

However… on the left I had a follie that was 14! Heres to hoping that one continues to grow. I go back now on Monday and I am hoping I will be ready to trigger then.

Scoop is doing okay with all her new stuff. She started the synthroid yesterday for the thyroid, and starts glucophage next week for the diabetes, then blood pressure meds the week after. Hopefully her body will adjust to all this quickly. She has already started changing her diet, so I think good things are on the way.

And as a quick afternote… Kathy Mattea was awesome. She has an amazing voice and she is really an excellent entertainer. She told stories and joked with the audience and just seemed really down to earth. If you like country music, check her out.

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day 7… not such good news

So I went in this morning hoping to be told I was responding beautifully and to keep going on as planned.

It didn’t go that well.

They did my ultrasound and it wasn’t good. The doc I had today was not happy with my right side. He told me all the cysts that I have been told were on my right ovary were not actually ON the ovary, but they were next to it and he thought completely blocking my right tube. I had an HSG back in May and there were supposedly no problems, but I guess that could have been wrong.

The other bad parts are that there were only 6 follicles, and 4 of those were on the right, where I guess they are useless cause they can’t get down the tube. And none of the follies were over 10.

They are now doubling my follistim for the next two days and I go back to be checked again on Saturday. I am hoping for some better news then. Here’s hoping the two on the left take off in size.

Scoop got bad news today too. She had a followup doctors appointment this morning and things weren’t good there. She was diagnosed with diabetes, high blood pressure and hypothyroidism. My girl is falling apart! So there will be a lot of changes in out household now.

Wish us luck in everything.

Tonight we go to see Kathy Matea ( country music) in concert. I think it will be great to fill our heads with something other than medical related thoughts.


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First shot done!

Today started the fun of the follistim shots. I was really nervous about it, but it was a lot easier than I thought it was going to be. The needle didn’t hurt at all and there was just a little burn. I can totally handle this!!!!!!!

I was nervous this morning after going to the RE’s for my ultrasound. The doctor who did the AM checks this morning seemed very concerned about some cysts I have on my right ovary. They have been there for all my other U/S checks and didn’t seem like a huge thing until today. Then she couldn’t find my left ovary. At all. She even asked me if I was sure I had one. I told her they didn’t have any trouble finding it the other three times. Then she proceeded to push in and down on my abdomen really really hard, then she could find it. It really hurt!!!! Much worse than the blood draw or the meds needle. Hopefully she won’t be the doc on when I go back on Thursday.

Other than that, I am now on a week with out my Scoop. She is staying at her moms this week watching her sisters dogs. At least I will get to see her at softball.

And I decided the ghost at my job ( yes… we have a ghost in the lab) is in need of employment. Tonight I went in our breakroom to get some change from my wallet for the vending machine. I open the coin area and it is EMPTY. All my coins and my guardian angel token were gone! All the bills, credit cards and my cell phone were still there. The thing is I work alone in a closed off area and I can hear anyone come or go. So if anyone can employ a ghost so he doesn’t need to steal my change, let me know.


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My cycle has finally begun!!! Tomorrow is my first ultrasound and bloodwork day. I am really glad it is on a Sunday so after getting up at 5 am to go to the RE’s office we can go home and go back to sleep. Tomorrow will also be my first follistim shot. I am a little nervous about it. Seems funny that for someone who draws blood all the time to be worried about it, but I don’t want to do it wrong. Too much relies on this.

We had dinner Wednesday night with a couple of good friends of ours. It was a great time. We talked about babies and families and how we were all happy to be settling down and out of the drama of the dating world.

Last night we got to see our niece and nephew who were up from Georgia. We only see them one to two times a year ( we wish it was much more) I can’t believe how big they are. They are now 8 years old, when I first met them they were three. Time files so fast. I need to remember that when we have our baby, to enjoy the time because they are only little once.

Scoop and I took the kids out for ice cream. Morgan had found reindeer antlers in my mother in laws car. When we got to the ice cream store she put them on my head. I am so used to wearing headbands, I forgot all about them.  So there I was,sitting on the curb with the kids, eating icecream with antlers on. I kept getting odd looks from these other people and I STILL thought nothing about it. I didn’t realize until I went to get back into the car and hit them on the doorframe.  Guess thats what makes me a good aunt.

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