Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Mr. 5800

I've had quite a few questions from people about our donor.  I thought I'd share some info about hims, since he played such a big part in this.  So, here are the facts: Mr. 5800 is average height and weight with curly brown hair and blue eyes.  He has an interesting ethnic background; he is half Hungarian/Israeli and half Polish/Russian/Israeli.  Who knows what this kid is going to look like! He seems pretty smart, at least on paper. He has high SAT scores, and has a degree in Economics and International Business.  Mr. 5800 is also pretty active and athletic. One of the most important things to me is that there aren't any major medical problems in his family. Well, there you have him in a nutshell.  Thanks for helping us have a family Mr. 5800!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

I can't believe it

I really can't believe it, but it's true; I'm pregnant! It's very early in the game. My insemination was on December 6th, but 2 home tests and 2 blood tests say I am.  I'm still a little cautious with it being so early, but I'm very excited! The last few days I have been extremely tired which I've been told is normal.  My first ultrasound is on January 7th. I don't even know what else to say. I think I'm still in shock!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Please excuse me while I whine for a moment

So, I'm finally feeling better after having the plague for a week and a half. Yet, I have this intense feeling of sadness.  I'm in the middle of my 2 week wait and I think I'm feeling a little PMS.  I've been pretty neutral about IUI#3 up until this point, but now, really feel like it didn't work.  I don't know why I feel this way, but I do.  Maybe it's my body preparing me for the disappointment? I'm not sure. I don't have the motivation to do anything Christmasy or put up our tree.  We aren't buying presents for each other this year, because we're saving for any future IUI's or the possible IVF's.  I just feel SAD.  It would be the greatest Christmas gift ever if it worked, but it will also be a bad one if it didn't. I wish I didn't feel like this. Maybe I've been in the house too long and away from civilization? I really hope so...

Saturday, December 4, 2010


So I'm done with the Femara and have moved on to the OPK (ovulation predictor kit).  It is cycle day  11 and I'm anxiously awaiting to see that smiley face on the digital reader!  Because I worry too much and over think everything, I've been starting to doubt these overpriced OPK's. Are they truly accurate? Did I get a broken kit? Will I miss my LH surge and have to wait until the next cycle? I know I've read that a lot of you other infertile gals get an ultrasound to make sure there's an egg there waiting, right? Why hasn't my RE never done this?  Sometimes I think they're just out to get our money.  I know I need to stop stressing and relax because worrying will not help any.  Can anyone put my mind at ease? I am so paranoid...