April 29, 2009

6 more days ... and counting.

Time flys, but I'm not having much fun, really. Can you believe it's already been a month since my last scan?

I go in on May 5th for my next ultrasound and I'm eager to see what this "little" booger has done. I have a feeling it's smaller or gone. I think my hormones are starting to regulate, due to the appearance of my temps. They are no longer erratic and mountain like. I did get AF. I think that's also a sign of regulation. I'm no longer experiencing soreness on my right side.

I just have a feeling we're going in the right direction.

I still believe I'll need some help, so I'm contemplating a very small dose of the Clomid (25 mg) and/or the Metformin. I hope to talk to the doctor about these options next week.

I just want to ovulate. Is that too much to ask?

April 26, 2009

We're packing!!!!

Can you believe it?? In our current one bedroom, 700 square feet apartment, there is NO room to store towers of boxes, so we've had to find some clever places to place them, so we're not tripping on boxes for the next few weeks. 

Yeah, it may be a little early to be packing, but if you know me by now, you know I'm a planner!! I consider us "very experienced movers". We have it figured out to a science. I do my best to clean and organize everything before I start packing boxes to ensure all items inside a box are related and go in the same place. Once they are unpacked, they are ready to be put where they belong (which is marked on the box!) and ready to be used! It doesn't always happen like this but I do my very best! The last few boxes we pack the day before the big move day end up being miscellaneous thrown together boxes. We usually move everything in one day, and I mean EVERYTHING! We're not slow, "a little bit at a time" movers. We like to get it over with in one day!

We're hoping to move in the weekend of May 30th or June 6th. It all depends on when we get the keys. We may get the keys EARLY, and I'm so excited! We weren't suuposed to get the keys until June 1st, but the owner is going to let us have the keys the weekend of May 16th or the 23rd!  Wahoo!!  Hoping the 16th, because this gives us more time to paint!! Yes! The owner is allowing us to paint! I've chosen this color. It's called Raffia Cream by Behr! 

The house currently has a yellow in the living room, a blue in the bathroom, dark grey in the guest bedroom and dark green in the study. I'm not too happy with any of the colors, so we'll just paint everything a nuetral color that will hopefully match everything!! 

April 23, 2009

I’m so proud of my body!

Since May 2008 (nearly one whole year), my body hasn’t has a “normal” period on its own. I have always had to take Prometrium/Provera to bring on a bleed. I’ve also had one cycle with Clomid where I did indeed ovulate, which ended in a BFN. This cycle has been unmedicated due to the cyst. I haven’t taken any Clomid in 2 months. On CD40, I was thinking “Here we go again!”. Another LONG cycle is in my near future. I was discouraged on the chance of O’ing due to the cyst, but AF arrived on her own this time!! I’m so proud!

I’m about 95% I didn’t O this cycle, so this is annovulatory bleeding, but I’m grateful. I think this is a good sign, right? My hormones actually did something right to bring on AF on its own?

My next appointment to check on the cyst is May 5th and coincidently that is CD14, the exact day they would do a normal scan to check on follicles! It would be a miracle if my cyst was gone (or I’d be ok with a tiny cyst too) and I had a good follicle! I’m wondering if they’d give me the trigger to release the egg! I don’t want to get ahead of myself, but I’m trying to have a positive outlook!

April 19, 2009


We found out Friday night that we were approved for the house! This weekend has been so busy that I haven’t even had time to get excited about! My In-Laws have already asked when they can come up and stay the weekend! YAY!!

So let me introduce you to the place we will call home very soon!

- 1920 square feet
- 3 bedrooms, 2 bath
- Office w/ French Doors
- Formal Dining Room

The master bath has a separate shower and garden tub with a HUGE walk-in closet! A Black side by side Frigidaire Refrigerator is included. The home has an 8-ft privacy fence, large backyard patio and most importantly a backyard for our dogs!!

The house is everything we wanted and are truly blessed to have found such a great place. We would have paid at least $1300/month for this kind of house, but got a great deal at only $1200/month! And we’re paying $500 less than we anticipated in pet and security deposits, so we’ll have extra cash to find a washer and dryer! Wahoo!!

It looks like the owner is going to allow us to paint some of the walls, so we’ll sign the lease a little earlier than originally planned. We have our apartment will June 15th, but will sign the lease for the rental home as of June 1st. That will give us some time to paint, move in and get our apartment all cleaned and ready to turn over.

Finally something actually goes our way!!

In TTC news – Not much. It’s CD 40 (I think). I’m not charting, but need to. I have been pretty sore around my cyst, but I have been pretty active lately. I’ve stayed away from working out since they’ve found the cyst and partnered with not eating right has brought 10 extra pounds onto my backside. I’m returning to the gym this week. I’ve got to. I’ll just take it easy and see how my body responds.

April 12, 2009

New Home

I’ve been known to act on things way before necessary. What can I say, I’m a planner. I plan way ahead than I’m supposed to. Oh well. Just call me organized and overly prepared!

Our lease is up in 2 months and we are 110% positive we’ll be moving from our very cozy 1 bedroom apartment into a rental home. We’ve rented a home before and we miss it very much.

Unfortunately, I have some restrictions with our next home. It must have a Formal Dining Room AND room for a dedicated office space. One is a need (the office) and one is a want (the dining). Our families are large and very close, so I’m hoping to utilize the formal dining for Thanksgiving AND Christmas this year. We will also need a Guest Room. So all in all, we are looking for a 3 bedroom home, with a separate study (or formal living to use as an office), and a formal dining. We’re hoping to find a home with at least 1700 sq ft and a 2 car garage.

Last week, I was snooping on craigslist and found the perfect home! Everything we were looking for, but it was over our budget at $1300/month. It was P-E-R-F-E-C-T, but I had to pass it up, because of the high rent. I pouted and never looked back. Today, again I’m snooping, just looking to see what’s available......and I see the listing again, except this time it’s $1200 a month!! Now we’re talking.....I can afford a $100 monthly savings!

Long story short, we ended up talking to the owner today and visiting the property for a viewing! It was beautiful! We’re beginning the application process tomorrow. I don’t want to jinx myself, so I’m saving the details till after we find out if we’re approved. Crossing my fingers....

April 7, 2009

Best Friends Forever

Yes, they are still attached - my right ovary and it's new friend - a 5 cm cyst. Yes, it's decreased in size, which I thank God! The doctor is optimistic it will go away on it's own. It's no longer a questionable Tumor. It's benign and an Ovulatory Cyst. The fact that it's decreasing in size is a very good sign and frankly, I'm very thankful. I am a little upset that it hasn’t disappeared, but I'm grateful for what I've been given and that's a smaller cyst. I go back in another 4 weeks to see what it has done. Please keep praying!

I came home to a beautiful bouquet of flowers. I asked my husband "Why?" and he says "Just Because!" Of course, I wonder if he's been thinking we may receive bad news today and he was trying to cushion the fall. The flowers are beautiful and quite fragrant! I sat down in my office and smelt the fragrance immediately. I thought to myself "Dang, it smells good in here!" - ignoring the fact that it actually smelt good and not the usual bad. It wasn't until I placed a business receipt on one of my shelves and realized someone had moved a stack of books and piled them on my 2008 receipts (waiting to be dealt with). Then I noticed a big bouquet of lilies on the shelf above! It was a beautiful and quite uplifting surprise! :)

April 2, 2009

5 more days

Conceiving our first child has been on my mind a lot lately. It’s not “Baby Fever”. It’s been more of a yearning. I don’t know what triggered it. Maybe it’s that the one week mark past. As of today, I have 5 more days to go until my next ultrasound to check my new cyst.

I have a “feeling” that it’s decreased in size, but honestly, considering I had no pain prior to finding this cyst and I still have no pain, I can say it’s all in my head. I’m hoping so much it’s decreased or gone and I’m convinced in my mind, it has.

Since the news of the cyst emerged, I’ve told our immediate families about TTC. I’ve been extremely grateful with the amount of encouraging words and prayer they all have provided. DH’s Grandmother and Aunt attend the same church and they asked if they could add me to their “prayer list” at their church. I graciously accepted. I appreciate any and all of the prayers from friends, family, and everyone.

After the discovering of the cyst, AF arrived very early on CD12. This cycle I haven’t been charting religiously. I suppose I’ve been discouraged with this cyst. I’m currently on CD23 and unsure if I even ovulated this cycle. My gut says no. If AF hasn’t arrived, I may request blood work at my ultrasound appointment, which will be CD28. I suppose I could test before I go too…