Friday, April 30, 2010

wedding plans

We have officially set a date for our wedding. It will be June 19 at our home in our backyard. We are very excited. Ever since returning from vacation we have been planning for it. We have officially booked our JP which has already written our ceremony for us to view and critique, picked out and purchased our rings, ordered chairs, bought tables, and started to purchase items to decorate our pergola with so it will be beautiful for us to be wed under. We of course have also did our invites and have gotten a good return on our RSVP's around 40 people so far and we have set up our registry, and purchased clothing to I am tired just from typing it all. Next week we have to purchase our license and start making our table centerpiece's for which we have purchased glass vases and will use sea shells, candles and sand. Oh and we have already booked our catering. We have many more things to do but it is all shaping up nicely.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

starting again

Well we have officially started our ttc process again. I have to say it feels good to be starting again. We went last Wed for all of our blood work to start the IVF process...yes when I say we I mean J too. She had to have the standard test too ( HIV, Hepatitis etc) it is required by our Ivf clinic, whatever we humored them. Anyway they drew 12 vials of blood from me my god I don't think I have ever given that much blood. They also did another u/s just to check things out again. On Friday the clinic called to say that my estrogen level was too high (99) to start the clomid challenge test and they prescribed me provera to take for 7 days so that we could induce another menstrual cycle and hopefully my level would be down in order to start the CCT again to submit to the insurance company.
Today I went for a sonohysterogram. What fun that was. First of all she could not view my cervix well with the huge speculum she had so she kept moving it all around then she removed it and tried a smaller one then the first one again then the smaller and finally she found my cervix then she put the catheter in and inflated the balloon which induced major cramping and the were finally able to see my uterus but not well so the u/s tech told the NP to pull the catheter back a little so she could get a better view but she accidentally pulled it all the way out and we had to start the process over again from the beginning. Talk about cramping I had it big time but in the end they got really good views and everything was clear.
Tonight is my last night of taking the provera thank god because I have had hot flashes and mood swings like crazy. It has also affected my sleep..I feel very restless at night.
I just keep telling myself all this will be worth it one day when I have a precious baby in my arms. But the things we go through to get there.

Sunday, April 25, 2010


Carriage ride Charleston, SC
Hard Rock Myrtle Beach
J on beach with lots of driftwood
A water fountain for all including our furry friends on the boardwalk Myrtle Beach
It's five o'clock somewhere
Mom and dad at Brookgreen Gardens
Beautiful gardens
Were back from a much needed vacation. We had a wonderful time. It was nice to get out and enjoy sunshine and fresh air. We spent 6 days in Myrtle Beach, SC. We arrived in Alabama on Saturday evening and spent the night at my parents house and headed out early Sunday morning for the 10 hour trip to Myrtle Beach with my mother and father in tow.
We stayed at our time share which turned out to be a very nice place. It was a large 2 bedroom complete with large kitchen, living room, screened porch, and the master suite which of course was ours had a large jetted tub and king bed.
We visited several gardens and plantations, took a riverboat tour, played put put golf, went to the beach, and went to Charleston, SC for a day trip.
Overall it was a nice vacation.