Showing posts with label love. Show all posts
Showing posts with label love. Show all posts

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.

 

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Banegas Babies

I know that I haven't written, but I have been busy! I had the twins at 36 weeks:) They were born healthy!!!
Xander Justice was 6.10 lbs and Xylia Marie was 6.6 lbs. They were both 18 inches long! Pretty good size twins for 1 month early huh? Xylia was having some breathing problems, but I got her after a couple of hours! I did go into pre-term labor once, at 33 weeks but they stopped it, I did get the steroid shots for the twins lungs though... Here they are!!!
 Me getting BIGGGGGG... I was 34 weeks here.
 Xylia and Xander
Xan the Man and CeeCee
 I can't believe I have 4 kids! I love them
Xylia and Xander

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! 

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Welcome 2nd Trimester, I have been expecting you!!!

Being pregnant is NO easy tasking! When I was pregnant with Dj and Mimi… I do not remember feeling so crumby or sick… Perhaps the twins were the reason… I took time to remember all of these symptoms because FRANKLY… Everyone makes pregnancy seem like such a "WONDERFUL" experience! I will tell you how it has been for me without all the FLUFF!
Firstly- Everything was great until… January 24th 2014… That is when my life changed! I could no longer eat CHICKEN! (Seriously, eating chicken made me feel DEATHLY sick!!!)
I went to the doctor when I was about 5 weeks pregnant and complained to my doctor! I explained that I was losing weight and I could not eat anything! He told me it was in my head… (I had to Woosa and try not to cry! I wanted to punch him "in my head" I did!) I got him back though at my next appt! I told him I was still sick and it wasn't in my head. He asked, "Where is it then?" I said, "In my belly" in my Fat Bastard voice and rubbed my tummy! Well played, I think so! LOL

In the FIRST trimester… All kinds of FUNKY things are going on. You are farting and burping like a man… You smell everything! Basically- You are NASTY! At least I was. I was disgusted by myself! And I swear I smelled like grapefruit all of the time:/

My biggest pet peeve at this moment is… People breathing on me! Yuck! The kids have learned not to breathe on me! LOL

Week 1: I am not even technically pregnant at this time, so nothing to report
Week 2: I am not even technically pregnant at this time, so nothing to report
Week 3: I was in the hospital for spotting and Betas! First positive pregnancy test was 14 January 2014

Week 4: My first U/S was done! There was ONE sac and "A dot that could be something"… She was kind enough to circle the TINY sac!

Week 5: Morning Sickness is here… No- You do not like ANY food Amber! And if you try to eat it, You will pay! That was how my body was treating me! :(

Week 6: I was getting ready to fly America and went to the doctor before the flight… As soon as she started the U/S you could see TWO tiny sacs!!! And we heard 2 heartbeats! Gustavo's face was priceless and I basically screamed! Everyone in the waiting room knew we were having twins! The flight was HORRIBLE and I got sick several times. One of Gustavo's boss's was on the flight and taking care of me… (EMBARRASSING!)

Week 7: I went to the ER in America… Waited for hours but finally got some medicine to relieve the AWFUL morning sickness! My HCG was 191,000! That is a HUGE amount!

Week 8: I was still sick but found a lot of joy in eating cereal! It was what made my hunger pains go away. I would wake up in the middle of the night and eat a bowl of cereal! Chili cheese burritos, I love you American TACO BELL!

Week 9: I was in HONDURAS!!! My morning sickness is all day sickness and much worse at night. I found that eating a lil bit at a time was helpful… But then it was hard to always eat! Shortness of breath too!

Week 10: I was tired, constipated (TMI) and still had nausea! GAS! I ate a WHOLE jar of Dill Spear pickles...

Week 11: Vomiting, Indigestion, Gas, Nausea, All day TIRED! I swear I felt my babies move… It was NOT gas!

Week 12: Lower back pain, tired, emotional, crampy (Not sure if this is a word, if not… I invented it RIGHT now! It feels like period cramps!) , sleeplessness at night, and round ligament pain! It is NOT easier having to deal with all of this SO early! I am hoping that I will find relief soon. Sometimes I get jittery, which I think means that I need sugar. I can't be out too long or I will feel like I will pass out!

I will keep track of my symptoms the best I can… It is hard to remember to do anything! LOL
I am still not showing AT ALL… I have actually lost weight… So let's see what the 2nd trimester has in store for us!!!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Banegas Babies

I have not blogged in a LONG time! I have a great excuse though!
We are pregnant!

We are having TWINS!

I will tell you that SO FAR this pregnancy has been very difficult! I have been SUPER sick! But… The babies are doing fine!

There is a picture of our Banegas Bundles!!!
I am thinking about blogging this adventure… But I am not too sure yet! I know I miss blogging and I have to do something because if not… I will go CRAZY! This is the BIGGEST thing going on in my life! The kids are excited!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

P2BK 2014 ***SAND VILLAGE***

I thought that today was the day! The day that the Sand village is open! I could not go… But Gustavo took the kids… Guess what… IT OPENS ON THE 30th! Jan 30th… I thought about all the rain that we have been getting and thought that it would be delayed!
They did have a good time there though… I will make sure that they go AGAIN!
Here are some pictures that they took of the "IN PROGRESS"
I am sure that it is going to be so amazing.

BTW- If you are wondering WHERE to go… It is The Kuwait International Fair (KIF) If you look that up you will be in the right spot!
Gustavo said that a couple of shops were open, the kids played on the playground and ate McDonalds… So I am sure it wasn't a complete fail!

ALSO- I see that the blog 2:48 has a lot of pictures… (I saw it in my BLOG roll!)
Here is a sneak peek video…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doviw5VcFsc&feature=youtu.be

I am SOOOOO excited!

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

Funny LV Story… Not really

Have you ever felt like a complete IDIOT? Here is my story. SMH

I have been going to a lot of functions with the kids lately and I keep noticing that other "MOTHERS" have my LV Neverfull… Not shocking as it is a Classic bag but it does make you wonder… "Do people think that my bag is FAUX?" 

I was Christmas shopping with the kids at The Avenues and my husband showed up and said, "Let's go to the Louis store." I said… "NO, That is a super long walk and I do not need anything from there…"

Well… I saw a bag and it was calling me. "Amber, You need me. Just hold me…" I picked up the bag and OMG… It was PERFECTION!

I asked the lady how much it was and she told me… No biggie. It wasn't much… WAIT, HUH… I look at my Bank account and my eyes crossed… HOLY CRAP! She was talking KD… NOT USD!!!!
 Clearly going to America for a couple weeks MESSED up my whole "Currency" calculator! 

I called my husband because I felt guilty… Maybe it was buyer's remorse… I do not know… He said… You are not taking it back… (GAWD- I love this man)

So- Here is my Christmas gift… And maybe New Years, Valentine's, St. Patty, Easter, Mother's Day… Maybe all my 2014 holidays… LOL. I am going to PURSE REHAB! I know a couple of Kuwait bloggers that should join me… I won't call ya out though!!! The first step is recognizing the problem. :)
Here is: 
Ascot Damier Banegas!!!


The little coin purse came with the wallet… I really thought that  I was getting a deal! 

This purse is AWESOME though! It is BIG and has 3 separate sections! I love love love it! 
You are going to be seeing a lot more of this baby!

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

Donations for the Philippines

As many of the readers to this blog know, We have a Filipina Nanny. She is more like family to us! I always pick on her and say she is the most spoiled nanny in Kuwait.
Our sweet Mary Ann is from Cebu. 
She was able to get ahold of her family members and most importantly her MOTHER! (Maria)
I was checking my email today and I saw that the KLL (Kuwait Little League) is having a bake sale to raise money for the victims of the typhoon.
I spoke to my husband about all the clothes that we have packed up and ready to send to relatives in America... I asked, "Can we donate them?" He said, "Yes Babe" 
I love that he has such a giving heart! It is hard to find good charities here in Kuwait!
If you can, take advantage of this opportunity!
The holiday season is just around the corner! And maybe there is someone else out there (other then me) who does Winter Cleaning! 
(I LOATH CLUTTER)
If you would like to make a monetary donation, Please visit the Philippine Red Cross.
Salamat

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

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!



Thursday, October 24, 2013

Leggo my Eggos

Here is a run down on my Egg Retrieval.



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!