Showing posts with label Amber. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Amber. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Whose my Daddy

Sadly, I have no idea who my father is.
This is something that has always bothered me.
- Where did I get my height?
- Where did I get green eyes?
- Why is my skin fair?

I am often told that I look like my mother except she has dark skin, hair and eyes. My mother has never been too fond of talking about my father. I had to ask her several times in the same conversation to even get his first name... Finally- I know that my father's REAL name is RODNEY.

I was looking at my birth certificate one day and realized that the name on there is two names made as one...
My mother was still legally married when she had me... That means that I got that last name which was "GUSTIN"
The man she was married to was name "Kenneth Gustin" but the father of my youngest sister is David Beckley. The name on my Birth Certificate is "David Gustin"... You see... My mother put the first name of one man and the last name of the other.

I understand that in the 80's people were a bit wreck-less as I have a lot of friends who never knew their fathers as well.

I decided that I would do an Ancestry DNA kit. I ordered it when it was 20% off. So I paid 79.99! When I got the kit, I read the instructions and thought, I can put this much spit easily, then my mouth went dry. Maybe it was anxiety. Who knows! I couldn't wait to get it in the mail and on its way!
You shouldn't eat, drink or smoke 30 minutes prior to spitting!

Fast forward: I received my results. It took 7 weeks. I got the email, logged in and.... To say that I am SHOCKED is an understatement!!! Here are the results...

REGIONAPPROXIMATE AMOUNT

Europe99%

  • Ireland32%
  • Great Britain30%
  • Europe West19%
  • Scandinavia9%
  • Trace Regions
    9%
  • Italy/Greece5%
  • Iberian Peninsula3%
  • Finland/Northwest Russia< 1%

West Asia< 1%

  • Trace Regions
    < 1%
  • Caucasus< 1%


What I think is cool is... They show you matches. Like people who have the same or similar DNA. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO PAY FOR MEMBERSHIP TO SEE THIS!
I have contacted a couple people to see if they could be related on my father's side (Extremely High probability of 1-2 cousins) I have't heard back from anyone yet though.


Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Potty Training Twins

Having twins is definitely harder than I thought that it would be. Each twin has a different personality.
My twins are almost TWO and we have began to potty train. Here are a couple of tips and hopefully they can save you a bit of time and money.

1. Do NOT go out and buy the fancy baby toilet.
I bought this toilet thinking, "The twins love Mickey and awh, it makes a flushing sound" My twins were always taking this toilet apart and now they use it as a stepping stool. 25 dollars... Gone

This is the type for training potty I would recommend.
There are different animals. I think I have a lady bug or something. The twins sometimes sit backwards on it and it works just the same. The only part that you can remove is the tray. 14 dollars, well spent!

This is the cheapest option and very useful as well! (around 8 dollars)

I use this more than anything else, but as you know, with two babies you will need a couple of options because they go into the bathroom together.

2. Is your baby ready to train?
Find out!
- Are they taking off their clothes?
- Do they take off their soiled diaper or appear fussy when wet?
- Do they appear curious when you use the restroom?

When I would change the dirty diaper, I would announce what I found. "Pee Pee or Poo Poo/Ca Ca" After a couple of days, they were also saying pee pee and ca ca.

3. Positive Reinforcement... I do not give treats or candy, I do however clap and cheer and say "Good Boy/Girl" "Big Boy/Girl" Now they are also clapping for themselves.

If they pee in the training potty, pour it into the regular toilet and let them flush the handle. We say "Bye Bye pee pee" I know that may sound weird but trust me, It works!

We also have a little jingle we sing, "Poo Poo in the pot-tay" or Pee pee... Whichever is needed for the situation!

You want this task to seem fun.

4. Start tracking when your toddler goes number 2. One of the twins goes in the morning after waking, The other around 10. So try to put them on the potty around those times.

When your toddler wakes, that should be the first stop. 15-30 minutes after juice, try to use the potty. Try again before and after nap.

I hope that these tips help you out! I know that there will be mistakes along the way but hang in there! You got this!!!

***If your child screams bloody murder when on the toilet, they might be scared or they just aren't ready. Try again in a couple of weeks!

GOOD LUCK!!!







Tuesday, April 5, 2016

A whole new meaning to THIRST!!!

No, seriously, I want water all of the time! I am almost done with my 10 day shred! 

I must say that I am hardly hungry and I am drinking more water then EVER before. I find myself with more energy. I am taking the twins to the mall and park… BY MYSELF! (I know, it's crazy!) I decided that I would show a before and after… I will use this after and make another in a couple of months to see results! Summer is coming QUICK!

This is my in July and again in December!


I would also like to talk about another type of thirst… A thirsty MAN! I DO NOT like being hit on when I am with my children… Story is as follows:

I took my 10 year old daughter, her friend and my 1 1/2 year old girl twin to the movies. The movie was late starting so I took my youngest outside to walk around. The movie was starting so I went back in. Before I could get to my seat, a man tapped my elbow. (I thought I lost Fat Mama's shoe) He told me that I looked good… I said thank you and then proceeded to my seat. There were two empty seats to my right… I put my daughter in one of them beside me. The man sat in the next seat… My little daughter starts to scream so I put her on my lap. The man then reached over and introduced himself to me and said, "You really do look great" Mind you… I am with 3 little girls!!! I am wearing regular clothes, no make up… My hair was a mess… I wasn't "seeking" any attention… Back to the story… So I watched the movie, he said a couple of things to me, I ignored him and kept my eyes straight up at the screen. After 5 minutes or so… He left. ISN'T THAT SUPER CREEPY? How rude! I was with children!

And I would also just like to say to the man who hit on me in WAL-MART in front of my 10 year old while he had his two kids…

YES, I did hear you… And I was ignoring you. Thank You for the kind compliment of me killing my pants and no, it wasn't intentional! LOL

Remember that a woman LOVES her kids… Treat her with respect in front of them! 

Rant complete!

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

My First 10 day Shred

After I had the twins, I must admit, I gained a bit of weight. I was about 225 lbs when I was breastfeeding. I lost 25 lbs and then gained a couple back but was a steady 202 lbs.

I plan to go to Vegas with a couple of ladies I know from Tampa in July. We have started a little weight loss competition. The final weigh in will be on July 15th. The winner gets a free dinner! So far I am in the lead, I have lost 5.3 lbs!

I feel like I can't get lower than this 197 lbs! Sadly when I stepped on the scale I was 202 lbs again!!!

So I decided to try this:

10 days of "Balls to the Wall" T30! 

Take your Juice Plus Capsules or Gummies
2 Complete Shakes a Day
Half your bodyweight in ounces of water per day
30-60 minutes of exercise 4x per week
8 full hours of sleep per night
Eat your last meal by 6 pm
Breathing exercises
(DON'T STARVE YOURSELF. Eat if you're hungry!!)

No Gluten
No Dairy
No Caffeine
No Alcohol
No Artificial Preservatives
No Refined Sugar


I am on day one and I feel great! I have been cooking earlier in the day, around 3-4 pm. I had my shake for breakfast which consisted of:
- Chocolate powder
- A handful of almonds
- a tiny bit of coconut oil 
- Rolled oats
- flax meal
- Water

I have Hummus and GF tortilla chips for a snack 

Dinner was amazing!!!



I made teriyaki chicken with multi-grain medley rice!!! SO yummy!

I had another shake around 6 pm! 
- Chocolate powder
- Chocolate Silk Milk
- ice, water
- Flax Meal 

Monday, March 28, 2016

WOW It is 2016 already!

Today I stumbled across my blog and geez… I miss blogging! Chasing twins is a very busy job, but I have to get back to the basics! Doing what I love! I have to be happy to make everyone else happy!

I do not even want to recap the last 4 months of 2015… So moving forward… My New Year has been pretty good! I took the kids to Busch Gardens to celebrate New Years! It was a nice night.

Tomorrow the kids are starting their FSA testing! I pray that they do ok! In the state of Florida, if you fail, You might not be going to your next grade, though they do have a couple of "Just in cases" in place. ***FINGERS CROSSED***

Since I am completely always in MOM MODE… I decided that I would start driving for UBER. So far, I have made some pretty good money and met some interesting people! I will start taking time to write about those "experiences" because I have only driven 5 times, and BOY do I have some stories?!
I will seriously make a tab for that later! 

I will be back! LOL. I will devote some time to this blog again!!!

I hope everyone had an AWESOME Easter! XOXO



Friday, March 13, 2015

No New Friends

Let me tell you about the friends I got! I can really count them on my hands. These are the woman that I most important to me... This is not in any order and I didn't put their real names because the nicknames I gave them are special...

1. Tiner Tot- She is relation... More like a sister. She helped raise me even though she isn't much older than me. She is a Super Woman to me! An inspiration to me. She is selfless and always available. I enjoy talking to her EVERY day. (Known her my whole life)

2. Cathy (Pink n Blue)- I have known her since 5th grade. We evolved together. From sharing lockers and doing hair to clubbing and then to motherhood. I can call her and tell her anything... And not feel bad. She likes her space and I don't mind. (Going on 20 years)

3. Shak- This lady was a co-worker. Everyone expected us to hate each other since we were both so strong minded... But the opposite happened. I spent a lot of time with her in Iraq after work. I haven't seen her in a long time but I sure do miss her and she still holds the title! (Almost 10 years)

4. Moni-  met her on the internet... Not in a freaky way but I was looking to lease an apartment at the complex she worked for. Things fell into place and we became instant friends. (7 years)

5. Yanny- We met when we were pregnant. She was having a boy and I was having Mimi. We were due around the same time. Her brother was my next door neighbor. I talk to her weekly and when we get together, time just flies. I love spending time with her. She is well versed in the Bible and cooking. (10 years)

6. Gabba- She is my newest addition... She is real, she is raw... She is loyal. I like that we are honest with each other. I do not judge her and she doesn't judge me. I can be myself and say crazy things without thinking. I like that.
(Our friendship is 3 years new)

7. My Demanding Dominican!- I used to work with her and do her hair. We always ended up at the same places. It is funny because we are a lot alike but so much different. I think I get to see a side of her that not many other people get to see. She rattles my cage and I rattle hers too. I give it to her straight and she does the same for me. I like that. (6 years)

Now- Understand that none of my friends live too close... So what to do? How do you find quality friends in your 30's? I am still feeling my way around the idea. I will continue trying to figure it out.

Seems like more and more Gustavo is becoming my MVP... He is getting better at being my husband and the man that I need him to be. That is only making me love him again. I guess our life has been a novela but thankfully it's starting to get to the good parts.

 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Amber has been GHOST

Yes, I just spoke of myself in 3rd person... I have not been on the BLOG in a long time. I love love love to blog and I have just let life get in the way. I can't say that things have been good... I can't say that they have been bad either... And that is only because I am trying to be optimistic! I will start writing more soon though!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

22 March 2014 Appointment

I took Mimster to the appointment with me today! I thought that it would be a great way for her to bond with her twin siblings! She is always kissing my belly so… Why not! She was very excited to see them on the screen and could recognize their body parts! Very cute! They told me that the baby on the LEFT is a BOY! This is the baby that is always moving around! The babies keep switching from A to B and B to A… So it is getting harder to keep track! The other baby didn't want to be bothered and even turned it's back to us! Their HBs were strong and steady! The baby boy's HB is 146 and Shy baby is 158!  All in all… A great scan! Maybe we will see the sex next time!

When I saw the doctor, we discussed my weight loss… My Blood Pressure and I told him I think that I might have a UTI! I drink so much water but it is like it is NEVER enough! I was given meds and sent urine to the lab… I will hear the results in a day or two.

My doctor told me that I will be getting a Cervical Cerclage… WHOA, What!? And that I would be staying in the hospital for 3 days! I am REALLY not looking forward to that! It is now more than EVER… time that I start looking for some part time help around the house. NO MORE LIVE INs though!

I will be sure to blog about the experience! I always hate going under! 

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Emergency Response Exercise


 Government of Kuwait Emergency Response Exercise to be held on MARCH 19, 2014!

According to media reports, the Government of Kuwait will conduct an emergency response exercise on Wednesday, March 19 between 8:30 AM and 12:00 PM in the vicinity of Highway 40 and Road 208.  Various emergency response elements will be involved (As noted, this is an exercise.) Emergency vehicles, military aircraft, and emergency siren activations should be expected during this period. 

I think that they are basically telling us this for TWO reasons If you are smart…
1.  Stay away from this area during this time and date 
2. Don't freak out like we are being invaded or be nosey and go and see what is going on! LOL. 

It is sure to be a MESS!


Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year Kuwait 2014

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! 
2014 is here!
I wish everyone a prosperous year! I know that I am excited for the New Year! I plan not to look back at 2013~ Always push forward!

Friday, December 27, 2013

The biggest Sand Village EVER

How awesome!? A huge sand and light display! The biggest SAND VILLAGE EVER!!! I really want to take the kids to this!
After reading an article here: Kuwait Times I wanted to learn more about this!
Remal International Sand and Light Sculpture Festival at P2BK 2014 is scheduled to open January 12, 2014!
(P2BK means Proud to be Kuwaiti)


I will be keeping my EYES open for this! I see several other bloggers have already got the scoop! Just GOOGLE it and I am sure you can find out ALL the info! I know I will be:)

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Ombre the WRONG way!

Dear Desert Girl… 
For your viewing and laughing pleasure!
I have given examples of "Good Ombre and BAD OMBRE!"

I have been going to the same lady to do my hair for a while now… What do you do when you get your hair all messed up? I asked… Do you know how to OMBRE… The answer was yes… But I saw once shed started that… OH SHIT! I am in TROUBLE!
I remember telling her… "I do not want LINES in my head!"
This is what I wanted!
Just a couple examples… I also told her… I want a high-light to frame my face… I thought it was going to look great and this way… I wouldn't have to maintain a dye job when it grows out!




Just looking STUPID...


This is the face that I had to make to keep myself from crying! My hair is F*cking YELLOW

 This was the next day… I hid my face because… That is how bad it was
 I saw that they said to FIX it… To put an ash blond or light ash brown… So- That is what I told her to do.
 It is looking ok wet… Right? 
 Ok… This isn't that bad! 
 I left feeling a little better...
 Little did I know… The curls were a DECOY!
 This is the next day… You cannot tell… But me hair looked greenish or grayish
Not SOOOOO bad… Right?

WRONG!
 This is what it looks like… Like HELL
I was going to get it fixed when I was in America… But I was just too busy! I didn't even do my hair when I was home!

HELP ME!!!

Merry Christmas Kuwait 2013

This is the 3rd Christmas that we have had here in Kuwait! I must say that I think that this one was the best! I love my family so much! I hope that y'all have a great Holiday as well!!!


Thursday, December 19, 2013

Yes, I am back

    Gustavo and I flew home to close on the house! YAY! We did a lot of painting… Almost every room has a color! I think that we accomplished a lot in a small amount of time. A lot of window blinds were put up as well! I think that I am a pro with the drill now.

    We are back home… And happier then ever. We were stuck with a lot of delayed and cancelled flights due to the big winter storm that was happening in the North-East coast. That was a LONG 36 hours! I tell you that!

    I honestly didn't want to leave! I found that being home was comfortable! Our area had EVERYTHING… So close. The drivers were so friendly. Strangely enough, We have Arab neighbors! They were very friendly. The neighborhood was very diverse. I loved that! I am sure that the kids will have plenty of people to play with there.

    My home town is maybe an hour and a half away. I didn't make it to visit as I was very busy running around, plus… People really wanted to see the kids, and since we didn't bring them… They would have been disappointed. My cousin Stephanne and her daughter Danielle did come to visit us though and I was SO happy to see them!!! 

    I have two close friends that live in the area and Gustavo also has people he knows there… So… I think that we will be comfortable on the friend avenue as well. It was cool to just pick up the phone and be able to call my Bestie without thinking about the time difference!

    A lot of people keep asking when we will be home for good. I would love to be able to answer that… I just can't. I want to keep our family together and if living in Kuwait is how it has to happen then… We will be in Kuwait! :)

    It is so close to Christmas and it doesn't really feel like it. I am ready for the NEW YEAR! 

    NEW Beginnings! I am ready to put 2013 in my REAR VIEW mirror as it has been the WORST year of my life!!! My focus this coming year is my FAMILY! That is all!  




Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Increased Traffic Warning


If you have been on 5th ring (I am sure they are on the other rings as well) you probably saw all the flags lining the road and over-pass... Lots of flags from different countries. I told DJ that an Arab Summit was coming... CORRECTION: An Arab-African Summit is coming! See below! Expect worse traffic than usual! 

U.S. Embassy Kuwait
Kuwait City, Kuwait
November 13, 2013

Subject:           Informational Message for U.S. Citizens 8-2013
                        Expected Traffic Conditions During the Arab - African Summit; November 17-21

The Government of Kuwait will host the Arab – African Summit beginning Sunday November 17 and concluding on Thursday, November 21.  The Ministry of the Interior advises that some roads will be closed intermittently throughout the Summit due to the arrival and departure of visiting dignitaries.  The roads will close temporarily without notice while the dignitaries’ motorcades travel between the Kuwait City International Airport and Bayan Palace.

Residents and commuters in the Al-Shuhada, Zahra, and Hateen neighborhoods should expect traffic delays as a result of the intermittent road closures during the Summit.  The U.S. Embassy recommends employees identify alternate travel routes during the Summit to avoid possible traffic delays.
                     
Please stay current with media coverage of local and regional events. U.S. Mission personnel have been advised to continue to practice personal security awareness and we advise the U.S. citizen community to do the same.


Monday, November 11, 2013

My 2WW

2WW= Two Week Wait

Well- To say that this is the hardest of all... Is an UNDERSTATEMENT!!!!

It is pure HELL! Wondering if the embryos implanted or NOT!
You are afraid to sneeze!
I took a lot of pregnancy tests! None of them showed up as POSITIVE so I was pretty sure that I was out!
It became a ritual! Every morning I would take a PG test! I am almost ashamed to say that sometimes, I took two!
Once I started to prepare myself for the WORST case scenario, which is NOT PREGNANT... Time started to fly by! 

FAST FORWARD: I started having a strange mucus on 7 Nov... But I really didn't think much of it because... every where that I read said that CM (Cervical Mucus) was very normal... But I started bleeding a bit the next day. My clinic is closed on Friday so I just tried to take it easy and spent the evening with my husband since it was our Anniversary (Follow on Post pending!)
The next morning... The bleeding was worse, My husband called my clinic and they said that I needed to get into the ER ASAP!
So- I called a TAXI and off to the hospital. When I got there I spoke to the doctor on call and she said that I was 11 days past transfer so she was going to give me a pregnancy test, if it is positive, I will be admitted.
I got my blood took... And I sat in silence for an hour... Just waiting. The LAB advised me that my results were ready. I took my paper with a control number to the desk and they printed my results. I asked, "Is it Yes or No?" They told me that the doctor would be with me soon. Another 10 minutes of waiting.... 
I walked in and the doctor told me that I would be admitted for Pregnancy Support... Wait, Hold on...
I AM PREGNANT??? I was in SHOCK!
She told me that though it was a bit early to test, anything over 6 is pregnant... And I was 19!

I texted my husband and gave him the news.

I got to my room... I got two injections and an IV... I had to continue taking my Endometrim and Folic Acid...

The bleeding didn't stop... They said in 48 hours they would take my blood again to see if my HCG doubled or not.

My husband stayed by my side the whole time! THANK YOU HUBZ! He spent 2 nights in the hospital bed with me!

Fast Forward: 11 Nov 2013... At around 0730 the nurse came and took my blood.
About an hour later 3 doctors and 2 nurses walked into my room.
I was told that my numbers dropped significantly and that I was loosing the baby/babies. She told me that she would discharge me...
The lady was just so FRANK about it... I just said, "Ok"
When they left the room... I burst into tears... 
I couldn't believe it! I was pregnant... Now... I am not.
A Chemical Pregnancy... That is the term for an EARLY miscarriage... Early being, before a heart rate is found. (I was 4 weeks and 4 days)
I dreaded calling Gustavo. I didn't want him to be upset at work... But he was the only person that I had to call... And I did.
How am I feeling?
-I feel like my body betrayed me... Like it expelled our babies... I started wondering what I could have done different... What will we do next? Was I too stressed?

On a positive note, I spoke to my American friend and she did in fact get pregnant too! I am so excited for her! I did not get news from my Kuwaiti friend from my clinic, but I am sure I will tomorrow!

For the people who I did tell and talk to about this... They ask, "What are you going to do now?"
Ummm, We don't know. I have to give my body time to heal and I have to prepare myself mentally as well! We have vacation coming up and we have to close on our house... So, making our baby is on a back burner for the moment! We have a lot of things to take care of.

Gustavo has been the best support EVER and it makes me love him more and more!
Also- Karina... She came and laid in bed with me... Visited with me... Helped with the kids! Gracias 

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Watch Out

I want everyone to understand something... Sometimes... Friends will turn on you. All of your "girl talks" can become ammunition. Conversations you have in confidence get spread to everyone else... and it hurts. Especially when you once held that person with such high regard. It is like having a Pit Bull that turns on you! It hurts and it is unexplainable....

Our Egg Transfer 29 October 2013

 Anxiety hit me around 2 AM. I got up to tinkle and couldn't go to sleep afterwards. So many thoughts were twirling in my head! Gustavo was sleeping soundly beside me and since I knew he was going to work after I got the eggs transferred and settled back home, I didn't wake him.
 My eyes were wide open... I was thinking about the possibility of really having twins... Or even one baby... I had ruled out the possibility of ever having more kids, but... I want more now:)
 DJ and Mimi are growing up very fast! Though I think I might shelter them a bit too much... They are excited to have more brothers/sisters.

 Okay- On to the story. We got to check in around 0845. We signed some papers and paid for the embryo freezing (A whopping 350 KD!!!)  We went to our room and then returned back to the clinic around 0900. They took 3 of us in to the L shaped room. I was happy because one girl was from my last group and then The American was there too! YAY! Someone to talk to while I am waiting!
 We had to put on our gown like before and then... After about 20-30 minutes, I was told to tinkle and then I went into the room. It was dark and I laid down. I saw the Embryologist... He confirmed my name and then left the room. My room was in-between another room and the Lab door! The doctor came in and got everything prepared. It didn't hurt much. It was like a pap smear. He talked to me about the embryos. He said that 11 of the 18 were great blastocysts. So we inserted two and froze 9. He told the nurse, "Load" she then told the lab... After about 2 minutes, the Embryologist came in with a small and long tube. 

The doctor said he was done. I asked him, "How do you know they are both in there?" He said, "I am going to check now" When he returned, he confirmed they were both inside. The nurse then tilted my bed. Head down, legs up and told me to keep my legs bent.
(Breakdown: 27 eggs retrieved, 21 were mature, 18 fertilized... 11 kept growing...)
Now- I want you to understand that it is normal for your numbers to decrease significantly. So, do not worry if this happens to you.
 It was strange because they left the door open so I could hear what was going on in the room beside me! Poor girl, She had to do the procedure 3 times because her embryos were not going out of the tube!
 After about 30 minutes I was moved to a holding area. I remember I looked at the clock and it was 1215. A Kuwaiti lady was there (The same from the L shaped room) so we started talking. She was really so sweet! I was told that I had to stay in the hospital... 3 days! I said, "No Way!" So, I only had to stay until about 7 PM:) I saw the American and the sweet Kuwaiti before I left the hospital! How nice will it be to be pregnant with other people!
 How am I feeling:
Well- I feel ok. I have a little bit of cramping. 
Let the torture of the wait begin!



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!