Sunday, March 11, 2012

Prepping for FET #3 and New home!

Well yet again it's been a while since I have written. I'm not really sure how to sum up the last few month's.

At work I have TONS of pregnant co workers. It seems as though there are always pregnant woman.  I also work in the FMLA department so I process FMLA stuff. After my miscarriage all the pregnancy FMLA forms for people due in April started coming in. (my due date was 4/21/12) That was tough. After that I got used to that I found out 3 of my co workers are also due in April. That took a bit of getting used to as well. I'm ok with it now. However the closer it gets to my due date the harder things have become. I had another friend announce her pregnancy (she is about 20 weeks along and no one knew lol). I'm happy for her but it opened up the flood gates for me. My due date is nearly a month away and I've been having all kind of mixed feelings. Instead of preparing for motherhood I'm preparing for my 3rd and final FET. This will be IVF cycle #9.

Yesterday I spent some time setting up the nursery...I think I mentioned that my husband and I got a new home. I didn't put the crib together but I put everything else where I wanted it. I felt much better after...not sure why. Then I spent some time looking at pictures of the baby we adopted that was taken back from us. Again I'm not sure why I did this but I do find myself doing this from time to time. I guess it's because I really really enjoyed motherhood. I am SOOOOOOO ready to be a mom.

Speaking of our new home here are some pictures!


Shed in the back yard


The wall color looks odd in this picture

We call this the Den
This was taken before we moved in so it's not our stuff. You can see how the "den" opens up into the kitchen

view from the living room
Living room. Again not our stuff.

This is the spare room above the garage. It's HUGE

Dining room

Master bedroom. We each have our own closet! Mine is the HUGE walk in closet in the picture :)

Pictures not included are my husbands office, my sewing room and the nursery. Jon and I love having our own "rooms". The yard is 1.01. acres. Not all of it is cleared. Part of it is woods. We are right off a cul de sac but very private so it's perfect. So far we have seen 6 deer and one HUGE fox in our yard. Needless to say my vegetable garden will have tall deer fencing around it this year.

Currently I'm on lupron depot for my 3rd and final FET. Have I told you how much I HATE this drug? It messes with my mood big time. I'll be fine one second and freaking out the next because of something small (and I mean small). My husband and I can laugh at it now. We have called my "alternate personality" Jessica. After the girl in Hero's that had 2 sides (anyone that has seen the show will understand). it's a joke now between my husband and our close friends. Better to laugh at myself then be miserable right?

And of course the hot flashes come at night. Always at night. I'm freezing one second and feel like I'm on fire the next. It also makes my headaches worse and makes me feel tired constantly.

Well I think that's enough of an update for now. My baseline is on 3/19 and if all goes well my embryo transfer will be on 4/3. We fly to CA on 4/2 and fly home on 4/6. (we are making it into another vacation!) I can't WAIT to go to CA with my hubby again!


Flower said...

I just love your house...that is my dream very jealous :)

Looking forward to your cycle and praying that you get your take home baby. Your road is, hopefully, about to come to a happy ending :)

B said...

Hi Amy - I wanted to check in on you. So glad to hear you are finding hope again.

You are in my prayers for cycle #9. Heaven only knows that if anyone deserves anything - it's you and your husband. Have fun on your IVF vacation. We had one of those too and they're fun...sort of :).

Best of luck and bucket loads of baby dust do you.