Showing posts with label baby. Show all posts
Showing posts with label baby. Show all posts

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 

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!

 

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.

 

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!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

September 18th 2013- Hysteroscopy


What a day! I took 2 pills at 0700... And then to the doctor at 0800. Me and Karina sat there until 0830 when they assigned me a room...
***Make sure you shave ANYTIME you are about to go and get a procedure done!*** (I learned that the HARD way this morning... I met a razor with only 2 blades, I didm't know that they still made those!!!) 
The nurse was RUSHING me... Then I get to the surgery floor... And they said that there was a couple of emergencies.... So... Back to my room. I went back around 1115. They had me staged with two other women... They took me first though!:) Once in the operating room... They positioned me on a special bed where the end of the bed comes off. They had me put my legs up around a black pole on each side and then my feet into stirrups. I promise I felt like an ANIMAL at this very moment. Finally they covered me up as I was out in the open for all 20 people in there to see my... "PocketBook"! I looked over to my right side and saw the man who was going to put me to sleep. He gave me Propofol. It looked like Milk! Within 15-30 seconds... I was KNOCKED OUT! I woke up in the recovery room. I was taken back to my room. I looked down at my "PocketBook" and saw that there was Iodine all over down there. So I went to the bathroom to clean myself up. I drank a little bit and then waited for the doctor to come in. Once she did... She gave me medicine (antibiotics to avoid infection) I was given Flagyl 400 mg, Doxycycline 100 mg, Flucozal 150 mg and Warimazol Vag 200 mg (That is a tablet that I have to insert into my "Pocketbook" for 3 days.) 
Karina came and picked me up and we went to grab something to eat. I was about 1330 by then. When she pulled up to my villa, I told her my head hurt and I felt like I would be sick...
Oh My GAWDDD!!! I threw up everything that I ate... AND some. It was so painful! I just kept heaving! Not the best experience! I couldn't stop and my head was killing me! Talking was painful! And I was shaking cold!!! I felt like I was freezing!
I finally fell asleep and then I was up at 1700 to go back to the doctor. I took Mims with me and I didn't have to wait long. Although I know there was a LOT of people that were there before me! (Thank you!!!) I spoke to the doctor. He gave me a prescription for my injections and for folic acid. I asked him what were my statistics of getting pregnant now that he has had a look... He said 60%! I think that is good! As long as it keeps rising!
I got my prescriptions and then came back up to get my first injection. It was not so bad. I have to take one injection for 21 days in my arms. Alternate arms everyday. So I have a LOT of medicine to take for the next week... And then injections. I have to go back after my period starts. The second day of my period, that will be the NEXT STEP!
Thanks Karina!!! I appreciate having our GIRL time and you taking care of me today!!! 
Here are a couple of pictures that I took today!







Friday, September 13, 2013

Guess What? IVF in Kuwait



Gustavo and I have been talking about having another baby since we have been married... We are never together long enough to make it happen though!

I tied my tubes when Mimster was born. I didn't think that I wanted more kids. She was a BIG surprise to me! And what a joy! She keeps us on her toes!
DJ is an easy kid. It doesn't take much to keep him happy!
I love them. They say a Mother's love only multiplies, never divides!

So- Let's start multiplying!

The first step: Get the swimmer's tested!
- I finally got Gustavo to go and spray some babies into a cup! It was very easy... You just walk in, get a cup, pay 23 KD (80.00 USD) Ummm, Release, and then in a couple hours, you have your results! Looks like Gustavo has some GOLD METAL SWIMMERS!!!! YAY!!!

Step Two:
It took me about a week... And a lot of research to decide to go in and see the doctor.
I waited for about an hour to see the doctor. He asked if I knew about IVF and I did. I broke it down the way I understood it... And clearly I was right. Then I met 'WANDA' I had an Ultra-Sound. (INTERNAL) He checked out my Uterus and said, "Looks good"

Okay- Now what?
- Hysteroscopy
- Start injections
- When my period comes, new injections
- Egg Retrival
- Egg Transfer
- Wait 2 weeks...
- Are we pregnant or Not???

Fast Forward a Day:
I got blood drawn. They took two vials to check out my hormones. My doctor said that I should get hysterscopy to check out my womb.
(Hysteroscopy is the inspection of the uterine cavity (or in my case WOMB) by endoscopy with access through the cervix) Basically- They are going to put a camera in my womb to make sure everything is okay in there.
That is a Minor Surgery... So I met with the anesthesiologist. He told me what to be ready for... then they gave me 2 pills to take in the morning of the hysteroscopy.

So I will be going in on the 18th to get that done... And then that night... I will get a class about injectables!

***To save time and money... I will have Gustavo do my injections. Bonding time!!!***

We are so excited! We have already picked names and we are hoping that we will get TWINS!!!

PS- I promise that if I use that cool IVF language, I will also have a break down or cheat sheet! That way you won't be lost like I was!!!

Wish us LUCK!!!

I made a TAB just for our IVF VOYAGE. To keep up with our progress: Click Here

 

Monday, September 10, 2012

Allyana is HERE!!!

Reggie and Amber welcomed their sweet babygirl into the World yesterday!

Birthdate: 09-09-12
Weight: 6 lbs. 7 oz.
Length: 20 in
Here is the Lil Angel!!!!

 Doesn't she look like a little Eskimo Baby?
 She is SO SMALL!
 Mary Ann and Allyana!!!
 Cheeks
 She was being lazy! Open your eyes Pumpkin!
 "Lady- Leave me alone!!!"
 Sleeping
 Amber, Amber and Ally!
 Amber, Amber and Ally AGAIN!
Mommy and Baby!
I went straight from work to see them! I picked up the Nanny and off to the hospital! I made it to the hospital off of my iPhone Map!!! YAY!
Go Amber!
GUSTAVO- You asked me what I want for my Birthday... Can I have one of these? But a BOY!?

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Baby DJ!!!

This was my FAT BOY!!! Now he is grown up! Playing video games! He is in the 2nd grade... :(
Where did the time go?

BORN: Sept 9, 2004 @ 0933
Weight: 10 lbs. 6 oz.
Length: 22 in



 He was born in BLUE eyes!
Aunt Tina and DJ...
I think that he was 3 months here~!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

All About Amber!!!

 Happy Birthday Amber!!! From Gustavo, Amber, Dj and Mimi!
This cake was SO YUMMY!
 Amber and Mimi!
 Dj giving birthday sugar! (Watch out Reggie!)
 Amber Squared
 I was trying to make her laugh!
 9 Months pregnant and completely CUTE! You see her in dem' shoes???


 Happy Happy Birthday!!! Dirty 30!
The Group!!!
 She made these so I wanted to use them!!!
 Happy Birthday! She was SO embarrassed!!!
 Two Ambers in a SQUARE!
 Take a picture Click Click!
I cannot wait to meet this baby!

This is where we ate...
I will have a WHOLE blog post for this place!!!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Look At Landry!!!

I was worried all night as I knew that my Tiner Tot would be POPPING out a baby at any time... When I got home this morning ... I texted before I went to bed... And... I woke up to an email letting me know that LANDRY was in fact in the World! YAY! I fell back asleep and then I woke up to pictures! Gotta love it!
I am so excited to see him! So- Here he is!!!!






Congrats to my bestie and her husband! Landry has two BIG sisters who are going to spoil him!!!