Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Prayers to Oklahoma

Our struggles to have a baby seem so trivial right now in light of the recent events in Oklahoma.

I was able to go home to a roof over our head, food in the fridge, all of our pictures and possessions in tact, and all of our furkids safe inside their home (including outside/feral kitty Myra).

Maybe because I am on facebook now, I see story after story being shared that draws you in emotionally. I sometimes have to ignore my news feed because the stories make me so emotional. The same thing happened with the Boston marathon bombings and the Cleveland kidnapper case.

We wanted to feel like we did something to help out so we sent donations to two different disaster relief groups this morning.

The first donation was sent to Convoy of Hope which provides disaster relief and humanitarian aid around the world. Giving to them is very easy, just text CONVOY to 50555 for a $10 donation. (can be done up to 3 times)

The second group we donated to New Leash on Life helps the animals that have been lost and displaced. This goes beyond just dogs and cats, but they are helping horses, cows, hamsters, bearded dragons etc. that have lost their homes, and working to reunite them with their owners. They are processing donations for the Animal Resource Center in OK, so if you choose to donate to them, specify "tornado response".

Friday, May 17, 2013


My IUI went so smooth yesterday. I had a lot of pain last time, and they had trouble threading the needle through my cervix, but this time it was sooo easy!

I had taken a lortab before hand (with my doctor's permission) and that ended up making me sick even though I took it with food.

I stayed in bed the rest of the afternoon and then we had a birthday dinner with family last night.

Hubby's sperm count last time was 50 million and this time 95 million, so hopefully just 1 can make the trip and do the deed.

I can take a pregnancy test May 30....praying that this cycle is the cycle that sticks.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Not a slave to Capital One Anymore!

It felt good to log into our Capital One account this morning and see the zero balances. From now on, Capital One will be paying us money! (We have a Capital One 360 checking and savings account)

Monday, May 13, 2013

Survived the weekend

I had a really good weekend and survived Mother's Day. Hubby got me a card from all the animals which was very sweet.

This week has started off really well. I decided to pay off the remainder of Capital One #2 this morning. It feels so good to be 2 credit cards lighter. I don't expect JC's financial aid to come through until June so we likely won't make as much progress until then.

I went back to the doctor today for a follicle scan. I have 1 good size and 1 smaller follicle on my left side (the good side) and 1 good size follicle on my right (no tube). I will do one more dose of gonal-f tonight, trigger shot of Ovidrel tomorrow night and insemination Thursday morning.

I am very excited about this!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Capital One is Gone!

Just paid off Capital One #1 today and around $700 on Capital One #2! Happy dance!

Decisions, decisions

We have an extra car right now that we put up for sale this week and it looks like it's going to sell today. We also found out that JC will be receiving some financial aid that wasn't expected, so between those two things, we should be coming into around $5000 in the next few month.

Now we need a plan as to what to do with this money. Our credit cards sit at around $6700, we could pay all of them off except for the 0% interest Care Credit and would not be paying anymore interest to credit cards! That is what I am leaning towards doing.

We also owe around $4500 on JC's vehicle, so we could either pay off all high interest credit cards or JC's car.

What I am afraid of is indulging and whittling this money away until there isn't much left to do anything with.

Wouldn't it be nice to stop paying interest in one swoop!?!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Mother's Day

I think it has to be the worst holiday of the year for me, as I am sure it is for many infertiles. Two years ago I celebrated Mother's Day as a mother-to-be, which was quickly lost in a matter of two weeks.

Last Mother's Day was hard. Christmas is hard too because that was he/she's due date.

I would rather stay in bed all day, but there is family to see, so I can't. I am searching for other ideas online for ways to cope. I would like to plant something, but we don't intend to stay at this house so I don't really want to plant something permanent.

I had been hopeful that maybe this time around I would be pregnant again, but that won't be the case. Our insemination will hopefully be one day next week.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Good news

Had my appt today to check one the cyst and it was gone! Yay! So on to the next cycle.

I will start injections tonight. Hopefully they won't be too bad or have bad side effects.

I have another follow up on Friday to see how I am responding to this dosage. I am waiting on the mail order pharmacy to call me to see how many appendages (I mean how much money) we will be sending them. Hopefully not too much as we do have a 75% discount card.

What a crazy last few weeks it has been. I had a yard sale/fundraiser for an animal rescue group we help out with. We split the profits with them and made $250 each this weekend. Way more successful than I ever imagined but it was a lot of work.

I have been letting the finances slide a lot lately. Oh well. I guess we can start back another day. Will not beat myself up over it.