Thursday, October 24, 2013

Leggo my Eggos

Here is a run down on my Egg Retrieval.


video

We woke up at 0700 to take a couple of pills that are supposed to help with nausea!
We got to the doctor around 0820 and had to fill out a couple papers and what not.
Then I was told to go and sit in an L shaped room. I was told to remove my clothes and put on a gown. I am not modest (Thank You US Army) but the Arab women in there with me, surely were. I felt a bit out of place.
I was the 3rd person up. I was told to tinkle... Then I went into the retrieval room. A man stuck his head thru a window and said, "Amber"... I said, "Yes Sir" I was laying down and then given meds. I also had oxygen or gas over my face. I clearly was having a hard time falling to sleep because everyone was looking at me and waiting. This time I actually got to see the doctor.
I woke up in a LOT of pain. I was moved to my room and Gustavo was there waiting for me. (Thank You Baby!!!) I was having a lot of pain. Gustavo had a nurse come and give me some pain shot. It really didn't help though. I felt like I was going to vomit, and I did. Many times! (I hate Propofol!)
The doctor came and told me that they got 27 eggs! 15 from one ovary and 12 from another!!!
(I think that was a GREAT number!!!) No wonder I was in so much pain! I was given Endometrin to take 3 times a day and Folic Acid as well. (Endometrin is a vaginal tablet!)
I have to take them at 6, 2 and 10! Daily! I am not sure how long I will have to take them!
 I was anxious to leave so I went with Gustavo to give his sample. When I got to that office, I got sick again.
We finally got in the car! Gustavo got me 7 UP and then HOMEWARD bound. We left around 1230.
 I ate some saltine crackers and drank 7 Up! Now I feel a lot better.
If I get pregnant...
Our due date will be 17 JULY 2014
If we get TWINS: 25 JUNE 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Trkk5MFELI
(We did our FIRST VLOG!!!)


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Going out with a bang

Well, I got some good news! We are getting our retrieval tomorrow!!! I didn't know that I was going to have to take all these shots though! Going out with a BANG. (Shots)
 
I had to take 6 vials of Bravelle (3 power/1 water Xs 2) 1 in each thigh and 1 injection of Decapeptyl in my arem at 2130 then I had to get another shot.... (2 powder/1 water) in my Bum! The upper part, I am not going to lie, that was the most painful shot that I have taken! I do not know if it was the PERSON, the NEEDLE or the Meds! But I screamed! I am not sure what is the name of the meds but it was some HCG shot.
I got home around 11 PM. Gustavo is in Dubai... So it sucked having to do it all alone! I like it when he is with me.
So, I have to take a couple of pills in the morning and also take my meds to them (They made me buy the meds before the retreival)
 


 More to follow! I am hoping that Gustavo will fly in tonight, because I really NEED him tomorrow! He will be doing his part!
I hope I do not get sick from the MJ Milk (Propofol) like I did last time!
It is funny because the Dr. said that I look Strong but I am "delicate" and "sensitive" to the medicine! LOL...

Monday, October 21, 2013

More Menopur

I went to the doctor last night. I got my blood drawn and then a "WANDA" scan! I have 16 eggs! Basically, I have 8 eggs in my Left ovary and 8 in my Right as well. The biggest are 14-15mm. She said that is good for my 8th day! The goal is to get them to 18-20mm. I have a bit further to go. So... Now I have to take 5 menopurs/2 water injections.
1) 3 powder/1 water (Injection into one thigh)
2) 2 powder/ 1 water (Injection into the other thigh)
3) Gustavo also gives me an injection at home... To keep my ovaries sleeping
 
 


We go back on Tuesday! I am hoping that they will be big and fat! I do not know if we are going to do the retrieval on Thursday or Saturday... But I do know that it will be this week! And that is exciting. It is taking longer then I expected it would. This is day 34! Not that I did something EVERY day!
I am ready to get everything done! I know that the WORST thing will be waiting to see if I am pregnant! That will be the longest WAIT! With everything that we have coming up, I think that I will be busy enough to keep my mind occupied!
I am already making the vacation calendar! So much to do!

 

Saturday, October 19, 2013

My Very Happy Birthday!

This was the surprise that I got when I got home! It was a great birthday! 
 
 I got a lil emotional reading the card that the kids gave me... (I quickly blamed it on my meds!)
 My yummy Red Velvet cake from CRUMBS!
 
I took a couple of pictures with my family:)
I love having the kids over here with us! I am so blessed and thankful!
Thank You to my kids, husband and Ms. Mary Ann for taking care of me!
I am a spoiled woman!


 
 
 



 












                  I went to Sephora and got some make up!
1.Burgundy Smoky
2. Black Smoky
3. I liked this palet, I have NO idea the name
4. Mascara
5. Gel Make Up remover
I also got the Chanel Rouge Allure
109 Rouge Noir
 I LOVE IT!
The CH as well!
My babies at Cheesecake Factory!
 

My fave dish! It is Chicken Romano (Or something like that)


 My Hubzy got Chicken Enchiladas! They were pretty good!
Me and my Hubzy below! I know that he also ordered me some boots (I saw it on the CC statement!) HAHAHA. I am clever!
I am a BIG 29 now! I cannot believe it! Where has the time gone?

House so far

We are building a house... It has not been an EASY project! It has actually been stressful. I am not sure if it is hard because we are in Kueait and building in Florida... Or if it is just normal while building.
I should be getting weekly updates and photos... But. I don't! I have been using only the Homebuilder Rep and I did not get a realtor.

Here are the pictures that I received a couple of weeks ago!
 I am hoping to get an update soon. We are waiting to see what the shutters, stone accents and all the colors will look like!



Gustavo and I will be going home in November to close on the house. There is so much that still needs to be done!
To help knock out some of the small things. We have been ordering online and we have been sending the packages to my Bestie's (Tina Turner) house. We will send a POD to her house and then have it shipped to our house.
So far we have gotten:
1. The kids' bathroom stuff. (Nautical Theme)
2. Decor for Mimster's bedroom (Black, Pink and White: Paris Theme)
3. Decor for DJ's room (Space-The final frontier!)
4. Small paintings and accents for around the house
5. A fireplace:)
6. We got our bed clothes

I like to try and get the things that we like opposed to having to settle for what the store has. Plus- Buying EVERYTHING at once is a heck of a task!

I am tasking Gustavo to a Honey Do list when we arrive.
I feel awful that we are not taking the kids this time, but... I think that it is better. They just got back from America in August and it was 5k for the tickets! Since we are not going to be in the States very long, We decided that it was best for the kids to stay put. We will be doing a lot of running around and there will not be much for the kids to do.
(No TV, NO video games, No toys, ETC.)
I am so excited to get to the house and start decorating the house!
I have SO many ideas in my head!
I am really excited to see my family at home and I hope that I will be able to see them all!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Will there be more Menopur?

Tonight I will be getting my LAST dose of Menopur. (I hope!) I was directed to have 3 ampules: 1 water for 7 nights.

I am hoping that at my doctor's appt, that my eggs are going to be plenty and 20mm!
I have to get my blood drawn and then a scan.

How am I feeling???
- Emotional
- A bit bitchy
- Bloated
- Hot Flashes
- Soreness (My thighs)
- Head aches
- People piss me off... QUICKLY (Not the kids... Just the adults!)
- Cramping
- Some short SHARP pains in my stomach
- Lower back pain
- Tired

I have NO idea what they will say to me tomorrow. I just hope that it is good news! I hope that my doctor gives me some kind of answers.

Generally when I ask questions... My doctor always says, "Let's get this step done first"
***IT DRIVES ME CRAZY!!!***
I am glad that things are SLOWLY progressing!

Everyone in the house is waiting for this to happen! I already feel pregnant!







 

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Happy Birthday Amo

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMO!!!!!








Today marks a very special day. A day We celebrate the life of my Wonderful Wife. Words cant amount to the extraordinary woman you are. Blogging is something that you have enjoyed doing and learned to love, and when you started a few years ago you always wanted me to get more involve with it. So as I'm sitting here at work and reflecting on how thankful I am to have you by my side I realize that regardless of all the gifts, restaurants and luxuries I can possible give you, its the simple things you find fulfilling. For me to blog with you is something you been asking for a while. I cant Thank You enough for allowing us to grow together and evolve. You are an extraordinary woman who I truly love and admire, I sometimes sit back and just have to admire everything that you have done and continue to do for myself and our family. I really see the She HULK in you. The way you simplify things, organization, analytical skills, I love it all. May God bless you and grant you many more birthday's and blessings over you. I Love You.




















P.S You know this was extremely complicated as I had to write it in Arabic settings. I hope I didnt jack it up.  I will post the Pictures later.




 

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Oh Doctor...

We went to the doctor on the 10th to get our prescription... It was EXPENSIVE. 159.500 KD
(565.48 USD)
 I have to take these for 7 days! I must go to the hospital to get these injections.
Gustavo will not be able to give me these injections... Joy oh Joy! I start these tonight. I will provide follow ons!
I am really feeling LOST in the process. My doctor hasn't given me a protocol... Or a timeline. I have been doing this about a month now. Medicine, hysterscopy, WANDA scans, period, More shots... SILENCE... And then more meds and shots.
I talked to another woman and she said that she went to the doctor and got shots in her stomach for 5 days... And Waaaaaaahhhh La... Egg Retrieval and Transfer... Preggo with Twins. (BOYS)
Even with the stuff that I am reading on the Internet... NOTHING matches the meds that I am given! I asked "Will I have a 3 or 5 day transfer?"... And he has the whole "Inshallah" attitude.
I never really get any answers...
(Woosa, whilst pulling upon my ear)
Practice my patience!!!
It is hard being a PLANNER and not being able to PLAN!

On a happier note!!! I get two days off to spend with my LOVELY family!!!
Seems like all of my teacher friends are off on FANTASTIC holidays! Enjoy EID! Have fun!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

UGG supports PINK

More Breast Cancer Support!!!
These are so cute!
I am not sure if I would be able to wear the loafers!
 It is getting VERY cold! I know that it may only be in the 70's but I get "Chicken Skin" (AKA Goose Bumps) easily!
 
 

 

 
What do you think? I wonder will they have these at the UGG store here in Kuwait
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

My Birthday Ideas 2013

 
 
So- Gustavo keeps asking me what do I want for my birthday...
 
 
He BETTER read the BLOG!
 
 21 Rivoli
 109 Rouge Noir!!!
Lovely FALL lipstick for our CRISP nights!!!
 
Some boots... that look like this!!! (Similar is fine!!!)
 
I would like a LV Passport Cover and/or Make Up Bag...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Monogram print please!
 
 
I would like...
Some scarves...
A nice jacket...
Mascara...
Moscato:)...
Some skinny jeans, jeggings, leggings or a couple of sweaters... Maybe a couple sweater dresses...
Maybe I can find some Summer dresses for sale for NEXT year...
Some VS
And I liked the way that this smelled...
(I think this was it... I mean I get like 16 smelly sticks walking thru the mall! Gotta love Mimi!)
 
 

 
 
CH Eau de Parfum Sublime
But MOSTLY:
I want...
 

 
 
And to have a nice day with my FAMILY!!!
To be with the ONES that I love!!!
 

CH Pink

All the times I have been at The Avenues.... And I have FAILED to see this BEAUTIFUL Creation!
 I do not know if I am a SUCKER... But Anytime I see something with the Breast Cancer Ribbon... I buy it!
The BOTTLE is so nice! I love it! CH makes GREAT perfume, so I am sure this one will be NO less then perfect!
 I have NOT smelled this perfume yet, but I will this weekend! I will report back my findings! (I was NOT able to find this LIMITED EDITION anywhere!)
"Wish aims to bring the concepts of love, hope and solidarity into an inspired product to help the fight against breast cancer."
  • olfactive notes

    Top Note
    Fruity and citric notes for a young carefree touch. Bergamot from Calabria, Lemon)

    Middle Note
    Warm and elegant (Bulgarian rose, Jasmine sambac, Orange blossom, Praliné, Cinnamon)

    Base Note
    Softer notes, warm interiors (Sandalwood, cedarwood, Cashmere, Patchouli, Amber notes, Transparent musk)





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    Monday, October 7, 2013

    Kim and Kanye's Baby Girl

    Finally- A glimpse at NORTH WEST! She is a CUTIE!

    I think that Kim and Kanye did the right thing by releasing photos themselves! The first picture was shown by Kanye... See below
     



    And the second by Kim on Instagram




    I did like that Brad and Angelina donated their FIRST baby pics "MILLIONS" to charity.

     

    Penumbral Lunar Eclipse 2013

    What is a LUNAR ECLIPSE? An eclipse in which the moon appears darkened as it passes into the earth's shadow.

    Basically- The Moon passes BEHIND Earth! The shadow of Earth falls on the Moon!

    We have one coming up October 18, 2013!!!

     I guess Kuwait it will be the 19th! (Around 0250 is when the MAXIMUM effect will take place)
    See Link below for more info!
    Eclipse Info


    DJ is a total SPACE nut! So I will make sure that he gets to see this!

    Friday, October 4, 2013

    Ready.... Break? Huh???

    Anyone who knows me... Knows that I am a planner. I plan EVERYTHING. It gives me a silent type of enjoyment... Stability. I feel like I have SOME control (When I really know I have ZERO!)

    Sometimes I hate that I am the way that I am. Organized... Analytical and Systematic. SMH. I am NOT much fun!

    So, my period came... Right on time... And I went to the doctor. Gave some blood... And then went back a couple of hours later to see the doctor. I knew that I would be getting my BASELINE ultrasound. What I didn't know is that he was measuring my womb. After "Wanda" left.
    (BTW: This is "WANDA")
     




    I felt the "Cervix opener" go in...
     

    Meet MR. Speculum!!!

     Click click (I hate that sound) and then out of NO WHERE... PAIN! I grabbed that wall and the doctor said, "Stay still" (Can I get some FREAKING warning!!!???) What the hell is going on in there!? The pain brought tears to my eyes! First, I felt it on the Left side, then the Right side! It felt like the doctor STUCK needles into my tubes!
    After a minute it was over... And I finally started to breathe. The nurse gave me a tissue... I wasn't sure if I should wipe my face or my "Pocket Book"!!!
    The doctor then gave me some BAD news... EID is coming so we are going to have to DELAY our cycle... Hmmm (I knew this was going to happen!!! I mentioned it to Gustavo weeks ago)

    He told me to STOP taking my injections at home... (I still have 7 left) then he gave me a prescription.... I went and got the meds... Came back upstairs and WOW! I got a shot in my Left buttocks! It burned! So bad! The needle was big and the nurse had to mix the medicine... It was the same meds I have been taking. Just a much LARGER dosage 3.75 mg



    So What is NEXT???
    I have to go back to the doctor NEXT week (the 10th) to get my NEW meds and then on the 12th to get an injection... AND THEN,  I have to see the doctor on the 19th. (That is when he will check to see if my eggs are big enough) Pray for BIG FAT HEALTHY EGGS! (20mm)

    Gustavo is going to Dubai the week that I should be giving my eggs... but I NEED him with me though. As his part will have to be performed on that same day! We will know more about this SOON.

    How am I feeling???
    I must say... I am in pain. Cramps are awful and LOWER back pain. I swear I want to punch Gustavo in the face everytime he gives me an injection... I feel like he doesn't understand the pain that I am in. Sometimes I just start crying for no reason and I am mean! But I have an excuse!

    Make your own BODY Scrub

    Basically- I went into the kitchen... And this is what I found...
    1- Olive Oil
    2- Sugar
    3- Honey
    4- Vanilla
    5- I got Baby Oil from Mary Ann!!!
    From what Mary Ann said, she didn't like the Honey... No problem... I can use that!
    I mixed it all together...
    I liked the way it smelled... It was a slight sweet SMELL... I loved it!
    I put it into the fridge... And then used it in the shower!
     
    With the Winter weather... Skin is getting dry! I love the moisture that was left on my skin after this! I felt soft!
    Gustavo loved it! So I guess I win! Yay! Happy dance!