Mom, Mama, Drew and Jack

Mom, Mama, Drew and Jack
the adventures of 2 boys and their moms

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Grow follies, grow

So I went for my blood work and ultrasound today to see how things are going. Everything is looking good. E2 was 263 and I had a 16mm follie on my left and a 10 and an 11 on my right. So, things are moving along quite well. I go back on Friday for another ultrasound and more blood work.

On another note, I ordered the swim team today. We have switched banks and the lady cracked me up when I called. According to her - this guy is "the gold star standard by which she measures all her donors." In our minds, you have to have a name for the swimmers, so we have decided to call him Richard as his profile says he has the facial feature of Richard Gere. My mom thinks that is just great because she loves Richard Gere. Too funny! So, we'll see if this swim team can win the gold medal and get us pregnant this try!

That's it from here!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Back to Reality

One of the best things about being teachers is that we have April Vacation! Even better was the fact that it was absolutely gorgeous here in NH this past week. It was in the 70s and 80s every day! It was a welcome relief after the 100 + inches of snow that we had this winter.

But now it is back to reality - here we sit on Sunday afternoon - vacation is over. It is back to work tomorrow. At least it is raining today, and is supposed to on Monday as well. That makes it a little easier to go back to work.

Not to mention the fact that we have to get up extra early tomorrow morning because I have to have blood work done to check my levels. Let's just hope that they are good and the meds are working nicely. If all goes well, we will hopefully inseminate this weekend.

Please, oh please let this be Lucky #7!

Friday, April 25, 2008

A little video introduction . . .

Ok, so I had a little too much fun this evening learning how to make a video of pictures with music. So, for your viewing pleasure - here it is!

Just a little bit about us . . .

and so it begins . . .

***Updated February 2011 with the rest/more of the infertility journey.***

So, here is the beginning of our blog - it seems that everyone has one these days, so why not jump on the bandwagon! OK - a little bit about us: We are Carrie and MJ - 2 girls crazy in love with each other. We have 2 dogs and 2 cats, the only thing we are missing is a baby (or 2). We have been trying for 2 years now to get pregnant and here is the short version of what has happened:

May 2006 - Try #1 with Clomid - BFN
Doctor decides to try Metformin and suggests a 3 month break

September 2006 - Try #2 - cycle is cancelled due to poor response to Clomid

November 2006 - Try #3 - Now for the big guns - injectibles
Tank failed, so swim team is dead on insemination day

March 2007 - Try #4 with injectibles - BFN

May 2007 - Try #5 with injectibles - BFN

Summer 2007 Break

September 2007 - Try #6 with injectibles - BFN

April 2008 - after a VERY long break -Try #7 - on injectibles BFN

June 2008 Try #8 with injectibles BFN

October 2008 Try #9 with injectibles - BFN

November/December 2008 Break due to travel for Holidays

January 2009 Sent for information to become foster parents.

February/March 2009 - 21 hours of Foster Parent Training completed.

February/March 2009 Try #10 with injectibles HPT=BFP!!!!
Beta #1 = 80
Beta #2 = 400
Beta #3 = 1300
Beta #4 = 5192

April 20, 2009 First ultrasound - ONE perfect baby - heartbeat nice and strong at 145 bpm

April 27, 2009 We have lost our Chicklet - there was no heartbeat today - miscarriage at 9 weeks

August 2009 Try #11 with injectibles - first cycle back after miscarriage
Cycle cancelled due to poor response to meds - system too suppressed form birth control right after D & C

September 2009 Try #11B with injectibles - BFN

November 2009 Try #12 with injectibles - the bittersweet cycle - insem will be within days of when Chicklet was due....BFN

February 2010 after a 50 day cycle Try #13 with injectibles - our only chance to have a 2010 baby  HPT = BFP!!!
     Beta #1 11dpo - 25   Progesterone 15
     Beta #2 15dpo - 161 Progesterone 22

March 22, 2010   Ultrasound@ 7 Weeks - one perfect baby - HB 154 BPM
April 5, 2010  Ultrasound @ 9 Weeks - HB 160 BPM

April 26, 2010  Today's Facebook status:

4 years, 14 cycles, 11 IUI's, tens of thousands of dollars, countless needle sticks, 2 positives, 1 miscarriage - and we finally have a keeper!!! Introducing Cupid - coming to meet us in early November.

September 26, 2010 BABY SHOWER!!!

October 14, 2010 Surprise baby shower at work!

October 22, 2010 Last day of work until Feb 28, 2011!

November 4, 2010 - Induction begins.

November 5, 2010 Drew Richard is born at 1:01 PM weighing 6 lb. 12 oz and 20 1/2 inches long.