Friday, November 29, 2013

BEST...THANKSGIVING...EVER

SO much to be thankful for this year... We are just enjoying the holidays before we get back on this crazy roller coaster. This year we are focused on what we ALREADY have, instead of what we hope to have. This is what we have to be thankful for:
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Sunday, November 24, 2013

FET 2013 Update

So sorry I haven't updated! Things got CRAZY when we went to TX. Family illnesses, family drama and lots of other things.. Anyway, our FET DID attempt to take, but sadly it ended in a chemical pregnancy. I have been in contact with my clinic and we have a new game plan that I am comfortable with. We will try again 2014 so everyone can enjoy the holidays without being in the midst of a cycle.

I have a few posts swirling around in my head, but I need to organize my thoughts so i can explain the TX trip properly.. I will say the time we spent with Christy and Toby and our nieces and nephews was AWESOME! The few friends I got to see was much needed time well spent as well, but majority of the trip was SUPER STRESSFUL due to in-law drama.. Details to come..

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Happy 1st Birthday Greyson!

One year ago today, we were so excited and nervous and deliriously tired from not sleeping the night before, in anticipation or meeting our son. A screaming little red head came in to our lives and changed our world forever! You are one of THE BEST things that has ever happened to us. It's crazy how much we love you little one.. A 1 year old, you are 31" tall (half your Mommy's size already!!) and 20lbs. You can say SO many words like "NO!" "WOW" and "WHOA!" a few of your favorites. You LOVE to eat anything we give you and you have a new found love for chocolate milk. Daddy is introducing you to his favorite (strawberry) really soon and I am sure you are going to love that too. You love fruits and veggies and meat! You are a total foodie and I love that. You have the BEST laugh EVER. You totally make everyone crack up when you do. I could go on and on all day about how awesome you are, but I will let a few pictures do that talking for me!






Happy Birthday Greyson Kane! Mommy and Daddy love you to the moon and back!
 

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

FET 2013 A Sibling Journey

Our frozen embryo transfer was this morning! I was SO worried about my embryos surviving the thaw, but I need not have worried. The clinic thawed one straw that had our 5BB and 4BB embryo in it and they thawed beautifully! The RE said they were approximately 80% re-expanded and they performed assisted hatching on them both to aid them in breaking out of the zona. The RE explained that they were very good due to the fact that the zona was already very thin and the embryo was intact after thawing.

We got to the clinic a little bit early and we were able to bring Greyson inside to see everyone again which was really nice. I made sure to be extra sensitive regarding bringing him so had hubby wait downstairs until me and Christy could check it out and see how many patients were inside. We got there at a good time and there were no patients in the waiting room so we could sneak on in. We let him see the embryologists and nurses and even the two REs that helped in getting him here! 

We got situated in the patient room and waited for the Dr. We got our picture of our embryos and waited for our RE. The transfer was super quick and then the customary 30 minute wait. We joked around during the transfer and after while we waited for the time to be up. Afterwards we went to lunch and were able to meet up with Krystal It's ALWAYS awesome to talk to her, but even more amazing to meet up with her again! We always laugh and have a great time, I just wish it was longer, BUT I will take what I can get!

Now we are relaxing in the hotel and have Christy resting and waiting on her hand and foot. We will be POAS in a few days and beta is in 9 days! SO stay tuned, we will be posting pics of course!

Now what you all really wanna see,

The embryo pictures!



Next up? POAS Chronicles! Please send some sticky vibes and baby dust our way!

Until next time!




Sunday, November 3, 2013

FET 2013 Lining Check Update

Christy's lining check went great!! Measured 15.3mm with the triple stripe pattern we all pray to be present! Transfer is a go for Wednesday! !! Hoping we get beautiful thaw results and a grwat transfer. Will update y'all after. I'm posting from my phone so these will be short and sweet!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Here We Go!

When this post goes live, I will be on the road to TEXAS! We are doing an FET (frozen embryo transfer) in hopes of giving Greyson a brother or sister! Things have been moving along since September, with getting contracts updated and doing consults and baseline appts with the RE. Meds have already been started for Christy our sis-in-law and she has her lining check TODAY! If all looks good our embryo transfer is scheduled for WEDNESDAY! We still have a few hurdles to get over (lining check- please send up some good vibes that everything looks OK!) and then the embryo thaw (please, please let them survive the thaw!) but I am hopeful that we will have a great transfer!

Very excited to see our family again and to meet up with a few friends during our stay! We are NOT going public on FB so if we are FB friends PLEASE do not mention this on my page. We plan on making an announcement if it works sometime around 12 weeks like we did last time.. I have wanted to go "public" to you guys for a long time, but we wanted to make sure everything was going to fall in to place first. I will update during our stay in TX and OF COURSE post POAS pics!! OK everyone, time to send out those sticky vibes and babydust, we are back on this rollercoaster!!!


Next update will be from Texas!!

 

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