Monday, April 28, 2008

4-28-08

The appointment today went well besides the fact that I had to get up at 4:30 a.m. I was so tired as I drove over. We got to see the baby today and it was so much bigger than last week. As my Katy said, it looks like a teddy grahm. THe heartbeat was still strong! Next Tuesday is going to be our last Huntsville appointment because they are going to release us. YEA! We thought that we would have to go to Huntsville for the next four weeks. I am still trying to decide which OB in town to use so if you have a suggestion, please let me know.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Another request

Sweet Avery Ann has received her angel wings. She left us and went on to be with our Father at 2:30 this morning. I know that her parents and family need to be showered in prayer. If you can, please add her to your prayer list. She was such a precious child but she had been in a lot of pain the last few months. She is now in Heaven dancing and singing and doing the things that she couldn't do here on Earth. I will sure miss her at Camp SAM.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Please pray for my dear little friend, Avery

As many of you know, I have attending Camp Smile-A-Mile as a counselor for the past 10 years. Camp SAM is a camp for children who have or who have had cancer. It's a precious place and I have made many dear friends. One sweet camper, Avery Ann, needs your prayers. She has taken a turn for the worse and needs prayers. Her parents are soldiers of the Word and they have inspired me through their faith over the past few years. You can visit her page and read more about her......

www.averyann.net

You can also visit the Camp Smile A Mile website at www.campsam.org

Monday, April 21, 2008

We saw the heartbeat!

Well, the title gives it away. We only saw one heartbeat therefore; we are pregnant with one precious child. Seeing the heartbeat on such a tiny thing was amazing. When she said there was one, I could see the worry leave Chad's face. We are so excited and blessed to be expecting our first child. My mom had a dream that it's a girl so we'll have to see. My due date is December 10, which was actually my due date when my mom was pregnant with me. Wierd, huh?

I need to go. The roofers are banging on the roof now. They are all classy gentlemen, I should add. So much for my afternoon nap. I don't know what I am going to do at work tomorrow. I have gotten spoiled this week taking naps.

I'll try to scan the ultrasound pics later and post them.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

It's a wild house!

I am sitting on my couch and there are two plumbers in my laundry room whom both smell like 30 cigaretts and both have a nice crack, I might add...... The chain length fence guy is in the back yard removing the dog pin, the painter is in the kitchen repainting the cabinets that the granite guys stratched up....My husband and in-laws will be here any moment with two truck loads of our junk...soooo, it's a mad house today! My dog is going to have a heart attach and my cat is all but foaming at the mouth.... and I'm sad because it's already WEdnesday and my spring break week is going by too fast!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

We're in the new house!

Well, yesterday was a long day but we spent our first night in our new house last night. We were about to go to sleep around 10 and we remembered that we left my injection medicine at the other house so we had to drive over and get it. We were so tired.

We got a second opinion on our roof situation and we think that it looks better than we originally thought. We think that we can remove the chimney because we will probably never use the wood burning fire place. THe chimney is the source of all of the leaks in the sunroom.

I went to the doctor early yesterday morning for bloodwork. Everything looks great so far!!! My HCG, pregnancy hormone, was 191 when we found out that we were pregnant and this week it rose to 4,429. YEA! My progestrone and estrogen are also staying high. I will go to the doctor to every Monday. This Monday we will get to go find out how many are in there :) and we will see the heartbeats. (hopefully!)

Chad and I are loving this time. Thanks for checking in on us!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Big Day tomorrow!

Well, the first week of pregnancy was wonderful. I enjoyed all of the hugs and smiles that we received. We have so many wonderful friends and we love that everyone is truly happy for us. I go back to the doctor tomorrow for more bloodwork to make sure that my HCG levels have gone up and to check my progestrone. My progestrone typically stays low so Chad has to give me injections of a progestrone oil every night. The needle is really long and it hurts pretty bad, but it's necessary. I am sure that every Sunday will be filled with nerves before my doctor's visits on Monday.

We are also moving tomorrow! We have been working on our new house for a month now. Painting, cleaning, etc. My Aunt Judy, and my mother-in-law, Charlsa, came today to give the house a good scrub. It smells so clean. tHey are actually there now. We are excited about the new house but we have had lots of drama with it. We found out that there is a major roof leak. (The previous owner lied about fixing it.) Someone broke into the storage closet one night and stole my granddad's handtrucks. We have basically redone the kitchen and we ordered granite countertops and we have had a terrible time with those also. The installers basically slammed the granite into everything in their path. They scratched the wood floor, they scratched the newly painted cabinets, and they busted off a door frame. They were a week late being installed and they left razor blades all over the kitchen. Needless to say, Chad was ready to put a for sale sign in the yard a few days ago, but all is well now. The counter tops are in and I must say they are beautiful! The granite company is paying our painter to come back and fix what they messed up so all is well!

I'll let everyone know how the appointment goes tomorrow. It's just bloodwork so it will be quick. I am going to try to get to Huntsville by 7 so I can get home and direct the move! Being pregnant during a move is awesome! You don't have to lift any boxes!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Yes, it's true!

Ok, after going to church I realized that my peeps read by blog so I better get writing! :) Yes, the news is true, Chad and I are expecting! I know that I did not post about our second attempt. One reason is we kept getting discouraging news as we were trying to do another transfer. My lining was too thin, or the office was closed for spring break, etc. We started visting the doctor again over a month ago. We had four frozen embryos that were waiting on us. We planned on transfering two embryos this time, since one did not work for us the first time. The morning you go for the transfer they update you on the progress of the "thawing" of the embryos. We were nervous as we drove to Birmingham because we knew there was a chance that they would not survive. Thankfully, the first two they thawed out survived so we were able to keep the other two frozen for a later transfer. It's really an amazing procedure. You lay on the table and check to make sure you have a full bladder. When the doctor comes in and she gets everything ready, she calls the embryologist (?) to come in the room with the embryos. She comes in with them in the surenge (?) sorry, I can't spell, and they shoot them into your uterus through a catheder. It's amazing and Chad could see it on the screen because they keep the ultrasound thing on my stomach so Dr. HOnea can watch what she is doing on the screen. It's an emotional moment to see those babies floating where they need to be. Our doctor is amazing and she prayed with us after she transfer them because she realizes that at that point, it's ALL in the hands of the Lord. You have to lay on the table for about fifteen minutes and then you are free to go.

The ten day wait is the hardest part of it all. I went in for bloodwork on Monday and they check your HCG levels, progestrone and estrogen. My HCG level was high at 191 so they said that I was, "Very pregnant!" . My progestrone looked good also at 56.6. My progestrone is always low, usually around .4 so that number is amazing for me!

I will still continue injections every night, along with lots of pills. We just pray and need everyone else to continue to pray for the pregnancy. We only had a 20% chance of getting pregnant this time and we are still considered high risk. Please pray that my progestrone levels stay up. We are so excited and we appreciate everyone being excited with us. We know and completly understand that it is very early and things could still go wrong but we are stepping out on faith that the Lord will protect us and our baby (or babies). Thank you for all of the prayers, hugs, and support. Chad and I have felt your love and support throughout the entire ordeal.

I go to the doctor again MOnday for more bloodwork. I will go to the doctor every Monday until they release me to a regular OB. How exciting to go to a regular doctor!!!

Love you all!!!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Psalms 50:15
"I want you to trust me in your times of trouble, so I can rescue you, and you can give me glory."